Payment through biometric finger print to start in 2 weeks: PM
To promote less-cash economy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, payment through use of biometric finger print will start in India in two weeks time and asked citizens to do at least 5 digital transactions daily from January 1 to promote less-cash economy.
BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money)
SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav issues show cause notice to CM Akhilesh
Father to take action on son
In Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has issued show cause notice to his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asking him why action should not be taken against him for indiscipline.
Mulayam Singh Yadav
Samajwadi Party chief
Demonetisation: Deadline to deposit old notes in banks ends today
Deadline comes to end
The 50-day deadline to deposit the old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in banks came to an end today, however, people, will still have time to exchange the currency notes at designated RBI counters till 31st of March by giving valid reasons for not depositing defunct notes in their accounts by today.
Exchange of notes in RBI counters.
China blocks proposal at UN to list Azhar as terrorist;
India expresses concern
India has expressed concern over China today finally blocking a proposal at United Nations to list Masood Azhar as a designated terrorist. Earlier, China had twice imposed technical hold on the Indian proposal.
15-nation UN body
China was the only member in UN body to put a hold on India’s application.
Russia announces plans to expel 35 American diplomats
For an tit-for-tat response
Russia today announced plans to expel 35 American diplomats from the country in a tit-for-tat response to a similar move by Washington.
Expelled 35 Russian suspected spies for hacking US data.