24th February News in Nutshell: Important news of the day

National News-Rohith Vemula suicide: Mayawati, Smriti Irani lock horns in Rajya SabhaBSP MPs led by Mayawati in the Rajya Sabha today demanded the resignation of Union ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya in connection with
24th february news in nutshell important news of...
India TV News Desk February 24, 2016 19:50 IST

National News-

Rohith Vemula suicide: Mayawati, Smriti Irani lock horns in Rajya Sabha

BSP MPs led by Mayawati in the Rajya Sabha today demanded the resignation of Union ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya in connection with the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula at the Hyderabad Central University, eliciting a strong counter from the HRD minister. Read More

Are you with those who attacked Parliament or those who saved it? Anurag Thakur asks Rahul Gandhi

Union Minister Anurag Thakur today asked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to clarify if he stands with those who attacked the Parliament of India or those who saved it. Read More

Umar Khalid confesses raising pro-Afzal Guru slogans

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid, facing sedition charges, has purportedly confessed that he had raised pro-Afzal Guru slogans on February 9 inside the university campus. Read More

JNUSU President Kanhaiya 'actually organised' the event in JNU, cops tell Delhi HC

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, had not only participated in the event where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised in the JNU campus but had "actually organised" the programme, Delhi Police today told the Delhi High Court. Read More

Jat stir: Police book Hooda's aide Virender on sedition charges for inciting violence

Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's close aide Virender has been booked on charges of sedition after an audio clip of his conversation in which he allegedly incited violence during the Jat quota agitation went viral. Read More

International News-

Missing Nepal plane found crashed, all 23 on-board dead

A Nepal airlines plane with 23 people, 20 passengers and three crew members, that went missing today morning has been found crashed and all 23 people have been killed. Read More

US lawmaker assails F-16 deal, says Pakistan supports Taliban, Al Qaeda, Haqqani network

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has sharply questioned the US plans to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, in the light of  Pakistani actions in Afghanistan describing them as a threat to US troops. Read More

Business News-

Rail Budget 2016: Suresh Prabhu on tight rope walk to balance finance with aspirations

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu faces a stiff dilemma on whether to raise fares and freight rates in his second Rail Budget tomorrow as railway finances come under tremendous strain. Read More

Rail Budget 2016: Show political will and raise passenger fare, says Assocham

Ahead of the Railway Budget, industry body Assocham has asked Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to muster political courage and go in for a hike in the passenger fares, saying they have been kept low at the cost of freight traffic. Read More

Entertainment News-

Competitors Beware! Kapil Sharma reveals his new show is going to be bigger and better

Comedian Kapil Sharma has been news lately less because of his acts and more owing to the controversies surrounding him. He being at loggerheads with Colors channel has become one of the favourite topics of tabloids. Read More

Blast from the past: When Rekha confessed about being in a relationship with Amitabh Bachchan

B-Town has been a witness to several love affairs and break-ups. While some of the celebs are quite open about their personal life, there are some who prefer keeping their relationships under the wraps. Read More

Sports News-

Asia Cup: Bangladesh win toss, India to bat first

In the inaugural match of Asia Cup 2016, Bangladesh has won the toss and has chosen to field first. Read More

Brendon McCullum leaves his mark on cricket after 101 Tests for NZ

The impact of Brendon McCullum's retirement from international cricket on Wednesday was summarized, from an opponent's perspective, by Australian captain Steve Smith, who didn't know whether to be happy or sad. Read More

 
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