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Daily Newsletter | Monday, July 17, 2017
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Presidential poll: PM wishes Kovind ‘in advance’, pledges govt’s support
Kovind’s victory against joint opposition candidate Meira Kumar is a foregone conclusion as close to 40 parties, including many outside the NDA fold, have pledged support to him. The counting of votes will take place on July 20 in Delhi.
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16 Amarnath yatris killed as bus falls into gorge
At least 16 Amarnath pilgrims were killed and over 30 sustained injuries after the bus they were travelling in skidded off the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Sunday. The tragedy struck days after eight Amarnath yatris were killed and dozens wounded after terrorists opened fire on their bus in Anantnag district.
Won’t allow unrest in name of gau raksha: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that the central government has sent a strong advisory to all states to ensure strict action against communal violence in the name of cow protection and sought the support of all political parties on this issue.


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Voter Kamal Haasan has the right to criticise TN govt, Stalin says
Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly M K Stalin came to the defence of actor Kamal Haasan who is under fire from state ministers for his corruption remarks against the ruling government.


Here’s how much apps added to the GDP
“The internet economy could contribute up to $537.4 billion to India’s GDP in 2020, of which a minimum of $270.9bn could be attributed to apps,“ says the study.
TCS confident of achieving yearly target despite small hit this quarter
TCS, like its peers in the $150-billion IT industry, is seeing slower pace of large deal closures and it is increasingly relying on smaller digital deals.
US hiring will not impact India hiring, claims Infosys
Asserting that hiring in the US will not impact its recruitment plans in India, the Bengaluru-based company said it has rolled out campus offers to 19,000 people here.


Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win record eighth Wimbledon title
Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh. Federer claimed victory in less than two hours to become the oldest man to claim the title in the professional era.
Women’s HWL Semi-Final: Argentina beat India 3-0
With this defeat, India finished at the fourth spot in the points table with four points having played a goalless draw against South Africa on Saturday, a 1-4 loss against USA on Monday and a 1-0 victory against Chile on Wednesday. Argentina topped the table with 12 points.
Mithali Raj closes in on top spot in ICC batswomen rankings
Mithali Raj, who helped India disposed of New Zealand to set up a semi-final clash against six-time champion Australia in Derby on Thursday, has scored 356 runs in the tournament, including the match-winning 109 against the Kiwis.


Advancing Budget helped boost spending by 30 per cent: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said advancing the Budget by a month had helped increase overall expenditure by nearly 30%, with a 48% rise in spending on infrastructure development.
India’s BPCL makes its first US oil purchase
India’s Bharat Petroleum Corp has made its first purchase of US oil, buying high sulphur crudes Mars and Poseidon in a tender, its head of refineries R Ramachandran said.
AI Express plans fleet expansion, eyes more overseas routes
The plan is being prepared amid the government working on a road map for disinvestment in Air India, the debt laden parent of the low-cost carrier which remains bullish on growth prospects.


Shahid Kapoor calls wife Mira Rajput his ‘strength’
Shahid, who is quite active on Instagram and keeps his fans posted on a regular basis, recently shared a picture of himself and with wife Mira and captioned it, “My strength. Always lucky for me.”
Malaika goes shopping with son in New York
Malaika Arora is currently vacationing with her gang in New York and her Instagram clicks are proof that she is making her presence felt in the city.
Kareena, Karisma party hard with girl gang
Karisma Kapoor took to her Instagram account to share a picture with her girl gang. The former actress seems to be having a blast with her sister Kareena Kapoor Khan, aunt Rima Jain and others.
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