India roundup Jan 9
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1.Card transaction at petrol pumps possible post January 13 without fee: Centre.Credit and debit cards will continue to be accepted at petrol pumps even after January 13 without customers having to pay transaction charges, the Central government said today.
2.Demonetisation issue hit PBD delegates.The issue of demonetisation raised its head again during the last media briefing of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), here on Monday.
3.Ex-IAF chief Tyagi's offence shamed country: CBI to Delhi HC. CBI today alleged in the Delhi High Court that former IAF chief S P Tyagi, accused in the AgustaWestland chopper scam case, has committed a serious offence which "shames the country" and the order passed by the trial court granting him bail was "illegal".
4.Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu government urges Centre to promulgate ordinance.: Amidst growing chorus for holding the bull taming sport of Jallikattu this year, Tamil Nadu government today urged the Centre to consider promulgating an ordinance for "removing the legal impediments" to enable the conduct of the sport next week in the state.
5.No dispute between Akhilesh and me, says Mulayam.Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said there were no differences between him and his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
6.Court to pronounce verdict in Salman Khan case on January 18.A court here today fixed January 18 for pronouncing the verdict in the Arms Act case against Salman Khan and asked the actor to be present on that date.
7.MEA comes to aid of Indian sailors in abandoned ships. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that India will help out its sailors stuck in merchant ships at Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Abandoned by their employer in leaking ships, at least 41 Indian sailors found support from the External Affairs Minister, who stepped in to help them following a SOS.
8.Government seeks EC approval for Swachh Bharat ads in poll states.With the model code of conduct coming into effect in five states following the announcement of poll dates, the Ministry of Urban Development has approached the Election Commission (EC) to allow it to continue its advertisement campaign for the government’s flagship Swachh Bharat Mission.
9.Public Accounts Committee can call PM on cash ban if RBI's reply not satisfactory.The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament can call Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of demonetisation if it is not satisfied with the answers given by top finance ministry officials and the RBI Governor Urjit Patel, to whom a detailed questionnaire has been sent.
10.SC to hear Nirbhaya gangrape convicts' appeal challenging Delhi HC verdict .