Pakistan is expanding its nuclear arsenal and has developed an estimated stockpile of 130 to 140 warheads for delivery as well as converting some of its fighter jets, including F-16s to deliver nukes, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists said in its latest report.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi maintained such a deep level of secrecy in executing the decision to demonetise two-high value denominiations, that even the top bankers of the country had no idea about the move till he went on air at 8 pm on November 8 to announce the decision to the world.
The Supreme Court warned on Friday that people standing in long queues for hours every day for scarce cash could turn riotous. “It is a serious issue. This affects the entire population. There could be riots,” a bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice AR Dave said.
A reception was held on Thursday, 17 November 2016, at the Consulate General of France to celebrate this year's vintage of Beaujolais wine. It was the first time such a celebration was organized in Calcutta.
On Tuesday, life came full circle for former Bengal footballer Bandana Pal aka Bonnie. The city, which had witnessed him getting ruthlessly bashed up for being a transman, gave him a jadoo ki jhappi after the screening of the documentary on his life at the on-going Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). An elated Bonnie said he couldn’t have asked for more.
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.
Seventh seed PV Sindhu notched up a 22-20, 21-10 win over local favourite He Bingjiao, who has won four titles - Bitburger Open, French Open, Japan Open and Swiss Open - this season in women's singles competition.
"Until now, Airbnb has been about homes," co-founder and chief executive Brian Chesky said in a statement. With Trips, Airbnb seeks to bring together "where you stay, what you do, and the people you meet," he added.
The NSE 50-share Nifty declined further for the second straight day, slipping by another six points to close at 8,074.10 due to profit-booking mainly in Media, Metal, FMCG and Banking sectors in view of sustained foreign capital outflows amidst mixed global trend.
The rupee today crashed below the psychological 68-mark to end at near nine-month low as sentiment turned bearish on combination of growing US rate hike expectations and stunning dollar run. It crumbled by a whopping 31 paise to end at 68.13 against the US dollar - the lowest closing since February.