The Saarc summit scheduled for November in Islamabad formally folded up with Pakistan blaming India for derailing the meeting but failing to mention that Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan — joined by Sri Lanka on Friday — had pulled out citing concerns over terrorism.
Anticipating a strike by Pakistan-based terror outfits in the country, particularly the metros, in the aftermath of Army’s surgical strikes in PoK, the home ministry on Friday issued an alert seeking stepped up vigil at strategic installations, industrial complexes, crowded places, airports, historical monuments and government buildings across the country.
Pakistan’s nuclear adventurism and domestic vulnerability are never far from the mind of the American leadership. In comments at a fundraiser in Virginia, Clinton is heard worrying about Pakistan "running full speed to develop tactical nukes in their continuing hostility with India."
The prime accused in the Park Street gang rape case was arrested in mid-night raid from a flat in Sector Alpha -2 of Greater Noida on Thursday night. Kader Khan (40) and his accomplice Ali Khan (38) had come to a relative’s rented flat two days ago. A team of Greater Noida police in association with Kolkata police conducted raid and arrested the duo from their hideouts. Kadar Khan is one of the five accused in the brutal gang rape of 37-year old Suzette Jordan, a woman’s right activist in Kolkata’s Park Street on February 6, 2012.
A day after surgical strikes were carried out across Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) by Indian Army, Islamic seminaries have applauded the action while displaying solidarity with the nation. Darul Uloom Deoband spokesperson Ashraf Usmani said when it comes to matters related to national interests, they would be standing shoulder to shoulder with the government.
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.
On a sweltering day, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane highlighted the Indian innings with plucky half-centuries. But it did not happen before New Zealand fought right till the end and picked up four crucial wickets in the final session.
In an eventful and tensely contested match, India's young hockey players somehow managed to hold their wits and crucially not crumble in the dying moments of the final, thus ending the tournament on a high.
"Tendulkar would only bat and shop. He would get a Test hundred and the next day you would see him shopping in an Armani or Versace and you will see them hanging in his wardrobe," Sourav Ganguly remembered.
Government agencies are keeping tabs on offers and freebies being handed out by e-tailers this festival season after it asked the likes of Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal not to just refrain from discounting but to state clearly that rebate is being given by the seller and not online marketplace.
Cognizant Technology Solutions on Friday said it has begun an internal probe to check if any bribes or other unlawful payments were made by it to set up development centres in India. In a parallel development, the company’s president, Godorn Coborn, has quit.