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News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk New Delhi 22 Aug 2016, 19:41:37 PM IST
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National News-

Youth who died during Kashmir unrest ‘part of nation’: PM Modi tells Omar Abdullah-led delegation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met a delegation of leaders of the Opposition Parties from Jammu and Kashmir led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and expressed “deep concern and pain at the prevailing situation” in the State. Read More

Deprived of water, marathoner OP Jaisha collapsed after 42 km race at Rio Olympics; exposes official apathy

India’s Sports Minister Vijay Goel was in Rio De Janeiro to “cheer for the Indian contingent besides monitoring their requirements at the Games Village”. Still, in a sign of extreme apathy, Indian officials failed to even provide water to marathon runner OP Jaisha, resulting in her collapse at the end of the race. Read More

After stellar Olympic run, Khel Ratna for Sakshi Malik, PV Sindhu and Dipa Karmakar

After their successful run at Rio Olympics, wrestler Sakshi Malik and shuttler PV Sindhu will be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel RatnaAward this year. Read More

Resolution to Kashmir unrest needs to be political, not through judiciary: SC

Amid the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir that has claimed at least 66 lives, the Supreme Court on Monday said that the ongoing trouble in the Valley should be "dealt with politically" and everything cannot be managed within judicial parameters. Read More

2009 Jigisha murder case: Death penalty for two, one sentenced to life imprisonment

A court here on Monday awarded death penalty to two convicts and life term to another for murdering and robbing IT executive Jigisha Ghosh here in 2009. Read More

International News-

12 year old was suicide bomber at Turkey wedding, Islamic State 'likely perpetrator': Erdogan

A 12 year old child was the suicide bomber who killed at least 51 people and wounded nearly 70 others at a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, decrying the attack as an apparent attempt by Islamic State extremists to destabilize the nation. Read More

Iran says Russian raids from its airbase 'over for now'

Iran said Monday that Russian raids on Syria from one of its airbases had ended for now, shortly after accusing Moscow of "showing off" when it revealed the bombing missions. "It was a specific, authorised mission and it's over for now. They conducted it and they are gone now," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi told reporters in Tehran.

Business News-

Was replaced for ‘performance’: Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal’s candid admission to employees

In a surprising revelation, Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has said that he was replaced as the company’s chief executive “because of performance”. His confession indicated towards the dominating deliver-or-go culture, which is adopted by most of the internet companies nowadays. Read More

Centre to ban cash transactions over Rs 3 lakh to curb black money

The government is set to ban cash transactions over Rs 3 lakh as it seeks to clamp down on black money in the economy following recommendations from the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team. Read More

‘Viewing’ torrent sites in India may get you three years in jail, fine upto Rs 3 lakh

Internet users who visit torrent websites to download pirated content should brace for three years in prison and a penalty of Rs 3 lakh, a new warning on torrent websites reads. Read More

Entertainment News-

Box Office Report: Hrithik Roshan's 'Mohenjo Daro' crosses Rs 100 crore-mark worldwide

Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's film “Mohenjo Daro”, starring Hrithik Roshan in the lead, has grossed Rs 102.82 crore worldwide in 10 days. Read More

Rajinikanth congratulates Kamal Haasan for ‘French honour’, calls him Sivaji of this generation

Megastar Rajinikanth, who is hailed as Thalaivar by his fans, has congratulated his good friend and actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on being conferred the French honour Chevalier de L'Ordre Arts et Letters (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters). Read More

Sports News-

Investments vs cash rewards: Why tokenism can't fetch India more Olympic medals

The start of India’s Olympic campaign in Rio was dogged by controversies – first over Narsingh Yadav’s  participation amid dope cloud, followed by reports of fissure between players in the tennis camp and hockey players struggling for tables, chairs and TV sets at the Rio Games Village, where the contingent was to stay during the Games. Read More

Narsingh Yadav intentionally took banned substance on more than one occasion, rules CAS

The Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) today handed down a four year ban on Narsingh Yadav and ruled that the wrestler failed to produce any "real evidence" regarding the sabotage theory he had advanced and the balance of probabilities was that he orally took the banned substance intentionally in tablet form on more than one occasion. Read More

‘Sindhu’s current coach is good, but we want her to win gold’: Telangana deputy CM offers ‘better coach’

At a time when India rues political apathy towards sportspersons, an offer made to Olympics Silver medalist P V Sindhu by the Telangana deputy chief minister is one she would rather choose to ignore. Read More