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[wanabidii] Top Headlines: Modi gets Putin's support on terror, asks Xi to take a stand

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Sunday, October 16, 2016
Modi gets Putin’s support on terror, asks Xi to take a stand
India received Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strong backing against Pakistan-sponsored cross-border terrorism but had to resort to some straight talking with China, with PM Narendra Modi telling Chinese President Xi Jinping that the two nations could not afford to differ on terror.
India, Russia ink pacts for mega defence deals
Correcting the pronounced tilt towards the US in defence deals, India on Saturday inked pacts with Russia to acquire advanced air defence missile systems, stealth frigates as well as jointly produce light-utility helicopters. The three projects are collectively worth an estimated $10.5 billion.
Bridge collapse rumour behind Varanasi stampede
Fair price shop dealers in Hyderabad turn high-tech, commit ration fraud
Ten fair price shop dealers in Nizamabad urban revenue division are now facing a peculiar charge that they created bogus ration cards by using computer technology and are claiming the ration on these non-existent names.
Islamic Development Bank to be part of VGGS
The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is going to cement ties with Islamic countries with many of them readying to participate in the eighth edition of the biennial event.
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.
BCCI, Lodha committee standoff continues
"We maintain that there are certain clauses that are practically not implementable. Our legal counsel Kapil Sibal will continue with argument on Monday," a senior Board official said. The only BCCI units to have accepted Lodha committee recommendations in toto are Tripura, Vidarbha and Rajasthan.
Kabaddi World Cup: India keep semi-final hopes alive
India cruised to a comfortable 74-20 win over Argentina as the home raiders flexed their muscles to notch a Kabaddi World Cup record 54-point margin win at the TransStadia on Saturday.
India v NZ: Using Kohli's brain more now, says MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni on Saturday said he has started using Test skipper Virat Kohli's advice more often on the field. His comments come in the wake of the increased clamour for Kohli's elevation to captaincy in all formats of the game after the 3-0 rout he led India to against New Zealand.
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.
Rosneft-led group to acquire Essar Oil for $12 billion
Rosneft bought a 49 per cent stake in Essar Oil's refinery port and petrol pumps, while Netherlands-based Trafigura Group Pte, one of the world's biggest commodity trading companies, and Russian investment fund United Capital Partners split another 49 per cent equity equally.
Rented luxury car business in Punjab hits India-Pak bump
"NRIs do not want campaigning nuisance while they are here for a wedding. The tension with Pakistan means the season is anyway off to a bad start."
'Karan Johar is paying price for his silence'
The film industry reacts to the Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI), which covers many single screens in the country has called for a ban on Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as it also stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
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