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Urgent arms deals of Rs 20,000 crore inked to keep forces ready
India is finally taking steps to make its armed forces fighting fit. The country has inked a flurry of emergency deals for ammunition and spares worth around Rs 20,000 crore over the last two to three months to ensure its fighters and tanks, infantry and warships, are all ready to go to battle at short notice.
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Jaya’s close aide, Sasikala, grabs TN reins
AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala was on Sunday unanimously elected legislature party leader by MLAs at a party meeting, paving the way for her to become the third woman chief minister of Tamil Nadu. The swearing-in ceremony is likely to take place on Thursday.
It’s a rocky road ahead for Sasikala
With several cases pending against V K Sasikala as well as the members of her extended family, legal observers wonder if it would be prudent on her part to take over as chief minister now.


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Police may get custody of ATM attack suspect after 2 weeks
The violent images of a machete-wielding man attacking a woman in an ATM kiosk, captured on CCTV camera, may have made the 2013 attack a global news event. But this does not mean the city police will get immediate custody of Madhukar Reddy, the ATM attack suspect picked up in Andhra Pradesh over three years later.


Reliance Jio’s ‘free services’ get clean chit: 6 things to know
Wonder what as a consumer has changed for you? Here are the 6 things that have changed in Reliance Jio’s ‘free services’ plan…
Apple to have ‘exclusive manufacturer’ for iPhones in India: Report
An assembly plant that Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp is setting up in Bengaluru will focus solely on assembling iPhones, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.
PM Narendra Modi’s photo lands Paytm, Reliance Jio in soup
The government has issued notices to Paytm and Reliance Jio Infocomm asking them whether they had taken prior permission before using Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photographs on advertisements of their products.


Davis Cup: Ramkumar, Yuki power India to 4-1 win over NZ
A lanky Ramkumar Ramanathan was fluent in his win over Finn Tearney while Yuki Bhambri struggled past Jose Statham as India completed an emphatic 4-1 victory over New Zealand in the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie.
BCCI officials may seek SC succor for more authority
The office-bearers of BCCI could now take a legal route to be a part of the day-to-day working of the board despite a message that chairman of the Committee of Administrators Vinod Rai is the de facto boss.
Getting Kohli’s wicket early will be a dream come true: Taskin
The 21-year-old Bangladeshi fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, who has just played two Tests, spoke at length about the importance of the India tour.


Govt e-marketplace set to be mandatory for all departments
The government is set to make it mandatory for all its departments to procure goods and services through its Amazon-like emarketplace, which will also introduce preference for domestic players.
RBI expected to hold interest rates at Tuesday’s review
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to hold key interest rates at its monetary policy review, its second after November’s note ban, in the wake of banks being flush with funds post-demonetisation and a firming up of global oil prices.
Pizza Hut plans to double outlets to over 700 by 2022
Pizza Hut considers India to be one of its most important markets and plans to double its store count to over 700 in the next five years, riding the wave of growing popularity of western fast-food in the country, a senior company executive said.


Watch: Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan’s sizzling chemistry in ‘Halka Halka’
Although Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ has performed well at the box office, King Khan went on to share one more song from the film ‘Halka Halka’.
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