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15th March News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 15, 2016 20:28 IST ]

National News-

Pope Francis approves Mother Teresa’s elevation to sainthood

The Pope during consistory of cardinals today approved Mother Teresa’s elevation to sainthood and set September 4 as the date for her canonisation, the media reported. The move comes after 19 years of missionary nun’s death. Read More

Indian bowlers get early breakthroughs, NZ (15/2) openers sent back

India strikes early in the opening match of the World Twenty20 2016 against New Zealand at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Read More

JNU row: Court extends judicial custody of Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya by 14 days

The Patiala House Court today extended the judicial custody of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, arrested on sedition charges, by 14 days. Read More

Hyderabad Court issues 5 more non-bailable warrants against Mallya, former CFO

In more trouble for Vijay Mallya,five more non-bailable warrants were issued against Kingfisher Airlines chairman and former CFO A Raghunath by a Hyderabad court on Monday. Read More

Tamil Nadu Polls: Jayalalithaa may benefit from Vijayakanth’s decision to go all alone

Actor-turned-politician Vijayakanth who heads the DMDK (Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam)is a much sought after politician in Tamil Nadu today. Read More

International News-

Donald Trump favours Indian students staying back in US

As he sought to set the record straight about his immigration policies, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump today said that Indians studying in American educational institutions should not be kicked out as the country needs smart people like them. Read More

China, Pak ties driven by rivalry with India: US experts

The strategic alliance between China and Pakistan is primarily driven by their rivalry with India, eminent US experts have said, with one of them expressing concern over Sino-India border tensions. Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi’s former driver Htin Kyaw elected Myanmar President

Htin Kyaw, 70, a longtime confidant and former driver of Aung San Suu Kyi, today become Myanmar's first democratically elected Present after more than half a century of military rule. Read More

Business News-

P&G stops selling ‘Vicks Action 500 Extra’, list of popular drugs affected by the ban

U.S. consumer health giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has stopped the manufacture and sale of its cough-and-cold medicine Vicks Action 500 Extra, after regulators banned after the government banned fixed dose combination drugs. Read More

After Rajya Sabha, real estate regulatory bill cleared by Lok Sabha as well

The Lok Sabha today cleared the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) bill which seeks to set up a regulatory mechanism for the real estate sector to protect the rights of home buyers by ensuring timely delivery by builders and providing options for recourse if there is a delay. The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on March 10 after remaining pending since 2013.

Entertainment News-

Revealed! This is the reason behind Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan’s divorce

The reports of Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora’s divorce have become the talk of the town these days. Considered as one of the most sizzling pair of the industry, Malaika-Arbaaz’s split has indeed come as a rude shock. Read More

Fawad Khan backs Shahid Afridi on his ‘got more love in India than Pak’ comment

Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi, whose statement over receiving more love in India than his own country sparked a controversy recently, has found a supporter in the form of actor Fawad Khan. Fawad said that Shahid’s statement was blown out of proportion. The heartthrob expressed his support for Afridi when he was in Delhi to promote his upcoming movie ‘Kapoor & Sons’. Read More

Sports News-

I was only trying to give a positive message: Shahid Afridi clarifies ‘more loved in India’ remark

Under attack in Pakistan for stating that cricketers from his country are loved more in India, captain Shahid Afridi today sought to douse the fire by saying that he did not intend to demean his nation and was merely trying to give a ‘positive message’ by showing respect to the fans here. Read More

Pakistani diplomats denied Kolkata visit for World T20

India has denied seven Pakistani diplomats permission to visit Kolkata for the high-voltage World T20 encounter between India and Pakistan on March 19 due to security reasons. Read More

No favourites in World Twenty20: Waqar Younis

Citing history, Pakistan coach Waqar Younis today reasoned that no team can be labelled as favourites in the World Twenty20 due to the unpredictability attached with the format. "You play well in the three weeks and win the World Cup. Read More

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