Top Headlines: Rajya Sabha set for triple talaq bill showdown today

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Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, January 03, 2018
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Rajya Sabha set for triple talaq bill showdown today
The stage is set for a noisy showdown in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday over the bill to criminalise instant talaq, with the Modi government unwilling to refer it to a parliamentary committee and daring the opposition to oppose the legislation on the floor of the House.
H-1B tweak may send back over 5 lakh Indians
India may be looking at upwards of 500,000 of its “skilled” workforce returning home from America if a proposal by the Trump administration not to extend H-1B visa of those waiting for permanent residency (Green Card) is implemented.
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Dalit anger over Pune clashes paralyse Mumbai
A day after the bicentenary of a British battle with the Peshwas—marked by Dalits as a momentous episode in their history—was marred by clashes between the commemorating group and right-wingers opposed to the event, violent protests by Dalits erupted across Maharashtra on Tuesday.


Caste clashes: Dalit groups call for Maharashtra bandh, CM orders judicial probe
After Pune was marred by incidents of violence during the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle, clashes erupted in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday. CM Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a judicial inquiry into the incident. Stay tuned with TOI for live updates.
Decomposed body found hanging in JNU’s forest
The decomposed body of a male was found hanging from a tree in the forested area in the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus here, police said on Tuesday.
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Tamil Nadu needs a political revolution, Rajinikanth says
Actor Rajinikanth, who announced his decision to launch a political party and field candidates in all the 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu in the next assembly polls, hopes his initiative will help set the “incorrect system” in the state right.


Aus varsity to develop portable, non-invasive brain scanner
A new portable, non-invasive brain scanner is being developed in Australia to speed-up the diagnosis of brain injuries and stroke types by creating an immediate 3D image of the brain.
Facebook faces flak for removing ‘Birth Becomes Her’ video
Facebook is facing criticism from fans of birth photographer Monet Nicole Moutrie after her ‘Birth Becomes Her’ video that amassed over 100 million views over a period of seven months was removed from the social media platform.
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Read the memo that makes it tougher to renew H-1B visas
In a memo introduced late last year, the Donald Trump administration made the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1 more difficult. The visas are most popular among Indian IT professionals.


India’s winning run under threat from South African green tops
India’s long winning streak in Test cricket is under threat in a quick-fire three-match series against South Africa this month, where their status as the top-ranked nation in the format faces a stiff examination.
Hopman Cup: Federer in fine fettle as Switzerland beat Russia
Roger Federer subdued a feisty Karen Khachanov while Belinda Bencic outlasted Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to help Switzerland beat Russia 3-0 in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday.
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Kambli credits Sachin for bringing him back on field
Former India batsman Vinod Kambli said that he took up to coaching on the advice of his friend and one-time teammate Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar and Kambli were students of famed coach Ramakant Achrekar and both went to play for India and their friendship was well known to all.


Bank deposits will remain insured under FRDI: Govt
The government on Tuesday assured bank depositors that their money will remain insured under the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) bill and the resolution corporation can raise the deposit insurance amount.
NTPC generates 10% more power in Q3 to fuel growth
State-run generation utility NTPC has recorded a 10.39% growth in output in the third quarter ending December against the previous corresponding period, reinforcing the rebound in manufacturing activities.
SBI minimum balance controversy: Bank breaks silence
In a release, SBI stated that “it had waived (MAB) charges for its customers for the last 6 years” and “the charges were reintroduced from April 1, 2017 which was subsequently revised downwards from October 1, 2017 post receiving feedback from its stakeholders.”
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‘Padmavati’: Mewar royals unhappy with CBFC’s move, write to I & B minister Smriti Irani
Arvind Singh Mewar, who was a part of the review panel, expressed his dissatisfaction with allowing the movie to release.
Shah Rukh Khan announces ‘Zero’, hits 32 million mark on Twitter
While sitting on the top of social media trending lists, SRK had another reason to celebrate. The actor was happy to announce that he gained a following of 32 million on Twitter.
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In the shirtless picture, Tiger can be seen flaunting his super toned body as he poses in the backdrop of a serene beach. With white shorts and shades, Tiger looks smoking hot.
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