Days after India reviewed its use of water under the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan, China announced that it had blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra to facilitate work on one of its “most expensive” hydropower projects in Tibet.
Pakistan has received yet another public smackdown from the United States for its loose talk on the use of nuclear weapons against India. This came as Islamabad’s efforts to seek the intervention of the United Nations and major world powers in its spat with New Delhi ran aground.
In a move targeted at India, Pakistan has barred low-level over-flying by foreign commercial airliners over almost its entire airspace. While it had barred overflying below 33,000 feet in the Karachi airspace on Monday, it has now prohibited airlines from flying below 29,000 feet in Lahore as well.
A police team on Saturday exhumed the skeletal remains of five people, including those of an AIADMK councilor and a woman murdered by T Sappani, the 35-year-old serial killer, from different places at Koothaipaar, an interior village in Thiruverumbur in Trichy. Efforts were on to dig up the remaining two bodies.
Four civilians were killed and dozens of others –including police and administrative officials -- were injured when police opened fire on people demanding suspension of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) mining sites in Barkagaon, on the outskirts of Hazaribag, on Saturday morning at 5am. A clash between the police and the protestors sparked the firing.
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.
Despite losing over two hours of the final session to rain and wet outfield, India were able to retain advantage courtesy Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who picked up his second five-wicket-haul in three Tests and the fourth of his career.
The BCCI special general body has decided to reject the Supreme Court judgement to implement the Lodha committee recommendations. Justice Lodha made it clear that none of the reforms suggested by the panel are non-negotiable.
The country’s biggest spectrum sale opened to a moderate response on Saturday as cash-strapped telecom companies completely avoided aggressive pitching and made no bids in the supposedly-lucrative 700 MHz band that saw no takers.
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today reported a 31.1 per cent growth in its passenger vehicle sales in September at 1,49,143 units, riding on its highest-ever domestic sales. The company had sold a total of 1,13,759 units in September 2015.
Government has given one-year extension to SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya amid the lender's consolidation with its associate banks. This will provide continuity at a time when the process of consolidation is going on.
Recent reports state that Fawad had passed statements against Bollywood. However, as per information, Fawad returned to Pakistan in July and hasn't interacted with the media since then. Hence, any reports of him passing demeaning statements about the country are false.