A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rahul Gandhi says Gujarat election results are a ‘massive jolt’ to the BJP, and Shiv Sena calls them a warning: An editorial in the Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana said that though the BJP wave had not ebbed yet, it had slowed down and lost intensity.
  2. Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile Yemen’s Houthi militants fired at Riyadh: There were no casualties or injuries, but shrapnel from the explosion was found in various neighbourhoods of the Capital.
  3. Pakistan rejects US’ ‘unfounded accusations’ against Islamabad’s counter-terrorism efforts: It also questioned the logic behind naming India a leading global power, and said that one country cannot bestow such a status on any state.
  4. Five private sector telecom firms understated revenues by Rs 14,813 crore, says CAG report: The report, tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, said the companies owed the government Rs 2,578 crore.
  5. Virat Kohli not a patriot because he didn’t get married in India, says BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh: The Indian cricket captain married Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in Italy on December 11.
  6. Election Commission on alert to prevent cash-for-votes as campaigning for RK Nagar bye-poll ends: The bye-election was rescheduled to December 21 from April after allegations that voters were being bribed.
  7. Lok Sabha passes Bill granting full autonomy to the IIMs: The legislation restricts the government’s role in the functioning of the institutes and grants them power to award degrees.   
  8. Jaggi Vasudev’s rivers campaign meant for fame, power, money, says India’s ‘Waterman’ Rajendra Singh: ’I haven’t seen rivers rejuvenate with a missed call,’ he said.
  9. Law firm Appleby sues BBC, The Guardian for leaking ‘confidential’ information through reports on Paradise Papers: The firm has sought a permanent injunction stopping any further use of the information.
  10. Militant and civilian fatalities this year in Jammu and Kashmir are the highest in four years, says Centre: As many as 75 security personnel died fighting militancy in the state this year.