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Daily Newsletter | Saturday, March 04, 2017
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Better to die than be court-martialled: Sahayak Roy Mathew
In the diary, which is likely to be considered a suicide note and is now in police’s possession, Mathew wrote in Malayalam that it was “better to die than face a courtmartial”. Mathew, who was found dead days after he featured in a news website’s sting operation critical of the Army’s sahayak or ‘buddy’ system.
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Delhi shifts to Varanasi as Union mins flood city
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‘Bounty’ on Kerala CM: RSS leader booked
Ujjain police on Friday filed an FIR against RSS leader Dr Kundan Chandrawat for making statements conducing to public mischief by announcing a bounty of over Rs 1 crore on the head of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.


Reliance Jio says it’s ‘well positioned’ to get over 50% market share by 2021
The country’s data market will touch Rs 3 lakh crore by 2020-21, newcomer Reliance Jio has estimated, while claiming it is “well positioned” to achieve over 50% revenue market share.
Google’s own Chromebooks are not ‘dead’, clears company executive
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Google’s Apple Siri rival may come to iPhones, hints company executive
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2nd Test: Series on the line for India after shock defeat
Stung by the humiliating defeat in the series-opener, Virat Kohli will face the toughest battle of his fledgling captaincy career when India take on a resurgent Australia in the second Test in Bangalore.
Kerala HC sends notice to BCCI on Sreesanth’s plea
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You’ll not see Pune-like bad performance again: Kohli
Ahead of the second Test against Australia starting on Saturday, captain Virat Kohli said the hosts have learnt their lessons from the debacle, adding that it was a rare collective failure for the Indians.


Government asks banks to enable m-banking for all by March 31
The government has instructed banks to link all savings accounts with mobile and Aadhaar numbers by March 31, 2017, and enable mobile banking for such customers.
Gold, silver dip on reduced demand, global cues
Gold continued its downtrend for the fourth straight session on Friday, falling Rs 260 to Rs 29,145 per 10 grams at the bullion market due to heavy sell-off by stockists and investors amid bearish global cues. Silver too slumped by Rs 1,250 per kg to Rs 42,850, owing to hectic speculative selling.


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