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2nd April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day
India TV News Desk April 02, 2016 20:05 IST
India TV News Desk

National News-

Masood Azhar is not a terrorist, says China after vetoing India’s request to ban JeM chief

An unapologetic China has asserted that it vetoed India's move to ban Masood Azhar because the JeM chief cannot be considered a terrorist under existing UN provisions. Read more

Pilibhit fake encounter: 25 years later, court holds 47 cops guilty of killing 10 Sikh men

In a judgment that will bring some sense of closure to the families of the victims who were killed by policemen after being dubbed as militants 25 years ago, a special CBI court on Friday pronounced 47 policemen guilty of killing 10 innocent Sikh men in three fake encounters in Pilibhit in the year 1991. Read more

Locals stop women from entering Shani temple; Trupti Desai-led activists in police custody

Bhumata brigade activists led by Trupti Desai who were all set to march to Shani Shinganapur Temple, have been taken into police custody after they indulged in a fight with local women. Read more

All have right to say 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai': Smriti Irani responds to Darul Uloom Deoband fatwa

A day after India's largest Islamic seminary 'Darul Uloom Deoband' issued a "fatwa" saying Muslims should not say "Bharat Mata Ki Jai", Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today responded saying everybody had the right to say the slogan for the sake of the motherland. Read more

Violence in Varanasi prison, officials held hostage

At least a dozen people suffered injuries in a jail riot in Varanasi when inmates attacked prison guards on Saturday and held hostage two senior jail officials, police said. Read more

International News-

Terrorists will use nuclear weapon if they get it: Barack Obama

Terrorist organisations like al Qaeda and ISIS will use nuclear weapons if they ever get hold of it, US President Barack Obama warned today a day after he hosted leaders from over 50 countries including India for the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). Read more

'India has no right to question Pakistan's nuclear programme'

India has "no right" to question Pakistan's decision to develop its nuclear material as its own nuclear programme is highly ambitious, a Pakistani daily has said. Read more

Business News-

EPFO puts fresh norms on PF withdrawl on hold till April 30

Retirement fund body EPFO has deferred the implementation of new norms regarding the withdrawal of provident fund by members till April 30. Read more

Vijay Mallya not to appear before ED today; seeks a month's time

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya will not present himself before ED investigators in Mumbai on Saturday even as he sought time till May to depose before the agency which is probing his role in a money laundering case in the over Rs 900 crore IDBI loan fraud case. Read more

Indian economy the 'engine of global growth' under PM Modi: Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has acknowledged that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, the Indian economy was now serving as the ‘engine of global growth’. Read more

Entertainment News-

Pratyusha Banerjee applied ‘Sindoor’ on forehead in her birthday party. Had she secretly married?

Pratyusha Banerjee breathed her last yesterday after she allegedly hung herself from the ceiling fan of her residence in Goregaon, Mumbai. The 24 year old chirpy actress shot to stardom after she played the role of Anandi in hit television serial Balika Vadhu. Read more

Azhar trailer out: From match-fixing to affairs, Emraan Hashmi tells all about India’s controversial cricket captain

While much has been written and said about Azharuddin’s career, Ekta Kapoor decided on making it into a movie - Azhar. Starring Emraan Hashmi in the titular role, the movie also features Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri. The almost three-minute-long trailer, which has now been released, suggests that the film will be taking viewers close to the life of Mohammad Azharuddin. Read more

Sports News-

India Open: Saina suffers heartbreaking loss to Li Xuerui in semifinal

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal went down to reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui as the Chinese beat the defending champion 22-20, 17-21, 21-19 at the India Open semi-finals.

Shift IPL matches out of Maharashtra due to drought: BJP

Mumbai BJP Secretary Vivekananda Gupta has demanded that Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches scheduled to be played in Maharashtra should be shifted out of the state due to prevailing drought conditions.

Would love to coach Team India, says Shane Warne

Legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne has expressed his desire to coach the Indian cricket team if he is approached for the role. Read more