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12th April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk 12 Apr 2016, 19:36:28 IST
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National News

With an eye on China, India agrees to provide military base to US

In an attempt to counterweight the growing maritime assertiveness of China, India has agreed to give US forces access to its military base for logistics support that involves resupplies, repair and rest. Read more

Relief in sight, IMD predicts above normal rainfall across India this year

In an indication that the drought spell that many parts of India have been reeling under for the past two years may come to an end, the India Meteorological Department today said that India is likely to witness above normal monsoon this year. Read more

21 missing after Kerala tragedy, DNA tests to begin

Authorities here on Tuesday began taking steps to conduct DNA tests on unclaimed bodies as 21 people remained missing after the temple fire tragedy that killed 110 people. Read more

SC rebukes RBI on loan defaults, says ‘rich escape while farmers penalised’

The Supreme Court today pulled up the Reserve Bank of India after it claimed that the details of the loan defaulters can not be revealed. Read more

PM Modi hosts lunch for Prince William, Kate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hosted lunch for Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are on a visit to India. Read more

International News

Indian man dies under mysterious circumstances in Pakistan jail

An Indian national who was languishing at a Lahore jail for more than 20 years on spying charges died today under mysterious circumstances. Read more

US issues Saudi Arabia travel warning ahead of Barack Obama visit

The US State Department has issued a travel warning for the US citizens planning to visit Saudi Arabia ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to the Gulf country. Read more

‘Invisible train’ to hit tracks in Japan by 2018

Japanese conglomerate Seibu Railway based in Tokorozawa, Saitama, wants to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2018 by launching a new line of speedy commuter train which will enable its passengers to blend into landscape. Read more

Business News

SC rebukes RBI on loan defaults, says ‘rich escape while farmers penalised’

The Supreme Court today pulled up the Reserve Bank of India after it claimed that the details of the loan defaulters can not be revealed. Read more

With an eye on more users, Apple offers corporate lease schemes iPhone SE

Faced with a less-than-expected response for its latest offering, Apple is now looking to expand its user base of the iPhone SE with a lease scheme for the Indian corporate. Read more

Soon, you will be able to make payments via Facebook Messenger

Social networking giant Facebook may soon allow on its Messenger app a PayPal-like mobile money transfer service free of cost that will only require a debit card at both ends of the transaction, a media report said. Read more

Entertainment News

‘Sultan’ Teaser Out: Salman Khan shines as ‘Haryana ka Sher’ in this power-packed video

The teaser of Salman Khan starrer ‘Sultan’ is released and it’s outrightly gripping, power packed and mesmerizing. Read more

Watch Shahid Kapoor as Tommy Singh from ‘Udta Punjab’!

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor loves experimenting with his looks on the silver screen. Read more

Priyanka Chopra receives Padma Shri, calls it “best award”

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was today awarded the prestigious Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour by President Pranab Mukherjee at an event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Read more

Sports News

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India thrash arch-rivals Pakistan 5-1, take second spot in tournament

The Indian hockey team today beat Pakistan 5-1 in their fourth match of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament today. Read more

Health conditions force James Taylor to retire from international cricket

England batsman James Taylor was forced to retire from cricket on Tuesday by a serious heart condition. Read more

India's first lady biker Veenu Paliwal dies in road accident near Bhopal

In a tragic incident, India’s first lady biker, Veenu Paliwal, died in a road accident after her bike skid off a road near Gyaraspur in Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh. Read more