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20th July News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important news stories

India TV News Desk [ Updated: July 20, 2016 19:39 IST ]
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National News

Mayawati ‘worse than a prostitute', says BJP’s UP vice-president; sacked from all party posts

Dayashankar Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s vice-president in Uttar Pradesh, was removed from all party posts hours after he blurted derogatory slurs against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, calling her “worse than a prostitute”. Read More

China raised procedural hurdles in India’s NSG bid, optimistic of persuading them: Sushma Swaraj in Lok Sabha
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today admitted that China had raised procedural hurdles to India’s bid for an entry into the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group and said that the government is hopeful of persuading China to drop its opposition. Read More

As Gujarat boils over Dalit violence, political parties look to make a killing
With Gujarat on the boil following the assault on a group of Dalits for allegedly skinning the flesh of a dead cow in the state's Una district, Union Home minister Rajnath Singh today condemned the incident and said adequate action has been taken in the matter. Read More

As Parliament discusses Una Dalit assault, Rahul Gandhi hits ‘sleep’ mode
On a day of heated debates over alleged atrocities against Dalits in Gujarat’s Una district, Rahul Gandhi left the Congress party rather embarrassed in Parliament today. While the footage (not more than a few seconds) appeared indefensible, Congress party jumped to the defence of the heir apparent. Read More

Recent events in Kashmir tragic, cannot forsake our people: Sonia Gandhi
Congress president Sonia Gandhi today said that the recent events in Kashmir are “tragic” and pose a grave challenge to the country. The Congress president also asked the Centre not to obliterate the distinction between the civilians and the terrorists and separatists. Read More

International News

Kashmir not an internal matter of India, says Nawaz Sharif; asks New Delhi to hold plebiscite
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said that Kashmir was not an internal matter of India and asked new Delhi to hold a plebiscite there to respect the “rights” of Kashmiris. Sharif also took the opportunity to accuse India of committing human rights violations in the Valley. Read More

Republican Party formally nominates Donald Trump for President
The Republican Party on Tuesday officially nominated real estate magnate Donald John Trump as presidential candidate for November general elections in the United States. Donald Trump received the majority of the votes cast and got selected as the Republican Party nominee of the president of the United States. Read More

Turkey officially requests US to extradite coup mastermind Fethullah Gulen
Turkey has officially requested the US govt for the extradition of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who was accused by Ankara of plotting a failed military coup. This comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the possible extradition of Gulen during a telephonic conversation with Barack Obama. Read More

Business News

SC orders Supertech to deposit Rs 5 cr compensation for Noida home buyers
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed real estate developer Supertech to deposit Rs 5 crore by July 25 as part of refund to be paid to home buyers in its Emerald Court project in Noida. Read More

It was baptism by fire: D Subbarao on his early months as RBI Governor
Recounting his early months as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 2008, D Subbarao today said that “it was baptism by fire.” Recalling those days, Subbarao said  that it was a  time when Lehman Brothers had  collapsed which pushed the global financial sector into a "near death" experience. Read More

IMF trims India’s GDP growth to 7.4 per cent for two consecutive financial years
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed India’s GDP growth by 0.1 percentage point to 7.4 per cent for two consecutive financial years i.e. 2016-17 and 2017-18. The Indian economy was earlier projected to grow by 7.5 per cent in both these financial years. Read More

Entertainment News

Out of Sultan’s Rs 500 cr earnings, YRF & Salman may have made around Rs 170 cr
It already has many feathers on its success cap and yesterday the Bollywood release of Eid ‘Sultan’ added another. In just 12 days since its release on July 06, this Salman Khan starrer earned over Rs 500 crores globally. Read More

Trolls didn’t even spare Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s Munni, Harshaali faces wrath after she calls Katrina ‘Auntie’
Remember the little munchkin Munni in Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’? The cutie pie Harshaali Malhotra, has once again made to the headlines, however, not for a pretty good reason. Harshaali was recently trolled on social networking site Facebook and the reason was actress Katrina Kaif. Read More

A Rajinikanth joke again only this time it’s true: Twitteratti find something amazing about ‘Kabali’
There are still a few days before the release of superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ but the excitement of fans is touching new high each day. Fans of the ‘Thaliava’ are eager to catch the first day screening of the movie which releases on July 22. Read More

Sports News

Indian hockey legend Mohammed Shahid passes away at the age of 56
Indian hockey legend Mohammad Shahid, who was a part of a team that won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, today passed away at a hospital in Gurgaon after a severe liver condition and kidney failure. Read More

Did Sachin Tendulkar lobby for friend involved in ‘scam bigger than Adarsh’?
Reports of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar meeting Defence minister Manohar Parrikar to lobby for a friend who was stuck in a dispute with a Defence Research & Development Organisation institute in the picturesque town of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand shook several of his fans. Read More

Indian boys' squad for Asian Schools Rugby
Asian Schools Sports Federation (ASSF) is hosting the 2nd Asian School Rugby Sevens at Hong Kong from July 22 to 26, and for the very first time an Indian under 18 boys team is to take part in the event under the aegis of School Games Federation of India (SGFI).

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