Top Headlines: Record global harvest of cereals, India too heads for a new high

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Record global harvest of cereals, India too heads for a new high
Humanity harvested the largest ever cereal crop in its history in 2016-17 — a staggering 2.6 billion metric tonnes, according to the latest estimates of the UN-affiliated Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
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Jadhav issue: India puts talks with Pak on hold
The government on Friday called off talks between the two countries on maritime security which was scheduled for April 17. India officially conveyed to Pakistan that it wasn’t prepared to host a delegation of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) which was supposed to travel to India on Sunday.
Video of J&K youth tied to army jeep sparks storm
A video of a Kashmiri youth tied to the fender of an Army jeep as a “shield” sparked a major controversy even as Army sources maintained on Friday that the man was a stone pelter and that the move facilitated safe passage of a five-vehicle convoy without a bullet being fired.

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Water crisis forces Damoh villagers to migrate
A large population of a distant village in Damoh district has migrated following acute water crisis. More than 600 people from the village with a population of about 800 have shifted to either Jabalpur or the district headquarter of Damoh.

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6 must-use apps for Android smartphone users
Most smartphones today run on Android but that does not make the OS perfect. There are a few common issues that users face irrespective of the smartphone brand. We show the way out.
Third party Amazon sellers to pay more
Amazon India has revised its policies for third-party merchants who sell on its platform, slated to be effective next month.The e-commerce major will increase its commission rates by about 50% on an average across categories with some segments seeing…
Infosys provides muted revenue guidance for FY18
Infosys reported a near flat revenue growth sequentially in constant currency terms in the fourth quarter and provided a muted revenue guidance for the current fiscal, highlighting the challenging environment for Indian IT services companies. ​

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IPL: Tye five sets up thumping win for Gujarat Lions
Australian bowler Andrew Tye set the base with a hat-trick, finishing with the first five-wicket haul of this IPL and it was followed by an imposing 91-run stand by Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith that took the game away from the Supergiant.
IPL: Pollard fifty guides MI to four-wicket win
Keiron Pollard scored a match-winning half-century as Mumbai Indians overcame a top-order explosion to post a thrilling four-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League contest on Friday.
Singapore Open: Sindhu loses to Marin in quarters
Sindhu lost 21-11, 21-15 to arch-rival Marin in the quarterfinal, while Praneeth, ranked 30 in the men’s singles, beat Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand 15-21, 21-14, 21-19. Marin exacted revenge for her loss at the final of the India Open earlier this month by a comprehensive 21-11, 21-15 win.

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Millennials to beat older buyers in luxury space
Grey hair and Porsches don’t go together anymore. Young buyers are all set to beat the older generation in buying high-end goods that were reserved for a select few – those with bloated bank balances and receding hairlines.
Bajaj Auto loses ground since exiting scooters  
Bajaj Auto’s decision to stay out of the scooter market has cost the company dear in terms of market share, both in the overall two-wheeler market as well as in the motorcycle segment.
‘Highways liquor ban to affect 30% premium hotels’
The domestic ratings agency said it studied 12 top cities to analyse the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling, and found that nearly 30% of premium hotels will be affected. Hotels in Pune, Kolkata and Agra will be impacted the most, while those in Mumbai and Goa will be less affected, it said.

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Kabir Khan reveals ‘Tubelight’ trailer is just weeks away from releasing
Even though Salman Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ is set for an Eid release this year, the film’s makers have not released a teaser or a trailer yet. The film’s director Kabir Khan opened up about his plans for the trailer’s release.
Karisma Kapoor’s ex-husband Sunjay Kapur gets hitched
Yesterday, according to reports, Sunjay got married to Priya Sachdev, who is the ex-wife of Indian-American hotelier Vikram Chatwal
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