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Times of India

Daily Newsletter | Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Prez poll: Why PM Modi chose Ram Nath Kovind over senior ministers
The PM is learnt to have mentioned the departure of Manohar Parrikar, who quit as defence minister to take over as chief minister of Goa, as well as the death of environment minister Anil Madhav Dave, to argue that he needed to hold on to senior members of his team.
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Ram Nath Kovind, a lawyer who lost 2 elections
Ram Nath Kovind was one of the first lot of Dalit leaders to join the saffron party. He was the central government’s advocate in the Supreme Court during the Janata Party government and finally joined BJP in 1991 after 16 years of practice.
Prez poll: Modi picks 71-yr-old saffron loyalist
Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind, a known Dalit figure in BJP circles, is set to take over as the 14th President after the incumbent Pranab Mukherjee retires on July 24. Kovind, 71, will be the second Dalit, after the late K R Narayanan, to be President, and the first one from UP.


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5 held for illegal construction in temple premises
Five persons have been arrested by Mathura police for allegedly carrying out illegal construction at Jai Gurudev temple on National Highway 2.
Kolkata: Rain causes waterlogging, traffic chaos
North and Central Kolkata was pounded by the first monsoon downpour this year between 6 pm and 7 pm while south Kolkata had its share in between 7 pm and 8 pm. Behala received the heaviest rainfall recording a high 70 mm in an hour.
HC takes up issue of desilting drains as rains hit Delhi
With the rains hitting the national capital, the Delhi High Court today directed all the municipal corporations and the Delhi government to indicate whether the drains in the city have been desilted to ensure roads and colonies are not flooded.


Google Pixel 2 release date, news and rumors
Some alleged renders of Google’s upcoming flagship smartphones, Pixel 2, recently surfaced online. The alleged leaks show a bezel-less display. Now, a new video of the Google Pixel 2 smartphones has appeared online. The video claims to reveal the sma…
Vodafone offers 5 hours unlimited data for Rs 29 to prepaid at night
Dubbed as Vodafone SuperNight, the pack will enable the users to access unlimited 3G/4G data and download of five hours at just Rs 29.
This is the ‘hottest’ segment in the India smartphone market
Handset major Motorola is accelerating its efforts to cash in on the affordable smartphone (Rs 6,000-10,000) segment in India with the launch of ‘Moto C Plus’ for Rs 6,999.


Three Indians in ICC Team of Champions Trophy
Three Indians, including skipper Virat Kohli, were on Monday named in the ICC Team of the Champions Trophy 2017, with Pakistan’s Sarfraz Ahmed named its captain, a day after his side’s triumphant campaign.
How Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy
Victory on Sunday was Pakistan’s first ICC ODI tournament since the 1992 World Cup, their biggest over India in ODIs and their first against them in a major tournament since 2009.
Pakistan Army mocks India after Champions Trophy victory
Pakistan Army has mocked India after the country’s resounding victory in the Champions Trophy cricket final, sharing photos of celebrations in restive Balochistan with a caption “To whom it may concern’. Lay off”.


Sahara gets time till July 5 to deposit Rs 710 crore
Condoning Sahara group’s failure to deposit Rs1,500 crore into the Sebi Sahara refund account by June 15, the Supreme Court on Monday permitted it to make good a shortfall of Rs 710 crore by July 5 but with a warning, “If money does not come, Subrata Roy goes back to jail.”
Sahara gets 10 more days to clear SEBI dues
The Supreme Court, hearing a case involving Subrata Roy and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) over a dispute of of returning money to Sahara investors, also extended interim order granting bail to the Sahara chief till July 5.


Actress Anjali Shrivastav found dead in Andheri apartment
A 29-year-old actress allegedly committed suicide in Andheri West, and her body was found by the police on Monday. When her landlord opened the door with a duplicate key, her body was found hanging from the ceiling fan.
Pic: SRK’s stunning selfie with wife Gauri
A picture of SRK taking a selfie with his beautiful wife Gauri and we must say, the duo looks extremely stylish.
Anil Kapoor starrer ‘Mubarakan’ poster
Just a day prior to the release of the trailer, the ‘Mubarakan’ family posed for a sizzling selfie together.
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