405

Armyman, Other Accused In Gurgaon CBSE Topper Rape Case Still On Run

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women stepped in Saturday as an Army man and two others accused of raping a young woman in Haryana's Mahendragarh district continued to evade arrest. A top commander said the Army will help the police in the probe. The Haryana police set up a special investigation team and announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for information leading to their arrest. The victim's father has said 8 or 10 men may have raped her but she could identify only three of them.

342

Jaitley Announces Five Specific Measures To Cut Down Current Account Deficit

New Delhi: Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has announced five specific measures to cut down the current account deficit in an attempt to strengthen the rupee which has lost close to 13% against the dollar since January 1. Jaitley said thatt more measures, including curbs on non-essential imports and promotion of exports, would be announced soon.

The finance minister had a several-hour-long meeting of key finance ministry and Reserve Bank of India officials with the Prime Minister. ,Soon after Jaitley’s late evening announcement, economic affairs secretary SC Garg said that the five measures would have an impact of $8-10 billion. India’s current account deficit for the April-June quarter was the highest in four quarters at 2.4% of GDP.

212

BJP, Congress Accuses Each Other For Mallya Mess As Jaitley In The Eye Of Storm

New Delhi:  Congress president Rahul Gandhi reiterating his demand for the resignation of Union finance minister Arun Jaitley accusing him of ‘colluding with’ Mallya and ‘allowing the criminal to flee’. However, the BJP dismissed the charges with Union minister Piyush Goyal countering that it was the Gandhi family’s ‘relations’ with Mallya that caused banks to loan money to Mallya in violation of all norms.

Mallya, who fled India even as a debt court in Bangalore was set to act against him for defaulting on loans issued by several banks led by the state-owned State Bank of India, is in London where a court will pronounce its verdict in an extradition hearing against him on December 10. The court finished hearing the case on Wednesday.

172

Apple Launches Dual-SIM iPhones, Next-Generation Apple Watch With ECG Support

New Delhi: In a first, Apple announced adding support for dual-SIM on its new iPhones when it launched three new iPhones with new design, features and lots of under-the-hood changes. The company also introduced the next-generation Apple Watch with ECG support.

Apple’s new smart watch not only comes with design refresh but also lots of fitness-focused features. The biggest feature of Apple’s new Watch Series 4 is the support for electrocardiograph.

153

Congress, TDP And CPI Join Hands To Defeat TRS in Telengana

New Delhi: The Congress, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) have announced the formation of “Maha Kootami” (grand alliance) with the sole objective of defeating the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the ensuing assembly elections. However, the exact contours of the alliance of the three opposition parties in Telangana are still a work in progress.

This is for the first time that the TDP, which was founded on an anti-Congress plank in 1982, will be joining hands with the Congress party. The CPI has allied with both the parties in the past.