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News18.com Daybreak | Sarma's Cancer Gaffe, Notice to Troll Neta and Other Stories You May Have Missed

File photo of Assam Health Minister Hemanta Bishwa Sarma (PTI Photo)

File photo of Assam Health Minister Hemanta Bishwa Sarma (PTI Photo)

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What the world’s best oncologists couldn’t do after years of research, BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma has managed to achieve. Sarma, who is the health, education and finance minister of Assam, has figured out what causes cancer. He said, “some people suffer from cancer, some die in accidents. This is all because of sins.” Sarma, however, apologised later.

Actor Prakash Raj has sent a legal notice to BJP MP Pratap Simha seeking an apology for "trolling" him on social media. The BJP MP had flayed the actor in a tweet for questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence over those "celebrating" the killing of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh.

In a horrific incident, a four-year-old girl was sexually assaulted allegedly by her classmate in a school in Dwarka, in south west Delhi. The case came to light after the minor broke down and told her mother about the incident. The girl said the boy used a sharpened pencil to assault her.

For those living in Delhi-NCR, every morning feels like living in a gas chamber. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Inc. has unveiled the Tesla Semi electric truck, a fully electric truck with 800 km range, making it one of the most efficient and environment friendly commercial vehicles.

So what happened in India during Mugabe's 37 year reign in Zimbabwe? We have a cool infographic for you.

Nick Carter, member of the Backstreet Boys, is the latest to be added to a growing list of celebrity sexual predators with former pop star Melissa Schuman accusing him of having raped her in 2002. Carter has denied the allegations.

A missionary school in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh has barred Muslim girl students from wearing a headscarf to class and told parents to get their children admitted to Islamic schools (Madrasas) if they want to continue the practice.

Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal has been on a steady rise since making his debut for the Islanders and the right-arm pacer will once again look to trouble the hosts as his team lock horns against India in the second Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, starting Friday.

Agree or disagree?

Bhavdeep Kang has a suggestion for the Congress party— “Either join the Tea Party, or you may lose the T (shirt) in Gujarat.” She argues that the BJP understands, as the Congress does not, that tea symbolizes all the fuzzy warmth of Indian culture. It is a great leveller — from the richest to the poorest, everyone drinks tea.

The new Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Amendment Bill has a bit of everything -- some things are good, some are bad and some completely missing. Pavan Srinath, a fellow and faculty at the Takshashila Institution, an independent school of public policy, argues that the KPME Amendment Bill misses a great opportunity to create multiple independent regulatory authorities for private healthcare.

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