13th December News in Nutshell: Important stories of the dayImportant stories of the day
As the crackdown on black money and illegal exchange of demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes continues, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has advised all banks across the country to preserve the CCTV recordings of operations at bank branches and currency chests for the period from November 08 to December 30, 2016.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, his cousin Goboi Rijiju are among the several top government officials named for their alleged involvement in a Rs 450 crore scam in the construction of two dams for a 600-MW hydro-electric project in Arunachal Pradesh, reports The Indian Express.
Stepping up his attack against the central government over the currency ban, former Union Finance minister P.Chidmabaram today dubbed demonetization as the biggest scam of the year and sought its investigation.
In a move that marks the first ever conviction of the terror outfit, a special NIA court on Tuesday pronounced five Indian Mujahideen terrorists including Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal guilty of involvement in the 2013 twin blasts at Dilsukhnagar which had claimed 18 lives.
In a bid to counter the opposition’s tirade and a mixed reaction from the public over the demonetisation drive, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leaving no stone unturned for the upcoming elections in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh.
President-elect Donald Trump has decided to appoint Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his administration’s Secretary of State.
In a major development, the World Bank has paused the separate processes initiated by India and Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty to allow the two countries to consider alternative ways to resolve their disagreements.
US President-elect Donald Trump’s attack on Monday slamming large defense contractors, including jet manufacturer Lockheed Martin for “out of control” costs, sent the aerospace giant's shares tumbling, wiping out $4bn (Rs 27,000 crore) from the company’s market value.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hinted at lower direct and indirect tax rates in the future as transactions would be substantially digital which would result in higher tax revenues from unaccounted wealth coming into the system.
Amid the unprecedented cash crunch following Centre’s demonetisation move, India's annual retail inflation eased last month to 3.63 per cent from 4.20 per cent in October and 5.41 per cent reported during the corresponding period last year.
There is some good news for India’s gaming lovers as Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio) will be introducing the famous augmented reality (AR) game “Pokemon GO” in the country starting December 14.
‘Dangal’ is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The videos of Aamir’s transformation and his Dangal girls’ struggle attracted many but people didn’t get to see actress Sakshi Tanwar in those videos. Now, superstar Aamir khan has recently shared a behind-the-scene video which is all about his on-screen wife Sakshi Tanwar.
TV actress Nia Sharma beat silver screen actress Alia Bhatt to emerge the third sexiest Asian woman alive in a poll that was conducted by Britain's Eastern Eye newspaper recently.
Actor Rana Daggubati, who rose to stardom with ‘Baahubali’, will next be seen in ‘The Ghazi Attack’ that is based on the real life incidents of 1971. Rana’s look from the film was released recently and needless to say, the actor looked dapper as naval officer.
Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has won his 11th World Billiards (150-Up format) Championships title. In the summit clash in Bengaluru on Monday, he defeated Singapore's Peter Gilchrist.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious Ballon d'Or for a fourth time, beating his Barcelona's Lionel Messi to bag world football's top individual prize for 2016.