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QWrap: K’taka CM Announces Farm Loan Waiver; Reliance AGM Meet

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1. Stools, Last Meal, CCTV Footage: How Burari Deaths Were Planned

Delhi Police has found CCTV footage that purportedly proves that the members of the Bhatia family in Delhi’s Burari planned their own deaths on 1 July.

Footage recovered from a camera installed outside a house opposite the Bhatia family residence shows Savita – the elder daughter-in-law – and her daughter Neetu, carrying to the house five stools, that would be later used for the hanging.

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2. Reliance AGM Live: JioPhone 2, Jio GigaFiber Broadband Announced

Reliance Industries just concluded its Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the company’s chairman Mukesh Ambani announced a slew of offerings for Jio customers.

The company’s telecom division, Reliance Jio, has flourished under the ambit of affordable internet that has forced its competition to drop data prices like never before. While the AGM is mostly about Reliance sharing its plans with the shareholders, it was a feast for consumers who kept a close eye on some of the Jio-centric products announced.

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3. Karnataka Budget: Loan Waiver to Make Fuel, Liquor & Power Dearer

Fulfilling his electoral promise, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday, 5 July, announced a farm loan waiver for all defaulting loans.

In the run-up to the assembly polls, the Kumaraswamy-led JD(S) had promised to waive farm loans borrowed both from cooperative and nationalised banks. But unlike his election promise, the loan waiver was only partial and came with several conditions and restrictions.

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4. Don’t Fall for the ‘GDP Growth’ Jumla Ahead of 2019 Elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government treats Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, as the God of all economic success. Whenever challenged on the efficacy of its policies, it trots out a welter of statistics:

In 2018, we are projected to grow at 7.4 percent, the highest for an economy of our size in the world. Despite rising oil prices, inflation is within the mandated range. The government is firmly committed to the path of fiscal consolidation.
PM Narendra Modi at AIIB’s third Annual General Meeting

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5. Journalist Who Broke the News of Dutt’s Arrest Trashes ‘Sanju’

Veteran crime journalist Baljeet Parmar claims to have dined with Dawood Ibrahim and to have been shot at by Chhota Rajan’s men, incidentally he’s also the man who first broke the news of Sanjay Dutt’s link in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

In a recent report, Parmar recalls how he got whiff of the fact that Dutt’s name had cropped up in the Mumbai serial blasts investigations. On 12 April 1993, one month after the blasts, Parmar made a routine visit to the Mahim police station, which was the nerve centre of the investigations.

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