2:11 pm: Karnataka: Transgender community protests against Transgender Persons Bill, 2018 at District Commissioner’s office in Kalaburagi.

1:46 pm: Harsh Vardhan Shringla to be next Indian Ambassador to the US: MEA.

1:00 pm: Bihar: A businessman dies after unidentified assailants open fire at his car at Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Vaishali. Driver injured in the incident.

12:27 pm: Rape case against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj: Delhi’s Saket Court takes cognizance of the charge sheet filed by Delhi Police Crime Branch. It also issued notices to him and his three brothers asking them to appear before the court on 23rd January 2019.

12:07 pm: 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar has moved an application before Delhi High Court seeking 30 days time to surrender. Court likely to hear application tomorrow.

12:11 pm: Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case: Chargesheet filed against Manju Verma and Chandrashekhar Verma in the Arms act case by the police, in Begusaria’s Manjhaul Court.

11:35 am: Maharashtra: Repatriated Indian national Hamid Ansari arrives at his residence in Mumbai. He was released from a jail in Pakistan and arrived in India on 18 December via Attari-Wagah border.

11:05 am: Mumbai: Fire at transmission Centre in Doordarshan Building in Worli. Transmission of FM channels affected after the fire. Private FM channels off air. Fire has been doused.

11:04 am: HS Phoolka, advocate,1984 riots case: I’ve advised victims not to move SC bcos if both sides file appeal, court will hear in detail. We should rather press for dismissal of Sajjan Kumar’s appeal at the earliest. Life imprisonment till death is better punishment than death sentence.

10:58 am: Kerala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with party workers in Pathanamthitta on 6th January and attend a public meeting in Thrissur on 27th January. BJP President Amit Shah will attend a public meeting in Palakkad on 31st December.

10:57 am: Tejashwi Yadav:Things will be clear by evening,you’ll get to know.Have invited people in past too.If Upendra Kushwaha ji wants good for country,we’ve invited him.There have been attempts to crush regional parties, even LJP isn’t happy with Modi ji’s faction&that proves the fact.

10:55 am: Delhi’s Patiala House Court grants interim bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav in IRCTC scam case. He appeared before the court via video conferencing.