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The big news: Class 11 student in CBI custody in Ryan school murder case, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: Rahul Gandhi will lead a protest against demonetisation in Surat, and the civil aviation minister summoned Indigo staff over an assault row.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. CBI absolves bus conductor of charge, gets 3-day custody of Class 11 student: The juvenile was arrested earlier in the day for allegedly killing the Class 2 boy in an attempt to have exams postponed.  
  2. Rahul Gandhi criticises Narendra Modi in Financial Times op-ed for damaging Indian economy: The Prime Minister wanted to end corruption but instead managed to destroy people’s confidence in the economy, the Congress leader wrote.  
  3. Civil aviation minister summons airline staff, passenger who was allegedly assaulted: A video showed two personnel pushing the 53-year-old man to the ground and beating him up.
  4. Magnificent Mary Kom wins her fifth gold medal in the Asian Boxing Championship: The Indian beat North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim by unanimous decision in the 48 kg final.  
  5. At least 10 run over by a truck speeding through smog in Bathida, say police: The accident reportedly occurred while the group was waiting for a vehicle to pick them up after the bus they were travelling in broke down.  
  6. Twitter rolls out 280 character limit for most users: The company said the new limit would not apply to tweets in Japanese, Chinese and Korean as they can convey more information in a single character.  
  7. Haryana pulls up 1,011 farmers for stubble burning, receives Rs 11.89 lakh in fine: Cases under relevant sections were registered against 227 of them, Haryana Environment Minister Vipul Goel said.  
  8. ‘Don’t know who benefited from note ban’, says the man who became the face of demonetisation misery: Nand Lal, 79, was photographed crying after standing in a queue outside a bank in Gurugram in November last year.  
  9. Bharathiar varsity’s vice-chancellor booked under SC/ST Act for denying woman a job, says report: The woman claimed her application for a fellowship was rejected because of an earlier fallout regarding a reserved job at the university.  
  10. Delhi court asks Vijay Mallya to appear before it by December 18: The ED approached the Patiala House Court, seeking to declare the businessman a proclaimed offender in connection with a FEMA violation case.  
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