3rd August News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day
Govt tables GST Bill in Parliament, Congress signals support
The Narendra Modi government has tabled the much delayed bill to amend the Constitution and introduce the Goods and Services Tax Bill in the Rajya Sabha today. Read more.
Rajnath Singh arrives in Pakistan to participate in SAARC conference
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today arrived in Pakistan to participate in the SAARC Interior/Home Ministers' meet beginning tomorrow. Read more.
Amit Shah to continue as BJP chief; party likely to pick new Gujarat CM tomorrow
The BJP Parliamentary Board today accepted Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s resignation. There was, however, no announcement regarding who will be the next CM of the state, where assembly elections will be held next year. Read more.
Mumbai-Goa highway bridge collapse: 2 dead, 44 missing; CM reviews rescue ops, Opposition seeks probe
A British era bridge on the Mumbai-Goa National Highway collapsed in the wee hours of Wednesday due to excessive rains in the Konkan region in Maharashtra. At least 44 people, two buses and several other vehicles went missing near Mahad city after the bridge, more than seven decades old and a critical link to the Mumbai-Goa National Highway, crashed around 1 am due to the flood waters rushing into the river.
Close shave for passengers as two Indigo planes averts mid air collision over Guwahati
Two Indigo aircraft nearly missed a collission after coming periliously close to one another over Guwahati, leaving some passengers and crew members shaken and needing medical aid, officials said on Wednesday. Read more.
Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram, with 226 Indians onboard, crash-lands at Dubai airport, all passengers reported safe
An Emirates flight, which flew from Thiruvananthapuram with 300 people on board, crash-landed at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday. Read more.
Maoist chief Prachanda elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal
Nepal Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, was elected as country's 39th Prime Minister today. Read more.
South China Sea row: Prepare for possible 'war on water', Chinese defense minister urges countrymen
The Chinese defense minister has warned of offshore security threats over the growing tension in the South China sea and urged the military, police and general population to be prepared to defend the country's territorial integrity. Read more.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: A device you can unlock with your eyes
Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 7 is one of the first smartphones which comes with an Iris scanner that can read your eyes and will let you in to your phone in seconds. Read more.
Pakistan bans China's Xiaomi smartphones for flouting norms
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has banned the sale of Xiaomi smartphones in Pakistan for not adhering to country's telecom rules. Read more.
Supreme Court extends parole of Sahara chief Subrata Roy till September 16
In a breather to Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday extended his parole till September 16 to enable him to deposit Rs 300 crore with market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
Baar Baar Dekho Trailer Out: Sidharth-Katrina teaches to love like there’s no tomorrow
The much-anticipated trailer of Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ is finally out. And going by the first look, it seems to be a typical love story but with a major and unexpected twist. Read more.
‘Budhia Singh Born to Run’: Sports Minister meets 14-years-old marathoner Budhia Singh, watches his biopic
The sports and youth minister of India Mr Vijay Goel today watched the biopic 'Budhia Singh Born to Run' based on young marathoner Budhia Singh’s life with him and Manoj Bajpayee in Delhi today. Read more.
Harbhajan Singh replaced by Anu Malik on TV show and the reason is genuine!
Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been replaced by music director Anu Malik as the celebrity judge on comedy TV show “Mazaak Mazaak Mein”. Read more.
In a first, India to host Bangladesh for a one-off test match in February 2017
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a one-off Test match between India and Bangladesh in February next year. The event will mark Bangladesh’s first official trip to India since claiming Test status in the year 2000. Read more.
After NADA’s clean-chit, Narsingh Yadav secures UWW go ahead for Rio Olympics
Just two days after the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) exonerated India’s Olympics-bound wrestler Narsingh Yadav in an alleged case of doping, the United World Wrestling (UWW) today cleared his path to the Rio Olympics, though he will have to wait for a WADA clearance as well. Read more.
Injured AB de Villiers to miss out, Dale Steyn returns for New Zealand tour
Faf du Plessis will stand in as captain for an injured AB de Villiers in two Test matches against New Zealand later this month. De Villiers suffered an elbow injury while playing in the Caribbean Premier League and will be out of action for about six weeks. Read more.