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National News- 'Want to become Chief Minister of Manipur', says Irom Sharmila after ending 16-year long fast After being on fast for the last 16 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act,
India TV News Desk New Delhi August 09, 2016 19:09 IST
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National News-

'Want to become Chief Minister of Manipur', says Irom Sharmila after ending 16-year long fast

After being on fast for the last 16 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Chanu Sharmila ended her fast today. Read More

PM Modi breaks silence on Kashmir issue, says government walking the path Atal Bihari Vajpayee took

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday broke his silence on Kashmir issue and said that that a “handful of people have been misled and are hurting the great land of Kashmir.” Read More

Former Arunachal CM and rebel Congress leader Kalikho Pul found dead

Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul was found hanging at his home on Tuesday. Initial reports suggest that the rebel Congress leader committed suicide. Read More

Mumbai Police submits report on Zakir Naik, Devendra Fadnavis says “many indictments”

The Mumbai Police probing the alleged provocative speeches of Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik has submitted its report to the government, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today. Read More

India summons Pakistani envoy, serves him strong demarche over cross-border terror

In a firm step against Pakistan for its continued cross-border terrorism, India’s Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar today summoned Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit and served him a "strong demarche". Read More

International News-

India should avoid ‘unnecessary entanglement’ in South China Sea, must focus on trade ties: Chinese media

India should avoid “unnecessary entanglement” in the South China Sea dispute during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to New Delhi and should instead focus on trade ties between the two countries, a state-run Chinese daily said on Tuesday. Read More

US should treat Pakistan 'harshly' and 'cut off' aid if it supports terror: Donald Trump's aide

A top aide of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has asserted  that the United States should treat Pakistan “harshly” and “cut off’ assistance if it continues to support terror groups like Taliban, Haqqani and al-Qaeda. Read More

Business News-

In his last policy review, Raghuram Rajan leaves repo rate unchanged at 6.5 pc

In his last monetary policy review today, Reserve Bank of India Governor, Raghuram Rajan decided against changing the key interest rates as the retail inflation continues to be above the comfort zone. Read More

Next round of India's telecom spectrum auction to begin on September 29

Touted to be the largest-ever, the next round of India's spectrum auction is set to begin on September 29, Telecom Secretary J.S. Deepak announced today. Read More

Entertainment News-

Pink trailer: Big B and Taapsee Pannu promise a nail biting thriller

It seems megastar Amitabh Bachchan has grown a particular penchant towards thriller. This year he has already starred in two, ‘Wazir’ and ‘TE3N’ and is ready with a third, ‘Pink’. Read More

‘Rustom’ vs ‘Mohenjo Daro’: Here’s how Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar are dealing with ‘Box Office’ clash

This week, box office is going to witness a big clash as two of the much talked about movies Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Rustom’ and Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Mohenjo Daro’ will be releasing on the same day - August 12. Read More

Rishi Kapoor mocks Kim Kardashian: 10 controversial tweets which make him the King of trolls

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has been lately making waves on Twitter with his acerbic wit and scathing sense of humour. Read More

Sports News-

How celebs ripped into Shobhaa De for her ‘Rio Jao, Khaali haath wapas aao’ remark

Famous writer and socialite Shobhaa De invited controversy on Monday when she took a dig at the Indian athletes participating at the Rio Olympics on Twitter. Read More

Rio 2016: Don’t want to break down in front of you, says Abhinav Bindra after finishing fourth in finals

India’s ace shooter Abhinav Bindra was dejected after failing to win his second Olympic medal. Read More