Saturday, 5 November 2016

[wanabidii] Top Headlines: Amid border tension, red tape hits Army acquisition of big guns

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Sunday, November 06, 2016
Amid border tension, red tape hits Army acquisition of big guns
The Army’s much-delayed modernization drive continues to be stymied by cumbersome procurement procedures, bureaucratic bottlenecks and corruption allegations at a time when border tensions with Pakistan are at an unprecedented high in recent years.
Major startups not recruiting at IITs this year
Startups do not seem to be the flavour of this placement season. The Indian Institutes of Technology have seen a 50% fall in the number of startups that will be present for the campus recruitment drive.
‘I was fired for working with Cyrus'
“Despite being unemployed…I am done running,” says Nirmalya Kumar in a blog that has gone viral when re-counting how on October 24 he lost his job “in a minute” for working “intensely and extensively with Cyrus”.
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 beat China to win Women's Asian Champions Trophy
The Indian women's hockey team lifted its maiden Asian Champions Trophy after Deepika Thakur struck in the final minute to give her team a thrilling 2-1 win over China in the final in Singapore on Saturday.
AFC Cup final: Bengaluru FC suffer 0-1 defeat to Iraqi club
I-League champions Bengaluru had already become the first Indian club to qualify for the final of the AFC Cup and were chasing for a bigger glory and unprecedented continental title, but in the end were beaten by a superior side.
Murray is new World No. 1 after Raonic pulls out
Briton Andy Murray will take over from Novak Djokovic as world number one when the rankings are updated on Monday after his Paris Masters semi-final opponent Milos Raonic withdrew with a leg injury on Saturday.
Call to exempt electric vehicles from GST ambit
The government should exempt electric vehicles from the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the sector significantly contributes in reducing vehicular pollution, industry association SMEV on Saturday said.
Private sector needs to invest big-time: Arun Jaitley
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said public and foreign investment remains intact, but private sector expansion is needed in a big way to let the economy start firing on all cylinders. Jaitley called upon the banking sector to support corporates to propel growth.
Aditya Pancholi convicted in 12-year-old assault case
Aditya Pancholi is not known to have a decent track record. Whether it is his alleged relationship with Kangana Ranaut or the time when he was convicted of raping his ex-girlfriend and socialite Pooja Bedi’s minor house help, his name has always been marred with controversies.
Tabu gets a major throwback tribute on her birthday
On the big day, Femina decided to give a unique tribute to the veteran actress on her birthday in the form of a throwback picture.
Ranveer Singh wants to become a family man!
Bollywood's live wire, Ranveer Singh sure makes our heart sing. Whether it is the songs or the newly released trailer for his upcoming film 'Befikre' or his interviews where the 'Bajirao' of Bollywood is at his goofiest best.
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