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

Important news stories

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 16, 2016 19:31 IST ]
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National News

Nabam Tuki resigns as Arunachal Pradesh CM; Pema Khandu to take charge

Congress legislator Pema Khandu, son of former Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, is all set to replace Nabam Tuki as the next Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh as the later has put forth his resignation. Both Tuki and Khandu today met Governor Tathagata Roy and the former CM tendered his resignation from the post. Read More

Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch, kills three militants
Army today foiled an infiltration bid and killed three militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. On Friday morning a group of terrorists tried to infiltrate from across the international border in the Poonch sector but the attempt was foiled by the security forces. Read More

Centre, states must work in close coordination to ensure development: PM Modi tells CMs
PM Modi today said that the Centre and States have to walk shoulder to shoulder for development of the country. Addressing the eleventh meeting of the Inter-State Council in New Delhi, convened after a gap of 10 years, Modi said, development is possible only when the states and Centre work in close coordination. Read More

Sedition case filed against Asaduddin Owaisi for offering legal aid to ISIS suspects
A sedition case was filed against AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi over his statement that he would provide legal aid to ISIS suspects. Owaisi had recently stoked a controversy with his remark that he will provide legal help to five city-based persons, who were recently arrested by NIA. Read More

Don’t visit Turkey until normalcy returns, Sushma Swaraj tells Indian nationals
Foreign Minister Sushma swaraj today asked Indian nationals not to visit Turkey until normalcy returns to that country. Sushma’s advice comes in the wake of violence in Turkey that claimed lives of more than 190 people including 104 military coup plotters. Read More

Heavy rainfall disrupts Badrinath pilgrimage, next 48 hours crucial
Heavy rains lashed most parts of Uttarakhand today, affecting normal life and disrupting pilgrimage to Badrinath. The MeT department forecast very heavy rains over the next 48 hours in the mountainous areas of the state especially the disaster-prone Pithoragarh, Uttarkashi, Chamoliand Rudraprayag districts. Read More

International News

161 killed in Turkey coup attempt, President Erdogan reasserts control
Forces loyal to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today quashed a coup attempt with authorities arresting thousands of people as and the President vowing those responsible "will pay a heavy price for their treason to Turkey." Read More

ISIS claims responsibility for truck attack in France's Nice
Dreaded terror group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the deadly truck attack in French resort city of Nice on Thursday. In a statement via its Amaq news service, ISIS said one of its "soldiers" carried out the attack on Thursday night "in response to calls to target nations of coalition states that are fighting ISIS". Read More

Burhan Wani is a ‘martyr’, July 19 to be observed as ‘black day’, says Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday declared slain Hizbul Mujahideen poster boy Burhan Wani as a “martyr” and said July 19 will be observed as black day to express solidarity with people in Kashmir. Read More

Business News

Mumbai court issues NBW against Vijay Mallya in AAI cheque bounce case
A metropolitan court in suburban Andheri today issued a non-bailable warrant against liquor baron Vijay Mallya in a case of cheque bouncing filed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). On May 7, Magistrate AA Laulkar had directed Mallya to appear before the court today failing which it will issue a NBW. Read More

RBI directs banks to exchange upto 20 soiled currency notes free of charge
In an effort to provide better services to customers, the Reserve Bank of India today asked banks to swap up to 20 pieces of soiled currency notes with a maximum value of Rs 5,000 over the counter without charging a penny. Read More

Market rebound 710 points this week on strong global cues
Stocks: Strong global cues and inherent domestic market strength led the benchmark Sensex to rally by 709.60 points to finish the week at 27,836.50, while broader Nifty gained 218.20 points to conclude at 8,541.40.

Entertainment News

Joined and verified: Katrina joins social media, gives amazing gift to fans on her birthday
The long over due task has finally been done. Actress Katrina Kaif who managed to stay away from the virtual world of social media has finally joined Facebook. Katrina now has a verified page of herself on the social media platform. Read More

Pak model Qandeel Baloch dies after being strangulated by her brother in Multan
Pakistani model and actress Qandeel Baloch has reportedly been killed by her own brother. Qandeel, has been strangulated to death in Multan, suggested reports. It was earlier reported that she has been shot but police officials confirmed that she suffocate to death by strangulation. Read More

Salman Khan confirms he is working in Marathi movie but doesn’t reveal much about role
Superstar Salman Khan will now be seen in a Marathi film ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji’. The 50 year old star confirmed the news at a press meet held yesterday to celebrate the success of his latest release ‘Sultan’. The movie is produced by Riteish Deshmukh. Read More

Sports News

All 149 Indian athletes in Turkey safe: Sports minister Vijay Goel
Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said that all 149 Indian athletes participating in the World School Games at Trabzon in Turkey are safe. Goel’s statement comes in the wake of  an attempted military coup in Turkey  in which over  190 people have died. Read More

Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna seal Davis Cup play-off place with easy win
Veteran Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna outclassed the Korean pair of Seong Chan Hong and Hong Chung in straight sets to guide India to the Davis World Group Play-offs as the hosts took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie, here today. Read More

Alastair Cook breaks Sunil Gavaskar’s 29-year-old record
Just a month after surpassing Sachin Tendulkar to become the world’s youngest batsman to complete 10,000 Test runs, England skipper Alastair Cook overhauled former India captain Sunil Gavaskar to score most runs as a Test opener. Read More

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