A look at the headlines right now:

  1. BSF initiates inquiry after jawan complains of poor quality food at the borders in videos: Constable TB Yadav of the force’s 29th battalion said they only got ‘parantha and tea’ for breakfast and were forced to go hungry at times.
  2. EC issues showcause notice to BJP legislator Sakshi Maharaj for ‘population explosion’ remark: The Election Commission has asked the right-wing leader to reply by January 11.
  3. Indian Olympic Association cancels appointment of Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Chautala as life presidents: IOA President N Ramachandran denied that any resolution to the effect was passed in the Chennai annual general meeting on December 27, 2016.
  4. This Republic Day, Arab soldiers will march in Delhi for the first time: India and the UAE will hold strategic dialogues on January 20 to discuss security, counter-terrorism and intelligence sharing.
  5. US President-elect Donald Trump picks son-in-law as senior White House adviser: Jared Kushner, married to the president-elect’s daughter Ivanka, will divest his holdings in the family business, his lawyer said.
  6. Actors Jackie Shroff and Arjun Rampal join BJP, will campaign for Uttar Pradesh polls: The Bollywood actors will be formally inducted into the party in Delhi today.
  7. Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men’s Player award: United States player Carli Lloyd bagged the same honour in the women’s category.
  8. Garbage piles up in Delhi as more sanitation workers join protest against unpaid salaries: As many as 30,000 North Delhi Municipal Corporation workers will go on an indefinite strike from Tuesday.
  9. Students from Manipur asked for nationality proof to enter Taj Mahal, ASI orders probe: The CISF allegedly told them that they ‘resembled foreigners’, and were trying to pass off as Indians so that they could pay less for entry.
  10. 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.