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Top Headlines: UAE topples Saudi as top draw for Indian job seekers in Gulf

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Daily Newsletter | Saturday, September 02, 2017
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UAE topples Saudi as top draw for Indian job seekers in Gulf
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged as the leading destination for Indians migrating to the Gulf in search of work, as per emigration clearance data for the first six months of 2017. The UAE has toppled, by a wide margin, Saudi Arabia which used to traditionally lead the pack.
14 Bihar Cong MLAs may crossover to JD(U)
The Congress legislative party in Bihar is on the verge of a split as 14 party MLAs, just four short of the required two-thirds of the total 27 to formalise a division, have formed an informal group and are planning to cross over to the ruling JD(U).
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H-1B visa applications see spike in inquiries
Indians working in the US may find it more challenging to transition from a work visa (such as H-1B) to a green card. From October 1, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service has made an in-person interview mandatory in such cases. In technical parlance, it refers to an I-485 adjustment of status interview.

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Ganpati mandals hoping for dry weekend to revive footfalls, collections
Ganeshotsav 2017 has been a washout so far. Organisers are banking on the ongoing weekend and hoping the weather stays dry.
Will ensure nobody goes to sleep hungry in Delhi: High Court
To this, the bench asked the petitioner NGO and the authorities concerned to suggest a mechanism which does not have human intervention which creates problem.
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Medical aspirant commits suicide after failing to get admission
17-year-old S Anitha was in distress after failing to secure a medical seat as NEET was made compulsory in Tamil Nadu for medical admissions this year. She even went to the Supreme Court last month seeking stay for NEET based admissions in the state run medical colleges saying it would shatter the aspirations of many rural students.

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IFA 2017: Lenovo unveils Yoga 920, Yoga 720 and Miix 520 Windows 2-in-1 devices
Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo launched its latest convertible laptops and 2-in-1 at the ongoing trade show IFA 2017 in Berlin today.
Here’s your chance to get minimum Rs 2,000 ‘discount’ on OnePlus smartphones
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has completed 1,000 days of its operations in India.
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Micromax Canvas Infinity to go on sale on Amazon today
Indian smartphone maker Micromax launched its Canvas infinity smartphone in India recently at Rs 9,999. The smartphone will go on sale today (September 1) on Amazon at 2 p.m.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not even half finished yet: Ravi Shastri
Head coach Ravi Shastri said that the India is set on the path of experimentation and rotation ahead of the 2019 World Cup but the 36-year-old former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remains firmly in their plans.
UEFA opens Financial Fair Play investigation into PSG
PSG signed Brazilian striker Neymar for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) on August 3 and completed a loan move for Kylian Mbappe on Thursday in a deal that includes an option to buy the French teenager for 180 million euros.
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Narsingh Yadav hopes CBI enquiry will clear his tainted name
Narsingh Yadav, who was preferred over two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar as the country’s quota entry for Rio in the 74-kg class after he secured it in Las Vegas in 2015, was thrown out of the Games a day before his opening bout by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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RBI has directed resolution of 12 accounts by December: Axis Bank
In a regulatory filing, the private sector lender said it has a total exposure of Rs 2,492 crore in these 12 accounts. Of this, total fund based outstanding of the bank was Rs 1,843 crore and non-fund based outstanding was Rs 649 crore.
Sensex, Nifty finish on positive note at the end of choppy week
The 30-share BSE Sensex gained 161.74 points to close on 31,892.23 while the 50-share NSE Nifty went up by 56.50 points to close on 9,974.40. The market successfully saw off another meltdown scare after government data showed that India’s GDP has slowed down to a 3-year low in first quarter of 2017.
Rajiv Kumar takes charge as Niti Aayog vice-chairman
Kumar replaced Arvind Panagariya, an Indian-American economist who left the think tank yesterday to return to academia. Kumar was a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR). He holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford and a PhD from Lucknow University.
BIAF- Book a night for ghazals & popular Sufi numbers
Enjoy Sufi Ghazal and Manganiyar Seduction – Folk music from Rajasthan on 6 Sep in Bengaluru.
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Celebs who visited Kapil’s show multiple times
Here we put together a list of a few celebs who graced the show more than once.
SRK’s wife shares unseen pic of son Aryan
The famed designer shared the candid picture “without his permission” and playfully expressed her worry about it getting her “fired”.
Preity shares a rare throwback pic with Saif
Preity shared a throwback Thursday picture on her Instagram with Saif. She shared a photo shoot click from her ‘Kya Kehna’ days
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Top Headlines: Musa slams Indian Muslims for talking peace, asks them to join jihad

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Daily Newsletter | Tuesday, June 06, 2017
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Musa slams Indian Muslims for talking peace, asks them to join jihad
Former Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zakir Musa, in his first message as an al-Qaeda operative, released an audio recording on Monday slamming Indian Muslims for not joining Islamic jihad for ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ (the final and last battle for the conquest of India).
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‘Baahubali’ rocket GSLV-Mk III breaks Isro’s jinx
When the first developmental flight of GSLV-Mk III pierced through the sky after its launch from the Sriharikota launch pad at 5.28pm on Monday, it finally broke Isro’s jinx of failing to achieve success in maiden rocket launches.
Uri-type attack on CRPF camp in J&K foiled
The alertness of two sentries and a specific intelligence input about terrorists scoping the CRPF camp at Bandipora foiled an attack on the paramilitary outpost with security forces gunning down the squad of four terrorists.

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A week after engagement, man shot dead in full public view in Jind
In yet another cold blooded murder, two motorcycle borne men shot dead a young groom to be , near Rohtak road area of Jind on Monday morning. Identified Anand Kumar, the victim had got engaged last week.

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Wipro pay hike dives from 9.5% last year to 5%
Wipro has given an average salary increase of about 5% to its employees in India, way below the increase of 9.5% that it gave last year.
Reliance Jio tops chart in 4G download speed in April: Trai
Reliance Jio topped the chart in 4G network speed for the month of April with an all-time high download speed of 19.12 megabit per second, as per the latest Trai report.

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Former Pak cricketers slam team’s ‘shameful, humiliating’ loss to India
Former Pakistan skipper, Aamir Sohail, said while the media loves to present it otherwise the truth is this Pakistan team doesn’t have the ability to beat the current Indian side.
Harmanpreet scores twice as India beat Belgium 3-2
India’s dragflick sensation Harmanpreet Singh scored twice to ensure a 3-2 victory over Belgium in a battle of nerves at the Three Nations Invitational Tournament here on Monday.India had lost 1-2 to Belgium in their first match.
Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz out of Champions Trophy
Pakistan will seek to bring in a replacement for Wahab Riaz after the fast bowler was ruled out Monday of the remainder of the Champions Trophy with an ankle injury.

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Lack of judicial reforms pulls down India’s ranking
A World Bank assessment on the performance of India on ease of doing business shows the largest democracy lags behind many of the sub-Saharan African countries and the east Asian nations in `enforcement of contract’ largely due to the inefficient judicial system.
Ahead of RBI meeting, Jaitley makes case for rate cuts
The government on Monday made a case for a lower interest rate regime citing low inflation as well as the need to revive investments and growth even as experts said the RBI may assess the impact of GST on prices before cutting policy rates.
SBI to launch shares worth almost 15,000 crore this week: Sources
India’s largest lender State Bank of India will launch a planned share sale of as much as $2.3 billion (Rs 14,800 crore) as early as this week to raise funds from institutional investors, several sources familiar with the plans said on Monday.

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Pic: Sushant lifts a female fan in his arms
Sushant Singh Rajput and Kirti Sanon headed to the sets of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ to promote their upcoming film ‘Raabta’.
Spotted: SRK’s daughter enjoying with friends
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana is by far one of the most popular star kids in town, and rightly so. The young lady, who was on a casual night out with friends last evening, was clicked by paparazzi as she drove by in her sedan.
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Indian IT industry is alive and kicking: Tata Group chief N Chandrasekaran

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Indian investment in tech is only set to rise with number of initiatives like Digital India, which the government estimates will swell to $1 trillion by 2024.
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In San Francisco last April, Infosys pulled the wrappers off a new artificial intelligence platform, which it called Mana, amid much fanfare. The platform enabled repetitive tasks to be automated and glean insights from data.
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Flipkart launches another ‘Summer Sale’, offering up to 80% discount
Starting today, the sale will continue till the end of this month, with heavy discounts on electronics, home appliances and smartphones.
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US planning to ban laptops in all flights: Secretary of Homeland Security
The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins of all flights into and out of the country, John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, said on Sunday.
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Bill seeking H-1B limits exemption for US PhD holders introduced
Introduced in US House of Representatives, it is likely to benefit Indians given that they constitute the largest number of students doing PhD in the US.
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Just Dial goes back to the basics to spur growth
At a time when innovation is king for online businesses to beat the competition and stay ahead in the numbers game, one of India’s oldest and the first listed online classifieds player Just Dial is going back to the basics to spur growth.
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Narendra Modi’s e-governance gets boost via Twitter
Three years into its term, the Narendra Modi government has made its mark on social media.
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Cognizant president Rajeev Mehta clarifies on layoffs
US-headquartered Cognizant (CTS) has written to employees to address concerns over reports of massive layoffs at the company.
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How US states are wooing Indian IT companies like Infosys, TCS
Indiana is offering Infosys one of the largest incentive packages it has ever handed out, more than covering the company’s cost of setting up its centre.
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Indian IT companies not going for mass job cuts: Nasscom

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Stating that the reports of mass layoffs were incorrect, it said workforce realignment, linked to performance appraisal processes, is a regular feature every year.
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Reliance Jio woes: S&P has ‘bad news’ for Airtel
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Here’s why you may now not find big discounts on gadgets during Flipkart, Amazon and other online sales
Amazon India’s ongoing sale offers deals mostly on such products, and Flipkart’s upcoming sale will not be much different, industry insiders said.
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How Reliance Jio’s freebies have become ‘headache’ for router companies
‘Between November 2016 and January-end 2017, the entry-level hotspot devices were severely stuck with the channel distributors, including online marketplaces such as Amazon and Flipkart.’
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H-1B visas: I absolutely support talented people coming to the US, says Donald Trump
President Donald Trump has said that he wants to stop illegal immigration into the US and called for a merit-based immigration system that could benefit high-tech professionals from countries like India.
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Infosys defers salary hikes till July; says exits related to ‘performance’
For employees ranked JL5 (job level 5) and below — typically those with less than eight years of experience — the compensation review will be effective from July.
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Snapdeal sale to Flipkart receives in-principle board nod, due diligence to start soon
While a non-binding term sheet has been prepared for the merger it has not been signed yet, people aware of the development said.
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Xiaomi bets big on offline space, to open Mi Home in Hyderabad soon
In a bid to tap the offline space in India, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi, which has 70 Mi Home stores in China, is planning to open 100 Mi Home stores in India over the next two years, Xiaomi India head Manu Jain told TOI on Thursday.
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