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2nd August News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk Varanasi 02 Aug 2016, 20:01:26 PM IST
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National News

After massive show of strength in PM Modi’s Varanasi, Sonia Gandhi cuts short visit due to ill-health

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has cut short her Varanasi visit and returned to Delhi on her doctor's advice after she felt feverish during the election campaign in the temple city. Read more

Send AAP MP Bhagwant Mann to rehab for drug de-addiction: LS members write to Speaker

A group of Lok Sabha members have requested Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to send Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann to a Rehab centre to cure him of his alleged drug-addiction. Read more

‘Gone mad’: Bulandshahr victims’ family slams Azam Khan’s ‘conspiracy’ theory

Reacting to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan’s statement that the brutal gangrape of a mother-daughter duo in Bulandshahr ‘could be a political conspiracy’, the victims’ family said that the Uttar Pradesh minister has ‘gone mad’. Read more

26/11 accused Abu Jundal, six others get life term in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case

A Special MCOCA Court today awarded life term to 26/11 key plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and six others in connection with the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. Read more

Welcome to ‘Bengal’: Mamata gets Cabinet go-ahead for renaming West Bengal

The state of West Bengal is all set for a name change after the state Cabinet gave a go-ahead to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s proposal of renaming it as ‘Bengal’, dropping off ‘West’ from its name, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said. Read more

International News

Hillary Clinton asks Donald Trump to stop hiding and release tax returns

Targeting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over his tax returns, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton today asked him to stop hiding and follow other presidential candidates who have released their tax returns. Read more

UN asks India, Pakistan to ‘work constructively’ to resolve Kashmir issue

The United Nations today asked both India and Pakistan  to "work constructively" to resolve the Kashmir issue.However, the UN has said that it will continue to monitor the tense situation in Kashmir. Read more

History made: Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as its first woman Governor

Veteran politician Yuriko Koike, a former defense minister and environment minister of Japan, was on Sunday elected the first woman Governor of Tokyo. Read more

Business News

Govt moves to avoid Vijay Mallya-like embarrassment, LS passes Bill to fast track debt recovery

In a move that could prevent the government landing in a sticky situation in the case of loan defaults, the Lok Sabha on Monday passed a Bill that seeks to provide for more stringent provisions to recover dues. The Bill passed in Lok Sabha on Monday amends four different Acts to empower banks to take possession of collateral in the case of loan default. Read more

Heavy rain causes 35-40 pc increase in vegetable prices in Delhi-NCR: ASSOCHAM

With heavy rainfall in several parts of the country, the supply line of vegetables have been hit in Delhi-NCR, which has resulted in an an increase of 35-40% in prices of vegetables including lady fingers, cabbage, beans, brinjal, bitter gourd, according to an ASSOCHAM paper. Read more

Buyers can stop payment, terminate agreement in case of project delays, propose new draft rules

With a view to ensure timely delivery of apartments to allottees, the government is making it mandatory for promoters to sign an agreement with buyers under which a buyer can claim ownership of an apartment in three months of the complex getting an all-clear approval from the authorities. Read more

Entertainment News

Randeep Hooda vs Ajay Devgn: ‘Battle of Saragarhi’ to have a twin clash at the box office?

Actor Randeep Hooda recently created a buzz in the industry after he shared a pic of himself dressed as a Sikh sepoy.Before anyone could speculate, it was revealed that the stunning actor, who lately won accolades for his performance in ‘Sarbjit’, has been roped in for the movie Battle of Saragarhi’. Read more

When Sonakshi Sinha hid her face to avoid paparazzi

It hasn’t been long when actress Sonakshi Sinha was spotted spending a good time with her rumoured boyfriend Bunty Sachdeva. The pics of their hangout went viral on the social media recently. Read more

Exes Again: Gauhar has something to say about the time she spent with Kushal

Actors Gauhar Khan and Kushal Tandon, were once madly in love with each other. They met, clicked and fell in love when they were participating in the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss’. But as destiny would have it they parted ways. Read more

Sports News

Ind vs WI, 2nd Test: Rahane hits ton as India declare at 500/9 on Day 3

India is all set to send its largest-ever contingent of 119 athletes, who will compete in 15 different sporting events in the Rio Olympics set to commence on August 5. The appearance of wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who got a clean chit from NADA in the alleged doping case, in the Games is still under suspicion. Read more

Rio hopes fade for shot putter Inderjeet Singh after he fails second dope test

Just a day after wrestler Narsingh Yadav was exonerated by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) in the alleged doping case, India’s Rio-bound shot putter Inderjeet Singh failed to clear the dope test for the second time after his confirmatory B sample also returned positive for banned substances, virtually ending his hopes to compete in the Rio Olympics. Read more

‘Bring medals, no injustice will be done to you’: PM Narendra Modi tells Narsingh Yadav

A day after he was cleared of doping charges, wrestler Narsingh Yadav met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi where the PM told him that there would be no injustice done to him. Read more