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21st April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk 21 Apr 2016, 20:15:11 IST
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National News

High Court sets aside President's rule in Uttarakhand, disqualifies 9 rebel MLAs; floor test on April 29

In a major setback for the BJP-ruled central government , the Uttarakhand High Court today said that the imposition of Article 356 in the state was contrary to the laid down by the Supreme Court, and set aside the proclamation of President's rule in the hill-state. Read more

GST Bill: Govt will again try to convince Opposition,says Venkaiah Naidu

Stressing that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill is the need of the hour, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the government will again try to convince the Opposition so as to ensure passage of the legislation in second part of the Budget session beginning April 25. Read more

Nothing final until cabinet puts its seal: Parrikar after BJP’s ‘Rafale deal finalised’ tweet

Distancing himself from claims made by BJP social media team that Rafale aircraft deal with France has been “finalised” at $8.8 billion (Rs 59,000 crore), defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said it is not complete as yet but at an “advanced stage” and and the deal can not be final until the Cabinet approves it. Read more

Mallya wirtes to SC, question’s banks’ rights to seek information on overseas assets

In the latest development in the ongoing loan default case in the Supreme Court, Vijay Mallya has questioned the rights of the banks to seek information of his assets abroad. Read more

Shaktiman’s death: Political blame game begins; accused BJP MLA says ‘cut my leg if found guilty’

At a time when entire nation is mourning the death of Police horse Shaktiman, a political blame game has begun with Congress and BJP putting the charge of the unfortunate incident on each other. Read more

International News

Private US firms oppose ISRO launching US satellites

Amid the US' push to expand cooperation with India in the space sector, the country's nascent private space industry has expressed its opposition to the large scale use of low cost ISRO launch vehicles for putting American satellites into orbits. Read more

Obama seeks Gulf help against IS as summit begins

US President Barack Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia today to push for an intensified campaign against the Islamic State group, despite strains in ties with Washington.Making what is likely his final presidential visit to America's historic allies, Obama posed for a summit photo with the six regional leaders, including Saudi King Salman, before beginning about four hours of talks at a royal palace.

Business News

Facebook may soon pay some of its users

A Facebook survey has revealed that social media giant may allow verified users to monetize their content, which will let users make money off their activity on the social network. Read more

E-toll for non-stop vehicle movement ! Now, make cashless payments at 275 toll plazas

You will be able to zip through toll plazas from Monday as National Highways Authority of India as the National Highways Authority of India has rolled out cashless payment mechanism, FASTag, at 250 tolls on highways across the country. Read more

LeEco launches smartphones without headphone jack and driverless super car

LeEco has launched three new “superphones” Le 2, Le 2 Pro and Le Max 2 in China. The devices will be available in the Chinese market from April 26 with the Le 2 priced at 1,099 RMB (Rs 11,246 ), L2 Pro at 1499 RMB (Rs 15,330) and Le Max 2 at 2099 RMB(Rs 21,500). Read more

Entertainment News

Shah Rukh Khan clears the air about the sequel to 'Fan'

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has delivered yet another success with “Fan”, reveals that there won't be any sequel to the film. Read more

Swara Bhaskar won't be a part of 'Tanu Weds Manu 3'

Filmmaker Aanand L. Rai, who has helmed the sequels of popular film "Tanu Weds Manu" and "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", says he doesn't have any story for the third part right now. Read more

Sports News

IPL 2017 could be moved out of India: Anurag Thakur

The members of the Indian Premier League’s governing council are likely to deliberate on whether the 2017 edition of the cash-rich tourney can be held abroad, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur revealed on Thursday. Read more

Gayle blessed with a baby girl, names her ‘Blush’

West Indies flamboyant batsman Chris Gayle welcomed his first child on Thursday morning and named her ‘Blush’. Read more

WWE star Chyna found dead in her apartment

Chyna, the WWE star who in the 1990s became one of the best-known and most-popular female professional wrestlers in history, has died, authorities said. Read more