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13th April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day
India TV News Desk April 13, 2016 20:06 IST
India TV News Desk

National News

Earthquake shakes North, North-East; strong tremors felt in Delhi, NCR, Kolkata

A strong earthquake rocked the Northern region of India today. Strong tremors were also felt in North-east as well. Read more

IPL row: No matches in drought-hit Maharashtra post April 30, rules Bombay HC

In a huge relief to the drought-hit state of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court today ruled that no matches of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) will be played in the state post April 30. Read more

Kashmir firing: Police suspend ASI as Mehbooba Mufti demands time-bound inquiry

A day after three persons were killed in army firing in Handwara town, the Jammu and Kashmir Police today suspended Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Rafeeq Ahmed for opening fire on a mob protesting against an alleged case of molestation. Read more

NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed's widow succumbs to injuries at AIIMS

Farzana, the widow of former National Investigation Agency (NIA) Deputy Superintendent Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed, succumbed to injuries today at AIIMS here. She breathed her last at 11:10 am. Read more

Centre appoints Finance Secretary as liaison officer with J-K

The Centre has appointed Finance Secretary Ratan Wattal as the liaison officer with Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure that the flow of funds to the state is fast-tracked for smooth implementation of Prime Ministers Development Package. Read more

Delhi Metro to add three trains, 56 trips daily during odd-even

Two hundred metro trains will make around 3,248 trips daily during the upcoming odd-even fortnight, a rise of about 56 trips over the existing arrangements, DMRC said today. Read more

International News

Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh died of heart attack: Pak Foreign Office

Pakistan today informed India that Indian inmate Kirpal Singh died of a heart attack at a jail in Lahore two days back after the issue of his mysterious death was taken up with the Pakistani authorities. Read more

Brussels attacks: Authorities charge 2, detain 3 others

Two men have been charged with offenses related to the Brussels bombings, and three others have been detained in Brussels in connection to the Paris attacks, Belgian authorities said Tuesday. Read more

Supply to F-16 jets to Pakistan is to ‘fight terrorism’: US Defence Secretary

Contending that the US takes terror emanating from Pakistan very seriously, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter today justified the country’s  decision to supply F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan saying the jets have been given to them to counter terrorism. Read more

Business News

Vijay Mallya effect? Directors at over 1k listed cos linked to wilful defaulters

A month after capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) hinted at imposing capital-raising restrictions on companies declared wilful defaulters, fresh set of data collated by Prime Database. Read more

Income Tax serves notices to nearly 50 people who figured in leaked Panama documents

Income Tax department has dispatched detailed questionnaires to nearly 50 people whose name were appeared in the recently leaked confidential documents of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Read more

Facebook F8 event: Chatbots, 360-degree 3D video camera, Virtual Reality and more

Shopping for your favourite shirt would be as easy as sending a text on Facebook Messenger as social media giant’s latest feature chatbot, unveiled at its annual, two-day F8 developer conference in San Fransico today. Read more

Entertainment News

Katrina asks Ranbir to come back to her but for him it’s all OVER

The split of cine stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif took tinselvile aback. It was being said that the ‘IT’ couple of Bollywood will get wed soon, but before that they called it quits. Read more

Oh No! Priyanka Chopra might not dine with Obamas in White House!

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who was conferred the Padma Shri on Tuesday, says she is currently busy with her projects and is unsure whether she would be dining with US President Barack Obama. Read more

Sports News

My mistake caused World T20 loss against India : Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah

Still hurting from the one-run loss to India in last month's ICC World Twenty20, Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah said it was his "senseless mistake" that led to the team's defeat in the heart-stopping game. Read more

Azlan Shah Cup: India edged 1-2 by New Zealand, drop to third spot

India's hockey team lost 1-2 to New Zealand to slide to the third spot in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here today. Read more