25th December News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day
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India TV News Desk New Delhi December 25, 2016 19:55 IST

National News

We are rooting for less cash, not no cash: Arun Jaitley explains PM Modi’s 'cashless' bid

Cornering all criticism for turning India into a ‘cashless economy’, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today explained that the term means use of less cash and not no cash.

Law against 'benami' properties will soon be operationalised: PM in ‘Mann Ki Baat’

Carrying forward his war against corruption and black money post-demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday that the government will soon operationalise a strong law to effectively deal with 'benami' properties and this was just the beginning.

PM Modi defends frequent changes in demonetisation rules

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday defended frequent changes in demonetisation rules, saying these are being done to reduce people's problems.

Pakistani Hindus can now avail Indian citizenship at Rs 100

People belonging to Hindu and other minority communities of three neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, as Indian citizens have been drastically reduced to as low as Rs 100 from Rs 15,000.

From 2017, DU likely to conduct entrance test for students seeking admission in B.Com

In a move that may bring cheers to some section of students, Delhi University is planning to conduct B.Com admissions through entrance test in the new academic session.

International News

Russia’s Tu-154 defence aircraft carrying over 90 people crashes into Black Sea

A Russian Defence Ministry plane carrying over 90 people onboard crashed into the Black Sea shortly after taking-off from the resort city of Sochi today, authorities said.

Fake news prompts Pak Defence Minister to threaten Israel with nuclear strike: report

Instigated by a fake news report that his Israeli counterpart had threatened "nuclear retaliation" for Islamabad's role in Syria, Pakistan's Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif threatened Israel that his country could use nuclear weapons too.

Russia’s Tu-154 defence aircraft carrying over 90 people crashes into Black Sea

A Russian Defence Ministry plane carrying over 90 people onboard crashed into the Black Sea shortly after taking-off from the resort city of Sochi today, authorities said.

Business News

Go cashless, win prizes as PM Modi launches lucky draw schemes to boost digital payments

In a move to push citizens towards less-cash and digital economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced lucky draw schemes, ‘Lucky Grahak Yojana’ and ‘Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana’, for people who use digital payment methods including e-banking, mobile banking and e-wallets.

Govt plans to amend law to make cheque-bounce a non-bailable offence from 2017: Report

In a major step post demonetisation, the central government is now planning to amend the law to introduce harsher punishment for bounced cheques from the next year, media reports said on Sunday.

Entertainment News

‘Dangal’ registers ‘Dhaakad’ collection at box office, earns over Rs 34 cr on Day 2

Aamir Khan’s latest release "Dangal" is creating ripples at the box office as the film has earned over Rs 64 crore within two days of its release in India

No issues about being considered a sex symbol: Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is all geared up to set the screen on fire in itsy bitsy bikinis in her debut Hollywood project ‘Baywatch’, says she has no issues about being considered a sex symbol as she considers it as part of her profession.

‘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.

Sports News

PM Modi lauds cricketers, junior hockey team for making country proud

Lauding the national cricket team and the junior hockey side for their recent successes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ show on Sunday said that there performances have made the country proud.

Jharkhand put one foot in semis with 1st innings lead

Jharkhand secured a crucial first innings lead, courtesy smart batting from the lower-order batsmen, even as Haryana was fighting hard in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals,Starting the day at a solid 228 for three, Jharkhand's first innings folded at 345 as they took a 87-run lead over their opponents with Virat Singh (107) scoring his second first class century.

 
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