PM: BJP’s development model means inclusive and all round development:Prime Minister Narendra Modi connects with booth level BJP workers in Kerala via video conferencing; says workers in the state have been victims of political violence; Congress and Left have given model of corruption to nation, BJP’s model is development. Gehlot to be Rajasthan CM, Pilot Deputy …
Gehlot to be Rajasthan CM, Pilot Deputy CM; Kamal Nath to take oath as MP CM on Monday:The Congress on Friday declared that Ashok Gehlot will be the Rajasthan Chief Minister while state Congress chief Sachin Pilot will be his deputy, bringing an end to the three day impasse on the question of leadership in the state.
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu get Cyclonic Storm warning:Deep Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal likely to intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm during the next 12 hours; Heavy rainfall expected over coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas of Tamil Nadu; Fishermen advised not to venture into sea
Parliament adjourns after opposition ruckus over Rafale:Both the Houses of Parliament have been adjourned for the day over Rafale fighter jet and other issues.
Supreme Court rejects pleas to probe Rafale deal:Supreme Court dismisses petitions seeking CBI probe into Rafale deal; says there is no occasion to doubt the decision-making in Rafale deal; also says no proof of commercial favouritism; Govt welcomes the judgement of Supreme Court; FM Arun Jaitley dubs all allegations against Rafale deal as fiction writing that compromised national security; dismisses JPC probe demand; Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says Rafale needed for national security; matter has been put rest with SC verdict.
Nepal govt to create awareness not to use Indian currency:Nepal government to issue a notice to create awareness among the people not to use, keep and carry Indian currency notes of Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 2000 denominations.
Sri Lanka: Political crisis to end soon:Political stalemate in Sri Lanka is nearing its conclusion; Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal against lower court’s decision, which barred Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as Prime Minister.
WPI inflation falls to 4.64% in Nov on easing of food prices:In a good news for the consumers, the wholesale inflation fell to a three-month low of 4.64 per cent in November, driven down by decline in prices of food articles, especially vegetables, and some easing in rates of petro products.
RBI governance structure need further examination, says board:The central board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which met under new Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday, said the governance structure of the central bank needs further examination before deciding on whether it can be board-driven.
Perth Test: Australia 277/6 on Day 1 vs India:Australia finish day 1 of the Perth test match at 277 for loss of six wickets; Hanuma Vihari and Ishant Sharma get two wickets each.