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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.