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Vijay Diwas: Nation pays tributes to martyrs on 45th anniversary of Indo-Pak war

Today, on the occasion of 45th Vijay Diwas, the entire nation is paying tributes to the martyrs of 1971 India-Pakistan.

On this day in 1971, India pulled a military victory against Pakistan. On December 16 every year, the nation remember the sacrifices of the soldiers.

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with three Service chiefs paid tributes to the bravehearts at Amar Jawan Jyoti. He later tweeted.

Delhi: Girl raped in moving car in Moti Bagh area; 4 years after Nirbhaya horror

A 20-year-old girl from Noida was allegedly raped on the night of 15 December in a moving car in Delhi's Moti Bagh area.

According to media reports, the girl was out hunting for a job. The victim was reportedly waiting for a bus at AIIMS, when she was offered a lift by a car bearing the sticker of Ministry of Home Affairs.

This incident comes exactly after 4 years when Nirbhaya was raped in a moving bus on the streets of Delhi which shook the nation.

DMK chief Karunanidhi re-admitted in Kauvery hospital due to breathing problems

DMK chief M Karunanidhi, on 16 December, was re-admitted to Kauvery Hospital after facing breathing difficulties due to a throat and lung infection.

Karunanidhi was released from the hospital last week only.

In a late night statement, Kauvery hospital said Karunanidhi was readmitted after he faced difficulty breathing due to a throat and lung infection.

"He is stable and is being treated by a team of doctors," read a statement by S Aravindan, the hospital's executive director.

Karunanidhi previously had spent a week a Kauvery hospital after receiving treatment at home for some time for a drug-induced allergy.

How will the country reform if you don't adapt to demonetisation, Chandrababu Naidu blasts ministers

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu lashed out at the top government officials for not using cards instead of cash.

Blasting nearly 200 ministers and bureaucrats at the government's headquaters, Naidu said, "Not even 25 per cent of you are making cashless transactions. How will the country reform if you are like this? It will not," reported NDTV.

Naidu further said, "That is the biggest challenge - Mindset. Your mindset has to change."

Delhi: 65-year-old woman attempts an axe attack inside metro over seating argument

A 65-year-old woman on 14 December, at Delhi's Qutub Minar Metro station, tried launching an attack on a fellow passenger with an axe over a seating argument.

The woman when attacked, was overpowered by other passengers and was handed over to CISF personnel at Ghitorni. However, instead of probing into the matter and detaining the accused, the personnel let her go with a warning after seizing the axe.

According to Renu Sukhija, an eye-witness, the accused had boarded the women-only compartment of a Gurgaon-bound train at Qutub Minar Metro station.

India ranked world's most ignorant country

Here's one win India will not want to brag about: According to a survey, India has been ranked the world's most ignorant country among the 40 surveyed. The ranking, based on Indians' responses to a quiz on India, was measured based on the magnitude of error between the average guess and the real figure for five factual questions.

According to the poll results, Indian's were way off when it came to knowing the percentage of Muslims in the population, but were still outdone on that question by more developed nations.

However, when it came to housing and wealth distribution, Indians' estimates were the worst in the world. The poll results show that while we may all be proud of our country, we often know precious little about it.

Arctic warming continues to get scarier

If you were already worried about climate change, this latest report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will send a shiver down your spine. Or at least it would if it wasn't getting so warm.

The report states that the average air temperatures were "unprecendented"-the highest on observational record-and "Arctic temperatures continue to increase at double the rate of the global temperature increase."

The NOAA makes clear that these adverse climatic conditions are leading to "extensive changes" in the Arctic environment. From record low summer snow cover, to record low ice cover, the writing is on the wall for climate change deniers, the question is whether they'll see it before they're neck deep in hot water.