Demonetisation of higher denomination currency notes by the government seems to have dealt a body blow to funding of terror in Jammu & Kashmir as well as Left-wing extremist violence across several states.
In the midst of a heated political debate over scrapping of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes, PM Narendra Modi has suggested state funding of polls, along with simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections, to improve transparency in public life and combat corruption.
The threat of a washout looms over the winter session of Parliament with Congress likely to demand that a discussion on scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes be accompanied with a government explanation and an inquiry into alleged “leak of information” about demonetisation.
Rajasthan High court ordered a CBI probe in to the mysterious triple murder at National Handloom showroom at Johari Bazar in Jaipur eleven years back. The single bench of Justice MN Bhandari order followed a petition by Ram Kishan Vishnoi , son of one of the victims Om Prakash Vishnoi . The petitioner said 11 years have passed since the murder but the Jaipur police have failed to crack the case and demanded a CBI probe.
Following the complaint of extortion and blackmailing the Chirawa police in Jhunjhunu district of the state on Tuesday arrested two women who were allegedly involved in extorting a local trader in pretext of implicating him in a rape case. Police said that both the woman were caught red handed for accepting Rs 50,0000 and a cheque of Rs 50,000 which was given as advance for the total of Rs 10 lakh demanded by the woman.
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.
Anil Kumble made it amply clear that opener KL Rahul would be making a comeback against England in the second Test. With Gautam Gambhir looking out of sync in the face of incisive swing bowling by England pacers in the first Test, the SOS call to Rahul was a giveaway that he was back in the fold.
Tajamul, who hails from Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir, participated in the World Kickboxing Championship which witnessed participation of ninety countries. In five days, Tajamul won six games grabbing eyeballs across the globe.
The first non-European to head the International Hockey Federation, newly-elected FIH President Narinder Batra said his main focus would be on the 10-year Hockey Revolution strategy starting from 2019, which aims at making the sport more popular.
Amid indications of a stormy winter session in Parliament, the government has listed its legislative agenda which includes bills for rollout of goods and services tax (GST), maternity benefit (amendment) and the surrogacy regulation.
Country's largest lender State Bank of India today said around 95 per cent of SBI Group's automatic teller machines (ATMs) are functional, with 140 machines re-calibrated to dispense new Rs 2,000 notes.
In a major escalation of boardroom brawl, Cyrus Mistry was on Tuesday voted out as chairman by the board of the Tata Global Beverages, the second listed firm of Tata Group. Seven out of 10 directors at the board meeting of Tata Global Beverages voted for removal of Mistry as chairman of the company.