A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rahul Gandhi is a devotee of Babar and relative of Khilji, says Bharatiya Janata Party: The statement was in response to senior advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal asking the the SC to defer hearing in the Babri Masjid–Ram Janmabhoomi case.   
  2. Ola cab driver in Bengaluru allegedly traps woman in car by activating child lock, harasses her: The company said it had suspended the driver and promised to extend its support to the investigation against him. 
  3. ‘Odd-even scheme will be implemented without exemptions’, Delhi tells National Green Tribunal: The Aam Aadmi Party government said it will ban construction in the city if the air quality worsened.   
  4. Reserve Bank of India keeps interest rates unchanged after policy meet: The central bank said that the decision was taken to control retail inflation.   
  5. London’s mayor asks British government to issue a formal apology for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Khan called the incident one of the most horrific events in Indian history.   
  6. Time Person of the Year 2017 are ‘The Silence Breakers’ who spoke out against sexual assault: The honour recognises the ongoing #MeToo movement which initiated a global conversation around sexual harassment.   
  7. Over Rs 45 lakh in fake Rs 2,000 notes were seized between November 11 and December 31, shows data: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had cited counterfeit currency as a major reason for his government’s decision to scrap Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.   
  8. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan says Cyclone Ockhi alert was issued only on November 30, not earlier: The India Meteorological Department and the state have been arguing over when the weather advisory had actually been issued.   
  9. India abstains from voting on UN resolution condemning violence against Rohingya in Myanmar: Thirty-three countries voted in favour of the motion, while nine abstained and three voted against it.   
  10. ‘Behave properly, don’t leave husband without our permission’, Supreme Court tells woman: The top court also directed her to ‘look after’ her husband and his mother while hearing an appeal in a divorce case.