Top Headlines: Border standoff: India wary as China takes up Doklam issue with Nepal

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Daily Newsletter | Sunday, August 06, 2017
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Border standoff: India wary as China takes up Doklam issue with Nepal
Chinese deputy chief of mission discussed the Doklam issue with his newly-appointed Nepal counterpart in a “courtesy meeting” and explained Beijing’s position. India has so far not made it public whether or not it has briefed foreign missions about its position on the issue.
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Chinese daily talks of military ops in Doklam
A Chinese academic has said China is planning a “small scale military operation” to expel Indian troops from the Doklam area “within two weeks”. The acamedic, Hu Zhiyong, did not cite any source for the information.
GST relief for textiles, Fifa youth World Cup
​​In order to bring relief to the farming sector, the rate for agriculture services linked to post-harvest and storage has been reduced to 12% from 18%. The Fifa youth World Cup, being held in India, has been exempted from GST, finance minister Arun Jaitley said.


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Raksha Bandhan ceremony best in morning hours owing to Monday’s eclipse
Monday’s auspicious day of Shravan Purnima will see the renewal of bonds between brothers and sisters at Raksha Bandhan. The almanac stipulates that the rakhi ceremony be completed before 12.43pm given that a lunar eclipse casts its shadow 12.44pm onward.


Apple Watch 3 may ‘break’ iPhone ties: Report
Apple is said to be planning to reduce the reliance of the upcoming version of its smartwatch, likely to be called Apple Watch 3, on iPhones.
LG Q6 smartphone with ‘FullVision’ display to launch in India on August 10
South Korean electronics giant LG is all set to launch its latest mid-range smartphone LG Q6 in India.
YouTube Music now gets a much-desired feature
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Vijender Singh wins WBO Asia Pacific, Oriental titles
The legend of Vijender Singh continued to grow as the Indian boxing star outslugged his Chinese opponent Zulpikar Maimaitiali in a close bout to retain the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title here on Saturday.
Colombo Test: Sri Lanka resist after India enforce follow-on
Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis launched a counter-attacked on India and struck a 183-run stand for the second wicket to take them to 209/2 at stumps on Day 3 of Colombo Test, still 230 runs behind India.
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