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29th July News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

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Gurgaon Updated on: July 29, 2016 19:50 IST

National News

Political slugfest begins as waterlogged Gurgaon leaves thousands stranded

It has been over 18 hours but traffic on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway is still crawling after incessant rainfall led to waterlogging in several parts of the city, leaving commuters stranded for hours. Read more

Govt lists GST Bill for consideration and passage in Rajya Sabha next week

After taking almost all opposition parties including the Congress on board the issue of the much-awaited GST Bill’s passage in the Rajya Sabha, the government today finally listed the legislation for consideration and passage in the Upper House’s agenda for the next week. Read more

Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh arrested in Bihar for derogatory remarks against Mayawati

After being on the run for over a week, expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, whose derogatory remarks against BSP chief Mayawati caused a huge uproar, was arrested on Friday in Bihar's Buxar. Read more

India played a role in killing of Osama Bin Laden, hints former Deputy NSA

In a sensational disclosure, former deputy National Security Advisor of India Dr S D Pradhan has hinted that India played a crucial role in locating Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan which consequently led to his killing by the US Navy SEALs. Read more

BJP MP Anurag Thakur joins Territorial Army as Lieutenant, enters Parliament in army fatigues

The Bharatiya Janata Party MP and Board Of Control For Cricket In India president Anurag Thakur was today commissioned into the territorial army as a lieutenant by Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag. Read more

International News

Donald Trump wants 'us to fear the future': Hillary Clinton

On the final day of the Democratic National Convention today, Hillary Clinton accepted the party’s nomination for November presidential election. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state came on stage to accept her party's nomination as president of the United States. Read more

Locals burn Pakistan’s flag as protests escalate against rigged polls in PoK

The demonstrations in the entire Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) against rigged polls escalated on Friday with locals burning the flag of Pakistan and demanding fresh elections and monitoring by a neutral party. Read more

Setback for India, no permanent seat at UNSC this year

India suffered a setback in its quest for securing a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) this year.Quashing Indian hopes, the UN General Assembly has decided to roll over discussions on reforming the world body's top organ to its next session. Read more

Business News

FDI inflows registered 53pc hike in last two years: Arun Jaitley

India saw a record 53 per cent increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the last two years owing to steps taken to foster growth, investment climate, price stability and fiscal prudence, the government told the Lok Sabha today. Read more

Govt eyes Aadhaar-enabled smartphones to ease access to govt services for masses

Science-fiction movie scenarios may soon come to real life, courtesy the government’s new plans to link public welfare schemes to smartphones. A new system in the works could soon make true a scenario where a user shows his smartphone at the pension office, your identification is checked instantly through your identity details on your smartphone and the pension credited directly to the user’s account. Read more

In major shake-up, Flipkart asks 700-1000 ‘under-performing’ employees to resign or take severance pay

Soon after the Jabong acquisition, India’s giant e-commerce player Flipkart has now asked its under-performing employees to either resign or be sent off with severance pay. Read more

Entertainment News

Lavish Audi and ‘Dhamaal’ party: Here’s how Sanjay Dutt celebrated his 57th birthday

Actor Sanjay Dutt who turns 57 today has a blast last night. The actor’s wife Manyata Dutt gifted him an AUDI Q7 and threw a lavish party to celebrate the big day of her love of the life.  Read more

Akshay after Hrithik: Why are celebrities choosing Kapil’s show over Krushna Abhishek’s?

It seems that the better days of Krushna Abhishek’s ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’ might soon be over as many celebrities are choosing to not promote their movie on the show. Earlier it was reported that actor Hrithik Roshan won’t be a part of the show to promote his movie ‘Mohenjo Daro’ because he isn’t comfortable with the ‘roast’ format of it. Read more

Amitabh Bachchan on Hepatitis B: We need higher budget to prevent it

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan yesterday called for a bigger public spending to keep a check on the deadly disease Hepatitis B. Big B himself is surviving on 25% liver as the rest of it has been damaged by the Hepatitis B virus. Read more

Sports News

Star German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement from international football

Bastian Schweinsteiger, star midfielder and captain of the national football team of Germany, announced on Friday that he is retiring from international football after making a record 120 appearances over 12 years. Read more

From Shikhar Dhawan, an adorable Instagram post for his wife Ayesha

Team India’s moustache-swirling cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, who is currently in West Indies for the four-Test series against the hosts, posted an adorable picture of himself with his beautiful wife Ayesha Mukherjee on Instagram, expressing how much he is missing her. Read more

Key to keep Usain Bolt calm is laughter, says mom Jennifer Bolt

Jennifer Bolt, mother of the world's fastest man Usain Bolt, says making Bolt laugh is the only way to keep him calm."We say things that will make him laugh," said Jennifer Bolt as her sprinter star offspring faces down what just may be his last Olympics. Read more