A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court adjourns hearing of Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case to February 8: Meanwhile, Hindu activists vandalised a filmmaker’s home, protesting against a movie on the Babri Masjid demolition.
  2. Election Commission rejects nominations of both Deepa Jayakumar, actor Vishal for RK Nagar by-election: The poll panel reportedly said that Jayalalithaa’s niece’s form had several discrepancies.
  3. Cyclone Ockhi moves north, high tide hits Goa shacks, schools shut in Mumbai: Various agencies have rescued 1,540 people, including fishermen, affected by the storm in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep.
  4. Beijing temporarily stops funding 3 China-Pakistan Economic Corridor road projects, reports Dawn: The measure will be in place till the Chinese government issues new finance guidelines, a Pakistani government official said.
  5. Militant group that planned Amarnath Yatra attack ‘wiped out’ after Qazigund encounter, say police: Three militants were killed in the gunfight, which broke out after they opened fire on an Army convoy on Monday.
  6. Delhi pollution worsens, air quality index nears ‘severe’ category: Meanwhile, the BCCI said it would consider the issue of scheduling matches in Delhi during winter.   
  7. Maharashtra government approves Rs 7,502-crore Bandra-Versova Sea Link project in Mumbai: The bridge will connect major hubs in the city’s western suburbs and is expected to ease traffic congestion.
  8. Special court to pronounce verdict in 2G spectrum scam on December 21: Former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi are among the key accused in the case.
  9. India is among the deadliest countries for human rights workers, says Amnesty report: The study found that journalists, land rights activists and advocates for the rights of ethnic and religious minorities faced the highest risk in the country.  
  10. BJP leader Yashwant Sinha detained briefly in Maharashtra’s Akola district during farmers’ protest: He was taken into custody with around 250 farmers, who were protesting outside the district collector’s office.