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Daily Newsletter | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Why not junk ‘unreasonable’ perks for ex-MPs, asks Supreme Court
The Supreme Court raised a question mark on Wednesday over benefits and pension for former MPs and MLAs, observing that these facilities on the face of it seem unreasonable and asked the Centre why this should not be scrapped.
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Terror hits London, locks down British Parliament
Abu Izzadeen, born Trevor Brooks, was named in reports as the man responsible for a terror attack in London on Wednesday that killed at least four people and left 20 others with grievous injuries. Izzadeen converted to Islam just before he turned 18, in 1993.
No Indian casualty in London attack: Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday night said there is no Indian casualty so far in the ‘terror’ attack near UK Parliament in which 3 people have been killed and over 20 people are injured

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Delhi municipal elections postponed to April 23, counting on April 26
Apart from polling and counting the schedule of all other election activities like filing of nomination, withdrawal of nomination, scrutiny of nominations remain unchanged.
Martyr’s family receives Rs 9.5 lakh aid from Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal
Family of Hira Ballabh Bhatt, who was among the 12 CRPF troopers killed in a suspected Maoist attack in insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on March 11, received Rs 9 lakh from Akshay Kumar and Rs 50,000 from Saina Nehwal.

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Google Maps has just got a new feature that you may love and hate
Google believes the new tool will be a more convenient way for people to let someone know where they are without having to text or call them.
Twitter shut down six lakh accounts due to terror-related links: Report
Micro-blogging website Twitter has blocked more than six lakh terror-related accounts in last one and a half years, media reported.
Data accuracy and neutrality are of top importance, says broadband speed tester Ookla
Clarifying its testing method, broadband speed tester Ookla on Wednesday said data accuracy and neutrality is of utmost importance and the company goes to great lengths to ensure that the information collected on any speedtest internet test is verifi…

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2-3 Aussie reporters trying to tarnish Kohli’s image: Clarke
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has said that India skipper Virat Kohli should not be “bothered” by a couple of Australian journalists who are trying to “tarnish his image”.
BCCI doubles annual contract fee for cricketers
Ravindra Jadeja has been rewarded for his all-round show in the ongoing home season as BCCI elevated him to Grade A in the annual contracts for the 2017-18 season announced on Wednesday.
India beat Cambodia 3-2 in international football friendly
India made heavy weather of their 3-2 win over lower-ranked Cambodia in a FIFA international football friendly at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

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Sensex tanks 318 points, Nifty slumps below 9,100-mark
Stock markets across the world have been under pressure on concerns over Donald Trump’s ability to deliver on his key policies, and missile tests by North Korea, brokers said.
Indians leave bankers in the cold in telecoms mega-deal
Indian companies struck a record $72 billion in M&A deals last year, doubling from the previous year. However, total fees for investment banking declined to $463 million last year from $491 million a year ago.

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Salman becomes highest advance tax payer
Salman Khan has paid the highest advance tax for the financial year 2016-17, according to reports.
Sunny Leone’s beach holiday pictures
The actress, who last took a beach holiday to Cancun, Mexico in 2015, is back to the same destination to soak up some sun.
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