The big news: Centre extends deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN to March 31, and 9 other top stories
Other headlines: Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother will meet him on December 25, and Rahul Gandhi criticised the BJP for not releasing its Gujarat manifesto.
A look at the headlines right now:
- Deadline to link Aadhaar number with PAN extended to March 31: The government said it was pushing the last date as some taxpayers had not completed the process yet.
- Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife, mother to meet him in Pakistan on December 25: India and Pakistan have been in talks to arrange the meeting for weeks now.
- BJP is disrespecting people by not releasing its manifesto for Gujarat elections, says Rahul Gandhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party said its manifesto was ready but was still being fine-tuned.
- Kannada journalist Ravi Belagere arrested for allegedly plotting to kill former colleague: The officials from the Central Crime Brach seized revolver and bullets from his home.
- The assailants should be hanged, says family of labourer hacked to death in Rajasthan: Rights groups accused the chief minister and home minister of shielding those attacking Muslims in the state and called for them to resign.
- Protests held in Srinagar against US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli Capital: The agitators shouted ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel’ in parts of Srinagar.
- Delhi women’s commission volunteer allegedly beaten up, stripped for helping bust liquor racket: The police deny that the 33-year-old was stripped, and claimed her clothes were torn in a scuffle with the accused.
- Mallya offered to pay back 80% of principal loan amount but banks rejected it, claims defence: Citing a lavish party the businessman had thrown, the prosecution said banks may have rejected his offer as they knew he could repay the full amount.
- Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘moderate’ for the first time in two months: The air quality index had stayed ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ every day since early October.
- Posters asking Muslims to vote for the Congress turn up in Surat, party calls it BJP’s mischief: The posters asked Muslims to ensure that Ahmed Patel becomes the CM to ‘maintain unity’, but the Congress said this was the BJP polarising the elections.