A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Schools, colleges to stay shut for fourth day as Chennai, parts of TN brace for more rain: The state government has also advised IT companies to stay shut or let people work from home.  
  2. Possible violation of safety norms killed 29 in explosion at NTPC’s plant, says report: The National Human rights panel has asked for a report on accident. 
  3. China blocks another attempt at the UN to list Masood Azhar as a global terrorist: India said it was deeply disappointed that ‘a single country has blocked international consensus’ on the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief.  
  4. Users can link mobile number with Aadhaar using one-time password from December 1, says UIDAI: Meanwhile, the Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court it could not change the deadline to link all mobile numbers with Aadhaar, which is February 6.
  5. Twitter employee deactivates US President Donald Trump’s account on his last day at company: The account was restored after 11 minutes.    
  6. Delhi man rapes 18-month-old girl in front of his two children, arrested: In another incident, four men were arrested in Bhopal for allegedly abducting and raping a 19-year-old student.   
  7. Jammu and Kashmir BJP youth wing president found dead with throat slit in Shopian: Superintendent of Police Shri Ram said they were investigating Gowhar Ahmad Bhat’s murder ‘from all angles’.  
  8. Kerala Police order investigation into group accused of carrying out religious conversions: It released details of five men from the state – allegedly members of the Popular Front of India – believed to be fighting for the Islamic State in Syria.
  9. Eight Catalan leaders taken to jail, former president still in Belgium with four aides: A ninth minister was granted bail after he argued that he had resigned before the Catalan Parliament voted to secede.
  10. Dina Wadia, Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s daughter, dies at 98: She died in New York after reports said she had contracted pneumonia.