Top national stories of Friday

Top Stories of the day

1. New Delhi: Day 21: Winter Session of Parliament is scheduled to end on December 16; It is on verge of washout; Prime Minister Modi ‘Ready for Notes Ban Debate’ But No End to Deadlock
2. New Delhi: BJP Parliamentary Party meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday morning.
3. New Delhi: TMC MPs will protest at 10 AM on Friday at Parliament.
4. New Delhi: Senior Congress leaders to meet PM Narendra Modi on Friday at 10.30 AM.
5. New Delhi: Opposition leaders to meet President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday at 12:30 PM to complain against ruling party for “not allowing them to speak” in Parliament
6. New Delhi/Mumbai: Day 38 of Demonetization continues: Cash crunch continue in Banks and at ATMs; Withdrawal limit to ease after 80% new notes re-channelised, announces govt
7. New Delhi: FM Arun Jaitley said digital transactions are parallel mechanism, not a substitute, for cash transaction
8. New Delhi: FinMin asks RBI, banks to double-check old notes deposit data
9. New Delhi: NITI Aayog announces daily, weekly, and mega-awards on digital transactions to promote cashless payments
10. New Delhi: The government said that the new 500 and 2,000-rupee notes have been completely designed in house and so their security features are very secure.
11. New Delhi: Old Rs, 500 notes will not be acceptable anywhere from midnight tonight/Friday; Post the deadline, old Rs 500 notes can be deposited in Banks only
12. Chandigarh: Demonetisation: Punjab industry body to hold protests on December 16; Punjab Congress Chief Amarinder Singh has extended his support to the proposed protests
13. Chennai: 5th Test between India and England from Dec 16-20; Match will start at 09:30 AM; This match will be a chance for India to stretch their unbeaten run to a record 18 matches
14. Panaji: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to address rally at Fatorda village in South Goa on December 16; He will take part in ‘padyatra’ ahead of rally there
15. New Delhi: The key middleman in the VVIP AgustaWestland chopper scam, Christian Michel told on Thursday that he is willing to visit India and depose before the Central Bureau of Investigation.
16. Pathankot: Security agencies sounded an alert in the border belt of Pathankot in North Punjab on Thursday morning after an abandoned car was found there and villagers told the police that some suspicious people were spotted earlier.
17. New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal alleges bureaucrats provoked by PMO, LG to revolt against Delhi government
18. New Delhi: The Labour Ministry is pitching for retaining 8.8 per cent interest rate on EPF deposits of over 4 crore subscribers of the retirement fund body EPFO for 2016-17 and trying to bring the Finance Ministry on board.
19. Patna: The JD-U served an ultimatum to the BJP seeking answers to questions raised by it over large-scale land purchase it had made ahead of demonetisation, failing which it would approach the Income Tax department for a probe into the source of money used for buying the plots.
20. Beijing: Beijing issued its first air pollution red alert for 2016 Thursday, as choking smog is expected to cover the city and surrounding areas in north China during the next five days.
21. Coimbatore: National conclave of Young Indians from Dec 16
22. New Delhi: Supreme Court on Friday will hear common cause petition against Govt appponting interim CBI Director in misusing its power
23.   Lucknow: UP BJP will hold ‘Kamal Mela’ in around 20 districts in Uttar Pradesh from 16th December to 16th January.
24.Hyderabad: The winter session of the Telangana Legislative Assembly will begin on December 16.
25. New Delhi: High Court asks AirAsia to place its BLA before DGCA, hearing on Dec
26. Mumbai: Tata row: suit filed in HC against proposed removal of Wadia; hearing on Friday
27. New Delhi: Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will flag off/ inaugurate the following services / activities through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan: 1. Flag off of Train No 12595/12596 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar(T) HUMSAFAR EXPRESS(Bi- Weekly)(Via Basti)..2. Flag off of 12571/12572 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar(T) HUMSAFAR EXPRESS(Weekly)(Via Barhni)..3.Inauguration of two escalators on Platform No. 9 at Gorakhpur Railway Station.
28. New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave will interact with mediapersons on Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Care & Maintenance) at 1 PM at 4th Floor, Mahanadi Hall, IPB, Jor Bagh.
29. New Delhi: Media briefing on the deliberations and outcomes of Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing & Urban Development’ by Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu at 1 PM at Hall No-1, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
30. New Delhi: Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh to inaugurate the new campus of Central Detective Training School at 4 PM at CDTS Campus, Kamla Nehru Nagar, near CBI Academy, Ghaziabad.
31. New Delhi: VIJAY DIWAS BAND CONCERT AT INDIA GATE ON 16TH DEC – Tri Service Band concert at 05:30 PM at India Gate.
32. New Delhi: Indian Youth Congress (IYC) under the Leadership of IYC National President Shri Amarinder Singh Raja is going to organize a Protest over Demonetization on Friday.
33. New Delhi: Delhi Government will organize “Nirbhaya Sadaa” in remembrance of the 16th December 2012 incident. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Art and Culture Minister Kapil Minister will host this event on behalf of the Delhi Government.
34. New Delhi: Seminar on Demonetization – Union Minister Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Sh. Shyam Jaju, Sh. Manoj Tiwari & Sh. Vijender Gupta to address at 04:30 PM at Constitution Club.
35. New Delhi/Mumbai: Friday Release: Wajah Tum Ho – It is a Hindi crime thriller film directed by Vishal Pandya. It features Sana Khan, Sharman Joshi, and Gurmeet Choudhary in lead roles.The film revolves around a live murder committed on television. The trailer was released on 14 October 2016. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 16 December 2016.
36. Etah: BJP President, Amit Shah will address Parivartan Yatra on Friday at 12:30 PM at Ramleela Ground, Sainik Padav, Etah (Uttar Pradesh).
37. New Delhi: “December 16” marks 45th anniversary of Vijay Diwas
38. New Delhi: Humsafar Express with surging fares to be launched on Friday
39. Delhi: Traders can register themselves under the GST from December 16
40. Panaji: Serendipity Arts Festival from December 16 to be held along Goa’s Mandovi river
41. Visakhapatnam: 68th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress in Vizag from Dec 16
42. Hyderabad: Bankers meet in Hyderabad on December 16 – The All India Bank Officers’ Association will hold a three-day meet in the city beginning on December 16. All leading bankers will discuss the demonetization crisis among other issues.

1971: Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan Army brings an end to both conflicts. This is commemorated annually as Victory Day in Bangladesh, and as Vijay Diwas in India.
2012: Nirbhaya gang rape case: The 2012 Delhi gang rape case involved a rape and fatal assault that occurred on 16 December 2012 in Munirka, a neighbourhood in South Delhi.