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National News- GST will send message that 'Consumer is King', says PM Modi in Lok Sabha The amended Goods and Service Tax (GST) bill has been taken up in the Lok Sabha today for passage
India TV News Desk New Delhi August 08, 2016 19:56 IST
India TV News Desk

National News-

GST will send message that 'Consumer is King', says PM Modi in Lok Sabha

The amended Goods and Service Tax (GST) bill has been taken up in the Lok Sabha today for passage with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley initiating the debate. Read More

Quetta hospital blast: 63 lose battle to life; no claim of responsibility

A suspected suicide bombing at a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta in Pakistan left at least 63 dead and over 100 fighting the battle of life. Read More

‘Who gave him right to speak about Kashmir’: Venkaiah Naidu slams Pak over Salahuddin’s ‘nuclear attack’ barb

Union minister Venkaiah Naidu today lashed out at Pakistan over Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin’s threat of a nuclear attack on India over the Kashmir issue. Read More

As Kashmir enters 31st day of curfew, Mehbooba Mufti meets Rajnath Singh to discuss situation

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with the Home Minister and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Read More

Crackdown on 'cow vigilantes'; Punjab Gau Raksha dal chief booked

Punjab Police on Sunday filed an FIR against 'Gau Raksha Dal' chief Satish Kumar under different sections in connection with a social media video showing organisation members “brutally” thrashing people in the name of cow protection. Read More

International News-

Hizbul chief Salahuddin threatens nuclear war with India over Kashmir

Chief of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin has threatened a nuclear war against India over Kashmir issue. Read More

Iranian nuclear scientist hanged for divulging security information to US

Iran today executed a nuclear scientist who was under detention since 2010 for supplying important information to the United States, his family told BBC today. Read More

Business News-

RBI likely to maintain status quo on key interest rate in its last monetary policy review

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan is widely expected to hold the key interest rate in his last monetary policy review on Tuesday, which is also going to be the last bi-monthly monetary policy to be decided by the central bank chief. Read More

'Serious differences between Centre, states on finalising GST tax rate structure'

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday said there are "serious differences" between the Union Government and state Finance Ministers on finalisation of the GST tax structure and that he did not think they were anywhere near an agreement on what the standard rate should be. Read More

Entertainment News-

Shivaay Trailer Out: Ajay Devgn’s transformation from common man to ‘Shiva’ is mind-blowing!

The trailer of Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Shivaay’, which was highly awaited by his fans, has been rolled out finally. Having a runtime of 3 min and 50 seconds, this seems to be Bollywood’s longest trailer in recent while. Read More

Check out! Sunny Deol’s version of ‘Kala Chasma’ is giving tough competition to Katrina Kaif

It’s been a while when Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif’s first song form her upcoming movie ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ - ‘Kala Chashma’ took over the social media by a storm. Read More

Travel Dairies: Salman Khan and Iulia Vantur leave for Leh together

It is no more a secret that superstar Salman Khan and Romanian beauty Iulia Vantur are dating nowadays. The two have been spotted together at multiple public events though they avoided getting clicked in one frame. Read More

Sports News-

Rio 2016: Abhinav Bindra storms into finals, Narang crashes out

In mixed news for the Indian contingent at Rio Olympics, ace shooter Abhinav Bindra has qualified for the men’s 10m air rifle event. However, London Olympics medalist Gagan Narang crashed out of the qualifiers. Read More

Tennis shocker: After Williams sisters, World No.1 Djokovic knocked out of Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics has spun out big surprises for the world of tennis .First it was three-time Olympic women's doubles champions Serena and Venus Williams, who faced a crushig defeat in the hands of  Czech pair Barbora Strycova and Lucie Safarova in the first round on Sunday and now world no. 1 Novak Djokovic has been dumped out of the Olympics by Argentina's Juan Martín del Potro. Read More