A look at the headlines right now:

  1. EC bans airing of footage that ‘may impact’ RK Nagar bye-poll after Jayalalithaa clip goes viral: The video shows someone who appears to be the former chief minister watching television in a hospital bed.
  2. Accused boy in Gurugram murder case to be tried as an adult, says Juvenile Justice Board: The Class 11 student will be produced in court on Friday.
  3. Former Calcutta High Court Judge CS Karnan released from jail: The Supreme Court had sentenced him to six months in prison after convicting him of contempt for accusing top judges of corruption.
  4. We rule in 19 states, Indira Gandhi was in power in 18, says Modi during BJP’s parliamentary meet: The party is likely to decide the chief ministerial candidates for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
  5. Delhi’s Max Hospital gets stay on licence cancellation of Shalimar Bagh facility, resumes operations: The government had cancelled its licence for wrongly declaring a baby dead.
  6. US raises concerns about Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed contesting 2018 elections in Pakistan: US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that the country hopes Islamabad would do the ‘right thing’.
  7. Bombay High Court rejects Tarun Tejpal’s plea to dismiss rape charges: The trial of the former ‘Tehelka’ editor is likely to commence after January 9, public prosecutor Francis Tavora said.
  8. Centre must raise funding for pension, maternity benefits, 60 economists tell Arun Jaitley: In a letter to the finance minister, they said these are ‘urgent priorities’ ahead of the Union Budget.
  9. Public prosecutor in Mumbai accuses two lawyers of sexual misconduct during hearing, says report: She filed a complaint with a judge as she could not find the provisions on a sexual harassment complaints committee in the sessions court.
  10. Tax department spent Rs 58,500 crore in last nine years on interests for delayed refunds, says CAG: The Centre does not budget for these interests, and makes these expenses without the Parliament’s approval, the CAG said.