✔ Gujarat elections 2017 | Exit polls predict clear majority for BJP
The BJP is projected to win between 99 and 117 seats and the Congress between 64 and 82 as the election exercise concluded.
✔ Himachal Pradesh elections 2017 | BJP set for a big win, say exit polls
The BJP is projected to win between 42 and 51 seats and the Congress between 16 and 24.
✔ EC acting like BJP’s puppet, says Congress
The Prime Minister had violated the model code of conduct by holding a “roadshow” after voting in the Gujarat Assembly polls, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala alleged.
✔ SC to pass judicial order to extending deadline for Aadhaar-mobile phone linking to March 31
Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal, for the government, submitted that the deadline for linking of “everything”, including bank accounts, with Aadhaar has already been extended from December 31, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
✔ Ameerul Islam sentenced to death for rape, murder of Dalit law student in Kerala
On April 28, 2016, the victim’s mother, after returning home from work, found her 30-year-old daughter dead in their asbestos house by the side of a canal in Vattolipadi, near Perumbavoor.
✔ Pakistan directs its Delhi High Commission to issue visas to Jadhav’s family
The directive was issued by the Foreign Ministry after it decided last week to allow Jadhav’s family to meet him in Islamabad on December 25.
✔ Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari, built in Mazagon Dock, inducted into Navy
Putting it into commission in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “I call it SAGAR — security and growth for all in the region.”
✔ Trump faces grave fallout of Alabama poll upset
This squeezes his ability to get legislation through Congress.
✔ WPI inflation jumps to 3.93% in November
It was due to a sharp rise in onion prices and costlier seasonal vegetables.
✔ Here is what India searched for the most on Google in 2017
Google’s Year in Search video shows that the most searched phrase was “how to”.
✔ Third Ashes Test hit by reports of match-fixing, ICC to undertake probe
Cricket Australia says it will cooperate with the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit investigation into a British newspaper report that bookmakers have offered to fix parts of the third Ashes test.