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EVM challenge to be held today as Uttarakhand HC rejects stay plea
The poll panel will provide 14 randomly selected EVMs which were used during the general and state elections in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to prove that EVMs cannot be tampered with, as alleged by various opposition parties.
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PM Modi asserts India’s the place to invest in
Making a strong pitch for business and investment in India, PM Narendra Modi said on Friday that his government had carried out as many as 7,000 reforms to facilitate ease of doing business just at the Union government level.
India committed to climate protection: Modi
Emphasising that India will not backtrack from its commitment to a clean energy future, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, “Paris or no Paris, it is our conviction that we have no right to snatch from our future generation their right to have a clean and beautiful earth.”


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Madras HC refuses to stay screening of Priyanka Chopra’s Baywatch
The Madras high court on Friday declined to stay screening of actor Priyanka Chopra’s film Baywatch, saying it is not inclined to pass any blanket stay when the CBFC has cleared it. It, however, has asked police to ensure that those who are not adults are not allowed to enter theatres to watch the film.
Madhya Pradesh farmers, traders clash in Dhar; bikes burnt
Violence broke out in Sardarpur town of Dhar district when striking farmers and vegetable traders exchanged blows and set fire to five motorcycles at the bus stand on Friday.


Telecom industry’s debt at unsustainable level: SBI
The country’s largest bank SBI has sounded alarm bells over troubles of the telecom industry with its chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya writing to the government regarding “highly unsustainable levels” of debt of mobile companies.
10 most-popular Android apps in India
Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is out. The 2017 edition of the report specially focuses on India’s growing internet sector. It also names the 10 most-downloaded Android apps in the country.
This is what Indians prefer over messaging, claims report
Mary Meeker’s report said Indians spend 28 hours on their mobiles every week, compared to four hours on TV and two hours on newspapers. Around 34% of the time spent on mobile was on social media and messaging.


Rain saves Australia in Champions Trophy wash-out
Rain came to the rescue for Australia as its Champions Trophy match against New Zealand was frustratingly abandoned as a no result at Edgbaston on Friday. Set a victory target of 235 off 33 overs, the world champion was struggling at 53-3 after nine overs.
No ‘showdown’, coach Kumble gives Kohli throwdowns
The alleged rift between the two most influential figures in the Indian dressing room has dominated headlines over the last few days, but snap of the session in which Kumble was giving throwdowns to the captain was a welcome sight
Djokovic escapes Schwartzman’s clutches in five sets
Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived his first stern test at the French Open on Friday, as he came from two sets to one down to overcome world number 41 Diego Schwartzman 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-1 and move into the last 16.


India’s slower GDP nasty surprise, self-goal: Chinese media
A state-run Chinese daily said today that India has suffered a setback and a “nasty surprise” in the “elephant versus dragon” race as its GDP growth slowed down in the January-April quarter helping China re-emerge as the fastest growing major economy.
Economy to bounce back next quarter, expect 7.5 % growth this fiscal: Niti Ayog
Niti Ayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Friday, said that India’s economy is expected to grow at 7.5% in the fiscal ending in March 2018. Speaking at a press conference, he said that the economy will witness a “good” turnaround as early as the next (April-June) quarter itself.
Global diamond jewellery demand at $80 billion in 2016: De Beers
The global demand for diamond jewellery increased marginally at $80 billion, with around half of the demand coming from US consumers at $40 billion.


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