India is finally close to operationalising its long-awaited nuclear weapons triad — the capability to launch nukes from land, air and sea, with the commissioning of INS Arihant. Sources said nuclear submarine INS Arihant was commissioned into service in August after extensive sea trials.
At least 19 people were killed and around 50 injured in a major fire that broke out at Sum Hospital, a leading private healthcare institute, in Bhubaneswar late on Monday. Sources said the fire started around 7.30pm in the dialysis ward on the second floor of the hospital.
China blocked India’s attempts to name JeM and LeT in the Goa Declaration, wherein the Brics member states pledged to “relentlessly pursue” outfits designated terrorist groups by the UNSC, but what has hurt the government more, sources said, is Russia’s disinclination to argue India’s case.
A 25-year-old woman has alleged that a man who raped her in 2014 and later married her under pressure from the elders when she delivered a baby later sold the infant to a childless couple for Rs 25,000. In her complaint to Bareilly SSP, the woman who is now divorced said she wants her daughter back and the man punished for the crimes.
Mumbai: The Vakola police on Monday arrested a former corporator and his son for the murder of anti-encroachment activist Bhupendra Vira (61), who was shot at his home in Kalina on Saturday. The accused, Razzak Khan (78) and his son Amjad (53), were also arrested in 2010 for attacking Vira’s son Mayur with sharp weapons after he fought them against grabbing his 600 sq ft godown in Chandu Studio Compound, a few metres from the Veera home.
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.
The top brass of the BCCI have lived to see another day, it appears, after the Chief Justice of India TS Thakur requested for an undertaking on the dates by when the Indian cricket board will adapt to the Justice Lodha Committee’s reforms.
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, also known as "Rawalpindi Express", added he always stayed away from fixing circles and cautioned other people about it, advising team-mates to play with integrity and sincerity.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said leading institutions especially educational centres can play an important role in creating mass awareness about financial inclusion programmes. He said the government has taken various steps to link every household with a bank account.
Pakistani textile sector has been hit badly by the rise in India-Pakistan tensions with most traders not buying cotton from India "as a gesture of national solidarity", impacting the US$ 822 million cotton industry.
Stocks saw a positive start today, only to reverse the trend later as the Sensex fell about 144 points to end at an over 3-month low, unnerved by muted start to second quarterly earnings and a lacklustre global trend.