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National News- Shani Shingnapur Temple Trust allows women to offer prayers at inner sanctum The Shani Shingnapur Temple Trust, in a historic decision, today met the long pending demand of the larger section of society
India TV News Desk April 08, 2016 20:10 IST
India TV News Desk

National News-

Shani Shingnapur Temple Trust allows women to offer prayers at inner sanctum

The Shani Shingnapur Temple Trust, in a historic decision, today met the long pending demand of the larger section of society to allow the fairer sex entry into the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and offer prayers to the Lord Shani - the personification of planet Saturn. Read More

B S Yedyurappa to head BJP in Karnataka, Keshav Prasad Maurya in UP

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa was appointed chief of the party in Karnataka, BJP general secretary Arun Singh said today as the party decided on state heads. Phoolpur MP Keshav Prasad Maurya will head the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh while Vijay Sampla will be the BJP unit chief in Punjab. Both states are set to go to polls next year. Read More

Assam Assembly polls: PM Modi takes on Tarun Gogoi, says Congress defeat imminent

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attacked Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi saying he has stopped smiling after the heavy polling in the first phase of assembly elections. Read More

Pathankot attack probe: NIA issues arrest warrant against Masood Azhar, 4 others

In a firm step against the Pathankot airbase attackers, a special court of the National Investigating Agency (NIA) today issued an arrest warrant against Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar and four others. Read More

Won’t provide potable water for IPL, no issue if matches are shifted elsewhere: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Under fire over heavy water usage for Indian Premier League, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that he will not provide potable water for IPL even if it results in matches being shifted elsewhere. Read More

International News-

Ready to work with India to prevent arms race, says Pakistan

Pakistan today said that it is ready to work with India to prevent an arms race in the Asian region as it stressed that the two countries need to devote their resources for their people's upliftment. Read More

US issues advisory warning against non-essential travel to Pakistan

The United States has warned its citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan in the wake of the ongoing 'security concerns' in Pakistan. Read More

Business News-

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office investigating Tata Steel UK: Report

Days the entire UK government was sent into a tizzy following Tata Steel’s announcement to sell off its entire business in the country, a news report today claimed that Britain’s Serious Fraud Office(SFO) has launched a probe into the operations of India’s biggest steel player over allegations of fraud in the UK. Read More

SC dismisses plea for cancelling Reliance Jio's 4G licence

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) seeking cancellation of Reliance Jio's 4G licence on several grounds. An apex court bench comprising Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice R. Banumathi while dismissing the plea by the NGO CPIL left the matter on spectrum user charges to the government. Read More

Entertainment News-

The Jungle Book Movie Review

It would beat your belief that barring Mowgli played by a immensely talented Neel Sethi, every other creature or imagery does not really exist. The whole visual set up has been created by brilliant CGI team in a 12-storied building in downtown LA. Read More

Kapoor & Kapur divorce settled: Karisma gets kids, house; Sunjay rights to visit children

The high profile divorce of actress Karisma Kapoor and her businessman husband Sunjay Kapur reached an end on Friday. The two celebrities came to an agreement to settle amicably in front of the Supreme Court. The apex court had earlier asked the two, who have made many dirty allegations on each other in public, to settle their issues in a peaceful manner. Read More

Sports News-

IPL Season 9 Skippers At A Glance

In the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League, two previous teams have been demobilized and their place is being taken by the two new teams. The 2 new teams are: Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions. See Pics

I don’t become a villain for bowling one no-ball: R Ashwin

India off-spinner R Ashwin said that he should not be made a villain for bowling one of the two no-balls which proved to be a crucial factor in India’s World Twenty20 semifinal loss to the West Indies. Read More