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News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk New Delhi 04 Aug 2016, 19:44:32 PM IST
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National News-

Don’t glorify, eulogise terrorists as martyrs: Rajnath Singh talks tough on terrorism

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today came down heavily on Pakistan for adopting a dual stand on the issue of eliminating terrorism. Read More

Setback for AAP; Lt. Governor is ‘administrative head’ of NCT, rules Delhi HC

In a major setback for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the High Court today said that the Lieutenant Governor is the “administrative head of National Capital Territory (NCT)” and “notifications must be issued after consulting him”. Read More

US scholar rape case: Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui gets 7 years in Jail

A Delhi court today sentenced Peepli Live co-director Mahmood Farooqui to seven years in jail for raping an American woman. Read More

Opposition 'tutoring' Bulandshahr victims for political gains, alleges Akhilesh Yadav

Under fire over the Bulandshahr gangrape incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today hit back at the opposition, accusing them of tutoring the victims to serve their political motives, even as he promised strict action against the culprits. Read More

Roadblocks to GST: How feasible is the April 2017 rollout deadline set up by NDA govt?

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the long pending Goods and Services Tax bill, a historic legislation that will enable a unified and efficient taxation system in the country. Read More

International News-

Pentagon blocks over Rs 2000 crore military aid to Pakistan

In yet another sign of ongoing frustration with Pakistan for not acting against militants, the Pentagon has withheld USD 300 million (Over Rs 2000 crore) in military assistance to Islamabad. Read More

One killed, six injured in suspected terror knife attack in London

One woman has been killed and up to six other people have been injured in a knife attack in central London. Read More

Iran says it has executed 20 sunni 'terrorist' in single day

Iran has executed a group of 20 “terrorist” Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national security, state media reported on Thursday. Read More

Business News-

Explaining how Goods and Services Tax will benefit individuals

After a long 7-hour debate, Rajya Sabha passed long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill which will facilitate rollout of the Goods and Services Tax or GST in the country. Read More

GST to curb black money, April 2017 rollout tough: Experts

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime will weed out black money and usher in an efficient taxation system, but the April 2017 rollout deadline appears to be challenging, experts said. Read More

Facebook rolls out new features to enable Indian businesses sell through their pages

Facebook on Thursday announced two new features that will allow small businesses in emerging markets including in India sell to customers for free through their pages. Read More

Entertainment News-

“I am comfortable around men,” John Abraham confesses when asked about romancing Akshay, Abhishek and Varun

Bollywood hunk John Abraham, whose latest release ‘Dishoom’ is making big bucks at the box office, said that he enjoys working with heroes as compared to heroines in the movies. Read More

This is why Salman Khan is promoting Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ and not Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Mohenjo Daro’?

Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie ‘Rustom’ is creating a lot of buzz in the tinselvile. The actor look dapper as a naval officer and is seen romancing Ileana D’Cruz for the first time on screen. Read More

Sports News-

INDvsWI: Roston Chase’s unbeaten 137 runs earns hosts a draw on Day 5

In a defiant knock to help West Indies pull off an improbable draw, Roston Chase scored an unbeaten 137 runs while skipper Holder (64 not out) supported him from the other end to see off the last session of the Test match against India at the Sabina Park Stadium here on Wednesday. Read More

Rio 2016: Leander Paes reportedly refuses to stay with Rohan Bopanna in Olympic village

Indian team in Rio have confirmed that Paes has yet to show up in the host city, as reported by News18. They have sent pictures of Bopanna training with Nenad Zimonjic and Max Mirnyi  in a attempt to gain fitness before his first doubles match, which could take place on 6 August. Bopanna confirmed the reports of him practicing with players of other countries and said, "I came in yesterday and I had a good hit with Sania (Mirza) and then today Zimonic.