A look at the headlines right now:

  1. BJP retains Gujarat but with fewer seats, wins Himachal Pradesh comfortably: In Gujarat, the Congress won Narendra Modi’s home constituency, and in Himachal Pradesh, the BJP’s CM candidate lost.
  2. Both Houses of Parliament adjourned as Opposition demands apology from PM Modi: The Opposition demanded that PM Modi apologise for alleging that his predecessor Manmohan Singh spoke to Pakistani officials about the Gujarat polls.
  3. 12 workers dead after fire breaks out in Mumbai shop: The workers were sleeping on a loft inside the shop and got trapped when the fire broke out.
  4. Chief election commissioner says no electronic voting machines were tampered with: Achal Kumar Joti said that the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails had enabled people in Gujarat to see who they voted for.
  5. Anybody living in India is a Hindu, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat: ‘Tortured’ Hindus from across the globe seek refuge in India, he said.
  6. Adani drops contractor on controversial Australian coal mine project: The company announced its decision after the Queensland government refused to provide it with a tax payer-funded loan.
  7. Ten killed in stampede at former Chittagong mayor’s post-funeral feast: At least 11 people were injured, of which four are in critical condition.
  8. Japan court rejects plea by Nagasaki residents who wanted official victim benefits for 1945 bombing: Nearly 6,300 people lived outside the officially-designated affected zone and are not eligible for full compensation.
  9. Three men allegedly rape minor girl, assault her friend in park: The girl reported the incident the same day and filed a complaint, but the police are yet to identify her three attackers.
  10. Myanmar President instructs government to proceed with its case against two Reuters journalists: The reporters – Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo – were arrested on December 12 under the Official Secrets Act of 1923 and are facing a maximum 14 years in prison.