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Xiaomi unveils smartphone exchange program

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has reportedly launched a smartphone exchange programme to boost its presence in the Indian market. Xiaomi has partnered with New Delhi-based Cashify for the programme. Customers can visit a Mi Home store to exchange their old phone for a new one. The dated model will be valued by the Cashify team and the amount will be discounted for the new phone. Customers can visit the Cashify site to get a preview of the amount they would receive on the exchange of their model.

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Woman asked to remove burqa at Yogi Adityanath’s rally

At a rally in Ballia attended by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, cops were seen asking a Muslim woman to remove her burqa. A video shows the woman first removing the saffron scarf around her neck and then removing her burqa as prompted by three women cops next to her. After she folded and kept the garment with her, a male police officer arrived and left with the clothing. The woman, identified as Saira, was wearing cream-colour saree and claimed that she was a BJP worker, say reports. Police reportedly said the incident will be probed.

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Train heading to Maharashtra takes wrong route, ends up in MP

A special train carrying around 1500 farmers including 200 women heading to Maharashtra ended up in Madhya Pradesh after taking a wrong route. The special train was arranged by the Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee protesting in Delhi. The farmers had booked the train themselves for an amount of Rs 39 lakhs. The trains was redirected to its original course after the farmers informed the driver.

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Income tax law to be redrafted after 50 years

The Central government has formed a 6 member task force to redraft the 50 year old Income Tax Law. "Accordingly, in order to review the Act and to draft a new direct tax law in consonance with economic needs of the country, the Government has constituted a task force," a finance ministry statement said. The task force will submit its report to the government within six months.

 

 


 

 

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Agra University prints Salman Khan's photo in marksheet

Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Agra reportedly printed actor Salman Khan’s picture in a mark sheet belonging to a first-year student. The official spokesman of the university reportedly said they did not receive any complaint in this regard and would look into the matter if it was brought to his notice. The mark sheet belongs to a BA first year student of Amrata Singh Memorial Degree College in Tejpur Java of Aligarh district.

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‘Padmavati’ banned in this state as well

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani has reportedly said that the film Padmavati will not be released in the state until the controversies surrounding the film are resolved. The move has been made to prevent law and order situation in the state during the time of elections. Notably, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and  Madhya Pradesh have decided to ban the film until the controversies are over.
Actions will be taken against usury lenders: OPS

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Ryan School Murder case: Bus conductor experiences heart-warming gesture from villagers

Ashok Kumar, who was initially declared the primary accused in the Ryan School murder case where a 7 - year- old boy Pradhyuman was found murdered in a bathroom, was granted bail by the court due to lack of incriminating evidence against him. As he was unable to pay the bail amount, neighbours and friends from his village have come forward to help him by donating whatever they could afford to give.

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'Many ready to chop Modi's head': Politician

Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi has made a explosive statement saying that many youth in Bihar are ready to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This was in response to Bharatiya Janata Party's Bihar president and MP Nityanand Rai statement that all fingers and hands raised against the Prime Minister should be broken or chopped off. The wife of Lalu Prasad Yadav said that she is not even afraid of going to jail if that is the case for people speaking their minds.

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India test fires supersonic cruise missile

Today, India created history by test firing the BrahMos missile from a twin-engine Sukhoi fighter jet, over the Bay of Bengal, as confirmed by the Ministry of Defence. The BrahMos missile can be launched from air, sea and land, giving the Indian military a powerful boost. BrahMos II, the hypersonic version of the missile will be ready for testing by 2020.

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Civic elections underway in UP; CM Yogi Adityanath casts vote

Voting is on for the first phase of Uttar Pradesh civic elections across 24 districts. The elections would prove to be an acid test for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after he pulled a victory eight months ago that ended Samajwadi Party's rule. The CM cast his vote sometime back.

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Shocking: Man ruthlessly thrashes first wife who gave birth to female child

A video of a Telangana man, who allegedly separated from his wife as she gave birth to a girl child has been making rounds on social media. The man reportedly got married to another woman without getting divorced from his first wife or even informing her. When his first wife went to their home asking for an answer the man was captured in a video, thrashing his wife in front of the whole family. The woman has reportedly filed a complaint against him and he was remanded to 14 days judicial custody.

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''Finger or hand raised against Modi has to be chopped'': BJP leader

Lok Sabha MP and Bihar’s BJP president Nityanand Rai while attending an event in Patna reportedly said Modi, a son of poor has grown up to be the Prime Minister of India and people should join together to break or chop off any finger or hand that is raised against Modi. He was reportedly attending an event organised by Vaishya and Kanu communities.

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FIR filed against BJP leader for announcing bounty on popular actress

An FIR has reportedly been filed against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suraj Pal Amu by a man from Gurugram for his comments against actress Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali over the film Padmavati. Notably, the BJP leader on Sunday announced a bounty of Rs 10 crore for beheading the actress.

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Shocking: Journalist shot dead by constable after argument

According to reports, a journalist of Syandan Patrika, a leading Bengali newspaper of Agartala, was shot dead on Tuesday, by a constable of the Tripura State Rifles. The Tripura-based Journalist Sudip Datta Bhaumik had gone to interview an officer when an argument broke out between the two, the daily claimed. The journalist reportedly died on the spot after being shot. Police have arrested the constable, reports added.

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Woman hangs 5-year-old son, kills self

According to reports, Radhika, a 26-year-old woman and her 5-year-old son were found hanging from a ceiling fan at their home in Telangana. Police suspect that the woman might have killed her son and then hanged herself. She reportedly had frequent quarrels with her husband. The police have registered a case and investigations are on.

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Legislation against ‘triple Talaaq’ may be passed in Winter Session of Parliament

In a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in August, the practise of ‘triple Talaaq‘ was banned in a move to protect Muslim women from being unfairly divorced by their husbands without having any say in it. The government plans to take it further by passing a legislation in the Winter Session of the Parliament, banning and making it punishable by law. A ministerial committee has been set up to draft the law.

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Teacher shot outside school, caught on CCTV

A 31-year-old guest teacher at the MCD school was reportedly shot outside the school in New Delhi on Tuesday. Reports say, the assailants were unidentified and live rounds were recovered from the spot. A CCTV footage has been recovered from the spot and police investigations are underway.

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Bhansali is also guilty of hurting people’s sentiments: Yogi Adityanath

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reportedly said that ‘Padmavati’ director Sanjay Leela  Bhansali is no less guilty than those issuing threats to the actors. “Nobody has the right to take law into their own hands, be it Bhansali or anybody. And I feel that if those giving death threats are guilty, then Bhansali is also guilty of hurting people’s sentiments,” Adityanath told media.

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Karnataka CM’s convoy stops ambulance, patient forced to walk to the hospital

The Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah’s convoy allegedly stopped an ambulance from reaching the hospital, citing security concerns as the CM was on his way to a foundation stone laying ceremony. The patient and those accompanying her were forced to walk the last few hundred metres to the hospital. Similar incidents where ambulances have been stopped by the CM’s convoy have taken place many times in the past few years.

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Indian Army creates world record

Indian Army created a new world record with 58 men riding a single motorcycle at the IAF base in Yelahanka, Bengaluru. Fifty-eight Indian Army personnel created the record on Sunday when they mounted on a single 500 cc Royal Enfield motorcycle and rode it for a distance of 1,200 meters. The act was performed for the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of Records and Unique World Records.

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