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Daily Newsletter | Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Our hands are tied, Navy reads out bureaucratic rule book to Sushma
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj wants Indians in a ship at Aden in Yemen to be rescued, reacting swiftly in a way she does all the time, but a spokesperson of the Indian Navy has read out the rule book to her in public.
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DU students clash, cops beat and threaten scribes
Delhi University’s North Campus witnessed a string of violent clashes on Wednesday between two groups after Ramjas College students, supported by members of left outfits, called for a protest march against Delhi University Students’ Union (Dusu) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for allegedly disrupting a seminar titled “Cultures of Protest”.
Should’ve fielded some Muslims in UP: Rajnath
“We’ve given tickets to minorities in many other states… Talks must have happened here (in UP) as well… I was not there, this is based on what I have learnt. May be they (BJP parliamentary board) didn’t find any (winnable Muslim candidate). But I believe even they (Muslims) should get it,” Rajnath said.


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Bengal man held in Himachal for blast threat
Cyber Crime team of Himachal Pradesh police has arrested a resident of West Bengal on the charges of threatening to blow the Reliance Jio office.
SER bags top spot among all zones in Indian Railways ranking
South Eastern Railway (SER) has come tops in the Zonal Railway rating conducted by the Ministry of Railways. SER, known as the ‘Blue Chip’ zone, was at the top of the list among 17 zones throughout from April to December, 2016.
Don’t get disheartened, wake up, Naveen tells BJD MLAs
BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday asked his party MLAs not to dishearten with party’s drubbing in the panchayat polls.


HP introduces ‘Omen’ gaming laptops and desktops range in India
HP today unveiled its ‘Omen by HP’ gaming laptop and desktop portfolio for the Indian gaming market.
Apple Watch Series 3 may sport ‘new touchscreen’
According to the report, the supplier of the G/F (glass-film) touch solution will be Taiwan-based General Interface Solution or Hong Kong-based Biel Crystal Manufactory.
Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked in live images, Apps Edge interface and more seen
One of the leaked live shots show the complete front-facing panel with on-screen navigation buttons of Galaxy S8 (or the Galaxy S8+).


It’s not right time to pass judgment on my captaincy: Virat Kohli
Indian skipper Virat Kohli maintained that captain was only as good as his team, refusing a verdict on his leadership and added that when you are leader of the side batting becomes a more serious job.
I always wanted to bat like Sehwag, says Gavaskar
Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said the current Indian team under Virat Kohli was “fulfilling my dreams”. “What Kohli and his boys have done is amazing. Such a run of Test wins is amazing. They are fulfilling my dreams,” said the Little Master.
1st Test: Odds against Aus as they seek Asia turnaround
Australia have lost their last nine Test matches in Asia, and stopping the top-ranked team will take something extraordinary.


Bonds drop, call rates finish higher
Government bonds (G-Secs) dropped further on sustained selling pressure from banks and corporates, but the overnight call money rates finished higher due to rising demand from borrowing banks amid tight liquidity in the banking system.
Airlines woo fliers with cheap fares, free tickets
Air India and SpiceJet on Wednesday came out with offers, including free tickets, to attract more fliers amid stiff competition. While Air India is giving one ticket free for every booking in First Class and Business Class, SpiceJet would be offering tickets priced as low as Rs 777 on select routes.
India’s GDP can slow to 6.6% post note ban, touch 8% in few years: IMF
India’s growth is projected to slow to 6.6 per cent in 2016-17 fiscal due to effects from the demonetisation exercise. However the impact will be felt only in the short term, and the economy can bounce back to its expected growth of more than eight per cent in the next few years.


Watch: Rajkummar Rao’s intriguing ‘Trapped’ trailer
As per the trailer, ‘Trapped’ is a survival-drama-thriller about a man, played by Rao, who gets trapped in his own apartment in one of Mumbai’s high-rise buildings, with no escape route.
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