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. PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 79,000 crore to develop roads, railways in Northeast India: The Centre will spend Rs 100 crore to make Meghalaya a major tourist destination, Modi said.  
  3. E-waybills mandatory for inter-state movement of goods from February 1, says GST Council: For transfer of goods within a state, e-waybills will be compulsory from June 1.  
  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. Constable suspended after he points gun at Congress leader Kamal Nath in Madhya Pradesh: The constable told authorities that he does not remember what he had done.  
  6. United States may revoke rule that allows work authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders: The Department of Homeland Security has proposed revoking the rule, which was brought in by the Barack Obama administration in 2015.  
  7. BJP MP Sanjay Kakade suggests anti-incumbency mood may affect the party in Gujarat: He said his survey had shown the situation for the BJP in Gujarat was ‘grave’.  
  8. Fortis marked up prices of medicines used for 7-year-old 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.
  9. Election Commission to conduct re-polling at six booths in Gujarat on Sunday: The poll panel cited technical reasons for the decision.  
  10. Tension in the North Korean peninsula is the most dangerous peace and security matter, says UN chief: The Secretary General expressed concern over the risk of a military confrontation in the region.