A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Soldier who exposed ‘sahayak system’ in Army found dead near Nashik camp: Lance Naik Roy Mathew had featured in a clip that highlighted the prevalent ‘buddy system’ from the British era at the Deolali Cantonment.
  2. Kerala Police name three BJP workers for attacking DYFI activists in Palakkad: A crude bomb had been thrown at the RSS office in Kozhikode in which four party workers were injured.
  3. CBFC is not certifying Malayalam film ‘Ka Bodyscapes‘ for ‘glorifying‘ homosexual relationships: The film also offends Hindu sensibilities and shows Lord Hanuman in ‘poor light as gay‘, the board said.
  4. US Vice President Mike Pence used private email for public business when he was Indiana governor: His AOL account had been hacked in June 2016.
  5. India will have the world’s largest Muslim population by 2050, finds Pew study: Followers of Islam are also expected to exceed the number of Christians by the end of this century.
  6. Kolkata woman finds a dead lizard in her McDonald’s french fries, files an FIR: Priyanka Moitra said the fast food outlet’s branch manager ‘showed a careless attitude’ towards the negligence.
  7. Former Tamil Nadu speaker PH Pandian claims to know who was behind Jayalalithaa’s death: He also raised questions about why CCTV cameras at Apollo Hospital had been removed and who had authorised the former chief minister’s ECMO treatment. 
  8. Tirupati temple got Rs 4 crore in old notes as deposits post demonetisation deadline: The administration of the shrine has written to the Centre and RBI on the matter.
  9. JNU administration orders removal of poster seeking ‘freedom for Kashmir’: The illustration is believed to have been put up by members of the Democratic Students Union, an image of which was later circulated by the ABVP.
  10. Demonetisation will have a positive impact on the Indian economy, says World Bank chief: In an interview to HT, Kristalina Georgieva said that despite the initial hardship, the currency ban promoted a clean and digitised economy in the long run.