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21st July News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

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India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
Updated on: July 21, 2016 19:56 IST

National News

Bhagwant Mann posts video from home to Parliament, reveals crucial security details in the process

Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann came under attack for doing a Facebook live where he recorded his journey from his home to parliament, including the security checks. In the video, Mann is even heard narrating the security procedures that Members of Parliament are subjected to while entering the Parliament building. Read More

Pakistan ‘trying to destabilise situation in India’, Home Minister Rajnath Singh tells Parliament
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today thanked all political parties for being united on the issue of Kashmir. Speaking on the Kashmir unrest in Lok Sabha, Singh once again slammed Pakistan for trying to destabilise the situation in India. Read More

‘Refrain from deplorable meddling in our internal affairs’: India tells Pakistan
In a strongly worded statement, India on Thursday asked Pakistan to stop inciting and supporting violence and terrorism in any part of the country.  A spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, that events to mark ‘Kashmir's Accession to Pakistan Day’ (July 19) and  'Black Day' (July 20) in Pakistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) “were led by UN-designated terrorists.” Read More

PM Modi reiterates India’s support to Bangladesh in fight against terrorism, promises all possible help
PM Modi today reiterated India’s support to Bangladesh to fight terrorism and promised all possible help in this regard. In a statement while inaugurating Petrapole Integrated checkpost, along with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, Modi condemned the recent attacks in Dhaka and said, “You should not consider yourself alone in the fight against terrorism, you have complete support of India.” Read More

Am like a goddess for the backward classes of India: Mayawati on Lucknow protest
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today said that she was like a goddess for the backward classes of India which was why people were protesting in large numbers over former UP BJP leader Dayashankar Singh’s offensive remarks against her. Read More

India moving tanks near Chinese border may hurt investments: State media
Chinese state-run media has criticised India’s decision to deploy battle tanks near the Indo-China border saying it ‘could lead to misunderstandings and impact the flow of Chinese investment into the country’. Read More

International News

Turkey declares three-month state of emergency after failed coup
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency following Friday night's failed army coup. Speaking at the presidential palace in Ankara, Erdogan said that the measure was being taken to counter threats to Turkish democracy and wasn't intended to curb basic freedoms. Read More

No Brexit talks until ‘our objectives are clear’: British PM Theresa May
Newly appointed British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the UK will not start exit talks with the European Union until ‘our objectives are clear’ and that won't be this year. May said Britain won't invoke Article 50 of the EU constitution, triggering formal exit talks, this year. Read More

Melania Trump's speech writer apologises for copying phrases from Michelle Obama's 2008 address
An aide for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took responsibility for copying portions of First Lady Michelle Obama's 2008 address for Melania Trump's convention speech on Monday. A statement distributed on Wednesday by the campaign featured an apology from Meredith McIver and an offer of resignation. Read More

Business News

Need mix of fiscal, monetary policies to deal with Brexit: FM
India has underlined the need for a judicious mix of fiscal, monetary and structural policies by major economies to deal with the heightened uncertainty on account of Brexit. "Governments, Central Banks and regulators have to mitigate the pressure of such vulnerabilities through judicious mix of fiscal, monetary and structural policies," Jaitley said in his speech at the meeting of the Board of Governors of the New Development Bank (NDB).

Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance receive maximum complaints on quality of services
Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Communications have received the maximum consumer complaints about poor service and call drops in the last three years and the trend continues. Read More

KickassTorrents officially shuts down, founder arrested in Poland
If you are among those who used KickassTorrents (KAT) as one of your primary sources for downloading movies, music, and more, you need to start looking for alternatives. The alleged owner of the popular torrent site has been arrested by the US government in Poland and the website has been taken down. Read More

Entertainment News

Priyanka Chopra reveals the ‘best part’ of doing ‘Baywatch’
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has become an international star now.  The actress, after winning accolades in Bollywood, has successfully proved her worth in Hollywood too. Her American series ‘Quantico’ has been loved by the audience. And now PeeCee is all set to make her Hollywood movie debut with ‘Baywatch’. Read More

Deepika Padukone quashes reports of engagement with Ranveer Singh with an EPIC reply
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone has been one of the most talked about celeb couples of Bollywood. Lately, there have been rumours that Ranveer and Deepika got engaged secretly. The reports spread like fire in the forest. Read More

Post divorce, is Hrithik Roshan holidaying with ex-wife Sussanne? Here’s the truth
Actor Hrithik Roshan’s personal life caught a lot of media glare after he called off his 13 years marriage with wife Sussanne. Their divorce came as a rude shock for everyone as Hrithik-Sussanne were considered as the perfect couple of tinselvile. Read More

Sports News

Ind vs WI, 1st test: India win toss, opt to bat first
India won the toss and elected to bat in the first test match against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua here on Thursday. The Antigua turf has a cover of grass which should assist the seamers. The spinners would come into the act on the 3rd or 4th day of the match. Read More

CAS upholds ban on Russian athletes from participating in 2016 Rio Olympics
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today dismissed an appeal filed by Russia against a ban imposed by athletics governing body the IAAF over state-run doping in the country. “CAS rejects the claims/appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and 68 Russian athletes,” the arbitration court said in a statement. Read More

India likely to go with five men bowling attack against West Indies
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has said that his team wouldlook to play "attacking cricket" preferably with "five specialist bowlers" to set the tone in the the four-match Test series against the West Indies. Read More