Tuesday, 30 August 2016

[wanabidii] Top Headlines: Pakistan gets a US-India smackdown amid Kashmir unrest

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Pakistan gets a US-India smackdown amid Kashmir unrest
Among the many snarky exchanges on social media in recent days between hypernationalist Pakistanis and Indians: Forget about sending 22 special envoys to lobby on Kashmir, Islamabad may want to check if they can get visas to go anywhere.
Pakistan on radar as Sushma, Kerry talk terror
The landmark India-US military logistics agreement in Washington was complemented by a strategic confluence in Delhi, where foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and US secretary of state John Kerry agreed to boost counterterrorism cooperation.
India and US in military hug, will share logistics
The sight of an American F-22 jet fighter landing at a forward Indian airbase or an Indian aircraft carrier berthing off San Diego, California, or Okinawa, Japan, may not be such an unusual sight in the months to come.
Brain dead youth saves four lives in Coimbatore
The youth, a civil engineering graduate completed his undergraduate studies this year. On August 25, he suffered from a spasm and fits. He was rushed to a private hospital in Dharpuram.
Does your iPhone suffer from 'Touch Disease'?
Apple Inc has been sued by owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones who say a design defect causes the phones' touchscreens to become unresponsive, making them unusable.
WhatsApp new privacy rules: HC seeks govt reply
WhatsApp's recent decision to share user data with parent company Facebook today reached the doorsteps of Delhi High Court, which sought the government's response on the modification.
As Jio launch nears, major telcos try different pricing strategies
As Reliance Jio's commercial launch nears, incumbent telecom operators Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have cut tariff and bundled free calls with data to drive mass market adoption, brokerages said.
3rd ODI: Record-breaking England beat Pakistan
England struck a world record one-day international total of 444/3 as they crushed Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Pakistan, in reply, were bowled out for 275 in 42.4 overs.
Virat Kohli retains No. 1 spot in T20 rankings
Virat Kohli has maintained his number one position in the ICC T20 batsmen rankings, while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin returned to the top five in the bowlers' list, climbing up to fourth spot from seventh.
Rooney to end England career after 2018 World Cup
England captain Wayne Rooney announced on Tuesday that the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be his final tournament as an international footballer. Rooney is also England's record goal-scorer with 53 goals.
RBI, govt exploring introduction of Sharia banking
Reserve Bank and the government are exploring introduction of interest-free banking, also known as Islamic Banking, to financially include sections of the society that remains excluded due to religious reasons.
Industry demands 18 per cent GST rate
Industry on Tuesday pitched for 18 per cent GST rate, saying it would generate adequate tax buoyancy without fuelling inflation and also demanded relaxation in the penal provisions.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Films she was offered
While the beauty queens are known for heading straight to Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan chose to be different.
Katrina is awesome in new 'Baar Baar Dekho' still
With just a few days left for the much-awaited rom-com of this year, the makers of 'Baar Baar Dekho' are really putting their fans into a tizzy by releasing some scintillating stills from the film.
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