MEA: Pakistan not serious about peace: India admonishes Pakistan for saying New Delhi was not responding to its peace overtures; MEA says there is “no seriousness” in Islamabad’s offer since Pakistan continues to extend “explicit support” to terror organisations; Rejects Imran Khan’s statement on minorities.
Gurmeet Singh, 3 others held guilty in journalist murder case: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and 3 others held guilty in the Journalist Chhatrapati Murder case; Sentence to be announced on 17th January.
BJP National Council sets tone for 2019 Poll campaign: BJP national council sets the tone for 2019 poll campaign; Amit Shah calls economic quota as historic; says party is committed to construction of Ram Temple; Lists numerous achievements of Modi Govt, and asks party workers to take message to people: Targets opposition and Rahul Gandhi saying their alliance is a result of their own weakness.
Alok Verma quits, No relief for Rakesh Asthana: Alok Verma, who was transferred as CBI Director, resigns before his term ends; Delhi High Court dismisses plea to stay FIR lodged against Rakesh Asthana, tells investigating body to complete probe within 10 weeks.
Khelo India Youth Games 2019: Maharashtra shows the way: Maharashtra puts up a strong performance in the Khelo India games; Alden Noronha wins 110 meter hurdle; Maharashtra wins 4x100m relay for women in under-17 category.
Chandrayaan -2 in mid April, Gaganyaan in 2021: Chandrayaan-2 among 32 missions ISRO is planning for 2019; will be launched in mid-April this year; Gaganyaan to be launched in December 2021.