Narendra Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering in New DelhiReuters

Here are some stories from International Business Times, India to start your day with:

1. Give me 50 days, I will give you a corruption-free India, PM Modi pleads

Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke down while speaking at an event in Goa on Sunday as he talked about how he left his family and home because he had promised back in 2014 to make India corruption-free. Upon his return from Japan, the PM appealed to the countrymen to back his efforts to curb the rampant black money threat in the country. Read more...

2. Donald Trump says US will send back 3 million illegal immigrants immediately

US President-elect Donald Trump is yet to be formally elected the president when the Electoral College votes him to power on December 19, but he is already showing his fangs. In an interview with US channel CBS News for their popular programme 60 minutes, the billionaire business tycoon-turned-politician has reportedly said he will immediately send back 3 million illegal immigrants who have criminal records. Read more...

3. Apple iPhone 8 leak: iPhone 7 series successor to come in bigger and bezel-less screen

Apple's recently released iPhone 7 series had near-identical design language seen in the last two generation phones, inviting lots of criticism from tech pundits and fans. But, it was kind of a deliberate move by Apple to keep the design change to minimal so that the iPhone 8 series coming in September 2017, which marks the 10th anniversary of the first Apple iPhone, will have completely overhauled exterior looks to make it standout among all the previous iterations. Read more...

4. Opening round to England, but India will pose a much bigger threat in second Test

England, coming off a disastrous loss to Bangladesh and with everyone predicting a 5-0 whitewash, batted really well in the first Test against India in Rajkot, there is no doubt about that. But, they were allowed to bat well by the pitch, which had too much grass on it for an Indian wicket and did not really change too much over the course of five days. Read more...

5. Leon Russell, A Song For You composer, dies at 74

Legendary musician Leon Russell has died. He was 74. Russell collaborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones and Elton John over the course of 50 years in the music industry. Read more...

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