A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Akhilesh will be the chief minister after the UP elections, says Mulayam Singh Yadav: The Akhilesh Yadav faction had asked the EC to decide on the Samajwadi Party’s symbol before January 17.
  2. Yahoo not changing identity, will rename part of the company not being sold to Verizon: CEO Marissa Mayer and five other directors will resign from the board after the sale.
  3. BSF initiates inquiry after jawan complains of poor quality food at the borders in videos: Constable TB Yadav said they only get ‘parantha and tea’ for breakfast and are forced to go hungry at times.
  4. Sourav Ganguly receives death threat: He has received a letter, in which he has been asked to stay away from a felicitation programme in Medinipur district, West Bengal, on January 19.
  5. CBSE postpones Class 10 and Class 12 board exams to March 9: The examinations were rescheduled in view of the Assembly elections in five states, which begin from February 4.
  6. In another shake up, Flipkart replaces Binny Bansal with Kalyan Krishnamurthy as CEO: Co-founder Sachin Bansal will continue to remain the executive chairman of the e-commerce company.
  7. Meryl Streep is an overrated actress, a ‘Hillary flunky’, says Donald Trump after Golden Globes jibe: The US president-elect denied ever mocking a disabled reporter after the actor called him out on the act at the awards function.
  8. Pass ordinance to allow jallikattu this Pongal, Tamil Nadu chief minister requests Narendra Modi: In a letter to the prime minister, O Panneerselvam said the ban on the bull-taming sport had ‘caused widespread resentment’ in the state.
  9. Air India ranked world’s third-worst performing airline: Global aviation insights company FlightStats compiles the list every year based on the on-time performance records of international carriers.
  10. May summon Narendra Modi if RBI governor’s reply is unsatisfactory, says PAC chief: KV Thomas, chairperson of the parliament’s Public Accounts Committee, accused the PM of misleading the country with the currency ban move.