16th August News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day
Baloch leaders invoke Modi; say US, Europe must end indifference towards Pak war crimes
Having found solid backing in the form of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leaders of the Baloch nationalist movement have now sought support from the US and European countries against the oppressive Pakistani regime. Read more.
After Rajnath's acrimonious visit, Arun Jaitley likely to skip SAARC meet in Pakistan
With relations between India and Pakistan on a downward spiral, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to cancel his participation in the SAARC ministerial conference in Islamabad next week. Read more.
Going to Pakistan is same as going to hell, says Manohar Parrikar
In yet another reflection of strained relationship between New Delhi and Islamabad, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that a visit to Pakistan is like a visit to hell itself. Read more.
Amnesty rejects sedition charges, says ‘no employee shouted anti-India slogans’
Amnesty International's India chapter today rejected sedition charges slapped against it by Karnataka Police and insisted that none of its employees had shouted any anti-India slogan at an event on Kashmir held in Bengaluru yesterday. Read more.
After two deaths in 24 hours, Delhi govt bans razor sharp Chinese kite strings
Delhi government has issued a ban on Chinese-made kite strings after accidents caused by it claimed two lives in last 24 hours, including that of a three-year-old girl. A notification to this effect was issued by the Delhi government this evening, agency reports said. Read more.
China not to take sides between India and Pakistan over Kashmir issue: Chinese State Media
In a setback to Pakistan which has desperately attempted to internationalise the Kashmir issue, the state run media of its closest ally China has said that Beijing is unlikely to take sides between the two countries over dispute in the valley. Read more.
It is for India and Pakistan to decide on Kashmir: US
The United States has expressed concerns over the recent unrest in Kashmir and said that it for India and Pakistan to determine the pace, scope and character of any discussions on Valley. Read more.
Ban Ki-moon favours a ‘woman’ as next UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General, has said that he would personally like to see a woman lead the United Nations for the first time since it was established more than 70 years ago. Read more.
Wholesale inflation hits 23-month high of 3.55 pc in July
Wholesale inflation shot up to 3.55 per cent for July from 1.62 per cent in the previous month, due to an 11.82 per cent jump in prices of food articles. Read more.
Overpaid at bottom, underpaid at top: Raghuram Rajan underlines the problem at PSBs
Pitching for an end to the government’s role in top-level appointments at state-run banks, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday suggested empowering their boards to take all major governance decisions freely without having multiple "constituencies to satisfy". Read more.
3,000 jobs to get affected, says Infosys after losing RBS deal
Royal Bank of Scotland’s decision not to set up a separate bank in the United Kingdom is set to result in 3000 jobs being affected at Infosys, the company has said. Read more.
IITs set to blacklist 20 startups this placement season, Flipkart could be let off with warning
With many companies having reneged on offers made to graduating students last year, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are now looking to blacklist about 20 startups and e-commerce companies this placement season. Read more.
What? Salman’s rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur is already Mrs. Khan?
Superstar Salman Khan has been one of the eligible bachelors of Bollywood and everyone is quite curious to watch him ditch his bachelor hood. Read more.
‘Raaz Reboot’ trailer: Emraan Hashmi starrer FAILS to scare the audience
Remember the eerie feeling that movies from the ‘Raaz’ franchise has been giving since 2002. Read more.
Padmavati: Bhansali miffed with Ranveer Singh, plans to replace him with another A-lister
It’s been around eight months when Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project ‘Bajirao Mastani’ mesmerised the audience. Read more.
Rio 2016: Blow to India as WADA rejects NADA’s clean chit to wrestler Narsingh Yadav, moves CAS
Rejecting the clean chit to Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today appealed in the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against the decision. Read more.
Rio 2016: India pins medal hopes on shuttler PV Sindhu on Day 11
After 10 medal-less days in the Rio Olympics, India’s hopes for their first medal will rely on woman shuttler PV Sindhu as she faces a daunting task against China’s Wang Yihan in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. Read more.
Sania Mirza graces cover of Exhibit magazine’s August 2016 edition
India’s tennis sensation Sania Mirza will be seen on the cover page of the August edition of the Exhibit Magazine, India’s premier gadget, technology and lifestyle magazine. Read more.