A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘My job now is to retire,’ says Sonia Gandhi a day before Rahul takes over as Congress president: The 71-year-old also said her son has been helping decide vital party matters for many years now.
  2. Rajasthan High Court creates guidelines to check forced religious conversion in state: If the guidelines are violated in case of an inter-faith marriage, it would be rendered void if a complaint is filed against it.
  3. Cabinet clears bill to criminalise triple talaq practice: All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board member Shaista Ambar urged all political parties to parties to ensure that the bill is passed by Parliament.
  4. Cabinet approves bill to replace Medical Council of India: The National Medical Commission Bill aims to do away with ‘heavy handed regulatory control’ over medical facilities.
  5. Hemraj’s wife moves Supreme Court against the acquittal of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar: The Allahabad High Court in October had let go the dentist couple citing loopholes in the CBI’s inquiry.
  6. Karnataka HC strikes down Centre’s rules on 85% pictorial warning on tobacco product packages: The bench, however, refused to pass an order on pleas against 40% pictorial warnings on the packages.
  7. Two dead, seven injured after strong earthquake jolts Indonesia: A tsunami alert was sounded soon after the quake in Java island, but revoked later.
  8. 10 Muslim men arrested for organising rally in support of Rajasthan murder victim a week ago: The police refused to disclose the charges under which these men have been booked.
  9. Car in Tamil Nadu governor’s convoy kills two people, injures two others in Kancheepuram district: The accident took place when Governor Banwarilal Purohit was on his way back to Chennai from Cuddalore where held conducted review meetings.
  10. European Union agrees to move to second phase of Brexit talks: The second round will focus on the transition of Britain from the bloc and future trade ties, among other things.