Top Headlines: Prez poll: With 63% of votes in bag, Kovind’s win seems certain

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Daily Newsletter | Friday, June 23, 2017
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Prez poll: With 63% of votes in bag, Kovind’s win seems certain
The combined opposition has named former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for the presidential poll but NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind’s victory is a foregone conclusion, with 63.1% of the electoral college votes already in the bag.
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How Isro protects India’s space assets in orbit 
Though Isro’s main objective is to make satellites functional once placed in orbit, protecting them from space debris is also the top priority of the agency.
Most services set to cost more with GST
For some days now, several service providers — from insurance and banking to telecom and hotels — have been sending emailers to customers warning of a GST-driven increase in prices starting July 1.

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UP to make answer copies of board toppers public
After the Bihar topper scam, Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, who is also the secondary education minister on Thursday said the answer copies of UP state board toppers will be made public from next academic session.
20,000 uniformed men, NSG commandos to guard Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad
To thwart any untoward incident during the annual Lord Jagannath’s Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad on June 25, over 20,000 police and para-military personnel as well as NSG commandos will be deployed.

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Government seeks investment and job creation details from Apple
A view on Apple’s application for tax concessions would be taken up after considering the levels of investments and the benefits that are likely to accrue to the Indian economy, sources said.
Facebook has a tool to protect profile pictures of women
Facebook has introduced new tools in India that will allow users to protect their profile pictures from being downloaded and shared, a move that may help reduce misuse of images on the popular social networking site.
OnePlus 5 smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, dual camera launched in India at Rs 32,999 onwards
he much-awaited OnePlus flagship smartphone OnePlus 5 has launched in India today. The all-new OnePlus 5 smartphone comes in two variants – 6GB RAM/64GB storage and 8GB RAM/128GB storage, priced at Rs 32,999 and 37,999 respectively.

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Hockey World League Semi-Final: India bow out losing to Malaysia 2-3
Fancied India suffered a shocking 2-3 defeat at the hands of Malaysia in a quarterfinal match on Thursday in the Hockey World League Semi-Final.
Kohli opens up, says will never reveal dressing-room details
Speaking for the first time, Virat Kohli on Thursday said that he will never reveal dressing-room details, in an apparent reference to the now retired coach Anil Kumble’s statement that their partnership had become “untenable”.
Afghanistan and Ireland awarded Test status
Ireland and Afghanistan have both been awarded Test match status, the International Cricket Council announced Thursday. The move, which means the two countries become full members of the ICC, cricket’s global governing body, expands the number of Test-playing nations from 10 to 12.

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SBI doubts ability of telcos to service loans
State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday sought the provision of spectrum as a collateral as it expressed doubts over ability of the mobile companies to service their loan.
Tata trustee Venkat sues Mistry for Rs 500 crore
R Venkataramanan, managing trustee of Tata Trusts, has filed a criminal defamation suit against former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry for allegedly making false statements and has sought Rs 500 crore in damages.

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WATCH: ‘Mubarakan’ title track
Two days after the release of the highly-anticipated trailer of Arjun Kapoor’s next ‘Mubarakan’, the makers dropped the title track on social media today evening.
TV actress Mouni Roy to debut with Akshay’s ‘Gold’
Television actress Mouni Roy, who is well-known for her part in the popular show ‘Naagin’, is now ready for her big screen debut. Mouni, who had previously made a cameo in Anubhav Sinha’s ‘Tum Bin 2’, is all set to play an important role in the Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Gold’, which is being directed by Reema Kagti.
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