Top Headlines: After Ladakh clashes, Army braces for more ‘shallow intrusions’ by PLA

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Daily Newsletter | Thursday, August 17, 2017
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After Ladakh clashes, Army braces for more ‘shallow intrusions’ by PLA 
The Indian forces are bracing for more “shallow intrusions” or “needling probes” from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in vulnerable spots along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), according to sources in the Indian defence establishment.
US terms Hizbul a foreign terror outfit
A day after US President Trump called PM Narendra Modi to greet him on India’s Independence Day, the US has designated Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen, responsible for attacks in J&K for the last three decades, as a “foreign terrorist organisation”.
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JK govt begins building 100 bunkers along LoC
The Jammu and Kashmir government has begun the construction of 100 bunkers in border villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district where there have been repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan forces.


CEO Noida meets 21 builders with ongoing projects for resolutions
In an attempt to provide relief to hundreds of home buyers who are running from pillar to post in order to get their homes besides dealing with initiation of insolvency proceedings against developers, Amit Mohan Prasad, CEO Noida Authority on Wednesday held a meeting with 21 builders with projects in Noida.
Nasscom launches its first Centre for Excellence for People With Disability
Three specially-abled candidates from Nasscom Foundation have been recruited by Amazon India at associate levels.
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Loan waiver: Maharashtra govt receives 10 lakh applications
The state government has so far received nearly 10 lakh applications from farmers to be a part of scheme.


Official: Micromax to launch Canvas Infinity smartphone on August 22
Domestic smartphone brand Micromax has officially started sending invites for the launch of a new smartphone under the Canvas Infinity series.
Uber introduces ‘Uber for Business’ with customised travel programs
Ridesharing app Uber has announced a new feature called Uber for Business in India.
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Asus ROG Zephyrus ultra-thin gaming laptop launched in India at Rs 2,99,990
Taiwanese technology company Asus has announced its new ultra-thin gaming laptop, the ROG Zephyrus in India. The device was first unveiled at Computex 2017 and is priced at Rs 2,99,990.


Why Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina failed to make it to India limited overs squad
It has been learnt that for the current Indian team, the acceptable ‘Yo-Yo’ score is 19.5 and upwards. Captain Virat Kohli, easily the fittest Indian cricketer, scores around 21 in the test. However both Yuvraj and Raina have scored well below the permissible level of 19.5 with Yuvraj barely managing to touch 16, which was the biggest reason for his ouster.
Tour of Europe: India beat Austria 4-3 in a thriller
Ramandeep Singh and Chinglensana Singh scored a brace each to help Indian men’s hockey team end its ‘Tour of Europe’ on a high. India registered a thrilling 4-3 victory against Austria in their fifth and final match of the tour.
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Saina Nehwal is training quite well for the Worlds: Vimal Kumar
Saina Nehwal, the only Indian to reach the final of the World Championships, lost to Carolina Marin at the last edition. Though injuries had slowed her down they did not affect the confidence of the badminton ace. Known for her never-say-die fighting spirit, the shuttle queen is training under the watchful eyes of Vimal Kumar.


Aadhaar must for subsidised farm loans: RBI
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that farmers need to mandatorily link Aadhaar numbers to their accounts to avail subsidised farm loan. The RBI has also announced an interest subvention (subsidy by government) of 2% for the first year on loans that have been restructured following natural calamities.
Strong global cues send markets surging, Sensex gains more than 300 points
The 30-share BSE Sensex jumped 321.86 points to close on 31,770.89 while the 50-share NSE Nifty gained 103.15 points to end trading on 9,897.30. Both the indices gained more than a per cent uring the day.
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Rajesh Khanna, David Dhawan, Twinkle in same frame
Taking to Twitter, singer Anup Jalota posted an old black-and-white picture with a whole lot of famous faces in it.
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