March 24, 2017: Top Stories Of The Day

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:25 IST

Cut the clutter and read Jagran English's evening bulletin to know the top 10 stories of the day.

March 24, 2017: Top Stories Of The Day
News wrap of the day.

Cut the clutter and read Jagran English's evening bulletin to know the top 10 stories of the day.

1. 'Enough Is Enough', Devendra Fadnavis Warns Maharashtra Doctors On Strike

'Enough Is Enough', Devendra Fadnavis Warns Maharashtra Doctors On StrikeDescribing the attitude of striking doctors as "adamant" and "insensitive", Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today warned of legal action and gave them an ultimatum to resume duties after his meet with their representatives later this afternoon.

Making a statement in the Legislative Assembly, Fadnavis said, "Enough is enough. If the doctors fail to resume work today, government will not sit quietly. We cannot leave the patients to die. I am making a final attempt to break the deadlock today by meeting the doctors' representatives. If no solution is found and doctors don't resume work, they should be prepared to face legal action."

2. Countdown Begins, I-T Warns To Declare Black Money Now Or Regret Later

Countdown Begins, I-T Warns To Declare Black Money Now Or Regret Later

The Income Tax department today warned black money holders that it has "information" about their illegal deposits and they should avail the soon-to-end PMGKY window to come clean.

In advertisements issued in leading national dailies, the department said that the "countdown" in this regard has begun and stash holders should declare their black money "or regret later".

3. Air India Bars Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, Cancels Ticket Fearing Backlash By Employees

Air India Bars Shiv Sena MP, Cancels Ticket Fearing Backlash By Employees

State carrier Air India today barred Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who had assaulted its staffer, from its flights and even cancelled his return ticket to Pune from New Delhi, anticipating backlash by its employees.

Gaikwad, who has been unapologetic about the incident yesterday, had earlier today said that he will be taking the Air India flight this evening.

4. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Wants Former Gorakhpur DM As His Principal Secretary

CM Adityanath Wants Former Gorakhpur DM As His Principal Secretary

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi is learnt to have requested the Centre to repatriate Awanish Kumar Awasthi, a UP cadre IAS officer, whom he wants as his Principal Secretary.

Adityanath, a government source said, wants to utilize the services of Awasthi, who is currently serving as a Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment since April, 2013.

5. No Question Of Sharing Cauvery Water With Tamil Nadu: Karnataka

No Question Of Sharing Cauvery Water With Tamil Nadu: Karnataka

Karnataka today said there is no question of releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu in line with the Supreme Court's directive as the state itself is facing a shortage of drinking water.

"There is no water for drinking purposes. If we had water we could have released. We have 3-4 tmc ft shortage to provide drinking water to Bengaluru, Mysuru and surrounding villages.

6. Oppo F3 Plus: Front Camera, Killer Optics Give Value For Money

Oppo F3 Plus Review: Front Camera, Killer Optics Give Value For Money

China-based Oppo has done well in India, capturing 8.6 per cent market share in 2016, and the company has progressively shifted its strategy towards the premium end of devices.

Betting on the selfie culture across the country, the company is now looking to tempt users with the new F3 Plus smartphone. At Rs 30,990, the Oppo F3 Plus offers a lot for your money.

7. World's Oldest Vespa Featured In Audrey Hepburn Blockbuster Up For Auction

World's Oldest Vespa Featured In Audrey Hepburn Blockbuster Up For Auction

The world's oldest Vespa, a handcrafted scooter that featured in the 1953 Audrey Hepburn blockbuster movie "Roman Holiday", is up for auction and is expected up to 300,000 euros.

The scooter, with chassis number 1003, is the third Vespa ever made by Piaggio, the Italian manufacturer. The scooter is from Piaggio's "0 series," which comprised of 60 prototypes. The first two prototypes are no longer in existence.

8. Spicejet Pips Jet Airways To Become 2nd Most Valued Aviation Company

Spicejet Pips Jet Airways To Become 2nd Most Valued Aviation Company

Budget airline SpiceJet, which has surpassed Jet Airways to become the county's second most valued aviation company, continued to retain the position today.

With a market capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs 5,709.76 crore, SpiceJet, which was on the verge of going belly-up two years ago, for the second day stayed ahead of Jet that had valuation of Rs 5,606.03 crore in the afternoon trade on BSE.

9. Virat Kohli's Fate In Dharamsala Test Hangs In Balance, Shreyas Iyer Called As Cover

Virat Kohli's Fate In Dharamsala Test Hangs In Balance, Shreyas Iyer..

Skipper Virat Kohli's participation in the fourth and deciding Test match against Australia hangs in balance even as young Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer has been called as cover.

Kohli had suffered a serious right shoulder injury during the Ranchi Test in which he played through pain. Iyer, who is flying in today morning, may not be able to reach on time for the training session which starts at 9:30 am.

10. 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' Crosses Rs 100 Crore Mark In India

'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' Crosses Rs 100 Crore Mark In India

The Shashank Khaitan directorial, which released on March 10, collected Rs 100.74 crore till Thursday, read a statement issued on behalf of the makers.

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has backed the film under his Dharma Productions banner, thanked fans for their support.
"Thank you for the abundant love," Karan wrote on Friday while re-tweeting a post by his banner's official Twitter handle announcing the news.