TRAI likely to put an end to freebies

After the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India was said to implement a new set of regulations for the upcoming mobile operators, a report claims that that the regulatory body would put an end to the freebies like the ones provided by Reliance Jio for around seven months. Notably, the TRAI is expected to begin a consultation process on framing rules by May.

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H-1B visa rules could benefit Indian IT professionals: Expert

The new H-1B visa policy introduced by the US President Donald Trump is said to benefit the IT professionals in India. According to reports, Banyan Tree Capital founder Ignatius Chithelen has stated that there is an assumption that H-1B visa holders would be paid around $ 100,000 per annum but the visas could only go to applicants with the highest wages and skills.

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Burglar couple involved in house break-in cases held

The police on Wednesday reportedly arrested Bhaskar (25) and his wife Meenakshi (22) who targeted locked houses and burgled them. According to reports, the couple would look for houses where keys are kept at a regular place. Police arrested the residents of SVM Nagar, Otteri, during an investigation into a burglary at Subbarayan Street, Nammalwarpet.

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Users can quit WhatsApp if they need: Facebook

Social media giant Facebook has reportedly said that WhatsApp users can quit the messaging application it they need. According to reports, Facebook counsel Venugopal in the Supreme Court told that the users who find the new privacy policy irksome or violative of their fundamental rights could quit. He also added that the company has given full freedom to users to withdraw from Facebook and WhatsApp.

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Tamil Nadu government machinery working ‘expeditiously’

Amidst opposition’s criticisms of the state government not functioning, Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palanisamy has reportedly said the government machinery was working expeditiously. He reportedly said, “About 70 days have passed since I took over. And I have signed 1,560 files. Not a single file is pending.”

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EC bribery case: Alleged hawala operator sent to 2-day police custody

In the latest development in the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK (Amma) camp leader TTV Dhinakaran, a special court on Friday remanded Sukesh Chandrashekar, an alleged hawala operator, to two-day police custody. Sukesh Chandrashekar was also sent to judicial custody till May 12 after the Delhi Police said his custodial interrogation was not required.

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Works for Jaya’s monument will begin next month: Minister

State Minister Rajendra Balaji, on Friday, reportedly announced that works for building a monument for late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa would begin in May. According to reports, the minister also added that both factions of the AIADMK party would merge before the works for the monument start.

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Sharapova enters Stuttgart Open semis

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has advanced to the semifinals round of the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament on Friday. Sharapova won 6-3, 6-4 against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in women’s singles category in the quarters. Notably, Sharapova will face the winner of the match between France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.

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Ricky Ponting names his IPL XI team

After Michael Clarke named his team for Indian Premier League, Ricky Ponting has come with his team for the tournament. According to reports, Ponting has announced that David Warner would captain his IPL XI team, which also comprises of Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Nitish Rana, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Hashim Amla, Mitchell McClenaghan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jos Buttler as wicket keeper.

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TRAI set to implement new rules for new operators: Reports

According to reports, telecom regulating body TRAI is set to implement an industry-wide consultation on framing rules for new mobile operators testing their services before full-fledged commercial launch, starting this May. This comes after the rise of Reliance Jio’s entry into telecom market and the controversial plans it used to lure customers. Notably, the incumbent cellular operators have demanded that the dos and don'ts of such trial service needs to be clearly spelled out.

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Neymar overtakes Ronaldo as world's 2nd most valuable player

According to a data report by Transfermarkt, Barcelona star Neymar has overtaken Real Madrid’s king-pin Cristiano Ronaldo as the second most valuable player in the world. 25-year-old Neymar overtook 32-year-old Ronaldo by how well they play, their age and their ability to sell shirts. Notably, Messi still holds the number one spot at 120 million, while Neymar and Ronaldo stand at second and third with 100.5 million and 100 million Euros respectively.

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4 stands at Eden Gardens stadium named after Army martyrs

Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium named four stands after the Indian Army martyrs on Friday. Cricket Association of Bengal President Sourav Ganguly and Army's Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi dedicated the stands to 1962 Indo-China war martyrs Subedar Joginder Singh and Lt Col Dhan Singh Thapa and two other stands were named after Late Col NJ Nair and Late Hav Hangpan Dada.

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Noida girl Srishti Kaur crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017

Srishti Kaur, a Noida resident, has bagged the Miss Teen Universe 2017 crown. The event was held in Managua, the capital of Central American country Nicaragua. Kaur also won an award for the best national costume, which featured a peacock – the Indian national bird. The 20-year-old studied at Lotus Valley International in Noida and is currently pursuing her education at London School of Fashion.

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Not Dhoni or Kohli, but Dravid: Katrina's favourite

Actress Katrina Kaif has revealed that retired Indian legend Rahul Dravid as her favourite cricketer. Recollecting about her past interactions with the former Indian skipper, Kaif said, “I like Rahul Dravid, who I believe is a true gentleman. He never seems to get upset, angry or hyper and having said that I have never spoken more than three words with him. He is very shy.”

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Not a single farmer in TN committed suicide, claims govt

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday informed the Supreme Court that not a single farmer in the state had committed suicide. This comes after the Apex Court on April 13, issued a notice to the Edappadi Palaniswami-led government to report in two weeks’ time on the steps taken by them to address the farmer suicide issue. However, the National Crime Records Bureau states that a total of 606 farmers and agricultural labourers in Tamil Nadu had committed suicide in 2015.

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Delhi police raid four places in connection with Dhinakaran bribery case

In connection with the bribery case involving former AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran, the Delhi Crime Branch officials on Friday reportedly conducted raids in as many as four locations in Chennai. The raid also included a construction company, Girichand Construction Private Limited in Adambakkam. Notably, a Hawala operator was earlier arrested in the day at the Delhi airport in connection with the case.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to launch in the second half of 2017

According to Samsung's first quarter financial report, the company will be releasing the Galaxy Note 8 in the second half of 2017. Samsung has a regular launch timeline for the Note series smartphones as Galaxy Note 5 was launched in August 2015 and Galaxy Note 7 was launched in August last year.

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ICC ready to increase India's revenue share to Rs 2,500 crore

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said that the board is ready to increase BCCI's revenue share in the 2015-2023 cycle to Rs 2,500 crore. Manohar also said that the ICC recognizes India's contribution but insisted that distribution has to be based on equity and good governance. Earlier, ICC members except India voted for a new revenue model, which cuts India's share up to Rs 1,668 crore.

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NASA's Cassini sends back Saturn's images from its first dive

NASA space probe Cassini performed the first of its 22 planned dives through the rings around the planet Saturn and has sent back images from its successful dive. Cassini was traveling at speeds of 77,000 mph through regions thick with potentially destructive particles, and the images show a giant hurricane in Saturn's atmosphere. Cassini is set to perform 21 more dives in the 2,400-km gap between the planet and rings.

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All Indians should be pro-military, pro-India: Arnab

Journalist Arnab Goswami, on US-based social discussion website, reddit said, "All Indians should be pro-military and pro-India. If that makes us right wing, then so be it." "There can never be enough nationalism, and no nation can be soft on anti-nationals," he added. Commenting on the freedom speech, Goswami said, “The limit is to the point where you don't question India's unity."

 

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