24th December News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

National News- 125 crore Indians will bring about change in this nation, says PM Modi Signalling the beginning of end of black money keepers in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today challenged the corrupt
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India TV News Desk New Delhi December 24, 2016 19:59 IST

National News-

125 crore Indians will bring about change in this nation, says PM Modi

Signalling the beginning of end of black money keepers in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today challenged the corrupt to sustain in front of the 125 crore Indians.

PM Modi performs 'bhoomipujan' for Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial in Arabian Sea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today performed 'bhoomipujan' (ground breaking ritual) for a grand statue and memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the Arabian Sea. 

I-T raids bullion traders in Delhi; unearths illegal conversion of scrapped notes worth Rs 250 crore into gold

Income Tax department officials have made sensational revelations in the midst of their massive search operations on bullion traders in the national capital.

Cashless economy’ is a bigger dream than ‘achche din’, says Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘demonetisation’ move and said that ‘cashless economy’ is a bigger dream than 'achche din'.

Ten Delhi Metro stations to go cashless from January 1, 2017

Ten metro stations in the national capital will go completely cashless from January 1, 2017.

International News-

Passengers of hijacked Libyan plane leave Malta for home

The passengers of the hijacked Libyan flight that was yesterday diverted to Malta have left the Mediterranean island and are returning home.

India expresses concerns to China and Pakistan over CPEC passing through sovereign Indian territory

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has expressed concerns to China and Pakistan over the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passing through sovereign Indian territory.

China seeks India's response to Pakistan's new silk road offer

China today expressed its wish of knowing New Delhi's response to a top Pakistani army general's offer to participate in the $46 billion economic corridor. However, it said that it has an "open attitude" to India joining the project.

Business News-

These days are very lonely, says an emotional Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata, interim Chairman of Tata group, turned emotional while addressing the shareholders’ meeting on Friday and said that “these days are very lonely” because of “unsubstantiated” attacks against him.

Post-demonetisation, I-T detects Rs 3,651 cr undisclosed income; seizes Rs 98 cr in new notes

The Income Tax Department has detected undisclosed income worth over Rs 3,651 rupees and seized new notes worth more than Rs 98 crore as part of its country-wide operations against black money after the demonetisation move announced by the central government on November 8. 

Entertainment News-

‘Dangal’ Box Office Report: Aamir fails to beat Salman, earns Rs 29.78 cr on Day 1 in India; over Rs 7 cr overseas

The much anticipated movie of the year "Dangal", starring Aamir Khan in the lead, creates ripples at box office as the film has earned whooping Rs 29.79 crore in India on the first day of its release.

‘Sarabjit’ in Oscar race, Randeep hopes film wins the award

Randeep Hooda and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer ‘Sarbjit’ has made it to the long list of films eligible for Best Picture in 2016 at the upcoming 89th Academy Awards. Randeep, who played the role of Sarabjit in the flick, is optimistic about its win.

‘Dangal’ collection: Aamir’s film shines at international box office, what about India?

The much anticipated movie of the year ‘Dangal’ released a day before in US and Canada, and the numbers are the proof that the film has done wonders at international box office. The film has earned Rs. 2.21 cr in the opening day in US and Canada.

Sports News-

2016 in wrestling: Sakshi Malik's Olympic medal saving grace for Indian wrestling amid doping controversies

Emerging as the new star on the horizon, Rohtak girl Sakshi Malik mirrored the script in Indian wrestling in 2016 by winning the bronze medal in the 58 kg category at the Rio Olympics.

Virender Sehwag to be Kings XI Punjab’s new coach?

Adopting all possible measures to improve their performance in the next season of the Indian Premier League, Preity Zina-owned Kings XI Punjab is now planning to hire India’s former opening batsman Virender Sehwag as their head coach following the departure of Sanjay Bangar.

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