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News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk New Delhi August 10, 2016 19:22 IST
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National News-

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, not Kashmir: Rajnath Singh tells Parliament

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reiterated that the current unrest in Kashmir is sponsored by neighbouring Pakistan. Participating in the debate over Kashmir issue in the Rahya Sabha, Singh said, “I have no hesitation in saying that whatever is happening (unrest) in Kashmir is sponsored by Pakistan.” Read More

Captured Pak militant Bahadur Ali was a JuD recruit, says NIA; releases confession video

In what could come across as a major breakthrough for India in further cornering Pakistan on the issue of terrorism, the NIA today said that LeT terrorist and Pakistani national Bahadur Ali, who was arrested in North Kashmir last month, was regularly guided by the control room of terrorist groups in PoK with the help of Pakistani forces. Read More

Am ready to die like Mahatma Gandhi, a disappointed Irom Sharmila tells her critics

Irom Sharmila is disappointed over the fact that there are people who are unhappy with her decision to break her 16-year-long fast and her aspiration to become the Chief Minister by joining mainstream politics. Read More

PM Modi, Vladimir Putin and Jayalalithaa dedicate first 1,000 MW unit of Kudankulam N-power plant to nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today jointly dedicated to the nation the first 1,000 MW unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP). Read More

Pakistan back to tactics of denial, ‘strongly rejects’ India’s claim of cross-border terrorism; asks India to change ‘attitude’

Amid growing strain in ties, India yesterday summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit and served him a ‘strong demarche’ over Islamabad’s continued support to cross-border terrorism. However, in a move that should not spring too much of a surprise, the neighbouring country has yet again rejected New Delhi’s claim and termed the allegations ‘baseless’. Read More

International News-

Pakistan issues alert of possible ‘suicide attack’ at Wagah border, heightens security

Following the horrifying terror attack at a hospital in Pakistan's Quetta that killed at least 70 people, Islamabad has issued an alert for a possible suicide attack at the India-Pakistan border in Punjab province. Read More

Want to ‘debate very badly’ with Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he wants to ‘debate very badly’ with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton but will first see ‘terms and conditions’ of the three presidential debates scheduled for September and October. Read More

Business News-

Raghuram Rajan terms political attacks on him as abominable; says ‘was open to extension’

Outgoing Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan today termed the political attacks on him as abominable and said that he was open to stay a bit longer to “complete the unfinished work of bank clean up, but is perfectly happy to go” Read More

RJio violating DoT’s regulation by offering full-fledged services, say telcos; Reliance rubbishes claim

Top telecom operators have accused the Reliance Jio Infocomm of allegedly bypassing Department of Telecommunication’s (DoT) regulations by offering full-fledged services under the guise of test connections. Read More

Entertainment News-

Rustom: Akshay Kumar shed a few kilos for this particular court scene (see pics)

Akshay Kumar is one of those few actors in the industry who believe in getting the perfect look for every character they play on the silver screen. His recent avatar in ‘Dishoom’ was totally unexpected and the fans went gaga to see Khiladi Kumar carry man bun with so much perfection. Read More

Flashback: Was Malaika the reason behind Arjun Kapoor’s break-up with Arpita Khan?

It is no more a secret that Arjun Kapoor was once dating Salman Khan’s little sister Arpita Khan. Their relationship bagged a lot of eyeballs and gave enough fodder to entertainment tabloids for the masala stories. Read More

Sports News-

Rio 2016: Boxer Vikas Krishan defeats USA’s Charles Cornwell to enter pre-quarterfinals

Vikas Krishan Yadav defeated Charles Conwell of the United States in the men’s middle-weight (75 kg) category, giving India’s boxing campaign a rousing start at the ongoing Rio Olympics. Read More

Rio 2016 Hockey: India emerge victorious in thriller against Argentina

After suffering a major heartbreak by Germany yesterday, Indian men's Hockey team today beat Argentina 2-1 in a nail-biting pool match at the Rio Olympics. Read More

Rio 2016: Milkha Singh lashes out at IOC for India’s poor show in Olympics

In the wake of India’s poor performance in Rio 2016, legendary athlete Milkha Singh today blamed Indian Olympics Association for the dismal show of the Indian sportspersons in the ongoing games. Read More