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8th July News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important news stories

India TV News Desk Updated on: July 08, 2016 19:55 IST
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National News

Reports of NSG team visiting Bangladesh are ‘false’: India

India has denied reports of its National Security Gaurd (NSG)  team visiting Bangladesh to study the recent terrorist attacks in that country. External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup, who is currently in South Africa accompanying Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said,"Just to clarify, reports of an NSG team visiting Bangladesh are false." Read More

More trouble for Kejriwal's top bureaucrat, CBI confirms voice samples of Rajendra Kumar
In what may be seen as a major breakthrough against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s ex-principal secretary Rajendra Kumar, the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) forensic lab (CFSL) today confirmed the voice samples of Kumar implicating him of improperiety. Read More

Maha Cabinet: Fadnavis inducts 11 new ministers including 2 from Shiv Sena
Maharshtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today inducted 11 new faces including Two Shiv Sena MLAs, putting to rest the speculation whether the Uddhav Thackeray-led party would be part of the exercise in the wake of growing strain between the two ruling partners. Read More

Another top cop ends his life in Karnataka in a week, names politician in note
Another Karnataka police officer committed suicide on Thursday at Madikeri in Kodagu district of the state, police said. M K  Ganapathy (51), who was facing multiple probes owing to corruption, committed suicide on Thursday evening at a lodge in Madikeri in Kodagu district. Read More

HC grants bail to Hardik Patel in sedition case, asks him to leave Gujarat for six months
The Gujarat High Court today granted bail to Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel who had been lodged in a Surat jail over two cases of sedition registered against him. However, the court, while granting bail to the Patidar said that he will have stay out of the state for next six months. Read More

Under fire for sharing stage with Zakir Naik, Digvijaya rakes up Rajnath's alleged meeting with Pragya Thakur
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who came under fire after a video that showing him sharing dais with controversial preacher Zakir Naik, today hit back at BJP raking up the issue of Rajnath Singh's alleged meeting with 2008 Malegaon blast accused Pragya Thakur. Read More

International News

Dallas shooting: Snipers kill 5 police officers during protest; 7 injured
At least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas today, killing five officers and injuring six others, police said. Earlier today, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said the fourth suspect had died. Read More

PM Modi thanks S. Africa for supporting NSG bid, emphasizes on industry-to-industry ties
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held talks with South African President Jacob Zuma on a wide range of issues aimed at boosting ties in the African continent, particularly in the economic sphere. Read More

12 Pakistanis among 19 arrested for Saudi attacks including Medina: report
Twelve Pakistani nationals are among the 19 people arrested in Saudi Arabia in connection with the suicide attacks on Monday, including one near Islam's second-holiest site in the city of Medina, an AFP report said today quoting the kingdom's Interior Ministry. Read More

Business News

Fugitive from India, Vijay Mallya makes public appearance at F1 event in Britain. See Pics
Vijay Mallya, head of the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines and an accused in a bank loan fraud case in India, today made a public appearance in the United Kingdom to attend the team bosses’ press conference ahead of the Formula 1 British Grand. Read More

Government may extend tax payment deadline for black money holders, to allow EMIs
The government is considering an extension of the deadline for declaration of black money and also has accepted the industry request for tax being paid in instalments. "The government is favourably considering to extend the tax payment deadline as it understands the liquidity crunch around November," a top official told PTI. Read More

Pay more for pizzas and burgers in Kerala, courtesy govt’s new 14.5 pc 'fat tax'
A visit to God’s own country could be taxing, especially if you are a junk food freak. In a first-of-its-kind move for an Indian state, the Kerala government today introduced a ‘fat tax’ on consumers eating junk food items, which includes pizzas, burgers, pastas and more, that are sold through branded restaurants. Read More

Entertainment News

Salman Khan starrer 'Sulatan'mints Rs 73.74 cr in two days, to enter in 100 crore club by today
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s recent release ‘Sultan’, which was one of the most avidly awaited movies of the year, is doing wonders at the box office. The movie became the highest opening grosser of the year, with a collection of Rs. 36.54 cr on first day. Read More

Zarine Khan starts shooting of Aksar 2
Hate Story 3 actress Zarine Khan, known for her innocent looks and beauty, will be seen next in Anant Mahadevan's directorial venture Aksar 2. Aksar 2 is sequel of the movie Aksar, released in 2006 under the direction of Anant Mahadevan featuring Emraan Hashmi, Dino Morea and Udita Goswami in lead roles. Read More

Amidst reports of divorce, Malaika Arora celebrates Eid with Arbaaz Khan and family
Actress Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan’s troubled married life has been creating a lot of buzz these days. It has been reported that the couple has called off their 17 years of marriage. Amidst the divorce rumours, Malaika was spotted celebrating Eid with Arbaaz and his family. Read More

Sports News

Wimbledon 2016: Indian challenge ends as Leander Paes-Martina Hingis knocked out of mixed doubles
India's miserable campaign at the Wimbledon ended as defending mixed doubles champions Leander Paes and Martina Hingis were knocked out in the third round by scratch pair of Britain's Heather Watson and Finland's Henri Kontinen, who played their first match together. Read More

Happy birthday Dada! 7 facts about Sourav Ganguly you would love to know
Fondly known as Dada, the former Indian captain, turns 44 today. He is the only cricketer who made a memorable Test debut with a century at Lord's in 1996, went on to claim 11 wins from 28 away Tests, a record by any Indian captain. Read More

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