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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
"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).
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."