Pakistan’s NSA, Nasir Janjua talked "de-escalation" with Ajit Doval last week, but at the top levels of the Indian government there is a growing belief Pakistan could retaliate against last week’s surgical strikes with a big terror attack in India in the coming weeks.
The death of a 13-year-old boy from pellet injuries allegedly sustained during a clash with security forces triggered a fresh wave of protests in Srinagar on Saturday. Junaid Ahmad Akhoon's death took the toll for Kashmir's three-month spell of unrest to 91.
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.
In front of a capacity Indore crowd, Gautam Gambhir took just four deliveries to get off the mark and a lovely cut short off Trent Boult set the ball rolling. Also, Rahane became the 36th Indian to reach 2000 runs in Test cricket taking the total to 267/3 for India on Saturday.
Pujara's 41-run knock in the ongoing third and final Test against New Zealand has already been overshadowed by skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten hundred and Ajinkya Rahane's 79 not out so far. Praising the batting of captain Kohli and Rahane, Pujara said their partnership has been crucial.
China's mountain of foreign exchange reserves dropped around $19 billion in September to a five-year low, government data showed, with the central bank spending heavily to defend its currency against capital outflows.
India's foreign exchange reserves went up to $371.99 billion as on September 30, the Reserve Bank of India announced. According to data released by the RBI on Friday, the reserves stood at around $371.99 billion as on September 30, as against $370.76 billion as on September 23.
Both Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shafqat Amanat Ali will not be performing in Noida anytime soon as organisers feel it would be “unwise to have Pakistani artists performing in Noida” in the current political climate.