A look at the headlines right now:

  1. CBI arrests Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in chit fund scam, party workers attack BJP office: Mamata Banerjee said her party was being targeted for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move.
  2. Supreme Court seeks list of companies with over Rs 500 crore debt: The bench directed the Centre to keep it informed about the steps it intended to take to upgrade the infrastructure of debt recovery tribunals.
  3. Police say they found ‘credible evidence’, register FIR in Bengaluru NYE molestation case: Investigators had obtained footage from 45 CCTV cameras on MG Road, Police Commissioner Praveen Sood said.
  4. Samajwadi Party deadlock continues even after Mulayam Singh meets son Akhilesh Yadav: The two are fighting over the party symbol, a cycle, at the Election Commission.
  5. States could lose Rs 90,000 crore by adopting new tax law, says WB minister at GST Council meet: Regional representatives demanded increased compensation as well as the ability to charge levies on offshore sales, at the latest meeting.
  6. Paytm gets RBI approval to launch payments bank: Founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma said they aim to take financial services to the ‘unserved or underserved Indians’.
  7. Police release photo of suspected Central Asian gunman behind Istanbul nightclub shooting: So far, 16 people have been detained in connection with the New Year’s attack, in which 39 people were killed.
  8. CBI files chargesheet against Teesta Setalvad, Javed Anand over FCRA violation: The agency said the company run by the social activist and her husband had accepted foreign funding without the required clearances.
  9. European Union lifts ban on import of certain vegetables from India: In 2014, restrictions were imposed on the trade of vegetables, including bitter gourd, egg plant, snake gourd and taro leaves.
  10. RBI asks banks to issue 40% of currency to cash-strapped rural areas: The notes being sent right now are not proportionate to the amount required, the central bank said.