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Daily Newsletter | Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Doklam: How India refused to play Chinese checkers, and won
The successful resolution of the over two-month-old stand-off on Bhutanese territory brought the two Asian powers back from the brink — if the standoff had tipped over into military conflict, it could have escalated beyond control.
Doklam truce: A message to China’s neighbours
India’s success in holding out in Doklam against Chinese threats is likely to be seen as proof that China’s attempts to bully smaller neighbours into submission can be countered by determined diplomacy and alliances backed by military resolve.
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Dera chief acted like a wild beast: Judge
While sentencing Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years in jail, the special CBI court held that he did not spare his own disciples and “acted like a wild beast”. According to the judge, Gurmeet does not deserve any mercy.


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Moto G5S Plus smartphone to launch in India tomorrow
Lenovo-owned Motorola is all set to launch its third smartphone under the G series in India. The company has sent out media invites for the launch event on August 29, where it will launch the Moto G5S Plus smartphone.
India and Pakistan hit by spy malware, claims cybersecurity firm Symantec
Symantec Corp, a digital security company, says it has identified a sustained cyber spying campaign, likely state-sponsored, against Indian and Pakistani entities involved in regional security issues.
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Xiaomi Mi 5X smartphone to launch in India on September 5
It seems that Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to launch its first dual camera smartphone in India.


I would play against Pakistan even if my one leg is not there: Dhoni
MS Dhoni was almost ruled out for a crunch India-Pakistan match in the Asia Cup last year after he suffered an injury but the then captain’s determination saw him not only turning up for the game but also winning it, according to national chief Selector MSK Prasad.
TV shouldn’t dictate scheduling: Vimal on Saina Nehwal match
“I feel sad for Saina. She didn’t get enough time to recover for the semifinal match. She had a late quarterfinal match and then she had to play in the morning. I think the overall scheduling was a problem,” Vimal Kumar said.
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SC refuses to direct BCCI to e-auction IPL media rights
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to direct the BCCI to conduct e-auctioning for awarding media rights relating to the Indian Premier League matches.


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Esha Deol gets a surprise baby shower
Actress Esha Deol, who is expecting her first child, tied the knot with hubby Bharat Takhtani again in full bridal grandeur during her god bharai ceremony as per Sindhi rituals. However, her younger sister Ahana Deol had different plans for Esha’s baby shower and went ahead to give her a surprise in her favourite theme – Lavender.
Karan Johar ‘likes’ Kajol’s gorgeous Instagram picture
It’s no news that friends-turned-foes, Kajol and Karan Johar, are friends again. The duo has gone ahead and extended the olive branch to each other on different occasions. Kajol recently shared a picture clicked by Vidya Balan at a bash with designer Manish Malhotra.
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