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3rd January News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk, Kolkata [ Updated: January 03, 2017 19:41 IST ]

National News

TMC workers attack BJP office in Kolkata after Sudip Bandyopadhyay’s arrest; Mamata threatens pan-India protests

Soon after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee cried foul against the Centre over the arrest of Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in connection with the Rs 15,000 crore Rose Valley ponzi scam, the students’ wing of ruling party attacked the BJP’s headquarters in Kolkata.

Truce still distant as three-hour meeting between Akhilesh and Mulayam ends inconclusive

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday met his estranged father Mulayam Singh Yadav even as the two factions of the Samajwadi party staked claim to the party’s election symbol “cycle”.

Budget Session likely from Jan 31; General Budget to be tabled on Feb 1

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) met here today to take a call on advancing the Budget Session of Parliament to the last week of January.

VVIP chopper scam: HC agrees to hear CBI plea contesting bail to SP Tyagi

The Delhi High Court today said that it will hear the CBI’s plea challenging the bail granted to former Indian Air Force chief SP Tyagi in the AgustaWestland chopper scam on January 9.

Won’t shy away from second surgical strike if Pakistan disrupts regional peace: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has assured countrymen that Indian jawans are fully capable of handling any adverse situation, be it in the border areas or anywhere in the country.

90 per cent SP lawmakers support Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal tells EC as battle for symbol intensifies

Ram Gopal Yadav, senior Samajwadi Party leader and close confidante of UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, today met Election Commission officials in New Delhi to stake claim over party's election symbol 'cycle'.

International News

Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan wants ‘peaceful co-existence’ with neighbours

Amid heightened tensions in Indo-Pak relations, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today called a high-level meeting and reviewed the current status of the country's ties with its neighbours and strategic partners.

Inspired by India, Australia may announce demonetisation to curb black money: Report

While the Opposition may not be satisfied with the government’s decision to demonetise high-value currency notes, Australia seems to be inspired with the move as it is also reportedly mulling over the idea of demonetising its highest denomination note.

Chinese carrier spotted in South China Sea, Navy claims routine drill

Chinese officials have claimed that it was a routine drill in compliance with international laws

Business News

RBI directs banks to send 40 per cent currency to rural branches

Stressing that the supply of currency notes in rural areas was not adequate, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today directed banks to send at least 40 per cent currency to their rural branches.

Now, recharge your Paytm wallet via UPI. Here’s how

In the latest in its bid to consolidate its position and retain its usage as the government pushes its citizens for a less-cash economy, digital payments platform Paytm has now made it easier and more convenient for its users to transfer money to their wallets.

I was handling Ratan Tata’s ‘demands and views’ on ‘full time basis’: Cyrus Mistry

While Cyrus Mistry may have been ousted from all listed Tata companies, but the course of mudslinging doesn’t seem to be ending soon.

Entertainment News

Kareena’s ‘Jabra’ fan arrested for hacking her Income Tax e-filing account

Bollywood celebrities have many followers who can go to any extent to get in touch with them. No doubt, actress Kareena Kapoor has many ardent fans and in order to get personal mobile number of the actress, a person hacked her Income Tax e-filing account last year.

Here’s why Nawazuddin said yes to dance in ‘Munna Michael’

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui who will be seen with actor Tiger Shroff in ‘Munna Michael’ recently revealed that he signed the film to overcome his fear of dancing as he has never grooved before in his career. In the film, Tiger will pay tribute to dancing legend Michael Jackson.

Planning to watch ‘Raees’, don’t use phones, appeals SRK

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is all set to entertain his fans with his gangster avatar in ‘Raees’. But, before the film hits the screens, he made an interesting appeal to all movie buffs asking them not to use cell phones while watching the film. The video was released recently by the makers.

Sports News

SC’s overhaul in BCCI ranks could see Sourav Ganguly take over as BCCI president: Report

A day after the Supreme Court sacked former BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke from their respective posts, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has now emerged as the front-runner to take over as BCCI president.

Carolina Marin conquers Saina Nehwal in their Premier Badminton League tie

Saina Nehwal lost to reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin but her side Awadhe Warriors still beat Hyderabad Hunters in a Premier Badminton League encounter in Hyderabad on Monday.


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