NIA seizes Rs 36 crore in demonetised banknotes; 9 arrested:- Visible impact of demonetization, a day before the nation celebrates anti-black money day, the NIA has seized demonetised currency worth over Rs 36,crore and arrested 9 persons in this connection in the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case.
Post demonetization our country moved on to a much cleaner, transparent & honest financial system: FM:- Battle lines were drawn today a day ahead of the first anniversary of the Modi government’s tactical attack against black money. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley responded to the Congress marking tomorrow as black day.
NGT slams Delhi, UP, Haryana govt over bad air quality:- National Green Tribunal today slammed Delhi, UP, and Haryana government over bad air quality in the capital.
Smog engulfs Delhi/NCR region, air quality deteriorates:- The Delhi and national capital region today woke up to a thick layer of smog, clocking ‘very poor’ on the air quality index.
‘India considers Climate Change as a major threat to collective well-being’:- Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that India considers climate change as a major threat to collective well-being and wants to play a positive, as well as constructive role in combating it.
King Philippe of Belgium meets PM Modi:-Belgium’s King Philippe today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and discussed bilateral issues.
BJP to begin ‘Gujarat Gaurav Maha-Sampark Abhiyan’ from today:- BJP will begin its mass contact drive-‘Gujarat Gaurav Maha-Sampark Abhiyan’-from today to maximise its reach to voters across the state where assembly elections are due next month.
Three terrorists killed, one jawan martyred in Pulwama encounter:- The security forces neutralized three terrorists in Pulwama in a coordinated action involving J&K police, CRPF and the army.
Centre orders multi-agency group to probe the Paradise Papers:- The Centre has ordered a probe by the reconstituted Multi Agency Group into the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ Paradise Papers.
Campaigning for Himachal Assembly polls to end today:- Campaigning for the 68 assembly constituencies Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections will come to an end this evening. The fate of 338 candidates in the fray will be decided on Thursday.
Nepal: RPP releases election manifesto:- The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has released its manifesto for provincial and parliamentary elections in Nepal.
Nepal: Left alliance releases its manifesto for parliament & provincial polls:- In Nepal, the left alliance has released its manifesto for the upcoming parliament and provincial elections. Communist Party of Nepal (UML) Chief K P Sharma Oli and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal jointly unveiled alliance manifesto at Kathmandu on Tuesday.
India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival begins at Kathmandu:- A thematic India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival kicked off at Kathmandu in Nepal from Tuesday. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated the 5 day festival. In his address Ambassador Puri said that the festival will help in promoting folk crafts of India and Nepal and further strengthen people to people contact between both the countries.
Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi rejects idea of ‘independent Kashmir’:- Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday rejected the idea of an “independent Kashmir”, saying it was not based on “reality”.
Trump warns time for ‘patience’ on North Korea is over:- The time for “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, US President Donald Trump warned, after winning Japan’s backing for his policy of considering all options to rein in the rogue state.
Five-day India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival begins today:- A theme based India-Nepal Folk Crafts Festival will begin in Kathmandu today.
Sri Lanka IOC unit rejects allegations on petrol crisis:- Lanka IOC, a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) in Sri Lanka has refuted claims that delay in its shipment was the reason behind fuel shortage in the island nation.
2G scam verdict: Hearing deferred till December 5:- A special court has deferred hearing on the final judgment in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases till December 5, in which former telecom minister A Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi are among the key accused.
T20: India beat New Zealand by six runs to win series 2-1:- Indian bowlers defended a modest-looking 67 with admirable discipline as the hosts pipped New Zealand by six runs in the rain-hit third Twenty20 to claim the series 2-1, in Thiruvananthapuram Tuesday night.
Indian ‘sheroes’ return after historic Asia Cup win:- Indian women hockey team arrived last night in Delhi to a grand welcome after clinching the Asia cup for the 2nd time and securing their berth for next year’s World cup. The victory is sure to act as a big morale-booster for the team ahead of the big events lined up in the next few months.
Television Academy ousts Harvey Weinstein from its membership:- Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has now been voted out from the membership of the Television Academy.
Harvard honours Elton John for efforts towards fighting HIV, AIDS:- Harvard Foundation has honoured legendary singer Elton John for his contribution in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Little Directors: Festival to showcase films made by children:- Short films made by kids aged 7-16 years under the ‘Little Directors’ programme, an initiative of Children’s Film Society India (CFSI), will be showcased at the upcoming International Children’s Film Festival.
Mammals became active after dinosaur extinction: Study:- Mammals started being active in the daytime about 66 million years ago when dinosaurs were wiped out, according to scientists who suggest that our ancestors emerged from the shadows only when their vicious, giant predators disappeared.
Ozone layer hole reducing due to warmer weather conditions:- The giant hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer is shrinking and has shrivelled to its smallest peak since 1988, NASA scientists have said.
‘Science can bring world’s leading superpowers together’:- International scientific collaboration in the Arctic can help align common interests among countries experiencing geopolitical conflict, including the US and Russia, researchers say.
Loneliness, stress harms physical and mental health: Study:- People with poor social skills tend to experience more stress and loneliness, which can negatively affect their physical as well as mental health, a study has found.
Fibre-rich diet reduces mortality risk in colon cancer patients:- People who eat a high-fibre diet or increase their fibre intake after a colon cancer diagnosis may be less likely to die of such tumours than those who do not eat much fibre, according to a new study.
Small gestures make people feel more loved: study:- Small, non-romantic gestures – such as snuggling with a child – can make people feel more loved than simply saying ‘I love you’, a study has found.