March 26, 2017: Top Stories Of The Day

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:01 IST

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

March 26, 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. PM Modi Urges Citizens To Become Soldiers In Fight Against 'Black Money'

PM Modi Urges Citizens To Become 'Soldiers' In Fight Against Black Money

Asking the people to take the fight against black money and graft to the "next level", Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged them to use less cash in their daily lives and continue to support the movement towards digital payments started after the note ban.

In his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' programme, he also spoke of building a 'New India', which he said can be achieved when 125 crore Indians take a pledge and unitedly work towards it.

2. RBI Turns Down RTI Asking Why Note Conversion Not Allowed Till March 31

RBI Turns Down RTI Asking Why Note Conversion Not Allowed Till March 31

Why was not the conversion of old currency notes allowed till March 31, 2017 for Indians as assured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech on November 8 announcing demonetisation?

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has refused to answer the question under the Right to Information (RTI) Act claiming the query does not come under the definition of "information" as per the transparency law.

3. PM Modi Among Time Magazine Probables For Most Influential People

PM Modi Among Time Magazine Probables For Most Influential People

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the probable contenders for Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Time will next month announce the list, comprising a number of leading artists, politicians, lawmakers, scientists and leaders of tech and business.

4. New BRT Routes In Offing, Delhi Government To Identify Road Stretches

New BRT Routes In Offing, Delhi Government To Identify Road Stretches

The Delhi government will identify new road stretches for setting up BRT corridors, months after the only such carriageway built by the Sheila Dikshit government was dismantled due to its "poor design".

The Transport Department of the city government has proposed to conduct a thorough study to find out stretches where Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors are feasible.

5. Indian Navy To De-Induct Long-Range Patrol Aircraft TU142M

Indian Navy To De-Induct Long-Range Patrol Aircraft TU142M

The Indian Navy is preparing for de-induction of TU142M long-range maritime patrol aircraft after its 29 years of service, it was officially announced on Sunday.

The aircraft would be formally de-inducted by Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at a special ceremony scheduled to be held on March 29 at INS Rajali, India's premiere Naval Air Station in Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu.

6. 'Facebook Live' Teenage Gangrape Victim, Family Relocated To Safe Place

'Facebook Live' Teenage Gangrape Victim, Family Relocated To Safe Place

A 15-year-old girl whose gangrape was streamed live on Facebook, and her family have been relocated to a "safe space", a media report said.

After the video of the attack was published, the authorities offered relocation services to the victim and her family as they started receiving threats and were being harassed, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Saturday.

7. Four Holy Cities In UP To Get 24 Hour Power Supply: Shrikant Sharma

Four Holy Cities In State To Get 24 Hour Power Supply: Shrikant Sharma

The four holy cities of the Hindus - Ayodhya, Mathura, Varanasi and Gorakhpur - are set to enjoy 24 X 7 power supply in the regime of new Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi.

"Mathura, Varanasi, Ayodhya and Gorakhpur would now remain free from power cut and round the clock power would be ensured in order to facilitate scores of pilgrims coming to these districts," state's Power Minister Shrikant Sharma said here today.

8. Snapchat Pips Instagram To Become Most-Searched App On App Stores

Snapchat Pips Instagram To Become Most-Searched App On App Stores

Although Snap's stock price was a bit down this week, Snapchat is the top searched app on the iOS App Store, a media report said.

According to a report in Forbes magazine, Snapchat led all competitors in App Store search volume and as a result, Snapchat was also the app people were looking for most frequently.

9. Dharamsala Test: Cheteshwar Pujara Hits 50 As India Reach 248/6

Dharamsala Test: Cheteshwar Pujara Hits 50 As India Reach 153/2 At Tea

Rahul looked comfortable during his knock of 60 - his fifth half-century of the series - before a sudden rush of blood saw him play a pull shot off a Pat Cummins short ball only to offer a simple skier to David Warner at cover.

Rahul hit nine fours and a slog-swept six off Steve O’Keefe and faced 124 deliveries in all.

The dependable Cheteshwar Pujara (53 batting) however kept his focus intact en route his 15th half-century in company of skipper Ajinkya Rahane (19 batting). India managed to score 248 after losing 6 wickets.

10. It's A Talent How Shah Rukh, Salman Handle Stardom: Anushka Sharma

It's A Talent How Shah Rukh, Salman Handle Stardom: Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma has emerged as one of the most successful young stars of Bollywood but the actress says she cannot imagine herself handling the stardom the way Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan do.

Anushka, who made her debut with Shah Rukh in "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi," went on to star opposite Aamir Khan in "PK" and Salman in last year's blockbuster "Sultan". The 28-year-old actress says she has not achieved the superstardom yet, but whatever she has scares her.