5th January News in Nutshell: Important stories of the dayImportant stories of the day
President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday warned that the Centre’s move to demonetise 86 per cent of total cash in circulation may lead to "temporary slowdown" of the economy while holding that the move will help in “immobilising black money and fighting corruption.”
After Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s public support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation move, both leaders were full of praise for each other for their respective actions taken for prohibition.
In a show of strength set to escalate into a full blown showdown, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today met loyalist party MLAs here and collected signed affidavits declaring him the president of ruling Samajwadi Party.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today strongly refuted allegations levelled by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s ex-principal secretary, Rajendra Kumar, that he was humiliated in the custody and was pressurized to implicate the AAP chief for alleged wrongdoings he is accused of.
With Bengaluru molestation case gaining national media attention, a new video has emerged that shows a possible re-run of the shocking incident in national capital on the eve of the new year.
US President-elect Donald Trump has appointed an expert on strategic communications and political research, Raj Shah, as his deputy assistant and research director on the White House staff.
As Republicans prepare to take over the reins of power, outgoing US President Barack Obama has urged fellow Democrats to save his legacy and the signature healthcare reform law.
Flustered with India’s missile program and successful test-firing of the Agni-IV inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM), China has conveyed through its media that “India needs to cool its missile fever” and that continuing to ramp up its long-range missiles will help its “all-weather ally” Pakistan to do the same.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has ruled out interfering with the Reserve Bank of India's conditions barring anyone other than NRIs and Indians returning from abroad from depositing the junked notes in select central bank branches.
Falling short of rejecting the reported figures of demonetised currency that has been returned to the banks by the December 30 deadline, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday said such estimates may not be correct as it is still in the process of counting scrapped notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 which have been deposited to banks.
Smartphone giant Apple has confirmed it plans to invest $1 billion (Rs 6700 crore) in Japanese telecom giant SoftBank's massive $100 billion(Rs 670000 crore) Vision Fund
The starting of the New Year was very traumatising for Banguluru with horrific incidents of molestation. Many celebrities have voiced their opinion on the issue and the latest one to take stand is actor Akshay Kumar.
Actress Sonakshi Sinha who will be essaying the role of a journalist in ‘Noor’ recently revealed that people will not face any difficulty to relate to her character. The film is the adaptation of Saba Imtiaz's novel "Karachi, You're Killing Me!".
It seems that difficulties surrounding the release of Sunil Grover’s film 'Coffee With D' will not end soon. After receiving threat calls from underworld, now the release of the film is postponed. However, makers stayed mum on the entire issue
Veteran Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar may be okay with MS Dhoni’s decision to quit limited-overs captaincy, he believes that the Jharkhand boy still has a lot to offer to the Indian team. Retiring from the Indian side altogether is something he would not have been okay with.
With Mahendra Singh Dhoni's surprise announcement of stepping down as the limited-over skipper, the national selectors are expected to name Virat Kohli as the captain when they pick the squad for three ODIs and three T20 Internationals against England.
A dominant India defeated Bangladesh 3-1 to win their fourth consecutive SAFF Women's Football Championship title at the Kanchenjunga Stadium, on Wednesday.