A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Jayalalithaa buried next to her mentor MGR in Chennai: Leaders including Narendra Modi paid homage to the Tamil Nadu leader’s mortal remains at Rajaji Hall.
  2. Justice JS Khehar will become the next chief justice of India on January 4: The 44th CJI will be the first Sikh to hold the post.
  3. Sushma Swaraj will undergo kidney transplant at AIIMS this weekend: The external affairs minister, who was placed on dialysis in November, will be given an organ from a living donor not related to her.
  4. German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for burqa ban, says veil must be disallowed ‘wherever legally possible’: The country’s chancellor has faced criticism for her immigration policies by the populist right-wing AfD party.
  5. Tata Group exposed to regulatory violations by ‘individuals prone to impulsive control’, says Cyrus Mistry: A statement issued by the ousted chairperson’s office said he was fighting to protect companies from Ratan Tata, interim head of Tata Sons.
  6. Bernard Cazeneuve named France’s PM after Manuel Valls stepped down to join presidential race: He will head the Socialist government till June 2017 when the legislative elections will be held.
  7. The Lego Groupwill have a British-Indian CEO by December-end: Bali Padda, 60, will replace Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, who oversaw the company’s operations for ten years.
  8. Around Rs 2,000 crore in undisclosed income declared since demonetisation: Finance Ministry: A statement said the I-T Department had impounded more than Rs 130 crore in cash and jewellery since the discontinuation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
  9. Tamil Nadu: Three dead, two attempt suicide after hearing of Jayalalithaa’s death: The AIADMK general secretary for NGO Colony in Coimbatore suffered a stroke when she heard about the leader’s cardiac arrest.
  10. Beyonce gets nine nominations for 59th Grammy Awards: She is the first artist to be nominated in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year.