A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rahul Gandhi takes over as Congress chief, says his party represents all Indians; The Congress president said that today, politics was used to crush people instead of lifting them.
  2. CBI court sentences former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, 3 others to three years in jail in coal scam: The court has granted them statutory bail for two months to enable them to challenge their convictions in the High Court.
  3. 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.
  4. Fortis marked up prices of medicines used for 7-year-old dengue patient by up to 1,700%, finds NPPA: The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority found that the hospital also made over 900% profit on some non-scheduled drugs and up to 350% on scheduled drugs.
  5. ‘Enforce Telugu,’ Venkaiah Naidu tells chief ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh: The vice president said that the governments must make it compulsory for everyone who wants to work in the states to learn and speak its language.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Two dead, seven injured after strong earthquake jolts Indonesia:A tsunami alert was sounded soon after the quake in Java island, but revoked later.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.