A look at the headlines right now:

  1. CBI detains a Class 11 student from Ryan International School: His father claimed that their was a conspiracy against his son.
  2. Prostitution has nosedived after demonetisation, says Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad: Demonetisation, GST were ‘twin blows’ for India’s economy and small businesses, former PM Manmohan Singh said. 
  3. Haryana pulls up 1,011 farmers for stubble burning that causes a rise in air pollution: All primary schools in Delhi will remain shut on Wednesday, said Manish Sisodia after Air Quality Index drops.
  4. IndiGo ground staff manhandle passenger at New Delhi airport: The airline said it has sacked the employee who was the main accused in the incident.
  5. Delhi court dismisses sedition plea against Delhi University students n Ramjas College violence case: Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra noted that the Delhi Police had already lodged an FIR and was investigating the matter.  
  6. Centre’s interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma holds talks with over 35 delegations in Srinagar: Although the traders’ associations had boycotted holding talks with the special representative, smaller business owners met him to discuss their problems.
  7. Syria says it will join Paris climate accord, leaving only the United States opposed to the pact: The war-torn country’s deputy Environment Minister Wadah Katmawi affirmed his country’s commitment to the agreement during the climate talks in Bonn.
  8. Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption sends oil prices soaring to highest since July 2015: Banks have begun to freeze accounts of several suspects, and private jets were not allowed to take off from some airports, local reports said.
  9. European Union pushes to create blacklist of tax havens after Paradise Papers leak: Around 60 countries have already been warned that they may be blacklisted because of their tax rules, reports said.  
  10. Assam’s Information and Public Relations Director Ranjit Gogoi arrested over corruption charges: He was allegedly involved in a Rs 32-crore scam during the end of the earlier Congress regime in the state.