6th February News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

National News-No interference from PMO, no delays in arms deals: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in Aap Ki AdalatDefence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said there has been no interference of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in
6th february news in nutshell important stories...
India TV News Desk February 06, 2016 20:03 IST

National News-

No interference from PMO, no delays in arms deals: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in Aap Ki Adalat

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said there has been no interference of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in the working of his ministry, nor have there been any "unnecessary delays" in arms acquisitions in the last one year. Read more 

With 75 Warships, Indian Navy Shows Off Strength At Biggest-Ever Event

President Pranab Mukherjee, the supreme commander of the three defence forces, inspected the International Fleet Review (IFR) at Vishakhapatnam. With ships firm in their anchorage, glittering ocean and a clear sky, Indian Navy is ready for the review of its fleet on Saturday by President Pranab Mukherjee. The president, embarked on the INS Sumitra, with PM Modi and other dignitaries inspected the fleet. Read more

IPL 2016 auction: Shane Watson costliest player at Rs 9.5 cr; know 11 other top earners

Veteran Australian all-rounder Shane Watson commanded the highest bid of Rs 9.5 crore from Vijay Mallay-owned Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction today. Read more

Ryan student sodomised? Fresh twist as Sisodia, family demand CBI probe

Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today lashed out at Ryan International School management and the probe conducted by the city police in the Divyansh Kokrora death case. Read more

SC can't test validity of Muslim personal law: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

In response to the Supreme Court's order to file a separate PIL to consider the rights of Muslim women,  Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH), the powerful Muslim body, has contended that the apex  Court cannot interfere with Muslim personal law since it amounts to ‘judicial legislation'. Read more

International News-

Seven dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan

Rescuers raced to find survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan, collapsing a high-rise residential complex and killing at least seven people, sending scores to hospital and leaving about a couple dozen missing. Read more

North Korea Advances Plans To Launch Rocket: Report

North Korea says it has brought forward plans to launch a rocket and the event could now occur as early as Sunday, Japanese media reported. The country will launch the satellite-bearing rocket between February 7 and February 14, Jiji Press and NHK reported the Japanese government as saying on Saturday. Pyongyang had previously said the launch would take place between February 8-25, around the time of the birthday on February 16 of late leader Kim Jong-Il, father of current supremo Kim Jong-Un. 

Business News-

Need over Rs 1 lakh cr next fiscal for 7th Pay Commission, OROP: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the budget for the next fiscal needs to provide Rs 1.10 lakh crore for implementing the One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme and 7th Pay Commission award, besides a higher allocation for the farm sector. Read more

Auto Expo 2016: Toyota unveils new Innova 'Crysta'

Toyota Motors has unveiled the next generation Innova 'Crysta' at the on-going Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida. The car will go on sale in India by the end of this year at an expected price of Rs 10-16 lakh. Read more 

Entertainment News-

Sunny Deol's 'Ghayal Once Again' earns Rs 7.2 crore on day one at the box office

We might live in times when the name ‘Sunny' refers to Miss Leone instead of Sunny Deol but it seems the masses haven't forgotten one of India's top action stars. His latest release Ghayal Once Again, a sequel to his cult movie Ghayal earner Rs 7.20 crore on day one itself. Even without a leading lady, the film has done well on day one. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter: “GhayalOnceAgain Fri ₹ 7.20 cr. India biz.” 

One picture, many emotions: Modi calls Akshay's son ‘good boy', pulls his ear

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar shared a photo this evening featuring his son Aarav with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both, PM Modi and Kumar are in Vishakapatnam for the International Fleet Review. Read more

Sports News-

Under-19 World Cup: Rishabh Pant Powers India Into Semi-Finals

It was a day of double delight for young Rishabh Pant. He guided the India colts to the semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup here with a crushing 197-run win over Namibia, besides fetching Rs 1.9 crore Indian Premier League deal with the Delhi Daredevils. (Under-19 World Cup: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and England Start Favourites in Last Eight) Left-handed Pant propelled India to 349 for six with a pulsating 111 off 96 balls with other contributions coming from Anmolpreet Singh (41), Sarfaraz Khan (76) and Armaan Jaffer (64). 

Mumbai Indians coach Ricky Ponting happy to have Jos Buttler, Tim Southee

Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach Ricky Ponting said he was happy to have England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler and New Zealand pacer Tim Southee in the side after the players went under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction here. The 27-year-old Southee who had a base price of Rs.1 crore was bought by the defending champions for Rs.2.5 crore while Buttler, who had a base price of Rs.1.5 crore, was bought for Rs.3.8 crore. Read more

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