7th August News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day
PM Modi speaks again; urges people to beware of 'fake' cow vigilantes who want 'tanaav' in society
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his anger at ‘self-proclaimed gau rakshaks’, he once again called for stringent action against fake cow protectors and said that some people want 'tanaav' (tension) in the society in the name of 'cow protection'. Read more.
BJP’s Vijay Rupani sworn in as new Gujarat Chief Minister
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Rupani was today sworn in as Chief Minister of Gujarat in a ceremony that was attended by BJP heavyweights Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah and LK Advani. Nitin Patel was sworn in as Rupani's deputy and 23 others took the oath for spots in the state cabinet. Read more.
‘Only received insults and humiliations from Congress’: KM Mani’s KC(M) quits UDF
A fracture appeared in Congress-led UDF in Kerala when former Kerala Congress (M) chief and state minister K M Mani today decided to withdraw his support from the coalition. Read more.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal visits bomb blast site in Kokrajhar
On a visit to the Friday attack site in Assam’s Kokrajhar, the CM of state Sarbananda Sonowal today vowed to take strong action against the perpetrators who killed 14 civilians. Read more.
School bans recitation of National Anthem on Independence Day, says ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’ against Islam
In a shocking incident, a school in Allahabad banned its students and staff members from reciting the National Anthem on Independence Day, claiming that its words violated the tenets of Muslims, following which the principal, along with eight teachers, have quit the job in protest against the diktat. Read more.
Kashmir situation an ‘ongoing humanitarian crisis’, says Nawaz Sharif
Two days after Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked Pakistan to stop glorifying terrorists as ‘martyrs’, Islamabad described the Kashmir situation as an ‘ongoing humanitarian crisis’ and vow to offer aid to those injured in the clashes in the Valley after July 8 killing of Hizbul militant Nawaz Sharif. Read more.
Iranian nuclear scientist hanged for divulging security information to US
Iran today executed a nuclear scientist who was under detention since 2010 for supplying important information to the United States, his family told BBC today. Read more.
‘Blacklisted’ American spy enters Pakistan, gets arrested in Islamabad
Pakistan authorities swung into action as soon as they came to know that a blacklisted American national has entered the country. Read more.
Raghuram Rajan's independent monetary policy update on Tuesday will be last by a RBI governor
The coming week will mark the last independent monetary policy update by a RBI governor as the outgoing chief of the central bank will make his last call on the policy on Tuesday. Read more.
Facebook testing Snapchat-like camera with filters and stickers
Facebook has started testing a new version of its app that opens directly to a Snapchat-style camera. Read more.
Amitabh Bachchan to Alia Bhatt: B-town celebs share love for friends on ‘Friendship Day’
On the occasion of Friendship Day today, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and Sonam Kapoor shared their love for their friends who have stood by them through thick and thin. Read more.
Hrithik Roshan reacts on Bollywood fraternity promoting Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ over ‘Mohenjo Daro’
Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has reacted over Bollywood fraternity promoting Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ over his periodic drama ‘Mohenjo Daro’. Read more.
Shivaay connection: Know why ‘Ajay Devgn in Indore’ is trending on Twitter!
The trailer of Ajay Devgn’s upcoming movie ‘Shivaay’ is all set to roll out today. The actor will unveil the trailer in the city of Indore in the presence of fans at the Basketball Maidan , Racecourse road starting from 3pm. Read more.
Justice Katju terms Lodha reforms ‘illegal’ and ‘unconstitutional’
Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju on Sunday made a stringent attack on the apex body’s verdict on BCCI reforms, terming them as “unconstitutional and illegal”. Read more.
Rio Olympics 2016: French gymnast suffers horrific leg break, echoed sickening snap throughout gymnastics arena
A sickening snap echoed throughout the arena when French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a broken leg that was left hanging. The athlete’s tibia was fractured and he discovered that his Olympic dreams are over. Read more.