A look at the headlines right now:

  1.  Need to intensify action against terrorism, says Vladimir Putin after Russian diplomat’s assassination: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said there was ‘no justification for the targeting of diplomatic personnel and civilians’.
  2. NIA names FBI, US Justice Department as witnesses in Pathankot attack chargesheet: They are likely to provide information on the JeM’s role in the case.
  3. Ruling BJP-Akali Dal alliance wins 21 out of 26 seats in Chandigarh municipal polls: The Congress bagged four seats while one went to an independent candidate.
  4. Nitish Kumar says he will reassess demonetisation after December 30: The Bihar chief minister believes it is not possible for India to become a cashless economy.
  5. Investigators recommend extending search area for Flight MH370 further north: Of the three countries involved, Australia has shot down the recommendation while China and Malaysia are yet to confirm if they will continue to fund the hunt.  
  6. Shooting outside US embassy in Turkey’s Ankara forces shut down of mission offices on Tuesday: The US State Department warned citizens against visiting the embassy area.
  7. Indian Coast Guard detains 26 Pakistani fishermen, seizes five boats off Gujarat coast: The men were reportedly apprehended when they were 10 nautical miles away from shore.
  8. Last-minute seats on Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto get a 10% discount, fewer tatkal tickets: The cheaper fares will be available on vacant berths available after the reservation charts have been made.
  9. Final electoral college polls in US confirm Donald Trump as president-elect with 304 votes: The Republican candidate, who won despite a campaign to persuade electors to defeat him, said he would work hard to ‘be the president of all Americans’.
  10. Chaos in Tripura Assembly as MLA grabs Speaker’s mace, runs around House with security on his tail: The TMC’s Sudip Roy Barman was protesting against RC Debnath’s refusal to hold a discussion on a molestation case involving state minister Naresh Jamatia.