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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.