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[wanabidii] Top Headlines: India set to complete N-triad with INS Arihant commissioning

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Daily Newsletter | Tuesday, October 18, 2016
India set to complete N-triad with INS Arihant commissioning
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.
19 dead in Bhubaneswar hospital fire
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.
At Brics, Russian silence on Pak terror stuns India
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.
Youth marries girl he raped after pressure from society, but sells infant born from marriage for Rs 25,000
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.
Ex-corporator, son held for activist’s murder in Kalina
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.
Man beats wife to death in Dhar village
A man beat his wife to death after she failed to give him adequate food for dinner in Dhar district on late Sunday night.
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.
Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin clear air on Twitter
Adding fuel to the pitch debate during India's third Test match against New Zealand at Indore, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh had questioned the spinning tracks being made in the last four years at home.
BCCI top brass survives as SC reserves order
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.
Match-fixing was at its peak in 1996: Shoaib Akhtar
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.
Institutions can play key role in financial inclusion programmes: FM
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.
Indo-Pak tensions hit Pakistan's cotton trade
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.
Sensex fails to keep early lead, slumps to 3-month low
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.
Rakhi Sawant brushes up her English
Rakhi Sawant, who has often been mocked for her accent, is brushing up her English. She is also attending French diction classes these days.
Alia Bhatt to play host to her parents
For sometime now, Alia Bhatt has been planning to move out of her parents’ (Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan) Juhu home.
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