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New Air Chief Birender Singh Dhanoa takes guard of honour at air headquaters in New Delhi on Saturday. | PTI
New Army chief Bipin Rawat and IAF chief Birender Singh Dhanoa take over

New Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa took over as the chiefs of the two services.

31 Dec 2016

Arunachal: PPA suspends four more MLAs

The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) suspended four more MLAs from the party.

31 Dec 2016

Pema Khandu | PTI
Pema Khandu, fellow MLAs seek merger with BJP

Speculations were rife for long that they would eventually end up merging with BJP.

31 Dec 2016

Superseded General Pravin Bakshi refuses to resign

Issuing a statement, Bakshi requested that speculations and trolling in media and social media should stop.

31 Dec 2016

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav (File|PTI))
Akhilesh and Ram Gopal's expulsion from SP revoked with immediate effect

The CM was taken back to the party after Mulayam's meeting with brother Shivpal. 

31 Dec 2016

For representational purpose
Madras HC upholds order on dismissal of bank employee

The minimum educational qualification for the post of a House Keeper was a second standard pass or eighth standard fail.

31 Dec 2016

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav (File|PTI))
SP ‘pari-war’ is around wealth, loot: BSP

The BSP leader further said that loot was going on in Uttar Pradesh for the last five and half years.

31 Dec 2016

BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh (File|PTI)
‘Vidaai’ of Samajwadi Party is certain in Uttar Pradesh, says BJP

BJP on Saturday termed the Samajwadi Party split a New Year gift to people of Uttar Pradesh.

31 Dec 2016

Samajwadi Party member Atiq Ahmed (File|PTI)
Ready to step back if I am the reason: Atiq Ahmed on split in SP

Samajwadi Party member Atiq Ahmed on Saturday expressed his disappointment over the recent split in the party.

31 Dec 2016

Four of the dead workers were from Bihar, three from Jharkhand and one each from Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. | PTI
Death toll in Jharkhand mine collapse rises to 12

The Jharkhand Government has announced an ex-gratia of two lakh rupees each to the next kin of those killed.

31 Dec 2016

For representational purpose
Three wardens suspended for Bihar jailbreak

Three wardens have been suspended after five prisoners escaped from Bihar’s Buxar Central Jail late on Friday night.

31 Dec 2016

MP Tapas Pal (File|PTI)
CBI arrests Tapas Pal, TMC calls it 'vendetta politics'

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’ Brien promised a political fight against this ‘dirty trick’ of the BJP.

31 Dec 2016

Indian army well prepared to take up any challenge, assures outgoing Gen. Dalbir Singh

General Singh will be succeeded by General Bipin Rawat while Air Chief Marshal Raha will be succeeded by Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa.

31 Dec 2016

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav | PTI
Day after expulsion, Akhilesh holds meeting, majority of MLAs attend

Akhilesh Yadav is expected to meet his supporters and party workers later in the day to prove his strength.

31 Dec 2016

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (File | PTI)
2016 saw several Indian women breaking the glass ceiling

In politics, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, 56, became the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

31 Dec 2016

For representational purpose
India to supply additional 80 MW of power to Nepal from Jan. 1, 2017

Nepal’s Energy Minister Janardan Sharma recently held discussions with his Indian counterpart Piyush Goyal on this issue.
 

31 Dec 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File | PTI)
PM Narendra Modi to address nation today

This will be Modi's second address to the nation since his announcement to scrap 1,000 and 500 rupees notes on November 8.

31 Dec 2016

Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh (File|PTI)
Amar Singh extends support to Mulayam, says going against him is unconstitutional

The Samajwadi Party boss expelled Akhilesh and National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years over indiscipline.

31 Dec 2016

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UDMF to stage mass protest demanding amendment before polls

The UDMF blamed the opposition for deliberately halting the parliamentary procedure to prevent the government from tabling the amendment bill.

31 Dec 2016

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi (File|PTI)
UP must not suffer due to infighting, says SP leader Abu Azmi

Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled Akhilesh and party national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years.

31 Dec 2016

For representational purpose
Bihar: Five prisoners escape from Buxar Central Jail, probe initiated

As many as five prisoners escaped from Bihar’s Buxar Central Jail late on Friday night.

31 Dec 2016