Live Breaking News Headlines Update: PM Modi applauds Digital India; says Indians are at the forefront of IT

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New Delhi | Updated: January 9, 2017 9:29:11 PM

PM Modi speaks at inauguration of India International exchange at GIFT city in Gandhinagar

PM Modi addresses in Gandhinagar at the inauguration of India International exchange at GIFT city. (ANI)PM Modi addresses in Gandhinagar at the inauguration of India International exchange at GIFT city. (ANI)

09:26 PM: WATCH:

09: 10 PM: Akhilesh Yadav will be the Chief Minister after the elections:Mulayam Singh Yadav to ANI.

09: 00 PM: Cash in unallotted&benami lockers was seized from cooperative banks at places including Solapur, Pandharpur, Surat and Jaipur: IT sources.

8:45 PM: Two dead and nine injured after being hit by a speeding truck in Punjab’s Pathankot.

08: 20 PM: Several cooperative banks found involved in laundering unaccounted cash at unprecedented scale post November 8: IT sources

08: 15 PM: “Opportunities in science for the youth, India as a hub for research and innovation,” said, PM Narendra Modi at the inauguration of India International exchange at GIFT city in Gandhinagar.

08: 09 PM: CPIM MP TK Rangarajan claims Centre has changed Pongal holiday from compulsory to restricted, says have written letter to MoS PMO

07: 34 PM: Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) has initiated migration of its existing Central Excise/Service Tax assessees to GST. CBEC made PAN mandatory for migration to GST.

07: 30 PM: Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh releases Rs 25 crores for restoration of roads,electricity and water in heavy snow affected areas

07: 10 PM: PM Modi inaugurated India International stock exchange at GIFT city in Gandhinagar.

07: 05 PM: Bengaluru: US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal receives ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Samman’ from President Pranab Mukherjee

— ANI (@ANI_news) January 9, 2017

06: 50 PM:  WATCH: PM Modi speaking at inauguration of India International exchange at GIFT city in Gandhinagar

06:45 PM: Pakistan claims to have launched its first submarine-launched nuclear-capable missile Babur-3, which has a range of 450 km

06: 10 PM: PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Global trade show today in Gandhinagar, Gujrat. Deputy PM of Poland Piotr Glinski met PM Modi.

06:05 PM:  President Pranab Mukherjee speaking at Pravasi Bharatiya Samman ceremony, Bengaluru

05:55 PM: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced class X and class XII exams to now begin from March 9 in view of the state assembly elections in five states. “Gave careful consideration to situation before postponing exams by week which will now allow students to get more time for preparation,” said a CBSE statement.

05:31 PM: Commenting on the rumors of MS Dhoni being asked to resign, Chief Selector MSK Prasad has said that the reports are false. Stepping down as captain was solely Dhoni’s decision.

04:57 PM: BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting has been scheduled to take place on January 11 at 6:30 pm to finalise candidates for Punjab and Goa, reported ANI.

04: 09 PM: Commenting upon the extension of his remand for 6 more days by the CBI, TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay said, “They won’t release me before the budget session gets over.”

04: 01 PM: Congress writes to the Election Commission demanding the removal of PM Narendra Modi’s posters from petrol pumps ahead of assembly elections in 5 states.

03: 44 PM: NRI raised issue at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas of problems faced by them after demonetisation. Union Minster VK Singh promises to take it up with Finance Ministry, reported ANI

02:50 PM: Congress women wing protests against demonetisation in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.

2:19 PM: Addressing the media, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said, “There is some problem in the party, one person is behind this feud. I am sure that issues will be resolved.”

01: 33 PM: Meanwhile Jodhpur District Sessions Court has said that it will announce decision on Salman Khan’s Arms Act Case on January 18.

01: 15 PM: Trinamool Congress leaders protest against Central government’s Demonitisation move in Delhi.

11: 32 AM: Sanitation workers stage massive protest against the Delhi Government and Centre over salary hike issue.

11:19 AM: Samajwadi Party State President Shivpal Singh Yadav reaches SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence in Delh earlier today.

10:19 AM: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose around 24 points in opening trade today as investors made selective buying in blue chip stocks amid a better trend in other Asian bourses.

8:51 AM: Air India Flight 435 from Delhi, unable to land in Bhopal due to fog; flight diverted to Nagpur.

8:10 AM: Watch SpiceJet’s tweet

7:50 AM: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to release Punjab Congress Manifesto for upcoming polls at 12:30 PM.

7:49 AM: Mulayam Singh Yadav to visit the Election Commission today.

7:27 AM: 6 International and 7 domestic flights delayed due to fog.

7:24 AM: 41 trains arriving late, 9 rescheduled, 3 cancelled due to fog.

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