Top Headlines: Sasikala’s proxy, Palaniswami, may be sworn in as CM today

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Sasikala’s proxy, Palaniswami, may be sworn in as CM today
Governor C Vidyasagar Rao is likely to swear in AIADMK legislature party leader Edappadi K Palaniswami as chief minister on Thursday, a Raj Bhavan insider told TOI. ​​He may be asked to prove majority on the floor of the house in a week, thereby ruling out the possibility of a composite floor test.
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For public servants, gifts not legal income: SC
In its judgment deflating Sasikala’s ambition to become CM of Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court has dealt a blow to gift-loving public servants by ruling that presents could not be counted as income from lawful sources. “Gifts to Jayalalithaa, a public servant… are visibly illegal and forbidden by law,” it said.
India ‘key player’ in space race: Global media 
India has emerged as a “key player” in a growing global commercial market for space-based surveillance and communication, world media commented on Wednesday after the country scripted history by successfully launching 104 satellites using a single rocket.

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From zero to 70 per cent: Village in Kedarnath sees a overhaul in voting
Gondar village in the Kedarnath constituency of Rudraprayag district saw a complete overhaul in the 2017 assembly elections with the efforts of the district administration and election officials.
Five BJP workers resign after video of them dancing goes viral
Five Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers resigned after a video of them dancing to a Bollywood number in a party office in Mira Road went viral on Wednesday.
‘Dead man’ files nomination in Varanasi to prove that he is alive
He claimed that he had served the film actor Nana Patekar as cook in Mumbai. His ordeal began when he left for Mumbai in 2000 with Nana, who was in Varanasi for the shooting of a film in his village.

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TCS’ boss to Indian IT companies: Don’t worry about H-1Bs
Tata Consultancy Services chief N Chandrasekaran today said concerns surrounding the H-1B visa are hyped and asked the $155-billion domestic IT industry not to get paranoid as these are exciting times with lots of opportunities.
Xiaomi set for its ‘new innings’ in India
Chinese mobile handset manufacturer Xiaomi is likely to soon procure licence to operate its own branded outlets in India, as part of its effort to increase its offline distribution in coming years, company’s top executive said here today.
Apple is the new king of the global smartphone market: Gartner
According to Gartner, it has taken eight quarters for Apple to regain the No 1 global smartphone vendor ranking, but the positions of the two leaders have never been so close, with a difference of only 256,000 units.

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Sunrisers take on RCB in IPL 2017 opener on April 5
The BCCI on Wednesday announced the fixtures of the upcoming IPL 2017 season with the opening match scheduled to be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on April 5.
Maxwell wants team to ‘create doubt’ in Kohli’s technique
Glenn Maxwell suggested that the best way to tackle the onslaught from India skipper Virat Kohli during the four-match Test cricket rubber will be to “trigger a doubt” in the Delhi batsman’s technique.
I have game plan ready for Ashwin, says David Warner
Australia will not only depend on his starts but also want David Warner to counter the Ravichandran Ashwin threat for which the explosive opener has a “game plan ready”.

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Donald Trump may be good for India, says Mukesh Ambani
American President Donald Trump might be a blessing in disguise for India, said Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. ​​“It will help Indian talent and Indian IT industry to focus on solving problems in India,” he said.
Government gives green signal to merger of SBI, associate banks
Seeking to create a global sized bank, the government on Wednesday gave go ahead to the merger plan of SBI and its five associate banks but did not take a decision with regard to Bharatiya Mahila Bank.
Porsche India sells over 400 sports cars in 2016
German sports carmaker Porsche sold over 400 cars in India last year, and said that the company will further expand its retail presence in the country as it adds to its product portfolio.

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Then and Now: Bollywood’s 24 cute child actors
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