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16th December News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

National News- SC stays pleas challenging demonetisation in High Courts In a major vindication to Centre's demonetisation drive, the Supreme Court has stayed petitions challenging outlawing of higher currency denominations in all high courts and

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 16, 2016 19:59 IST ]

National News-

Govt gives black money holders one last chance, rolls out new income declaration scheme till March 2017

Black money holders have been given one last chance by the government to come clean until March-end next year by paying 50 per cent tax on bank deposits of junk currencies made post demonetisation.

SC stays pleas challenging demonetisation in High CourtsIn a major vindication to Centre's

demonetisation drive, the Supreme Court has stayed petitions challenging outlawing of higher currency denominations in all high courts and said only apex court will hear them.

'We should meet more often': PM Modi tells Rahul Gandhi two days after personal corruption charge

Two days after Rahul Gandhi claimed that he had concrete evidence on Prime Minister's personal corruption, the Congress Vice-President  led a delegation of party leaders to meet PM Narendra Modi to submit a memorandum seeking loan-waiver  for debt-ridden farmers in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh and Punjab..

Sasikala tried to kill Jayalalithaa: Expelled AIADMK MP seeks probe into former CM's death

Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa has derided the party's move to nominate Sasikala Natranjan as the general secretary citing the latter's ouster by none other than late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for conspiring against her.

Announcement of new Indian Army, IAF chiefs soon: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the government will soon announce the names of new chiefs of Indian Army and Indian Air Force. 

Nirbhaya II: Girl allegedly raped in moving car in Delhi with MHA sticker on it

Exactly four years after the shameful Nirbhaya gangrape came to light – a case that shocked and enraged the entire nation – another terrifying case of rape has been reported from the national capital’s Moti Bagh area. 

International News-

China slams India for President Pranab Mukherjee's meeting with Dalai Lama

China has reacted sharply to President Pranab Mukherjee’s recent meeting with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, and said that India must respect China's "core interests" to avoid "any disturbance" to the bilateral ties.

Terror outfits in Pakistan must be banned immediately: Pak commission

Coming down hard on the Nawaz Sharif government for being soft on terror organisations, a Pakistan Supreme Court constituted commission has said that terror outfits operating in the country must be immediately banned and the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) must be enforced not just in letter but also in spirit.

‘US ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea

Admiral Harry Harris, the head of US Pacific fleet, has said that the United States is ready to confront China should it continue its overreaching maritime claims in the South China Sea.

Business News-

Rs 2,614 cr undisclosed income admitted since note ban, Rs 79 cr in new currency seized: I-T sourcesA staggering Rs 2,614

crore has been admitted as undisclosed income since the decision to demonetise high-denomination currency was announced by the government, sources in the Income Tax department said today.

Cash crunch to end by mid-January, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

The unprecedented cash shortage following the scrapping of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will come to an end by mid-January next year, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said today.

PayPal sees ‘blue’ over PayTM’s logo, sues Vijay Shekhar’s company for trademark violation

PayPal, a leading global payments platform, on Friday sued its Indian counterpart PayTM alleging that the Noida-headquartered company stole its logo. 

Entertainment News-

Watch: Aamir Khan takes the ‘ruthless dad’ action in new Dangal dialogue promo

One of the most anticipated movies of the year – ‘Dangal’ – is all set to hit the screens on December 23. The entire cast of the flick including Aamir Khan and his on-screen daughters Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra gave their blood, sweat and tears to the project. After few songs and first dialogue promo, the makers have released another dialogue promo from the movie and it again shows Aamir as a ruthless father.

‘Visaranai’ out of Oscar race, makers say they tried their best

Tamil drama ‘Visaranai’ failed to make the cut nine movies that have advanced in the Foreign Language Film category at the upcoming 89th Oscars. But the makers have said they did their best to highlight the critically acclaimed project.

Sonam awarded for ‘Neerja’, explains why it is extremely special

Sonam Kapoor’s strong performance in ‘Neerja’ and the role of a Bihari migrant played by Alia Bhatt in ‘Udta Punjab’, the year has been amazing for Bollywood’s leading ladies. In the race for awards, both Sonam and Alia are keeping their fingures crossed. Who will win the battle with maximum awards? Only time will tell.

Sports News-

Ind vs Eng, 5th Test: Moeen Ali’s ton lifts England to 284/4 on Day 1

After a hazy start, England bounced back into the game riding on a well-crafted century by all-rounder Moeen Ali against India in the fifth and final cricket Test at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram stadium today.

Junior Hockey World Cup: India beat Australia in penalty shootouts to book final berth

Pegged as the solid favourites for the title, India today whipped Australia 4-2 on penalty shootouts, thereby sealing a final spot in the men's Junior Hockey World Cup.

Sehwag had note ban in mind while wishing wife on birthday, Twitter erupts

Cricketer Virender Sehwag, who has acquired quite a reputation of hitting them out of the park from his Twitter account, provided some fresh fodder for users to joke about today. It all started when he wrote a birthday wish for wife Aarti Sehwag, unleashing a sea of jokes.

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