News18 Evening Digest: A peek at the Dalai Lama’s month-long stay in Leh and other stories

Cost to replace a faulty laptop or phone that is giving you sleepless nights? Government wants to bring ‘right to repair’

Thanks to ‘Right to Repair’, you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket to replace your mobile phone or tab immediately after it breaks down. Now, manufacturers will no longer be able to artificially or intentionally restrict the repair of these items, forcing you to go for a newer model. And mobile phones or laptops are not the only products we are talking about. read more

Petrol will be cheaper by Rs 5 in Maharashtra; Diesel prices also cut; check new rates

State Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday, July 13 said that the Maharashtra government has reduced the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 5 per liter and Rs 3 per liter respectively. This decision was taken during the second cabinet meeting of the new government. Which was formed last month after former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray resigned. Shinde told reporters after the cabinet meeting at Mantralaya that the decision to reduce the price of petrol, diesel in Maharashtra will cost the exchequer Rs 6,000 crore. read more

No meetings, no political talk in the first week: Take a look at Dalai Lama’s month-long stay in Leh

The two-time MP and chairman of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council had traveled to Dharamsala, the headquarters of the Dalai Lama, to invite him to visit Ladakh and teach a large number of his followers. read more

Daler Mehndi jailed for two years in 2003 human trafficking case

As his bail plea was rejected by the court of Additional Sessions Judge HS Grewal, Mehndi was taken into custody. “It is pertinent to mention that Daler Mehndi was given two years imprisonment by JMIC Patiala on 16.03.18. Now he is being sent to Patiala Jail. Patiala Police has already taken him into their custody,” the order reads. read more

Dhanush rocks a mullet on the Gray Man premiere red carpet but it’s his sons who steal the show

It was a starry night in Los Angeles as the cast of The Gray Man came together for the film’s premiere. On Wednesday, Indian actors Dhanush joined reggae-Jean Page, Chris Evans, Julia Butters, Billy Bob Thornton, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Henwick, Ana de Armas, and directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo to walk the red carpet and attend a special screening . However, the starry incident, Dhanush’s sons Linga and Yathra stole the show. read more

SBI hikes MCLR rates by 10 basis points; Loans, EMIs will get costlier

State Bank Of India’s Largest Lender India (SBI) has increased the marginal cost of lending rate (MCLR) on loans by 10 basis points with effect from Friday (July 15). The move follows a similar move by several other lenders against the backdrop of hike in the repo rate by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to control inflation in the country. read more

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