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Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, August 09, 2017
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In Gujarat RS seat cliffhanger, Cong snatches victory off last ball
Ahmed Patel, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary, won a bitterly-fought battle for a prestigious Rajya Sabha seat, defeating BJP in a high-stakes contest ahead of Gujarat polls scheduled later this year.
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Master strategist Patel gets one over Shah
Modi, BJP chief redefine ‘power politics’ for BJP


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CPM worker under arrest takes selfie wearing SI’s cap, cops suspended
Three cops including a Grade SI were suspended in the incident of an arrested DYFI leader taking selfie wearing the cap of the SI at the Police station and posting in social media. The superintendent of police N Ramachandran suspended grade SI Anilkumar, and civil police officers Vinod and Jayachandran pending investigation based on the report of the DySP.
As many as 80 people killed in accidents on Yamuna Expressway
An RTI reply has revealed that in the first 6 months of 2017, almost 80 people have died in road accidents at the Yamuna Expressway. Between the period of January 1 to June 30, 2017, total 432 road accidents were registered by police in which 78 casualties were reported on 196 km long Yamuna Expressway.


Swipe Elite VR smartphone launched in India at Rs 4,499
Indian smartphone brand Swipe Technologies has launched its latest budget smartphone in the country. Dubbed Swipe Elite VR it is the first VR-enabled smartphone from the company.
Moto G5S and G5S Plus smartphones to launch in India by August-end
It seems that Lenovo-owned Motorola is all set to launch its next smartphones in the G series. As per the industry sources, the company will launch its Moto G5S and G5 S Plus smartphones in India by end of August.
Reliance Jio’s Rs 399 plan; JioPhone ‘updates page’ goes live
The newest telecom service provider Reliance Jio recently extended the its Dhan Dhana Dhan offer.


If sledging helps our bowlers, I will sledge: Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara has never been known for sledging opposition batsmen but he is not averse to the idea if it helps the bowler.
World Badminton C’ships: Sindhu, Srikanth get top 10 seedings
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu and world No. 8 Kidambi Srikanth have been given the fourth and eighth seedings respectively in the BWF World Badminton Championship, which will get underway in Glasgow on August 21.
Shreyas Iyer century fires India A to tri-series title in South Africa
Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer delivered when it mattered most as India A outplayed South Africa A by seven wickets to retain the tri-series trophy they won four years ago.


Why selling off Air India, MPs ask Govt
Sources say there was no specific reply on jobs. Headed by TMC MP Mukul Roy, the parliamentary panel also asked how will AI’s debt burden of close to Rs 52,000 crore be tackled to find a suitor.
Businesses can file returns, pay taxes for July on GSTN portal
“The window for filing GSTR-3B has opened on August 5 and is fully functional now. Taxpayers can log into their account at the GST Portal and file their GSTR-3B return any time. They can also make tax payment using internet banking at the portal,” GSTN Chairman Navin Kumar said.
Axis Bank cuts interest rate on savings bank account
Axis Bank is the fourth lender to reduce the interest rate after market leader State Bank of India (SBI) begun the process of reducing interest rate on savings bank account. Bank of Baroda and Karnataka Bank then followed SBI’s suit


‘Simran’ trailer: Kangana turns a kleptomaniac
Kangana Ranaut is back and how! The actress, who took home the National Award for her leading role in ‘Queen’, returns as yet another captivating character for a girl who is fond of living life to the fullest, in the film ‘Simran’. She plays a Gujarati divorcee, Praful in the Hansal Mehta film.
Here’s how Kajol and Karan Johar patched up
It was only this morning that reports hinted at a possible patch up between friends-turned-foes Kajol and Karan Johar.
Pics: Esha Gupta’s topless photo shoot
Esha Gupta has been sending some serious bouts of envy with her recent photo shoots. The seductive star looks titillating and smouldering in the boudoir pictures, which seem like a lingerie shoot of sorts.
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