Addressing the refrain that the Pakistani leadership was ready to cooperate with India to investigate the Uri attack, Doval is understood to have stressed that Pakistani inaction after the Pathankot attack had robbed any confidence India may have had.
Despite signals from Pakistan exploring the possibility of “de-escalation” of current tensions, the Modi government is likely to insist on clear and verifiable action on terrorism, particularly in the context of the Mumbai, Pathankot and Uri terror attacks.
Besides the reduction in the policy rate, a key announcement in Patel’s first policy was the decision to target domestic real rates in the range of 1.25-1.5% from 1.5-2.0% earlier. Patel also clarified that the inflation target was 4% (plus/minus 2%) over five years and not by early 2018.
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.
29-year-old Russian Maria Sharapova had tested positive for the banned medication meldonium during January's Australian Open, but the world's top sports court cut the initial two-year ban by nine months.
Officials from the two companies are due to meet on Thursday to take forward talks about a proposed Rs 60 billion ($902 million) plant that will produce 1.2 million tonnes of steel per year to begin with, Steel Secretary Aruna Sharma told Reuters.
A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court against the film '31st October', which was to be released on October 7. The film is about what happens to a Sikh family in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination. The former PM was assassinated on October 31, 1984.