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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.

Kumar Mangalam Birla to Handle Vodafone-Idea Merged Entity as its Chairman

As per reports, Kumar Mangalam Birla is going to be the chairman of Vodafone-Idea merged entity. Over a period of time, both the companies will have equal stakes, said sources.

As both the companies are strong brands, Vodafone and Idea will be operating separately.

Truecaller Enters Lucrative Mobile Payment Market in India

As per reports, Truecaller partnering up with ICICI bank launched a service called Truecaller Pay which lets Android users transfer money securely using mobile phones.

Truecaller is a popular call monitoring and spam call identification app based in Stockholm. At an event on Tuesday in New Delhi, they announced a refreshed design of their mobile app Truecaller 8, introducing two new features for flagging spam SMS and make mobile payments.

Xiaomi Redmi 4A to be Launched on Monday, To Cost Around Rs. 6,000

Xiaomi is all set to launch its newest budget phone – Xiaomi Redmi 4A - in India on March 20 at an estimated cost of around Rs. 6,000.

Reports say that Redmi 4A will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. Other important features include 2GB RAM, 16GB internal support, microSD card storage compatibility, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and 3,120mAh battery.

Redmi 4A will come with MIUI 8 interface (based on older Android Marshmallow).

The well awaited smartphone is expected to be Reliance Jio compatible (4G VoLTE support) and will be exclusively available on Amazon.in.

Rolls Royce to Make Combat Aircrafts in India

Kishore Jayaraman, President of Rolls Royce (India and South Asia), while delivering a lecture at National Institute of Technology (Trichy) during their annual techno-managerial festival Pragyan-2017, has said that his company will build combat aircraft engines in India soon. While stressing on his company’s commitment towards technological innovations, Jayaraman said that Rolls Royce is the only company to produce white body aircraft engines. While charting out his company’s future plans in India, he said that they are all set to make Bangalore their next generation technology hub in India.

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.

Land Trouble for Setting up Manipur-based National Sports University

Sundargarh district administration of Odisha is finding it difficult to identify encroachment-free land of 150-200 acres for building Manipur-based National Sports University (NSU). Sundargarh district administration has been asked by the Sports and Youth Affairs Department for identifying land for the proposed NSU campus. Reports say Sundargarh district administration has said that it has become very difficult for earmarking a single patch of land that is more than 100 acres.

BCCI Receives Notice from Kerala High Court for Lifting Sreesanth's Lifetime Ban

As per reports, BCCI has received a petition from the Kerala High Court on Friday for lifting the ban which was imposed on S Sreesanth. The step was taken after Sreesanth had sent a petition to court requesting the same.

Sreesanth is one of the cricketers who was charged for spot-fixing during the IPL 6 in 2013.

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.

Karan Johar Becomes Dad to a Girl and a Boy through Surrogacy

Famous Bollywood director-producer Karan Johar has become proud father of twin babies - a girl named Roohi and a boy named Yash. Karan made the public announcement on Sunday morning through his official tweeter handle saying "two most wonderful additions to my life and lifelines". Reports say the children were born at Masarani Hospital of Mumbai through surrogacy. This is the same hospital where AbRam, third child of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri, were born with the help of a surrogate mother.  

Rajasthan Minister Assures Jat Leaders of Not Showing "Padmavati" Till They Clear It

Energy Minister of Rajasthan, Pushpendra Singh, assured a section of Rajput community that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film Padmavati will not be released in the state until screened to the community members. The announcement comes a month after a Rajput group, Karni Sena, roughed up Bhansali and his crew while they were shooting at Jaigarh Fort. While Rajputs allege distortion of historical facts by Bhansali, many historians including Irfan Habib say that Padmavati (or Rani Padmini) is only a work of fiction, whose earliest mention can be found in epic poems of Malik Muhammad Jayasi.

School Bus Falls into Gorge in Rajouri, J&K

As per reports, a school bus carrying several children fell into a gorge in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Many of the children are feared dead.

Reports further revealed that there were 40 children in the bus at the time of the incident.

The reason of the accident is still not known.

HRD Minister Asks Board to Continue with Grace Marks as CBSE 12th Result 2017 Delayed

As per reports, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) may not declare the 12th result today.

As mentioned by Prakash Javadekar, the Union Human Resource Development Minister, CBSE will give grace marks to the students.

This came after a ruling was passed by the High Court yesterday where the CBSE board was asked to come back with the 'marks moderation policy' it had scraped.

India's First Underwater Rail Tunnel Completed before Scheduled Date

As per reports, boring the country’s first tunnel under the Hooghly river have been completed by two entities implementing the East West Metro Afcons Transtonnelstroy and Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd. It will help to establish metro link between Howrah and Kolkata.

The deadline of this project was July 2017.

The total length of the project is 16.6 km long, out of which 10.8 km are under the ground.