19th August News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day
More fatalities if pellet guns are banned: CRPF tells JK HC
The CRPF has informed Jammu and Kashmir High Court that if pellet guns are banned as a crowd control measure, its personnel will be forced to fire bullets in extreme situations, which can cause more fatalities. Read more.
Suspected Pakistani ‘Hindu spy’ arrested in Jaisalmer; confesses smuggling RDX into India
In a major breakthrough, intelligence sleuths have arrested a suspected Pakistani spy in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer on Friday. The spy, named Nandal Maharaj, was nabbed based on intelligence inputs from the RAW. Read more.
Bulandshahr gangrape: Following High Court's order, CBI takes over investigation
CBI has taken over investigation in the Bulandshahr gangrape and dacoity case in which a woman and her minor daughter were assaulted by a gang in July. Read more.
Sidhu didn't put any pre-condition; he needs time to think on joining AAP: Arvind Kejriwal
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sindhu had met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last week here amid reports that the negotiations to join the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are in the last stage and he may join the party on the eve of Independence Day. Read more.
Coal scam: Court frames charges against ex-coal secretary HC Gupta, five others
A special court today framed various charges including cheating and criminal conspiracy against former coal secretary HC Gupta, two public servants, private firm Vikash Metals and Power Ltd and its two officials in a coal blocks allocation scam case. Read more.
Donald Trump regrets for causing personal pain to people by not choosing ‘right words’
Promising to be the voice of ‘forgotten Americans’, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has expressed regret for hurtful statements he has made in the past. Read more.
Paris terror strikes were ‘optimised Mumbai-style attacks’: UN report
Islamic State terrorists had “studied” the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and similar “active shooter scenarios” to maximise confusion and casualties before hitting multiple locations in Paris in November, UN member- states have said. Read more.
Support Dalai Lama for return to Tibet: Lawmakers to Barack Obama
A group of 72 American lawmakers have asked US President Barack Obama to publicly support the right of the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet and call for an immediate and unconditional release of all Tibetan political prisoners languishing in China. Read more.
SBI clears merger of five associate banks, Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself
In a bid to create global size bank, the Board of State Bank of India (SBI) has approved the merger of five associate lenders and Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself. Read more.
Arun Jaitley, PM Modi shortlist names for RBI Governor; announcement soon
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday held an hour-long discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over appointment of new RBI Governor, a post that will fall vacant on September 4. Read more.
Rs 90.9 crore in 7 days: Will Rustom be biggest hit of Akshay’s career?
Superstar Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ is continuing its dream run at the box office. It did record breaking business in the extended weekend. With seven days since its release, Rustom has so far minted Rs 90.90 crore at the box office in India. Read more.
Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Ajaz Khan croons at the wedding reception of Dawood Ibrahim’s nephew (watch)
It has always been said that the underworld has a close link with Bollywood. We often hear reports of several celebs being associated with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Though none of the celebs have ever accepted their links with the mafia, for obvious reasons, several pic of Dawood posing with B-town celebs have gone viral on internet. Read more.
Rivals once, co-stars now: Will SRK and Ranveer come together for ‘Dhoom 4’?
One is a superstar reigning the Hindi movie industry for 25 years and the other is a powerhouse who gives strong competition to everyone. These two actors in mention are Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh. Read more.
Saina Nehwal embarrasses her troll with extra-ordinary humility, prompts him to apologise
PV Sindhu’s win prompted a twitter troll to target India's star badminton player and London Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal. The former world no.1 failed to live up to expectations as she suffered a defeat following a knee injury. Read more.
I appeal to PM Modi to let my son play again at Rio 2016: Narsingh Yadav's father
The family of wrestler Narsingh Yadav is completely shocked over the decision of Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to impose a four-year ban on him. Read more.
He is very special, will be a good captain in all formats: MS Dhoni on Virat Kohli
In his vision of the future of Indian Cricket team, limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni sees his heir apparent Virat Kohli as a good leader in all three formats. Read more.