A look at the top stories right now:

  1. Officials find body of third militant after attack on CRPF training centre in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama: Two militants were killed on Sunday, but security forces had resumed the operation on Monday morning to find the third.
  2. Assam government publishes first draft of National Register of Citizens, verifies 1.9 crore people: The list was a key election promise of the BJP before it won the state elections in 2016.
  3. Mumbai Police arrest two managers who fled without helping customers when fire struck restaurant: Meanwhile, the BMC’s crackdown on illegal constructions continued, as it sealed 30 restaurants on Day 2 of its demolition drive.
  4. Delhi airport resumes operations after dense fog brought it to a halt for nearly four hours: The quality of air improved since the morning, but it was still ‘very unhealthy’, same as Mumbai on New Year’s Day.
  5. Triple talaq case petitioner Ishrat Jahan joins BJP: She was one of the five women who challenged the practice before the Supreme Court.
  6. Fewer cases of Maoist violence in 2017, shows government data: For the first time in 10 years, fewer than 1,000 cases of violence were reported from 10 of the worst-hit states, according to Home Ministry records.
  7. ‘Nuclear button is always on my desk,’ says Kim Jong-un in his New Year message: The North Korean leader suggested he would continue to accelerate his weapons programme and warned the US that ‘this was not blackmail’.
  8. WhatsApp goes offline for an hour across the world on New Year’s Eve: In India – its largest market – the app was down soon after midnight.
  9. Navy helps rescue six trekkers lost in Simhachalam Hills in Visakhapatnam: It sent out a Chetak helicopter from INS Dega.
  10. Britain may use new taxes to force firms like Google and Facebook to take down extremist content: The companies are prioritising private profit over public safety, Britain’s Security Minister Ben Wallace said.