A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court tells banks, telecom firms to specify Aadhaar linking deadline in SMSes sent to customers: People have till December 31 to link their bank accounts with Aadhaar and till February 6 for their mobile numbers.
  2. Five police officers in Bhopal suspended for not acting on woman’s complaint that she was gang-raped: The National Commission for Women has asked the state police chief to take action against the four accused as well as the officers.
  3. Schools, colleges 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.
  4. Possible violation of safety norms killed 32 in explosion at NTPC’s plant, says report: The national human rights panel has asked for a report on accident.
  5. After blocking bid to ban Masood Azhar, China wants to ensure progress of bilateral ties with India: China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong said ‘India is an important neighbour’ and Beijing attaches great value to the relationship.
  6. Mukesh Ambani becomes Asia’s richest man on Forbes’ real-time list of billionaires: On Friday morning, Ambani stood at the 16th spot on the real-time list globally with a net worth of $41.9 billion.
  7. Lynching victim Junaid Khan’s family is asking for money, Haryana tells HC, says report: The court was hearing arguments on a petition by his father who has sought an independent investigation.
  8. After criticising Centre on note ban, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha to speak in poll-bound Gujarat: He has been invited by a nonprofit that reports say the Congress party supports.
  9. Islamic State claims responsibility for New York terror attack, says he was a ‘caliphate soldier’: The FBI had found 3,800 images and 90 videos of the group’s violent propaganda from the suspect’s phones.
  10. Centre makes FASTag mandatory for all new four-wheelers from December 1: FASTag is a device that uses radio frequency identification technology to automatically deduct toll charges without requiring motorists to stop at the booths.