A look at the headlines right now:

  1. India win Junior Hockey World Cup title after beating Belgium 2-1 in final: Gurjant Singh and Simranjeet Singh scored early in the first half, while goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya made exceptional saves to hold the opposition back.
  2. Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat named next Army chief, superseding two senior officers: The Centre also selected Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal BS Dhanoa to be the new head of the Indian Air Force.
  3. Election Commission wants a ban on anonymous donations above Rs 2,000 to political parties: The restriction is part of its efforts to crackdown on black money used during elections in the country.
  4. Revenue Secretary says he was misquoted on exemptions for political parties: Hasmukh Adhia had been cited as saying that these outfits would not face income tax scrutiny for deposits made after the currency ban.
  5. Malayalam writer Kamal Chavara arrested for Facebook post allegedly insulting national anthem: The theatre activist was slapped with sedition charges after Yuva Morcha activists filed a complaint against the content.
  6. Let them keep it, says Trump after Beijing agrees to return US drone seized from South China Sea: Beijing also accused the United States of ‘hyping up’ the incident.
  7. Rebels in Syria burn buses meant to evacuate sick and injured refugees: The vehicles were on their way to the villages of Foah and Kefraya in Idlib province.
  8. Curfew imposed, mobile internet suspended in Imphal: The restrictions were implemented as a precaution after a 24-hour bandh against the National Socialist Council of Nagaland paralysed the region.
  9. Middleman in AgustaWestland deal says investigators pressuring him for information against Opposition: James Christian Michel said he was ready to appear before the CBI for questioning if the Red Corner Notice against him was withdrawn.
  10. Indian films will be screened in Pakistan from December 19: The owners of cinema houses said they had stopped showing Indian films, but had not banned them.