6th August News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day
If market well, Indian food industry can take world by storm, says PM Modi at mega townhall event
To mark the two-year anniversary of MyGov - the government's citizen engagement platform, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding India’s first ever ‘townhall’ style event at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi. Read more.
After blocking India’s NSG bid, China now seeks New Delhi’s help on South China Sea issue
Facing severe criticism from several world quarters for rejecting an international tribunal’s recent verdict over South China Sea, China is now seeking India’s support to ensure that other countries do not raise the controversial issue during the upcoming G20 meet in early September. Read more.
31st Rio Olympics starts with colourful, melodic ceremony; Abhinav Bindra leads India in parade
Rio de Janeiro: Depicting Brazil's vibrantly diverse culture at the Macarana stadium, thousands of people joined an open air party here to mark the opening of 31st Olympics, the first to be held in South America and only the third to take place in the southern hemisphere. Read more.
Rahul Gandhi summoned by Assam Court in defamation case filed by RSS
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was today summoned by an Assam court in connection with a defamation case for his alleged remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Read more.
Assam terror attack: Kokrajhar remains tense, toll rises to 14
Tension continues to simmer here a day after militants of the anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) triggered grenade blasts and shot at civilians, even as the number of dead rose to 14 on Saturday. Read more.
Pakistan Army behind blackout of Rajnath Singh’s speech during SAARC meet: Report
It was actually Pakistan Army that took the lead in convincing Pakistani media not to telecast events at the SAARC meet live or to play them up. Read more.
Govt to conduct survey before releasing Rs 10,000 cr World Bank fund to states for ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’
In a bid to have an open defecation free India by 2019, the Centre has now decided to conduct an annual survey of states to gauge their performance in implementing the ambitious ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (Clean India Mission). Read more.
Kuwait arrests alleged financer of IS sympathisers in India
In a bid to suppress the footing of terror outfit Islamic State (IS), authorities in Kuwait arrested a man who allegedly financed the group’s sympathisers in India. Read more.
Hindu doctor shot dead in Karachi, MQM terms it ‘religiously motivated murder’
A doctor belonging to the Hindu community was shot dead in Karachi city of Pakistan on Friday. Read more.
South China Sea dispute: Beijing asks Singapore to ‘respect’ its position on tribunal ruling
China has asked Singapore to ‘respect’ Beijing’s position on the ruling given by an international tribunal on the South China Sea dispute. Read more.
GST Bill’s passage credit positive for India rating: Moody's
The passage of GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha is "credit positive" for India's sovereign rating as the rollout of Goods and Services Tax regime will have a favourable impact on growth and tax revenues, Moody's Investors Service said today. Read more.
Apple's iPhone market share slumps by 35% in India: Report
Apple CEO Tim Cook has big plans for Indian market but it seems that his company is facing tough challenges as far the sale of its iPhone is concerned. Read more.
More trouble for Mallya as Delhi court issues non-bailable case against him
A Delhi court on Saturday issued a non-bailable warrant issued against beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya in connection with a 2012 check bounce case, saying that coercive steps were required to ensure his appearance. Read more.
Rustom vs Mohenjo Daro: Know how Hrithik has already defeated Akshay in the money game
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ has already become one of the highly awaited movies of 2016. Starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in the lead, the movie is based on the bygone era of the Indus Valley Civilsation. Read more.
Salman Khan shares poster of ‘Freaky Ali’ starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Superstar Salman Khan took to social media to reveal poster of ‘Freaky Ali’, a movie directed by his brother Sohail Khan. The movie stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead and will release on September 9. Read more.
Ali Fazal bags role opposite Judi Dench, Twitter users shower wishes on him
Ali Fazal is on a roll these days as the actor has bagged the lead role opposite Judi Dench in a Hollywood movie. Judi is an Academy Award winning actress and the movie is titled ‘Victoria and Abdul’. Read more.
Rio Olympics: Mixed start for India as Rower Bhokanal enters quarters, women shooters flop
India's Rio Olympics campaign is off to a mixed start as the day one of the competitions saw rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal powering in to the quarterfinals in men's single sculls and women shooters crashing out of the 10m air rifle final. Read more.
‘Banned’ Russia upset with UWW’s decision in favour of Narsingh Yadav, calls it ‘discrimination’
It’s been a turbulent year for India’s Olympic-bound wrestler Narsingh Yadav. After the legal fight with two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar for a berth in the 74-kg freestyle category in the Rio Olympics, he was tested positive in a dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). Read more.
Rio 2016: Deepika Kumari fails to impress, finishes 20th
India’s ace archer and Olympic medal hope Deepika Kumari expressed bewilderment after a gloomy show in the women’s team event where the Indian team finished a dejecting seventh in the qualifying round of the Rio Olympic Games. Read more.