30th December News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day
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India TV News Desk Lucknow December 30, 2016 19:58 IST

National News

SP split imminent: MSY expels Akhilesh, Ram Gopal from party; showdown likely on Jan 1

Escalating the infighting to another level, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, in a major political development today, sacked UP Chief Minister and son Akhilesh Yadav from all party posts for six years.

PM Modi launches BHIM app, says 'your thumbprint is now your bank'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched Aadhaar-based mobile payment application 'BHIM' (Bharat Interface for Money) at Digi-Dhan Mela here to promote and make digital transactions easier.

Enforcement Directorate registers money-laundering case against Zakir Naik, his NGO

The Enforcement Directorate has registered a criminal case against controversial Islamic evangelist Zakir Naik and his organisation Islamic Research Founmdation under money laundering laws.

Arunachal Pradesh: CM Prema Khandu suspended from his party along with six others

Arunachal Pradesh has yet again plunged into a political turmoil with state's ruling  Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA) temporarily suspending chief minister Pema Khandu, deputy CM Chowna Mein and five other legislators from the primary membership of the party for alleged anti-party activties.

Jharkhand mine collapse: Death toll rises to 10, rescue operations underway

As many as ten bodies have been recovered and over 30 are still feared trapped in the collapsed coal mine of Lalmatia in Jharkhand's Godda district.

International News

China ‘blocks’ bid to designate Masood Azhar as terrorist at UN, India terms move surprising

In a major blow to India's bid to put a ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader and Pathankot terror attack mastermind, China today converted its ‘technical hold’ on the United Nations proposal to designate Maulana Masood Azhar as a terrorist into a ‘block.’

Russia won't expel US diplomats in tit-for-tat measure, says Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin today said that his country will not expel any US diplomat in response to the US’ decision to expel 35 Russian diplomats over allegations of interference in the US presidential election.

Bangladesh summons Myanmar envoy over influx of Rohingya Muslims, demands early repatriation

The Foreign Ministry of Bangladesh has summoned the Myanmar envoy in Dhaka in wake of the worrying scenario of the huge influx of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state into the country.

Business News

Reliance Jio explains free call, data offer to TRAI

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has told telecom regulator TRAI that its latest voice and data offer does not violate any of the existing norms that requires promotional offers to be limited to 90 days.

Demonetisation deadline ends: No rush to deposit invalid notes, but cash crunch to continue, say bankers

There was no major last-minute rush of people to deposit scrapped 500/1,000-rupee notes in their accounts as the 50-day deadline ended today, bankers said.

Twitter could soon let you edit your tweets, time-bound window likely

Prominent social media platform Twitter is planning to introduce a new feature that will allow users to edit the tweets they post on their timeline.

Entertainment News

Bigg Boss 10: Manveer takes over as captain, starts his own ‘Adaalat’ in house

After much hullaballoo in the house from past few days, Manveer Gujjar, the village boy and a social activist, has been made the new captain. And, soon he will exploit his powers to sentence two contestants to jail.

Aamir’s ‘Dangal’ emerges winner, thrashes Salman’s ‘Sultan’ at box office

Superstar Aamir Khan’s latest flick “Dangal” has minted Rs 197.53 crore at the box office in its opening weekend, surpassing Salman Khan-starrer "Sultan", 2016's highest grosser, collected in its first week.

Virat Kohli opens up on his engagement rumours with Anushka, says reports are false

India’s Test captain Virat Kohli on Friday said that the media reports claiming that he and actress Anushka Sharma are getting engaged anytime soon, is false and misleading.

Sports News

Tennis star Serena Williams announces engagement with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

World number two in tennis rankings Serena Williams has got engaged to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit.

IOA won't reply to Sports ministry on Friday, decision after consulting IOC, says official

Indian Olympic Association is not going to abide by Sports Ministry's direction to reply to the show cause notice on the controversial elevation of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents as it will first consult its parent international body, a top official said on Thursday.

 

 
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