A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Court grants bus conductor bail in Gurugram school murder case, says there is no evidence against him: Gurugram Police had first arrested Ashok Kumar, but the CBI detained a 16-year-old student for the murder in November.
  2. Journalist shot dead in Tripura during argument with paramilitary officer’s bodyguard: This is the second death of a journalist in the state in the last two months.
  3. Centre committed to holding Winter Session, will decide dates soon, says Union minister Ananth Kumar: The Parliamentary affairs panel will meet ‘in the next couple of days’ to decide the dates, he said.
  4. Narendra Modi congratulates Sushma Swaraj, her team for Dalveer Bhandari’s re-election to ICJ: The prime minister called it a proud moment for the country, while other leaders said it was a huge ‘diplomatic win’.
  5. At least 50 killed in suicide bombing at a mosque in Nigeria , say police: No terror group has claimed the attack yet.
  6. Iranian president says the Islamic State, ‘fed and armed’ by the West, has been defeated in Syria: Hassan Rouhani congratulated Iraq, Syria and Lebanon for the ‘great achievement’.
  7. Fingers or hands of PM Narendra Modi’s critics will be chopped off, says Bihar BJP chief: Nityanand Rai later said he used the expression as ‘proverbs’ to convey that the BJP would deal strongly with the people who are against the country’s pride. 
  8. Government to investigate hospital that allegedly charged over Rs 15 lakh to treat child with dengue: Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurugram, however, denied any wrongdoing. 
  9. Five arrested after shootout near Dwarka Mor metro station in Delhi, illegal arms recovered: At least 12 pistols and 100 bullets were recovered from the arrested individuals.
  10. Jaipur IAS officer accused of raping a civil services aspirant in 2013 surrenders: BB Mohanty has been on the run since January 2014 when the woman filed the case.