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16th June News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: June 16, 2016 19:50 IST
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National News-

20-yr-old JeM operative who directed Pathankot attack flees from Pakistan

Motivated by Pakistan's lackluster track record, a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operative who allegedly gave directions over phone to the terrorists during the attack on the Pathankot airbase has reportedly managed to flee to Afghanistan from Pakistan. Read more

Remove fear of harassment among taxpayers, PM Modi tells officials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on the need of removing fear of harassment from the minds of taxpayers and focus on five pillars of administration -- revenue, accountability, probity, information and digitisation (RAPID). Read more.

Centre cancels FCRA licence of Teesta Setalvad's NGO Sabrang Trust

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has today cancelled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence of Teesta Setalvad's NGO Sabrang Trust. Read more.

Monsoon in India delayed further, expected to hit after June 20: IMD

The onset of the southwest monsoon over Kerala, which signals the arrival of monsoon over the Indian subcontinent, will be delayed by a week, according to the weather department. Read more.

Sheila Dikshit could be Congress’ choice of CM nominee in Uttar Pradesh: Report

Speculations are rife the Congress is planning to make three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit the party's chief ministerial nominee for next year's Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh. Read more.

Bihar exam scam part II: Examiners awarded pass marks to 30 students who submitted blank answer sheets

Barely days after the infamous board exam muddle, another major scam has come into light in Bihar, much to the embarrassment of the Nitish Kumar government in the state over the shoddy state of affairs in its education system. Read more.

International News-

China could support India's NSG bid if New Delhi 'played by rules': Chinese State media

Chinese official media today acknowledged that New Delhi is "inching closer" to get membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group but warned that it may break the nuclear balance between India and Pakistan. Read more.

Ties with Sri Lanka moved ahead after President Sirisena took over: Indian High Commissioner

Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka YK Sinha today said that India's ties with its southern neighbor Sri Lanka moved ahead after Maithripala Sirisena replaced Mahinda Rajapaksa in January 2015 as the President of Sri Lanka. Read more.

Fresh attack on minorities in B’desh: Hindu lecturer attacked, Hindu priest threatened

In yet another attack on a Hindu in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, a 50-year-old Mathematics lecturer at the Nazimuddin Government University College, was hacked with lethal weapons by the attackers who stormed his residence in Madaripur in southwestern Bangladesh on Wednesday. Read more.

'Pakistan would need US approval to buy F-16s from Jordan'

If American officials are to be belived, Pakistan will have to seek US approval before it purchases F-16 fighter jets from Jordan. Read more.

Business News-

Gold hits Rs 30,000-mark on global cues, jewellers buying

Gold prices surged by Rs. 580 today to trade above the Rs. 30,000-mark at Rs. 30,250 per 10 gram, its highest level in over five weeks at the bullion market, largely in tandem with firming global trend. Read more.

Airtel announces India’s first Open Network initiative

Bharti Airtel has announced a new initiative to address the countries call drop issue. The national network transformation initiative is named as ‘Open Network’ under Project Leap. Read more.

Black Money: Automated Information Exchange with Switzerland seen by 2018

Seeking to enhance cooperation to fight the black money menace, India and Switzerland on Wednesday said a team would soon visit the Alpine nation to expedite pending information requests on Indians with Swiss bank accounts, while an automatic exchange of details would begin in 2018. Read more.

Entertainment News-

‘Not in bad light’: Punjab and Haryana HC clears ‘Udta Punjab’ for release on Friday

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a petition seeking a stay on the release of ‘Udta Punjab’, paving way for its release on June 17. Read more.

Please wait till Saturday before downloading ‘Udta Punjab’, requests Anurag Kashyap

It seems like the movie ‘Udta Punjab’ will be etched in the memory of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for years to come. After securing the release of ‘Udta Punjab’ on June 17, co-producer Kashyap got a major blow after the movie was leaked online. Read more.

Mumbai police decide on not filing FIR against Tanmay Bhat for mocking Sachin, Lata

Stand up comedian Tanmay Bhat’s Snapchat video which started a truck load of controversies a few weeks ago, is in news again. But, unlike the previous times, this time the news doesn’t shout trouble for Bhat. According to media reports, the Mumbai police have decided not to register an FIR against Bhat. Read more.

Sports News-

India’s Zimbabwe whitewash makes M S Dhoni second most successful ODI captain

Adding yet another feather to his cap, Team India’s limited-over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the second most successful captain in ODI cricket as he joined former Australian skipper Allan Border to win 107 ODI matches. Read more.

Virat Kohli is a phenomenal batsman and a treat to watch, Says Richard Hadlee

India's Test captain Virat Kohli is a "phenomenal player and a treat to watch", feels legendary New Zealand fast bowler Richard Hadlee. Read more.

New Zealand Cricket drops Billy Bowden from international panel

Veteran umpire Billy Bowden's international career may well be over as New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Thursday demoted him to the national panel. Read more.

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