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11th March News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

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India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 11, 2016 20:00 IST ]
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National News

Sri Sri event begins in presence of PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's World Cultural Festival even as heavy rain and hailstorm played spoilsport at the event just before his arrival. All roads to the venue on the banks of the river Yamuna have been blocked by heavy traffic. Read More

World T20: Nawaz Sharif gives green signal for Pakistan’s participation, team to fly for India tomorrow morning
Karachi: The suspense over Pakistan’s participation in the T20 World Cup 2016 has finally come to an end with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif giving green signal to its national cricket team to fly to India. The team will leave Pakistan at 3am Saturday morning and will reach India via Doha.  Read More

Aadhar bill aimed at empowering citizens passed in Lok Sabha
New Delhi: The Aadhaar Bill, aimed at providing a unique identity to the residents, was passed in the Lok Sabha today. The bill also serves the purpose of ensuring that the government's subsidies reach the beneficiaries. Read More

Next set of Netaji files to be released post Budget session
New Delhi: The second tranche of 25 secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be released after the conclusion of Budget session of Parliament, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said today. “There is lot of curiosity among people about the life of Netaji. We are ready with the set of 25 secret files on Netaji that will be released after Parliament session,” Sharma told reporters. Read More

International News

US-led coalition bombs ISIS chemical weapons sites in Iraq, Syria
Washington: Acting on crucial information from a captured senior insurgent, the US-led coalition carried out the first air strikes on Islamic State chemical weapons sites in Iraq and Syria. The successful multiple bombings came as a result of intelligence from Sulayman Dawud Al-Bakkar, also known as Abu Dawud – ISIS’s head of chemical, traditional weapons manufacturing. Read More

Donald Trump says stands by his 'Islam hates us' remark
Washington: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has stuck to his controversial remarks of 'Islam hates us', drawing flak from his own party rivals as they engaged in a show of civility in their latest face-off, with one of them warning the presidential frontrunner of consequences of such statements. Read More

Tears, prayers as Japan marks 5th anniversary of tsunami
Rikuzentakata: Japanese gathered in Tokyo and along the country's ravaged northeast coast to observe a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. Friday, exactly five years after a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck offshore, triggering a devastating tsunami that killed more than 18,000 people and sent reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant into meltdown. Read More

Business News

India's factory output drops again in January
New Delhi: India's factory output declined again in January, by (-)1.53 percent, moving down further from the (-)1.18 percent dip registered in the month before, official data showed on Friday. In comparison, there was a growth of 2.8 percent in January 2014. Read More

ED summons Vijay Mallya in money laundering case, asks him to appear within a week
Mumbai: Issuing summons to beleaguered business tycoon Vijay Mallya, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today beckoned the liquor baron to appear before its investigators by March 18th as part of its probe in the alleged loan defaults by his group to the tune of over Rs 900 crore to IDBI bank. Read More

RBI orders probe into alleged frauds in loans to farmers
Nagpur: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has ordered a probe into allegations of irregularities committed by public, private and foreign banks to claim achievements of targets in lending to farmers and the agro-sector, an official said today. Read More

Entertainment News

Tera Suroor: Movie Review
Teraa Suroor is the story of an undercover assassin Raghu who works overtime to get his fiancé Tara (Farah Karimaee) out of the Dublin jail. While you sit through the whole film expecting Reshammiya to act, you will wonder why he gazes so hard into the eyes of every other actor in the frame. Read More

Arjun Kapoor was in class 10th when Kareena did 'Refugee'
Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor, who will be seen romancing actress Kareena Kapoor Khan in director R. Balki's upcoming film "Ki and Ka", says he was 15 years old when the "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" actress made her film debut. Read More

KRK says he can hire 15 managers like Sidharth Malhotra
New Delhi: There is something about actor Kamaal Rashid Khan and most of that ‘thing’ revolves around creating controversies. His statements and his tweets are filled with venom for A-listers of Bollywood, triggering many fights; the latest one being with actor Sidharth Malhotra. Read More

Sports News

India face South Africa in final World T20 warm up match
Mumbai: A high flying Indian cricket team will take on South Africa in their final warm-up match of World Twenty20 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. India outclassed the West Indies by 45 runs in the first practice game on Thursday in Kolkata, thanks to an impressive unbeaten 98 by opener Rohit Sharma which was followed by some outstanding bowling. Read More

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