Klips for 6th Sept

World 🌎| US urges India to ease restrictions in Kashmir

  • In comments mailed to the Hindu, a US State Dept Spokesperson said: ‘We urge authorities to respect human rights and restore access to services such as Internet and mobile networks’

Hindu: http://bit.ly/2MW5JI0

#Do read the comments on the article

National 🇮🇳| Chidambaram sent to Tihar Jail for 2 weeks by Delhi HC

  • This follows a 15 day CBI custody in 5 spells

Hindu: http://bit.ly/30Z6bJ2

Elections only way to choose Congress President: Tharoor

  • Tharoor made the comments just before his book launch ‘The Hindu Way’

Hindu: http://bit.ly/31atQWM

Gurgaon’s Rapid Metro likely to shut down due to financial crisis

  • The metro was constructed and run by Il&FS
  • IL&FS has written to the Haryana govt that they cannot run the service beyond 9th Sept
  • This was India’s first fully privately financed metro in India

Livemint: http://bit.ly/310ScCy

Economy & Business 💰|International markets jump as China, US agree to trade talks

  • The exact timing of talks isn’t clear yet (expected in Oct)
  • However US markets jumped 1.75% (NASDAQ) and 1.3% (S&P500)
  • Many Asian and European shares also hit one month highs

Reuters: https://reut.rs/2Loti9i

Tech 📱| Amazon set for food delivery launch in India, charges restaurants low commissions

  • Amazon is set to acquire FoodPanda and launch services in Bangalore starting Oct
  • Restaurants are being signed up at low commissions of 5-6% (Swiggy, Zomato charge 20% +)

Livemint: http://bit.ly/2MWdIoH

Milkbasket set to raise $50mn

  • The Series C round is likely to close in 2 month
  • Milkbasket started delivering Milk and now offers all grocery items, including a regular subscription service

Techcrunch: https://tcrn.ch/2N0jd5t

🗣Interesting: Delhi airport to begin facial recognition based entry at T3 from Friday

  • The trial will be done for Vistara passengers

ET: http://bit.ly/2MZoWJ6

🗣Opinion: How this General saw Kashmir 50 yrs ago – No signs of fundamentalism, Army had people’s trust

  • A nice article by Lt Gen H S Panag
  • ‘We in the rest of the country are only compounding the problem by the linking the fate of an entire region with a couple of hundred terrorists’

Print: http://bit.ly/31938y9

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