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24th April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk 24 Apr 2016, 19:06:59 IST
India TV News Desk

National News-

After CJI TS Thakur breaks down, PM Modi assures him of Centre's help in increasing judge

Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur today broke down at a meeting in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while making a strong case for increasing the strength of judges from the present 21,000 to 40,000 to handle the ‘avalanche of litigations’. Read More

Play active role for village development, take advantage of Centre’s schemes: PM at Panchayat meet

Rooting for stronger democracy at the grassroots level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged the gram panchayats to make their contributions towards village development. Explaining them how to make full use of the current situation, PM Modi told the panchayats to take advantage of the immense resources and schemes of his government. Read More

Government revokes Vijay Mallya's passport

In a move that could spell more trouble for beleaguered industrialist Vijay Mallya, the government today revoked his passport. The Ministry of External Affairs revoked Mallya's passport under different sections of passport act. Read More

Central government schemes may soon have 'PM' prefixed to them

All central government schemes may soon have 'PM' or the names of nationalist leaders prefixed to them and films highlighting the achievements of Narendra Modi dispensation shown "mandatorily" before screening of movies in every theatre. Read More

BJP supporter tried to strangulate me on flight, claims Kanhaiya Kumar

Jawaharlal Nehru University students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar today claimed that a BJP supporter  tried to strangle him on a Jet Airways flight. He was on way to Pune this morning to to address an event in the city. Read More

International News-

Indian workers 'worst' to understand: US state governor

ndian workers are the "worst" and the "hardest" ones to understand, Republican governor of US state of Maine Paul LePage said, stirring another controversy by his party members in this election cycle. Read More

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

North Korea has fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in eastern waters marking Pyongyang's latest effort to expand its military might in face of pressure by its neighbours and Washington. Read More

Business News-

Raghuram Rajan not top-paid man at RBI, lags behind three others

RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, currently in the eye of the storm over his 'one-eyed is king among blind' remark, may be the most powerful person at the central bank, but he does not appear to be the top-paid one!  Read More

Vijay Mallya appears on UK electoral rolls: Report

Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya, whose Kingfisher Airlines has been accused of having defaulted on loans of over Rs 9,400 crore and faces legal proceedings, appears on the electoral rolls in the UK with his country home in Britain as his recorded address, a media report said today. Read More

Entertainment News-

The reason why Salman Khan signed ‘Sultan’ at 50 will make you respect him even more

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor do this movie which demanded so much of physical stress that too at the age of 50. Well, Salman himself revealed the reason behind signing up ‘Sultan’ which will actually make you respect the actor even more. Read More

Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan: B-town wishes big to ‘Dishoom’ star

As Varun Dhawan turned a year older on Sunday, celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Huma Qureshi and Karan Johar opted for the virtual way to wish the Bollywood's “talented hit machine” a happy birthday. Read More

Kareena speaks up on working with Shahid, says why should our emotions come in way of work

Shahid and Kareena, who broke-up around eight years ago, will soon be seen together in a movie. We are talking about their forthcoming movie ‘Udta Punjab’. This is the first time the ex-flames are working together post their split. Read More

Sports News-

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 43rd birthday in a 'special' way

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar may have retired from cricket but he is still adored by his millions of fans. On his 43rd birthday today, the batting maestro spent the day by playing street cricket with school children from the 'Make-A-Wish India' foundation at MIG Cricket Club here. Read More

Olympic not a place for film promotion: Yogeshwar Dutt on Salman's appointment as ambassador

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt has questioned the appointment of actor Salman Khan as the brand ambassador of India’s Olympic contingent. The 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, who has already qualified for the Rio Olympics in the 65 kg category, took to twitter to express his angst over Indian Olympic Association's move. Read More