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20th April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day
India TV News Desk April 20, 2016 19:48 IST
India TV News Desk

National News

After Jaitley's snub, Rajan goes on defensive over 'one-eye king' comment

A day after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley snubbed the RBI Governor for his "one-eyed king" comment on India's growth rate, Raghuram Rajan today went on the defensive saying that the country's current growth rate reflects the hard work of the government. Read more

Shaktimaan, the injured police horse, dead

Days after it got a prosthetic limb, Shaktimaan, an Uttarakhand Police horse which lost a leg in an attack by a Bharatiya Janata Party legislator last month, died on Wednesday, an official said. Read more

Delhi govt bans surge pricing by taxi aggregators; Ola offers free shuttle rides in Delhi-NCR

Taking cue from Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal reprimanding taxi aggregating companies for over-charging passengers, terming it as a daylight blackmailing on the roads of Delhi, the government, the government today said the decision to ban surge pricing will be made permanent. Read more

Even the President can go wrong: Uttarakhand HC on Central rule in state

The Uttarakhand High Court today rapped the Centre over imposition of President’s Rule in the hilly state saying ‘even the President can go wrong’. Read more

US lawmakers want House Speaker to invite PM Modi to address Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit United States in the first week of June this year for a bilateral summit with President Barack Obama. Read more

International News

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton win New York primar

Manhattan billionaire Donald Trump and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton have won the New York primary, galvanizing their bids to win the Republican and Democratic nominations for the White House. Read more

First time in 15 years, Saudi Arabia seeks Rs 66k crore in foreign loan: report

Faced with an unprecedented economic crunch over its dipping oil revenues, Saudi Arabia has reached an agreement with foreign banks for a $10 billion (Rs 66,200 crore) loan to bridge the gap in its state finances, a media report citing people privy to the developments said today. Read more

Seven policemen escorting polio team killed in Pakistan

At least seven policemen, deployed to guard polio-eradication teams, were killed when gunmen fired at them in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, officials said. Read more

Business News

Google launches Chromecast Dongle, Audio at Rs 3,399: Here’s everything you need to know

Google has launched its second-generation Chromecast dongle along with new Chromecast Audio dongle, both at a price of Rs. 3,399. Read more

Coca-Cola gets a makeover worldwide with new design language

Now Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, and Coke Life will share a single branded visual around the world, unified by a red disc. Read more

Entertainment News

Here’s how Big B wished Abhishek and Aishwarya on their ninth wedding anniversary

On the ninth wedding anniversary of actors Abhishk Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, megastar Amitabh Bachchan wished them and called the occasion a day of "joy and happiness." Read more

Did Alia Bhatt just REACT on the open letter against her over ‘Bihari Migrant’ role in ‘Udta Punjab’?

Alia Bhatt is quite popular for her bubbly nature and bindaas attitude. The actress has carved a niche for herself in a very less time and has even won accolades for her performance in movies like ‘Highway’ and ‘2 States’. Read more

Sports News

BCCI appoints media professional Rahul Johri as its first-ever CEO

In line with one of the key recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel, the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the appointment of Rahul Johri as its first chief executive officer (CEO). Read more

Problems related to IPL affect the franchises: Preity Zinta

Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta feels that every year problems related to the Indian Premier League "do affect" the franchise as a brand and its business as the cash-rich league has become some sort of a "whipping boy". Read more