Top national stories of Wednesday

Top Stories of the day

1. New Delhi: Day 19: Winter Session of Parliament; Deadlock over demonetisation debate continues in Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha, PM Narendra Modi to be present in Parliament over next three days
2. New Delhi: Congress issues three line whip in both houses of Parliament, party strategy meeting at 10.30 AM on Wednesday.
3. New Delhi: BJP issues whip for both houses of Parliament for the next three days. Parliamentary party meeting on Dec 15.
4. New Delhi/Mumbai: Day 36 of Demonetisation: Cash crunch continue in Banks and at ATMs; Finance Ministry hints at low tax rates due to demonetisation, digi-payments
5. New Delhi/Mumbai: With more and more instances of money laundering and fraudulent currency exchange surfacing, RBI warned of stern action against wrongdoers and asked banks to carry out a thorough central data checking.
6. New Delhi: Bank Officers Association to Hold Countrywide Protest on December 14 demanding adequate supply of cash to all banks and ATMs by RBI to enable proper functioning
7. New Delhi: Demonetization: SC seeks suggestions from petitioners and Govt.; to resume hearing on Dec 14; likely to frame broad questions which will be deliberated in future demonetization hearings
8. Bengaluru: Demonetization: CBI has arrested an RBI official and a JDS leader K C Veerendra, who is also a casino owner, in connection with separate cases relating to alleged illegal conversion of currency post-demonetisation.
9. New Delhi: Union Minister Kiren Rijju came under attack over allegations that he influenced Power Ministry to clear bills related to a power project in Arunachal Pradesh, with Congress demanding his sacking but the minister denied any wrongdoing.
10. New Delhi: BCCI Vs Lodha Committee: Hearing in Supreme Court on BCCI’s non-compliance of reforms resumes on December 14; BCCI’s office-bearers will know their fate after Wednesday’s hearing
11. New Delhi: Agusta Westland case: Former Air Force Chief SP Tyagi and other accused sent to CBI remand till Dec 14; to be produced before a Delhi Court on Wednesday
12. Amritsar: AAP national convener and Delhi CM Kejriwal will hold ‘Majha Fathe’ rally on Dec 14; In this rally the party is also expected to announce its candidate against Bikram Singh Majithia
13. New Delhi: Trains, flights continue to get affected as dense fog engulfs Delhi and north India; This fog season is likely to last from the second week of December to the second week of February
14. Chennai: Cyclone Vardah creates havoc in Tamil Nadu, thousands displaced from their homes, 18 killed in TN; Cyclone ‘Vardah’ is all set to pass over south Goa on December 14
15. Nagpur: Marathas to throw weight around their silent march in the city on Wednesday; This march planned by the Maratha community has been touted as the biggest of all marches
16. Mumbai: Maharashtra municipal council polls on Dec 14: 1,326 candidates are in race for the 324 seats in 14 municipal councils of Latur and Pune districts of Maharashtra in the second phase
17. Nainital: Uttarakhand HC sets Feb 15 deadline for ex-CMs to vacate bungalows and also told them to submit an affidavit by Dec 14 saying they will vacate the premises within the stipulated time period
18. Noida: Noida bus service to start on six routes from December 14; Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will inaugurate the facility from Lucknow through video conferencing
19. Vizag: Russia-India naval exercise ‘Indra NAVY-2016′ to be held from 14th to 21st of this month in the southeastern Indian coastal city of Visakhapatnam and in the Bay of Bengal
20. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi degree row: CIC issues notice to Delhi University for rejecting RTI plea; further hearing on the matter is scheduled for December 14
21. New Delhi: Supreme Court to Pronounce a Judgment on Missing children’s case on Wednesday. A PIL was filed by Bachpan Bachao Andolan.
22. New Delhi: Supreme Court to hear Center and Delhi government tussle case.
23. New Delhi: Supreme Court to hear Nirbhaya gang-rape case at 2 PM.
24. New Delhi: Delhi High Court slams police for failure to trace missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed; further hearing on December 14
25. New Delhi: Supreme Court seeks par panel report suggesting changes in Lokpal law; Further hearing on December 14
26. New Delhi: SC to hear petition against Sahara and Birla group on 14th December.
27. New Delhi: Uphaar case: Supreme Court to consider review petition filed by Victim’s families at 2 PM on December 14
28. New Delhi: Supreme Court to hear flat row between MoS Rajvardhan Singh Rathore & Parsvnath developers Ltd. Case on Wednesday
29. New Delhi: Jaggi murder case: Supreme Court asks CBI to come up with strong grounds; further hearing on December 14
30. New Delhi: Vyapam case, Supreme Court hearing on disk tampering on December 14
31. New Delhi: Court sends KLF chief to two days in judicial custody; to be produced before a Delhi Court on December 14
32. New Delhi: Plea on national anthem in movie halls; High Court seeks govt response; further hearing is on December 14
33. Mumbai: Peter Mukerjea seeks laptop in prison to write; CBI is likely to file its reply to his applications on December 14
34. Islamabad: 2008 Mumbai terror attack case: Hearing on this case resumes on Wednesday; India yet to send witnesses to Pak court in this case
35. Badaun: UP court to hear case against Farooq, Omar on December 14
36. Srinagar: Exgratia for Burhan Wani’s kin announced, authorities seek objections within seven days
37. New Delhi: Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will inaugurate / launch through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan: 1. Inauguration of Gauge Converted Rail Track of Bhojipura – Pilibhit 2. Flag off of Train No 55382 Pilibhit-Bhojipura-Bareilly City Passenger on Guage Converted Track of Bhojipura – Pilibhit.
38. New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave will brief the media on Prevention of Cruelty (Care & Maintenance) to Animals at 1 PM at Mahanadi Hall, 4th Floor, IPB, Jor Bagh.
39. New Delhi: Inaugural Session of three day ‘Asia – Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing & Urban Development’. Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation to inaugurate at 09:45 AM at Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
40. New Delhi: Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines will be inaugurating the National Energy Conservation Day function and present National Energy Conservation Awards and National Painting Competition Prizes at 03:30 PM at Inspire Hall, Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.
41. New Delhi: Pokémon GO to officially launch in India on December 14 in partnership with Reliance Jio
42. New Delhi: Lenovo Set to Launch Lenovo K6 Note in India on December 14
43. New Delhi: ZTE Nubia Z11, Nubia N1 set for India launch on December 14
44. New Delhi: Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Aman Verma to get married on December 14
45. Jaipur: Jaipur Mayor resigns; elections on Wednesday
46. Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to convene collectors’ meet on December 14
47. New Delhi: Mercedes AMG C43 2017 to be Launched in India on December 14
48. Kolkata: Two-day ‘Indo-Asia Connectivity conference’ in Kolkata to boost economy, investment
49. Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will formally launch State government’s ‘TS e-Wallet’ during the Collectors’ conference to be held on December 14.
50. New Delhi/Kochi: The UDF MPs and MLAs will stage a sathyagraha before Parliament on December 14 in protest against the cash crunch following demonetisation.
51. Coimbatore: The 5th Edition of National Vendor Development Programme 2016 will be held here from December 14, which would act as a platform to connect PSUs, major buyers with MSMEs.
52. Thiruvananthapuram: Eminent Ethiopian writer-director Haile Gerima will deliver this year’s Aravindan Memorial Lecture, conducted on the sidelines of the annual International Film Festival of Kerala, on December 14.
53. Muscat: Aiming to boost economic ties between India and Arab countries, the 5th India-Arab Partnership Conference will be held in Oman’s capital Muscat.
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