Thursday, 6 October 2016

[wanabidii] Top Headlines: Rift between Pak govt, army over backing militant groups: Report

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Friday, October 07, 2016
Rift between Pak govt, army over backing militant groups: Report
A media report suggesting that the Pakistan military has been asked not to "interfere" in action against militant groups considered "off limits" gave rise to heated speculation of a rift between the Nawaz Sharif government and the army brass even though the account was forcefully denied.
Voices in Pak criticise state support to terror
Pakistani daily Dawn's report on the "discussions" at a recent high-level huddle of top civilian and military leaders, rejected by the Nawaz Sharif government, created palaver across the country on Thursday.
Hurricane Matthew kills 261 people in Haiti
Haitian officials on Thursday raised the known death toll from Hurricane Matthew as they finally began to reach corners of the country that had been cut off by the rampaging storm. Interior minister Francois Anick Joseph announced that at least 108 had died, up from a previous count of 23.
32-year-old man shoots himself in Mumbai
A 32-year-old man, described depressed, attempted suicide by shooting in the chest at his Dadar residence on Wednesda night. The police said it may book the man’s parents for negligence since the victim, Vijayjeet Bahadur Singh, used his father’s licensed revolver for shooting himself.
All ASI protected historical monuments declared polythene free zones
All ASI protected historical monuments and archaeological sites have been declared ‘Polythene Free Zones’. An advisory has been issued to all state governments and union territories to support ASI in keeping Monuments Polythene freeree up to 300 meters from the protected boundaries of the Monuments.
2000 hutments demolished to clear 100 acres of govt land in Gurgaon
In one of the biggest anti-encroachment drive, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) along with Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) and Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) demolished around 2000 structures to clear nearly 100 acres of government land in sector 52A-53.
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.
India ODI squad: Raina, Mishra back for New Zealand series
Suresh Raina and Amit Mishra have been included in India's MS Dhoni-led ODI squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match series against New Zealand starting October 16. Both cricketers last featured in ODIs in October 2015.
Even I am captain of SC cricket team: CJI to BCCI
"Even I am the captain of the Supreme Court cricket team," observed Chief Justice TS Thakur on Thursday after BCCI defended its president Anurag Thakur's qualification to be an office bearer of the cash-rich body.
BCCI v Lodha panel: SC asks board to file undertaking
The Supreme Court has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to file an undertaking on Friday that the board will implement the reforms suggested by the Lodha panel.
IndiGo adds capacity, to operate 883 daily flights
In a major expansion, low cost carrier IndiGo is introducing 47 new flights on its existing route network during October 2016. With this and the induction of five new Airbus A320 aircraft during the month, the airline’s frequency will increase to 883 flights daily.
BP India gets license to sell jet fuel in India 
"India is a huge market ... Obviously we are a very large player globally in the aviation business, so it makes sense for us to be here," said Sashi Mukundan, regional president and India country head for BP (BP.L).
Tata strikes deal with S African car hire company
Automobile manufacturer Tata has struck a deal with a major South African car hire company to supply Tata Bolt 1.2 Turbo hatchbacks for its national rental fleet. Tata declined to disclose the exact number of vehicles, except to say that it was "a substantial number."
Sukhwinder to Pak artists: Why this silence?
Amid the increasing animosity on both sides of the border after Uri, singer Sukhwinder Singh recently visited the Wagah Border and entertained the jawans there with his songs.
PIC: Ranbir Kapoor is lost in his own world of thoughts
With his much-awaited romantic drama ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ just a few days away from its release, Ranbir Kapoor is the talk of the town.
Is that Kimi Katkar?
Better known as Mrs Sheorey now, the actress was in town for her friend Anu Malhotra’s solo art show.
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