INS Trikand and INS Teg to sail into port of Abu Dhabi on Saturday : As a part of comprehensive strategic relationship and to strengthen defence cooperation between India and the United Arab Emirates, two ships of the Indian Navy namely INS Teg and INS Trikand will make port of call in Abu Dhabi. The ships are scheduled to arrive on 23 December, 2017 and depart on 26 December, 2017.
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U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer visits India : U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer arrived in New Delhi on Thursday for meetings with his counterparts in the Government of India. This is his first visit to India as Secretary of the Navy.
Govt provided all possible help to Ockhi-hit states: HM in Lok Sabha : The Government on Friday asserted in the Lok Sabha that it has provided all possible assistance to the Ockhi cyclone-hit regions of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep and that the Centre would stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the states concerned to deal with the situation.
Trace Rohini ashram’s founder: Delhi HC to CBI : The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the CBI to trace the whereabouts of the founder and spiritual head of a north Delhi-based ashram, being probed by the agency for allegedly confining women and girls like ‘animals in a cage’.
Adarsh Housing scam: Bombay HC rejects sanction to prosecute Ashok Chavan : Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan will not be prosecuted in the high-profile Adarsh housing society scam case.
INS Trishul to return home after Anti Piracy Patrol of 120 days : INS Trishul will return to Mumbai on December 23 after completion of her four month long mission in the Gulf of Aden Region.
‘HAMESHA VIJAYEE’ – Indian Army concludes its major military exercise in Rajasthan : In a significant show of strength, Indian Army’s Southern Command concluded its one of a kind exercise ‘HAMESHA VIJAYEE’ in the deserts of Rajasthan to evaluate the capability of the armed forces to strike deep into enemy territory in an integrated air-land battle.
India, China 20th round of border talks gets underway : India and China today hold a fresh round of border talks under the special representatives mechanism which will be the first on the sticky boundary issue since the 73-day-long military standoff in Doklam.
India-Swiss deal inked, data sharing from January 1 : In a move aimed at combating black money stashed abroad, India signed an agreement with Switzerland on Thursday that would allow automatic sharing of tax- related information from January 1 next year, the CBDT said.
2G spectrum case: CBI, ED to appeal against verdict acquitting all accused : A Delhi Court on Thursday passed an order acquitting all the accused including former Telecom Minister A Raja and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi in the alleged multi-thousand-crore-rupee 2G spectrum scandal case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation and Directorate of Enforcement.
FM defends Economy in Lok Sabha; Rajya Sabha stalled yet again : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha said that growth rate of 7 to 8 per cent is being achieved, inflation is also under control, and impact of reforms is visible. He also expressed hope that petroleum will be brought under GST after consent of states. Meanwhile Rajya Sabha was stalled yet again due to disruptions by the Congress party over the issue of PM Modi’s alleged comments on former PM Manmohan Singh and the 2G verdict.
Pakistan is on notice: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence : United States warns Pakistan for the second time in the same week on the issue of terrorism; Vice-President Mike Pence says it has much to lose if it does not stop harbouring terrorists on its soil; Trump served an ultimatum on Monday.
Fire in South Korean fitness centre kills 29 : A fire in an eight-storey fitness centre in the scenic South Korean city of Jecheon on Thursday killed 29 people and injured another 29 people, Mayor of Jecheon, Lee Keun-kyu, said today.
South Sudan government, rebel groups sign ceasefire : South Sudan’s government and rebel groups signed a ceasefire in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday in the latest attempt to end a four-year civil war and allow humanitarian groups access to civilians caught in the fighting.
UN resolution on Jerusalem: India votes in favour against US move : India joins overwhelming majority at UN General Assembly in favour against US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Sensex, Nifty pull off new peaks, post third weekly gains : Stock indices closed on a merry note ahead of Christmas as benchmarks Sensex and Nifty rallied to all-time peaks, with IT, technology and capital goods running the show. While the Sensex came within the kissing distance of 34,000, the Nifty ended slightly short of 10,500.
RBI clarifies stance on ‘Banks under Prompt Corrective Action’ : The Reserve Bank of India has come across some misinformed communication circulating in some section of media including social media, about closure of some Public Sector Banks in the wake of their being placed under the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework.
Setback for India: Shooting may be snubbed for 2022 Commonwealth Games : In a huge setback to India’s medal prospects at the Commonwealth Games, shooting may be dropped from the programme for the 2022 edition.
Russia to stage alternative events for athletes who won’t take part in Pyeongchang Games : Russia’s sports minister said on Thursday that they will hold alternative events for its athletes, in the wake of the IOC’s decision to ban the Russian Federation from competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.
2nd T20: India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs, Rohit records fastest joint T20I ton : Rohit Sharma bludgeoned the Sri Lankan attack with a record-equalling 35-ball century and powered India to a series-sealing 88 run win in the second Twenty20 International in Indore on Friday.
Indian football team ends year at 105th in FIFA rankings : The Indian men’s football ended the year at 105th spot in the FIFA rankings, unchanged from last month, released on Thursday.
Sensational Gurbani takes Vidarbha to maiden Ranji final : Medium pacer Rajneesh Gurbani’s sensational bowling guided Vidarbha to their maiden Ranji Trophy final after they stunned defending champions Karnataka by five runs in a thrilling semi-final, on Thursday.
Salman Khan again tops Forbes India Celebrity 100 list : Superstar Salman Khan has once again topped the Forbes’ annual list of the highest-earning entertainers in the country.
Twitter bots can be hazardous to health: study : Fake social media accounts or bots can not only sway political discourse, but may also harm your health by promoting advice not supported by scientific research, a study warns.
NASA develops new tool to search for alien life : NASA has developed a new tool, designed to detect compounds and minerals associated with biological activity, to help the search for alien life.
‘Driving with Selvi’ – Life of an extraordinary woman : Breaking the chains of social norms that only suffocated her, this gutsy woman gave phrases like fighting with courage and rising like the phoenix entirely new meanings. Not for nothing has her life been documented in a film shown in festivals across the globe.
Risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs peaks at Christmas : This Christmas, look out for your pooches before they start munching on festive treats, warn scientists who found that risk of chocolate poisoning in dogs significantly increases over the holiday season.