86: Newsprint: December 15, 2017

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Don’t have time to keep a tab on news throughout the day? CNN News18 brings you the day’s top news and newsmakers in less than 3 minutes! Here are today’s top picks: Sonia Era Ends, My job now is to retire, says sonia gandhi, Sonia Step Down after 19 years as Congress President.

Sports In a shocking video, that appeared on tabloid The Sun, ex- Delhi cricketer Sobers Joban, is seen trying to sell details of a session from the ongoing Ashes Test between Australia and England. Also, another person, Priyank Saxena is, bookie, is seen in the video. His father Baljit Singh Joban, who runs a cricket centre in Delhi, has said, “If found guilty, hang my son.”

Entertainment Newton, India's official entry in the Best Foreign Language category at the 90th Academy Awards, is out of the Oscars race. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAAS) has announced that the Amit Masurkar-directed black comedy is not a part of the nine-film line-up which have advanced to the next round of voting. Featuring Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi in key roles, the Hindi language film chronicles the foibles of democracy in the jungles of Chhattisgarh. The final nine films are - A Fantastic Woman (Chile), In the Fade (Germany), On Body and Soul (Hungary), Foxtrot (Israel), The Insult (Lebanon), Loveless (Russia), Felicite (Senegal), The Wound (South Africa) and The Square (Sweden). No Indian film has ever won an Oscar and the last Indian film that made it to the final five in the Best Foreign Film category list was Ashutosh Gowariker's "Lagaan" in 2001.

Tech Being the only provider of all three cloud platforms – private, public and hybrid – Microsoft has now launched Azure Stack for India. Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform enabling entirely new hybrid cloud scenarios. All the major Azure Stack partners HP, Dell, EMC, Lenovo and Cisco, have already started shipping Azure Stack to customers in India.

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