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1st April News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

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India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: April 01, 2016 20:05 IST

National News

Kolkata flyover collapse: 5 officials of construction company arrested, builder denies negligence

Kolkata: A day after the police filed an FIR against IVRCL, the company which was building now collapsed Vivekananda Road flyover in Kolkata’s Girish Park, the firm expressed shock and disbelief at the incident, terming it as an ‘accident’. Read More

Bombay HC rules in favour of women, paves way for their entry in Shani Shingnapur Temple
Mumbai: In a ruling that challenges the age-old tradition, the Bombay High Court today paved way for women's entry in Shani Shingnapur Temple declaring that no law prevents women from entering places of worship. It further stated that there should be no gender discrimination as far as entering one is concerned. Read More

Chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ is against Islam, claims Darul Uloom Deoband fatwa
New Delhi: Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband today issued a fatwa against the chanting of slogan ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, saying ‘there is only one God in Islam’. Read More

Dantewada blast: Naxals put up deliberate ambush; shot 3 men
New Delhi: CRPF today said Naxals had planned a "deliberate ambush" and brutally killed seven of its troops, travelling to deliver a cooler for an ailing sniffer dog, in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada and an inquiry has been ordered to find out how the information of the "secret" movement was leaked.

International News

China defends blocking India's UN bid to ban JeM chief Azhar
Beijing, Apr 1 (PTI) China today defended its decision to once again block India's bid at the UN to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad chief and mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack Masood Azhar, saying that it acts on such issues based on facts and rules in an "objective and just manner".

Several injured as Gas Explosion rocks residential building in Central Paris
Paris: Five people were reported injured after an explosion rocked a residential building in central Paris on Friday. Meanwhile, French Police have confirmed that the explosion is not terror related, it appeared to have been caused by gas leak. Read More

Pakistan claims its nuclear programme is 'modest' compared to India
Washington: Amidst global concerns over the safety of its nuclear weapons, Pakistan today claimed that its "modest" nuclear programme was modest. Read More

Business News

Mallya's son Sidhartha steps down as UBHL director
New Delhi: Amid growing clamour for recovering over Rs 9,000 crore dues to banks by now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, Vijay Mallya-led United Breweries (Holdings) Ltd today said its non-executive, non-independent director Sidhartha V Mallya has vacated the office of director with effect from March 31.

Tata Steel eyes buying parts of Germany's ThyssenKrupp: report
Frankfurt: Tata Steel, which has announced it is putting its troubled British business up for sale, is in talks over the possible purchase of parts or all of ThyssenKrupp's European steel operations, a German newspaper reported today.

Entertainment News

Ki and Ka Movie Review
Director R.Balki is known for his penchant for subjects others fear to tread into. In his latest offing, Balki turns the tables and aims at busting the gender stereotype. Read More

Farida ji is a brilliant actress: Kulbhushan Kharbanda
New Delhi: Veteran actor Kulbhushan Kharbanda, who has teamed with Farida Jalal after a long time for YRF's short movie "Scandal Point", says she is a brilliant actress. The actors have collaborated for the Ankur Tewari directed love story, which narrates the story of a senior couple reliving their romantic college days when they used to drive up to a lover's point.

Sports News

Aussie women's vice captain Alex Brackwell sympathises with Kolkata flyover tragedy victims
Kolkata: Saddened by the flyover tragedy in Kolkata, Australia women's team vice-captain Alex Blackwell today condoled the death of several people in the incident ahead of their Women World Twenty20 cricket summit clash against the West Indies on Saturday. Read More

Saina reaches semi-final of the India Super Series
New Delhi: Defending champion Saina Nehwal took another step towards retaining her title when she played out of her skin to eke out a thrilling win over Korea's Sung Ji Hyun in the quarterfinals of the India Super Series here today.

India got basics wrong in semis: Shane Warne
"I backed India for the title before the tournament, but yesterday they did not do their basics right. The couple of no-balls and the dew cost them dearly,” said Warne at a ‘Monarch Cruise’ function in Mumbai on Friday. Read More

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