Flying Delhi to San Francisco (SFO) over the Pacific Ocean instead of the Atlantic, as it had done till last week, has earned Air India the record of operating the world’s longest nonstop flight.Thanks to tailwinds — winds that blow in the same direction as an aircraft and thus make it go faster.
With Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav set to meet MLAs and MLCs on Monday, and Akhilesh Yadav calling a meeting of the same legislators on Sunday, the next 48 hours are likely to rock the party and may change the course of Uttar Pradesh politics ahead of the ensuing assembly polls.
Even as the window for reconciliation between the warring factions of Samajwadi Party got narrower on Saturday, political circles in the state capital were agog with talks of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav looking for life beyond Samajwadi Party. Speculations are rife that Akhilesh may launch a new outfit
Scolded for rash driving, a teenage boy shot himself with the licenced revolver of his father, a former city councillor. Identified as Vishnu Singh (16), the victim’s body was found in his room with the revolver in the Officers’ Colony of Kasganj city. He was eldest among four siblings, police officials said.
When 25-year-old Deepa (name changed), who works at a textile company in Kamakshipalya, was molested at her workplace by her supervisor, she decided not to complain because he had threatened to kill her if she told anyone about it.
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.
India fought off a tough challenge from Iran to win their third successive Kabaddi World Cup beating them 38-29. India have thus won all the three Kabaddi World Cups held so far and have beaten Iran in the finals of all the three editions.
A top Pakistan Cricket Board official said it's tragic that "something happened" whenever they became hopeful of playing India, while urging the ICC to set up a special fund for them till BCCI agrees to play in a bilateral series.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday asked the private sector to loosen its purse strings to make the most of the demand uptick following a good monsoon and softer rates due to controlled inflation.
Powered by wedding season demand from jewellers and retailers, gold regained some lustre by rising Rs 120 to Rs 30,520 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Saturday. Silver recaptured the Rs 43,000 per kg mark by climbing Rs 700 on increased off-take by industrial units and coin makers.