Live Breaking News Headlines Update: Former Iranian president Akbar Rafsanjani passes away

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Updated: January 8, 2017 10:30:32 PM

7 international flights delayed and 1 cancelled. 2 domestic flights delayed and 1 cancelled fog at Delhi's IGI Airport due to prevailing weather conditions.

rafsanjaniAkbar Rafsanjani (Reuters)

10:26 pm: Election Commission transfers 21 police officers in Punjab, with state all set to go on Assembly polls on February 4.

10:01 pm: Former Iranian president Akbar Rafsanjani passes away.

9:31 pm: We are not charging any transaction fee on card payment from tomorrow: ICICI spokesperson

9:15 pm: Both India and France sides reiterated the need for early finalization of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism: MEA

8:36 pm: Banks have levied a fee of 1% on us. We have no option but to stop EDC machines from operating from pumps: Anurag Narain, DPDA

8:15 pm: From tonight we will not be accepting any credit or debit card of any bank, says Delhi Petrol Dealers Association president Anurag Narain

06:46 pm: Man allegedly sets house on fire after killing his father in Delhi’s Madhu Vihar.

06:07 pm: Addressing the media, Samajwadi Party supremo, Mulayam Singh Yadav said, “I am Samajwadi party chief and Akhilesh Yadav is the Chief Minister of UP. Shivpal Yadav is the state President.” He also said that Ramgopal Yadav has been expelled for six years and he can’t call party convention.

05:01 pm: Petrol pumps using HDFC POS Machines won’t accept payments through credit card and debit cards as the bank decides to levy 1 per cent charge for every sale.

04: 30 pm: As per a statement by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), banks shall obtain and link PAN or Form No. 60 (where PAN is unavailable) in all bank accounts by 28 February.

03:56 pm: Speaking to ANI, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swaroop said, “we had 8000 delegates at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas this year, which is the maximum till now.”

03:27 pm: While addressing a rally in Amritsar in Punjab, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “From 2002-2007 did Congress do a single thing for Punjab? They only indulged in vendetta politics and blame-game.”

01: 50 pm: It is in BJP-PDP agenda to maintain dialogue. So I think dialogue should be initiated with all stakeholders in Kashmir said BJP minister Yashwant Sinha while talking to ANI.

01:35 pm: Taking to ANI on Ramgopal Yadav’s meet with the Election Commission, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh said the signatures of support are forged and hence their authenticity is doubtful.

01: 26 pm: At least five persons, including four members of a family, were killed on Sunday when a Kolkata bound Indo-Bangladesh Maitree Express train collided with a car. As per media reports, the accident took place at around 10 am in Gazipur district near Dhaka.

01:05 pm: As per a top White House official, the India US counter-terrorism cooperation has been ‘incredibly successful’. The spokesperson has also diminished threat of terrorism, reported PTI.

12: 50 pm: Speaking to ANI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said GST will be implemented this year and it will provide for better indirect tax administration. It will be an efficient law against tax evasion.

11:45 am: As per PTI, squeezing out of 86 per cent of currency constituting 12.2 per cent of GDP would obviously have significant consequences, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Queues outside banks have disappeared and remonetisation has moved ahead, he added further.

11: 40 am: Meanwhile the Income Tax Department has asked banks to report cash deposits in accounts between April 1 and Nov 9, 2016.

10:45 am: Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costapm has thanks delegates for the homage to Mario Soares, former PM of Portugal and icon of democracy, tweets Vikas Swarup, Official Spokesperson, MEA, India

10: 45 am: Janata Dal United leader Mukesh Singh shot dead by unknown assailants in Patna district’s Barh

10:43 am: Constituting a Special Investigation Team under directions of Supreme Court was the first decision to fight black money, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, reports ET Now

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10:03 am: Railways offers platforms for setting up over 2,000 ATMs

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9: 40 am: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a complete and comprehensive report on quality and quantity of water that is being supplied to end users at various localities before February 13.

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9:20 am: Kiran Bedi to quit as LG in 2018, reports CNN News 18

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8:05 am: Four dead and four injured after a car hits a night shelter in Lucknow’s Dalibagh.

7:35 am: 10 Indian fishermen apprehended by Srilankan Navy at Palk Strait

6:45 am: 7 international flights delayed and 1 cancelled. 2 domestic flights delayed and 1 cancelled fog at Delhi’s IGI Airport due to prevailing weather conditions.


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