A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Vijay Rupani sworn in as Gujarat chief minister, 18 others also take oath: BJP leader Nitin Patel became the deputy chief minister.
  2. Indian Army admits its commandos crossed Line of Control, killed four Pakistani soldiers, says report: The strike was carried out a day after four Indian Army personnel were killed in Pakistan firing at Rajouri.  
  3. Actor Prakash Raj accuses BJP minister of inciting hate, says ‘secularism is accepting diverse religions’: Anantkumar Hegde on Sunday had said that secular people do not have an ‘identity of their parental blood’ and that the Constitution needs to be amended.   
  4. India to become world’s fifth largest economy in 2018, says UK-based economics consultancy: Cheap energy and technology prices will boost the global economy, the report said. 
  5. Rajinikanth says he will announce decision about joining politics on December 31: Speaking at an event in Chennai, the actor said he was reluctant because knew the losses that one incurs in politics.   
  6. 71 civilians killed in Yemen in airstrikes carried out by Saudi-led military coalition since Sunday: At least 11 people, including three children, were killed in the capital city of Sana’a early on Monday. 
  7. Vijay Mallya is a victim of his arrogance and not any political conspiracy, says Air Deccan chief: GR Gopinath said the liquor baron should have quickly used funds from his other companies to rescue Kingfisher Airlines.   
  8. Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir to be held from February 15: Governor NN Vohra stressed the need of the administrative system to function in a transparent and accountable manner.   
  9. Jamia Millia Islamia students allege they were thrown out of NCC camp for sporting beards: Lieutenant Colonel SBS Yadav said they were evicted because of a ‘discipline issue’.
  10. Jharkhand CM turns down RJD leaders’ request to relax jail norms to meet Lalu Prasad Yadav: Raghubar Das said the Birsa Munda Central prison manual cannot be changed for any inmate.