Saturday Morning News Brief, September 2

Saturday morning brief Sep 2 2017
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the tax officials to shift to electronic interface with taxpayers to ensure complete anonymity. Modi called for a switch to a system where functionaries did not know whose returns they were assessing or scrutinising, while the individual or the company did not know who was the officer dealing with their case. “This will help avoid complaints of harassment or favouritism and shut out “vested interests,” he said.
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17-year-old Anitha who had moved the Supreme Court against NEET-based medical examinations committed suicide. She was found hanging at her house in a village in Tamil Nadu. The Dalit girl had approached the apex court last month opposing a plea seeking admissions to under graduate medical courses only on the basis of the NEET score. Anitha, daughter of a daily wage earner, had scored an impressive 1,176 out of 1,200 marks in class XII board examinations.
The Haryana police issued lookout notices against Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Panchkula DCP Manbir Singh said Honeypreet was charged with conspiracy for allegedly trying to free Gurmeet from cops’ custody, in connivance with the Dera chief ‘s securitymen, after his conviction on August 25.
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US President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Kenneth Juster as the US ambassador to India. Juster, who is the Deputy Assistant to the US president for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of his National Economic Council, would replace Richard Verma if nominated and confirmed by the Senate.
Tennis player Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou confirmed. “Congratulations @SerenaWilliams for your baby girl. I am so happy for you and I feel your emotion,” Mouratoglou wrote on Twitter. Williams, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has not competed since winning the Australian Open in January but has posted several videos to social media showing her hitting balls during her pregnancy.
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