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2nd May News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk Updated on: May 02, 2016 20:19 IST

National News-

India counters Italy's claim saying UN court has asked India to release detained Italian marine

A UN arbitration court has held that the Italian marine detained in India on charges of having killed two fishermen should be released and allowed to return home, the Italian Foreign ministry said today. The marine, Salvatore Girone, has been detained in Delhi for more than four years now. Read more.

In the dock over Rs 9,000 cr bad loans, Vijay Mallya quits as Rajya Sabha member

Facing a string of accusations ranging from money laundering to loan fraud, beleaguered industrialist Vijay Mallya today tendered his resignation as a member of the Rajya Sabha. Read more.

Agusta Westland scam: CBI quizzes former IAF chief SP Tyagi

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)  is interrogating former IAF chief SP Tyagi in connection with its probe into the AgustaWestland choppers deal, as the agency plans to confront him with new evidence and documents. Read more.

Nitish Kumar arrested for allegedly throwing slipper at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

The Bihar police today arrested a man for allegedly throwing a slipper at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Incidentally, the youth involved in the act also goes by the name of Nitish Kumar. Read more.

Uttarakhand forest fire: Over 90 pc fire doused, situation to be in total control in 2 days, says Javadekar

Union minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar today said that over 90 per cent of the forest fire that has engulfed large swathes of the state has now been controlled. The situation would be under total control in the next two days, he added. Read more.

Delhi records hottest day of the season as temperature breaches 46 degree mark

Experiencing another blistering day, the national capital today reeled under scorching heat, recording its hottest day of the season with temperature breaching in excess of 46 degree Celsius. Read more.

International News-

Indian-origin Siddhartha Dhar a senior commander of ISIS: Report

Indian-origin Islamic State terrorist from Britain Siddhartha Dhar, dubbed as the “New Jihadi John”, is a senior commander of the dreaded outfit, according to a media report. Read more.

Can’t allow China to ‘rape’ our country, says Donald Trump

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has once again criticised the US trade deficit with China by using the term ‘rape’ to describe it. Read more.

Business News-

Amid row over VVIP choppers scam, govt defers approval to AgustaWestland’s FDI in Indian JV

The impact of the row over alleged kickbacks in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal has been witnessed in Parliament and the impact is now visible on other activities proposed by the company in India as well. Read more.

Jabong parent gets 300 Million euro funding

Global Fashion Group (GFG), parent company of online fashion portal Jabong, has secured a funding of EUR 300 million (about Rs. 2,282 crores) from Rocket Internet. Read more.

Flipkart investor Accel to raise $500 million to fund Indian start-ups

Accel, one of the most prolific venture investors in the country, is all set to raise $400-500 million India-focused fund. Read more.

Entertainment News-

True Gentleman: Hrithik comes to Kangana’s rescue after Twitteratti labelled her ‘characterless’

Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan is locked in a legal spat these days with his ‘Krrish’ co-star Kanagna Ranaut. The case is getting murkier with each passing day as the two continue to make startling revelations about each other in the war of words. But it seems, Hrithik hasn’t forgotten his gentleman traits yet. Read more.

She does it again! Deepika Padukone walks out of movie opposite Salman Khan

When buzz of a movie starring actors Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone saw the light of the day, it made cine buffs exhilarated. Everyone lauded this casting coup which brought together two of the biggest stars of Bollywood. But, this happiness was short lived. Latest rumours have it that Deepika has reportedly walked out of the movie which was to be helmed by Kabir Khan. Read more.

Sports News-

Indian weightlifters earn two quota places for Rio Olympics

 Indian weightlifters earned two quota places for Rio Olympics - one each in men's and women's sections - at the recently-concluded Senior Asian Championships at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Read more.

England batsman James Taylor thought he was 'going to die'

Former England batsman James Taylor, who was forced to retire due to a serious heart condition, said he first believed that he was "going to die". Read more.

IPL 2016: Another blow for Pune, now Steven Smith heads home with wrist injury

Rising Pune Supergiants' injury woes refuses to die down as Australian captain Steven Smith became their latest casualty when he was ruled ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League today because of a wrist problem. Read more.


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