Rajasthan: Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla distributes blankets to people at Kota Railway Station.

Maharashtra: Prime Minister of Ireland, Leo Varadkar today visited his ancestral village in Malvan, Sindhudurg.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Sunday thanked US counterpart Donald Trump for intelligence that helped to foil attacks on Russian soil, the Kremlin said.Putin thanked Trump "for the transfer, through special services, of information allowing the prevention of terrorist acts in Russia," the president's office said in a statement.

Indian Army defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Keri sector of Rajouri district at 1600 hours, today. More details awaited. 

I won’t allow educational universities to turn into political hubs: Ramesh Pokhriyal.

Government has amended service rules of three armed forces where retirement age for services chiefs can be extended to 65 years if they are appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff. As per the charter of duties for the Chief of Defence Staff, he will also be the member of the Nuclear Command Authority headed by the Prime Minister.

Tripura: Police arrested two persons from Tripura-Mizoram border with 12 stray dogs. Police say, "they were trafficking these dogs to Mizoram. During interrogation, they revealed that in Mizoram each dog fetches between Rs 2000-2500 as dog meat has good demand."

Bihar: Two persons, shot dead allegedly by Naxals in two separate incidents in Lakhisarai district, earlier today. Further investigation underway.

Delhi: Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan receives Dadasaheb Phalke Award from President Ram Nath Kovind.

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion to take place on Monday, December 29.

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New Delhi, December 29: With a landslide majority in the recently held Jharkhand Assembly Elections, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha interim chief Hemant Soren will take an oath as Chief Minister of Jharkhand. JMM in alliance with Congress and RJD had crossed the magic figure of 42 and now has 47 MLAs. On the other hand, former chief minister Raghubar Das-led BJP managed to win only 25 seats. The swearing-in ceremony will take place in Ranchi at around 2 pm on Sunday.

Among other news, the Editors Guild of India lambasted the BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya for running a 'poll' on veteran journalist and anchor Rajdeep Sardesai. The Guild called the action of Malviya as 'offensive, tasteless and deplorable' in which Malviya had asked if the veteran journalist -- Sardesai -- should handle public relations for the ISIS.

Lucknow SSP Kalanidhi Naithini had quashed the allegations of Congress' general secretary in-charge for eastern Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in which she had claimed that Uttar Pradesh Police manhandled her while she was on her way to meet the family of jailed former IPS officer SR Darapuri. On one side Naithini claimed that rumours are doing rounds on social media of heckling and strangulating Priyanka Gandhi Vadra are wrong, the Congress leader stated that there are videos to prove her claim. Priyanka Gandhi Heckling Row: Lucknow SSP Quashes Claims of Congress Leader's Strangulation During Visit to SR Darapuri House, Calls it 'Rumours' of Social Media.

And, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will address the nation through the 60th edition of Mann Ki Baat. This will be the last episode of Mann Ki Baat for the year 2019. In the episode PM Modi is expected to speak on a recap of the happening of the year and might thank the people of India for voting back to Bharatiya Janata Party at Centre once again.