9th December News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

National News- Was ‘demonetisation’ policy confidential, Supreme Court asks Modi govt The Supreme Court today asked the central government to clarify if its decision to demonetise high-denomination currency notes was taken in absolute secrecy. http:/
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India TV News Desk New Delhi December 09, 2016 19:31 IST

National News-

CBI arrests former Air Force chief SP Tyagi in Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland chopper deal case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested former Air Force chief SP Tyagi in connection with the AgustaWestland chopper deal bribery case.

Supreme Court clarifies national anthem verdict; says doors to stay shut, not bolted

Making it clear that the national anthem will remain compulsory at all cinema halls in the country, the Supreme Court today made an improvisation in the order stating that the doors of the theatres should remain closed, not bolted though, till the play-out is completed.

Rahul Gandhi overestimating his debating skills: Smriti Irani takes a dig at Cong VP’s ‘earthquake’ remark

Minutes after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that an "earthquake will come" if he gets the opportunity to speak over demonetisation in Lok Sabha, Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani hit back at the ‘young’ leader, saying he is overestimating his debating skills.

425 tourists evacuated by Indian Navy from Havelock Island in Andamans

After a gruelling wait of four days, rescue operation finally began to rescue around 1,900 tourists who have been stranded in Andamans as torrential rains lashed the island destination. As of now, 425 tourists have been evacuated by Indian Navy from Havelock Island in Andamans.

In stinging letter, Parrikar slams Mamata for dragging Army into controversy; says ‘deeply pained’ by allegations

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has expressed pain over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dragging the Army into unnecessary controversy by questioning the presence of the armed forces at toll booths across the state.

SC issues notice to government over appointment of Rakesh Asthana as CBI Director, seeks detailed explanation by Dec 15

The Supreme Court today issued a notice to the central government over the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the interim Director of the CBI.

International News-

South Korean Parliament impeaches scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye

In a development that marks a first for a democratically elected leader being kicked out of office in South Korea, lawmakers on Friday passed an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-Hye for her alleged involvement in corruption scandal of about millions of dollars that paralysed her administration and triggered massive street protests, a media report said.

US Congress clears legislation for designating India as ‘major defence partner’

The US Congress has cleared the decks for designating India as a "major defence partner" of the United States by passing the 2017 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA).

Chinese media warns Mongolia for seeking help from India

The state-run Chinese media today warned Mongolia for seeking India’s help to counter China.

Donald Trump sent ‘secret’ letter to PM Modi through Ashton Carter: Report

When the outgoing US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday evening, he reportedly handed over a ‘secret’ letter to the PM that was written by US President-elect Donald Trump.

Business News-

Rs 100 cr in 44 'fake' accounts: I-T crackdown exposes bank nexus with illicit hoarders

A month into the November 8 decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, the ripples created by the unexpected move continue to be felt across the nation. While on one hand are the never-ending queues as people wait to grab their hands on their own hard-earned money, on the other side of the spectrum is a section of people involved in a nexus to turn their black money into white. 

Govt to print plastic currency notes to check counterfeiting

The central government today informed the Parliament that it has decided to print plastic currency notes and that the procurement of material required for this purpose has already started.

Only six people knew about PM Modi’s 'demonetisation' plan: Report

Only six people were privy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to demonetise currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations.

Entertainment News-

Planning to watch Ranveer-Vaani starrer ‘Befikre’? Read the review here

The much anticipated film of the year ‘Befikre’ has released today. It marked the comeback of director Aditya Chopra after a long 8 years. The story of the flick revolved around friendship, love and realisation. The movie featured Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor together for the first time.

Watch Baywatch trailer: The Rock, Zac Efron steal the show; Priyanka disappoints fans

Actress Priyanka Chopra has done wonders in Bollywood and people were eagerly waiting to see the ‘Desi girl’ in devilish look in her upcoming film ‘Baywatch’. After teasing with sneak peaks, first trailer of the anticipated flick was released and it was a big disappointment to all the PeeCee fans.

Rani Mukerji writes some touching words on daughter Adira’s first birthday, shares her first pic

Actress Rani Mukerji took nuptial vows with filmmaker Aditya Chopra in 2014. The actress entered the new phase of life when she gave birth to her daughter, Adira. Media was curious to get more information about her little bundle of joy but Rani managed to guard her daughter’s pictures. Now, on the first birthday of her daughter, she has shared Adira’s first picture and has penned down something sweet about motherhood.

Sports News-

Vijay, Pujara take India to 146/1 in reply to England’s 400 on Day 2

India made a strong reply with the bat after off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up yet another five-wicket haul as the hosts reached 146 for 1 on the second day of the fourth cricket Test against England at the Wankhede in Mumbai today.

Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium set to become world’s biggest cricket stadium

The Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) has handed over a letter of acceptance to engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to revamp Ahmedabad’s Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, popularly known as the Motera Stadium.

Inspiring story of Olympic sensation Dipa Karmakar to be told through a memoir

India’s first female gymnast ever to compete in the Olympics Dipa Karmakar will now be told in a memoir to be co-authored by her coach Bishweshwar Nandi.

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