13th February News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

National News-Rahul Gandhi visits JNU, welcomed with black flags and slogansCongress vice president Rahul Gandhi was today shown black flags at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus today upon his visit to the varsity to extend
13th february news in nutshell important stories...
India TV News Desk February 13, 2016 19:47 IST

National News-

Rahul Gandhi visits JNU, welcomed with black flags and slogans

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi was today shown black flags at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus today upon his visit to the varsity to extend support to agitations against the arrest of student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of sedition. Read More

No action to be taken against innocent JNU students, Rajnath assures Left, JD(U) leaders

A day after condemning JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar's arrest, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja and JD(U) leader KC Tyagi today met Home Ministry Rajnath Singh to discuss the issue.

Arun Jaitley hits back at Manmohan Singh, asks him to be 'non-partisan'

Tearing into former prime minister Manmohan Singh's criticism of NDA government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the transition from UPA to NDA government has been from 'policy-paralysis' to a global 'bright-spot'. Read More

ISI wanted to infiltrate Pune army command: David Headley

Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley today revealed that after Mumbai terror attacks, he had surveyed sensitive military establishments in Pune which LeT wanted to attack. Read More

Obama administration notifies sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, India disappointed

Despite mounting opposition from influential lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties, the Obama administration today notified the Congress that it has made a determination approving the sell of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan. Read More

International News-

Turkey, Saudi Arabia could launch anti-IS ground operation in Syria: Ankara

Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, while Riyadh is also sending war planes to a Turkish base to fight the extremists, the Turkish foreign minister said Saturday. "If there is a strategy (against IS) then Turkey and Saudi Arabia could enter into a ground operation," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the Yeni Safak and Haberturk newspapers after taking part in the Munich Security Conference.

Air pollution kills over 5.5 million people worldwide annually

More than 5.5 million people worldwide die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution, and India and China together account for 55 percent of these deaths, new research has found. Read More

Business News-

PM Modi inaugurates Make In India Centre in Mumbai

Kicking off the 'Make In India Week', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Make In India Centre at the MMRDA Grounds here along with Swedish Prime Minister Kjell Stefan Lofven and the Prime Minister of Finland, Juha Petri Sipila. Read More

Facebook dissociates departure of Indian MD Kirthiga Reddy from Free Basics controversy

A day after Facebook India managing director Kirthiga Reddy said she will be relocating to the US in the next six to 12 months, a spokesperson of the social networking site today dissociated her from the controversial Free Basics services effort in the country. Read More

Entertainment News-

When Salman Khan revealed why he was crazy about Aishwarya Rai!

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's love life has always been a centre of attraction for everyone. The ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan' actor is considered as one of the most eligible bachelors of the industry. Read More

No Khan-war this Eid: Salman's ‘Sultan' and Shah Rukh's ‘Raees' NOT to clash at box office

The biggest Bollywood clash of 2016 has been avoided. According to the latest tweet of trade analyst Komal Nahta, the Khan vs Khan war at the box office will not occur at all. Nahta tweeted this evening that Shah Rukh Khan's ‘Raees' will not release along with Salman Khan's ‘Sultan' this Eid. Read More

Single, unmarried Karan Johar announces his heir. Hint: She is an actress

Karan Johar, head honcho of Dharma productions has finally found his heir. The production house is home to many hit movies, has given wings to many dreams and created stars. Read More

Sports News-

Rauf corruption charges hurt Pakistan cricket's image: National daily

The corruption charges levelled against top Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf are devastating for the image of Pakistani cricket internationally, said a Pakistani daily on Saturday. Read More

3rd T20: India eye series win in Vizag

Buoyed by an overwhelming victory in the previous game, a resilient India would look to continue the momentum and seal off their second successive T20 series win when they take on Sri Lanka in the third and final Twenty20 International, here Sunday.

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