Wednesday, 23 November 2016

[wanabidii] Top Headlines: To avenge beheading, Army inflicts 'significant damage' on Pak posts

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To avenge beheading, Army inflicts 'significant damage' on Pak posts
The ferocity of the fire assaults, which saw 15 to 16 Pakistan army posts being targeted with heavy-calibre weapons in 5 sectors spread along the LoC, was such that the Pakistan DGMO was forced to call his Indian counterpart, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, over the hotline for "unscheduled talks" at 6.30pm.
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Over 200 terrorists active in J&K, govt tells House
The government informed that around 200 terrorists were active in J&K out of which 105 had infiltrated into India from Pak this year. The government has decided to install modern anti-infiltration mechanisms on the border. Pilot projects of technological solutions in this regard have been approved.
Pak to woo Indians opposed to Modi: Sartaj Aziz
The move was announced by advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday, according to Dawn newspaper. The committee will consist of senior officials from the ministries of defence, interior and information, Military Operations Directorate, Inter-Services Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau.
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In the next couple of weeks, you will have more options to pay toll across all national highways --swiping your credit or debit card close to the toll gates, pay through mobile wallet or using the pre-paid tags.
DDA vice-chairman becomes real estate regulator for Delhi
Urban development ministry kicked a controversy appointing vice-chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) as Regulatory Authority for real estate sector for Delhi.
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.
No jumping the queue as Rahul Dravid mans supply lines
It has been a year and a half since former Indian captain Rahul Dravid was appointed India 'A' and India Under-19 coach and became chief caretaker of Indian cricket's supply lines. The results are now starting to show.
No 1 Australia beat Asian champions India 3-2
Having taken the early lead, VR Raghunath’s depleted Indian side squandered the advantage to start their tour of Australia with defeat. Goals from Haywood in the 24th and 36th minutes and Mitton in the 43rd negated the brilliance of Rupinder Pal (21’, 53’).
Hong Kong Open: Sindhu eases into second round
Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu advanced to the second round of the women's singles competition at the Hong Kong Open Super Series badminton tournament with contrasting victories on Wednesday.
Before note ban, a debit card was used 2.2 times a year
Although there are 71 crore debit cards in the country, only 13 crore debit card transactions take place in a month with several account holders not using their card even once for payments. The average number of transactions on a debit card in India stood at 2.2 times a year.
Zee to buy Anil Ambani’s TV, radio biz for Rs 1,900cr
The Reliance group runs its radio business under the Big FM brand, while within its general entertainment TV broadcasting business it operates two channels, Big Magic, a Hindi channel and Big Ganga, a Bhojpuri channel. The transaction is expected to be complete by next year.
E-tailers’ sales may dive 50% in November
Cashon-delivery (CoD) volumes were down nearly 60% during the Nov 8-13 period, immediately after the cash curbs were announced, but have now limped back to being 20% lesser than the usual, executives tracking shipment numbers of online commerce players said.
SRK: 'Dear Zindagi' is a film about life
After an acclaimed debut with 'English Vinglish', writer-director Gauri Shinde’s next, 'Dear Zindagi', has generated plenty of buzz, right with the first teaser. The songs and teasers that followed only added to the expectations from the film that presents SRK in one of his most relatable characters by far.
Vidya: mother or murderess in 'Kahaani 2'?
The trailer of 'Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh' has left viewers divided over Vidya Balan’s role in the thriller.
'Mubarakan' has double dose of entertainment
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