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17th September News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 17, 2016 19:13 IST ]

National News

We are united and there is no rift, says Akhilesh Yadav; returns uncle Shivpal’s portfolios

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said that he would support his uncle and Samajwadi Party state president Shivpal Yadav, and there was ‘no rift’ in the party.

AAP ministers target Najeeb Jung, trigger war of words with LG office

In response to the fax sent to Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, AAP Ministers Satyendra Jain and Kapil Mishra today went to meet Lt Governor Najeeb Jung at his office. However, the meeting couldn’t materialise as Jung wasn’t at his office at that moment.

Before take off, Rahul Gandhi’s SPG guards demand to see licences of IndiGo pilots

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s security personnel seemed extra concerned about his safety, especially after a man was spotted with a pistol during his roadshow in Allahabad. The SPG, responsible for his security, asked the pilots of a private airline to show their licenses before flying to Varanasi from New Delhi.

Mormugao, Indian Navy’s advanced guided missile destroyer, launched in Mumbai

Indian Navy’s guided missile destroyer, Mormugao was launched in Mumbai today.

AAP will vanish from political arena before 2017 assembly polls in Punjab, says CM Parkash Badal

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today came down hard on the Aam Aadmi Party, dubbing it as "bunch of unprincipled leaders". He said the Arvind Kejriwal-led party will “vanish” from the political arena of the state before the 2017 assembly polls in the wake of ongoing “tug of war” within the party.

International News

Willing to implement Modi-Jinping consensus to improve ties with India, says Chinese State Councillor

Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi has said that Beijing is willing to join hands with India to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and properly handle “sensitive issues” to push forward bilateral ties.

Mobile app, website launched for All India Radio’s Balochi service

All India Radio on Friday launched mobile app and website for its Balochi language service.It means that now Balochi-speaking people in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (Af-Pak) region and other parts of the world can tune into AIR broadcast in Balochi language using computers and mobile phones.

No anti-India activities will be allowed in my country, says Nepal PM

On a day-long visit to India, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said anti-India activities will not be allowed from his country.

Business News

US India Business Council terms Gujarat as India's ‘growth engine’

The US has agreed to be a partner country in the next edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in January 2017.

CBI registers preliminary enquiry in Rs 1.3K cr Embraer deal

The CBI today registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against unidentified Defence Ministry officials and others to probe allegations of kickbacks in the purchase of three Embraer aircraft in a $208 million (Rs 1.3K crore approx) deal inked during the UPA rule in 2008, an official said.

VK Sharma replaces SK Roy as LIC chairman

The government has replaced SK Roy as chairman of state-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India with Managing Director VK Sharma.  Roy resigned in June, nearly two years ahead of his retirement.

Entertainment News

Deepika is just like you: Her secrets and wishes which were revealed confirm this

Deepika Padukone as an actress may be winning hearts globally, but behind all the glamour and stardom she is just like commoners. In a Facebook chat yesterday, Deepika doled out few secrets about her which prove that just like any normal working person, she loves to go back to a peaceful home.

Here’s what son Prateik Babbar feels on Katrina getting Smita Patil memorial award

Actress Katrina Kaif being felicitated with Smita Patil memorial award has sparked a new debate. Many people are of the opinion that she doesn’t deserve being conferred with an award in the memory of one of the finest actresses Bollywood has seen. However, amidst all this, Smita Patil’s son Prateik Babbar has a different take on it. When contacted by a leading entertainment portal, Prateik said that he has heard Katrina is a hardworking actress.

Have you seen SRK’s picture with Rembrandt’s painting ‘The Night Watch’?

Apart from shooting Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming movie superstar Shah Rukh Khan is also on a tour in the city of Amsterdam. The heartthrob of millions ensured that his fans got a glimpse of all the amazing places he is visiting. The Badshah of Bollywood took to Instagram to share his date with the world famous Rijksmuseum.

Sports News

Davis Cup: India disappoint on opening day, Spain lead 2-0

Representing India, Tennis players Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni lost their respective singles matches on the opening day of their Davis Cup World Group Play-off against Spain at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium on Friday, giving Spain a comfortable 2-0 lead.

New Zealand suffer Southee setback ahead of first Test

Seasoned fast bowler Tim Southee has been ruled out of the three-match Test series in India after he suffered an ankle injury during training.Southee felt pain in his front foot while bowling in training, with a scan showing a grade two ligament strain in his left ankle, according to the New Zealand Cricket website

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