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13th September News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 13, 2016 19:31 IST ]
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National News

India turns down UN request for access to Kashmir, says ‘no comparison between J&K and PoK’

India today made it clear to the United Nations that there is no comparison whatsoever between the situation in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

PM Modi appeals for peace in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu; says ‘personally pained at developments’
Deeply pained by the ongoing unrest over Cauvery River water sharing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to the people of both states to maintain peace and ‘display sensitivity’ and ‘keep in mind their civic responsibilities’.

Difficult to implement SC order on Cauvery, will still follow it: Siddaramaiah
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today strongly condemned violence in parts of the state and urged protesters not to damage public property. The Chief Minister said the order of the Supreme Court is ‘hard to follow’ but his government will ‘still follow it’ as it has full faith in the judiciary.

Top leaders missing in action as Delhi reels under viral crisis; ‘Ask PM’, says Kejriwal
Two more people have succumbed to Chikungunya, taking the total death toll to 3 who died of the disease in the national capital in the past 24 hours. "There has been total three deaths at our hospital " Ganga Ram Hospital Chairman Ganga Ram hospital, D.S. Rana said.

Akhilesh Yadav removes Deepak Singhal as UP Chief Secretary, appoints Rahul Bhatnagar
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today removed Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal and appointed Principal Secretary (Finance) Rahul Bhatnagar as the new Chief Secretary.

International News

Hafiz Saeed asks Kashmiris to back Hurriyat leadership in his new video
Pakistan based terrorist and chief of Jama'at-ud-Da'wah Hafiz Saeed has released a new video on the eve of Eid al-Adha instigating Kashmiris to support Hurriyat leadership.

US should think twice because China, Russia together are 'unbeatable', warns chinese media
Flaunting  the combined military power of China and Russia, the state-run Chinese media today obliquely warned the United States to think twice before seeking dominance in West Pacific region.

Earth witnesses hottest August in last 136 years: NASA
In 136 years of modern record-keeping, August 2016 was the hottest August, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

Islamic State leader al-Adnani killed in US air strike, confirms Pentagon
The Pentagon on Monday confirmed that a US air strike killed Islamic State spokesman and chief strategist Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, in northern Syria last month.

Business News

Banks depositing Re 1 in Jan Dhan accounts to show reducing zero-balance accounts: Report
Pressure on banks to show operational accounts under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) has had a rather weird consequence.

Govt could back 18-19 pc GST rate at first meeting of GST Council on Sep 22-23
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council with the Union Finance Minister as its chair was approved on Monday, with powers to recommend the indirect tax rate, establish a disputes redressal mechanism, among other matters.

Three of India’s top women bankers on Fortune's 2016 list of Most Powerful Women outside US
Three of India's top women bankers, SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI head Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma, are among the Fortune's 2016 '50 most powerful women' based outside the US.

Entertainment News

Confirmed! ‘Krishandasi’ to go off-air in October, will make way for Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 10
Popular daily soap ‘Krishandasi’ is all set to go off air next month. According to the media reports, the show will air its last episode on October 14. This daily soap will be replaced by the much awaited reality show ‘Bigg Boss 10’, hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Bigg Boss 10 will reportedly be going on air on October 16.

Tiger Zinda Hai: Salman Khan to play 70 year old man for the first time on silver screen?
The sequel of the hit 2012 movie ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ had all of superstar Salman Khan’s fans excited. Now another scoop from the movie will add to their excitement. Media reports suggest that Salman’s character will age from 17 to 70 in the movie.

‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’: Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Padnekar on board for Neeraj Pandey directorial
Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Padnekar have reportedly teamed up for Neeraj Pandey’s forthcoming project ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’. The light hearted comedy movie is said to be based on PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious project Swachch Bharat Abhiyan.

Sports News

You made us proud! Virender Sehwag's message to Paralympic medallist Deepa Malik is the best ever
Deepa Malik on Monday bagged a silver medal in the women's Shot Put - F53 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Games, making her the first Indian female to bag a medal at the Paralympics.

Never said I would donate Rs 30 lakh to school: Paralympic gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu
Contradicting reports of him giving away a hefty amount to his school from his prize money, Rio Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan Thangavelu today clarified that he never said anything related to donation.

Davis Cup: Rafael Nadal led Spanish team arrive with full force, India in for tough time
Spain did not need their best players to beat India but then they are taking the World Group Davis Cup play-off tie very "seriously", bringing a strong 20-member contingent to tackle the lower-ranked home players.

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