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National News- Maneka Gandhi’s ‘hard work’ pays off, RS passes bill raising maternity leave to 26 weeks The Rajya Sabha today passed a new bill providing 26 weeks’ maternity leave for all working women, a
India TV News Desk New Delhi August 11, 2016 19:23 IST
India TV News Desk

National News-

Maneka Gandhi’s ‘hard work’ pays off, RS passes bill raising maternity leave to 26 weeks

The Rajya Sabha today passed a new bill providing 26 weeks’ maternity leave for all working women, a day before the Monsoon session of the Parliament is to end. Read More

‘Police extorting money, torturing people’: AHRC lists Pakistan’s atrocities in Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistan, which has been on an overdrive to embarrass India by raising the bogey of human rights ever since Indian security forces killed Burhan Wani, a Hizbul Mujahideen militant, now has a good reason to step back and introspect. Read More

Will marry only if voters reject me in elections, says Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila who is facing criticism for abandoning her 16-year long fast and deciding to tie the knot has clarified that she would get married only if people of Manipur reject her in elections. Read More

Dalits don’t need your sympathy: Mayawati slams PM Modi

BSP chief Mayawati has demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make a statement on the debate of atrocities on Dalits that will take place in Lok Sabha today. Read More

Zakir Naik, family got Rs 60 crore in three years from three countries: Police

In yet another sensational revelation that confirms controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s involvement in alleged unlawful activities, Mumbai Police has found that a total of Rs 60 crore was deposited in his and family members bank accounts in last three years from three different countries. Read More

International News-

Barack Obama ‘founder of ISIS’, Hillary Clinton co-founder: Donald Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday said that President Barack Obama his first secretary of state Hillary Clinton were the ‘founder’ and ‘co-founder’ of the State in Syria and Iraq. Read More

21 killed in explosion at power plant in China

At least 21 people were killed and five others injured today after a high-pressure steam pipeline exploded at a power plant in central China's Hubei Province. The blast occurred at a coal-fired power station in Dangyang city in Hubei around 3:20pm.

Kerala man who survived Emirates plane crash wins Rs 6 crore lottery

A 62-year-old Malyali man, who was on board the Emirates plane that crash-landed here last week, has won Rs 6 crore in lottery. Read More

Business News-

Whatever I say will be ‘problematic’: Raghuram Rajan evades question on PM Modi

Having faced a slew of attacks over speaking his mind on a range of issues, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, it now appears, has learnt the art of avoidance. While that may stoke curiosity among those well-versed with taxation parlance, it is certainly not the case. Read More

Azim Premji, Shiv Nadar only Indians in Forbes list of 100 richest tech tycoons

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and HCL co-founder Shiv Nadar are the only two Indians billionaires to feature in a list of the world’s richest tech tycoons. What is more remarkable is that they rank in the top 20 ahead of Google boss Eric Schmidt and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Read More

Entertainment News-

Tip Tip Barsa Pani: Alia Bhatt promotes Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ with the sensuous rain dance!

Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie ‘Rutom’ is getting huge support from the Bollywood fraternity. From Salman Khan to Rajinikanth, every big name in cinema has come forward to wish the Khiladi Kumar for the success of the movie. Read More

Happy Bhaag Jayegi: Before Abhay Deol, THIS actor was the choice of makers

The trailer of upcoming rom-com movie ‘Happy Bhaag Jaayegi’ has got rave reviews from cine buffs. Starring Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill and Ali Fazal then movie is about runaway bride who lands in Pakistan. Read More

Sports News-

Strictly ‘professional’: The real reason why Martina Hingis split with Sania Mirza

In an unexpected development, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on Monday decided to end their partnership that took the tennis world by storm last year when they won nine titles including the year-end WTA championship. Read More

Legendary batsman Hanif Mohammad dies at 81

Cricketing legend Hanif Mohammad died at the Aga Khan Hospital here on Thursday, a hospital spokesman confirmed. The 81-year-old, who was suffering from lung cancer for which he underwent surgery in London in 2013, was shifted to the ventilator a couple of days ago after his health deteriorated.