Top Headlines: In first winter stay, 1,800 Chinese troops camping at Doklam

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Daily Newsletter | Monday, December 11, 2017
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In first winter stay, 1,800 Chinese troops camping at Doklam
Chinese troops have now virtually established a permanent presence in the Doklam area, near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet trijunction, with the construction of two helipads, upgraded roads, scores of pre-fabricated huts, shelters and stores to withstand the freezing winter in the high-altitude region.
Pak working with Cong to beat BJP in Guj: PM
The alleged meeting between Pakistani leaders saw Modi attack Congress in what came across as a bid to play the polarising card by sticking a “pro-Pak” label on Congress. ​​​Modi said the ‘secret meeting’ lasted three hours.
1 in 5 urban families borrow to fund hospital stay
In rural India, about two-thirds – ranging from 65.6% in the poorest to 68% for the richest – depend on the household income or savings, while 27% of the poorest household and 23% of the richest households depended on borrowings.

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The other side of toilet wall is their blackboard!
Call it “creativity”! Sitting under open sky, the students of a school in Bundelkhand use the other side of the blackboard to answer the call of nature.

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Infosys’ settlement move with SEBI fine: Mohandas Pai
The chairman of Aarin Capital and also Manipal Global Education Services stressed that consent decrees are a very normal part of any capital market.
How to know when your laptop is overheated and how to keep it cool
As laptops become more powerful with each passing year, the more heat signatures they leave behind.
Must-have gadgets for handyman chores
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, there are times when the handyman/handywoman in you comes alive and wants to build something.

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Hockey World League Final: India beat Germany 2-1 to win bronze
India defeated a spirited but depleted Germany 2-1 to win the bronze medal at the Hockey World League Final on Sunday. SV Sunil (20′) put India in the lead in the first half but a poor defending saw Mark Appel (36′) equalise in the second half.
1st ODI: Sri Lanka beat India to end 12-match losing streak
Sri Lankan bowlers and batsmen fired in unison to register an emphatic seven-wicket crushing victory over India in the opening one-dayer of the three-match series at the picturesque HPCA stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday.
HWL Final: Australia clinch second straight gold
In the end, the penalty corners made the difference. Both Australia and Argentina boasted of some of the top exponents of the art but it was the former who beat them to retain their Hockey World League Final title, with a 2-1 win in the summit clash here on Sunday.

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Priority is to have permanent solution on public stockholding: Prabhu
Commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that India is pushing for an improvement over the Bali package for its public procurement programme for foodgrains and seeking to build a coalition of developing countries to push its case and block moves for putting in place global rules for e-commerce.
Indian economy set for higher growth trajectory: Jaitley
He said the NDA government would now focus on large-scale investment in the infrastructure sector and rural areas. “I think, we should be looking forward to a much higher growth trajectory (for India) in the days to come.”

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Stills from Varun and Banita starrer ’October’
Actor Varun Dhawan, who was last seen with Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez in ‘Judwaa 2’, is all set to romance debutant Banita Sandhu in Shoojit Sircar’s ‘October’.
Pic: Budding friendship between Roohi-Yash and Taimur 
While the little Yash dons an all-denim look, pretty Roohi is seen a cute pink frock while Taimur can be seen looking all dapper in a yellow tee with his all-time mischievous expression
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