A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Security heightened countrywide on the 25th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition: The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in the Ayodhya case to February 8.
  2. US President Donald Trump to formally recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli Capital: The move breaks away from decades of policy, which called for negotiations between Israel and Palestine to decide the status of the city.
  3. Cyclone Ockhi dissipates before making landfall in Gujarat: North coastal Maharashtra and Gujarat may receive only light rain on Wednesday, according to Skymet Weather.
  4. Max Hospital didn’t conduct ECG to check whether babies were alive, finds government panel: The committee will submit its final report to Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain later this week.
  5. 12 million babies in South Asia are exposed to air pollution six times the safe limi, says Unicef report: The study, released a day after the first International Smog Day, said these children, under a year old, face the risk of poor brain development.
  6. Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani blames BJP workers after his car is attacked during campaign in Gujarat: He said the party was indulging in violence because it was scared of losing the upcoming Assembly elections.
  7. Dozens injured after two trains collide near Germany’s Duesseldorf city: All 155 passengers in one of the trains have been rescued.
  8. UN says ‘elements of genocide’ against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar cannot be ruled out: The campaign against Rohingya was a ‘textbook case of ethnic cleansing’, UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein said.
  9. Austrian court legalises same-sex marriage, says existing laws are discriminatory: The repeal will come into effect on December 31, 2018, the country’s Constitutional Court said.
  10. UAE announces new alliance with Saudi Arabia, throws into doubt future of Gulf Cooperation Council: The announcement came as the Gulf Cooperation Council met in Kuwait for its annual summit.