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Daily Newsletter | Friday, September 16, 2016
World's worst terror-affected countries: India ranks 4th, Pak 3rd
The world witnessed 11,774 terror attacks in 2015, in which 28,328 people were killed and 35,320 injured. India was the fourth worst-affected country after Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with 43% of 791 attacks in the country carried out by Naxalites. A total of 289 Indians died in terror strikes.
After resigning from Cabinet, will Shivpal quit SP?
Shivpal’s decision to resign from UP Cabinet means all efforts by SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to enforce a truce came unstuck. Now it remains to be seen whether he takes the decision to quit the party and form a new outfit or withdraw his resignation, which has not yet been accepted
MSY backs one brother, Akhilesh supports other
Samajwadi Party boss Mulayam Singh Yadav’s two brothers, Ram Gopal and Shivpal, standing on opposite sides in the family Mahabharat, are a study in contrast. While Ram Gopal is part of the party’s brains trust, Shivpal has sweated it out with the SP chief at the grassroots to build the party.
Suicide pact? Mystery shrouds disappearance of 4
Hours of search on the basis of a suicide note found in an abandoned car near the Upper Ganga canal has left the police in a fix. Since Thursday morning, more than a dozen police divers unsuccessfully tried to find the missing bodies of four members of a family who apparently made a suicide pact.
Singur to be included in school syllabus
The Singur movement that will include the struggle of the farmers to get back their land, the 14 days dharna at Singur by Mamata Banerjee and her fast for 26 days will come in the syllabus of class IX and X from the 2017 -18 calendar year.
Dengue cases cross 900 mark in Uttarakhand
Haridwar recorded 59 dengue positive cases whereas, Nainital has 30 patients and 13 residents of Uttar Pradesh are being treated at various hospitals of Uttarakhand.
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.
Virat Kohli one of my favourite captains: Sourav Ganguly
"You could see it on his face when he walks out to bat, or captain India he wants to be the best. The country needs him at the moment and I think he is great addition to Indian cricket," added Ganguly.
La Liga comes to India, opens third office in Asia
The prospect of watching the 'El Clásico' live between the two of the biggest football clubs – Real Madrid and Barcelona – might become a reality for Indian football fans with the official launch of the Spanish football league, La Liga, in India on Thursday.
Davis Cup: India eye big fight against Spanish giants
It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Indian tennis fans to get to watch Nadal in action in a competitive match. The celebrated player has been struggling for a while but can never be discounted.
Govt says info under domestic black money scheme confidential
Government on Thursday said information about those who declare their black money under the compliance window, ending September 30, will be kept confidential.
Rupee reverses course, down 7 paise vs dollar
Rupee washed out its initial gains and was quoted lower by 7 paise to 66.96 against the American currency in the late morning deals on fresh dollar demand from banks and importers amid reports that the Commerce Ministry might propose devaluation of the rupee to boost exports.
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