A look at the headlines right now:

  1. RBI withdraws provision allowing questioning of deposits above Rs 5,000 for KYC-compliant accounts: On Monday, the central bank had announced that old currency note deposits above Rs 5,000 would be restricted to once per account until December 30.
  2. I-T Department raids Tamil Nadu chief secretary’s Chennai home: P Rama Mohana Rao is believed to have close links with Shekhar Reddy, a businessman from whom officials seized money and jewellery earlier this month.
  3. US and Canada ban oil and gas drilling in Atlantic and Arctic oceans’ territorial waters: President-elect Donald Trump will have to contest the move in court if he opts to pursue his campaign promise to expand exploratory projects.
  4. Donations to national parties have reduced by 84% in 2015-2016, BJP got the bulk of them, says report: Contributions have reduced by Rs 528.67 crore since 2014-2015, the Association of Democratic Reforms said.
  5. Police to conduct lie detector tests on missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad’s roommate: Five others, including four who are suspected of beating up the first-year student on October 15, will go through the test.
  6. 17-year-old girl in Delhi shot dead in car, accused and his family on the run: The murder weapon has been found, officials said.
  7. Hong Kong withdraws visa-free facility for Indian travellers: There are concerns that the move has been triggered by China.
  8. GJM chief Bimal Gurung and 17 others surrender before court in Madan Tamang murder case: All of them got bail after they each furnished Rs 10,000 bonds.
  9. Explosion at fireworks market leaves 29 dead, several injured in Mexico: The blast may have been caused because of insufficient security measures, the head of Tultepec emergency services Isidro Sanchez said.
  10. 21 students of government medical college in Kerala’s Manjeri suspended after ragging allegations: Over 40 first-year MBBS pupils alleged that they were stripped naked, compelled to clean toilets at the hostel and forced to drink contaminated water.