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7th July News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important news stories

India TV News Desk [Updated:07 Jul 2016, 7:55 PM IST]
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National News

Digvijay Singh in soup for heaping praise on controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

Congress veteran Digivjay Singh has found himself in the midst of another controversy after a 2012 video shows him showering praise on controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik who is under scanner over allegations of having influenced Dhaka attackers. Read More

Prakash Javadekar takes charge of HRD ministry, reacts to comments against Smriti Irani
Promising to convert the challenges into opportunities, former Environment minister Prakash Javadekar took charge of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) on Thursday. He replaced Union Minister Smriti Irani — a controversial figure shunted out to the Textiles Ministry. Read More

Terror is gravest threat to world, says PM Modi in Mozambique
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that terrorism is the ‘gravest threat’ to the world, ‘equally impacting’ India and Mozambique which agreed to strengthen security and defence ties and bolster cooperation in food security. Read More

Maharashtra government orders probe into Zakir Naik's public documents
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today directed Mumbai Police to launch a probe into controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's public documents. The Chief Minister has personally asked the City Police Commissioner to initiate an inquiry into his documents and submit a report. Read More

India to send NSG team to Bangladesh to study terror strikes
India will send a special team of NSG officers  to Bangladesh to "analyse and study" the bombings at an Eid prayer gathering today and the recent terror siege at a high-end restaurant in the neighbouring country. Read More

India celebrates Eid with religious zeal, President, PM greet nation
Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated throughout the country with great religious fervour and zeal today. The President, Vice President and the Prime Minister have greeted the people on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr and hoped that it will inspire all to follow the path of love and universal brotherhood and will deepen the spirit of harmony and peace in society. Read More

International News

Terror strikes Bangladesh on Eid; four including two cops killed, one terrorist held
Bangladesh police today arrested one terrorist involved in a shootout with security officials near a prayer ground in Kishoreganj district. Authorities said that four people, including two policemen, had been killed after several explosions and gunfire at the ground as at least 250,000 people joined a post-Ramadan gathering. Read More

Barack Obama heads to Europe amid British referendum's aftershocks
President Barack Obama is slated to embark on a five-day, two-country mission to buck up a beleaguered Europe and brush back an aggressive Moscow on what is expected to be his last presidential visit to the continent. Read More

Citing 'Taj Mahal', Hillary Clinton questions Donald Trump's business record
Citing the bankruptcy of Mr Trump Taj Mahal hotel and ongoing strike of workers at this iconic casino in Atlantic city named after one of the eight wonders of the world, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday questioned the business credentials of Donald Trump. Read More

Business News

'Freedom 251' makers launch the cheapest LED TV at Rs. 9,900, with 9 other devices
Freedom 251 maker Noida-based Ringing Bells today announced the launch of an ultra-affordable Freedom 251 LED TV at a price of Rs 9,900, the TV will be available starting August 15. Along with the 31.5-inch HD LED TV the company also launched four feature phones, two smartphones and three power banks. Read More

Vijay Mallya to make public appearance at Formula 1 press conference tomorrow
Vijay Mallya, head of the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines and an accused in a bank loan fraud case in India, will be making a public appearance on Friday in the United Kingdom to attend the team bosses’ press conference ahead of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Read More

Facebook gears up to take on YouTube, to begin testing offline videos from July 11
Facebook looks all set to take on YouTube by enabling millions of its users to download videos and watch them later. In an email sent to page administrators and media partners, Facebook said it will start testing a feature for offline videos from July 11. Read More

Entertainment News

Did Salman Khan drop Sonakshi Sinha from ‘Dabangg 3’ over ‘alleged’ fight?
Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is the leading actress of ‘Dabangg’ franchise, might not be the part of its third instalment, say the latest media report. A report published by Spotboye.com says that Sonakshi has been shown the way out over an alleged friction with superstar Salman Khan. Read More

Rumours again! Ankita Lokhande NOT to make her Bollywood debut with ‘Padmavati’
Post her break-up with actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Ankita Lokhande has managed to remain in limelight for some or the other reason. While everyone was speculating about the reason behind her split and expected her to be depressed, the actress amazed everyone with her new and bold avatar. Read More

Karthi-Aditi Rao Hydari shine in first poster of Mani Ratnam's 'Kaatru Veliyidai'
Filmmaker Mani Ratanm has released the first look of his much anticipated Tamil directorial "Kaatru Veliyidai". The poster, featuring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari, gives a glimpse of the chemistry the lead actors will share in the film. Read More

Sports News

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis knocked out of Wimbledon in quarters
Tennis star Sania Mirza and her women's doubles partner Switzerland's Martina Hingis today suffered a shock defeat in the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles Wimbledon tennis tournament. Read More

Euro 2016: Ronaldo, Nani ends Wales fairytale, Portugal storms into final
Cristiano Ronaldo propelled Portugal into another European Championship final after scoring one goal and inadvertently setting up the other as his team ground out a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday. Read More

Team India reaches WI to play four-Test series
 Indian cricket team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, on Thursday reached St Kitts to play a four-Test bilateral series against the West Indies starting with the opening match at Antigua on July 21.