A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Pakistan International Airlines chairperson says plane that crashed was ‘fit to fly: Investigators have recovered the black box of the crashed PK-661 and will now decipher information to ascertain the cause of the accident.
  2. How was Nagrota attack carried out if demonetisation had cut off terror funding, Opposition MPs ask: At a parliamentary meeting on home affairs, the leaders questioned the Centre’s move and sought details of the level of preparedness to thwart such strikes.
  3. Cyrus Mistry rejected offer to voluntarily step down as Tata Sons chairman, says Ratan Tata: The ousted chairperson was a ‘disruptive influence’ on the working of the group’s firms where he was still the director, he said in a letter to shareholders.
  4. DMK chief M Karunanidhi discharged from Chennai hospital: A statement issued by the Kauvery Hospital said the former chief minister was stable and his condition has improved substantially.
  5. Pakistan denies report that Sartaj Aziz admitted to not having proof against alleged Indian spy: The Foreign Affairs adviser had reportedly said the dossier on Kulbhushan Jadhav only contained ‘statements about his involvement in terror activities’.
  6. Congress, Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter accounts may have been hacked from abroad: The offensive tweets posted from the profiles had been made using IP addresses in five countries, according to data the company shared with the Delhi Police.
  7. In suicide note, man claims Janardhan Reddy laundered Rs 100 crore for daughter’s wedding: He alleged that the mining baron had given a Karnataka Administrative Service officer, for whom he worked, a 20% cut for helping him convert the black money.
  8. Donald Trump is TIME’s Person of the Year 2016: The US president elect ‘found a way to woo white evangelicals by historic margins’, the magazine said.
  9. Tamil Nadu: 77 people have died of grief over Jayalalithaa, says AIADMK: The state’s ruling party said Rs 3 lakh compensation will be given to families of all victims. 
  10. Neither government, nor Speaker running Parliament, LK Advani says in Lok Sabha: His outburst came amid continued protests in the Lower House by Opposition leaders against demonetisation.