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Daily Newsletter | Monday, October 17, 2016
China impedes India’s attempt to mention JeM, LeT in Goa Declaration
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.
Modi calls Pak a threat to prosperity of region
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.
Personal laws must comply with Constitution: Jaitley
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.
'Avoid regular schools as they are anti-Islam'
The controversial speech by Abdul Mohsin Aydeed, an extreme Salafi in the group of Shamsudeen Fareed, surfaced on Sunday even as the row over the textbook of Peace International School was raging on.
School under lens for loaded Islamic questions in book
Peace International School was already under scanner as some of 21 who went missing in Kerala worked there
UP govt backs spiritual leader Ramaraju Mahanthi's vegan campaign
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 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.
1st ODI: Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya seal easy win
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.
Daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay shot dead
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.
Dhoni backs Pandya to feature in 3-prone pace attack
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.
BRICS development bank to lend $2.5 billion next year
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.
AI mulls Rs 10,000cr debt rejig under RBI's new scheme
Air India, which is operationally profitable now, is looking to rejig debt worth Rs 10,000 crore under the scheme for sustainable restructuring of bad assets floated by the Reserve Bank.
Bank of Baroda to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore via bonds
Public sector lender Bank of Baroda on Saturday said it proposes to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore on private placement basis to meet Basel III requirements.
Kajol hasn’t watched 'Shivaay'
Ajay Devgn, the producer, director and the hero of 'Shivaay', is busy promoting his upcoming Diwali release. But the actor has not shown his second directorial to his wife, Kajol yet.
Sonakshi Sinha to turn producer
After Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha is keen to turn producer.
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