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Daily Newsletter | Saturday, January 13, 2018
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SC row shows that seniority is a sacred principle for judges
Seniority is a sensitive issue for high court (HC) judges, being the determinant of their career prospects, be it possible appointment as chief justice of an HC, elevation to the Supreme Court and, for the lucky ones, appointment as Chief Justice of India.
Four top judges revolt against CJI; SC on trial
Four senior-most judges of SC revolted against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and launched an unprecedented public attack against his allegedly arbitrary way of assigning important cases to benches headed by junior SC judges, ignoring senior ones.
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The final trigger that led to SC judges’ briefing
The final trigger for the stunning press conference by the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court came at 10.15am on Friday – just 15 minutes before the commencement of proceedings – when Chief Justice Dipak Misra bluntly turned down their last-minute request to shift a politically sensitive case from a particular bench.


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Microsoft Accelerator, Accenture Ventures to empower startups in India
Microsoft Accelerator is a global programme built to empower startups while Accenture Ventures partners and invests in growth-stage companies that create innovative enterprise technologies.
HTC U11 EYEs smartphone expected to launch January 15
The annual tech show CES 2018 has come to an end and smartphone makers are concentrating on the launch of their new devices in specific regions.
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No pedal to the metal in GM’s planned self-driving Cruise AV car
General Motors Co is seeking U.S. government approval for a fully autonomous car – one without a steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal – to enter the automaker’s first commercial ride-sharing fleet in 2019, executives said.


2nd Test: Parthiv, Rahul set to play; Ishant may replace Bhuvi
The Indian team management is all set to drop wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and opener Shikhar Dhawan from the playing XI for the second Test against South Africa but chances of Ajinkya Rahane’s comeback look highly unlikely.
People who wanted Rahane out now want him in, says Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli on Friday took a dig at critics questioning Ajinkya Rahane’s exclusion in the first Test against South Africa, stating that those who wanted his deputy’s omission are now clamouring for his comeback.
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2nd Test: Faf du Plessis surprised by brown pitch
South African captain Faf du Plessis was surprised to see brown grass on the pitch that will be used for the second Test against India, starting at SuperSport Park on Saturday.


TOI Budget special: 10 richest men in history
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Infosys Q3 net profit up 38.3%, revenue at Rs 17,794 crore
Investors and market watchers are expecting to hear from Infosys’ new CEO Salil Parekh on his strategy to spur growth for the company that is trying to put behind the almost year-long public standoff between its high-profile promoters and the past leadership.​
Trai cuts international incoming call termination rate
“The Authority has reduced the termination charges payable by an International Long Distance Operator (ILDO) to the access provider in whose network the call terminates from Rs 0.53 per minute to Rs 0.30 per minute,” Trai said in a statement.
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‘Parmanu: The Story of…’ release postponed?
If reports are to be believed, the release date of John Abraham’s ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’ has been pushed behind yet again, owing to its clash with Rani Mukerji’s upcoming film and Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh’s ‘Boom Boom In New York.’
Throwback: Taimur’s b’day pic with Saif-Bebo
Days after the Nawabi birthday party, new photos from the Pataudi grounds are being shared on social media and are quickly going viral.
Kangana: Karan serves poison to his guests
It was no less than a surprise when Kangana Ranaut and Karan Johar agreed to share the stage on the latter’s new television show.
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