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Daily Newsletter | Thursday, June 08, 2017
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Mandsaur violence: Police’s restraint encouraged rioters
The cops seemed restrained after Tuesday’s deaths, and made feeble attempts to drive away angry demonstrators. Sources said this may have encouraged the protesters, resulting in a free for all even as the administration described them as “instigators and anti-social elements”.
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UP farm loan write-off sowed seeds of stir?
While UP government’s decision on April 12 to announce loan waiver for the state’s three crore farmers may or may not have been the trigger for protests elsewhere, the fact is that demands for such relief have only grown in recent weeks.
India to get next President on July 20
With President Pranab Mukherjee’s term ending on July 24, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said voting for the presidential election will be held on July 17. Counting of votes and the declaration of results will take place on July 20. The EC will scrutinise the nomination papers on June 29.


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Engineering student jumps to death from Malad highrise
An engineering student leapt to his death from a Malad West highrise on Wednesday, upset over his inability to score well in his exams. Kabir Chamelia, 20, studied in the first year of engineering. He did not leave behind any suicide note.


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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) smartphones launched
Samsung has launched the 2017 variants of its Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones in Europe. Dubbed Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017), the smartphones are priced at $304 and $332 respectively. Both are available in Black and Gold colour options.
Nubia Z17 mini smartphone with dual rear cameras, 4GB RAM launched at Rs 19,999
ZTE’s sub-brand Nubia has expanded its product portfolio in India with the launch of a new smartphone. Dubbed Nubia Z17 mini, the smartphone is priced at Rs 19,999, and will be available in Black and Gold colour options. It will be exclusively availa…


Virat Kohli batted for Ravi Shastri as coach before leaving India
It is emerging that before the team left for England on May 23, Kohli had mentioned to both Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman — two of the three-member cricket advisory committee — to consider Shastri’s candidature.
Thiem stuns defending champion Djokovic at French Open
Dominic Thiem demolished defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6, (7/5), 6-3, 6-0 in a stunning French Open upset on Wednesday, setting up a semi-final duel against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.
Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan vs South Africa
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Targeted interventions, not rate cuts, to help economic growth: RBI
The Reserve Bank on Wednesday said targeted interventions like reducing standard asset provisions for home loans which will make them cheaper, will help revive the sagging growth rather than rate cuts.
Economic situation warrants easing of rates: Chief Economic Advisor
Seldom have economic conditions warranted a substantial monetary policy easing as they do now, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian said today as the Reserve Bank left lending rates unchanged citing risks to inflation.
RCom rejects rating downgrades by Moody’s, Fitch
Telecom operator Reliance Communications on Wednesday rejected credit rating cuts by Moody’s and Fitch as the agencies’ views apply only on its $300 million bonds, which are being serviced regularly. RCom’s credit ratings were downgraded for the second time in quick succession on Tuesday.


Salman on SRK’s ‘Tubelight’ cameo
In a few weeks from today, fans will finally feast their eyes on the Salman Khan film ‘Tubelight’. The actor, who has been busy promoting his film across all media platforms, recently spoke about Shah Rukh Khan’s highly anticipated cameo, apart from various other tidbits.
Himesh Reshammiya and wife Komal are officially divorced
Popular music director and singer Himesh Reshammiya has ended his 22-year long marriage to wife Komal.
Dhanush and Ranveer Singh’s epic picture
A galaxy of stars descended at the Edgbaston Stadium on Sunday, to witness India take on Pakistan in a cricket match. There among cricket’s greatest players was Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who played the ideal team India fan and cheered the team on. Also among the roaring crowd was Tollywood superstar Dhanush with his son Linga.
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