Even as it moved to reinforce security forces to tackle violent protests in south Kashmir, an unfazed Centre remained confident that the elimination of the most-wanted terrorist, and recruitment icon of jihadis in the Valley, Burhan Wani — was a big gain for counter-insurgency operations.
Thousands of men angrily punched the air with their fists, women sobbed hiding their faces with headscarves and boys took pictures and videos with their smartphones as Hizbul Mujahideen’s new-age icon Burhan Wani was buried in Kashmir Valley’s biggest funeral procession — some 30,000 reportedly turned up — in 26 years of insurgency.
The gap between Congress and the government over the GST bill might be narrowing. The main opposition has indicated that it might relax a key condition - the tax rate being written into the Constitution amendment - as long as there are firm legal commitments to a rate that Congress views as reasonable and viable.
: Three people die and 15 get injured in road mishaps every day in Jaipur city alone. In the first six months of this year, 377 people have died and 1,172 suffered injuries on city roads, according to the figures provided by the state police.
World number one Serena Williams powered to her seventh Wimbledon crown as the world number one finally claimed a record-equalling 22nd major title with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber in Saturday's final.
Graeme Swann has hit out at Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, saying that the latter who was earlier involved in a spot-fixing scandal should have been banned from the sport to protect the integrity of the game and help inspire youngsters.
German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp has defended its merger talks with Indian rival Tata Steel saying the consolidation of the sector was necessary due to "difficult economic situation". Tata confirmed that it was in talks with its German competitor and others to create a large European steelmaker.