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Daily Newsletter | Saturday, September 10, 2016
Brazil, US probe graft in UPA's $208 million Embraer jet deal
Rio Paralympics: India wins gold in high jump
It was double jubilation for India early on Saturday morning when Mariyappan Thangavelu soared to a gold medal and compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics.
Naik's NGO gave 50L to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
Islamic Research Foundation, the NGO run by Salafist preacher Zakir Naik who is under the scanner for allegedly inspiring terrorists, confirmed on Friday it had made a Rs 50 lakh donation to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in 2011.
At 59.6%, JNU voter turnout higher this year
Till the candidates from Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association (BAPSA) filed their nominations, the Left had no inkling they’d present the main challenge. The new group's, and especially it's presidential candidate, Sonpimple Rahul Punaram's, extraordinarily strong position on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus this election has surprised everyone. 59.6% of an electorate of about 8,600 voted in the JNU students’ union polls on Friday -- a turnout significantly higher than last year's 53%. Polling at the School of International Studies because councillor candidate’s name was missing from the ballots.
AAP unit president booked for rape attempt
Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Lehragaga unit president Hardeep Singh has been booked for attempting to rape a 15 year old dalit girl belonging to a dalit family of a village near Moonak sub-division.
Man carries elder brother’s body as pillion
After three incidents in the last two weeks from the states of Odisha, MP and UP in which relatives of the deceased were forced to carry and dispose of the bodies on their own in the face of government apathy, a man was forced to carry his elder brother’s body on a bike after the driver of a government-run ambulance at the district hospital demanded a bribe of Rs 1,500 to ferry the corpse.
Samsung India gives free Gear VR to compensate for Galaxy Note 7 shipment delay
The company will be shipping the new Gear VR ‘absolutely free of cost’ to those who have pre-booked the Galaxy Note 7. In addition, the VR will include a free Oculus content voucher worth Rs 3,300.
No midnight launch for Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus in India?
Since past many years, the new iPhone models have been launched at midnight (sharp 12am) in India, similar to iPhones' midnight launch events in the US and some other geopgraphies.
6 reasons you should buy the new iPhone 7
Apple’s big keynote event concluded recently. Held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, the company’s September 7 event saw the much awaited duo of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus getting launched.
Kohli has been an inspiration as leader, says Gary Kirsten
Virat Kohli was the next big thing in Indian cricket when he was in-charge of the national team and Gary Kirsten is not surprised at the big strides that the Delhi lad has made at the international level both as a player and a leader.
Advani wins historic bronze at 6 Red Snooker World C'ship
Pankaj Advani became the first cueist from India to win a medal at the prestigious Sangsom 6 Red Snooker World Championship as he settled for a bronze after losing the semifinal to Chinese Ding Junhui.
I won Rio bronze not because of power but technique: Sakshi
It's a sport which is synonymous with power for most but Rio Olympics bronze-medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik says her achievements on the mat are not just because of her brawn but also her brain. The 24-year-old from Haryana became the toast of the nation after winning a historic bronze.
Sensex sinks 248 points, ends below 29,000
Markets came off 17-month highs after benchmark BSE Sensex plunged 248 points to 28,797.25 on Friday, tracking weakness in global peers after North Korea tested a nuclear warhead, while domestic investors remained on the sidelines ahead of key macroeconomic data.
Iranian oil output stagnates for third month amid OPEC bargaining
Iran's oil output soared to 3.64 million barrels per day in June from an average of 2.84 million bpd in 2015 following the easing of Western sanctions on Tehran in January, adding to a global crude glut which has slashed oil prices.
Who can beat the king in kissing?
Kriti Kharbanda on her co-actor Emraan Hashmi and making her Bollywood debut with 'Raaz Reboot'.
Why Priyanka Chopra has a complicated life!
Priyanka Chopra has already established herself as a wonderful actor in Bollywood and is all set to make her mark in the west as well with the second season of her hit American TV show 'Quantico' and her Hollywood debut in 'Baywatch' opposite Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
Katrina Kaif tells you how to get over a breakup
Katrina Kaif is here to sass your way through a heartbreak, so you better take down some notes, guys.
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