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Daily Newsletter | Thursday, March 02, 2017
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Nationalism debate: Rijiju uses serving jawan’s video as fresh ammo
Refusing to back off in the political slugfest over “nationalism”, junior home minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday tweeted a video of a serving Army jawan criticising those who allegedly batted for terrorists like Afzal Guru and Maoists or flagburners while the armed forces put their lives on the line.
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Terrorism monster devouring creator Pak: India
“Pakistan has created terrorist groups against India, these monsters are now devouring its creator,” Ajit Kumar, India’s permanent representative at UNHRC, said in Geneva.
‘Married women a distraction in resi colleges’
The Telangana government has said that ‘only’ unmarried women are eligible to pursue education in the social welfare residential women’s degree colleges in the state. Husbands visiting married students can cause distraction, officials explained.


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PM Modi greets Bihar CM on his 66th birthday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called up Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to wish him on his 66th birthday.
Girl on pyre: UP Police to set up doctors’ panel
The girl’s death certificate from a Noida hospital, which said she died on February 25, a day before the cremation, from heart complications, was contradicted by the post-mortem report in Aligarh.


Commercial use of electric vehicles may not require permits
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Virtual currencies like Bitcoin financially risky, says RBI deputy governer
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Facebook ramping up efforts to prevent suicides streamed live on its platform
Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live.


Kohli, Ashwin chosen for Polly Umrigar and Dilip Sardesai awards
India skipper Virat Kohli was on Wednesday named for the prestigious Polly Umrigar award while all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin will be presented the Dilip Sardesai award at the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) annual awards on March 8.
20 wickets in 52.4 overs: Dhoni speaks to Eden curator
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni spoke to Eden Gardens curator Sujan Mukherjee about the excessive seam movement during their low-scoring Vijay Hazare Trophy encounter in which Jharkhand beat Saurashtra by 42 runs.
Jitu Rai wins gold, Amanpreet settles for silver in World Cup
Jitu Rai shot a total of 230.1, a world record, to finish on top of the podium, while Amanpreet, who was leading for a major part of the final, had to be satisfied with the silver medal after aggregating 226.9.


Jio ups data benefits, tariff war continues
Reliance Jio unleashed a fresh wave of tariff war as it boosted data offerings on its entry pre-paid plan by over six times, the move coming at a time when competitors such as Airtel have accused the company of engaging in back-breaking pricing.
Uber refutes allegation of unfair practice and predatory pricing in Supreme Court
Multinational cab aggregator Uber refuted the allegations levelled by its Indian rival Meru for resorting to unfair trade practices including predatory pricing and pleaded the Supreme Court on Wednesday to quash Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) order directing a probe against it.


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