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Here are the 10 news stories of the day to look out for

india Updated: Mar 06, 2017 10:43 IST
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Uttar Pradesh election

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a revised travel ban on March 6, after courts blocked his earlier order that imposed a ban on travellers from seven nations.(REUTERS)

From the latest on Uttar Pradesh election to updates on Donald Trump signing a revised travel ban order, watch out for the following news:

1- Campaign for final phase of UP polls ends

The election campaign for the final phase of elections covering 40 assembly seats in seven districts in Uttar Pradesh ends today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leaders and ministers have focused their efforts on Varanasi in recent days. Modi and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav traded barbs as both sides intensified efforts. BSP chief has also conducted whirlwind tours of constituencies in the run up to the final phase.

2- Trump expected to sign revised travel ban order

President Donald Trump is expected to sign a revised travel ban today, after courts blocked his earlier order that imposed a ban on travellers from seven nations, put on hold the entry of refugees and entirely stopped refugees from Syria. News organisations expect Trump to exempt Iraq from the ban and amend rules pertaining to US green card holders.

3- Company tribunal to rule on Cyrus Mistry’s petition

The National Company Law Tribunal will rule on whether ousted Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry’s family-held firms are eligible under the companies act to seek relief for acts of alleged oppression and mismanagement against them as minority shareholders of the Tata Sons conglomerate. Tata Sons has argued that members can allege oppression and mismanagement only if they hold one tenth of the issued share capital. Mistry’s side contests that saying that the 2013 companies act provides legal remedy against a company’s oppressive actions to separate classes of shareholders.

4- Kingfisher Airlines properties to be auctioned

Two prime assets of Kingfisher Airlines- Kingfisher House in Mumbai and Kingfisher Villa in Goa - will be auctioned by banks to recover their loans to the defunct airline started by defaulter businessman Vijay Mallya.

5- Selectors to decide on Leander Paes’ inclusion in Davis Cup team

Tennis star Leander Paes’ place in Indian Davis Cup team will be discussed when the selection committee of the All India Tennis Association meets to pick the squad for the Asia/Oceania Zone tie against Uzbekistan.

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6- Sikh man’s shooting in US being investigated as a hate crime

Fear, hurt and disbelief weighed on the minds of those who gathered at a Sikh temple Sunday after the shooting of a Sikh man who said a gunman approached him in his suburban Seattle driveway and told him “go back to your own country.” “Everybody who is part of this community needs to be vigilant,” a Sikh community leader said.

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7- Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit will disrupt momentum in good ties with India: Chinese media

New Delhi is deliberately risking confrontation with Beijing by allowing the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh in the coming weeks, Chinese state media warned on Monday, adding that there will be “severe consequences” in bilateral ties if the visit was allowed.

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8- North Korea fires four missiles into ocean, say Tokyo and Seoul

North Korea on Monday fired four ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers, with three of them landing in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said. This is an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are a rehearsal for invasion. It was not immediately clear what type of missile was fired; Pyongyang has staged a series of missile test-launches of various ranges in recent months.

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9- US Marines being investigated for sharing nude photos

The US defence department is investigating reports that some Marines shared nude pictures of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without their knowledge.

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10- Ola, Uber drivers’ strike a signal of more to come?

Many of the protesting drivers at Ola and Uber in Delhi and Bengaluru may have called off their recent strike, but the flaws in these companies’ business model mean commuters should be prepared for more such disruptions in the future, analysts say.

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