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14th March News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 15, 2016 12:49 IST ]
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National News-

Ishrat Jahan case: MHA launches probe into missing files, drafting of second affidavit

The Ministry of Home Affairs has initiated a probe into the missing files related to the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. The case has found reverberations across the political strata – both inside and outside parliament. Read More

Didn't compare RSS with ISIS, says Ghulam Nabi Azad; BJP asks him to introspect

Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that he didn’t compare the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with terror group Islamic State (ISIS) and that his speech was quoted out of context. Read More

India took initiative to revive talks with Pakistan: MEA

An official report by the Ministry of External Affairs today said that India has taken the initiative to revive the dialogue process with neighbouring Pakistan – thus reiterating its commitment to peace and shared development in South Asia while keeping a firm focus on addressing issues related to terrorism. Read More

I won’t say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: Owaisi to Bhagwat

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has said he will not chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai,’ comments that came against the backdrop of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestion that the new generation needs to be taught to chant slogans hailing Mother India. Read More

India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile

India today test-fired its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-I, capable of hitting a target range in between 700 and 1250 kilometers, from a test range off the Odisha coast. Read More

International News-

Donald Trump claims 27 per cent of Muslims ‘very militant’

In the latest controversial statement adding to his anti-Muslim rhetoric, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Sunday claimed that more than one-fourths of the Muslims are ‘very militant’. Read More

Suicide car bombing kills 34 in central Ankara

At least 34 people were killed and 125 others were injured when a suicide car bomb rocked a busy square in central Ankara today. "The blast was caused by a vehicle packed with explosives close to Kizilay square," an official statement said, adding that the square is a key commercial and transport hub close to the city's embassy area. Read More

Business News-

Inflation in negative zone for 16th consecutive month

The food articles, mainly vegetables and pulses have turned cheaper as the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) remained in the negative zone for a 16th straight month at (-)0.91 per cent in February. In February last year, it was (-)2.17 per cent. This is the 16th straight month since November 2014 when deflationary pressure has persisted. Read More

Delhi HC stays government ban on sale of Pfizer’s Corex cough syrup

The Delhi High Court today granted US-based pharmaceutical major Pfizer a stay on the government ban on its popular codeine-based cough syrup Corex. The ban was part of a larger notice by the government prohibiting sale, manufacture and distribution of 344 combination drugs over concerns related to safety and efficacy. Read More

Entertainment News-

Aamir Khan turns 51. Brother Faisal and wife Kiran reveal 5 secrets about Mr. Perfectionist

Superstar Aamir Khan is now 51 years old. The first among the three Khans- Shah Rukh, Salman and himself to go past an half century of his life, Aamir is hoping for a joyous year ahead. Read More

People who question me are biased against me: Aamir Khan on intolerance

“The people who question me are already biased against me. No matter what I do they will question," Aamir, who turned 51 today, said when asked about it. Read More

Sports News-

Shame on you: Javed Miandad blasts Shahid Afridi’s India love

Lashing out at Shahid Afridi for his remark that Pakistan's cricketers were loved more by Indians than by the fans back home, former captain Javed Miandad has said that players making such comments should be ashamed of themselves and that the comments praising India had “shocked and hurt” him. Read More

World T20: India commence title bid with New Zealand game tomorrow

The superb build-up may have made India the clear favourites for an unprecedented second World Twenty20 title. But the in-form hosts will have to guard against complacency when they take on a spirited New Zealand in their campaign-opener here tomorrow. Read More

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