A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Punjab polls: Assume Arvind Kejriwal will be your chief minister, says Manish Sisodia: The party president will uphold all of AAP’s promises regardless of who is chosen to become the CM, the Delhi deputy CM said.
  2. India is the fastest growing major economy in the world, says Narendra Modi: At the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, the prime minister said the country is on the threshold of becoming the world’s largest and most digitised.
  3. At least 30 killed in twin blasts in Kabul, Afghanistan: Around 70 people were injured in the explosions, which were claimed by the Taliban.
  4. Remove hoardings, posters of political leaders from poll-bound states, says Election Commission: The poll panel also said it will hear Samajwadi Party factions in their fight over party symbol on January 13.
  5. Supreme Court asks Centre to act against NGOs that have misappropriated funds: The apex bench said money given by Capart are public funds and must be accounted for.
  6. Centre will take a stand on jallikattu only after SC’s final verdict, says environment minister: The government will also take a call on passing an ordinance to allow the bull-taming sport after the court pronounces its ruling, Anil Madhav Dave said.
  7. Over Rs 3 lakh crore of tax-evaded income deposited during 50-day demonetisation window: An Income-Tax Department official told PTI that the data was being verified and notices would be sent to suspected tax evaders.
  8. La La Land bags 11 Bafta nominations, Arrival, Nocturnal Animals get nine each: The Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone-starrer won seven Golden Globes on Sunday.
  9. Novel on JNU denied reading at Delhi’s World Book Fair, author says no reason was given: Speaking Tiger, the publisher of Up Campus Down Campus, said the National Book Trust withdrew permission hours after scheduling the reading.
  10. Spotify offers Barack Obama a job as their ‘President of Playlists’: CEO Daniel Ek tweeted a job vacancy for a candidate who has had at least ‘eight years experience in running a highly regarded nation’.