19th December News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

National News- Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case: Yasin Bhatkal, 4 other IM terrorists sentenced to death by NIA court A special NIA court on Monday sentenced to death five Indian Mujahideen terrorists including Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa
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India TV News Desk New Delhi December 19, 2016 19:21 IST

National News-

Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case: Yasin Bhatkal, 4 other IM terrorists sentenced to death by NIA court

A special NIA court on Monday sentenced to death five Indian Mujahideen terrorists including Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal after they were found guilty of involvement in the 2013 twin blasts at Dilsukhnagar which had claimed 18 lives. 

Opposition obstructed functioning of Parliament to ‘safeguard the corrupt’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the opposition parties, including Congress, Left and others, for stalling Parliament and accused them of running away from a debate on demonetisation to "safeguard the corrupt".

No 'murdabad' slogans against PM Modi at Congress meetings, our fight is political: Rahul Gandhi

Targeting the Centre’s demonetisation move, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has taken blood out of the veins of 99 per cent Indians without even telling them.  

Up to govt to take call: Black money SIT chief on Rs 15 lakh limit on cash at home

The implementation of the recommendations of the Special Investigation Team on black money to impose a Rs 15 lakh limit for cash allowed to be kept at home rests is a decision that is up to the government to take, SIT chief Justice MB Shah said today.

All you need to know about India’s new Army chief Lt General Bipin Rawat

The selection of Lt General Bipin Rawat as the new Army chief has kicked off a controversy as the government, for the first time since 1983, deviated from the customary practice of selecting the senior-most eligible officer in his appointment. Lt Gen Rawat superseded Eastern Army Commander Lt General Praveen Bakshi, and Southern Army Commander, Lt General PM Hariz to be selected as the Army’s Chief of Staff. 

Pathankot attack: NIA files chargesheet against JeM chief Masood Azhar, three others

Over 11 months after the ghastly terror attack at the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, the National Investigation Agency today filed a charge sheet in the case, naming Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and three others of his organisation as accused. 

International News-

Russian support to China-Pak corridor worries India: Report

Russia’s growing ties with Pakistan has become a concern for Indian policymakers who have been trying to isolate Islamabad on the issue of terrorism. 

3,500 residents moved out of war-torn Aleppo as ceasefire resumes

In a mass departure, at least 3,500 people have left government-besieged areas in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a British war monitor said. The exodus took place after the evacuation was resumed today.

China unlikely to make big fuss out of US drone issue: Chinese State Media

The underwater drone siezed by China in the disputed South China sea last week had been spying against the Communist nation posing a threat to their naval ships but Beijing is unlikley to make a big issue out of this, Chinese state media and experts said.

Business News-

Bank deposits in old notes over Rs 5000 only once till Dec 30: RBI

In the latest move to curb the laundering of unaccounted cash into bank accounts, the Reserve Bank of India today said that deposits over Rs 5000 in old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations can be made only once per account before December 30.

Interest rate on EPF deposits lowered to 8.65 pc for FY17, 4 cr employees affected

Four crore subscribers of the Provident Fund will now get lesser return on their deposits as the retirement fund body EPFO today decided to lower the interest for the current fiscal to 8.65 per cent, from 8.8 provided in 2015-16.  

Centre likely to introduce car recycle policy for automakers next year

With millions of old vehicles moving unabated on Indian roads despite causing environmental problems, the Centre may soon make it mandatory for automakers to buy old and unroadworthy vehicles and recycle them.

Entertainment News-

Jolly LLB 2 trailer out: Lawyer Akshay’s ‘Jolly’ arguments with Annu Kapoor makes it a must-watch movie

The trailer of ‘Jolly LLB 2’ featuring Akshay Kumar is out and it’s needless to say Khiladi Kumar did it again. The actor nailed as a lawyer who wants to achieve big. With Akshay’s great performance, a script full of humour supported by some outstanding actors, the movie seems to be promising.

‘Jagga Jasoos’ first poster out: Bespectacled Ranbir-Katrina ride the ostrich

After teasing people with the glimpses, the makers of ‘Jagga Jasoos’ have finally unveiled the first look of the movie. The poster of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer was shared on the social networking site Twitter.

Happy times: Ahead of Bebo’s delivery, father-to-be Saif shares his excitement

Few days before the expected delivery date of actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, her husband and actor Saif Ali Khan recently spilled the beans about the new phase of their life, and also informed about the preparations that soon-to-be parents were doing to welcome their first baby.

Sports News-

Karun Nair hits maiden triple ton as India registers highest Test total

Twenty five-year-old Karun Nair, playing only the third Test of his career, surpassed all expectations as he went on to hit a triple ton on the fourth day of the fifth and final cricket Test match against England at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Monday.

From cricketers to politicians, all congratulate Karun Nair for triple ton

No sooner had India’s Karun Nair scored his maiden triple ton in Test cricket on the fourth day of the final match against England, users flooded Twitter with congratulatory messages for the young middle order batsman.

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