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News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk New Delhi 18 Aug 2016, 19:49:49 PM IST
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National News-

Rio 2016: Bronze medal is result of my 12 years of hard work, says wrestler Sakshi Malik

Wrestler Sakshi Malik today scripted history by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal and only fourth female athlete from the country to climb to the podium at the biggest sporting event. Read More

MEA keeps India's PoK and Balochistan policy under wraps, calls people of PoK as its own

Without revealing details of India's Balochistan and PoK policy, Ministry of External Affairs today asserted that New Delhi considers people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir as its own and India will do whatever it has to do. Read More

Kashmir Unrest: Villagers allege lecturer killed in army's custody as death toll reaches 65

A young college teacher in Kashmir was killed while he was in the custody of the Indian army after soldiers took dozens of people from their homes in the tense Himalayan region, residents said Thursday. Read More

Digvijay Singh does it again, terms J&K as ‘India-occupied Kashmir’

Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has developed a knack for making headlines for all wrong reasons. Read More

V K Singh has become national liability, should be sacked: AAP

In light of allegations made by Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on his predecessor and Union minister V K Singh, Aam Aadmi Party today said the minister has now become a "national liability" and demanded his sacking. Read More

Chidambaram's remarks on Kashmir 'political opportunism', says Venkaiah Naidu

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said that Congress leader P Chidambaram's remarks on Kashmir was nothing but  "political opportunism”. Read More

International News-

Co-production of F-16s in India to figure during US Air Force Secretary’s New Delhi visit

India and the US will discuss co- producing military aircraft including the F-16s during US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James upcoming visit to New Delhi later this month. Read More

Muslims will be blamed if they don’t help root out terrorism: Donald Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump today warned Muslims that the community will be blamed if they don’t extend help in combating terrorism. Read More

Business News-

Won’t sack employees in RBS project, will redeploy them: Infosys

Software major Infosys has said that it will not lay off 3,000 techies working on the Royal Bank of Scotland project, but will divert them to other verticals. Read More

ASUS launches ZenFone 3 Series phones, ZenBook 3 and Transformer 3 Pro laptops in India

Taiwan-based technology major ASUS on Wednesday launched ZenFone 3 Series in India that comprises ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra and ZenFone 3 Laser smartphones in India. Read More

Entertainment News-

‘Rustom’ Box Office report: 5 records shattered by Akshay Kumar’s crime thriller

Akshay Kumar’s recent release ‘Rustom’ is taking Bollywood by storm as it has already shattered as many as five box office records in less than a week. Read More

Alia-Sidharth’s ‘Kapoor & Sons’ wins the top honour at IFF Melbourne

Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra is one of the cutest couple of Bollywood both off and on the screen. Read More

Sports News-

From Rohtak to Rio: Know Sakshi Malik, India’s first woman wrestler to bag an Olympic medal

Sakshi Malik today scripted history by becoming the first woman wrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal and only fourth female athlete from the country to climb to the podium at the biggest sporting event in the world. Read More

Rio 2016: Confident wrestler Narsingh will be cleared by Court of Arbitration for Sports, says IOA

The appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against clean chit to Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav's participation in the Rio Olympics will come up for hearing here. Read More

Viru at his best! Sehwag lauds Sakhsi Malik and flays Shobha De in one tweet

Former batting legend Virender Sehwag, who has amazed us with his impeccable timing on the pitch , is now winning hearts with his tweets which are high on wit and humour. Read More