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1st September News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 01, 2016 20:11 IST ]

National News

Reliance Jio a ‘game changer’ for India's telecom sector: 13 takeaways from Ambani’s ‘datagiri’

The data plans of Mukesh Ambani's highly ambitious venture-Reliance Jio-is already sending jitters in the highly competitive telecom market. Read more

‘RSS killed Mahatma’: Rahul Gandhi toughens stand, tells SC he is ready to face trial

A week after claiming in the Supreme Court that he never blamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), as an institution, for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today told the apex court that he stands by his remarks and is ready to face trial for it. Read more

Sandeep Kumar betrayed AAP movement, CM Kejriwal says in video message

A day after sacking Delhi's Women and Child Development minister Sandeep Kumar from his post over an alleged sex scandal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that the minister had betrayed the “Aam Aadmi Party and the movement”. Read more

Jayalalithaa offers nine months’ maternity leave for govt employees in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday has fulfilled its election promise by increasing the maternity leave of government employees from six months to nine months. The announcement in this regard came from Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the state Assembly today. Read more

Temple trust in Ayodhya allows Mosque reconstruction on its land

In a gracious display of communal accord, Hanumangarhi temple trust in Ayodhya has allowed local Muslims to use temple's land to reconstruct a 300-year-old dilapidated mosque. Read more

ISRO set to launch two new satellites in September

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch two new meteorological satellites this month. "INSAT-3DR is scheduled for September 8 and by end of September we will have ScatSat along with an Algerian satellite as its co-passenger," ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of BangaloreSpace Expo-2016. Read more

International News

'Concerned, suspicious': Pakistan panics over Indo-US military logistics pact

Pakistan sees the recently signed India-US military logistics pact with ‘concerns and suspicion’ and is currently ‘assessing the possible ramifications’ of the agreement, a report by Pakistani daily The Tribune said on Wednesday. Read more

Workers finds 370 kg smuggled cocaine in Coca-Cola factory in France

Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in Signes, southern France, have found a huge shipment of cocaine in their factory. Read more

3,500 militants killed, country cleared of organised terror, claims Pakistan Army

In stark contrast to the ground realities, the Pakistan Army on Thursday claimed to have cleared the entire country of "organised presence" of terrorists. Read more

Business News

‘Political crap’: Apple CEO Tim Cook condemns EU’s Rs 97K cr tax ruling

Apple CEO Tim Cook has termed the European Union’s 13 billion Euro (around Rs 97,000 crore) back tax ruling on Apple as “total political crap” and said that the anti-US sentiment could have played a role in it. Cook’s stinging comments came in an interview to an Irish newspaper. Read more

Airtel vs Jio: Round one to Ambani as Airtel takes massive Rs 12,000 cr hit after Jio launch

The first round in the bitter battle between telecom heavyweight Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio, the disruptor, should make Mukesh Ambani a happy man. His 45-minute speech announcing the formal launch of Reliance Jio’s commercial services has dealt a body blow to Airtel, with its shares slumping by as much as 9 per cent on Thursday, resulting in a massive erosion of Rs 12,000 crore in market value for the company. Read more

Subsidised LPG price hiked by Rs 2 per cylinder

Subsidised cooking gas (LPG) price was on Wednesday hiked by Rs 2 per cylinder, the third straight monthly increase in rates as the government looks to cut down on subsidies. Read more

Entertainment News

Finally! Sanjay Dutt breaks silence on his rumoured tiff with Salman Khan

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has finally opened up on the reports of his fight with Salman Khan. Read more

Amitabh Bachchan to promote ‘Pink’ on ‘Savdhaan India’

The promotions of megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s upcoming movie ‘Pink’ has begun and is keeping the actor on his toes. Read more

This is how much Shahid Kapoor has charged for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who has reportedly been roped in for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmavati’, has hiked his fee for the movie. Read more

Sports News

Action must be taken those responsible for downfall of Indian boxing: Vijender, Mary Kom

They are appalled, they are angry and they want accountability to be fixed.Indian boxing’s biggest names are demanding an all systems reboot to halt the sport’s decline after a medal-less Olympic campaign in Rio and their roadmap goes beyond having the much-delayed national federation. Read more

After cricket, Sachin now ready to rule the corporate world with ‘SRT Sachin’

After an extraordinary cricketing career of 24 years, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is all set to begin his second innings – now in the corporate world. Read more


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