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DNA Morning Must Reads: SP Dangal continues; Sundar Pichai's bet for India's digital age; Kohli takes over Dhoni legacy, and more

1. SP Dangal: Both Mulayam and Akhilesh faction race against time to get ‘Cycle’ from EC

With all attempts at brokering peace in the ruling SP having come to naught, rival factions led by Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh were racing against time to enlist support. Read more here

2. BJP’s 2-day national executive meet to begin today

Ahead of the Assembly elections in five states including in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, which are being touted as mini-general elections, a two-day national executive of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) beginning here on Friday will assess the ground situation. Read more here

3. Rs 2K phone: Sundar Pichai’s bet for India’s digital age

What can hold back India from exploiting the full potential of a digital age? A smartphone priced not higher than $30, or about Rs 2,000. This, along with connectivity in rural areas, ability to use the internet in local languages and bringing women folk on board are the key requirements, believes Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Read more here

4. From MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli: The great handover

Whatever be the reason behind Dhoni stepping down from captaincy, it is perfect time for Kohli to take charge of all three formats. Read more here

5. I feel awkward when I don’t win an award for MS Dhoni: Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput gets candid about not receiving recognition for his last release from the industry. Read more here