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[wanabidii] Top Headlines: China blocks Brahmaputra tributary to facilitate its hydropower project

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Sunday, October 02, 2016
China blocks Brahmaputra tributary to facilitate its hydropower project
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.
Pak nuke talk explodes in its face
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.
After Karachi, flight curbs over Lahore too
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.
Bodies of 5 victims of serial killer exhumed in Trichy
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 killed, dozens injured as police fire on NTPC protestors in Jharkhand
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.
Two newborns rescued in Dhenkanal
The Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Dhenkanal, on Saturday rescued two new born babies from two different places in the district abandoned by their parents.
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.
Kolkata Test: Bhuvneshwar five sinks New Zealand
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.
BCCI defies Lodha reforms, braces for SC order
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.
Day 2 talking points: Defiant Saha and reliant Bhuvneshwar
Takeaways from Day 2 of the second Test between India and New Zealand at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Spectrum auctions open to moderate response
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.
Maruti Suzuki's September passenger vehicle sales log 31% growth
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.
1-yr extension for SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya
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.
'I think after Mirzya, I am ready for Broadway'
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says, “Every movie is a piece of my life.” No wonder, the filmmaker takes years to labour over his creation — with artistry and passion.
Fawad Khan hasn't been in India since July
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.
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