In view of his campaign pitch and image, it was expected that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a harder, less accepting look, at Pakistan’s use of nuclear sabre rattling. Now, the PM faces a stiff political test as two attacks on military bases this year have left his engagement with Pakistan in pieces
Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif expressed satisfaction over his forces' operational preparedness on Monday. Gen Sharif said he and his men were aware of the regional situation and its impact on national security.
The defence ministry is yet to get fully cracking on the “highly-classified” report of a military committee constituted to pinpoint lapses that led to the Pathankot strike in January and recommend measures to plug gaps in the security ring around military installations.
A bench of Justice A P Sahi and Justice Vijay Laxmi took notice of the incident, when a local lawyer produced a copy of Monday’s newspaper before the bench, pleading that this was a deplorable incident and the bench should take notice of it.
Apple has announced biggest-ever price drop for its smartphones in India. Under the new pricing, iPhone 6S (128GB), carying an MRP of Rs 82,000, will now be available at an MRP of Rs 60,000. iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) will now be available at an MRP of Rs 70,000, the smartphone too has received a price cut of Rs 22,000. Apple's 4-inch smartphone iPhone SE, too has got a price cut. The 64GB version of iPhone SE will now be available at Rs 44,000.
As the home season begins with the Kanpur Test against New Zealand, India are seeking to become the numero uno side in Test cricket and Laxman felt achieving the number one status will just be the beginning of a long journey.
Former captain Kapil Dev on Monday expressed amazement at the pace at which the current Indian cricket team settled into a formidable outfit despite losing, one after another, some of the world's top players over the last few years.
Backed by broadening of domestic consumption base, S&P Global Ratings on Monday projected India to clock a "steroid-free" growth of 8 per cent over the next few years. S&P said India's structural reform agenda has maintained strong momentum and should propel growth higher.
The rupee failed to maintain its early strong gains and settled almost flat at 66.96 against the American currency in a highly volatile trade ahead of a crucial US Fed meeting. It hovered in a range of 66.86 and 66.98 during the day.