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Daily Newsletter | Friday, February 24, 2017
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Jammu & Kashmir sees rise in number of locals joining militancy
The emboldened nature of militancy in Jammu & Kashmir hit home yet again on Thursday, with a virtually military-style ambush of an Army column in Shopian leading to the death of three soldiers, even as the security establishment’s estimate of the number of terrorists in the state has undergone a sharp upward revision in recent times.
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Rahul still not mature, give him time: Sheila
Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit tells that she has not stopped campaigning for the Congress in UP and insists that she has not retired from politics. “I was supposed to go to Kanpur and Banaras but then I fell ill so I could not go. Now I am better and will soon be going to Banaras,” she said.
BJP wins 8 of 10 Maharashtra corporations
In the hierarchy of elections, municipal elections are generally considered a lowly third, after Lok Sabha and Assembly. But the very bitter falling-out between allies BJP and Shiv Sena had already injected a strong element of both political and personal drama into the elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the country’s richest civic body, which the Thackerays have controlled for two consecutive decades.


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Brahmin adopted by SCs can get quota job, says Punjab and Haryana HC
In an order that will have wide-ranging ramifications, the Punjab and Haryana high court has held that such a person cannot be denied a government job under the reserved category.
Muslim constable moves Gujarat HC to keep his beard
A Muslim police constable has moved the Gujarat high court after the police department asked him to shave off his beard.


Freedom 251 maker Ringing Bells’ MD detained on fraud allegations
Mohit Goel, the Director of Noida- based company Ringing Bells which had announced Freedom251 smartphones at an astonishingly low price of Rs 251 a piece, was detained today here on allegations of fraud, police said.
US government should reconsider its position on H-1B: Manish Tewari
The Trump administration should reconsider its position on H-1B visas, a senior Congress leader has said, warning that any move to curb these visas could become an “emotional irritant” in the Indo-US ties.
Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone may have a lesson for global smartphone industry
When Apple launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured.


1st Test: Starc fifty pushes Australia to 256/9
Fast slipping towards a low first innings score, Australia were rescued by a quickfire fifty from Mitchell Starc that pushed them to 256/9 at the close of play of the first Test against India in Pune on Thursday.
Talking points: The long pause and one-handed stunner?
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Abu Dhabi Tour: Cavendish races to opening stage win
Mark Cavendish of Dimension Data sprinted to the opening stage win of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour finishing the 189km course with a timing of 4:37.06.


Indian economy remains a bright spot in global landscape
The Indian economy is growing strongly and remains a bright spot in the global landscape despite temporary setback due to demonetisation, a senior IMF official has said.


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