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8th September News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 08, 2016 19:28 IST ]
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National News

Navjot Singh Sidhu launches 'Awaaz-e-Punjab'; says Kejriwal only wants ‘yes men’

Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was set to join the Aam Admi Party before backtracking, on Thursday said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal only wants “yes men” in his party. Read more

GST Constitution Amendment Bill gets President’s nod, is now a law

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday gave his nod to the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST), bringing the 122nd amendment of Constitution into effect. Read more

ISRO launches GSLV-F05 rocket carrying INSAT-3DR weather satellite. 10 things you need to know

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today launched the Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket carrying advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR. Read more

Preeti Rathi acid attack case: Convicted of murder, Ankur Lal Panwar sentenced to death

In the first such instance of a court handing the death penalty in an acid attack case, a special women's court here today sentenced 26-year-old Ankur Lal Panwar to death for murdering Delhi native Preeti Rathi in 2013 by throwing acid at her after he allegedly grew jealous of the nurse who had come to Mumbai to pursue a career in a defence hospital. Read more

Rahul Gandhi is a good boy, should come to UP more often: Akhilesh Yadav's dig at Cong VP

In an apparent dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Akhilesh yadav today referred to the 46-year-old  as “a good boy” who should visit the state more often. Read more

International News

PM Modi, President Obama vow to deepen Indo-US strategic ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama today agreed to further strengthen strategic ties between the two countries. Read more

'Export of terror' common security threat to both India and ASEAN nations: PM Modi

Expressing grave concern over the rising “export of terror”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an apparent reference to Pakistan, today said that it has become a common security threat to both India and ASEAN member nations. Read more

Japan ready to develop Chabahar port in partnership with India

In a significant development, Japan has expressed interest in partnering with India to develop Chabahar port project in Iran. Read more

Business News

iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus unveiled: 12 major announcements, India launch date and price revealed

Apple unveiled iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones at its annual launch event Wednesday . The company left short of making any major overhaul even as it introduced unique innovations that is likely to improve iPhone is used every day. Read more

Jio vs others: TRAI summons Airtel, Vodafone and Idea after DoT says 'can't help'

Amid the ongoing feud between incumbent operators and Reliance Jio over interconnection, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has summoned executives of Bharti Airtel, Idea, Vodafone and Relaince Jio on Friday to discuss the issue, the Economic Times reported today. Read more

Mahindra joins hands with ride-sharing firm Ola to rev up vehicle sales

Indian auto maker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd today entered into an agreement with app-based cab aggregator Ola. The strategic partnership is expected to rake in $400 million (Rs. 2,655 crore) in revenue over the next two years via car and service sales. Read more

Entertainment News

Katrina Kaif’s reaction to the teaser of Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ is quite UNEXPECTED

The recently released trailer of Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ has got the tinselvile talking. Everyone is going gaga over the Ranbir’s sizzling chemistry with former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Read more

Leander Paes maybe a good tennis player, but he didn’t play fair with me, says Mahima Chaudhary

It’s been over a decade when actress Mahima Chaudhary, who is best known for her role in ‘Pardes’, parted ways with renowned Tennis player Leander Paes. The couple dated for long before parting ways in 2005; however, it wasn’t on a happy note. Read more

Mahaan Karz: Know how much SRK charged for 1991 short film which is now viral

In the mine of Internet, a few days ago gold was extracted in form of a vintage video of superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Lasting 17 minutes, the short film titled ‘Mahaan Karz’ became a viral sensation. Though the classic video has been loved by all, little does anyone know of how the Badshah of Bollywood bagged the role? Well, not anymore. Read more

Sports News

Make Dipa Karmakar brand ambassador of Indian sports: TMC

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has said that the gymnast Dipa Karmakar should be made the brand ambassador of Indian sports for her commendable achievements. Read more

US Open: Andy Murray crashes out, Serena Williams enters semis

Andy Murray lost his way, seven consecutive games and, eventually, his riveting five-set U.S. Open quarterfinal against Kei Nishikori after a loud noise from a malfunctioning sound system interrupted a key point, resulting in a do-over. Read more

BCCI, 3 other full members oppose two-tier Test system

The ICC’s proposal of having a two-tier Test system suffered a setback with the BCCI opposing the concept and three other Full Member cricket boards also joining hands. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), too, expressed reservations about the divisional Test structure along with their Indian counterpart. The ICC requires a three-fourths majority – or seven of its 10 full members to pass the resolution – for the two-tier system to come into force and this now is unlikely to see the light of day.

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