A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Demonetisation worse than a natural calamity, has caused great distress to Indians, says Chidambaram: The Congress leader criticised the Centre’s implementation of the move and said it would have a negative impact on the country’s GDP in the long term. 
  2. CBI arrests senior RBI official, two others for allegedly laundering demonetised notes in Bengaluru: Investigators also recovered Rs 16 lakh in new denominations from K Michael and his accomplices.
  3. Cyclone Vardah will reach Karnataka today, south Goa on Wednesday: Ten people have died because of the cyclone so far.
  4. Kiren Rijiju named in Arunachal hydro project scam involving more than Rs 450 crore: Chief Vigilance Officer Satish Verma of Eastern Electric Power Corporation has named the Union Minister in a report pertaining to the Kameng Hydro Electric Project, reported The Indian Express
  5. Six days after plane crash, Pakistan International Airlines chairperson resignsA spokesperson for the company said Azam Saigol had cited personal reasons, but news reports suggested he was pressured to step down.  
  6. Hyderabad twin blasts: NIA court convicts five Indian Mujahideen members: The sentence against IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and four others will be pronounced on December 19.
  7. CBSE asks schools to go cashless from January 1, 2017: The move has been welcomed since many schools already offer digital modes of payment of fees.  
  8. Saudi woman who stepped out without abaya arrested for ‘violations of general morals’: Malak al-Shehri had announced her plan on Twitter, and posted her photos in a jacket and dress on a Riyadh street in November. 
  9. Home ministry renews foreign funding licence of Teesta Setalvad’s NGO: The organisation, Citizen for Justice and Peace, was put under the prior permission category, but the renewed documents do not mention this.
  10. Chinese media says Donald Trump has ‘overestimated the US’ capability of dominating the world’: An editorial in the state-run Global Times said Beijing had a ‘whole raft of tools to fight’ the president-elect’s economic and trade threats.