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25th March News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 25, 2016 19:21 IST ]

National News-

Mehbooba Mufti to head PDP-BJP alliance in J&K, Nirmal Singh to be Deputy CM

PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti is all set to head the new PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir with Nirmal Singh being nominated for the post of Deputy Chief Minister by BJP. Read More

MEA clears stand, says Indian arrested in Pakistan has no govt links

A day after Pakistan claimed to have arrested an alleged RAW officer from its territory, India has clarified that the individual has no links with the government. Read More

Former Pak PM Gilani visited my house to condole father's death in 2008: David Headley

In a new twist, Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley today testified before an anti-terror court that the then Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had visited his house few weeks after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2008 to condole the death of his father. Read More

One soldier missing, another critical after avalanche hits Siachen

A patrol party of the Indian Army was today hit by an avalanche in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. One army personnel has gone missing after the avalanche while another continues to be critical, officials said. Read More

Delhi road rage: Dentist beaten to death with sticks and iron rods

In an incident of road rage, a 40-year-old dentist was beaten to death by a group of around 15 persons, including at least four juveniles, in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area in the early hours of Thursday. Read More

International News-

Brussels attacks: Belgium Police arrest six suspects, concedes warning signs were missed

In a series of police operations, six people were arrested in the Belgium capital on Thursday following the dreaded terror attacks that rocked the entire city, the federal prosecutors’ office said. Read More

Bilawal wants equal rights for Pakistan's minorities

PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today called for equal rights for all citizens in Pakistan, irrespective of their religion, and said the minorities must have the opportunity to hold important government positions. Read More

US school bans ‘Namaste’ after parents say yoga cultivates ‘anti-Christian feelings’

An elementary school in Kennesaw, Georgia, United States, has banned ‘Namaste’, the art of folding hands to greet, in the school after parents insisted that the administration stop teaching yoga to their children. Their concern, parents said , was that yoga represents the cultivation of non-Christian beliefs. Read More

Business News-

FM Arun Jaitley to woo investors during Australia visit

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet top Australian leaders and investors next week in a bid to woo the country's cash-rich sovereign funds for foreign investments in India. Indian High Commissioner Navdeep Suri said that during his four-day visit, the Minister will meet New South Wales Premier Mike Baird, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Treasurer Scott Morrison, Finance Minister Mathias Corman and Energy and Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg. Suri said that Jaitley might also call on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Why did Apple delay the launch of iPhone SE in India?

As Apple lovers started pre-ordering their 4-inch iPhone SE or 9.7-inch iPad Pro devices from Thursday (the device will start shipping to them from March 31), experts here are disappointed as India - touted as an emerging market for the smallest and “cheapest” iPhone SE - will only start to see the first device by April 8. Read More

Entertainment News-

Priyanka Chopra beats Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, scores six million followers on Instagram

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra's international popularity courtesy American TV series "Quantico" has helped her garner six million followers on Instagram. She is "overwhelmed" and has thanked everyone for the love. Read More

Sunny Leone slaps reporter for asking how much she charges for ‘night programmes’

According to the media reports, Sunny Leone along with her husband Daniel Webber were in the city to attend a Holi event. As the actress was interacting with the media, a reporter asked a weird question which infuriated Sunny. Read More

Shocking! Sushant Singh Rajput BREAKS UP with Ankita Lokhande

The much-in-love couple, Sushant and Ankita, who have been dating for six years, have called it quits. Read More

Sports News-

World T20: Australia wins, Pakistan out of the tournament

Australia today knocked Pakistan out of the ICC World Twenty20 with a convincing 21-run victory, setting up a virtual quarterfinal against hosts India to be played here on Sunday. Read More

Loss to India was heart-breaking, must learn from mistakes: Mashrafe Mortaza

Still shaken from a heart-breaking defeat against India, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said the loss is hard to define in words but added his team need to learn from their mistakes. Read More

Some PCB members don't want my involvement: Wasim Akram

Former Test captain and great Wasim Akram is ready to help get Pakistan cricket back on its feet but believes some members of the cricket board don't want to see him doing this. Read More

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