Even as ties with Pakistan remain tense, Indian and Chinese troops have been in a stand-off since Wednesday in Ladakh’s Demchok area — a region bordering Tibet and site of previous Chinese incursions — over construction of an irrigation canal.
Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday landed its largest transport aircraft, C-17 Globemaster, at the advanced landing ground (ALG) at Mechuka in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Mechuka is very close to the China border.
SP boss Mulayam Singh Yadav’s efforts to put together a ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in UP before assembly polls appears to have run into rough weather with erstwhile ‘Janata Parivar’ constituents JD(U) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) wary of alliance with SP unless UP CM Akhilesh Yadav is on board.
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.
The source made it clear that the England Test series will be in a limbo if BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke don't file their compliance report and appear in person before the panel.
Kumble, in his capacity as chairman of ICC's Cricket Committee, had gone to MIT where the engineers worked on the upgraded technology of DRS, which largely helped him convince BCCI to come on board for the England series.
India, the world's second-biggest wheat producer, lowered the import tax on the grain to 10 percent from 25 percent in September, helping private traders such as Cargill, Louis Dreyfus and Glencore to import large quantities to combat a looming shortage.
India Inc on Thursday suggested the government to gradually come down to "one or two" rates of the Goods and Services Tax. "GST rates structure can be absolute limit of four rates as suggested by the government, and over time, the Government should commit to converge to one or two rates," CII said.
Ending its two-day rally, the rupee today closed down by 4 paise at 66.75 per dollar on Thursday due to fresh demand for the US currency from corporates and banks amid capital outflows from stock markets.