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26th July News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important news stories

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 26, 2016 20:12 IST ]
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National News

Antrix-Devas deal: PMO panicked after 2G scam surfaced, says former ISRO chief

Former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair, who is under scanner for irregularities in the Antrix-Devas spectrum deal has said that there was nothing wrong in his decision and it only came under probe because PMO acted panicky after 2G spectrum scam surfaced. Read More

Irom Sharmila to end 16-year-old fast, will contest elections from Manipur
Irom sharmila, the iconic activist who has been on a fast for the past 16 years demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), today announced that she will break her fast and contest elections in Manipur. Read More

7th pay commission: No annual increment for non-performing employees
The Seventh Pay Commission has recommended that the non-performing Central government employees will not get annual increment if their performance is not up to the mark. The Commission has also recommended introduction of the Performance Related Pay (PRP) for all categories of central government employees. Read More

Fresh twist to Dadri lynching case, Akhlaq’s son claims ‘beef’ samples were planted to frame family
The family of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was allegedly lynched by a mob in September last year on a suspicion that he had consumed and stored beef, on Tuesday said that the reported ‘beef’ samples were not recovered from their home and were part of a conspiracy to frame the family. Read More

Can’t allow Jallikattu just because it is a 5,000-year old tradition: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court today observed that the popular bull taming sport Jallikattu cannot be allowed just because it is a 5,000-year-old tradition and made it clear it will only be decided legally whether it can continue. Read More

Kupwara encounter: Capturing terrorist alive big achievement, says Rijiju after arrest of alleged Pakistani intruder
Four militants were today killed and another apprehended by security forces during an encounter in Naugam sector near the LoC in Kupwara district of Kashmir. Reports say that the arrested terrorist is a citizen of Pakistan. Read More

International News

Two attackers 'neutralized', one hostage killed in France church attack
One hostage and two hostage-takers were killed in northern France after an incident at a church near the Normandy city of Rouen on Tuesday. The attackers  killed one hostage by slitting their throat before being neutralised by police, a security official said. Read More

At least 10 killed in suicide attack on peacekeepers’ base in Somalia
At least 10 people, including seven U.N. guards, were killed today when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu's airport including the one at African Union’s main peacekeeping base in Somalian capital. Read More

International court rules against India for cancellation of Devas-Antrix deal, Rs 6,700 crore penalty in offing
The International Tribunal in The Hague has ruled against India for cancelling a deal involving two satellites and the spectrum deal with Devas Multimedia. The country may also be fined USD 1 billion (approx Rs 6,700 crore). Read More

Japan: The attacker who killed 19 disabled demands Rs 33 crore and plastic surgery to lead normal life
The young Japanese man, who went on a stabbing rampage at a facility for the mentally disabled killing 19 people and injuring dozens on Tuesday, had written a letter to Parliament outlining his bloody plan and demanding all disabled people should be put to death. Read More

Business News

Flipkart acquires Jabong in Rs 470 cr all-cash deal, is now India's biggest fashion e-tailer
In a bid to further consolidate its position as the undisputed e-commerce market leader in India, Flipkart Ltd has acquired online fashion portal Jabong through its online fashion marketplace Myntra. Read More

Pokémon Go craze makes women quit job to become a full-time player
The Pokémon Go craze has gone global and some entrepreneurs believe that they can make a lot of money from the game. A 26-year-old woman in the UK has quit her teaching job to become Britain's first full-time Pokemon Go player as she believes that she will make a lot of money from the popular augmented reality game. Read More

Sensex slips from 11-month high ahead of Fed, BoJ meets
Market benchmark Sensex broke below the 28,000-mark today after sliding 119 points as investors booked profits in recent winners amid caution ahead of key meetings of central banks in the US and Japan. The broader NSE Nifty also failed to maintain the key 8,600-level.

Entertainment News

5 days, Rs 200 crores: Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ is smashing box office records like a BOSS!
It has only been five days since the release of superstar Rajinikanth’s latest relase ‘Kabali’ but the frenzy surrounding it refuses to fade away. It is this fandom which has helped the movie earn Rs 205 crores worldwide in just 5 days. In India, the movie earned Rs 128 crores in the opening weekend itself. Read More

Veere Di Wedding: Swara Bhaskar asked to lose weight for Sonam-Kareena Kapoor starrer
Mumbai: Bollywood actors are often seen experimenting with their looks to get into the skin of the character. The recent actors to do so are Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and  Randeep Hooda, who lost and gained weight for their respective movies. Read More

Mastani meets Sultan: Deepika Padukone to feature in Salman Khan’s ‘Tubelight’
New Delhi: Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone is all set to star opposite superstar Salman Khan in his upcoming movie Tubelight, said the latest media reports. Interestingly, the speculations of Salman and Deepika pairing for a movie have been doing the rounds of media from quite a long time. Read More

Sports News

Second jolt to India's Rio dreams: After Narsingh Yadav, shot putter Inderjeet Singh fails dope test; cries conspiracy
Inderjeet Singh, the Rio-bound shot putter from Haryana, has failed a dope test as his 'A' sample returned positive for a banned substance. Inderjeet tested positive for a banned steroid and he has been informed by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). His out-of-competition test was done on June 22. Read More

Spinning magic, R Ashwin back as No. 1 Test bowler, acquires top spot in all-rounders rankings too
It took months for another bowler to push down Ravichandran Ashwin to number two position in the Test rankings for bowlers. On the other hand, five days is all it took for the star Indian off-spinner to climb back up and reclaim the top spot. Read More

The journey of SSP Chawrasia: From a caddie to the Rio Olympics
Star golfer and current Indian Open champion Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia, famous as SSP Chawrasia, will represent India at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as the sport makes its return to the quadrennial sporting extravaganza after a gap of 112 years. Read More

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