1st August News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day
Amid Dalit protests, Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel offers to step down
Amid a string of Dalit protests turning the situation difficult for the state government in the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today took to social media to appeal to the Bhartiya Janata Party leadership to relieve her from the post. Read more.
Narsingh Yadav a victim of sabotage, says NADA; clears him of doping charges
In what will come as a big relief to India’s ace wrestler Narsingh Yadav, the Olympic-bound athlete has been given a clean chit by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) which also overturned the provisional suspension imposed on him in connection with the alleged doping case. Read more.
GST Bill likely to see light of day on Wednesday; BJP orders full turnout in RS for 3 days
In signs of a thaw between the Centre and opposition parties on the long-pending GST Bill, the government is likely to introduce it in Parliament on Wednesday, informed Finance Ministry sources. Read more.
No government bungalow for former chief ministers, rules Supreme Court
In a blow to VVIP encroachers, the Supreme Court today held that former Chief Ministers are not entitled for government accommodation for a lifetime. Read more.
Bulandshahr rape: Three accused sent to 14-day judicial custody
A fast track court in Bulandshahr sent the three accused arrested in connection with the brutal gang-rape of a woman and her daughter to 14-day judicial custody on Monday. “Raisuddin, Savesh and Jawar Singh have been sent to 14-day judicial custody. The Sections that have been imposed are 385, 397, 376 D, 342 of the Indian Penal Code and four POCSO rules,” Additional District Government Council Navneet Sharma said.
ISRO all set to launch weather satellite INSAT-3DR by end of August: Official
All plans and preparations are in full swing in ISRO for the launch of geostationary weather satellite INSAT-3DR sometime by the end of August month, a top official of the agency told media. Read more.
Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed warns Pakistan over Rajnath's visit
Hizbul Mujahideen supreme commander Syed Salahuddin and Jamaat ud Daawa chief Hafiz Saeed have warned Pakistan government against welcoming Home Minister Rajnath Singh ahead of later's visit to Islamabad. Read more.
China violates NPT consensus, supplies nuclear reactors to Pakistan: Arms Control Association Report
Even as China hails non-proliferation treaty+ (NPT) as the cornerstone of NSG membership, a report by one of leading authorities on nuclear weapons and disarmament says that Beijing itself has transferred nuclear reactors to Pakistan, a violation of the consensus arrived at the 2010 NPT review conference on supply of nuclear technology. Read more.
US tabloid publishes nude photos of Melania Trump, says You've never seen a potential first lady like this
American daily tabloid, the New York Post, published several nude photographs of Melania Trump including the cover page of its Sunday issue that ran with a story titled ‘The Ogle Office’. Read more.
Govt hikes price of subsidised LPG by Rs 1.93 per cylinder
Marking the second increase in rates in one month, the price of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was today hiked by Rs 1.93 per cylinder as the government looks to cut down subsidies. Read more.
Maruti hikes prices of all models; Vitara Brezza to cost Rs 20,000 more
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), the largest carmaker of the country, today announced a hike in prices across all its models by up to Rs 20,000. Read more.
Amazon Great India Sale to begin August 8, early access to deals for Prime members
Amazon India has announced its 'Great India Sale' which will be held from August 8-10. Read more.
After ‘Udta Punjab’, Censor Board denies certification to Malayalam movie ‘Ka Bodyscapes’
It hasn’t been long when the conflict between Censor Board and Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Udta Punjab’ over certification created a furore in the country. Now the Censor Board has been in the limelight once again after it has denied certification for screening of Malayalam movie ‘Ka Bodyscapes’. Read more.
Brett Lee makes way to Bollywood, invites Tendulkar, SRK for the special screening of ‘Unindian’
After having a smashing career in cricket, Australian cricketer Brett Lee is now making his way to Bollywood. Read more.
Triple Delight: Anushka, Katrina and Jacqueline to star in this movie by ‘Sultan’ director
Ali Abbas Zafar directorial ‘Sultan’ has turned out to be a blockbuster at the Box Office. The Salman Khan starrer just didn’t rake in big mullahs but also garnered appreciation from the fans and critics alike. Read more.
India vs WI, 2nd Test: India dominate hosts as KL Rahul smashes career-best 158
After bundling out West Indies for just 196 runs in their first innings, India rode on opener KL Rahul’s career-best 158 to score 358 at the loss of five wickets and gain a lead of 162 runs at the end of Day 2 of the second Test match at Sabina Park here on Sunday. Read more.
India to host Kabaddi World Cup in October, dates yet to be declared
India will host the Kabaddi World Cup this year, featuring 12 countries, in October. USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Iran, Poland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan and Kenya will be playing in the event the dates for which will be declared later.