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10:30 PM: Himachal Pradesh: Case registered in connection with theft of Rs. 1 crore in old denomination currency from UCO bank in Shimla.
09:00 PM: More than 50 people were killed in a prison riot in Brazil’s Amazon region when fighting broke out between rival gangs, media reports said today, citing local officials.
08:30 PM: David R Syiemlieh has been appointed today as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by President Pranab Mukherjee.
08:00 PM: The Prime Minister’s Office has sought a detailed performance report from flag carrier Air India, which is surviving on a Rs 30,000 crore bailout package from the exchequer.
07:23 PM: Mumbai’s Cyber cell arrested a person for attempting to hack IT details of Actress Kareena Kapoor. Accused belongs to Paramilitary forces.
06:25 PM: CBI registers two cases against a bank manager of Bank of India, an official of Surat co operative bank and a private person, who were involved in illegal practices, private person deposited around Rs 60 crore illegally to the bank post-demonetisation.
06:15 PM: CBI is conducting searches at 12 locations in Surat and 1 in Jaipur.
06:00 PM: After removal of Anurag Thakur as BCCI chief Sports Minister Vijay Goel said, “We are forming a committee for improvement in our national sports code, chaired by Secy of Sports Ministry.”
05:20 PM: Mulayam Singh Yadav and compenions leave from Election Commission office.
05:10 PM: Reacting on Anurag Thaur’s expulsion his father Prem Kumar Dhumal said, “Don’t think there is a need to comment on SC’s verdict, law takes it own course.”
04:45 PM: Mulayam Singh Yadav, Amar Singh, Shivpal Singh Yadav and Jaya Prada reach at Election Commission’s office in Delhi.
04:40 PM: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi here today launched a mobile application which will provide information and facilitate e-payments for the pilgrimage.
04:20: PM: Watch Justice Lodha hails Supreme Court decision to remove Anurag Thakur.
04:15 PM: My commitment to the best of Indian cricket and autonomy of sports will always remain: Anurag Thakur
03:40 PM: Ousted BCCI chief Anurag Thakur said that BCCI is the best managed sports organisation in the country and India has the best cricket infrastructure in the world. Reacting on the decision of the Supreme Court that removed him as the President of BCCI, he said that for him it was not a personal battle but for the autonomy of the sports body and he respects the apex court like any citizen should.
03:25 PM: Home Minister of Karnataka, G Parameshwara called report of molestation incident in Bengaluru, where a huge mob molested women on the first day of New Year, was “unfortunate”. He said that there were more than 25 CCTV cameras were installed and they will be examined. State DGP Om Prakash also said that culprits will be identified and required action will be taken against them.
02:35 PM: I am fortunate to address such a big rally, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parivartan Rally in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The PM attacked Samajwadi Party feud and said that it was unfortunate that development was not the priority of rulers there in the state. Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah were also present in the event.
02:20 PM: Islamic State claims responsibility for Istanbul nightclub attack, reported AFP. In the attack, the assailant killed 39 people, including two Indians during the New Year celebration.
01:50 PM: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah said no one in Opposition has raised corruption allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in two and a half years. He was speaking at Parivartan Rally in Lukcnow.
01:45 PM: Probably cycle symbol will be frozen and both factions will be given ad hoc names and symbols as polls are close, said SY Qureshi former Chief Election Commissioner on Samajwadi Party feud.
01:10 PM: Ajay Shirke said he had no problem with his removal as BCCI secretary. Just after his removal by Supreme Court, Shirke said, “Don’t have to say much as I haven’t read judgement, but I don’t have a problem.” He further said that let new dispensation run cricket and maintain supremacy of India in cricket.
01:00 PM: Amar Singh reached Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence in Delhi. Later, Jaya Prada also reached the place.
12:40 PM: Supreme Court asked Centre to file detailed reply within two weeks as to what is the status of pending judges appointment and transfer as well.
12:10 PM: Congress leader Karan Singh said that there is a need to talk to Pakistan as it is the only solution of war between India and Pakistan. He also expresses need to talk to separatists if they are ready to do so.
11:45 AM: AIADMK’s Thambi Durai requested Sasikala Natarajan to take charge of the chief minister of Tamil Nadu immediately and accede to wishes of party cadre. O Panneerselvam is currently serving as TN CM.
11:30 AM: Supreme Court removesd Anurag Thakur from the post of BCCI President and asked him “why prosecution should not be initiated against him”? The apex court also removed Ajay Shirke from the post of BCCI Secretary.
11:00 AM: Supreme Court said that no politician can seek votes in the name of caste, creed or religion while hearing several petitions in Hindutva case. It added that election is a secular exercise and thereby its way and process should be followed.
10:50 AM: Mulayam Singh Yadav is national president of Samajwadi Party and will always be, said Shivpal Yadav and added that he will be with him till his last breath. Meanwhile, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh to visit election Commission at 2 PM.
10:45 AM: A Delhi Police head constable, Chand Pal, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver near gate G of Supreme Court.
10:25 AM: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav to leave for Delhi. Answering questions of media in the morning, Mulayam Singh said he was “completely healthy” and added no one could accuse him of wrongdoing as he had never indulged in corruption or betrayed anyone.
10:00 AM: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has called a meeting of Samajwadi Party’s MLAs at 11am. Akhilesh was chosen as national president of the party at a national convention held in Lucknow on Sunday. However, Mulayam Singh Yadav declared all the decision taken in the convention as illegal soon after it concluded.
09:45 AM: Stock markets opened on a subdued note on the first trading day of 2017, with the benchmark BSE Sensex falling over 132 points in early trade on profit-booking after recent gains. The 30-share index, which had gained 415.78 points in the previous two sessions, fell 132.37 points, or 0.50 per cent, to 26,494.09 in early trade today.
09:00 AM: Seven dead in two road accidents in Kerala and Chhattisgarh. While a bus rammed into a car and a bike in Kerala’s Kochi leaving four dead, five dead and more than 25 people injured after collision between tractor and bus in Chhattisgarh’s Gariaband.
08:25 AM: 10 domestic and 8 international flights delayed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport due to fog.
08:00 AM: Preparations underway in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, for Parivartan rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It will be first rally of the PM in the New Year-2017.
07:30 AM: Thick blanket of fog covered Delhi with cold wave conditions prevailing in the national capital. As many as 53 trains (arriving late in Delhi area) delayed, 26 rescheduled and three cancelled due to fog and other operational reasons.