Top Headlines: Lok Sabha election to be advanced to sync with state polls next year?

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Daily Newsletter | Monday, August 14, 2017
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Lok Sabha election to be advanced to sync with state polls next year?
The possibility of aligning a significant number of state polls with the next Lok Sabha election is being discussed in government circles with the scenario hinging on advancing national polls, along with a few state elections, in sync with assembly polls due in November-December 2018.
I-T lens on Big B, others in Panama Papers case
Asked whether information linked to the allegations against Bachchan was being pursued, an official said: “Mr Bachchan has said he does not own any of the firms named in the documents. So we just can’t launch a probe. We have to seek information.”
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Landslide in Himachal buries vehicles, 50 dead
Forty-two bodies were pulled out of a Manali-bound bus, with 47 on board, which was swept 2km away and got buried under 50 feet of debris. It was coming from Chamba. The other bus, an AC coach headed for Katra from Manali, had eight passengers, of whom three are dead. A biker was also among the dead.


Nitish announces eye banks in all medical colleges in Bihar to expedite donation
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said eye banks would be set up in all the medical college hospitals of the state as well as at capital-based Rajendranagar Super Speciality Eye Hospital by the end of December 2017 to facilitate and expedite eye donation campaign across the state.
KGMU to start dedicated orthopaedic department for kids
King George’s Medical University (KGMU) would soon be starting a one of its kind in the country, dedicated department of paediatric orthopaedics to enhance research in unknown causes fo congenital bone defects.
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MPCC general secretary killed in accident near Aurangabad
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary Sanjay Choupaney was killed on the spot, while three others including two senior office bearers of the party sustained serious injuries, after the SUV they were travelling-in, collided with a private bus near Bhendala phata on Aurangabad Gangapur road on Sunday evening.


Sarahah app: Here’s why some are loving and some hating this viral app
The white envelopes sit against an aquamarine backdrop, inviting anonymous messages that range from declarations of love to criticisms that may not have been possible face to face.
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Yuvraj Singh dropped for Sri Lanka ODIs, Manish Pandey recalled
Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal and Shardul Thakur have been included in India’s ODI and T20I squads in place of the rested R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami, but the big news is that Yuvraj Singh has been dropped for Manish Pandey.
Tour of Europe: Manpreet brace helps India beat Netherlands 4-3
Indian men’s hockey team registered a stunning 4-3 victory against higher-ranked Netherlands at Waalwijk on Sunday, their first win in three games in their tour of Europe.
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3rd Test: Pandya, Kuldeep put India in command on Day 2
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: After a pasting at the hands of Hardik Pandya in the first session, in which India scored 158 runs riding on the allrounder’s blistering 108 off 96 deliveries, India bowlers ran rough shots against the hosts to bowl them out for 135 in the first innings.


18% GST on food takeaway from non-AC area at AC restaurant
The new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, which was rolled out from July 1, provides for levy of 12% on food bill in non-AC restaurants. The tax rate for AC restaurants and those with liquor licence will be 18% while 5-star hotels will charge 28% GST.
From state-led capitalism to disinvestment: Story of PSUs
Half of the 235 CPSEs are under scrutiny for a possible disinvestment, NITI Aayog has recommended a strategic sale in over 40 of them.
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Fardeen Khan shares 1st pic of son Azarius
A day after the announcement of his son’s birth, Fardeen Khan once again took to Twitter and shared the first picture of his baby and captioned the image as, “Thank you for the congratulatory messages and wishes. Our best to all of you as well. Diani, Natasha & FK.”
Pics: Taimur returns from his Swiss vacation
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