quick reads

The big news: SC extends all Aadhaar-linking deadlines to March 31, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: The Congress rejected the exit poll results that predicted wins for the BJP, and the Winter Session of Parliament begins today.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court agrees to extend all Aadhaar deadlines, including with mobile numbers, to March 31: The five-judge Constitution bench issued the interim order, agreeing to the Centre’s submissions.
  2. Exit polls predict a comfortable win for BJP in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh: The Congress rejected the results and said these polls have been wrong in the past.
  3. Winter Session begins today, bills on triple talaq, financial resolution likely to come up: The controversial end to the Assembly elections in Gujarat is expected to affect the proceedings in Parliament.
  4. United States communications regulator repeals net neutrality rules in 3-2 vote: Internet service providers can now speed up or slow down user access to websites and charge consumers according to the services they use.
  5. EU urges Myanmar to release two Reuters journalists arrested for covering Rohingya crisis: At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed violently in one month, said Medecins Sans Frontieres.
  6. Over 50 detained after protestors supporting Rajasthan murder accused clash with police in Udaipur: The protests began after a Facebook post called for demonstrations in support of Shambulal Regar, the man who killed a Muslim labourer in Rajsamand.
  7. If the media misuses its freedom, the law will have to step in, says Venkaiah Naidu: The vice president said ‘paid news’ has become a menace for society today.
  8. At least half the world’s population has no access to essential health services, finds WHO: Each year, several households are pushed into poverty because they have to pay for healthcare, the report said.
  9. Court sentences convict in Kerala student’s rape and murder to death: The 29-year-old student was found raped and murdered in her home in Ernakulam on April 28, 2016.
  10. Government has till March 1 to set up special courts to try cases against lawmakers: The Supreme Court told the Centre to divide the cost to set up these 12 courts among the states where they will be established.
Support our journalism by subscribing to Scroll+ here. We welcome your comments at letters@scroll.in.
Sponsored Content BY 

Get ready for an 80-hour shopping marathon

Here are some tips that’ll help you take the lead.

Starting 16th July at 4:00pm, Flipkart will be hosting its Big Shopping Days sale over 3 days (till 19th July). This mega online shopping event is just what a sale should be, promising not just the best discounts but also buying options such as no cost EMIs, buyback guarantee and product exchanges. A shopping festival this big, packed with deals that you can’t get yourself to refuse, can get overwhelming. So don’t worry, we’re here to tell you why Big Shopping Days is the only sale you need, with these helpful hints and highlights.

Samsung Galaxy On Nxt (64 GB)

A host of entertainment options, latest security features and a 13 MP rear camera that has mastered light come packed in sleek metal unibody. The sale offers an almost 40% discount on the price. Moreover, there is a buyback guarantee which is part of the deal.

Original price: Rs. 17,900

Big Shopping Days price: Rs. 10,900

Samsung 32 inches HD Ready LED TV

Another blockbuster deal in the sale catalogue is this audio and visual delight. Apart from a discount of 41%, the deal promises no-cost EMIs up to 12 months.

Original price: Rs. 28,890

Big Shopping Days price: Rs. 10,900

Intel Core I3 equipped laptops

These laptops will make a thoughtful college send-off gift or any gift for that matter. Since the festive season is around the corner, you might want to make use of this sale to bring your A-game to family festivities.

Original price: Rs. 25,590

Big Shopping Days price: Rs. 21,900

Fashion

If you’ve been planning a mid-year wardrobe refresh, Flipkart’s got you covered. The Big Shopping Days offer 50% to 80% discount on men’s clothing. You can pick from a host of top brands including Adidas and Wrangler.

With more sale hours, Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale ensures we can spend more time perusing and purchasing these deals. Apart from the above-mentioned products, you can expect up to 80% discount across categories including mobiles, appliances, electronics, fashion, beauty, home and furniture.

Features like blockbuster deals that are refreshed every 8 hours along with a price crash, rush hour deals from 4-6 PM on the starting day and first-time product discounts makes this a shopping experience that will have you exclaiming “Sale ho to aisi! (warna na ho)”

Set your reminders and mark your calendar, Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days starts 16th July, 4 PM and end on 19th July. To participate in 80 hours of shopping madness, click here.

Play

This article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of Flipkart and not by the Scroll editorial team.