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21st March News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 21, 2016 19:41 IST ]

National News-

Am ‘Ambedkar bhakt’, no one can snatch reservation from Dalits, tribals: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called himself a 'bhakt’ of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and assured that reservations for Dalits will continue. He was laying the foundation stone of the Ambedkar National Memorial here. Read more

Uttarakhand: Congress expels Vijay Bahuguna's son for six years, rebel MLAs to meet Prez today

The ongoing power tussle in Uttarakhand has shifted to Delhi with 28 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs from the state along with the nine rebel Congress leaders scheduled to meet the President today. Read more

Shashi Tharoor compares Kanhaiya to Bhagat Singh, invites criticism

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor stoked controversy for comparing JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, facing sedition charges, to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. Read more

Court takes OP Chautala in custody in disproportionate assets case

Former Haryana Chief Minister O P Chautala, serving 10-year jail term in a teachers’ scam, has been taken into custody in a disproportionate assets case. Read more

After Jats and Patidars, now UP Rajputs demand inclusion in OBC category

After Jats and Patidars, now Rajputs have raised the pitch for their inclusion in OBC category in Uttar Pradesh, so they can be eligible for reservations in educational institutions and government jobs. Read more

Food Security Act to be implemented in 21 states by April 1: Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan today announced that the National Food Security Act (NFSA) will be implemented in 10 more states from April 1, 2016, which will increase the total number of states implementing the NFSA to 21. Read More

International News-

India's monopoly to end as Nepal gets trade point in China

Stung by the bitter lessons from Madhesi blockade of India trade points that caused acute fuel shortage, Nepal today signed a transit and transportation treaty with China for its third-country commerce. Read more

Security agencies put on alert in UK after reports of possible terror attacks

Security agencies in United Kingdom have been ordered to prepare for as many as 10 terror attacks simultaneous across the capital city London. Read more

Debris reaches Australia for MH370 analysis

Two pieces of debris found in Mozambique have arrived in Australia for experts to determine if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an official said. A huge search for the Boeing 777, thought to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, has so far failed to find any wreckage, although a piece of wing washed up last year on a distant island.

Business News-

'Around Rs 12.5 lakh crore Indian black money stashed away in tax havens'

India's undeclared assets parked in overseas tax havens ranges between $4 billion to $181 billion, a report has said. Read more

Infibeam’s Rs 450 crore IPO hits capital markets today

Online shopping portal Infibeam Incorporation today hit the capital markets to mop-up Rs 450 crore through an initial share plan, becoming the first e-commerce firm to tap the initial public offer (IPO) route. Read more

Micromax to focus on dethroning Samsung from top, targets 40% revenue growth in FY17

After the departure of some top executives Micromax Informatics have taken full operational control and is focusing in taking the company back to the top position. Read more

Entertainment News-

Malaika Arora gives ‘SURPRISING’ reaction to reports of her divorce with Arbaaz Khan

The troubled married life of Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora has been the hot topic amongst the gossip-mongers these days. Read more

New-bride Preity Zinta flaunts her married looks with 'choora' selfie

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who married American beau Gene Goodenough last month, shared an image of herself in a 'choora'. Read more

Deepak aka ‘Pappi Ji’ spills beans on third part of ‘Tanu Weds Manu’

Actor Deepak Dobriyal says there are talks for the third installment for the "Tanu Weds Manu" franchise. Read more

Sports News-

Virat Kohli's bat fetches Rs 2 cr more than Dhoni's in ads

India's ODI and T20 cricket skipper MS Dhoni may be one of the highest paid brand endorsers in the country but when it comes to peddling the willow, brand Kohli scores over brand Dhoni. Read more

Shahid Aridi to be sacked as Pakistan captain post World T20, says Shaharyar Khan

Pakistan's World Twenty 20 loss to India seems to be spelling out as the end of captaincy for Shahid Afridi with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan said that Afridi will be replaced as captain for the shortest format. Khan further hinted that Afridi’s days as a player were also numbered. Read More

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