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30th April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk 30 Apr 2016, 19:25:30 IST
India TV News Desk

National News-

No petrol or diesel-run taxis to ply in NCR from May 1, rules SC

The Supreme Court today ordered that no petrol or diesel-run taxis will be allowed to ply in the National Capital Region from tomorrow as it refused to extend the deadline of April 30 for taxis to convert into CNG. Read more

PM Modi to launch solar-powered boats in Varanasi tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi tomorrow where he will launch solar-powered boats for plying on river Ganga apart from distributing 1,000 e-rickshaws. Read more

AugustaWestland scam: CBI examines former Deputy Air Chief JS Gujral

CBI on Saturday examined former Deputy Chief of Indian Air Force JS Gujral in connection with alleged irregularities in the Rs 3600 VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland. Read more

ACB raids deputy transport commissioner in Andhra, unearths assets worth Rs 800 cr

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today arrested a deputy transport commissioner in Andhra Pradesh after conducting raids at several locations in the state including Telangana and Karnataka that unearthed assets worth a whopping Rs 800 crores. Read more

Uttarakhand forest fire continues, govt puts 6,000 personnel on the ground

Taking a serious note of the raging forest fires in different parts of the state, Uttarakhand Governor KK Paul has decided to double the number of personnel engaged to douse the flames from 3000 to 6000. Read more

UJALA will be implemented across country by 2019: Piyush Goyal

The Centre's ambitious National LED programme -- Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) -- will be implemented across the country by 2019, Minister for Power and Coal, Piyush Goyal said today. Read more

International News-

Demonstrators storm California convention to protest against Donald Trump

Hundreds of demonstrators descended on the California Republican Convention to protest against party front-runner Donald Trump ahead of his speech. Read more

Situation very complex in Bangladesh: US

The situation is "very complex" and there is a threat "on the ground" in Bangladesh, the US has said after a series of bloody attacks on secular writers and minorities in the Muslim-majority country were claimed by ISIS and al-Qaeda. Read more

ISIS executed over 4,000 in Syria in last two years: Report

The Islamic State militant group has executed over 4,000 people within two years, a UK-based Syrian Observatory for HumanRights (SOHR) said, calling on the UN to stop the crimes and violations committed against the Syrian people by the outfit. Read more

Business News-

Grab it before it ends, Samsung selling smartphone at Rs 1

Samsung, Korean smartphone giant has announced a bunch of discounts and offers, under which it will sell a range of smartphones at a price of Rs 1. Read more

Lenders begin to auction Kingfisher logo, ‘Fly with Good Times’ trademarks

Seeking to recover their dues from beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya, lenders on April 30 initiated an auction of various brands and trademarks of the long-grounded Kingfisher Airlines, including its once-famous tagline 'Fly The Goodtimes', but bidders were hard to come by. Read more

Apple turns Twitter into ‘news app’ in App Store

After reporting dismal results this week, micro-blogging website Twitter is no longer pitted against social networks like Facebook and is now categorised under the “news” section in the Apple’s App Store. Read more

Entertainment News-

‘Baaghi’ box office report: Despite bad reviews, Tiger-Shraddha’s love story sees brilliant first day

Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor starrer ‘Baaghi’ is off to a good start at the box office. By earning Rs 11.87 crores, on the first day, it has become the third highest opener of the year 2016. Read more

Krrish vs Queen: Cops bang Kangana Ranaut’s door

It will be a long time, it seems, before Bollywood sees the end to the murky legal tussle between actors Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik Roshan. Read more

Anushka Sharma and Saif Ali Khan are up to something these days. Know what

After carving a niche for herself with her impeccable acting skills, Anushka Sharma has turned towards production. Read more

Sports News-

Shuttler Saina Nehwal seals semifinal spot at Asia Badminton Championship

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal continued her consistent run in international circuit, reaching yet another semifinal at the USD 200,000 Asia Badminton Championship here today. Read more

IPL 2016: Murali Vijay replaces Miller as captain of Kings XI Punjab

After losing five out of the six matches played so far, Kings XI Punjab has replaced David Miller with Murali Vijay as the skipper of the side for the remaining matches of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2016. Read more