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News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk New Delhi 29 Aug 2016, 19:32:28 PM IST
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National News-

Aarushi murder case: Allahabad HC grants 3-weeks’ parole to Nupur Talwar

The Allahabad High Court on Monday granted a three-week parole to Nupur Talwar, who is serving a life imprisonment sentence after a Special CBI court convicted her of killing her daughter Aarushi Talwar in 2008. Read More

Pathankot attack: India to confront Pakistan with fresh info provided by US, say NIA sources

Armed with fresh information received from the United States three months ago that nail Pakistan’s lies on the Pathankot attacks, well-placed sources in the National Investigation Agency have said that India will now confront Pakistan with these fresh findings. Read More

Kashmir unrest: Rajnath Singh to lead all-party team to Srinagar on September 4

As a part of centre's strategy to resolve the ongoing crisis in Kashmir, an all party delegation led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Srinagar on September 4. Read More

‘Don’t wear skirts or go out at night’: Culture Minister’s ‘advice’ to foreign women tourists

Union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma invited controversy on Sunday as he advised foreign women tourists not to wear skirts and to avoid going out alone at night in small towns for their “own safety”. Read More

Scorpene data leak ‘serious’, awaiting probe report: Navy chief

Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba today said that the Scorpene data leak is being taken "very seriously" and that "mitigation measures" will be taken based on the report of a probe panel. Read More

Bulandshahr gangrape: SC has four posers for Azam Khan's 'political conspiracy' theory

In a strong reprimand to senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for his 'political conspiracy' remark in the aftermath of the Bulandshahr gangrape, the Supreme Court today said that such statements issued by political leaders create mistrust in investigation and the entire system. Read More

International News-

60 killed in suicide attack at Yemen army camp

At least 60 people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on an army training camp in Yemen's second city of Aden on Monday, security officials said in a new toll. Read More

Baloch, Sindhi leaders protest against China-Pak corridor in London, chant 'azaadi' slogans

In a first, Baloch and Sindhi nationalist leaders jointly protested against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and rights violations outside the Chinese embassy in London on Sunday. Read More

Business News-

1GB at Rs 51: Airtel effects massive cut in data charges, slashes 4G prices by 80 pc

Telecom major Bharti Airtel has announced an 80 per cent cut in 3G and 4G charges in a move that will be seen as its attempt to counter the impact of the commercial rollout of Reliance Jio. After the drastic price cut, one GB of 3G or 4G data will be made available at a jaw-dropping price of Rs 51. Read More

Dhoni’s endorsement graph takes a plunge as his 11-year contract with PepsiCo ends

India’s limited-over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 11-year contract with PepsiCo has finally come to an end. Read More

Vijay Mallya deliberately didn't disclose full assets, banks tell SC

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya had deliberately not made full disclosure of his assets including USD 40 million which he received in February from a British firm, the Supreme Court was told by a consortium of banks including SBI today. Read More

Paytm eyes end to funding drought, set to raise Rs 2,000 cr from Goldman Sachs, MediaTek, Temasek

One97 Communications, which runs the mobile wallet major and e-commerce platform Paytm, is in advanced talks with three firms to raise fresh funding of about Rs 2,000 crore. Read More

Entertainment News-

Pursuit of Happiness and partying: Will Smith celebrates Akshay’s ‘Rustom’ success (see the inside pics)

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar threw a grand bash to celebrate his successful year recently. And he was joined by a special guest which made the heads turn. Akshay’s special guest was Hollywood star Will Smith. Read More

LFW 2016: Kareena Kapoor walks the ramp with her ‘baby’ for the first time, gets emotional (see pics)

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan created a buzz during the Lakme Fashion Week 2016 as she walked the ramp with her ‘baby’ for the first time. Bebo got really emotional about the event saying this was the first time "we were taking the ramp together". Read More

Sports News-

Sindhu, Sakshi, Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai conferred with Khel Ratna

Rio Olympic stars PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, along with shooter Jitu Rai, were on Monday conferred India’s highest sporting honour – the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – in a gleaming award ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Read More

India can become world no 1 in Tests by end of season: MS Dhoni

Dhoni feels the team is shaping up well under skipper Virat Kohli and the fact that all the Indian fast bowlers are fit and doing well will held the team in good stead in the upcoming Test matches. "I think the Indian Test team is shaping up well. It seemed we were more settled in T20 and ODI but now our team had a good batting experience. If you notice, for the last 2 and a half years, we had the same batting unit, barring one or two changes. So you learn a lot. Test remains the ultimate format," Dhoni told reporters after the 2nd T20I was washed out on Monday.