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Wednesday evening news brief, April 25

Apr 25, 2018
Wednesday evening brief Apr 25 2018
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Asaram was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of minor’s rape. The two other people convicted in the rape got twenty years each in prison. Asaram, who’s been in jail since August 31, 2013, was accused of sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl at his ashram in Manai village near Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The girl, who’s from Uttar Pradesh, was living in the ashram as a student. Read.
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Gautam Gambhir has stepped down as captain of Delhi Daredevils with immediate effect. Shreyas Iyer has been named skipper of the struggling Daredevils who – coming off the 2017 IPL season in which they finished sixth on the points table with six wins from 14 games – again face a very tough road ahead to qualify for the play-offs. They currently languish at the bottom of the IPL 11 leaderboard with one win from six matches.
PNB has invited applications for empanelment of detective agencies to locate untraceable borrowers. In its efforts to recover NPAs, the PNB has also resorted to ‘Gandhigiri‘ wherein its staff hope to ‘name and shame’ defaulting borrowers to recover up to Rs 150 crore worth bad loans every month. Interested parties have been asked to file applications and relevant documents by May 5.
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After quitting Trinamool Congress, Bhaichung Bhutia is ready to float his own political outfit in Sikkim. The former India captain will formally launch the party tomorrow in New Delhi. He had switched to politics and joined the Mamata Banerjee-led party in 2013, two years after retiring from professional football. Earlier in February, Bhutia took to Twitter to announce his resignation from TMC.
H-1B approvals for Indian IT companies dropped by 43% between 2015-17, a report said. Top 7 Indian-based companies received only 8,468 approved H-1B petitions for initial employment in FY 2017, a decline of 43 per cent since FY 2015. The report says the drop is due to industry trends toward digital services such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence, which require fewer workers.
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