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News Snippets

  • In reply to a question in Parliament, the government says it is empowered to lawfully intercept, monitor or decrpyt information stored in a computer resource in the interest of sovereignty or integrity of India
  • Police stop a 12-year old girl on her way to the Sabarimala shrine
  • In Karnataka, the JD(S) indicates that it might support the BJP government if it falls short of numbers after the bypolls
  • Congress pips the BJP in local body elections in Rajasthan, winning 961 wards to the BJPs 737
  • After Airtel and Vodafone-Idea, Jio also indicates that tariffs will be raised from December
  • Sources in Shiv Sena say that they might revive the alliance with the BJP if it offers the 50:50 deal
  • A miffed Sanjay Rout of the Shiv Sena says that it will take "100 births" to understand Sharad Pawar
  • Mobile operators Vodafone-Idea and Airtel decide to raise tariffs from next month
  • Sharad Pawar meets Sonia Gandhi and says more time needed for government formation in Maharashtra
  • Justice S A Bobde sworn in as the 47th Chief Justice of India
  • Supreme Court holds hotels liable for theft of vehicle from their parking area if parked by valet, says "owner's risk" clause is not a shield from such liability
  • Finance Minister says she is receiving feedback from many sectors that recovery is happening as there is lower stress
  • Sabarimala temple opens, but police bar the entry of women below 50 years
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says Air India and BPCL to be sold off by March
  • Media person Rajat Sharma resigns as DDCA president
Two Muslim litigants in Ayodhya refuse to accept the Supreme Court order, say review petition might be filed
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PM Modi's New Year Eve Speech

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Sunil Garodia Holding an extreme view and carting the ball out of the park is what interests him most. He is a hard hitter at all times. Fasten your seatbelts and read.
The last time he addressed the nation over prime time television, Prime Minister Modi dropped the bomb of demonetization on unsuspecting citizens. The last nearly two months have caused upheavals in the lives of all people for different reasons. While the poor and the honest have resented the restrictions on withdrawing their own hard earned money from banks, the corrupt and the hoarders have scrambled to devise ingenuous ways to turn black into white. Hence, the people are talking about this evening’s (31/12/2016) address the PM is going to make on prime time TV.

As New Years’ parties now start early, some as early as 6 pm, most venues have made arrangements to telecast the speech live. People are bracing for more shocks, with a prayer that maybe the PM will not do anything to spoil their already tension-ridden year.

They need not worry. Most reports indicate that the PM is now going to provide a balm for demonetization pains. People are already talking about how he can cut tax rates or even provide a tax moratorium for some time (although that’s hoping too much). All in all, people have made up their mind that in his year end speech, the PM is not going to spoil the festive mood.

If the prime minister gives some relief, he is bound to cheer up the festive crowd. Whiskey in hand, people will applaud the man who gave untold blisters in wrong places in the last 50 days if he eases the soreness with big ticket relief – a five percent reduction in income tax, for instance.

One thing is sure. This new years’ eve is going to be very different from other years. Instead of belly dancers, DJ’s or singers being the stars, a chaiwala-turned-PM is going to be one. Here’s wishing people a Patiala peg from the PM this evening. May what the PM says turn 2017 into an accha year!