Sino-Indian ties have taken a hit with China blocking India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and also preventing the UN from sanctioning JeM chief Masood Azhar, but India seems to have finally decided it’s payback time.
Never has the establishment been so unequivocally and solidly backing a candidate – and yet Hillary Clinton’s bruising battle with outsider Donald Trump is still hanging in the balance two days before Election Day. Although polls are giving Clinton an edge in overall popular vote, a state by state analysis shows that six states with a total of 66 electoral votes are now “tossups”.
Four months after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and the continuing unrest in Jammu & Kashmir, the National Investigation Agency is all set to expose the role of Pakistani defence forces in orchestrating violence and spreading terrorism in Kashmir.
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 is facing a selection conundrum as he needs to choose either "fifth bowler" Hardik Pandya or "sixth batsman" Karun Nair for the series-opener against England but India's chief coach did not reveal much on his preference, praising talent of both the players.
The severity of air pollution and dense smog cover in the capital led to the cancellation of the two Ranji Trophy encounters --- Bengal and Gujarat at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium and Hyderabad vs Tripura at the Karnail Singh Stadium on Sunday. BCCI said that both matches will be rescheduled.
Coach Anil Kumble has laid down a "protocol" that a player recuperating from injury needs to play "domestic cricket" in order to be considered for a comeback in the national team. In the past, there have been instances of player breakdown in their bid to make a quick comeback post serious injuries.
The GST Compensation Bill will provide a legal backing to the Centre's promise to compensate the states if their revenue growth rate falls below 14 per cent in the first five years of the GST roll out. The base year for calculating the revenue of a state has been decided as 2015-16.
Secretary Aruna Sundarajan added, "We embraced the mobile revolution as consumers, but we missed the bus as people who defined standards and developed the technologies. We are at a historic transition point ...".