Top Headlines: ‘China-Pakistan economic corridor challenge to India’s sovereignty’

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Daily Newsletter | Thursday, March 16, 2017
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‘China-Pakistan economic corridor challenge to India’s sovereignty’
India has expressed strong opposition to the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which is the key to Beijing’s ambitious ‘One-Belt, One-Road’ initiative, even as it slammed Islamabad for not taking concrete steps to stop crossborder terrorism.
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Shashank Manohar quits as ICC chairman
Former Indian cricket board chief Shashank Manohar resigned as independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday, a day after he met the CEO and top administrators of BCCI, setting off speculation that the Indian board had conveyed to him that it would oppose his proposed reforms in the running of the game.
PM may go for Cabinet reshuffle after April 12
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to undertake a Cabinet reshuffle soon and it could happen after the Parliament session gets over on April 12, sources said on Wednesday. A reshuffle has been on the cards for a while to fill up critical vacancies as well as induct some fresh faces.


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Security up for Sanjay Leela Bhansali after vandalism
Following the vandalism on the set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati, the state government has decided to increase the security to the director.
10-year-old boy booked for minor’s rape in Madhya Pradesh
A 10-year-old boy has been detained by police in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh in connection with alleged rape of a girl, seven years younger to him.
Mainpuri jailbreak: Suspended staff allege superintendent’s involvement
Seven police personnel, suspended in connection with the Mainpuri jail break on Monday have alleged that jail superintendent VK Singh was involved in it. They have alleged that Singh was away from the jail on purpose on the day of the incident, even though he was not on official leave, and was involved in the conspiracy.


Kerala government’s IT policy to create 2.5 lakh jobs
The draft IT policy-2017 announced today by the Kerala government aims to create one crore square feet of office space to provide employment directly or indirectly to 2.5 lakh people in the coming years.
Full security of personal data not possible, says Nasscom chief
There is a greater urgency, according to Chandrashekar, to protect online consumers as the e-commerce industry is growing at a faster pace.
Security flaw found in WhatsApp on Web: Report
A computer security firm on Wednesday revealed a flaw that could let hackers break into WhatsApp or Telegram messaging accounts using the very encryption intended to protect messages.


Manohar’s resignation raises a whole lot of queries
Is ​Shashank Manohar running away from ICC because India are vehemently ‘blackmailing’ countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to join hands in order to scuttle Manohar’s plan to abolish the Big Three mode of revenue distribution?
Virat Kohli’s claims are complete rubbish: Steve Smith
Australian skipper Steve Smith on Wednesday rejected Virat Kohli’s insinuation that he repeatedly cheated while taking DRS calls, saying the claims by his Indian counterpart are “complete rubbish”.
Australian media an extension of team support staff: Gavaskar
Taking a dig at the Australian media, former India cricket captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said they should not be paid much attention as they are an extension of the team support staff.


RIL shares worth Rs 50,000 cr change hands in block deals
In the second major shareholding rejig within a week by Reliance Industries’ promoters, three of them transferred over 38.87 crore shares today to two others in transactions worth nearly Rs 50,000 crore.
Rupee hits fresh 16-month high, up 13 paise at 65.69
The rupee continued its stellar run against the dollar to finish at a fresh 16-month high of 65.69 on Wednesday, as exporters aggressively offloaded the US currency ahead of the Fed meet outcome. The domestic currency has risen 2.23 per cent since the beginning of the year.
Nifty retreats from record, Sensex slips as IT stocks slide
Stocks took some time out to catch their breath on Wedensday after the Sensex closed lower and the Nifty retreated from its all-time high amid caution ahead of US Federal Reserve’s policy meeting outcome.


‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ box-office collection Day 5
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt’s romantic-comedy ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ raked in an approximate gross of around Rs 7.25 – 7.50 crore on Tuesday (day 5) at the Indian box-office.
Watch: Sonakshi Sinha in ‘Uff Yeh Noor’
Sonakshi Sinha’s forthcoming film ‘Noor’ is a much anticipated one as the actress will be seen in the role of a journalist.
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