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PM’s space diplomacy turns satellite launch into mini-Saarc summit
Modi commended Isro scientists for the launch and addressed the heads of six South Asian countries, barring Pakistan, via video conferencing. Calling it a “historic moment”, Modi said the satellite “opens up new horizons of engagement and will greatly benefit South Asia and our region’s progress”.
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Nirbhaya case: Death sentence for 4 convicts
Nirbhaya case should be eye-opener for all: SC
Concerned over increasing crime against women, the Supreme Court hoped on Friday that the Nirbhaya verdict would be “an eye-opener for a mass movement” to end such violence and sensitise people on gender equality and justice.


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Will sleep peacefully tonight: Nirbhaya’s Father
For almost five years, the father of a young woman who was raped on December 16, 2012, and died of injuries 13 days later, had slept fitfully.
375kg of banned plastic bags seized in Coimbatore
Coimbatore Corporation health officials seized nearly 375kg of banned plastic bags that were below 50 microns from 89 shops since May 1.


Reliance Jio case: TDSAT admits Airtel, Idea pleas
The Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) will now hear the matter on July 25, and has asked the parties to give their sides of the argument in detail within that time frame.
Reliance Jio’s new plans offer 100% cashback on JioFi
Reliance Jio ​has ​launched a 100% cashback offer with JioFi 4G router, ​as the Mukesh Ambani-owned tries to attract users of dongles, datacard and wifi routers offered by rival telcos.
Trai to launch MyCall app to rate call quality
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India also plans to strengthen the ‘Do Not Disturb’ registry programme aimed at deterring pesky calls by telemarketers.


IPL: All-round Axar keeps Kings XI Punjab in playoff race
Axar Patel starred for Kings XI Punjab as his all-round show condemned Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 19-run defeat at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Match 43 of Indian Premier League on Friday.
Azlan Shah: India lose 0-1 to Malaysia, fail to enter final
A listless India slumped to a heart-breaking 0-1 defeat to hosts Malaysia in their last league match as they failed to reach the final of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Friday.
Olympic silver convinced me anything is possible: Sindhu
To become the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal put her on a new pedestal, and transformed multiple-time TOISA winner PV Sindhu as the queen of Indian badminton.


2 bank chiefs shifted as govt moves to turn around sector
the government replaced two high-profile public sector bank chiefs on Friday for failing to do enough to revitalise their banks, in addition to appointing five new MDs and chief executives at state-run banks that are grappling with a pile of stressed loans.
US unemployment falls to 10-year low in April
After a slow March, when hiring likely was held down by a winter storm, the US economic engine added an estimated 211,000 net new positions while the jobless rate fell a tenth to 4.4 percent, the lowest since May 2007.
Cognizant records 26% growth in net profits
US-headquartered Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) on Friday reported revenues of $3.55 billion for the quarter ending March 2017, 10.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) growth from last year’s $3.2 billion. Its revenue grew 2.4% sequentially from last quarter’s $3.46 billion.


Prabhas turned down a Rs 10 crore endorsement for ‘Baahubali’
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Deepika Padukone on Katrina Kaif
The Dinesh Vijan helmed film ‘Raabta’ which stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon in leading roles has Deepika Padukone making a special appearance in the film’s title track.
I love Sonika with every breath I take: Shaheb Bhattacherjee
For the first time since the death of model and TV host Sonika Chauhan, Shaheb Bhattacherjee speaks to CT about his irreplaceable loss
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