A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Palestine recalls its ambassador to Pakistan for sharing stage with Hafiz Saeed: India said it told the Palestine government that the presence of its envoy to Islamabad at the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief’s event was unacceptable.   
  2. ‘Padmavati’ given UA certificate, title likely to change to ‘Padmavat’, claim reports: Is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical finally inching closer to a release?   
  3. After 14 die in Kamala Mills fire, BMC starts demolishing illegal structures: Illegal extensions and roofs of at least four restaurants in Kamala Mills and Raguvanshi Mills were torn down on Friday.   
  4. Haryana chief minister says government will order inquiry into death of Kargil war soldier’s widow: Shakuntala Devi’s family said that Tulip Hospital in Sonipat refused to treat her if her Aadhaar card was not submitted.   
  5. Madrassa manager in Lucknow arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting minors: The police were alerted after girls at the institution threw paper slips out of the windows mentioning the sexual abuse.  
  6. United States military to enlist transgender people from January 1: Federal appeals courts had rejected the Donald Trump administration’s request not to allow their recruitment.   
  7. Rahul Gandhi sacks Meghalaya Congress president after five MLAs quit state Assembly, says report: Former Chief Minister DD Lapang has been replaced by state Cabinet minister Celestine Lyngdoh.   
  8. Pakistan to build $1.51-billion hydropower project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir by 2022: Islamabad’s proposed project will have a capacity of 700 megawatt and will be built with foreign funds, a report said.   
  9. Hardik Patel invites Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel to leave the BJP and join him: The state deputy chief minister did not assume office at the secretariat in Gandhinagar on Friday, after he was stripped of several portfolios.
  10. Pro-government rally held in Iran to counter anti-corruption protests: The anti-government demonstrators were protesting against corruption and rising prices.