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4th March News in Nutshell: Important news of the day

National News-EC announces poll schedule for 5 state assemblies, counting on May 19The Election Commission of India today announced the schedule for assembly polls in five states – Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 04, 2016 19:16 IST ]
4th march news in nutshell important news of the day
4th march news in nutshell important news of the day

National News-

EC announces poll schedule for 5 state assemblies, counting on May 19

The Election Commission of India today announced the schedule for assembly polls in five states – Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. Read More

Do not consider Afzal Guru as my icon, want to be a teacher, says Kanhaiya Kumar

A day after his release from Tihar jail where he was housed on charges of sedition, JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar today sought to distance himself from the political image being accorded to him, saying he was an ordinary student who wanted to be a teacher and that he was only worried about the responsibility given to him by the students of JNU. Read More

Kanhaiya free to leave studies and join politics, his party in single digits in Parliament: Venkaiah Naidu

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu today took a jibe at JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar saying he can join politics as his ‘favourite' political party is almost in single digit in the Parliament. Read More

PM Modi launches Setu Bharatam project, no railway crossings on highways by 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched Rs 10,200 crore Setu Bharatam project, which aims to make all national highways free of railway crossings by 2019. Read More

CBI denies sending summons to P Chidambaram's wife Nalini in Saradha scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has denied sending summons to Nalini Chidambaram, the wife of former Finance minister P Chidambaram, in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case. Read More

Rahul Gandhi accuses PM of launching personal attacks at him

Rahul Gandhi today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of launching personal attacks at him in his speech in the Lok Sabha and said people of Assam will send BJP packing from the state during the Assembly poll like their Bihar counterparts due to his unkept promises. Read More

International News-

US needs to stay in Afghanistan because Pakistan has nukes: Donald Trump

The US needs to stay in Afghanistan because its immediate neighbour Pakistan has nuclear weapons which have to be protected, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has said. Read More

Be ready to use nuclear weapons 'at any time': North Korea's Kim Jong Un orders his military

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered his military on standby for nuclear strikes at any time, state media reported Friday, an escalation in rhetoric targeting rivals Seoul and Washington that may not yet reflect the country's actual nuclear capacity. Read More

Business News-

No relief for telcos in call drop, SC declines interim stay on Delhi HC order

In a big blow to the telcos, the Supreme Court today declined any interim stay on the Delhi High Court order upholding TRAI's decision making it mandatory for telecom operators to compensate subscribers for call drops. Read More

Troubles mount for 'Freedom 251', prototype maker Adcom to sue Ringing Bells

Troubles just seem to be mounting for Freedom 251, dubbed as the world's cheapest smartphone. In the latest in what has been a series of blows to the Noida-based startup Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd., domestic feature phone brand Advantage Computers' (Adcom) on Friday announced it would take legal action against the Noida-based manufacturer. Read More

Entertainment News-

Manoj ‘Bharat' Kumar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Veteran film actor and director Manoj Kumar will be conferred with the 47th Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015. The 78-year-old actor will be honoured with the highest recognition in Indian cinema which consists of a golden lotus, a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a shawl. Read More

Jai Gangaajal Review: Priyanka Chopra shines in this predictable good v/s bad affair

It has now become a trend in Bollywood to make sequels of a successful film as it then has a higher chance of minting moolah at the box office. But what is to be understood is that no film without a strong script can guarantee success, even if it is a sequel of a blockbuster. Read More

'Mast' actress Urmila Matondkar gets hitched (see pics)

Amid constant news of break-ups hitting B-town celebrities comes a development that signals a changing trend. Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar has tied the knot with Kashmiri businessman and model Mohsin Akhtar Mirin a low-key affair. Read More

Sports News-

World Twenty20: We assure fool-proof security but ball in PCB court, says BCCI

The BCCI today assured foolproof security to Pakistan for the World Twenty20 in India, a day after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) threatened to pull out of the mega event citing safety concerns. Read More

Current T20 team is ready to play anywhere in world: MS Dhoni

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the current Indian team is a "balanced" side which can "take on any team anywhere in the world" at least in the shortest format of the game after they notched up their ninth win out of 10 matches. Read More

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