The power tussle in the Samajwadi Party intensified on Thursday, with a supporter of Akhilesh Yadav, party legislator Udayveer Singh, accusing Mulayam Singh’s second wife of being part of the conspiracy against Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav and saying the party patriarch needed to make way for his son.
The government is set to announce the reintroduction of the Class X board exam for the CBSE students. The exam was scrapped in 2010 and was replaced by continuous and comprehensive evaluation. This will be the first major decision taken by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar
The J&K government has sacked 12 state employees for their alleged involvement in anti-India protests following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8. About 182 employees have been identified by the state intelligence agencies for anti-India sympathies
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.
After his match-winning debut with the ball in the 1st ODI of the India v New Zealand series, Hardik Pandya stepped up with the bat scoring a vital 36 runs in the slog overs taking India close to the target of 243, but India fell agonising short by six runs as New Zealand won the 2nd ODI.
Penalty corner specialist Rupinder Pal Singh slammed six goals as India launched their campaign in the fourth Asian Champions Trophy with a rousing 10-2 victory over Japan in the Kuantan Hockey Stadium.
"I wanted to bat up and play a few more strokes. But it's not an easy thing when you are batting and if people keep losing their wickets at the other end. You wanted to play big shots but if at that point you lose a wicket, you have to again build partnerships," Dhoni said.
Stocks made some headway on Thursday as the benchmark Sensex rebounded by over 145 points to close at 28,129.84, a two-week high, driven by financials and metal and underpinned by earnings traction and upbeat global cues.
The terror threat in Europe, a strong dollar and uncertainty over the US presidential elections have eroded the confidence of the globe's big spenders, holding luxury purchases flat in 2016, according to a study released on Thursday.