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News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk New Delhi 31 Aug 2016, 19:01:44 PM IST
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National News

SC scraps 2006 Singur land acquisition for setting up Tata's Nano plant

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court today set aside the 2006 Singur land acquisition by the then West Bengal government. Read More

Justice Dhingra commission admits 'irregularities' in Vadra land deals, submits report to Haryana CM

Justice S.N. Dhingra, who was commissioned by the Haryana government to probe controversial land deals in Gurgaon, including those of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, on Wednesday said that he has found “irregularities” in the deals. Read More

India's GDP growth for first quarter slows to 7.1 per cent

In what could come as adverse news for the Narendra Modi-led government, the Indian economy lost some momentum in the first quarter of 2015-16 with the gross domestic product or GDP expanding 7.1 per cent as compared to 7.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015-16. Read More

Pakistan to buy eight attack submarines from China for Rs 3300 cr: Report

In a bid to strengthen its naval force, Pakistan is all set to buy eight modified diesel-electric attack submarines for USD 5 Billion (over Rs 3300 crore) by 2028. Read More

Kolkata horror: Two Ola drivers rape and kill minor, throw her into canal

In a gut-wrenching incident, a 12 year old girl was gangraped and killed, allegedly by two OLA drivers in Kolkata on Tuesday night. Read More

Heavy showers bring Delhi,NCR to halt, cause major traffic snarls; seven die in Hyderabad

Delhi on Wednesday woke up to heavy rainfall causing waterlogging in many areas and massive traffic jams here. Read More

International News-

Pakistan must do more to clear terror sanctuaries: John Kerry

Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry today said that Pakistan has to do “more work” towards clearing the terror sanctuaries and push harder against "indigenous groups" operating from its soil. Read More

Want India to continue constructive role in Afghanistan: US

After visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry announced in New Delhi on Tuesday the restart of the trilateral talks between US-India-Afghanistan following the Second India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue, Washington said that ‘it wants New Delhi to continue its constructive role in war-torn Afghanistan’. Read More

No military solution to South China Sea dispute, says John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry today asserted that there can be no military solution to the South China Sea dispute. Read More

Business News-

Foreign nationals investing Rs 10 cr now eligible for residency status: Govt

In a bid to attract more overseas funds, the government today approved a new policy that promises granting residency to high net-worth foreign nationals. Read More

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus prices leaked ahead of launch

Rumours have been flowing in ever since Apple officially announced the launch of next iPhones – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – scheduled for September 7. The latest one claims to reveal the pricing details of the new iPhone. Read More

Entertainment News-

Fawad Khan has shown Ranbir a path. Know what the Kapoor scion is talking about

Actor Ranbir Kapoor has some amazing things to say about his ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ co-star Fawad Khan for the latter’s choice of role in ‘Kapoor & Sons’. Ranbir said that by opting to do play a homosexual character, Fawad has set an example for many actors. Read More

What is Akshay Kumar doing at the Lucknow railway station?

Superstar Akshay Kumar today took to Twitter to share a picture from Lucknow railway station where he along with actress Huma Qureshi is busy in shooting for upcoming movie Jolly LLB 2. Read More

Sports News-

Yogeshwar Dutt wants deceased wrestler Kudukhov’s family to keep the silver medal

A day after Yogeshwar Dutt confirmed that his bronze medal from the London Olympics was upgraded to silver after Besik Kudukhov, who originally won the silver medal, was found positive for a dope test, the 33-year-old wrestler tweeted on Wednesday that he wants Kudukhov’s family to keep the medal. Read More

I was lucky I wasn't good in studies: P Gopichand

Renowned badminton coach Pullela Gopichand believes that he was lucky that he wasn't good in studies as it paved the way for him to become a successful sportsperson. Read More