The big news: BJP calls Rahul Gandhi ‘devotee of Babar, relative of Khilji’ and 9 other top stories
Other headlines: An Ola driver allegedly trapped and harassed a woman, and the Delhi government said it would implement the odd-even scheme without exceptions.
A look at the headlines right now:
- 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.
- 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.
- ‘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.
- Reserve Bank of India keeps interest rates unchanged after policy meet: The central bank said that the decision was taken to control retail inflation.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- ‘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.