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  • Rebel rocket fire kills 12 in Syria's Aleppo
    Damascus, Dec 8 : At least 12 people were killed and 64 wounded when a rebel rocket fire targeted government-controlled areas in the northern city of Aleppo.

  • Three stabbed in a family fight
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : A man and his two sons were stabbed by his two cousins who wanted to avenge their elder brother's death at the hands of his relative, police said on Wednesday.

  • India discussing natural gas swap with Russia, involving China
    New Delhi, Dec 8 : India is in talks with Russia to swap natural gas with China and Myanmar as an alternative to building a proposed pipeline to carry gas from Russian Siberia, a senior official said on Wednesday.

  • No compulsion to go cashless by December-end: Goa CM
    Panaji, Dec 7 : A day after the ruling BJP said that December-end was not a practical target for making Goa India's first cashless state, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday said that there would be no compulsion on registered business to turn cashless.

  • Tata Steel UK's unions 'to progress towards' closure of pension scheme
    Mumbai, Dec 7 : Tata Steel on Wednesday said that its British subsidiary has reached an agreement with the trade unions "to progress towards the closure" of its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual.

  • Telangana Winter Session to commence from Dec. 16
    Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Dec. 7 : The state government has decided to conduct Winter Session of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly from December 16.

  • Pak says statement attributed to Sartaz Aziz on Kulbhushan Yadav 'absolutely incorrect'
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 7 : The Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Wednesday said that the statement attributed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav is 'absolutely incorrect'.

  • Pakistan actors mourn the death of Junaid Jamshed
    Islamabad, Dec 7 : Popular Pakistani actor Fakhr-e-Alam and model-turned-actress Urwa Hocane were among the first few celebrities who mourned for renowned singer and preacher Junaid Jamshed, who died in a plane crash in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday.

  • TN Governor praises people, government for maintaining peace
    Chennai, Dec 7 : Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has appreciate the people, government officials and the police force for the state remaining peaceful after the death of iconic Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa.

  • Goa wants separate IAS, IPS cadre
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Goa has demanded a separate cadre for IAS and IPS officials, parliament was told on Wednesday.

  • Cabinet okays EC procurement of more EVMs
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the proposal of Election Commission for purchase of 4,10,000 Ballot Units (BUs) and 3,14,000 Control Units (CUs) during 2017-18 and 4,35,306 BUs and 71,716 CUs during 2018-19.

  • Cabinet clears more funds to National Industrial Corridor
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared an additional Rs 1,584 crore to the re-designated National Industrial Corridor Development and amp; Implementation Trust (NICDIT).

  • India already on road to cashless economy, says Gadkari
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that the nation has already embarked on the journey towards cashless economy.

  • US building $203mn consulate in Hyderabad
    New York, Dec 7 : The US State Department is to start building a $203 million consulate general complex next year in Hyderabad, one of its busiest outposts.

  • Decrease in inflow of funds in Jan Dhan accounts post demonetization
    New Delhi, Dec. 7 : There has been a considerable decrease in the inflow of funds in Jan Dhan accounts since the time the government has alerted people not to allow their accounts to be used by others for the purpose of converting their black money.

  • Cabinet approves MoU between with Thailand on cooperation in controlling narcotic drugs
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Thailand in controlling narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their precursors and chemicals and drug abuse.

  • Cabinet approves expansion of mandate of DMIC-PITF Trust
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for the expansion of the mandate of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Implementation Trust Fund (DMIC-PITF Trust) and its re-designation as National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT) for integrated development of Industrial Corridors.

  • Cabinet approves EC's proposal for procurement of control units, ballot units for upcoming polls
    New Delhi [India], Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal of Election Commission for procurement of Control Units and Ballot Units during 2017-18 and 2018-19

  • India, UK MoU for cooperation in field of Intellectual Property approved
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the MoU between India and United Kingdom (UK) for cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property (IP).

  • Cabinet approves reforms to boost employment generation, exports in made-ups sector
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to the reforms to boost employment generation and exports in the Made-ups Sector.

  • 77 persons died of shock at Jayalalithaa's illness, death: AIADMK
    Chennai, Dec 7 : Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Wednesday said 77 persons died due to shock after hearing about the illness and later the demise of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and announced a solatium of R. 300,000 to their families.

  • Cabinet approves MoU with Afghanistan on space tech cooperation
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to the MoU between India and Afghanistan on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

  • Cabinet condoles Jayalalithaa's death
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday condoled the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

  • Berlusconi 'in hospital for checks'
    Milan (Italy), Dec 7 : Italy's ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi was admitted to Milan's San Raffaele hospital for "routine" cardio tests, sources from his conservative Forza Italia party said on Wednesday.

  • Sikh body orders probe into Modi's cap controversy
    Chandigarh, Dec 7 : The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has asked the Sikh high priests to look into the controversy surrounding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple) while wearing a cap.

  • India is for peace, but not coward: Parrikar
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said India is all for peace, adding that peace can be ensured only by a strong country.

  • Scheduled Tribe status for six Assam communities
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The committee formed to recommend communities of Assam for granting the Scheduled Tribe (ST) status will submit its report shortly, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

  • Japan Warriors tame Indian Aces in IPTL
    Singapore, Dec 7 : Indian Aces succumbed to their second loss of the season after going down 20-27 to Japan Warriors in the Singapore leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) here on Wednesday.

  • Cabinet nod for India-UK MoUs on IPR, ease of doing business
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to two MoUs signed with Britain in the field of intellectual property (IP) and on ease of doing business, both signed last month during the visit of British Prime Minister Theresa May.

  • 47 killed as Pakistan plane crashes
    Islamabad, Dec 7 : A Pakistani plane carrying 47 passengers and crew on a domestic flight to Islamabad crashed in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, killing all aboard, the media reported.

  • Karunanidhi discharged from hospital
    Chennai, Dec 8 : DMK President M.Karunanidhi was discharged from Kauvery Hospital here on late Wednesday night, said an hospital official.

  • My party doesn't fear early polls: Outgoing Italian PM
    Rome, Dec 8 : The centre-left Democratic Party is not afraid of a snap election in the New Year and will meanwhile help head of state Sergio Mattarella solve Italy's political crisis, outgoing Premier Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday.

  • Demonetisation is a scam worth Rs 8 lakh crore: Kejriwal
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday alleged that the Narendra Modi government's demonetisation move was a scam worth Rs 8 lakh crore, done to write off bad loans worth this amount.

  • Foreign missions concerned over lack of cash
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : After the Indian government demonetised the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes a month ago, foreign missions here have concerns over the paucity of cash for running daily operations.

  • Talks with Pakistan must for Kashmir solution, says Farooq Abdullah
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that solution to Kashmir problem would not be found until all constituents in Jammu and amp; Kashmir and Pakistan are not consulted.

  • DMK chief Karunanidhi discharged from hospital
    Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec. 7 : Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief Karunanidhi was on Wednesday discharged from the Kauvery hospital.

  • Cabinet approves Nutrient Based Subsidy rates for Phosphatic, Potassic fertilizers
    New Delhi [India], Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Wednesday has approved the proposal of half yearly review of Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P and K) fertilizers for the year 2016-17.

  • Free NE from corruption, terror and illegal immigrants, Sonowal urges police
    Umsaw Khwan (Meghalaya), Dec 7 : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday urged police officers to work towards making the northeastern states free from corruption, terror and intrusion of foreigners.

  • Digital transformation to benefit APAC enterprises: Hitachi
    Bengaluru, Dec 7 : Digital transformation would dominate the IT strategies of enterprises across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region in 2017, said computer data and storage systems major Hitachi Data Systems on Wednesday.

  • Demonetisation is a scam worth Rs 8 lakh crore: Kejriwal
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday alleged that the Narendra Modi government's demonetisation move was a scam worth Rs 8 lakh crore, done to write off bad loans worth this amount.

  • India criticised for 'humilating' Pakistan's in Amritsar
    Islamabad, Dec 7 : A Pakistani journalist has hit out at Indian authorities for insulting Pakistani officials who attended the Heart of Asia forum in Amritsar.

  • Human right activists lament lack of democratic space in India
    Kolkata, Dec 7 : Human rights activists on Wednesday expressed concern over the gradual decline of democratic space and violation of rights of the minority and marginalised people in India.

  • Sisodia rebukes civic bodies for 'anti-people' stance
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Pointing to two resolutions of a Delhi municipal body against the use of legislator's fund for development work, Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday told councillors to stop seeing civic bodies as 'Independent Republics'.

  • Cabinet passes resolution on Jayalalithaa's demise
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 : The Union Cabinet met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and condoled the demise of former Tamil Nadu chief minister Selvi J. Jayalalithaa who passed away on December 5 at Chennai's Apollo Hospital.

  • PM Modi congratulates ISRO for successful launch of PSLV-C36 rocket
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of PSLV-C36 / RESOURCESAT-2A.

  • Cabinet approves MoU with Afghanistan on cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday has given its ex-post facto approval to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Afghanistan on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.

  • Union Cabinet approves Pune Metro Rail Project Phase - 1
    New Delhi [India], Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the development of Pune Metro Rail Project Phase - 1.

  • Cabinet approves MoU with UK to support ease of doing business in India
    New Delhi [India], Dec. 7 : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval to the MoU between India and United Kingdom (UK) to support ease of doing business in India.

  • PIA flight crash: 21 bodies recovered so far
    Islamabad [Pakistan], Dec. 6 : 21 bodies have been recovered so far from the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 that crashed on Wednesday with over 40 passengers aboard.

  • SC seeks parliamentary panel report on Lokpal
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Central government to place before it the report of the parliamentary committee that had examined the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Bill, 2014 as government told the court that there were many issues that needed to ironed out before the law could be operationalised.

  • Bengal assembly passes resolution against demonetisation
    Kolkata, Dec 7 : The West Bengal assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution rejecting the central government's decision to demonetise Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes and sought a rollback.

  • Cabinet approves reforms to boost employment, exports in made-ups sector
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the reforms to boost employment generation and exports in the made-ups, or textile, sector.

  • Mistry was not given chance to voluntarily step down: Mistry's office
    Mumbai, Dec 7 : The Office of Cyrus Mistry on Wednesday rebutted Tata Sons Interim Chairman Ratan Tata's revelation that Mistry was given a chance to voluntarily step down from the position which he declined, and was then formally replaced.

  • Cabinet rolls over nutrient-based subsidy rates for fiscal's second half
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday decided to roll over Nutrient-Based Subsidy (NBS) rates for Phosphatic and Potassic (P and amp;K) fertilisers for the second half of the current fiscal.

  • 20% quota for militancy-hit districts in border forces
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Twenty per cent of vacancies in the forces guarding the country's borders are filled with people from militancy-affected districts, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

  • India's domestic passenger traffic up 22.7% in October: IATA
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : India's domestic passenger traffic grew by 22.7 per cent in October, a global airlines' association said on Wednesday.

  • Sunit Chowrasia, Udayjit hog limelight in amateur golf meet
    Kolkata, Dec 7 : Local boys Sunit Chawrasia, Udajyjit Bhalotia and Karandeep Kochar were among the prominent qualifiers for the Matchplay round of the 116th Amateur Golf Championship of India here on Wednesday.

  • Elections are fought and will be fought with black money: Farooq Abdullah
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday claimed that elections in India are fought using black money and will be continue to be so in the future.

  • Cabinet approves Indo-Thai agreement on narcotics control
    New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved agreement between India and Thailand in controlling narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their precursors and chemicals and drug abuse.

  • Bengaluru to face Jordan's club in AFC Champions League preliminary
    Bengaluru, Dec 7 : I-League champions Bengaluru FC will face Jordan's Al Wehdat SC in their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League preliminary stage fixture in an away tie on January 31.