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# 12:03 PM

Flags flown at half-mast on National Day of Mourning in Russia: Reuters India

# 12:02 PM

Iran's currency hits record low as Trump worries deter fund inflows: Reuters India

# 12:00 PM

Star gymnast Simone Biles voted AP Female Athlete of the Year after golden run at Rio Olympics: AP

# 11:59 PM

Barack Obama says he thinks he could have won a third term as US President: AFP

# 11:24 PM

Pope pays tribute to Iraqi #Christians persecuted by #IslamicState: Reuters India

# 11:23 PM

Chelsea ease past Bournemouth for record 12th win: Reuters India

# 11:21 PM

Hyderabad: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seize 814.5 KG of drug worth over Rs 80 lakh during raid at a farmhouse in Shamshabad: ANI

# 11: 20 PM

I have said what I had to. The ball is in court of PMO & others now. Will he respond & come out clean?- Sheila Dikshit on her name in Sahara list

# 11:00 PM

Uttar Pradesh: Schools and colleges will remain closed on 27th and 28th of December in Varanasi due to severe cold wave conditions: ANI

# 10: 53 PM

Chile's government works to re-establish connectivity in quake affected zone : Reuters India

# 10: 52 PM

Ex-BoE chief says Britain staying in EU single market makes no sense: Reuters India

# 10: 51 PM

Surveillance images confirm Berlin attacker travelled via Lyon: probe source: AFP

#10:42PM
Uttar Pradesh: Schools and colleges will remain closed on 27th and 28th of December due to severe cold wave conditions. -ANI 

#10:30 PM
Himachal Pradesh HC dismissed plea filed by CM Virbhadra Singh,his wife & son challenging I-T Dept's move to reopen assessment of tax returns -ANI 

# 10:03 PM

Netanyahu seeks to rally Israelis around him in anti-Obama assault: Reuters India 

# 10:01 PM

Bhopal(MP): Special #CBIcourt sentences Bhind SDM DR Kurre & 4 others for 5yrs in connection with land compensation fraud worth Rs16.5 lakh

# 9:38 PM

After hearing praises of 'Dangal' movie on Sunday, I had announced that the movie will be 'tax free' in the state: Haryana CM ML Khattar

# 9:37 PM

Delhi: Aamir Khan and Haryana CM ML Khattar at the film screening of movie 'Dangal' at the Film Division: ANI

# 9:21 PM

Manipur Blockade update: 10 Central Reserve Police Force companies deployed on ground; 7 companies will be on transit: ANI

# 9:18 PM

Sheila Dikshit denies report of withdrawing her name as Congress UP CM candidate after her name appeared on Sahara list: ANI

# 9:11 PM

Cafeteria manager jailed for insulting Turkey's Erdogan, says lawyer: Reuters India

# 9:09 PM

RBI gives farmers 60 more days to repay crop loans due in Nov-Dec, says prompt repayment will be eligible for extra 3% interest subsidy

# 9:08 PM

Hyd: Police arrest a person named Rupesh Agarwal of Dinesh gold, recovered 506 grams of gold &Rs 15 lakh (approx) in new 2000 currency notes

# 9:07 PM

Rahul Gandhi asked PM a simple question as to whether or not he took money from Birla and Sahara; PM isn't answering it: Randeep Surjewala: ANI

#9:03PM

PM is jolted,BJP is angry;The day fair probe takes place, that day Modiji's face, black heart and black money will be unveiled: R Surjewala-ANI 

# 8:51 PM

Army captain and his wife dead, two others injured in a road accident on NH 37A in Assam's Tezpur: Police - PTI

# 8:50 PM

Two men detained with Rs 17.66 lakh cash, including Rs 10.24 lakh in 2,000 rupee notes, in Maharashtra's Sangli: Police: PTI

# 8:48 PM

Hyd: Police arrested 5 ppl in an  ATM moneyfraud case, recovered valuables and Rs 1.09 crore cash from the Rs 1.88 crore withdrawn by them: ANI

# 8:47 PM

Punjab: Nine women injured in an acid attack during a clash over a land dispute in Kapurthala; Case registered; 1 arrested: ANI

# 8:45 PM

Chhapra (Bihar): Bank seizes the account of a farmer after deposit of Rs 2.27 crore appeared in his account suddenly.

#8:37PM
B'lore: IT Dept unearthed undisclosed income of Rs169 cr(approx) during search ops at premises related to real estate developers&mall owners -ANI

#8:18PM
Chhapra (Bihar): Bank seizes the account of a farmer after deposit of Rs 2.27 crore appeared in his account suddenly.-ANI 

#8:12PM
Pakistan releases 220 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture. Fishermen arrives in India via Attari-Wagah border -ANI 

#8:03PM

Mumbai police serves notice to IRF regarding declaring it as an illegal outfit by Registrar Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, Delhi -ANI 

#8:01PM

Congress State Presidents to hold press conference on the issue countrywide on December 29th: Sources -ANI 

# 7:51 PM

Railways double compensation amount for accident victims, new rule to be implemented from January 1st, 2017: News Nation

# 7:40 PM

4 accused-tour guide, driver, helper of tourist bus, hotel worker- arrested;Police remand custody will be sought for interrogation: Deepndra Pathak

# 7:37 PM 

The complainant came down to Delhi, got her statement recorded before police & court, helped in collecting evidences: Deependra Pathak

# 7:33 PM

On Dec 3, Delhi police registered FIR regarding an incident of gangrape of a US national in hotel- Deependra Pathak, Joint CP, South West Delhi - ANI

# 7:26 PM 

Bhubaneswar: BJP Mahila Morcha protested against BMC Mayor AN Jena & his alleged link in murder of engineering student; demanded resignation: ANI

# 7:13 PM

Pakistan releases 220 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture; Brought to India through Wagah Attari route: ANI

# 7:00 PM

Tributes flow for soulful British singer #GeorgeMichael, dead at 53: Reuters India

# 6:59 PM

J&K: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh visited forward areas of Leh & Kashmir as part of his farewell visit in the Command theatre: ANI

# 6:58 PM

Manippur Blockade: 3500 paramilitary personnel moved to Manipur in view of the prevailing situation in the state.

6:56 PM

Joint Working Grp meet b/w India & Sri Lanka on fishermen issue to take place in Delhi on Dec 31;followed by Ministerial meet in Colombo on Jan 2: ANI

# 6:51 PM

About 72,000 blank calls made to @DelhiPolice helpline numbers everyday, some callers repeatedly dial 'by mistake': Officials - PTI

# 6:43 PM

Manipur CM playing games with lives of ppl of Valley;Govt of India from day1 asked him to avail all required support from Centre: Ram Madhav - ANI

# 6:42 PM

2 Army officers dead, 2 critically injured in a car accident in Tezpur (Assam), earlier on Monday: ANI

# 6:40 PM

We have been in touch with Saudi Arabia and local Yemeni authorities for Father Tom's release. MEA: ANI

# 6:39 PM

With regard to safe release of Father Tom who was abducted some months ago, we have been in regular touch with countries in the region: MEA - ANI

# 6:35 PM

Four persons arrested in connection with the alleged #gangrape of a #USnational at a 5-star hotel in New Delhi earlier in 2016: PTI

#6:30 PM 

NIA files chargesheet against one accused for alleged involvement in terrorist conspiracy in Kolkata ISIS-JMB case: ANI

# 6:27 PM

Dear Pope Francis, please take care of my life; request my fellow human beings of different Govts to come forward and help me: Father Tom

# 6: 25 PM

Pres. & PM,I'm sad nothing done seriously in my regard-Father Tom Uzhunnalil, Indian priest abducted by ISIS in March, in video posted on web: ANI

#6:20 PM

Centre rushes additional 4,000 paramilitary personnel to #Manipur to reopen national highway blocked by Naga Group: PTI

# 6:16 PM

Durg (Chhattisgarh):As cost of tomatoes hits all time low of Re.1/kg, in protest farmers unloaded 70 trucks of tomatoes on road in Dhamdha

#6:15 PM

At least 30 dead in Uganda boat accident on Lake Albert (Source: AFP)

# 6:14 PM

Despite good relations,every country should have limit,border should be secured;So decided to secure 223.7 km-long Indo-B'desh border-RSingh

# 6:04 PM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives in Delhi: ANI

# 6:03 PM

Three people dead, six injured as tempo overturns near #Chandvad on Mumbai-Agra national highway in Maharshtra's Nashik: PTI

# 6:02 PM

Bangladesh is the only country amongst India's neighbours which supports us on every issue: Home Minister Rajnath Singh: ANI

#6:01 PM

Chhattisgarhpolice arrest 7 ppl under C'garh Special Public Security Act in Sukma distt, also recovered Rs 1 lakh in old notes from them.

# 5:47 PM

Whole nation supported our #demonetisation move; ppl said Modiji did it with clean intention, so they were ready to face problems: R Singh: ANI

# 5:46 PM

We don't do politics only for power, we do poltics for changing the society: Home Minister #RajnathSingh in Assam (ANI)

# 5:43 PM

Guwahati: Home Minister Rajnath Singh addressed the Assam State BJP Executive meeting: ANI

# 5:41 PM

Court sentenced DL Dhawan to four years simple imprisonment, also imposed a fine of Rs 6 lakh: ANI

# 5:40 PM

Spl Judge,CBI Cases,Karkardooma Courts convicted D.L.Dhawan, then Assistant Director, AIR & Doordarshan,Delhi in disproportionate assets case: ANI

# 5: 39 PM

Had I been European, I'd have been taken more seriously. I'm from India & perhaps not considered of much value: Father Tom Uzhunnalil: PTI 

# 5:37 PM

Indian priest abducted from Yemen by ISIS in March appeals to Pope Francis, Indian Govt to secure his release in a purported video: PTI

# 5:36 PM

When we were talking about demonetisation, Modiji was laughing; Ppl said new thing should be given chance;Utterly failed: Mallikarjun Kharge: ANI

# 5:35 PM

Body of crashed Russian plane found in Black Sea: AFP

# 5: 29 PM

Delhi: Meeting of Congress General Secretaries,State in-charges,State Presidents & office bearers underway to discuss demonetisation issue

# 5:15 PM

Rahul Gandhi meets Congress general secretaries, PCC chiefs to review party's future strategy on demonetisation: PTI

# 5: 14 PM

Delhi-Delegation of “All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union" met MoS PMO #JitendraSingh, discussed prevailing unrest in Manipur: ANI

# 5:13 PM

Russia: Focus is on faults, not terror, in plane crash probe: AP

# 5:12 PM

CBI arrests PM Srivastava,Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner, Chennai who also holds Hyderabad additional charges, for accepting Rs. 25K bribe: ANI

# 5:01 PM

Patiala House Court issues production warrant for Khalistan terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo, directed that he be produced in court on 3 Jan: ANI

# 5:00 PM

13 civilians killed in #DRCongo Christmas Day ethnic attack: AFP

# 4:47 PM

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan conferred honorary doctorate by Maulana Azad National Urdu University for promoting Urdu culture: PTI

# 4:45 PM

Will appeal to SC on Patiala House Court's order; National Herald took lots of benefits from govt: Subramaniam Swamy: ANI

# 4:40 PM

Russian news agencies: Intelligence agency sees no signs of a possible terror attack in Sunday's plane crash: AP

# 4:39 PM

A lower level of taxation that is globally compatible is necessary if India has to have broader base of economy: Fin Min ArunJaitley: ANI

# 4:38 PM

Cong to organise Opposition party meet tomorrow on issues of demonetisation, personal corruption of PM: Jairam Ramesh: ANI

# 4:37 PM

Assam: Army & Kokrajhar Police in a joint operation apprehended 2 NDFB(S) terrorists on Sunday in Kokrajhar district: ANI

# 4:24 PM

4.8 KG (approx) gold looted from #MuthootFinancecompany branch in Dhoraji (Rajkot, Gujarat): ANI

# 4:23 PM

Thane (Maharashtra): Around 30 kg of #gold stolen from #ManappuramGoldFinanceCompany in #Ulhasnagar; Police registers case.

# 4:13 PM

RahulGandhi is a novice, all his tactics are failing. Congress is responsible for the country's current situation: DharmendraPradhan - ANI

#4:11 PM

Chhattisgarh: 2 Naxals  accused in #Dantewada jailbreak incident in Bijapur district have been arrested by security forces: ANI

#4:09 PM

We can understand Behenji's pain as recent movement garnered great support from masses: Union Min Dharmendra Pradhan Demonetisation: ANI

# 4:03 PM

No player's bill is pending with us: VijayGoel, Union Sports Minister on golfer SP Chaurasia's allegations on IOA: ANI

# 4:00 PM

He resigned from RS on health grounds; We share warm relationship with him & his family;wish him speedy recovery-Derek O'Brien, TMC: ANI

#3:58 PM

Mithun Chakraborty resigns from Rajya Sabha citing health issues: ANI

#3:57 PM

Sensex down 233.60 points to close at 25,807.10. #Nifty settles at 7,908.25: ANI

#3:34 PM

Had asked a few questions to Modi ji in my last few speeches on benami properties & frequent change in rules etc: R Gandhi

#3:30 PM

Paytm means Pay to Modi. Modiji said we'll bring back black money & distribute that money among poor,later he changed his narrative: R Gandhi

#3:27 PM

Later, he said this is a fight against terrorism and then said it is step taken to promote cashless economy: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi

#3:18 PM

Swamy had sought documents & ledger books from Congress.He 'll have to give a list of witnesses on Feb 10, which is the next date of hearing.(ANI)

#3:16 PM

Patiala House court dismisses Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking some documents of National Herald, next hearing on Feb 10th (ANI)

#3:14 PM

Earthquake tremors of magnitude- 3.5 hit Dehradun, Uttarakhand at around 2:16 PM. No loss/ damage reported.(ANI)

#3:10 PM 

Swiss govt has sent a list of Swiss Bank acc holders to Indian govt, why didn't Modi Ji put them across in Parl? When will he do it? :Gandhi

#3:10 PM 

Indian thieves are smartest in the world and miser as well, they don't keep their black money in cash: Rahul Gandhi

#3:09 PM 

99 per cent cash that Indians have is not black money: Rahul Gandhi

#3:08 PM

We introduced Land Acquisition Bill for farmers to get right price of their land, Modi Ji tried to stop it thrice by ordinance: Rahul Gandhi

#3:04 PM

The govt wants to rob farmers of their lands, we want to protect farmers: Rahul Gandhi in Baran

#3:00 PM 

Farmers commit suicide everyday in the country but still govt did not pay heed to their demands put forward by us: Rahul Gandhi

#2:59 PM

Nabha jail break : 5 accused including Khalistan Liberation Force terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo to remain in judicial custody till Jan 9

#2:50 PM

J&K: Gas cylinder blast inside Kupwara Police Station injures 2 civilians and one policeman.

#2:40 PM

If you invest in manufacturing&other sectors,returns are visible after long period but in irrigation,results start showing in next season-FM

#2:35 PM

Thane (Maharashtra): Around 30 kg of gold stolen from Manappuram Gold Finance Company in Ulhasnagar; Police registers case. (ANI)

#2:29 PM

Left will give call of protest when PM's new announcements come, depending on what they are.Will consult opposition parties also: Yechury(ANI)

#2:21 PM

We will not be attending tomorrow's press conference: Sitaram Yechury on Congress's joint opposition leaders press conference(ANI)

#2:15 PM

After tournament, officials said Rs15 Lakh would be given because tournament’s time was too less to spend Rs 30 Lakh: Golfer SSP Chawrasia

#2:10 PM

Waited 4 hrs at airport in Rio with 50 Kg luggage,w/o proper info by Indian Olympic officials: Golfer SSP Chawrasia on his Rio Olympic visit(ANI)

#1:49 PM

Congratulations DRDO for successfully test firing Agni V. It will enhance our strategic&deterrence capabilities: President Pranab Mukherjee (ANI)

#1:40 PM

Chennai: Metropolitan magistrate court posted petition by person claiming to CM Jayalalithaa's friend,regarding cause of her death,to 11 January (ANI)

#1:20 PM

Delhi: Customs Dept seized 453 grams of gold from a passenger travelling from Bangkok(ANI)

#12:50 PM

Actor Shah Rukh Khan conferred honorary doctorate by Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad - ANI

#12:30 PM

Helmand: Governor's spokesman Omar Zwak said suicide bomber targeted provincial NDS chief. 1 police officer killed, 3 others wounded: TOLO(ANI)

#12:21 AM

DMK general body meeting, which was postponed after party chief Karunanidhi was hospitalised, has now been scheduled for January 4th, 2017(ANI)

#12:17 PM

Helmand - suicide car bomber targets police Humvee in Lashkargah city. Casualties feared, reports Afghan media (ANI)

#12:10 PM

Samajwadi Party is known for supporting goondaraj, and their record with communal peace is not good either: Mayawati

#12:08 PM

It is being said that Cong & SP will form alliance, final call will be taken when its realised that BJP will benefit from alliance: Mayawati

#12:05 PM

Non-fulfilment of promises has led to anger towards BJP govt: Mayawati

#12:03 PM

Note ban has now become a bone in the throats of BJP now: Mayawati 

#12:01 PM

Not even 1/4th of the promises made by BJP during 2014 Lok Sabha elections are fulfilled, people are frustrated: Mayawati,BSP Chief (ANI)

#11:48 AM

The India that we foresee in next future decades will be an India where voluntary compliances will have to increase: FM Arun Jaitley(ANI)

#11:42 AM

Payment of legitimate taxes is part of a citizen's duty, and non payment is visited with severe consequences: FM Arun Jaitley (ANI)

#11:40 AM

FM Arun Jaitley at inauguration of Professional Training of 68th Batch of IRS (C&CE) Officers 

#11:30 AM

Rs 2000 fake notes worth Rs 26 lakhs recovered in Rajkot, two arrested (ANI)

#11:12 AM

Agni 5, India's longest range & indigenously developed nuclear capable missile, test launched off Odisha coast (ANI)

#11:02 AM

Augusta Westland Case: Ex AirForce Chief SP Tyagi gets bail from Delhi Patiala House Court

#10:45 AM

Approximately Rs 40 Lakhs (in Rs 10 & Rs 20 notes) showered on folk singers in a musical event in Navsari, Gujarat (ANI)

#10:20 AM

In Davangere of  Karnataka Rs 2000 new notes worth  11.30 lakh recovered by Davangere Extension police station  from the possession of 2  persons. Matter referred to IT

#9:52 AM

Delhi police arrests three people for looting Rs 10 lakh from a cash van in Delhi's Pandav Nagar on Dec 19, police says Rs 9 lakh recovered (ANI)

#9:34 AM

Typhoon leaves 1 dead, messes up Christmas in Philippines. (AFP)

#9:06 AM

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat who was summoned by CBI today in the alleged Sting CD case, to not appear before the investigation agency.(ANI)

#8:58 AM

Karnataka:More than 900 cylinders blast near Chintamani last night. Cylinders were stored in a truck,3 vehicles gutted. Situation under control (ANI)

#8:28 AM

Odisha: One dead, 10 injured as picnic bus with students meets with an accident near Maichheli village in Nuagaon (ANI)

#8:20 AM

Uttar Pradesh: Fog covers Lucknow, cold wave conditions continue (ANI)

# 7:46 AM 

236 couples tie the knot in mass wedding ceremony in Surat (Gujarat) (ANI)

# 7:32 AM 

6 (arrival) international flights delayed at Delhi's IGI Airport, 1 (arrival) and 4 (departure) domestic flights delayed due to fog 

#7:20 AM 

Dense fog in Gurugram, cold wave conditions continue to prevail. (ANI)

#7:15 AM 

Many trains delayed at Kanpur Central railway station as fog envelops different areas in Uttar Pradesh. (ANI)

#7:10 AM

Fog blankets Delhi, cold wave conditions continue. (ANI)

#7:02 AM

37 trains delayed (arriving late in Delhi area), 06 rescheduled due to fog and other operational reasons 

# 5:30 AM 

British singer George Michael dies aged 53: publicist (ANI)

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First Published : 26 Dec 2016, 07:42:00 AM

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