A look at the headlines right now:

  1. CBI court finds former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, three others guilty in coal scam, sentencing on Thursday: The case is related to the allocation of a coal block to the Kolkata-based Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd. 
  2. Supreme Court stays company law tribunal’s order against Unitech, Centre says it made mistake: The Centre had moved the National Company Law Tribunal, seeking to take over the real estate company. 
  3. Democrat Doug Jones wins Republican stronghold Alabama in special US Senate election: He defeated Republican candidate Roy Moore after a high-pitched campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against the latter. 
  4. Centre takes back December 31 deadline for linking bank accounts with Aadhaar, no new date yet: The government had, in June, made Aadhaar mandatory for opening bank accounts.   
  5. US is ready for unconditional talks with North Korea, says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: But White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump’s views on Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal had ‘not changed’.   
  6. Snowfall triggers power cuts, water-logging in Jammu and Kashmir; key national highway remains closed: Gulmarg recorded the lowest temperature at minus 9.8 degrees Celsius. 
  7. Prosecution dismisses arguments of Vijay Mallya’s defence questioning impartiality of CBI, Supreme Court: A professor whose research the defence had cited during the extradition trial said the lawyers had misinterpreted his study.   
  8. School principal in Odisha allegedly rapes Class 6 girl for a month, arrested: Before the police took Tapas Giri into custody, enraged villagers in Mayurbhanj district tied him to a pole and thrashed him. 
  9. US criticises exemptions for India, China at World Trade Organisation; Centre retaliates: The US representative said there was ‘something wrong’ with five of the six ‘richest’ nations in the world claiming to be developing countries.   
  10. Four months after ban, Jharkhand finds nothing objectionable in Hansda Shekhar’s book on Adivasis: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Saryu Roy said the ban on ‘The Adivasi Will Not Dance’ was expected to be lifted soon.