First Look: The New Apple iPad Pros

After months of incessant rumors that suggested that the iPad Pro line-up was due for a refresh, Apple has finally announced what’s new with the iPad Pro devices. For starters, there is now a new 11-inch iPad Pro. Secondly, the iPad Pro 12.9 has also received a complete update. However, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro variant has not been touched, and will continue to sell alongside the new iPad Pro variants.

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Collegium Recommends Names of 4 HC Chief Justices for Elevation to Supreme Court

  New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has recommended to the Centre the names of four high court chief justices for elevation as judges in the apex court. The collegium headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and comprising the Supreme Court’s four-senior most judges has recommended the names of justices Hemant Gupta, R Subhash Reddy, M R Shah and Ajay Rastogi to the Centre for their elevation as judges of the top court, as per an October 30 resolution uploaded on the SC’s website.Besides the CJI, the other…

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Khashoggi Was Strangled as Soon as He Entered Saudi Consulate, Cut Into Pieces: Turkish Prosecutor

  Ankara: Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before being disposed of, a top Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday. A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan’s office also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no “concrete results” despite “good-willed efforts” by Turkey to uncover the truth. The statement is the first public confirmation by a Turkish official that Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered after…

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PM Modi gifts ‘Modi jackets’ to South Korean President Moon Jae-in

  SEOUL: In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has gifted some meticulously tailored ‘Modi jackets’ to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who expressed his liking for them during his first state visit to India in July. ‘Modi jackets’ are basically a vest-like sleeveless jacket the leader (Modi) usually dons, state-run Yonhap news agency reported. President Moon expressed thanks to Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday for sending him the jackets. Moon also uploaded photos of him wearing the jackets in a Twitter posting, saying they “fit great”. “Prime Minister…

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Cop injured in Dantewada Naxal attack dies, toll rises to four

  RAIPUR: A policeman who was critically injured in Tuesday’s Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district died in a private hospital here Wednesday, police said. Assistant Constable Rakesh Kaushal’s death takes the number of those killed in the attack to four. The 35-year-old, who was posted at the Aranpur police station in Dantewada, died Wednesday morning at Raipur’s Ramkrishna Care Hospital, a police official told PTI. Sub Inspector Rudra Pratap Singh, Assistant Constable Manglu and Doordarshan News cameraperson Achyutanand Sahu were killed and two policemen, including Kaushal, injured in the…

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M J Akbar appears before Delhi court to record his statement in defamation case filed against Priya Ramani

M J Akbar appears before Delhi court to record his statement in defamation case filed against Priya Ramani

NEW DELHI: Former Union minister M J Akbar on Wednesday appeared before a Delhi court to record his statement in a criminal defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani. Ramani has accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago. Akbar appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal and the recording of the statement is underway. Akbar’s name cropped up on social media when he was in Nigeria, as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India. Multiple women have come out with accounts of alleged sexual harassment…

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Why BJP has not built bigger statue for Mahatma Gandhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

Why BJP has not built bigger statue for Mahatma Gandhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

THIRUVANTAHPUARAM: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Wednesday wanted to know why BJP had not built a bigger statue for Mahatma Gandhi while they erected a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, his disciple. Addressing a function at the district Congress committee office here, the Congress leader said there was no such gigantic statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the country. “The biggest one is in Parliament. But this is a 182-metre statue for his disciple. Why is there such a big statue for a disciple of Gandhiji in the country where there…

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India Jumps 23 Places to 77th in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Ranking

India Jumps 23 Places to 77th in World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Ranking

New Delhi: In a big boost for the Narendra Modi government, India climbed another 23 places in the World Bank’s ease of doing business list to rank at 77th spot for 2018. In the last two years the country has climbed 53 notches, and has become the top ranked country in South Asia for the first time and third among the BRICS nations. The report recognises India as one of the top 10 improvers in this year’s assessment, for the second successive time. India is the only large country this…

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India Certainly Not a ‘Tariff King’, Says World Bank Official on Trump’s Remarks

India Certainly Not a 'Tariff King', Says World Bank Official on Trump's Remarks

Washington: The World Bank does not agree with US President Donald Trump’s claim that India is a “tariff king” and feels that the Indian taxation system and economy is much more liberalised than it was a few decades ago, a top official of the international financial institution said on Wednesday. Earlier this month, Trump described India as a “tariff king” as he reiterated his allegations that New Delhi has a high tariff rate on various American goods. “That (India being a tariff king) certainly is not what we find in…

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PMO Says List of High-Profile Loan Defaulters Flagged by Raghuram Rajan Does Not Come Under RTI

PMO Says List of High-Profile Loan Defaulters Flagged by Raghuram Rajan Does Not Come Under RTI

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has termed as a “roving enquiry” an RTI plea seeking to know details of bad loans submitted by the then RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan to it and which finds mention in his response to Parliament’s Committee on Estimates. The PMO has said the query does not come under the definition of “information” in the RTI Act. “The information sought is in the form of roving enquiry and does not come under the definition of ‘information’ as per Section 2(f) of the RTI Act,…

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