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National News- PoK belongs to India, cross-border terror root cause of J&K unrest: PM Modi at all-party meet Hitting out at Pakistan for fuelling unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed
India TV News Desk New Delhi August 12, 2016 20:00 IST
India TV News Desk

National News-

PoK belongs to India, cross-border terror root cause of J&K unrest: PM Modi at all-party meet

Hitting out at Pakistan for fuelling unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed cross-border terrorism supported by Pakistan as the root cause of turbulence in the valley. Read More

'Sorry for the trouble', says US Ambassador after row over Shah Rukh Khan's detention at Los Angeles airport

In what appears to have become a routine practice for the Bollywood superstar at US airports, Shah Rukh Khan was detained at the Los Angeles airport by immigration department officials today. He was, however, let off after questioning and other security checks. Read More

Two suicide bombers planning attack at Wagah and Ganda Singh borders with India, warns Pak agency

Pakistan’s top counter-terrorism agency has warned that two suicide bombers of Tehreek-i-Taliban are planning to target Wagah and Ganda Singh borders with India around the Independence Day. Read More

SC lifts ban on sale of 2000cc diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR, imposes 1 pc ‘green cess’

The Supreme Court today allowed registration of diesel vehicles of 2000 CC and above in Delhi-NCR on deposit of 1 per cent of ex-showroom price as green cess. Read More

SC slams Centre over delay in appointment of judges, says ‘don’t force us to pass orders’

The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Centre over the delay in appointment of judges and accused it of “sitting over the decision”. Read More

Vijay Goel’s behaviour shameful, impacts nation’s prestige: Opposition wants Sports Min recalled from Rio

The issue of Sport Minister Vijay Goel’s alleged misbehaviour at the ongoing Rio Olympics echoed in the Rajya Sabha with Opposition members demanding his immediate repatriation. Read More

International News-

Pakistan needles again, says will invite India for a dialogue on Kashmir issue

Two days after Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Parliament that dialogue with Pakistan will only be on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and that there was no question of talks on Kashmir, Pakistan today said that Islamabad will “soon write to New Delhi, inviting it for a dialogue on the Kashmir issue”. Read More

China says ‘up to India to decide its position on South China Sea dispute’

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi today said that India has to take its own decision on the South China Sea dispute. Read More

Business News-

Aditya Birla Nuvo to merge with Grasim Industries to create new Rs 60,000 cr entity

Aditya Birla Group has announced plans to merge Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. (ABNL) with Grasim Industries Ltd. to create a nearly Rs 60,000 crore diversified entity. Read More

TRAI discriminating against existing telcos, says COAI; takes RJio fight to PMO

Having registered a strong protest against what it has called a full rollout of services by Reliance Jio in the name of test runs, the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) on Thursday took the fight to the Prime Minister’s Office, this time training its guns on the telecom regulator for alleged discrimination against existing mobile operators. Read More

Talkathon! BSNL announces unlimited free calling every Sunday from August 15

In a move to pull up its dwindling landline business, telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has come out with a first-of-its-kind scheme which will allow its landline users to make unlimited free calls to any network's mobile and landline every Sunday on pan India basis. The scheme is all set to come into force from August 15, 2016. Read More

Entertainment News-

Rustom review: It is all Akshay Kumar in this crime thriller

A picture-perfect Naval officer, highly decorated, principled, patriotic and deeply in love with his wife, comes ashore quicker than expected and catches his wife cheating with his best friend. Read More

Mohenjo Daro review: Hrithik’s flawless performance lights up but the movie lacks thrill

Mounted like an epic with elements of romance, state politics and exodus, director Ashutosh Gowariker's "Mohenjo Daro" is loosely based on historical facts. Yet, the film has nothing to do with the history of the place which was abandoned and termed Mohenjo Daro, which means, mount of the dead, when it was rediscovered in the early 20th century. Read More

Sports News-

Rio 2016: Sania-Bopanna enter mixed doubles quarterfinals

Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna got their mixed double campaign underway with a straight-set win over Australian pair of Samantha Stosur and John Peers here today. Read More

Rio 2016: There are no reports of misbehaviour against me, says Vijay Goel

A day after organisers at the Rio Olympics threatened to cancel the accreditation of India’s Sports Minister Vijay Goel and withdraw privileges offered to him, he said that the allegations of ‘misbehaviour’ levelled against his entourage are wrong and nothing of that sort has happened. Read More