05:40 PM: President Pranab Mukherjee said that the demonetisation may lead to temporary slowdown of the economy while immobilising black money and fighting corruption. He also said that the Government have to be extra careful to alleviate the suffering of the poor.
05:10 PM: Police arrested four accused on Thursday in connection with Bengaluru girl molestation case, wherein men created ruckus and then started molesting women in a gathering on the first day of New Year. A police official said that four out of total six persons arrested in the heinous act that includes Aiyappa, a delivery boy and an ITI student, who were the main culprits.
05:00 PM: Days after reports of mass molestation in Bengaluru, the similar incident was reported from the national capital where a girl was molested by a drunken group in Mukherjee Nagar area. The molesters also attacked the cops who were protecting the girl.
04:30 PM: Main focus of Google in India is to make it work in as many languages as possible, said Google CEO Sundar Pichai while interacting with students at IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal. He hailed Digital India programme and said they are supporting it and working on digitising payments.
04:00 PM: Sensex 245.11 points up to end at 26878.24. Nifty closes at 8273.80
03:30 PM: Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s childhood coach Chanchal Bhattacharya said Dhoni has taken an appropriate decision at an appropriate time. He said that Dhoni has given Virat Kohli the New Year’s gift.
03:00 PM: Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has cancelled Chief Minister V Narayanasamy’s order that banned the use of social media for official work.
02:30 PM: TMC leaders protesting outside PMO detained by Police.
02:20 PM: Prime Minister narendra Modi hailed liquor ban in Bihar. Speaking at 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh in Patna, the PM congratulated Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for his nasha-mukti abhiyan. He said that the move can save coming generations and act as inspiration to other states.
01:55 PM: High-level committee chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved assistance of Rs 208.91 crorefr flood-hit Uttarakhand and of Rs 1782.44 crore for drought-hit Karnataka.
01:45 PM: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the PM was CM for 12 years and he implemented prohibition of liquor very effectively in Gujarat.
01:30 PM: The Supreme Court asked the CBI to conclude probe into purchase of 111 aircrafts bought under UPA government. The apex court expressed hope that the CBI will adhere to the timeline and conclude the probe by June 2017.
01:00 PM: Fire breaks out in CRPF camp in Karan Nagar in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
12:50 PM: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that there was no scope for a change in the announcement of budget and it will be announced on 1 February.
12:45 PM: Home Minister Rajnath Singh High-Level Committee meeting for Central Assistance to Uttarakhand and Karnataka affected by flood and drought respectively.
12:30 PM: Karnataka HM G Parameshwara said that his remark about the New Year’s eve alleged molestation incident of Bengaluru had been interpreted out of context. He said that for women safety, the state government will increase CCTV installation to 5000 and also increase helplines from 15 to 100.
12:15 PM: Earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale strikes near Myanmar-India border in Manipur.
11:50 AM: PM Narendra Modi arrived in Patna for 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh.
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11:30 AM: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley chairs 16th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council in national capital.
11:00 AM: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached Patna Sahib Gurudwara to attend the 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh while BJP President Amit Shah visited Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Delhi on the day.
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10:45 AM: Petition filed by expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa seeking CBI inquiry into Jayalalithaa’s death dismissed by Supreme Court. Jayalalithaa died on December 5, 2016 after prolonged illness.
10:30 AM: Jammu and Kashmir: The city of Srinagar receives the first snowfall of this winter season.
10:05 AM: TMC‘s Saugata Roy said that they will not cooperate anymore with the Centre in rolling out GST. He also denied reports of TMC’s attack on BJP office and said that BJP is a small and insignificant force in West Bengal.
09:30 AM: The Election Commission asks Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to reply by January 9 on each other’s petitions filed before it claiming party and poll symbol.
9:21 AM: General Rawat to visit Jammu to review security, operational preparedness – Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat will visit Jammu today. He will visit Northern Command to review the security and operational preparedness.
7:34 AM: 70 trains delayed, 22 rescheduled and 7 cancelled fog.