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17th March News in Nutshell:Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 17, 2016 20:12 IST ]

National News-

Pathankot attack: Pak probe team to arrive in India on March 27, says Sushma Swaraj

The Pakistani Joint Investigation Team probing the terror attack on the Pathankot air base early January will arrive in India on March 27, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said today. Read More

Jat quota standoff: Deadline ends today, PM Modi asks Haryana CM to ensure security

After getting rocked with the furious Jat agitation last month, Haryana is on the edge once again as the deadline set by Jats for

resuming their protest over quota demand from tomorrow ends tonight. Read More

German Bakery blast: HC commutes convict Himayat Baig’s death penalty to life

In a major alternation in the punishment handed out to Pune German Bakery blast convict Himayat Baig, the Bombay High Court today quashed his death penalty due to lack of evidence. However, life sentence has been imposed on the lone convict for possession of explosives. Read More

Difficult to accept Congress demand to cap GST rate: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that ‘it would be difficult to accept the Congress party’s demand to cap Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate in a constitution amendment bill stuck in the Rajya Sabha’. Read More

Loan defaults: Vijay Mallya seeks time till early April to appear before ED

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya today wrote to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) requesting him for extension of time till early April to appear before agency investigators. Read More

PM Modi the ‘internet star' on TIME's most influential online list once again

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among top 30 most influential people on internet by Time magazine for the second year in a row. Read More

International News-

Pakistan, Bangladesh and even Somalia happier than India

India did not make any improvement in its happiness quotient, ranking 118th out of 156 countries in a global list of the happiest nations, down one slot from last year on the index and coming behind China, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Read More

Donald Trump's rise is death knell for Rep establishment: Bobby Jindal

The emergence of real estate tycoon Donald Trump as Republican presidential nominee sounded the death-knell for the party establishment, Indian-American former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said. Read More

Business News-

Every penny from Vijay Mallya will be recovered: Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday declined to say whether his government considered industrialist Vijay Mallya an absconder but asserted that every penny the liquor baron owes state-run banks will be recovered. Read More

India plans to invest $120 billion in airport infrastructure: Pranab Mukherjee

India is planning to invest over $120 billion in the development of airport infrastructure and aviation navigation services over the next decade, said President Pranab Mukherjee today. Read More

Entertainment News-

Hrithik Roshan got ENGAGED to Kangana Ranaut in Paris, reveals her friend!

As per the recent buzz, Kangana Ranaut’s close friend has revealed that Hrithik was ENGAGED to the ‘Queen’ actress. Read More

Revealed! This is why Kangana Ranaut broke-up with Hrithik Roshan

As per the media reports, Kangana’s close friend has revealed that Hrithik got insecure when a young actor tried to woo the ‘Queen’
actress after she won the National Award in March 2014. Read More

Sports News-

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

World T20: Pakistan refutes Indian claim of approving 19 match permits

The Pakistan High Commission here on Thursday refuted an Indian claim that the mission had been approved 19 permits for witnessing World T20 matches in which Pakistan is taking part. Read More

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