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29th March News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 29, 2016 19:31 IST ]

National News-

EgyptAir hijacker arrested, last 7 hostages leave the plane

Putting an end to the daylong drama that unfolded following reports of the hijack of an EgyptAir plane earlier today, a Cyprus government official has confirmed that the hijacker has been arrested and all the hostages have been rescued safely. Read More. Read More

HC orders floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly on March 31

The Nainital High Court today directed a floor test to be held to determine which party enjoys a majority in the Uttarakhand Assembly even as President's rule has been imposed in the hilly state. Read More

Supreme Court directs SEBI to sell Sahara properties to recover dues

The Supreme Court today directed the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to appoint an agency to sell the 86 assets held by Sahara Group after the group expressed its ability to furnish the amount required to free Chairman Subrata Roy from jail. Read More

Haryana Assembly unanimously passes Jat quota bill

The Jat Quota Bill was unanimously passed in the Haryana Assembly on Tuesday. The state Cabinet had tabled the bill which provides six percent reservation for Jats and four other castes in Class 1 and 2 government jobs. Read More

NIA seeks Maulana Masood Azhar’s voice sample from Pak

The NIA has agreed to a request by the visiting Pakistan JIT regarding access to Indo-Pak border outpost in Bamiyal, the first point of breach in the Jan 2 Pathankot air base terror attack. This came after the 5-member Pakistani team was escorted by Punjab Police to the IAF base. Read More 

Virat Kohli reclaims number 1 spot in ICC T20I batsmen rankings

Virat Kohli, the flamboyant Indian batsman, has reclaimed the top slot in ICC batsmen rankings for T20 Internationals. Read More

International News-

Cuba does not need any gifts from United States: Fidel Castro

Cuba’s Fidel Castro signaled continued resistance to rapprochement between Washington and Havana, writing in an opinion piece today that his country “has no need of gifts” from the United States. Read More

South Korea says North Korea fired short-range projectile

North Korea fired a short-range projectile from an area near its eastern coast on Tuesday in what appears to be another weapons test seen as a response to ongoing military drills between Washington and Seoul, South Korean officials said. Read More

Business News-

Government allows 100 per cent FDI in e-commerce marketplace model

The government on Tuesday permitted 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the marketplace model of e-commerce retailing with a view to attract more foreign investments. Read More

Reliance Defence, Israel’s Rafael to form JV to build missiles in India

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (R-Infra), through its unit Reliance Defence Ltd, and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd of Israel have decided to set up a joint venture company in India in the highly specialized areas of air-to-air missiles, air defence systems and large aerostats.

Calling landline numbers from WhatsApp and Viber could be a reality soon

Calling on a landline or mobile phone number from services like Skype, WhatsApp or Viber could soon be possible. Read More

Entertainment News-

See Pics: Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma’s last photo shoot before becoming parents

Arpita Khan and Aayush Sharma are going to enter the fabulous phase called parenthood very soon in their lives. The little sister of Salman Khan is pregnant with her first child and Sallu will be mamu in a few days. See Pics

Finally! Kangana Ranaut speaks up on her legal battle with Hrithik Roshan

Apparently, the spat started after Kangana allegedly called Hrithik her ‘silly ex’. While Duggu had accused the diva of defamation, Kangana has charged the actor for threat and intimidation. Read More

Sports News-

World T20: An insight into the much-awaited India-West Indies semi-final

After an exciting run in the ICC World T20 group stage, India will now face West Indies in the semi-finals at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on March 31. Read More

Anushka Sharma has helped Virat Kohli grow: Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has lambasted all those who troll Hindi film actor Anushka Sharma by linking her to Virat Kohli’s on-field performance after every India match, terming them “frustros” with no love in their lives. Read More

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