National roundup Dec 2nd
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1.SC refuses to entertain plea to play national anthem in courts.The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea of a BJP leader and lawyer seeking playing of national anthem in all courts before the start of proceedings.
2.Rahul email hack server based in Bengaluru, IP from Scandinavia: report.Delhi Police on Thursday lodged two FIRs in connection with the hacking of the two Twitter accounts, the party website and the email accounts of Congress and Rahul Gandhi and sought log details from the microblogging site and also the Congress server to identify the culprits.
3.Samba attack: BSF to scan International Border for possible tunnels.With militants infiltrating via a 70-feet long tunnel along IB in Samba district before being gunned down, BSF has decided to scan the borderline to detect more such tunnels.BSF does not want to give any chance to the militants to engineer infiltration along the IB in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts in Jammu frontier, a senior BSF officer said.
4.LS panel probing Bhagwant Mann issue gets 1-week more to submit report.Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday gave one more week's time to the Lok Sabha panel probing the issue of Bhagwant Mann shooting a video of The Parliament complex and asked the AAP member not to attend the House till a decision is taken in the matter.
5.Najeeb missing case: Varsity admin, JNUSU tussle intensifies.Amid the indefinite sit-in by JNUSU in the campus, the JNU administration has blamed a section of student protesters of "maligning the image" of the university by "propagating false information" related to an incident leading to disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed.
6.Army deployment row: Protest against forces cheap political stunt, says Govt.Terming the protest by the West Bengal Chief Minister over the presence of Armymen at toll plazas as "cheap political stunt", Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said an attempt was being made to drag the Army into an "unnecessary controversy".
7.CBI Director Anil Sinha retires; Rakesh Asthana takes charge.CBI Director Anil Sinha retired on Friday from the post handing over the baton to his second-in-command, Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana, as the government did not name any full-time chief.
8.No submarine deployed in Pakistani waters, says Navy chief. Rubbishing the claims of Pakistan that India has deployed a submarine in their waters, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Friday asserted that the claims made by the estranged neighbour are bogus.
9.Cyclone Nada moves into interior Tamil Nadu, heavy rains likely.Cyclonic storm Nada weakened into a depression and crossed the coast near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu and further diminished as a well marked low pressure area that lies over interior Tamil Nadu on Friday.
10.No firm blacklisted for misconduct in defence deals in 3 years: Parrikar.No firm or entity has been blacklisted for misconduct or wrongdoing in defence deals in the last three years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today.