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Daily Newsletter | Friday, April 28, 2017
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SC to govt: Appoint lokpal at earliest, absence of LoP no reason to delay
Under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, which came into force on January 16, 2014, Lokpal was to be selected by a panel comprising the PM, the Chief Justice of India or an SC judge nominated by him, Lok Sabha Speaker, LoP and an eminent jurist to be selected by the first four members of the selection panel.
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Survey finds Karnataka the most corrupt state
Karnataka occupies the first slot in a list of states perceived to be corrupt on the basis of people’s experience in paying bribes for public services. The Centre for Media Studies survey, which covered 20 states, found Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Chhattisgarh to be the least corrupt.
India ranks 4th in online security breaches
While China has managed to bring down hacks from nearly 24% in 2015 to under 10% in 2016, India saw instances of fraud increase from 3.4% in 2015 to 5.1% in 2016.


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Teen Murti Marg, Chowk renamed after Israeli city ahead of PM Narendra Modi visit
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) today took a decision in this regard at a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.


WhatsApp case: Will have regulatory regime for data protection, says government to SC
A “regulatory regime” for data protection is in the offing, the government today told the Supreme Court, asserting that an individual’s freedom of choice needs to be protected.
Reliance Jio effect: It may be time to say goodbye to freebies
Telecom regulator Trai plans to start by May this year industry-wide consultation on framing rules for new mobile operators testing their services prior to full-fledged commercial launch.
Google is India’s most attractive employer: Randstad
Search engine giant Google India has been named as the country’s most attractive employer brand, followed by Mercedes Benz India at the second place, a survey says.


IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions beat RCB by 7 wickets
Aaron Finch’s whirlwind 34-ball 72-run knock helped Gujarat Lions beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in Match 31 of the Indian Premier League season 10.
Revenue model: ICC offers $390m, BCCI wants $450m
With India’s Champions Trophy participation in doubt, the International Cricket Council is still willing to pay the BCCI $100 million more than the original share from the revamped revenue model.
‘I’m way above’ Bouchard ‘cheat’ blast, says Sharapova
Maria Sharapova hit back at Eugenie Bouchard’s “cheater” claims on Thursday, telling the Canadian that she is “way above” getting into a slanging match over her controversial comeback.


Bandhan Bank Q4 net more than doubles to Rs 323cr
Bandhan Bank on Thursday reported a more than doubling of its March quarter net at Rs 323 crore from Rs 142 crore a year ago, on an expansion in core income and a reduction in expenditure.
India on road to end fertilizer imports by 2020-21
The government has rolled out a plan to make the country self-sufficient in fertilizers in the next 3-4 years and has roped in cash-rich public sector energy companies to revive five fertilizer plants at an investment of Rs 30,000 crore.


Zeenat Aman: Vinod Khanna was an achingly handsome actor
Zeenat Aman pays a touching tribute to her Qurbani co-star, who passed away yesterday after his battle with cancer
Pics: Bollywood film fraternity attends Vinod Khanna’s funeral
Vinod Khanna funeral: Here are a few pictures of the Bollywood film fraternity coming together to bid their final goodbye to actor Vinod Khanna.
Jhanvi Kapoor is bringing sexy back in this new pic
Star kids much like their parents have a fan following of their own. Sridevi’s daughter Jhavi Kapoor is no exception.
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