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23rd April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

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India TV News Desk April 23, 2016 19:32 IST
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National News

Speedy justice in offing for victims of Dalit atrocities, govt notifies new rules in SC/ST Act
New Delhi: In a development that could go a long way in ensuring speedy justice for those who have suffered from atrocities against the Dalit community, the central government today notified new rules in the existing legislation that make it mandatory for policemen to file a chargesheet within 60 days of registering a complaint, among other provisions. Read More

Nitish Kumar formally takes over as Janata Dal (United) president
Patna: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Saturday was officially coronated as the national president of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U). JD-U general secretary KC Tyagi told the media that Nitish Kumar was formally endorsed by the party leaders and workers from across the country at the JD-U national council meeting in Patna. Read More

Pakistan constructs hi-tech bunkers along Rajasthan border, India protests
New Delhi: India has lodged protest with Pakistani authorities for carrying out construction of hi-tech bunkers at several places along the international border with Rajasthan. According to intelligence inputs, it is matter of concern for India because of the presence of Chinese forces in the region. Pakistan and China had recently held a military exercise in the region. Read More

On campaign trail in West Bengal, Rahul launches twin attack on Mamata Banerjee, Narendra Modi
Shyampur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today launched a two-pronged attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, targetting the former with corruption and unemployment; and the latter over the BJP's past alliance with the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. Read More

If Trupti Desai enters Haji Ali, she will be welcomed with slippers: Shiv Sena leader
Mumbai: BJP’s key ally Shiv Sena has threatened that if Bhoomata Ranragini Brigade leader Trupti Desai tries to enter Haji Ali dargah, she will be hit her with slippers. “Trupti Desai says she will enter and touch Mazaar at Haji Ali, we strongly condemn this. If she makes an attempt then she would be welcomed with ‘prasad’ of chappals”,said Haji Arafat Shaikh. Read More

International News

University professor, known for his liberal ideology, hacked to death in Bangladesh
Dhaka: In an incident reminiscent of the spate of similar killings of secular bloggers and atheist activists, a university professor was on Saturday hacked to death by unidentified assailants less than 50 metres from his residence in the northern Rajshahi city of Bangladesh. Read More

US airstrikes in Iraq, Syria kills around 20
Washington: Twenty civilians were likely killed in US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between September and February, said the US Central Command in a statement on its website on Friday. The US forces conducted nine separate airstrikes on the Islamic State (IS) targets from Sept. 10 to February 2, said the statement, adding that another 11 civilians were likely injured. Read More

Eight family members shot in head in Ohio, manhunt launched
Piketon: In a horrifying incident that ripped apart a family in Ohio, eight members were fatally shot in head on Friday which included a mother who was sleeping next to her 4-day-old baby. Three children survived the ghastly killings that killed seven adults and one teenage boy, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader said. Read More

Business News

Apple to give iPhone 7s a miss, to launch iPhone 8 next year: Report
New Delhi: Apple might give iPhone 7s a miss this year and jump straight to the iPhone 8, a new report has claimed. The launch of the iPhone 8 will follow the launch of the flagship iPhone 7 in September, says a report by Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz. Read More

Gold extends slide on weak global cues
New Delhi: Gold prices fell by Rs 225 to Rs 29,575 per ten grams at the bullion market today, tracking a weak trend overseas amid subdued demand from jewellers at domestic spot market. Silver followed suit and dropped by Rs 150 to Rs 40,200 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

Cab aggregator Ola overcharges customers on toll, state tax
New Delhi: Even as the Delhi government has cracked down on app-based taxi aggregators for "surge pricing", one such operator has been overcharging commuters -- showing higher toll or state tax. Read More

Entertainment News

Manoj Bajpayee gets Dadasaheb Phalke Award for ‘Aligarh’, B-town lauds him
Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities have wished happiness to Manoj Bajpayee on his 47th birthday. They also lauded the actor, who will be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the Best Actor category (Critics’ Choice) for his performance in Hansal Mehta's biographical drama, "Aligarh". Read More

Don’t know what Kangana is rooting for, but Hrithik is fighting for his reputation, say latter’s lawyers
Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut's lawyer has termed her emails submitted by actor Hrithik Roshan to the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell as "out-of-context, unreliable and unverified" but his lawyers fought back, asking what purpose were they fighting for. Read More

It’s romantic and erotic: ‘Writer’ Sunny Leone reveals what her short stories are like
Mumbai: She has won hearts with her acting stint in Bollywood and now actress Sunny Leone has taken up a new role in her career, by turning a writer. Leone has written a book titled "Sweet Dreams", which includes 12 short stories. Read More

Sports News

Salman Khan appointed goodwill ambassador for Indian contingent at Rio Olympics
New Delhi: Superstar Salman Khan has been appointed as India’s goodwill ambassador for the upcoming Rio Olympics. This makes Salman the first Bollywood actor to be appointed as goodwill ambassador of Indian contingent. The official statement from Salman Khan is expected any time now. Read More

IPL 2016: Gujarat Lions look to get back to winning ways against RCB
Rajkot: Their three-match unbeaten march halted in the previous game, Gujarat Lions would be looking to get back to winning ways when they lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are without the services of their hard-hitting batsman Chris Gayle, in the IPL encounter here tomorrow. Read More