In a stunning reprisal for the Uri terror attack that breached decades of self-imposed restraint, India conducted “surgical strikes“ on seven terrorist “launch pads“ across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the early hours of Thursday.
An act of compassion towards stray dogs in her area did not turn out too well for a Jet Airways airhostess who was subjected to a neighbour’s harassment for over a month and a half before the police swung into action.
The Sajjangarh Zoological Park at Udaipur will get its first white tiger in Rama, a five-year-old adult cat from Chennai, on Thursday .The park presently has an Orange Bengal tigress Damini who was left alone after the death of a male tiger, Monu, a year ago.
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.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly and CAB chief was seen having a friendly chat with New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan and another support staff who were paying a lot of attention to the former left-hander.
"The reason I mentioned a lot of Virat (Kohli) is because he knows his strengths and backs them. He is a conventional cricketer and has got strong basis," said VVS Laxman while delivering the Dilip Sardesai memorial lecture.
The PPF will fetch interest rate of 8% in the third quarter of the current fiscal as against 8.1% in the previous three-months period. Interest rate on Kisan Vikas Patra has been brought down to 7.7% from 7.8%. As a result, the KVP will now mature in 112 months instead of 110 months.
Market benchmark Sensex surged over 181 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 8,800-mark on Thursday after global markets cheered a surprise deal by OPEC to cut oil production for the first time in eight years.
Continuing its good run for the sixth day at a stretch, the rupee appreciated by 3 paise to 66.43 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on continued selling of the greenback by exporters and banks amidst higher opening in the domestic equity market.