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28th April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

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India TV News Desk April 28, 2016 20:10 IST
India TV News Desk

National News

India successfully launches 7th navigation satellite, gets its own GPS system
It was a historic occasion at the Indian space centre when an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket lifted off successfully with the country's seventh and final navigation satellite, IRNSS-1G, from the rocket port here. With this launch, India now owns its independent satellite navigation system. Read More

Agusta Westland scam: India has approached UK for extradition of middleman, says govt
India has approached the British government for extradition of Christian Michel, the middleman named by Italian investigators as a key intermediary in swinging the controversial deal for AgustaWestland choppers. Read more

SC finally gives nod for common medical entrance test NEET
The Supreme Court today gave green signal to NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test), paving way for common entrance test for admission to medical colleges across the country. Read more

India tightens noose around Vijay Mallya, MEA writes to UK seeking deportation
All roads now seem to be leading to India for Vijay Mallya, the once flamboyant business tycoon who fled India as banks and courts upped the heat on him over loan dues of over Rs 9,000 crore. Read more

Sonia Gandhi should reveal who got ‘kickbacks’ in AgustaWestland scam: Amit Shah
Launching a scathing attack on Congress President Sonia Gandhi, BJP chief Amit Shah today asked her to explain as to who actually received the “kickbacks” in AgustaWestland  chopper scam. Read more

International News

Donald Trump hints at seeking India's help to address Pakistan's 'unstable' nukes
Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump today hinted at seeking help from India and other nations to address the ‘problem’ of what he described as a ‘semi-unstable nuclear-armed Pakistan. Read more

President Mukherjee arrives in Papua New Guinea on 1st leg of his 2-nation tour
With a focus on developing strong relations with Pacific Island nations, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday arrived in the capital of Papua New Guinea here, the first ever visit by an Indian head of state since India established diplomatic ties with the country in 1975. Read more

Pakistan not taking action against terror groups: Top US official
A top US official today accused Pakistan of "not taking action" against terrorist groups that threaten its neighbours and pressed it to act against all such dreaded outfits including Haqqani Network, LeT and JeM. Read more

Business News

WhatsApp could soon sport features like call back, voice mail, video calling and more: Report
In recent months, WhatsApp users have seen several additions to its existing features. These include end-to-end encryption across messages and file sharing, among others. Read more

Apple to soon open Apple Stores in India as government panel recommends exemption from local sourcing norms
A government panel has recommended exempting iPhone and iPad maker Apple from mandatory local sourcing norms, a move which would pave the way for tech giant opening Apple Stores in the country. Read more

Facebook quarterly profit tripled to $1.5 billion, with 1.6 billion active users
Social media giant Facebook reported a $1.5 billion first-quarter profit in 2016, or 52 cents per share, nearly triple of last year's profits of $512 million in the same period. Read more

Entertainment News

From being violent to black magic, Adhyayan narrates 10 ‘abusive’ things Kangana did to him
The ongoing legal battle between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut is just getting uglier now. So far, Kangana tried every bit to prove her relationship with Duggu. Read more

Kabir Khan’s wife Mini Mathur REACTS to Karachi Airport protest
Film maker Kabir Khan came across an unexpected incident recently, after he was beseiged at the Karachi Aiport by shoe-weilding protestors. Read more

Sports News

Shashank Manohar may step down as BCCI president to become ICC chairman
BCCI president Shashank Manohar's name is being floated as the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) which might mean that there remains a possibility of him stepping down from world's richest cricketing body. Read more

Waqar Younis blames Shahid Afridi for World T20 losses, wants Umar Akmal axed from team
Former chief coach, Waqar Younis has urged the cricket authorities to drop Umar Akmal from the Pakistan team and blamed Shahid Afridi for the side's run of T20 defeats against England, New Zealand and in the Asia Cup and World T20. Read more