A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court to reconsider validity of Section 377 that criminalises unnatural sex: No individual who exercises his or her choice should remain in a state of fear, the court said, adding that a larger bench will now hear the matter.
  2. Padmavati renamed Padmavat and will be released on January 25: The movie will clash with the Akshay Kumar starrer Pad Man.
  3. Centre says it is committed to freedom of press after UIDAI files complaint about report on Aadhaar: The UIDAI in its complaint named The Tribune and its reporter Rachna Khaira, though the FIR has not named anyone.  
  4. Nobody other than Nathuram Godse shot Mahatma Gandhi, amicus curiae tells Supreme Court: The senior advocate was responding to a plea filed in October 2017, which claimed that a fourth bullet fired by another person killed Gandhi. 
  5. ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, ‘Big Little Lies’ and Oprah speech sweep Golden Globes: An ‘Oprah for President’ and ‘Good evening, ladies and remaining gentlemen’ kind of evening.
  6. Five sleeping employees killed as fire breaks out at Bengaluru restaurant before dawn: The cause of the blaze is not known, and an investigation is on.
  7. Court rejects bail petition of 16-year-old accused in the Gurugram school murder case: The sessions court will conduct in-camera proceedings in the case from now on.  
  8. Dalits call for bandh in Karnataka’s Hubballi and Dharwad in protest against Bhima Koregaon violence: Meanwhile, the Prakash Ambedkar said the PMO has asked Maharashtra not to arrest Hindutva leaders accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence.
  9. Do not privatise Air India yet, give it at least five years to revive, suggests parliamentary panel: In a draft report, it has advised the Centre to explore alternatives to its divestment plan for the debt-ridden airline.  
  10. BBC’s China editor Carrie Gracie quits post in protest against unequal pay: She said there was a ‘crisis of trust’ at the organisation.