National & International news updates on Dec 19

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11.00 pm: Officials: Pakistan executes 2 militants after reinstating death penalty after school massacre.

10.05 pm: India attaches highest importance to Bangladesh: Pranab Mukherjee

8.55 pm: Political leaders at President Pranab Mukherjee's dinner hosted for Bangladesh President

8.18 pm: Allahabad High Court said that religion conversion for the sake of marriage is not valid: Abhijit Mishra (Lawyer)

7.23 pm: Odisha Chit Fund Scam - DSP Pramod Panda arrested after being questioned by the CBI.

6.47 pm: Preparations for assembly polls tomorrow in Kathua (J&K):

6.33 pm: NSA: India has taken a firm line on Lakhvi and Pakistan has also responded

6.00 pm: Saina Nehwal beats Korea's Bae Yeon Ju 15-21 21-7 21-17 to reach semifinals of World Super Series Finals

5.42 pm: Madan Mitra leaves Alipore court

5.23 pm: Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill introduced in Lok Sabha (PTI)

5.10 pm: TMC MP Madan Mitra's bail plea rejected.

4.45 pm: TMC is for GST, but adequate compensation needs to be given to states, says Derek O'Brien.

4.15 pm: Cuban exiles in Miami and Republican legislators from Florida are preparing to block in Congress President Barack Obama's decision to establish diplomatic ties with Havana.

4.00 pm: CBI files a progress report of its probe in a coal scam case involving a private firm and three persons in which it had earlier sought closure of the case differing from special public prosecutor who had favoured prosecution of the accused.

3.45 pm: Allahabad High Court rules that the religious conversion of girls "without their faith and belief in Islam" and "solely for the purpose of marriage" to Muslim boys could not be held valid.

3.30 pm: A first batch of 12 Keralite nurses evacuated by the Centre from trouble-torn Libya arrives in Kochi.

3.15 pm: At least eight militants were killed in a US drone strike along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border,

3.00 pm: Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid meets PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

2.45 pm: On Vadra-DLF missing files, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav says, "Absolutely shocking & criminal, if Haryana Govt is at all serious, they must find out the culprit." 

2.30 pm: "Rajasthan MLA who allegedly used abusive laguage has been suspended from party and asked to give an explanation", BJP Minister Venkaiah Naidu says.

2.00 pm: Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra produced in Alipore court in connection to Saradha scam

1:00 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee discharged from Army RR Hospital, leaves for his residence

12:30 pm: Pak has made mockery of their commitment of fighting terror groups without hesitation, by granting bail to Lakhvi: EAM Sushma Swaraj at LS

12.00 pm: Chandigarh bird flu: Sukhna lake area closed for 10 days. Entire area cordoned off and sanitised. 110 birds culled.

11.40 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after protests by Opposition over PM's absence in the House

11:13 am: Delhi: EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid

10:20 am: This ‘soldier' has been caught for working against his nation,he's a traitor not soldier:Sanjay Raut,Shiv Sena on pro-ISIS twitter handler

10:00 am: Totally baseless allegation,Saradha scam was handed over to CBI under Court's order,our Govt has no role in it: Venkaiah Naidu on WB CM

9:40 am: Despite repeated assurances,we have seen both prosecution of 7 accused in anti- terror court in Islamabad as also the investigation by the authorities into the larger conspiracy surrounding Mumbai attacks. Story of repeated postponement,adjournments,unavailability of law officers or witnesses is well documented & does not require repetition. However, move yesterday to grant bail to Zaki Ur Rehman Lakhvi has taken this saga to another level. We have communicated to Pak through diplomatic channels,our strong concerns on matter:Syed Akbaruddin, MEA on Lakhvi

9:30 am: Taxi strike by trade unions in Kolkata (WB) over demand of revised fare structure & improved working conditions

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8:30 am: Congress President Sonia Gandhi admitted in Ganga Ram hospital for the treatment of lower respiratory tract infection: Ajay Maken

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