Monday, 5 September 2016

[wanabidii] Top Headlines: Sedition charges can't be slapped for criticising govt: Supreme Court

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Sedition charges can't be slapped for criticising govt: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court clarified on Monday that sedition charges cannot be brought against a person merely for raising a voice against the government or its policies, in view of the controversy generated after sedition charges were recently slapped in a number of cases
Simultaneous polls get presidential push
Highway horror: Woman killed, husband stabbed
A couple returning home after a holy dip in the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj district were allegedly attacked on Sunday by a group of men, who dragged the woman into a field and killed her. The husband was stabbed and is in Aligarh Medical College Hospital.
Heavy rain, high tide sink Kolkata; traffic crawls
Life came to a standstill across the city as heavy showers, triggered by a low-pressure above north Bay of Bengal, lashed Kolkata for more than three hours on Monday evening.
Apple boosts iPhone 7 production by 10%: Report
Apple has reportedly ordered a 10% increase in parts and components for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 7: Jaybird on Apple dropping headphone jack

JayBird CMO said that shifting from 3.5mm headphone jack to lightning connector-based headphones will still compress and decompress audio “but the music quality can be drastically enhanced.”
Reliance Jio’s aggressive rates to shake up industry: Experts
Jio’s offer the battle lines are drawn, and incumbents Airtel, Vodafone and Idea will doubtless match the rates to retain their mid-to high-end customers.
Harbhajan Singh still gives me nightmares: Ricky Ponting
Australia's legendary batsman Ricky Ponting has confessed that Harbhajan Singh, whom he considers his arch nemesis, still continues to give him nightmares.
Del Potro lowest ranked US Open quarter-finalist in 25 years
Former champion and 142nd-ranked Juan Martin del Potro became the lowest ranked player in 25 years to reach the US Open quarter-finals when Dominic Thiem quit their last-16 tie through injury on Monday.
Rio Paralympics saved by last-minute govt bailout
When the curtain comes up for 4,300 athletes at Wednesday's opening ceremony, almost everything will be scaled back: venues, seating, and staffing. Paralympic officials say that no sports or nations have been cut out, but the "athlete experience'' could suffer.
Samsung to launch Note 7 smartphone by month-end
Samsung India will begin sale and deliveries of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone — whose launch was deferred after nearly three dozen devices exploded during or after charging in overseas markets — by around month-end.
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