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16th April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day
India TV News Desk April 16, 2016 20:14 IST
India TV News Desk

National News

Can’t pay Rs 53k for 2,765.18 sqm bungalow in Lutyens: Priyanka Gandhi

In yet another revelation that exposes how the Gandhi family misused government machineries time and again for their personal gain. Read more

President Mukherjee cautions judges against perils of 'judicial activism'

President Pranab Mukherjee today cautioned judges against the perils of "judicial activism", saying the equilibrium in the exercise of authority must be maintained at all times and self-restraint should be used when confronted with such a situation. Read more

Indian economy like ‘one-eyed’ king in land of blind: Raghuram Rajan

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has described Indian economy as ‘the one-eyed man’ being king in the land of blind. Read more

NITI Aayog favours erstwhile UPA’s proposal allowing foreign universities campuses in India

The NITI Aayog has favoured erstwhile UPA government’s proposal of inviting foreign universities to set up campuses in India. Read more

No climate of intolerance in India: Arun Jaitley

There could be "stray" incidents of people on either side of the political spectrum making irresponsible statements but this could not be generalised as prevalence of a climate of intolerance in the country, Union Minister Arun Jaitley has said. Read more

Restrictions, shutdown continue as tension grips Kashmir for 5th day

The Jammu and Kashmir authorities have decided to continue the curfew-like restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and north and south Kashmir areas as tension gripped the Valley on Saturday. Read more

International News

Deadly earthquakes kill at least 29 in Japan, cause widespread damage; nuclear plants safe

Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 29 people, injuring 1,500, trapping many beneath flattened homes and sending thousands to seek shelter in gymnasiums and hotel lobbies. Read more

US Army approves first female officers for ground combat

The US Army has approved the first women to be commissioned as infantry and armor officers -- leadership roles that until now were open only to men. Read more

Business News

US federal jury slaps Rs 6,300 cr fine on two Tata group firms in trade secret case

The federal grand jury in the US has slapped two companies of Tata group - Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Tata America International Corp – with a $940 million (approx Rs 6,265 crore) fine in a trade secret lawsuit filed against them. Read more

Instagram adds personalised video suggestions to ‘Explore’ section

Facebook’s picture sharing app Instagram has been focusing a lot on videos in the recent past. Read more

Facebook to add news section to its mobile app

Social media website Facebook may soon add a news section to its Android and iOS smartphone apps that may look like Facebook Paper -- a standalone mobile app created only for iOS. Read more

Entertainment News

First day collection: Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Fan’ earns Rs. 19.20 cr, fails to beat ‘Dilwale’ on day 1

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has once again proved that he is the King of Bollywood. All thanks to his latest release ‘Fan’ which is minting crores at the box office. Read more

What!! Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan heading for a divorce? Here’s the truth

Looks like the break-up season in tinselvile is still not over yet. This splitsvilla period started with Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif calling it quits seems to be never ending. Read more

Karan Singh Grover sends out a ROMANTIC message to his soon-to-be bride Bipasha

Love is in the air for soon-to-wed couple Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu, who just can’t stop gushing about each other. Read more

Sports News

Harbhajan Singh lauds MS Dhoni for breaking ties with Amrapali

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh today welcomed the Team India’s skipper MS Dhoni's decision to break ties with realty firm Amrapali over their failure to deliver on promises made to people. Read more

Raina, Bravo pumped up to attend Jadeja’s wedding on Sunday

Indian all-rounder and Gujarat Lions’ key player Ravindra Jadeja is all set to tie the nuptial knot with Gujarat-based mechanical engineer Riva Solanki on April 17. Read more