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16th March News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 16, 2016 19:44 IST ]

National News-

Petrol prices hiked by Rs 3.07, diesel up by Rs 1.90

Oil marketing companies today announced a hike in the prices of petrol and diesel. While petrol prices have been hiked by Rs 3.07 per litre, diesel prices have seen an increase of Rs 1.90 per litre. Read More

Sedition law under review of Law Commission: Govt

The Union Home Ministry today said that the law on sedition is under review of the Law Commission and that the panel has been asked to submit the report at the earliest. Read More

Opposition, govt spar in Rajya Sabha over Aadhar Bill status; bill sent back to LS with 5 amendments

The Aadhar Bill which was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by the government today has been sent back to the Lok Sabha after introducing five amendments proposed by the House. The Aadhar Bill 2016 seeks to make Aadhar the basis of all disbursal of subsidy and welfare measures by the government. Read More

Speaker refers TMC sting issue to Lok Sabha's ethics panel; ruckus in Rajya Sabha

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today referred the issue of sting operation by a news portal allegedly showing Trinamool Congress leaders, including some MPs, accepting bribes in return for favours to a fictitious company to Ethics Committee of the House. Read More

AIMIM MLA Waris Pathan suspended from Maha assembly for not reciting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’

The Maharashtra Assembly today suspended the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA Waris Pathan from its session following a ruckus over his refusal to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. Read More

CBSE breather to class XII students, offers ‘remedial measures’

Students stumped by the Mathematics paper in the Class 12 CBSE exams may breathe a sigh of relief. The Central Board of Secondary Education has today took note of the feedback it said it received from various stakeholders and promised remedial measures before evaluation of the answer sheets. The students complained that the exam paper was lengthy and tough and are equally fearful of the evaluation. Read More

International News-

15 killed, 30 injured in Peshawar bus explosion

At least 15 people were killed and 25 others injured when a bomb exploded on a bus carrying government employees in Peshawar this morning. Read More

Vulgar, divisive poll rhetoric damaging US image: Barack Obama

In a veiled attack on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, President Barack Obama today strongly condemned the "vulgar and divisive" rhetoric aimed at women and minorities in the US polls campaign and warned that it is damaging America's image. Read More

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton score big victories; Marco Rubio quits race

Republican Donald Trump had another great night with three major victories and a near tie, while a big loss in his home state of

Florida prompted Marco Rubio to drop his White House bid. Read More

Business News-

India looks to double missile production to 100 per month

India is looking to double missile production to 100 per month, a senior defence official said here today. Read More

Jewellery shops remain closed for 15th consecutive day in protest against proposed excise duty

Gold and jewellery establishments across the country remained closed for the 15th day today as traders are protesting the Budget proposal to levy 1 per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery. Read More

Entertainment News-

Kangana Ranaut is suffering from ‘mental illness’, claims Hrithik Roshan in his legal notice

Both the celebs, who were once rumoured to be dating each other, are not just able to stand each other at present, but are also not leaving any stone unturned to take a dig at each other. Read More

Is Hrithik’s ‘secret love affair’ with Kangana the reason behind his divorce with Sussanne?

The actor is making to the headlines because of his ongoing rivalry with his alleged ex-girlfriend Kangana Ranaut. In fact, Hrithik has
also sent a legal notice to the diva accusing her of defamation. But seems his action has backfired as Kangana too slapped him with a legal notice in which she has accused him of threatening her. Read More

Sports News-

FIFA admits bribery in election of 1998, 2010 World Cup hosts

Global football's governing body FIFA on Wednesday officially acknowledged that bribes were paid during the election of the host
countries for the 1998 and 2010 World Cups, held in France and South Africa respectively. Read More

Not Kiwi bowlers but our batsmen responsible for defeat: MS Dhoni

Routed by New Zealand on a turning track, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said more than the Kiwi bowlers it was lack of application on part of Indian batsmen that resulted in shock defeat but reposed faith in his team to bounce back in the World Twenty20. Read More

Get ready to take taste of own medicine: Gavaskar

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels India got a taste of their own medicine in the World Twenty20 loss to New Zealand and the hosts should be prepared to handle quality spin if they want to dish out rank turners for their rivals. Read More

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