Friday morning news brief, Aug 25 2017

Friday morning brief Aug 25 2017
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Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
Haryana remains tense ahead of the verdict in the Ram Rahim Singh case by a CBI court. Panchkula and Chandigarh are in a lockdown mode, with thousands of security personnel deployed and curbs on internet services. Thousands of the Dera chief’s supporters have decsended on the cities. Over 700 government buses and 25 trains were cancelled as a preemptive measure. Read
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The Infosys board on Thursday named Nandan Nilekani as non-executive chairman. He will replace R Seshasayee, who has quit the board. Board members, Prof Jeffrey Lehman and Prof John Etchemendy have also resigned. Executive vice-chairman Vishal Sikka, whose resignation as CEO last Friday triggered the latest crisis, will also leave the company immediately.
China has dubbed India’s road building efforts near the Pangong lake in Ladakh a ‘slap on its own face.’ Beijing’s aggressive stance indicates a strategy for creating a situation that might make it politically difficult for PM Modi to attend the Brics summit in Xiamen next month, observers said. The change in the tone of the Chinese foreign ministry is likely due to pressure from hawkish sections in the Communist Party.
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MS Dhoni’s experience and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s solid support helped India beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in the second ODI. Dhoni scored a patient unbeaten 45 off 68 balls and mentored Kumar (53 not out) as they added 100 runs for the eighth wicket, after India were reduced to 131 for 7 at one stage. The hosts reached the revised target of 231 in 44.2 overs to take a 2-0 lead in the 5-match series.
A convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case will walk out of prison on an ordinary leave after 26 years. AG Perarivalan has been in prison since he was convicted as a 19-year-old, and has never got relief earlier. The Tamil Nadu CM considered the pleas of his mother to grant leave on compassionate grounds, as his father is ailing.
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