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15th April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk 15 Apr 2016, 19:59:19 IST
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National News

MEA okays ED request, suspends Vijay Mallya's diplomatic passport

The Ministry of External Affairs has suspended the passport of beleaguered industrialist Vijay Mallya. Read more

Second phase of Odd-Even car rationing scheme kicks-off, 500 fined in first 5 hours

The second phase of Delhi government's odd-even car rationing scheme comes into effect in the national capital from today. Read more

Rahul Gandhi lacks ‘heart’ although his father Rajiv was a lovable person with a ‘big heart’: Hansraj Bhardwaj

Former Karnataka Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj today slammed his own party leader Rahul Gandhi saying the Congress vice-president has no heart. Read more

Police increases security cover of Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid after letter threatening their beheading appears

A country-made pistol and a threat letter against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, purportedly written by a man who had earlier threatened the student leader over Facebook. Read more

Police increases security cover of Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid after letter threatening their beheading appears

A country-made pistol and a threat letter against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, purportedly written by a man who had earlier threatened the student leader over Facebook, were recovered from a bus operating between an ISBT and JNU campus. Read more

India to stop thermal coal imports; save Rs 40,000 crore: Piyush Goyal

Rising production of the dry fuel may lead India to completely stop thermal coal imports in the coming 2-3 years, resulting in annual savings of Rs 40,000 crore. Read more

International News

India targets China at UN, slams use of 'hidden veto' to protect terrorists

Days after China blocked its bid at the UN to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar, India on Thursday slammed use of hidden veto and demanded accountability. Read more

China will not allow India into Nuclear Suppliers Group: Former Pakistani diplomat

Zamir Akram, Pakistan's former permanent representative at the United Nations in Geneva and envoy at the Conference on Disarmament, has said that Islamabad was banking on good friend China to block India's chances of making it to the coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Read more

India 'not forthcoming' on resuming comprehensive dialogue, Pakistan tells UN

India is "not forthcoming" in resuming comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan and such an attitude is "impeding" prospects of normalization of bilateral relations, Pakistan's envoy to the UN has said. Read more

Business News

In a boost to ‘Make In India’, China’s LeEco plans to set up manufacturing facility in India

In a major boost to the PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Make In India’ campaign, Chinese technology company and one of the largest online video companies in the country. Read more

Forget Free Basics, Facebook unveils plans to connect developing nations

After India said 'no' to Free Basics and opted for net neutrality recently, the social networking giant Facebook has unveiled two new initiatives to improve internet. Read more

Buoyed by strong growth, Infosys rolls out 6-12 per cent salary hike for employees

Indian software giant Infosys, which posted a strong revenue growth in the fourth straight quarter, has announced average salary hikes ranging between 6-12 per cent for its employees. Read more

Entertainment News

Wow! Salman-Shah Rukh share the screen space after over eight years in ‘FAN’

Bollywood superstars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have always been the centre of attraction for media, be it because of their cold war or their growing bromance. Read more

Meet real life Gaurav Chandna, a ‘jabra’ Shah Rukh Khan FAN

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan released today to good reviews. The tale of a superstar Aryan Khanna and his look-alike fan Gaurav Chandna has amazed everyone who stepped out of the theatres today. Read more

Sports News

High-flying Gujarat Lions take on Mumbai Indians in IPL tie

Pumped up after back-to-back wins in their debut season, a positive Gujarat Lions will aim to extend their winning steak when they take on hosts Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. Read more

Linking drought to IPL will trivialise crisis : Rahul Dravid

Reacting to the Bombay High Court's order to shift 13 IPL matches out of drought-hit Maharashtra, former India captains Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid. Read more

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India eye final berth with win over Malaysia

An inconsistent India, with the loss to New Zealand complicating matters for them, will take on hosts Malaysia in a do-or-die battle to secure a final berth in their final league. Read more