Top Headlines: Oppn fears simultaneous polls may help Modi to subdue incumbency

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Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Oppn fears simultaneous polls may help Modi to subdue incumbency
The opposition does not appear keen on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls, suspecting that this might be a bid to make the entire exercise a presidential-style campaign that could subdue incumbency.
China may hit back at Trump’s trade actions
American businesses in China are gearing up for a possible retaliation from the Chinese government if US President Donald Trump follows through on his pledge to take strong action against what he regards to be Beijing’s “unfair trade” practices.
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Aadhaar-based profiling fears serious, SC says
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said apprehensions of profiling of citizens on the basis of Aadhaar data is a serious issue that needs examination but the court also cannot neglect benefits to the common man by way of middlemen being eliminated and welfare schemes reaching the beneficiaries.


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Reliance Jio to offer more data under its Booster plans starting at Rs 11
Recently, Reliance Jio revamped its existing prepaid plans on the occasion of Republic Day. Now, the telecom operator has also refreshed its booster plans. The booster plans now offer more data to Jio subscribers.
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Vivo Xplay 7 may be the first smartphone to launch with 10GB RAM
Earlier this month, Vivo became the first company to launch a smartphone with under the display fingerprint sensor. Now, it seems that it is working on a smartphone with 10GB RAM.


No need to change my game for Test format: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has not been able to replicate his rich limited overs form in Test matches but he says it doesn’t mean that he needs to make drastic changes in his game for the five-day format.
U-19 WC: India thrash Pak to set up final against Australia
India capped off yet another sensational performance in the ICC Under-19 World Cup, this time beating Pakistan by a handsome 203-run margin in the big semifinal on Tuesday.
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Rai, Narang, Chandela among 27 Indian shooters named for CWG
Top Indian shooters Jitu Rai, Gagan Narang and Apurvi Chandela were named in the country’s 27-member squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in Gold Coast, Australia.


Budget to focus on growth of 7 states, 200 districts
The Centre is expected to provide a major push to development in seven states in the eastern part of India when it presents the budget for 2018-19 as it focusses on transforming 200 districts as part of its ‘New India’ strategy.
SBI hikes bulk deposit rates for second time in 2 months
The bank had last raised deposit rates, revisions on which generally precede similar moves on the lending side, by up to 1 percentage point in November. At least, three banks have already hiked their lending rates earlier this month.
Telcos have commited over Rs 74,000 crore to curb call drops: Telecom Secy
Leading telecom operators, including Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio, have committed to investing over Rs 74,000 crore to upgrade and expand their infrastructure to address the issue of call drops, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said today.
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Ayushmann begins shooting of ‘Badhaai Ho’
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