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National News- Vijay Rupani to be appointed as the next Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel to be Deputy CM The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership has decided to appoint Vijay Rupani as the next chief minister
India TV News Desk New Delhi August 05, 2016 20:01 IST
India TV News Desk

National News-

Vijay Rupani to be appointed as the next Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel to be Deputy CM

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership has decided to appoint Vijay Rupani as the next chief minister of Gujarat. He succeeds Anandiben Patel who took over charge of the post from Narendra Modi. Read More

Militants open fire in Assam's Kokrajhar; 13 civilians killed, 18 injured

At least 13 civilians were today killed while 18 others injured when a group of militants in military fatigues opened random fire at a busy market in Assam's Kokrajhar town. Read More

‘Yeh padosi hai ki manta hi nahi’: Rajnath Singh’s swipe at Pakistan in Rajya Sabha

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who returned to India after attending SAARC Home Ministers conference in Islamabad on Thursday evening, today briefed the Rajya Sabha on his visit, saying he has put India’s stand across in Islamabad. He informed the Parliament that he had urged member counties “not to glorify or patronise terrorists”. Read More

Heavy rains throw Mumbai out of gear; road, rail, air services hit

Heavy rainfall lashed Mumbai today resulting in waterlogging in different parts of the city. The rail and road traffic as well as flights were disrupted, officials said. Read More

Dalit man dies in police custody in Kanpur, 12 policemen suspended

Twelve policemen were suspended after a 26-year old dalit man died in police custody under suspicious circumstances in Kanpur on Thursday. Read More

International News-

End selective targeting, go after terror groups targeting neighbours: US tells Pakistan

The US has asked Pakistan to act against terrorists targeting its neighbours and not just those that pose a threat to itself. The statement by State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner, asking Pakistan to act against terror groups targeting its neighbours and not just the ones that pose a threat to it virtually endorses the stand taken by India at the SAARC ministerial meet. Read More

In a first, Malaysia confirms ‘doomed’ Flight 370 course was on pilot's simulator

With the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 not yielding any concrete results, Malaysia has acknowledged for the first time that one of the pilots had plotted a course on his home flight simulator to the southern Indian Ocean, where the missing jet is believed to have crashed. Read More

South Sudan security officials executed civilians, gang-raped women, says UN reports

Government soldiers and security officials executed civilians and gang-raped women and girls during and after ethnically-charged fighting last month in the capital Juba. Read More

Business News-

States want GST rate of over 20 pc to protect revenue requirements

Cutting across party lines, states across the country have expressed willingness to join hands with the Centre in rolling out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. Read More

With an eye on Reliance Jio, Airtel unveils 'Infinity' plan, offers unlimited calls with 3G/4G data at Rs 1199

India's top telecom company Airtel today announced two new plans for its postpaid customers under its 'myPlan Infinity' series. Read More

Entertainment News-

New mom Geeta Basra shares the first glimpse of her newly born daughter (see pic)

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh and his wife Geeta Basra are over the moon these days. The couple has recently welcomed their first child and can’t stop gushing about this new member of the family. Read More

Kajol birthday special: Rare pics of much loved star

One of the most admired Bollywood actresses of all time, Kajol, turns 42 on 5th August and is in fine fettle moving ahead. Read More

Sports News-

Rio Olympics: Gold medalists from Haryana to get Rs 6 crore cash prize

What may further boost the morale of Rio Olympics bound sportspersons from Haryana, chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced big cash prizes for medal winners from the state. Read More

Onset of 31st Olympic Games in Rio in thick of doping controversies

Despite Brazil putting its best foot forward to detach the Games from the shadow of the biggest doping scandal afflicting the Russian players, a plethora of incidents related to doping have cast a heavy shadow on the most prestigious event in competitive sports. Read More