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Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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PM Modi conveys to US India’s unease over likely H-1B curbs
PM Narendra Modi has urged the US to take a “reflective, balanced and far-sighted” perspective on the movement of skilled professionals, indicating India’s discomfort with the Trump administration’s intent to curb H-1B visas.
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US targets more immigrants for possible deportation
Many more people living in the United States illegally could face rapid deportation, including people simply arrested for traffic violations, under the Trump administration’s sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday.
Cash deposits over Rs 5L to attract I-T scrutiny
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has decided to crack the whip on those who fail to verify cash deposits of Rs 5 lakh or more during the demonetisation drive, while deciding to go easy on “low-risk cases”. It has also asked officers to act against those who have offered or repaid loans in cash, which attract 100% penalty.


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Throw Pune officer into Chaskaman dam: HC
Furious that farmers affected by the Chaskaman dam project, about 60 km from Pune, have not been rehabilitated since decades, the Bombay high court on Monday slammed the state government, going as far as saying that the Pune district resettlement officer should be thrown into the dam.
Father arrested for raping minor daughters
The women’s cell of city police on Monday arrested a 40-year-old man, for allegedly raping his two minor daughters.


Samsung India’s digital ad crosses 100 million views on YouTube
Samsung India’s digital campaign on taking customer service to the doorsteps of consumers has crossed 100 million views on YouTube in seven weeks of its launch, the company said on Tuesday.
Read TCS’ new CEO Rajesh Gopinathan’s letter to employees
India’s largest IT company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has just got a new CEO — Rajesh Gopinathan. Gopinathan takes charge from N Chandrasekaran, who has been elevated as chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the $103-billion Tata group.
Airtel, Idea shares down after RJio’s offer announcement
Telecom stocks came under selling pressure today, led by Airtel which lost 4% after Reliance Jio Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced a slew of offers, including 20% more data than any rival from April.


We would treat Australia like any other team: Kumble
India coach Anil Kumble is aware that Australia will come hard at his team but said the hosts will not attach any special significance to this series and would treat Steve Smith and Co. like any other side.
I will place Sachin higher than Virat: Harbhajan Singh
Ace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh termed Indian captain Virat Kohli as “an intense cricketer” who thrives on.
Hazlewood dismisses curator’s bounce theory
Australia paceman Josh Hazlewood is not keen to believe the predictions that the pitch will offer good bounce in the series-opener, saying the bowlers will have to find other ways to get rid of Indian batsmen.


Notebandi fails to impact international travel
It’s official now. Demonetization, announced by PM Narendra Modi on November 8, did not have any impact on international trips to and from India in the October-December, 2016, quarter.
Few takers in govt for handling fee on cash withdrawals
Influential sections within the government are opposed to the idea of levying any “handling fee” on cash withdrawals above Rs 50,000 per day from current account as suggested by a panel of chief ministers in its interim report on digital payments.
Saudi Arabia sees first deflation in over a decade
Consumer price deflation hit Saudi Arabia in January for the first time in over a decade, official data showed on Tuesday, but plans for increased state revenues mean prices are unlikely to continue falling for more than a few months.


‘The Ghazi Attack’ box-office collection Day 4
The Hindi version of the film ‘The Ghazi Attack’ collected Rs 1.50 crore nett on its first Monday (Day 4) taking its total to Rs 7.75 crore, as reported by Boxofficeindia.com.
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