Daily Round-up: News Headlines @ 8 pm

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Can Jaitley ji’s denial in press be taken as gospel truth? Very serious allegations against him. Why is he running away from investigations? If Jaitley ji were let off without investigations on basis of his press denia

Arun Jaitley today hit back on allegations of irregularities against him in the DDCA affairs, saying it was a propaganda technique of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to deflect attention when he himself was in the “dock”.

Air India’s engineer yesterday lost his life in a freak accident after being sucked by the air engine. An ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh and a job in the airline to the family of the AI engineer for the loss of their family.

The Bombay High Court today stayed the proposed fare hike in Mumbai Metro. Instead of the earlier slabs of Rs 10, 20, 30 and 40, the proposed new structure will have five slabs of Rs 10, 20, 25, 35 and 45. The fare slabs per trip for the return journey token category have been similarly revamped from Rs 10, 15, 25 and 30 to Rs 10, 20, 22.50, 30 and 35.

Fahim Ansari, earlier accused of being an LeT member and co-conspirator in the 2008 Mumbai attack case, used fake Pakistani official seals to attest his false identity under which he travelled to Pakistan, a government witness told the anti-terrorism court. “Fake stamps of my department for attestation of the fake computerised national identity card (CNIC) of Hammad Hassan were used,” Sadiq, an employee of the Parliament House, testified in the ATC Islamabad which held the hearing at the Adiala Jail Rawalpindi yesterday, according to a court official.

The judicial custody of Indrani Mukherjea, Peter Mukherjea and other accused was today extended till December 28 by a Mumbai court. Indrani Mukherjea, Peter Mukherjea, Sanjeev Khanna and Indrani’s driver are accused of having alleged involved in the murder of Indrani’s daughter Sheena Bora.

Daily Round-up: News Headlines @ 4 pm

The US Congress has doubled a special fee on the popular H-1B and L-1 visas raising it up to USD 4,500 to fund a 9/11 healthcare act and biometric tracking system that will hit Indian IT companies.

The govt has deferred its plan to impose 2% levy on domestic and international air tickets from January 1 next year as the Draft Aviation Policy is expected to go for Cabinet approval only around mid-January.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed students at the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University today. At the session ‘Ask Sundar’, cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle asked some interesting questions.

Expressing grief over the death of an Air India technician at Mumbai airport, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma today said that a committee under the Air India CMD will look into the incident.

Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw dismissed the public interest litigation filed by advocate M.L. Sharma against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders.

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