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Govt to launch national toll-free number to report road accidents on highways
The government is all set to launch a national toll-free number to report road accidents on national highways (NHs) or lodge complaints with regard to their operation and maintenance. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is scheduled to launch the ‘1033’ helpline in the first week of February.
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3rd Test: Play to resume on day four in Jo’burg
Indian batsmen, often dismissed as ‘flattrack bullies’, showed their class and courage on an action-packed third day of the third Test against South Africa, braving repeated blows to the body to set a challenging target of 241.


Madras high court upholds TNSTC order dismissing employee from service
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Samsung to unveil next flagship device, Galaxy S9, on February 25
The smartphone will be launched at an event called ‘Unpacked’.
Ford buys transport services startups Autonomic, TransLoc
Ford said Sunny Madra, the chief executive of Autonomic, will join Ford to run a new unit called “Ford X” to develop new transport services businesses. Palo Alto, California-based Autonomic has about 70 employees.
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Google, Facebook bad for innovation, democracy: Soros
Calling Internet “monopolies” such as Google and Facebook an obstacle to innovation, billionaire investor George Soros has warned that social media companies can have adverse consequences on the functioning of democracy.


Even we had to face bouncers, pitch is not dangerous: Rahane
India batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Friday dismissed concerns raised over the Johannesburg pitch that has come under heavy criticism for offering uneven bounce.
3rd Test: Play stopped after umpires raise concern over pitch
Late into the third day’s play, South Africa opener Dean Elgar was hit on the helmet grill by a rising delivery which prompted the umpires to take the players off the field. Eventually, after discussions between the two on-field umpires, captains of the two teams and the match referee, the stumps were drawn with South Africa 17/1, chasing 241.
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Kohli betters Dhoni’s record of most runs as Test captain
Virat Kohli on Friday surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni to become the India captain with most runs in Test cricket. During India’s second innings of the third Test against South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, Kohli scored a gritty 41 and took his tally of runs as captain to 3456.


US economy cools in fourth quarter, falling below Trump goal
The world’s largest economy slowed in the final quarter of 2017, bringing US GDP expansion for the year below President Donald Trump’s ambitious three percent target, according to data released on Friday.
Honest borrowers to get easy loans: Government
Honest borrowers will find it easier to get loans from public sector banks (PSBs) following the reforms being undertaken, financial services secretary Rajiv Kumar has said, asserting that there would be a premium on integrity.
India and Mexico get an early taste of the ‘Bank of Amazon’
In India, Amazon has a doorstep cash-pickup service that lets customers load money into a digital wallet. It has also acquired or invested in several startups there, including Emvantage Payments and BankBazaar.
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’ which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead, finally released on Thursday, amidst tight security.
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Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘Padmaavat’, starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, finally saw the light of day, when it released in theatres across the country on 25th January 2018.
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