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8th January News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day
India TV News Desk New Delhi January 08, 2017 19:22 IST
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National News

I am SP chief, Akhilesh UP CM, Ramgopal remains expelled, says Mulayam Singh Yadav
With the feud in the Yadav family becoming a battle for the symbol of Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav today asserted that he remains to the party president and that his son Akhilesh Yadav is only the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. He also stated that his brother Shivpal Yadav is the state president of SP.

Signatures on documents of support presented by Ram Gopal before EC forged: Amar Singh
New Delhi: In a fresh twist in Samajwadi Party feud, party leader Amar Singh on Sunday claimed that signatures of support by leaders presented to the Election Commission by Ram Gopal Yadav is forged and hence their authenticity is doubtful.

Modi thinking of next generation, Rahul Gandhi of disrupting next session of Parliament: Arun Jaitley
Amid the mounting criticism of Centre’s demonetsation move, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hit out at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi saying while "Prime Minister Narendra Modi was thinking of the next generation Rahul Gandhi was only looking at how to disrupt the next Session of Parliament."

Molestation cases being viewed seriously, dignity of women our top priority: CM Siddaramaiah
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said the molestation incidents that have triggered national outrage were being viewed seriously and protecting the dignity of women is his government's top priority. "Ensuring safety and protecting the dignity of women remains our topmost priority. Effective steps are being taken to increase the rate of conviction in such cases," he said.

Won’t contest UP polls but will campaign against BJP: AAP
The Aam Aadmi Party has said that it will not contest in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections but will "actively campaign" against the Bhartiya Janata Party. After completion of the election process in Punjab and Goa, all leaders including star campaigners, will concentrate on Uttar Pradesh to expose BJP, "which has betrayed the country and which is the biggest devil in national politics", AAP spokesman Vaibhav Maheshwari said.

International News

Suicide car bombing rocks Baghdad, leaves 11 dead
At least 11 people were today killed and 25 others injured in a suicide car bombing in Iraq's capital Baghdad, police said. The attack occurred at a checkpoint near the Jamila wholesale vegetable market in Sadr city neighbourhood, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua news agency.

Donald Trump promises to work together with Russia; says only 'stupid' people, fools oppose better ties
President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday said "only 'stupid' people or fools" would think that closer ties with Russia is “bad thing” and promised to work together with Moscow when he takes office in two weeks. 

Indo-US cooperation foiled several terror plots: White House
Describing the counter-terrorism cooperation between India and the US under the eight years of Barack Obama Administration as "incredibly successful", a top White House official has said this has not only "diminished the threat" of terrorism in the two countries, but also foiled several terror plots.

Business News

Petrol pumps to not accept card payments from tomorrow
Taken aback by the sudden move of banks to levy 1 per cent transaction fee on card payments at petrol pumps, the owners will stop accepting plastic money from Monday. As per dealers, the move by banks will wipe out their profits and they cannot sustain if that happens

Govt tightens noose, asks banks to obtain PAN from account holders by Feb 28
In its latest attempt to spot and eliminate tax evaders, the government today asked banks to obtain permanent account number (PAN) or Form-60 if PAN is not available, from all bank account holders by February 28, 2017.

I-T department seeks details of pre-demonetisation cash deposits
Spreading its net, the Income Tax Department has asked banks to report large cash deposits in savings accounts between April 1 and November 9, 2016. Besides, banks have also been directed to ask the account holders, who did not furnished PAN (Permanent Account Number) or Form 60 (for those without PAN) at the time of opening bank account, to do so by February 28 this year.

Entertainment News

Marriage has nothing to do with live-in relationships, feels Aditya Roy Kapoor
Actor Aditya Roy Kapoor, who will be seen in a live-in-relationship in upcoming ‘Ok Jaanu’, doesn’t take such relationships to be negative. The film revolves around Aditya and Shraddha Kapoor, a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai, and Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson, an older couple who are their landlords.

Who was more nervous about response to ‘Rangoon’, Shahid or Saif? Find out here
Coming together of actors Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor for a film is no less than a casting coup. And the fact that the film is a love triangle makes it for a must watch, given the real life history of the two.

Sports News

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to claim Doha title
Defending his Qatar ExxonMobil Open title, Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in an electrifying final today. With this win, the Serbian has captured his first title since July (Rogers Cup) and showed some of the fiery tennis that helped him dominate, according to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) website.