Goa Declaration in many ways did not deliver the knockout blow to Pakistan which many had come to expect. China scuttles attempt to mention terror groups like Jaish-e-Muhammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba in statement.
PM Narendra Modi used the Brics forum to keep up his attack on Pakistan, describing it as the “mother ship” of terrorism that posed a direct threat to the “eco prosperity” of the region. The Brics summit did not mention cross-border terrorism mainly due to China’s resistance.
The government asserted on Sunday that personal laws must be compliant with the Constitution and fundamental rights. Finance minister Arun Jaitley rejected the argument that the government’s opposition to triple talaq interfered with the constitutional scheme guaranteeing citizens the right to practise a religion of one’s choice.
Uttar Pradesh government has approved a proposal by a spiritual leader, Ramaraju Mahanthi, to promote vegetarianism and meditation in the state. In a letter to all district magistrates, the government has directed them to aid the initiative after Mahanthi claimed that he had run out of resources to carry out his mission.
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.
Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten half-century to steer India to an easy six-wicket win in the first ODI of the five-match series against New Zealand at Dharamsala on Sunday. Chasing 191, India achieved the target in 33.1 overs to take 1-0 lead.
Trinity Gay died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the coroner's office for Fayette County said in a statement. The athlete's agent, Mark Wetmore, confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press that Gay's daughter had died.
India will just feature in eight ODIs before the Champions Trophy and Dhoni expressed his desire to test Pandya, who returned with figures of 3/31 in the first ODI against New Zealand, in varied conditions and situations.
The BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - agreed to create the New Development Bank (NDB) in July 2014 with initial authorized capital of $100 billion. The lender was officially launched a year later.