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DNA Evening Must Reads: Core sector growth falls to 4.9%, Anurag Thakur's reaction after getting sacked, and more

Demonetization effect: Core sector growth falls to 4.9% in Nov from 6.6% in Oct 2016

The growth performance of core sectors namely–coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity–fell from 6.6% in October to 4.9% in November 2016 owing to the demonetization move. Read more here.

Not happy with your restaurant experience? Govt says you can refuse to pay service charge

Unhappy with the trip to the restaurant? Well now you can refuse to pay the service charge according to a new government circular. Service charge, which ranges from 5 to 20% cannot be mandatorily applied by restaurants, the Department of Consumer Affairs said. Read more here.

‘SC feels BCCI could do better under retired judges, I wish them best,’ Anurag Thakur reacts after sacking

Reacting to his sacking, Anurag Thakur took to Twitter to post a video message where he spoke about how he thinks the BCCI is the best sports administration body in the country and how his battle with the SC wasn’t a personal one. Read more here.

They say remove Modi, but I say remove corruption: PM attacks BSP, SP and Congress at huge UP rally

Urging people of Uttar Pradesh to rise above caste considerations in the upcoming Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked rival parties, saying those preoccupied with saving black money and their families cannot bring development. Read more here.

Such incidents happen on Christmas and New Year’s: Karnataka HM’s shocking reply on Bengaluru mass molestation

Appearing nonchalant about the gross violation of law and civil decency that took place on the streets of Bengaluru on New Year’s Eve, Karnataka Home Minister G Parmeshwara said that ‘such incident do happen on New Year day and Christmas’. Read more here.

Box Office: Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ remains UNSTOPPABLE, mints Rs 270.47 crore in 10 days!

Dangal’s exceptional performance at the box office led to Bollywood witnessing the biggest 2nd weekend collection ever. With a phenomenal figure of Rs. 32.04 crore on its 2nd Sunday, the Aamir Khan-starrer marked Indian Film Industry’s highest collection on Day 10 taking the cumulative total to Rs. 270. 47 crore nett. Read more here.