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Top Headlines: To step up global outreach, India eyes lead role in Commonwealth

Apr 16, 2018
Times of India

Daily Newsletter | Monday, April 16, 2018
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To step up global outreach, India eyes lead role in Commonwealth
India is getting ready to play a larger role in the Commonwealth, a multilateral grouping that could now work very well for India’s global aspirations. With 53 countries and no Chinese presence, India is poised to give the Commonwealth a fresh sense of purpose.
Surat horror: 11-yr-old held captive, raped, killed 
Amid nationwide outrage over the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua, Surat police told TOI on Sunday that an 11-year-old, whose body was found about 10 days ago, had been raped, tortured and strangled to death. There were at least 86 injury marks on her body.
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‘900-year drought wiped out Indus civilisation’
The Indus Valley civilisation was wiped out 4,350 years ago by a 900-year-long drought, scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp) have found. Evidence gathered during their study also put to rest the widely accepted theory that the said drought lasted for only about 200 years.


Hot day in Delhi, mercury touches 40 degrees C in some parts of city
It was a hot day here with the mercury touching the 40 degrees mark in some parts of the national capital.
Gurugram: Man arrested 10 years after duping Rewari doctor
The district Special Task Force (STF) arrested a proclaimed offender 10 years after he duped a doctor in Rewari.
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Groom pedals to bride’s house in UP’s Pratapgarh
A unique initiative to spread awareness about environment conservation left the natives of Ibrahimpur, Pure Kharag Rai and adjoining villages in Pratapgarh district wondering in amazement on Sunday afternoon, when they witnessed a ‘baraat’ (wedding procession) – including the groom – pedalling all the way to the bride’s place on bicycles.


Apple memo warns employees to stop leaking information
Apple has been known to be among one of the world’s most-secret companies. The Cupertion giant has a long history of trying to ensure that information about its products and strategy doesn’t don’t go out.
Talk to books, play word association with Google AI
Google has been working extensively on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and now it has given users a (fun) glimpse of how far natural language processing — that deals with machine reading comprehension — in the technology has come.
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IPL: Dhoni’s 79* goes in vain as KXIP clinch thrilling 4-run victory
MS Dhoni played an entertaining knock of 79 not out, even hitting a last-ball six, but failed to take his team home as Kings XI Punjab registered a thrilling four-run victory over Chennai Super Kings.
Young and old shine bright in India’s eventful CWG campaign
The exuberance of youth, the endurance of experience and a bit of usual drama that is signature of Indian sports – the country’s Commonwealth Games campaign was all this and much more with a medal count that turned out to be the third best ever.
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Manchester City win Premier League title as rivals United lose
Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions when arch-rivals Manchester United suffered a surprise 1-0 home defeat by bottom club West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.


Rating agencies focus on ICICI’s continuity plans
Rating agencies are trying to find out what continuity plans ICICI Bank has in place if the MD & CEO, Chanda Kochhar, were to step down. The concern is that the lender may not have contingency plans if the exit were to be abrupt.
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Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’ to clash with Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3’ this Eid?
With this, Thalaiva’s ‘Kaala Karikaalan’ will now clash with Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3’.
Swara Bhasker slams troll who went after Kareena Kapoor Khan on social media
When a troll went on to attack Kareena for marrying Saif Ali Khan, her co-star was having none of it.
Deepika Padukone to turn producer soon?
Deepika will soon don producer’s hat for one of her upcoming ventures.
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