A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Congress Working Committee passes resolution to make Rahul Gandhi next party president: If he is the only candidate in the fray for the December election, the party will announce his candidature on the last date of filing of nominations.
  2. After Congress says it has settled differences with Patidar outfit, clashes erupt across Gujarat: They allegedly fought over seat sharing after the Congress released its first list of 77 candidates on Sunday night for the Assembly polls.
  3. Robert Mugabe refuses to step down, defies growing clamour for his resignation: In a live television address from the State House Office, he said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December.
  4. Defence Ministry likely to scrap $500 million deal with Israel, says report: The move is seen as an effort to make India a defence manufacturing hub as the ministry has asked DRDO to develop the missile indigenously.
  5. Padmavati maker Viacom18 defers film’s release: A Haryana BJP leader announced a Rs 10-crore reward for beheading Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
  6. Armed robbers who held Indian consul general’s family hostage in Durban will be arrested soon, says MEA: Consul General Shashank Vikram’s five-year-old son was reportedly held at gunpoint as robbers stole jewellery and cash from their residence on November 16.
  7. NCW to summon Shashi Tharoor for mocking Miss World’s name: The Congress leader attacked Centre’s note ban, and said the BJP should have realised the home currency dominates as ‘even our Chhillar has become Miss World’.
  8. Euro slides to three-month low against yen after German chancellor says coalition talks have failed: The European currency also declined over 0.4% against the US dollar.
  9. Rising vegetable prices, increased demand make eggs costlier in many parts of the country: In most retail markets, eggs have gone up to Rs 7 a piece from Rs 5.
  10. Adityanath says ‘Kairana-like incidents’ will not recur in Uttar Pradesh: BJP MP Hukum Singh had earlier claimed that 346 families were forced to leave the town because of threats and extortion by ‘a particular community’.