Top Headlines: Meet Ashok Tara, the Indian Major who saved the future PM of B’desh

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Meet Ashok Tara, the Indian Major who saved the future PM of B’desh
Already awarded the Vir Chakra in the Battle of Gangasagar just a few days ago, 29-year-old Tara was told to rescue Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s wife and family, which included his 24-year-old daughter Sheikh Hasina and her child.
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PM Modi promises Hasina, ally against terror
“I firmly believe that it is only my government and excellency Sheikh Hasina, your government that can and will find an early solution to Teesta water sharing,” PM Modi told the visiting Bangladeshi Prime Minister, who is India’s staunch ally against terrorism.
In triple murder, SC avoids capital punishment
“Today, when capital punishment has become a distinctive feature of the death penalty apparatus in India, which somehow breaches the reformative theory of punishment under criminal law, we are not inclined to award the same in the peculiar facts and circumstances of the present case,” said a bench of Justices Pinaki C Ghose and R F Nariman on Friday.

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Wishtown buyers stage protest in Noida
Over 150 buyers of various apartments at Jaypee Wishtown in Sector 128 gathered for a daylong protest at the office premises of the builders. The buyers claim to have been finally been given a commitment Jaypee Wishtown MD, Manoj Gaur that a clear picture of the status of all the 35,000 Wishtown apartments, the avenues for funding of the project completion will be given to them in 15 days. The protestors dispersed after they were given this assurance.
Transporters withdraw indefinite strike call
Transporters have withdrawn their call for indefinite strike on the issue of steep third party insurance premium after meeting with union government representatives on Saturday.

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MuveAcoustics Drive earphones review: Striking the right chord
What is it that makes the MuveAcoustics Drive worthy of that price tag? We spent an ample amount of time with the earphones and this is what we think.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM could hit other markets, but on one condition
Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM is priced at KRW 1,155,000, or around Rs 65,700.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 details emerge
“Surface Pro 5 will not change the Surface Connect power connector, I was just told. Kaby Lake, nothing dramatic,” tweeted Thurrott.

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IPL 2017: RCB pull off 15-run win despite Pant heroics
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (157/8) held their nerves to beat Delhi Daredevils (142/9) by 15 runs despite a brilliant 37-ball 69 from Rishabh Pant.
IPL 2017: Maxwell fires KXIP to six-wicket win
Captain Glenn Maxwell led from the front with a quickfire knock to fashion a six-wicket win for Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League opener against Rising Pune Supergiant on Saturday.
Bopanna, Balaji seal India’s place in World Group play-offs
Bopanna and debutant Balaji defeated Farrukh Dustov and Sanjar Fayziev 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 in the doubles rubber of the Asia/Oceania Group I second round contest at Bengaluru’s KSLTA stadium. Uzbekistan needed to win the doubles rubber to keep the tie alive but Indians proved too good for the visitors.

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PMO discusses ways to involve realty firms in housing scheme
The meeting called by the Prime Minister’s principal secretary Nripendra Misra discussed how the benefits of the interest subsidy on affordable housing could reach the prospective home buyers at the earliest, sources said.
RBI warns banks of action for not passing rate cut benefits
RBI deputy governor SS Mundra said that banks have been not transparent in passing on the interest rate cuts to borrowers, nor have they migrated majority of loans to marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR).
Silver tumbles by Rs 800 to Rs 41,750, gold steady
In Delhi, silver ready dropped Rs 800 to Rs 41,750 per kg and weekly-based delivery plunged Rs 1,010 to Rs 41,380 per kg. However, gold remained flat at Rs 29,300 per 10 grams even as it strengthened overseas.

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This video of Badshah translating his lyrics to English has #viral written all over it
Speaking exclusively to TOI Entertainment, Badshah decodes some lyrics for his fans.
Kamal Haasan escapes fire tragedy at Chennai residence unhurt
Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Saturday said he escaped a fire accident at his Chennai residence on Friday night.
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