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Major News and Events of 23 December 2015

What Happened on 23 December 2015


Youth suspected to be ISIS agent traced near Pune

A youth who had gone missing from home was traced near Pune on Wednesday afternoon. He is among the three men who were thought to have fled home and joined theISIS. According to an anti-terrorism squad official, the three youths - Wajid Shaikh (25), Mohsin Sayyed (26) and Ayaz Sultan (23) - hail from the Malvani area in the western suburbs of Mumbai. Wajid was traced, interrogated and set free. 

Sonia Gandhi says 'No' to political attacks on PM Modi

The scene at today’s Lok Sabha Session was a bit different from the usual. With PM Modi and protesting lawmakers (belonging to INC) in attendance, the Congress President Sonia Gandhi requested the latter to refrain from raising slogans against the current Prime Minister of India. 

53% hike in Dr. Lal Path Labs shares

Believed to be the biggest success, the shares of Dr. Lal Path Labs witnessed a record hike of over fifty three percent on Wednesday. It is assumed that the diagnostic chain’s scalable business model is the sole reason behind its rapid growth irrespective of low capital. 

Lifetime Membership for SRK, Kajol at East Bengal Club

The Diwale superstars SRK and Kajol have been honoured with Lifetime Membership by the East Bengal Football Club. This is not the end of the story. The ever-romantic onscreen couple was given cool yellow and red-coloured T-shirts of the club by the president Pranab Dasgupta. 

Harbhajan Singh open for investment in Sri Lanka

Quite impressed by the harmonious relationship betweenIndiaandSri Lanka, the Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh is looking for opportunities to invest in the latter country. He took the decision only after having a detailed discussion with Sri Lankan Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. 

No mercy for Salman Khan, says Maharashtra govt

The Maharashtra government has no intentions of letting Salman Khan escape the 2002 hit-and-run case. It is gearing up to approach the Supreme Court for seeking the most appropriate punishment for the actor. While the Bombay High Court had earlier cancelled the actor’s 5-year jail sentence, the Maharashtra government has plans to overturn the order.

1 dead, 2 injured at a Delhi Court

One policeman was killed and two others got injured during an open firing at theKarkardooma CourtinEast Delhi. With an intention to kill the undertrial Irfan (belonging to a criminal gang), four shooters from the rival gang opened fire, leading to death of head constable Ram Kumar and injuring Irfan and a clerk. 

Juvenile Justice Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha finally passed the Juvenile Justice Bill in the presence of Nirbhaya’s parents. The Bill will now be sent to the President of India for his approval. Once the new law is in place, those between 16 to 18 years of age can be tried as adults for heinous crimes such as rape and murder. Nirbhaya’s mother said she was happy that the Bill had been passed by voice vote in the Upper House as this would ensure justice for other young girls. 

Sensex rises nearly by 200 points

Wednesday started on a positive note as the Sensex rose nearly by 200 points during the early trade hours. On the other hand, the 50-share Nifty got back its crucial psychological level of 7,800. As per statistics, the Sensex advanced 196 points to reach the 25,787 mark, while the Nifty rose by a decent 55 points in order to hit 7,843.

PM embarks on 2-day trip to Russia

PM Narendra Modi is going to Russia on a 2-day visit to enhance the bilateral ties between the two nations. The trade betweenRussiaandIndiais currently pegged at $10 billion which both parties want to increase to $30 billion in 10 years. According to the Foreign Secretary, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, President Putin and Modi are likely to sign agreements pertaining to nuclear energy and defence. They will also discuss the prevailing situation in Syria and ways to counter terrorism.




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