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Daily Newsletter | Sunday, May 21, 2017
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India to enter high-speed internet era with Isro’s new satellites
India is still behind many Asian countries when it comes to internet speed. But things are set to change in the next 18 months when Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to usher in an age of high-speed internet in the country with the launch of three communication satellites.
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In 2004, UPA replaced Salve with Pak’s ICJ lawyer
There is a bit of history to the hyped fight between two legal titans — Harish Salve for India and Khawar Qureshi for Pakistan — in ICJ on May 15 in the Kulbhushan Jadav case.
China killed 18 CIA men, crippled US spying ops
The Chinese government systematically dismantled CIA spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward.


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Ten die due to diarrhoea outbreak in Mathura
In a suspected outbreak of diarrhoea in Mat and Surir villages of Mathura, 9 children, between the age group of one and a half years to 12 years, and a 30-year-old woman have died in the last three days and over 150 have been admitted to hospitals.
Sunstroke toll rises to 8 in Odisha
As Odisha sizzled in the blistering summer heat, the sunstroke toll mounted to eight in the state on Saturday.


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GST: Laptops, desktops to become costlier
Laptops and desktops are set to become dearer when GST comes into effect, making the industry, which has been arguing for a lower rate of tax to help boost the Digital India drive, to raise concern about the new rates.


IPL 2017: How Rising Pune Supergiant made the final
The Pune-based franchise, in its second season, stormed into the play-offs by clinching second spot in the points table and then brushed aside Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 1.
IPL 2017: Smith, Rohit play down head-to-head results
Steve Smith and Rohit Sharma refused to read too much into their their head-to-head record, where the enviable mingles with the undesirable, on the eve of the title clash of Indian Premier League’s tenth edition.
BCCI to open tender for IPL sponsorship rights on May 31
The BCCI will open on May 31 the tender process for allocating the cash-rich IPL’s title sponsorship rights for the next five-year cycle. VIVO’s title sponsorship rights ends with this edition of the tournament.


Working to launch GST from July: State finance ministers
State finance ministers, cutting across party lines, said they were working on rolling out goods and services tax from July as consultations to work out product-wise levies concluded in Srinagar.
Tax refunds to exporters within 10 days: Sitharaman
Commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday that the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will help improve exports and assured exporters that they would get their tax refunds within 6 to 10 days under the new regime.
China-Myanmar oil pipeline opens enhancing tie
Crude oil began flowing from Myanmar to China over a 1,420 km long pipeline putting the relationship between the two countries on better footing. The oil reached Ruili, a border city of in China’s Yunnan Province at 4 pm on Friday.


Watch: Aamir Khan shares his favourite Sachin Tendulkar moment
Like most of us are, Aamir Khan too is a big fan of the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ box-office collection: Film’s Hindi version sets record for highest fourth Friday
Not a day goes by when S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus doesn’t create a record at the box office.
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