Islamabad is open to using tactical devices — a reference to tactical nuclear weapons that Pakistan is believed to possess — against India if it feels its safety is threatened, Pakistani defence minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said in an interview to Pakistani TV channel SAMAA.
US defence secretary Ashton Carter has termed India “a responsible nuclear state”, saying Pakistan’s “history of nuclear weapons is entangled in tensions” and that the US was working with Islamabad to ensure stability.
The cabinet committee on security (CCS) has cleared the acquisition of two more regiments of the indigenous Pinaka multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) for the Army, which will help the force boost its medium-range, high-volume firepower.
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.
This means that Yuvraj Singh would be in contention for a comeback to the national team, if he is able to prove fitness and form in domestic cricket. Reputation will no longer count for the new selection panel.
Acknowledging the supreme sacrifice made by Indian soldiers at the borders, national hockey captain PR Sreejesh vowed that his team will give its all to beat Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy in Malaysia next month.
"Well it's never easy for someone to come to the subcontinent and play his shots. He is a strokemaker. We know Guptill is a quality player and it's not easy coming to the subcontinent having not had good form," Kumble said.
Markets regulator Sebi on Wednesday allowed commodity derivatives exchanges (commexes) to start trading options contracts on commodities. As of now commexes are allowed to trade only in commodity futures.
British Airways has signed a revenue-sharing agreement with Qatar Airways, allowing the pair to co-operate on scheduling and pricing, BA's owner IAG said in a statement on Wednesday. State-owned Qatar Airways owns 20 percent of IAG.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he expected a positive outcome to discussions on debt relief for the country this year. Greece's debt pile corresponds to 176 percent of its national output. Lenders have promised to look at how Greece's debt mountain can be made sustainable.