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Sushma Swaraj Reacts to Kulbhushan Jadhav's Death Sentence

As per reports, a stern warning to Pakistan was issued by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday. She cautioned them that they should think about the consequences of carrying out Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence on bilateral relations between India and Pakistan.

Swaraj mentioned in the parliament that the government will do everything required to help Jadhav get the legal support he needs to fight in this case. She also said that the government will take take up the matter at the United Nations as well.

Mamata Banerjee Meets Modi, Seeks Release of Funds Due to West Bengal

As per reports, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday and sought funds over Rs 10,000 crore to be released due to the state. In a nearly half an hour meeting, Banerjee discussed the debt situation in the state; however, there was no discussion on the Teesta River water sharing with Bangladesh.

IT-officials Raid TN Health Minister Vijayabaskar and Actor Sarathkumar's Premises

As per reports, Income Tax officials began search on Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabaskar's several premises on Friday morning. The same search was conducted on actor and All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi leader R Sarathkumar, vice-chancellor of Dr MGR Medical University S Geethalakshmi and former AIADMK legislator Chitlapakkam Rajendran as well.

The step was taken by the IT-officials after complaints were received against Vijayabaskar for being involved in distributing cash to voters in RK Nagar constituency where a byelection is going to be held on 12 April.

The searches began at 6 am.

Prices for Petrol and Diesel to be Changed Daily from 1 May

As per reports, keeping with the international rates, the prices for petrol and diesel are going to change on daily basis from 1 May. The pilot project is going to be launched by the major oil companies such as Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) in five cities. The five cities include Vizag in Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Udaipur in Rajasthan, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and Chandigarh.

SoftBank Pushes for a Merger Between Flipkart and Snapdeal

As per reports, Japanese giant SoftBank has called for a merger between Flipkart and Snapdeal. SoftBank is likely to acquire around 15% shares in the merged entity of Snapdeal and Flipkart. SoftBank currently owns 30% shares in Snapdeal being the largest investor. Flipkart which is based out of Bangalore is estimated to be valued at $10-11 billion.

Flipkart would be getting a strong anchor investor in form of SoftBank’s arrival giving it the required footing to battle Amazon.

ISRO successfully launches Cartosat-2 from Sriharikotta

According to reports, ISRO has successfully launched PSLV C-38 from Sriharikotta. It has placed Cartosat-2 Series remote sensing earth observation satellite and 30 other nano-satellites into their orbits. Out of the 30 nano-satellites 29 belongs to foreign customers from 14 countries. This is the fortieth flight of its highly reliable polar satellite launch vehicle lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta at 9.29 am.

ISRO launches its heaviest ever rocket GSLV Mark III D1
According to reports, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched its heaviest ever rocket GSLV Mark III D1 from Sriharikota. This is the first developmental flight of the heavy-lift launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III D1 that can carry 4-ton class satellites into the 36000 kilometer geostationary orbits.
As per reports, the mission's success will enable India to launch four-tonne satellites on its own rocket instead of paying huge amounts of money to foreign space agencies to execute the operation.
President Congratulates DRDO For Successful MRSAM Missile Launch
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for successfully test-firing a medium-range ballistic missile, developed jointly with Israel. On Thursday, India test-fired twice a medium-range surface-to-air ballistic missile, off the coast of Odisha. Mukherjee also conveyed his greetings to the members of the team of scientists, engineers, and all others involved in the mission. 
As per reports, the first missile to be developed by DRDO under India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Program, Prithvi-II was inducted into India's armed forces in 2003. The Prithvi-II missile is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads.
India beat Pakistan by 124 runs in ICC Champions Trophy match

This may be an old, storied rivalry but in recent years these games have been anything but competitive. It was more of the same as India cruised to a 124-run victory. Pakistan’s target, adjusted to 324, was further revised to 289 in 41 overs following more showers.

After India had been asked to bat, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 136 for the opening wicket, before Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli clubbed Pakistan around in thrilling fashion. Hardik Pandya walked in ahead of MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, and clobbered three successive sixes as Imad Wasim found himself stuck with last-over duties. India scored 72 off the last four overs.The end was all too swift for Pakistan, which lost its last six wickets for 50 runs.
FIFA President Infantino Congratulates Aizawl FC on Winning First National Title

As per reports, through a letter addressed to president of All India Football Association, the FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulated the Aizawl FC on winning the I-League championship. In his letter Infantino congratulated the players, coach and staff of the club for spreading the positive message of football.

In the second match of Federation Cup 2017, Aizawl FC is scheduled to play Chennai City FC on Sunday.

Vinod Khanna Dies after Battling Cancer for Many Years

As per reports, the heartthrob of Hindi films, Vinod Khanna died at 11.20 am on Thursday after battling bladder cancer for many years. He was 70.

Sources revealed that the funeral will take place on Wednesday evening.

His friends and colleagues from the film fraternity shared their grief at his death.

India, Portugal to increase bilateral collaboration in cutting edge technology
According to reports, India and Portugal have agreed to set up a joint fund of four million Euros to support bilateral collaboration in cutting edge technology. This was disclosed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his press statement at Lisbon last night after a meeting with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa.
Report also suggests that Prime Minister Modi also thanked Portugal for supporting India’s bid to permanent membership of UN Security Council.
Govt will do everything possible for safety of Indians in Qatar

According to reports, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had stated that the government of India,  will do everything possible for the safety and well-being of Indians in Qatar.The reports says that the Minister has tweeted that her Ministry is in touch with the Ambassador. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt had imposed a boycott on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

PM Narendra Modi reaching Portugal as part of his three-nation tour

According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be reaching Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, on the first leg of his three-nation tour. Modi will meet the Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa. The two leaders will also review the progress of various joint initiatives and exchange ideas about the new areas of partnership. 

According to reports, the Prime Minister will interact with the Indian community before heading for the US.