A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Left, DMK and RJD join Congress in boycotting the GST’s midnight launch at Parliament: Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress will also give the event a miss.
  2. US’ six-country travel ban comes into effect: The administration has placed a 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which is 30 days longer for refugees.
  3. CBI says Vijay Mallya had no intention of honouring personal guarantee he’d given IDBI Bank: The agency alleged that using the brand value of Kingfisher Airlines as security for the loan was Mallya’s idea.
  4. People are spreading negative influence in the name of religion, says Manmohan Singh: After Modi’s statement on cow vigilantism, Opposition said words are not enough.
  5. British Prime Minister Theresa May wins confidence vote in Parliament: This vote establishes whether a UK government has the confidence of the House of Commons.
  6. There is no fear or insecurity among minorities, says Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Soon after his remark, a man was killed in Jharkhand for allegedly carrying beef in his van.
  7. China says India should learn from history, referring to the 1962 war: Beijing said there would be no dialogue with New Delhi till Indian troops were withdrawn from what it claimed was Chinese territory in the Sikkim sector.
  8. Indrani Mukerjea files complaint against Byculla jail officials for allegedly assaulting her: A medical examination found that the Sheena Bora murder-accused has injuries on her arms and legs, which seem to have been caused by a blunt object or force.
  9. Iraqi military captures Mosul mosque from Islamic State: Special forces had entered the mosque compound and taken control of the surrounding streets on Thursday, the Iraqi Lieutenant General said.
  10. IndiGo expresses interest in buying stake in Air India: Several companies appear to be wary of taking on the debt-ridden national carried, including Mahindra.