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21st September News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 21, 2016 19:49 IST ]
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National News

Fearing Indian retaliation, Pakistan suspends commercial flight operations to northern areas

Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) today cancelled fights to northern parts of the country due to airspace restrictions in wake of the Uri terror attack, an airline spokesperson said today.

PM’s residence has a new adddreess as Delhi’s Race Course Road renamed Lok Kalyan Marg

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence at Race Course Road will now have a new address as the area has now been renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg.

Najeeb Jung strikes down Kejriwal govt's appointment of DERC chief

In a move that could further escalate the already intense relation between the Aam Aadmi Party government and the Lt Governor, LG Najeeb Jung today scrapped the appointment of Krishna Saini as chairperson of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) by the Arvind Kejriwal government on grounds of legal infirmities.

Aawaz-e-Punjab won’t be a political party, open to alliance: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today said that the newly formed front Aawaz-e-Punjab won’t be a political party and welcomed ‘any alliance’ that is committed for the betterment of Punjab.

Cauvery row: SC order sparks fresh protests in Karnataka, additional troops deployed in Bengaluru

The Pro-Kannada outfits and farmers today are protesting in different parts of Karnataka against Supreme Court’s order to the state to release 6000 cusecs of Cauvery River water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

International News

India phobia' preventing Pakistan from taking action against terrorists, says Afghanistan

Asking Pakistan to dismantle the "safe havens" for terrorists from its soil, Afghanistan today said that Islamabad’s "India phobia" was preventing it from sternly dealing with terror groups.

Nawaz Sharif dials Pak army chief ahead of UN address, likely to raise Kashmir issue

Hours ahead of his speech at the United Nations General Assembly where he is expected to raise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today held a telephonic conversation with Pakistan’s powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif. 

US lawmakers introduce bill to declare Pakistan as terrorist state

In a huge embarrassment to Islamabad, a bipartisan group of two powerful American lawmakers has introduced legislastion in the US House of Representatives to designate Pakistan a State Sponsor of terrorism.

Business News

Union cabinet clears merger of Railways, General Budgets

The Union cabinet today officially gave its approval for the merger of Railways Budget with the General Budget.

New policy does not infringe on users' privacy: WhatsApp tells Delhi HC

Instant messaging app WhatsApp today said that its new privacy policy does not infringe on the privacy of users.

Reliance Jio hits out at Airtel, Vodafone; says it is facing 10 crore call failures a day

Faced with 10 crore call failures a day by its customers, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio has hit out at incumbent telecom operators and said that operators like Airtel have not made new interconnections operational in last 15 days despite repeated reminders.

Entertainment News

Sajid Nadiadwala conferred with French honour, says is thankful

The prestigious French honour Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) award was given to filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala. On receiving the honour on Tuesday, the filmmaker said he is thankful and humbled.

Sonakhi Sinha wants to portray Sakshi Malik on the big screen

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has expressed her desire to portray Rio Olympics bronze medal-winning wrestler Sakshi Malik’s on the silver screen.

Fawad Khan joins hands with Salman for a movie. Details inside!

Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan may have only few Indian movies to his acting resume, but he is still quite a thing in India. For all the fans of Fawad who want to see more of him on the silver screen, here is some good news. The actor has been roped in for a movie which will be produced by superstar Salman Khan.

Sports News

BCCI defies Lodha panel, appoints MSK Prasad chairman of selection committee; Ajay Shirke re-elected secretary

In defiance of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee recommendations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today appointed former wicketkeeper-batsman MSK Prasad as the new chairman of five-member selection committee.

Virat Kohli eyeing special win against Kiwis in India’s 500th Test match, says team working on handling spin

Team India, led by skipper Virat Kohli, which will be playing the first of the three-Test match series on September 22, is bracing itself for the spin attack from New Zealand.

Batsmen need to be cautious of Kiwi spinners: Anil Kumble

India may be tipped to be the favourites for the upcoming Test series at home against New Zealand, but coach Anil Kumble warned on Tuesday that the visitors have enough firepower in their bowling arsenal to surprise the hosts.

 

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