A look at the headlines right now: ‘

  1. Centre gives black money holders three months to declare undisclosed income: The government has also set up an email account to which citizens can send information on operations of the shadow economy.  
  2. SC refers all demonetisation cases to a constitution bench: The apex court said it did not wish to interfere with the Centre’s decision and barred all high courts from hearing petitions on the currency ban.
  3. Ratan Tata has no plans of stepping down at this point, says company after reports to the contrary: A statement said that a process is being put in place merely to ensure there is a smooth succession at an appropriate time.
  4. M Karunanidhi admitted to hospital for second time in a month after breathing complaints: A statement issued by the Kauvery Hospital said the former chief minister was in stable condition after undergoing a tracheotomy.
  5. Evacuation from Syria’s Aleppo reportedly suspended even as 50,000 civilians remain trapped: Rebel fighters are believed to have refused to transport 400 wounded people simultaneously from two pro-government villages in Idlib province.
  6. Deposits of old notes made in bank accounts of political parties exempt from tax, says Revenue secretary: Regularly filed I-T returns and documented records of their income grant them relief from the restrictions of demonetisation, Hasmukh Adhia said.
  7. India defeat Australia 4-2 in shootout to enter Junior Hockey World Cup final: The semi-final in Lucknow finished 2-2 after regulation time. 
  8. Petrol price hiked by Rs 2.21 a litre, diesel to cost Rs 1.79 more: A surge in the international rates necessitated the increase.
  9. Centre is ‘firebombing honest people’ with demonetisation, says Rahul Gandhi: The initiative will ‘snatch money from the poor and give it to the rich’, the Congress vice president said.
  10. Sacked AIADMK MP moves HC against Sasikala’s nomination as party general secretary: Sasikala Pushpa also demanded a judicial inquiry into Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s death.