26th February News in Nutshell: Important news of the day

National News-Economic Survey highlights: Indian economy to grow by 7-7.75% in 2016-17Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today presented the Economic Survey in Parliament. The survey for 2015-16 presents an optimistic picture of Indian economy amidst
26th february news in nutshell important news of...
India TV News Desk February 26, 2016 20:48 IST

National News-

Economic Survey highlights: Indian economy to grow by 7-7.75% in 2016-17

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today presented the Economic Survey in Parliament. The survey for 2015-16 presents an optimistic picture of Indian economy amidst volatility in the international economic environment. Read More

Smriti Irani defends Durga remark, refuses to apologise

HRD Minister Smriti Irani today strongly defended her remark in which she made a reference to Goddess Durga while taking part in the debate over JNU issue in the Rajya Sabha. Read More

India won't vacate Siachen glaciers: Manohar Parrikar

India will not vacate the Siachen glaciers as Pakistan cannot be trusted and it may occupy the strategic location once it is vacated, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today. Read More

UPA govt deleted LeT reference from Ishrat Jahan affidavit: Ex-home secretary GK Pillai

In yet another blow to the already troubled Congress party, former home secretary G K Pillai in a startling revelation claimed that the affidavit submitted to the Gujarat High Court in 2009 about LeT links of Ishrat Jahan and her accomplices was changed at the 'political level'. Read More

Punjab and Haryana HC seeks report on alleged Murthal rapes

Taking a took suo motto cognizance of alleged incidents of rape near Murthal in Sonipat during the Jat agitation, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked Haryana DGP and Chief Secretary to file a report in the matter. Read More

International News-

US concerned about ISI's links with terror groups: John Kerry

The US is deeply concerned about Pakistan's spy agency ISI's links with terrorist groups like dreaded Haqqani Network, Secretary of State John Kerry has said. Read More

Nepal: Plane with 11 people crash-lands, crew members feared dead

A small plane with 11 people on board on Friday crash-landed in a remote area in western Nepal, the second aviation accident in the country within three days. Read More

Business News-

Economic Survey calls for big changes in agri-sector, bats for GM crops

Stating that Indian agriculture has become a "victim" of its own success, the Economic Survey has favoured the use of hybrid and GM seeds along with better MSP, irrigation and national market facilities to boost crop yields and for bringing in major transformation in the sector. Read More

Snapdeal, Amazon lose market share in 2015: Report

E-commerce companies Snapdeal and Amazon India lost market share in 2015 as the online shopping market grew rapidly in the country and established etailers cut back on discounts. Read More

Entertainment News-

Aligarh review: Hansal Mehta's compelling drama touches a raw nerve

Director Hansal Mehta's "Aligarh" is a human rights story that reveals the plight of homosexuals in conservative Indian society. Read More

Tere Bin Laden Dead or Alive movie review: Comedy is the last thing in this brain-dead sequel

Six years after giving us a satirical comedy 'Tere Bin Laden', director Abhishek Sharma has come up with a sequel that is moredead and hardly alive. It's quite the film that manages to exhaust you with its premise alone. Read More

Revealed: Sanjay Dutt's first wife Richa Sharma's last words before dying

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is making to the headlines these days, after all the actor has taken a sigh of relief after 23 years. On Thursday, he finished his sentence after being convicted under Arms Act. He was released from Pune's Yerwada Jail. Read More

Sports News-

A pre-cursor to World T20: India, Pak clash on Saturday

World cricket's most intriguing rivalry will once again be renewed when India take on an unpredictable Pakistan with rehabilitated pacer Mohammed Amir being the focus of attention in a round-robin league encounter of the Asia Cup T20 tournament in Mirpur on Saturday. Read More

FIFA to elect president today; Jordan, Bahrain princes leading the race

After a controversial phase for the world's football governing body FIFA which saw a series of scandals and the subsequent suspension of incumbent Sepp Blatter, a new president is set to be elected on Friday in Zurich, Switzerland, today. Read More

Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga mulls retirement after World T20

Sri Lanka's T20 captain and strike bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted that he might call time on his international career after the ICC World T20 in India as he is finding it difficult to manage a grave knee injury. Read More

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