A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rajinikanth will float his political party for the next Tamil Nadu elections: The actor said his campaign will be ‘free of caste and religion’, and that he aimed to change the current state of Tamil politics.
  2. One jawan killed after suspected militants enter CRPF camp in Pulwama: Two to three gunmen lobbed a grenade before opening fire on the training camp in Lethapora around 2.10 am.
  3. BMC demolishes illegal extensions at 314 restaurants in Mumbai, day after Kamala Mills fire kills 14: The pub 1Above, where the blaze is believed to have originated, blamed adjoining eatery Mojo’s Bistro as the ‘preliminary source of the fire’.
  4. 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.
  5. ‘Padmavati’ given UA certificate, title likely to change to ‘Padmavat’, claim reports: Is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical finally inching closer to a release?
  6. Nitin Patel says he is hopeful BJP will resolve Gujarat impasse: The deputy chief minister, who is believed to be unhappy about not getting three important portfolios, is likely to meet Narendra Modi and Amit Shah in Delhi.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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Meghalaya Congress president after five MLAs quit state Assembly, says report: Former Chief Minister DD Lapang has been replaced by state Cabinet minister Celestine Lyngdoh.