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Pandits will return to Kashmir Valley with dignity, says Ram Madhav Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Hindustan Times
Having fulfilled its long-pending promise of negating Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that the next objective for the party is to ensure the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley.
No pardon for Delhi gang rape convict Mukesh Singh, MHA tells President Hindustan Times
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked President Ram Nath Kovind to reject Delhi gang rape convict Mukesh Singh’s plea for mercy, according to news agency Press Trust of India. Shah’s recommendation to the President that ends any possibility of Mukesh Singh escaping the gallows is reported to have been sent last night, people familiar with the development said.
TMC govt not implementing central schemes as there is 'no cut money', says PM as Mamata skips event Pioneer
Taking a swipe at the Mamata Banerjee Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday alleged it was not implementing central schemes as they do not help "syndicates" or involve "cut money".
Naval version of Tejas successfully takes off from aircraft carrier in major feat Pioneer
The naval version of the indigenously-built Tejas light combat aircraft on Sunday successfully took off from the "ski-jump" deck of the aircraft carrier INS Vikramadity in a big leap in overall development of the jet.
CAA: Pro-BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta Gheraoed, 'Locked In' at Visva-Bharati Wire
In a series of tweets on Wednesday evening,  Swapan Dasgupta, the pro-BJP journalist who is a nominated MP in the Rajya Sabha, said he had been locked into a room along with around 70 people at Visva-Bharti University in West Bengal after a “howling mob” that he alleged was “itching for confrontation” gheraoed the venue of a talk he delivered on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Air India, AI Express rerouting flights that usually take Iranian airspace Pioneer
Hours after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 people crashed near Tehran and Iranian government conducted missile strikes against US military bases in Iraq, Air India said it is temporarily rerouting its flights and that of its subsidiary Air India Express which use Iranian airspace.
Ant-CAA stir: 46 served notices for damaging public property in UP's Muzaffarnagar Pioneer
The district adminstration has sent notices to 46 people for their alleged involvement in damaging public property during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests here. The notices to 46 people have been sent by a panel set up under additional district magistrate Amit Kumar by the authorities.
India close to concluding a trade package with US: Shringla Pioneer
India and the US are close to concluding a trade package that would provide enhanced market access to both countries, India's outgoing Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.
445 Bangladeshi nationals caught returning from India in last two months since publication of Assam NRC, says BGB chief Firstpost
Bangladesh's paramilitary force chief said on Thursday that a total of 445 Bangladeshi nationals returned from India in last two months following the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) by the Indian government. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Director General Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam disclosed the figure during a press briefing.
Can Provide Citizenship act in Italian to Rahul Gandhi, says Amit Shah Anindita Sanyal, NDTV
The Citizenship Amendment Act is not against the minorities and there is no question of its being withdrawn, Union minister Amit Shah reiterated today amid continuing protests against the law that has been perceived by many as "anti-Muslim".
India condemns vandalism at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan Hindu
An agitated mob pelted stones from a nearby area towards the place of worship after a dispute broke out over the alleged abduction and conversion of a Sikh girl. India on January 3 strongly condemned acts of vandalism at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.
IMA scam: CBI raids two Income Tax officials, properties across Bengaluru and TN NewsMinute
In another development in the probe in the Rs 4,000-crore I-Monetary Advisory (IMA) ponzi scam in Bengaluru, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday raided two senior Income Tax sleuths in Bengaluru. Three other middlemen associated with the company were also probed, officials said.
2 soldiers killed in exchange of fire with terrorists along Line of Control, says Army Hindustan Times
Two Indian Army soldiers were killed early on Wednesday in a gunfight with heavily-armed Pakistani infiltrators along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kalal area of Nowshera sector in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. “Two Indian Army soldiers have been martyred during a cordon and search operation in Kalal area of Nowshera sector. The operation is still in progress. Further details are awaited,” said Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand.
Indian Navy bans smartphones, social media on bases, ships Hindustan Times
After the recent arrest of seven navy personnel for allegedly leaking sensitive information to an espionage racket with links to Pakistan, the Indian Navy has issued direction to ban the use of all smartphones and social networking platforms on-board ships and naval bases.
Navy plans to build 24 submarines, six of them nuclear powered Hindustan Times
To strengthen its underwater fleet, the Indian Navy plans to build 24 submarines, including six nuclear attack submarines, a parliamentary panel was told. The Navy also told the panel that Medium Refit Life Certification (MRLC) of submarine Sindhuraj has been held up since the Russian side has not been able to submit bank guarantees and integrity pact due to sanctions imposed by the US.
Maximum age limit for Chief of Defence Staff put at 65, Government amends rules Mint
The defence ministry has amended rules to allow the Chief of Defence Staff to serve up to a maximum age limit of 65 years. The changes have been made in the services rules of the Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force for extension of retirement age of the Chief of Defence Staff to a maximum of 65 years if a service chief is appointed to the post.
IAF's MiG-27 decommissioned from Air Force Pioneer
The iconic MiG-27 was decommissioned from the Indian Air Force at Jodhpur air base on Friday. After serving the IAF for over three decades, the fleet of MiG-27 had their last sortie from the air base on Friday. Jodhpur air base had the squadron of seven MiG-27.
CAA will not be implemented in Bengal as long as I am alive: Mamata Pioneer
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said that as long as she is alive the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will not be implemented in Bengal. None can snatch away the rights of the people of the country, like citizenship, the Trinamool Congress supremo said at a programme here.
125 crore residents now have Aadhaar: UIDAI Pioneer
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Friday said that 125 crore residents of India now have Aadhaar. "The achievement comes along with the rapidly increasing use of Aadhaar as the primary identity document by the Aadhaar holders. This is evident from the fact that Aadhaar-based authentication services have been used close to 37,000 crore times since inception," an official statement said here.
‘Rioters have been silenced’: Yogi Adityanath on police crackdown, property seizure Hindustan Times
The actions taken by the Yogi Adityanath-led government has “shocked” every protester into silence, the chief minister’s office has said in a series of tweets amid criticism against the crackdown during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests.
Oppn led by Cong created confusion over CAA, misled people: Shah Pioneer
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday accused the opposition of creating confusion over the Citizenship Amendment Act and spoiling the atmosphere in the national capital by misleading the people. Addressing an event organised by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Shah  said the time is up for the Kejriwal government in Delhi and the BJP will form the next government in the national capital.
‘This is not leadership’: Army chief Bipin Rawat slams anti-CAA protests Hindustan Times
Outgoing Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday slammed the protests over the new citizenship law, saying leaders emerge from crowds but are not those who “lead people in inappropriate directions”.
Delhi in for second-coldest December since 1901 Indian Express
With a numbing cold continuing to sweep through Delhi-NCR, the region is expected to record its second-coldest December since 1901, the weather department said on Thursday. “The mean maximum temperature for December was less than 20 degrees Celsius only in 1919, 1929, 1961 and 1997,” an official of the India Meteorological Department said.
All Indians are Hindu, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Aditya Chunduru, Deccan Chronicle
RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that all 130 crore people residing in India were “Hindus”. “We have a specific definition of who a Hindu is. We think anyone who loves this country and wants its progress is a Hindu. So all 130 crore people in this country are Hindus. Of course, this is what we think. You may disagree with our definition,” he said.
Govt panel favours 2 GST slabs, rate rejig for some items Saloni Shukla, Sachin Dave & Deepshikha Sikarwar, Economic Times
The government may consider collapsing the five goods and services tax (GST) slabs into two and address inverted duty structure distortions in order to simplify the system and combat a shortfall in collections. These were among the recommendations made by a committee of officials from the Centre and the states on GST revenue augmentation, said people with knowledge of the matter.
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