A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Army will reconstruct Elphinstone foot overbridge by January 31, says CM Devendra Fadnavis: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said this is probably the first time the Army has been tasked with ‘civil work’.
  2. Previous governments ignored Sardar Patel, says Narendra Modi on his 142nd birth anniversary: The prime minister flagged off the ‘Run For Unity’ marathon in New Delhi on the occasion.
  3. Donald Trump’s aides plead not guilty to conspiracy, money laundering charges: Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, surrendered to federal authorities hours after summons.
  4. Academic Partha Chatterjee denies sexual harassment charge, demands removal of name from list: Chatterjee was one of more than 70 male academics accused of sexual harassment according to a list being spread online.
  5. Schools to remain shut on Tuesday as heavy rain lashes Chennai:More showers are predicted across Tamil Nadu over the next few days.
  6. Trainee IPS officer arrested in Chennai for cheating in UPSC exam using a Bluetooth device: Safeer Karim’s wife was also arrested in Hyderabad for allegedly dictating the answers to him over the phone.
  7. Centre ‘liberalises’ rules for arms manufacturers, hopes to boost investment: Licences granted to companies will now be valid for the firm’s lifetime and need not be renewed every five years.
  8. Railway ticket forms to have ‘T’ option for transgender people soon: The Railway Board has asked all zonal offices to modify the current ‘T(M/F)’ option, which activists said still forced them to choose between male and female.
  9. 50 women fall ill in Madhya Pradesh allegedly after being administered antibiotic injections at state-run hospital: The medicine was provided by a government supplier, and its supply has now been suspended.
  10. Amazon’s Alexa programmed to speak and understand Hinglish for Indian users: The virtual assistant has a very Indian personality, Chief of Product Management Parag Gupta said.