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19th July News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

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India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
Updated on: July 19, 2016 19:15 IST

National News

Apologise or face trial for blaming RSS for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination: SC tells Rahul Gandhi

The Supreme Court today asked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to apologise or face trial for blaming the Rashtriya Syawamsevak Sangh (RSS) for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Read More

Babus to face action for criticising govt on social media, suggest new rules in offing for govt servants
Government officials speaking out their mind on social media platforms may have to confront action if new rules proposed by the government go through. The govt, which is in plans to bring social media under the ambit of conduct rules for government officials, is set to bar Babus from using the platform to criticise the government. Read More

Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from BJP; AAP only option: Navjot Kaur
A day after Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the Rajya Sabha, his wife Navjot Kaur, who is an MLA in Punjab, said that her husband’s resignation from the Upper House definitely means he has left the saffron party. Read More

Delhi: Days after his arrest in bribery case, wife and daughter of graft accused Corporate Affairs BK Bansal found dead
Apprehended Director General of Corporate Affairs B K Bansal’s wife and daughter were today found dead at their residence in Madhu Vihar in east Delhi. Bansal’s wife Satyabala and daughter Neha (27) were found hanging in their flat, police said. Read More

No ban on newspapers in Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti tells I & B minister Naidu
Jammu and Kashmir government has told the Centre that there is no ban on publication of newspapers in the Valley, amid the alleged clampdown on media in Kashmir. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu spoke to Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti last night and sought details of the matter. Read More

Can transfer cases from J&K to other states, rules Supreme Court
The Supreme Court today said that it can transfer cases being adjudicated by the courts in Jammu and Kashmir to other states in pursuance of the right of citizens to access to justice under Article 21 of the Constitution. Read More

International News

ISIS claims responsibility for train assault by axe-wielding Afghan refugee in Germany
The Islamic State today claimed responsibility for the German train attack by an axe-weilding Afghan refugee. The claim was made by the online Amaq news agency of the terrorist group. Read More

Bus with Chinese tourists catches fire in Taiwan, killing 26
All 26 people on board were killed when a tour bus carrying them from China burst into flames on a busy highway near Taiwan's capital today,officials said. The accident took place on the No. 2 national highway in Taoyuan county, where the island's international airport is located, the county fire and rescue service said in a statement. Read More

Pak court orders freezing of Pervez Musharraf’s bank accounts, confiscation of his property
A special court in Pakistan has ordered authorities to freeze the bank accounts of former president Pervez Musharraf and confiscate his property. The court hearing treason charges against Pervez Musharraf passed the order after the former Army chief failed to appear despite repeated notices sent to him. Read More

Business News

Govt pumps Rs 23K crore lifeline into 13 public sector banks for FY17
The Ministry of Finance today allocated Rs 22,915 crore capital to as many as thirteen public sector banks including SBI, PNB and IOB to give a boost to their lending operations and ensure they step up credit. Read More

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos added to the star cast of 'Star Trek Beyond', to play an alien
Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO is all set to make a cameo in the upcoming sci-fi action film "Star Trek Beyond". The film’s producer JJ Abrams and director Justin Lin confirmed his appearance in interviews on Friday, according to The Guardian. Read More

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka effects reshuffle in top ranks post disappointing after poor Q1
Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka seems to be moving quickly to fix things after the disappointing April-June earnings that sent its share price plummeting by 9 per cent on Friday. The disappointment has resulted in a reshuffle in the company’s top deck, with Anup Uppadhayay, a veteran who served the company for 22 years, tendering his resignation. Read More

Entertainment News

Brand ‘Bhaijaan’: As ‘Sultan’ earns Rs 500 cr worldwide, here’s why Salman never fails at the box office
If Sachin Tendulkar is the ‘God of cricket’, Salman Khan is considered no less in stature himself, minus the controversies, of course.  At least a dozen actors, actresses, producers and singers reportedly owe their Bollywood careers to the ‘Bhaijaan’ of Bandra West. Read More

Tiger Shroff speaks up on the ‘Munna Michael’ controversy, says ‘I am not a thief’
It’s been a while that Tiger Shroff’s next project ‘Munna Michael’ has been making to the headlines for all the wrong reasons. It was reported that Tiger had allegedly stolen the script from city-based writer-director Kritik Kumar Pandey for ‘Munna Michael’. Read More

Priyanka Chopra rings in her 34th birthday with loads of love and gifts (see pics)
Actress Priyanka Chopra has been one of the most sought after actresses of the Hindi film industry. The diva always receives heaps of praises for her dedication towards work and also for her style statement. Read More

Sports News

‘Be careful what you wish for kid’, boxer Amir Khan warns Vijender Singh on Twitter
With rumours of a possible bout between British boxing star Amir Khan and Singh doing rounds following the latter’s recent Asian victory, Khan has now come out with a warning to the Indian boxing star through a tweet. Read More

Sachin Tendulkar lobbied Manohar Parrikar to save business ally’s swanky Mussoorie resort: report
Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar had reached out to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to settle a security dispute related to his business ally’s property in Landour, Mussoorie, that he frequently visits. Read More

China withdraws entry of Olympic champion duo
Olympic champion duo Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei will not be able to defend their women's doubles gold medal in next month's Rio Olympics as the China's National Olympic Committee (NOC) has withdrawn their entry. Tian and Zhao's place in the competition has been taken by their compatriots, world number 7 Luo Ying and Luo Yu.