Top Headlines: Deaths due to air pollution rising faster in India than in China: Study

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Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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Deaths due to air pollution rising faster in India than in China: Study
According to the State of Global Air 2017 report, released in Boston on Tuesday, as many as 2.54 lakh deaths occurred in 2015 on account of exposure to ozone and its impact on chronic lung disease.
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Live: Voting in UP, Uttarakahand to begin shortly
SC sends Sasi to jail, MLAs free to play new game
In a unanimous judgment on a 21-year-old case of disproportionate assets, which also bars her from holding public office for 10 years, a two-judge SC bench “unhesitatingly” set aside the Karnataka HC’s judgment “erroneously” acquitting Jayalalithaa, Sasikala and two others in May 2015 and upheld the conviction of the trial court, which it found to be “flawless”.

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Erratic power supply again hits Delhi Metro services
Metro services in the capital were badly hit on Tuesday as movements of seven trains were affected with four round trip cancellations, two delayed and one partial cancellation on the Violet Line connecting ITO to Escorts Mujesar due to erratic power supply.
70 years later, Vanarmare tribe gets inked
After a wait of 70 years to get their voting rights, giving up their traditional profession of hunting and shifting to menial daily wage labor, living in the open in winters when their houses were burnt, the Vanarmare tribesmen did not find the five kilometer trek to the polling station as a task, and politely refused the government’s offer to ferry them in cabs.
Valentine’s Day: Girls give red roses to Tejashwi Yadav
This is not for the first time girls have expressed their love for Tejashwi. Earlier too he had received 44,000 odd marriage proposals on whats app.

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5 biggest smartphone brands in India
The rankings in smartphone market in India have witnessed a major upheaval. For the first time in many years, there’s no Indian brand in the top 5.
Why ‘hire American’ is a bigger issue for IT companies than H-1B visa restrictions
If the US wants more IT jobs to go to Americans, it has to start from within by first producing enough skilled professionals, said an immigration expert.
Here’s what Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka and chairman Seshasayee have to say on charges against them
“I left India barely in my teens, and I came of age in the US. Twenty-eight years later, I was walking into an alien setting when I returned. I was reassured by the integrity and culture of Infosys, and I will not let it down on my watch,” said an em…

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Ashwin-Jadeja best spin duo at the moment: Brad Hogg
“Ashwin and Jadeja are probably the best spin duo in world at the moment. Ashwin has got the height and uses it to get the bounce and his line and lengths are always spot on. Jadeja, on most conditions, is lethal because he doesn’t give much away,” Brad Hogg said.
BCCI selectors name unchanged squad for first two Australia Tests
This year’s Border Gavaskar Trophy pits the two top sides against each other – India are No 1 in the ICC Test Championship with 121 ratings points, followed by Australia who are holders of the trophy with their 2-0 win at home in 2013-14.
Ashwin is like ‘Bradman’ of bowling, says Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh was quick to admit that this is one of the strongest Indian side in many years led by offie R Ashwin. “Ashwin is like the (Don) Bradman of bowling at the moment. His record is equivalent to what Bradman did with batting,” Waugh added.

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Demonetisation, higher fuel see SpiceJet Q3 net profit plunge 24% to Rs 181.1 crore
Low cost carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday reported a profit of Rs 181.1 crore in the quarter ended December 2016, down 24% from a profit of Rs 239.9 crore in the same quarter in previous fiscal. The airline said that demand in the quarter had softened “due to demonetisation.”
Wholesale inflation spikes to 5.25% in January
As per the commerce ministry data, inflation in the ‘fuel and power’ basket more than doubled to 18.14 per cent in January, up from 8.65 per cent in the previous month.
Honda drives in the new City sedan for Rs 8.5 lakh with upgrades
Japanese car maker Honda on Tuesday drove in the new City sedan priced at Rs 8.5 lakh for entry petrol version and Rs 10.75 lakh for diesel (both ex-showroom Delhi). The company said that it expects a “strong demand” for the new model which has already received 5,000 bookings over the last ten days.

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Akshay Kumar’s interesting message on Valentine’s Day
While the world was busy sharing romantic messages on Valentine’s Day, ‘Jolly LLB 2’ actor Akshay Kumar shared an interesting and important advice to his female fans.
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