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04 Jan 2017Manipur
Unrest in Manipur may create obstacles for polls
The ongoing blockade by Naga rebels in Manipur and the complex circumstances arising out of the situation have been cited by the Home Ministry as a prime concern, as the Election Commission prepares to announce polls.
Mobile app launched for Haj application process
The Union minister of state for minority affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched a mobile app providing information and facilitate e-payments for the Haj pilgrimages.
03 Jan 2017Samajwadi Party
SP's Abu Azmi blames women for molestation
Samajwadi Party's Abu Azmi sparked anger by stating that "women call nudity fashion", and that the Bengaluru molestation incident was caused by women's fashion sense.
SB Deo now vice-chief of Air Staff
Air Marshal SB Deo on Monday took over from Air Marshal BS Dhanoa as vice-chief of Air Staff.
Rs.4,663 crore illicit cash recovered post demonetization
The IT Department revealed that it has recovered over Rs.4,663 crore in illicit cash since the demonetization scheme was announced in November 2016.
Raipur farmers give free veggies to protest demonetization
Farmers in Raipur have resorted to giving 1 lakh kg of vegetables free of cost to protest the government's demonetization scheme.
03 Jan 2017Samajwadi Party
Karnataka HM says mass molestations 'do happen' around New Year
G Parmeshwara, Karnataka Home Minister speaking on the mass molestation in Bengaluru again nonchalantly said 'such incident do happen on New Year day and Christmas'.
03 Jan 2017Narendra Modi
PM to review demonetization impact with senior ministers
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi will meet his senior ministers to discuss the impact of demonetization and subsequent steps taken by the government.
02 Jan 2017Delhi
3 sent to judicial custody over money-laundering charges
Parasmal Lodha, Rohit Tandon and Ashish Kumar were sent to 14 days of judicial custody by Saket court in connection with a money laundering case; the three have filed bail applications before the court.
BHIM becomes most popular Android app
Days after being launched, the government's online payments app BHIM (Bharat Interface for Mobile) has become the most popular Android app in India.
RBI refuses to answer RTI query regarding demonetization
Fifty days after the Centre announced Rs.500 and Rs.1000 notes would cease to be legal tender, the Reserve Bank of India declined to answer the burning question: Why were the notes demonetized?
02 Jan 2017Jharkhand
Jharkhand mine collapse toll rises to 18
Officials stated that the death toll from the Lalmatia open cast coal mine collapse rose to 18, after authorities recovered 2 more bodies.
Five issues that could worry India in 2017
When 2016 was about to start, experts had predicted that five things would worry India the most in the year.
PM Modi's New Year's Eve address evokes mixed reactions
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-awaited New Year's Eve address to the nation evoked mixed reactions.
01 Jan 2017Narendra Modi
New Year Resolution of Celebrities
New year resolution is a tradition of making promises to oneself for self-improvement.
NSG website hacked
The website of the NSG has been hacked by a group/hacker called Alone Injector; on the homepage, the hackers say freeing Kashmir is their goal.
01 Jan 2017Sikkim
Sikkim: India's first fully organic state
Sikkim became India's first fully organic state, with 75,000 hectares of agricultural land gradually converted to certified organic land; the land was converted based on guidelines issued by the National Programme for Organic Production.
Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi to lead Eastern Command
Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi stated that he would continue leading the Army's Eastern Command with "full professional sincerity" and had no intention of resigning.
01 Jan 2017Mehbooba Mufti
Longest stint of unrest in Kashmir continues
Kashmir has been embroiled in turmoil since July, 2015.
01 Jan 2017Delhi
Delhi High Court rules on myriad issues
Delhi High Court has seen a significant number of public interest litigations (PIL) and litigation on a variety of issues.
01 Jan 2017Japan
UN Sec-General to get dossier from Pak about India's interference
Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi will present a dossier on alleged "Indian interference" in its affairs to incoming UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on 2nd January.
01 Jan 2017West Bengal
WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied any incident of rioting at Howrah district's Dhulagarh town.
31 Dec 2016Narendra Modi
PM Modi's reforms for home loans and agriculture
PM Modi today said under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna the housing-loans in 2017 below Rs.9 lakhs and Rs.12 lakhs will have 3% and 4% lower interest-rates.
31 Dec 2016Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
President passes ordinance to criminalize holding old notes
In order to control a parallel economy running on old currency, the government declared "holding, transfer and receiving of the demonetized note a criminal offence, punishable" with a fine.
31 Dec 2016India
Bipin Rawat, Birender Dhanoa appointed as Army and AirForce chief
Lt General Bipin Rawat was appointed the 26th Army Chief of India replacing General Dalbir Singh Suhag.
31 Dec 2016India
5 inmates escape Buxar jail by using bedsheets as rope
Five inmates of Buxar central jail escaped in Bihar.
ED registers criminal case against Zakir Naik
The Enforcement Directorate has registered a criminal case against preacher Zakir Naik and his organization the Islamic Research Foundation under money laundering laws; the ED said they would look into allegation of illicit financial transactions in IRF.
Govt plans 2-day campaign to highlight demonetization-gains
The Centre has planned a 2-day campaign beginning with PM Modi's speech to highlight the gains made after demonetization; he is also likely to put forth a post-demonetization roadmap for the Indian economy.
Modi launches BHIM app for e-transactions
PM Modi launched a new application to facilitate e-transactions called Bhim (Bharat Interface for Money); it is said to be a modified version of the UPI and USSD.
4 lakh crore under scrutiny
The tax department is scrutinizing nearly Rs.4 lakh crore of cash deposited into bank accounts since demonetization was announced.
Stuff that made news in 2016
2016 wasn't just about popular celebrity controversies, politicians making funny statements, a sports-player breaking records or another terrorist attack somewhere in the world.
Navy Chief new Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee
Navy Chief Sunil Lanba took over as the new Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) from out going IAF Chief Arup Raha; the government is currently working on a new post for inter-services co-operation like a permanent CoSC Chairman or a Chief of Defence Staff.
30 Dec 2016Kochi
Kochi's transgender schools starts with 10 students
India's first alternative learning centre for the transgender community has started in Kochi; the school called Sahaj International will be inaugurated by activist-actor-artist Kalki Subramaniam.
IIT Madras site hacked by Pak hackers
The website of IIT Madras was hacked and defaced by a Pakistan based hacker identified as 'Faisal 1337x.'
30 Dec 2016Jharkhand
Coal mine collapses, over 40 feared trapped
A coal mine has collapsed in Jharkhand's Godda district, sparking fears that over 40 miners may be trapped under the debris.
30 Dec 2016Japan
PM Modi's 2016 foreign policy mission accomplished
Prime Minister Modi's third year in office had effectively been a time of foreign policy consolidation.
Fate of Aadhaar's first recipient and village
The first Indian to receive an Aadhaar card, Ranjana Sonawane, hails from Tembhli, a remote village in Maharashtra.
29 Dec 2016Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
Rs.10,000 fine, no jail for holding old notes
The government clarified that there would be no jail term for holding old Rs.500, Rs.1000 notes after 31 March; they added that it would carry a minimum fine of Rs.10,000.
29 Dec 2016India
NHAI to pay Rs.922 crore over demonetization toll losses
The National Highways Authority of India will have to pay Rs.922 crore to private toll operators who incurred losses due to the suspension of toll collection after demonetization.
29 Dec 2016India
Looking back at 2016
The year 2016 has witnessed several political upheavals both domestically as well as internationally.