Indonesia’s Minister H. Wiranto calls on Prime Minister Modi:The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, H. Wiranto, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
Srinagar records season’s lowest temperature, Dal lake forzen:Cold wave tightened its grip on Kashmir with the night temperature in Srinagar dipping slightly to settle at the season’s lowest of minus 6.2 degrees Celsius.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Goa Naval area:Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday visited the Goa Naval area. She was accompanied by Admiral Sunil Lanba, the Chief of the Naval Staff.
National Anthem not mandatory in cinema halls: SC:Revising its earlier order, Supreme Court says, playing of National Anthem in cinema halls not mandatory; Inter-ministerial committee set up by Centre to take final call on playing of national anthem in cinemas.
Jammu & Kashmir: 2 Terrorists Killed in Kokernag:Two terrorists gunned down by security forces in Kokernag in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir; Two more terrorists are believed to be holed up; Area cordoned off to flush out hiding terrorists; Three terrorists apprehended in Sopore by forces.
Aadhaar case: Committed to freedom of press, says govt:The Centre has asserted that it is committed to the freedom of the press amid mounting outcry over an FIR lodged in connection with a newspaper report on alleged Aadhaar data breach.
Delhi wakes up to a cold, foggy morning:Delhi woke up to a cold morning today with light fog conditions.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from UP:Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has been elected unopposed in a by-poll to a Rajya Sabha seat from Uttar Pradesh.
Jet Airways air hostess, agent sent to 2-day judicial custody:A Delhi court on Tuesday sent to two- day judicial custody a female flight attendant of Jet Airways, arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency worth over Rs three crore.
Good news for Haj pilgrims:Paving way for the Centre to make available a cheaper mode of transport for Haj pilgrims, Saudi Arabia has given its nod to India’s plan to revive the option of ferrying devotees to Jeddah via sea route, 23 years after the practice was stopped.
PM presents vision of New India at 1st PIO-Parliamentarian Conference:Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, reform to transform is our guiding principle; Says, the government’s aim is to make system transparent and accountable and uproot corruption; Says, international bodies like the World Bank, IMF looking at India in a positive way.
PM: Give top priority to Cyber Security issues:Prime Minister Narendra Modi says cyber security issues should be given top priority; urges use of technology to pin point problem areas on radicalization, lays emphasis on open exchange on information between states and authorities to keep nation secure.
Good news for Indian techies, US says no change in H-1B extension policy:In a relief for Indian techies, United States authorities on Tuesday said that the Trump administration is not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country.
North Korea to attend February’s Winter Olympics in South Korea:North Korea offered to send athletes and a high-level delegation to the forthcoming Winter Olympics in the South as the rivals held their first official talks on Tuesday in more than two years after months of tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
Cold wave conditions continue in most parts of Nepal:The extreme cold wave conditions continue to prevail in various parts of Nepal. Tarai, the southern part of the country is worst affected by severe cold wave and dense fog. The extreme cold weather has claimed two more lives. One person died in Saptari district and another in Rautahat district due to biting cold.
Direct tax collection rises 18.2% in Apr-Dec:The provisional figures of Direct Tax collections up to December, 2017 show that net collections are at Rs. 6.56 lakh crore which is 18.2% higher than the net collections for the corresponding period of last year.
RBI seeks SC nod for action against Jaypee Associates:The Reserve Bank of India has moved the Supreme Court, seeking permission to initiate insolvency proceedings against Jaiprakash Associates Ltd.
Yusuf Pathan suspended for doping violation:Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has been suspended for five months for failing a dope test during a domestic match last season.
Bafta 2018: Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ gets 12 nominations:Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy drama “The Shape of Water”, about a lab cleaning lady who develops a bond with a sea monster, earned an impressive 12 nominations at this year’s Baftas.
Indian Space Research Organisation gets ready for historic 100 mission:India will launch ISRO’s 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission on January 12 from Sriharikota, in a milestone event in the country’s space history.
Gene mutations behind obesity identified:Researchers have discovered mutations in a gene related to obesity, offering new treatment possibilities in the fight against the global epidemic.
Snow falls in the Sahara desert:Residents of Ain Sefra in northern Algeria on Sunday welcomed the sight of snow in the Sahara, the hottest desert in the world.
India-Israel Dastkari Haat underway in New Delhi:Its a fair that art lovers would not want to miss, a grand amalgamation of traditional handcrafts, their technique and classical dance presentations that is underway in Delhi Haat in the capital these days.
Google honours Nobel Laureate Har Gobind Khorana with a doodle:Google honoured Indian-American biochemist Har Gobind Khorana on his 96th birth anniversary today with a doodle, illustrating him and his DNA work.
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