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Daily Newsletter | Friday, June 16, 2017
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Islamic State chief recruiter for India designated global terrorist by US
In a major achievement for India, the US department of state on Thursday designated the chief and principal recruiter of Islamic State in India, Mohammad Shafi Armar, who also goes by his online name as Yousuf-al Hindi, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).
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Govt may ease cattle trade rules to allay ban fear
The distinct areas for milch animals and older, sometimes infirm, cattle meant for slaughter could address concerns that farm livestock get mixed with less healthy animals in cattle trade marts as well as concerns that the rules have acted to reduce the supply of meat and impose a dietary code.
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Coordination committee formed to avoid another Gurujam
The district administration is taking abundant caution this year to avoid a Gurujam like situation.
Indian cricket fan receives ‘threat call’ from Pakistan
An Indian cricket team fan who announced to iron clothes for free on winning champions trophy received an alleged threat call from Pakistan-based caller.


Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel smartphones available online at huge discounts
Alibaba-backed digital payments and commerce platform Paytm is offering major discounts on flagship smartphones from Apple, Google and Samsung. The discounts are available across all storage variants of the smartphones, along with a few exciting cash…
Moto G5 Plus now available on Amazon India with an exchange offer of Rs 13,070
Lenovo-owned Motorola launched the Moto G5 Plus smartphone in India. The handset is available in two variants – 3GB RAM/16GB storage and 4GB RAM/32GB storage – priced at Rs 14,999 and Rs 16,999 respectively.
India 60th most-innovative country globally, claims report
India has moved up six places to the 60th spot among 130 nations on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017, emerging as the top-ranked economy in Central and South Asia.


Champions Trophy: India set up blockbuster Pakistan final
India dished out a clinical performance to book a record fourth final appearance at the ICC Champions Trophy after sweeping aside Bangladesh in a one-sided affair in Edgbaston on Thursday.
India beat Scotland 4-1 in HWL Semi-Final opener
India conceded a surprise early goal but made a fine comeback by pumping in four quick goals to beat minnows Scotland 4-1 in their opening match of Hockey World League Semi-Finals on Thursday.
Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 8000 ODI runs
India captain Virat Kohli has become the quickest batsman to 8000 runs in one-day international cricket, beating AB de Villiers’ mark in seven fewer innings. Kohli crossed the 8000-run mark in his 175th innings.


GST Council to vet e-way, anti-profiteering rules on June 18
The all powerful GST Council will meet on June 18 to finalise tax rates on lottery as well as rules relating to e-way bill and anti-profiteering measures. This will be the 17th meeting of the GST Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising state counterparts.
Current Account Deficit soars in 4th quarter, narrows for full fiscal
The current account deficit soared to $3.4 billion, or 0.6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, from $0.3 billion a year ago, the Reserve Bank said today. For the full fiscal 2017, CAD narrowed to 0.7 per cent of GDP from 1.1 per cent in the year ago period


Movie Review: Cars 3
It’s best not to expect much from a series that barely delivers on the promise of being a fun animated movie.
WATCH: ‘Tubelight’ new song ‘Main Agar’
The makers of ‘Tubelight’ have just released another melodious song – ‘Main Agar’. The song is sung by Atif Aslam and introduces Matin Rey Tangu and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu.
‘Tubelight’ to feature at Times Square
A few pictures of the film’s posters being featured on New York’s Times Square hoardings have gone viral.
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