A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Donald Trump impeached by US House of Representatives, to face Senate trial: The House voted on two articles of impeachment – abuse of power and obstruction of the Congress – against Trump.
  2. ‘Vindication of my stand,’ says Cyrus Mistry after being reinstated as Tata Sons chairperson: Tata Sons said it would appeal against the decision of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.
  3. GST Council votes for the first time to approve single 28% rate for lotteries from March: Twenty-one states voted in favour of the uniform rate.  
  4. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik says his party does not support NRC after it voted for Citizenship Bill: His West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee reminded Union Minister Amit Shah that his job was to ‘douse the fire’ and not fan the flames. Meanwhile, the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid said the amended law had nothing to do with Indian Muslims.
  5. Supreme Court rejects review petition of convict in 2012 Delhi gangrape caseA court in Delhi refused to immediately issue warrants to execute the four convicts and the top court took suo motu cognisance of the rising number of rape cases in India, and sought responses and status reports from all states.
  6. SC gives Centre a month to respond to pleas challenging Citizenship Act: As many as 60 petitions have been filed in the top court against the legislation.
  7. ‘Situation along LoC can escalate any time,’ warns Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat: Last month, the government told Parliament that Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control 950 times between August and October.  
  8. UN chief concerned about violence and ‘alleged use of excessive force’: Last week, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said the law appeared to be discriminatory.  
  9. ‘Where are the homes and jobs for refugees who will apply for citizenship?’ asks Arvind Kejriwal: The chief minister of Delhi asked the Centre to repeal the amended citizenship law.  
  10. Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain to return Padma Shri award, says he is ‘worried about India’s future’: The humorist said he does not wish to keep any government award given the current atmosphere in the country.