Top Headlines: 26/11 attacks in mind, govt clears Rs 32K cr plan to bolster Coast Guard

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Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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26/11 attacks in mind, govt clears Rs 32K cr plan to bolster Coast Guard
The government has approved a 31,748 crore “definitive five-year action programme” for the Coast Guard, which is the defence ministry’s smallest armed force after the Army, IAF and Navy but whose role has become crucial ever since the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai in 2008.
Indian troops foil China’s incursion bids in Ladakh
A major scuffle, which included stone-pelting, took place between Indian and Chinese soldiers along the Line of Actual Control at eastern Ladakh in the western sector on Tuesday even as the tense troop stand-off in Doklam area in the eastern sector remains locked in a stalemate.
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I-Day, Republic Day have turned into ‘picnic fests’: Shiv Sena
The challenge in 1947 was to attain freedom for our nation. The challenge in 2017 is to “safeguard” the nation’s Independence, Shiv Sena, an ally of the BJP, said.
GJM will never compromise on Gorkhaland demand, says Gurung
Gurung thanked everyone for their support during the two-month-long indefinite shutdown and vowed to continue the fight till the Gorkhaland dream was achieved.
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Pithoragarh cloudburst: 2 more bodies found, total number of dead could be over 30
A day after the cloudburst in Malpa and Ghatiyabagad areas of Pithoragarh which swept away an Army camp, 2 more bodies of victims were recovered by rescue personnel from the Malpa area on Tuesday.


Truecaller’s money transfer feature gets new functionality
Swedish company Truecaller launched its UPI-based payment system in India in March this year.
Tired of ‘Sarahah self-praise’? Here’s a way out
The anonymous messaging app Sarahah has become an online sensation and people can’t talking about it.
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India report card: Dominating Dhawan, reliable Pujara, maverick Pandya
TOI Sports runs the rule over the performers for India during their 3-0 Test series win in Sri Lanka.
Maria Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at US Open
Maria Sharapova, who returned from a 15-month doping ban earlier this year, was denied a wildcard at the French Open before she missed the grasscourt season, including Wimbledon, with a thigh injury. Sharapova’s US Open preparations have been disrupted by an arm injury suffered during her first round win over Jennifer Brady earlier this month.
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Team management wants to have long-term vision for Kuldeep
With Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja plying their trade in English county circuit, young Kuldeep Yadav will lead the spin attack against Sri Lanka. However, skipper Virat Kohli, chief coach Ravi Shastri and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad want to handle the UP youngster with a lot of care.


Common use items exempt from e-way bill provision under GST
LPG, kerosene, jewellery and currency are among the common use items that have been exempted from the requirement of obtaining electronic permits for transportation under the GST regime.
Markets back on track as Sensex, Nifty register heavy gains
The 30-share BSE Sensex surged 235.44 points to close on 31,449.03 while the 50-share NSE Nifty went up 83.35 points to close at 9,794.15. Nifty, thus came close enough to regain the psychological mark of 9,800.
Reliance Industries, BP to submit revised investment plan for KG-D6 gas finds
Senior executives in the joint venture said four deepsea satellite gas discoveries — D–2, 6, 19 and 22 are planned to be developed together with D29 and D30 finds in the Krishna Godavari basin of KG-D6 block.
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Shraddha Kapoor to star opposite Prabhas in ‘Saaho’
Shraddha Kapoor seems to be on an all-time career high now. After making headlines for her look in ‘Haseena Parkar’, the actress has reportedly been signed for the lead role opposite ‘Baahubali’ star Prabhas in ‘Saaho’.
Salman’s throwback pic on Independence Day
On the occasion of Independence Day, Salman Khan shared a nostalgic throwback picture with his brothers Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan on Twitter. Interestingly, the picture has all the three Khans, Arbaaz, Sohail and Salman in it. The ‘Tubelight’ actor captioned the picture as, “Emotionally dependent on Independence Day ��.”
Pic: Alia Bhatt’s birthday wish for her “soulmate”
On the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day, Alia Bhatt has yet another reason to celebrate.
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