A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Lakhs participate in 620-km ‘women’s wall’ from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram: The wall, planned by the state government, is intended to send a message of gender equality.
  2. Narendra Modi says no Ram Temple ordinance until judicial process is complete: In a 95-minute interview to ANI, the prime minister also attacked the Congress and insisted that Urjit Patel’s resignation was not because of pressure.
  3. Man who allegedly attacked inspector during Bulandshahr violence with an axe arrested: The arrest came days after the police arrested Prashant Natt in connection with Subodh Kumar Singh’s murder. Natt allegedly shot the officer.
  4. Security stepped up as lakhs of people commemorate Battle of Bhima Koregaon in Maharashtra: The Pune district administration has reportedly shut down internet services in the village.
  5. Operation to rescue trapped miners in Meghalaya comes to a halt after pumps stop working: Odisha Fire Service personnel are trying to get the machines running again so that Navy divers can resume the survey of the main shaft of the illegal mine.  
  6. Now, Gujarat school students to answer roll calls with ‘Jai Hind’ or ‘Jai Bharat’: The move is aimed at fostering patriotism among children, a government notification said.  
  7. Actor-writer Kader Khan dies in Canada at 81: He acted in over 300 films and wrote scripts for over 250 films.  
  8. Fireworks dazzle iconic locations as the world welcomes 2019 with fervour: Sydney organised its biggest-ever fireworks display with over 1.5 million people in the audience.
  9. NASA space probe Osiris-Rex begins orbiting asteroid, makes history: It marked the closest ever orbit of the smallest ever celestial object.
  10. Actor Prakash Raj to contest Lok Sabha elections as independent candidate: But he did not announce the details of the constituency.