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Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Foreign tourist arrivals hit one crore, earnings cross $27-billion mark
In happy tidings for India’s tourism sector, the year 2017 ended on a high with the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) crossing the 10-million mark, which pushed the country’s earnings to over 27 billion dollars.
‘Put Loya’s case before appropriate bench’
In a dramatic twist in the ongoing strife in the Supreme Court, a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra on Tuesday ordered that the PIL seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya be put up before an “appropriate bench”.
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Army Captain injured in firing by Pak troops
Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Tuesday, injuring an Army Captain, officials said. The injured Army Captain has been hospitalised, a security official said.


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Amazon Great Indian Sale starts January 21: Get up to 55% discount on TVs, laptops and more
Leading e-commerce major Amazon is all set to kick off its first sale of the year. The company recently announced that it will be having the Great Indian Sale from January 21 to January 24. During the sale, the company will be giving discounts on all…
Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime to launch tomorrow
Three weeks, three smartphones: it’ clear Samsung means business in 2018. With a third smartphone launch slated for the third week of January, Samsung is wasting little time to steal a march on the competition.
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BlackBerry launches cybersecurity software for self-driving cars
Canadian software maker BlackBerry Ltd on Monday launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars.


2nd Test: India reeling in record chase of 287
Faf du Plessis’ 141-ball 48-run grind on Day 4 allowed South Africa to set India a stiff target of 287 – which would be a record 4th innings total for a win – if India manage to chase it down and make the three-match series 1-1 at Supersports Park, Centurion.
Historic India-Afghanistan Test from June 14 in Bengaluru
India will host Afghanistan’s maiden Test match from June 14 to 18 in Bengaluru, a massive fillip to the war-ravaged country’s cricketing profile. The decision was taken after officials from the BCCI and the Afghanistan Cricket Board met on Tuesday.
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Federer breezes through opener in Melbourne
Defending champion Roger Federer got quickly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets win over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open on Tuesday.


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Here’s how Sidharth rang in his b’day
The actor turned a year older today and his close friends including mentor KJo rang in his birthday with an intimate bash.
‘Padmaavat’ banned in Haryana
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’ has been banned by the BJP government in Haryana.
Pics: Soha spotted with daughter Inaaya
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