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17th April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk 17 Apr 2016, 20:11:08 IST
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National News

Gujarat: Curfew imposed in Mehsana as Patel protesters turn violent, internet service suspended

Curfew was imposed in Gujarat’s Mehsana town after a massive rally of the Patel community demanding reservation and release of their jailed leaders today turned violent. Read more

1 dead in Noida BMW hit and run case, driver absconding

One person who was critically injured after being hit by a speeding BMW car on Saturday in Noida died in the hospital last night. Read more

Puttingal temple opens after fire tragedy

The Puttingal Devi temple where a fireworks disaster killed 114 people opened today to devotees for the first time after a week. Read more

Instead of odd-even, AAP should opt for last-digit rationing: CII

The Delhi government must opt for the concept of "last-digit rationing" for automobiles rather than the odd-even policy currently on for a more robust and lasting impact on pollution, the Confederation of Indian Industry has said. Read more

Facing Flak, Yeddyurappa returns Rs 1 crore SUV, to visit drought hit area by train

Facing criticism from various quarters, Karnataka BJP President B S Yeddyurappa has returned the Rs. 1 Crore Land Cruiser which was gifted to him by former industries minister Murgesh R Nirani. Read more

International News

Death toll mounts to 77 in Ecuador quake

Death toll in the powerful earthquake that rocked Ecuador's central coast  has risen to 77 while over 570  have been wounded, country's vice president George Glas said. Read more

Saudi warns US of economic consequences,if Congress passes 9/11 bill

Saudi Arabia has warned Obama administration and US Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars in assets the kingdom holds if lawmakers go ahead with a bill that would allow American courts to hold the Saudi government responsible for anypart in the 9/11 attacks, The New York Times reported. Read more

Indian govt proposes to make citizenship for Pakistan Hindus simpler

The Indian government today announced that they will simplify the procedures for grant of Indian citizenship to minority Hindus from Pakistan. Read more

Business News

Arun Jaitley pushes for more funding, reforms at IMF, World Bank

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to reassess the quantum of funds at their disposal to finance global growth and make an extra mobilisation effort if found inadequate. Read more

Six Maruti Suzuki's make it to top-10 list in 2015-16

Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India tightened its grip in terms of best selling cars with six of its models featuring in the the top-10 list for the just concluded fiscal.The company, which had five models in top-10 selling cars in 2014-15, saw compact model Celerio enter the list at the seventh position in 2015-16.

Entertainment News

Amitabh Bachchan tweets to share Dilip Kumar’s health news

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan shared that legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalized on Saturday morning for "high fever and chest infection", “is doing fine” now. Read more

Watch: Udta Punjab trailer unveiled; highlights drug menace in Punjab

The trailer of Abhishek Chaubey's “Udta Punjab” highlights the rampant issue of drug abuse among youth in Punjab. Read more

There is no patriot greater than me: Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was at the centre of a controversy last year for his remark on “intolerance” in India. It propelled many political parties and social media users to speak against him.  Read more

Sports News

Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath retires from T20I, ODIs

Sri Lanka’s veteran spinner Rangana Herath on Sunday announced his retirement from T20 and One-Day International (ODI) cricket. Read more

Bravo reprimanded for showing dissent at the umpire's decision

Gujarat Lions all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was reprimanded by the Match Referee for showing dissent at the umpire's decision during his team's three-wicket win over Mumbai Indies in an IPL match."Bravo admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction," an IPL release said.West Indies' Bravo took one wicket for 39 runs in his four overs, while scored just 2 off 6 balls before being caught by Parthiv Patel off Jasprit Bumrah.