Monday, 19 September 2016

[wanabidii] Top Headlines: After Pathankot & Uri terror attacks, PM Modi's moment of reckoning

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Tuesday, September 20, 2016
After Pathankot & Uri terror attacks, PM Modi's moment of reckoning
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
Pak ready for any challenge, says army chief
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.
Security poor, Pathankot probe report had said
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.
Gangster bludgeoned to death over land dispute in Hyderabad
Known history-sheeter Ammar Hamshan was bludgeoned to death at Pahadisharif on Monday afternoon, police said.
'Jan Jan JNU' to showcase varsity's contribution
The open day will be held on November 21, 2016 and schools will be required to register for the event through the website which will be launched for the event.
HC seeks report on Mau train rape
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 iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus price details revealed, goes up to Rs 92,000
The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, 128GB and 256GB will cost Rs 72,000, Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000 respectively
Apple slashes prices of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus by up to Rs 22,000
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.
WhatsApp privacy policy challenged in Delhi High Court: 5 things to know
A public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court (HC) challenges the change in WhatsApp's privacy policy.
This Indian Test team can be at the top for long time: Laxman
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.
Indian shooters continue medal-winning spree at Junior WC
The Indian junior shooting squad continued its medal-winning spree at the ISSF Junior World Cup, bagging a gold, two silver and three bronze medals on the second day to take its overall tally to 13.
Indian team lost legends but overcame it quickly: Kapil Dev
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.
India to clock 8 pc growth over next few years: S&P
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.
Rupee ends flat at 66.96 vs dollar
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.
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