Top Headlines: PM springs surprise, names first woman full-time defence minister

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Daily Newsletter | Monday, September 04, 2017
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PM springs surprise, names first woman full-time defence minister
PM Narendra Modi on Sunday picked Nirmala Sitharaman as India’s first full-time woman defence minister, delivering the biggest surprise in a Cabinet recast that saw nine new ministers being sworn in, elevating the next generation of BJP leaders to key berths and inducting in-house technocrats with an eye on the 2019 polls.
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Pradhan, Goyal get their due with fresh challenges
After three years of five-star performance, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday gave two of his government’s poster boys — Dharmendra Pradhan and Piyush Goyal — their due by elevating them to cabinet rank but also indicated he expects much more from them by giving new tasks.


Woman falls off train resisting snatching bid, dies
A 40-year-old woman died on Sunday after she fell off a moving train near the Old Delhi Railway Station while resisting a snatching bid, the police said.
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Watch: Apple CEO Tim Cook’s cameo in this university’s ad
Auburn University has released two new commercials featuring one of its most notable alumni, Apple CEO Tim Cook. The advertisements focus on how a degree from the university can be a powerful tool to achieve success in career goals.
Nokia 6 update brings ‘quick action’ button and security patch
Nokia brand own HMD Global has started rolling out a software update for its Android–powered Nokia 6 smartphone.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s pre-bookings start in India
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5th ODI: Kohli century seals 5-0 clean sweep against Sri Lanka
A superb century from captain Virat Kohli guided India to six-wicket win in the fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo as they completed a 5-0 clean sweep on Sunday. Chasing a below-par 239, Kohli hit his 30th ODI ton and remained unbeaten on 110 to help his side chase down the target in 46.3 overs.
Quite amazing to have won the series 5-0: Kohli
His earlier thoughts of a “more challenging” contest in ODIs did not materialise as Sri Lanka hardly gave a fight to the Indians but the visiting captain Virat Kohli on Sunday expressed happiness at winning the series 5 -0.
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Dhoni first wicketkeeper to 100 ODI stumpings
The former India captain moved past Kumar Sangakkara’s mark of 99 with the dismissal of Akila Dananjaya in Colombo on Sunday.


Global cues, rupee movement to drive equity markets
Global cues, along with the government’s measures to revive growth and tackle the non-performing assets (NPAs) issue are expected to determine the way forward for the Indian equity markets during the upcoming week.
Late payment fees waived for delayed July GST returns filing
The government has waived late payment fees for delayed filing of GST returns and allowed businesses to correct errors in the initial form while submitting final returns by September 5.
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