9th December News in Nutshell: Important stories of the dayNational 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:/
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested former Air Force chief SP Tyagi in connection with the AgustaWestland chopper deal bribery case.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court today issued a notice to the central government over the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the interim Director of the CBI.
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.
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).
The state-run Chinese media today warned Mongolia for seeking India’s help to counter China.
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.
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.
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 were privy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to demonetise currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.