Top Headlines: Amid border stand-off, Chinese ships on prowl in Indian Ocean

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Amid border stand-off, Chinese ships on prowl in Indian Ocean
Far away from the virtually eyeball-to-eyeball India-China confrontation on the land border, which many believe will eventually ease with “some sort of mutual troop pull-back from the forward positions”, India and China are also currently engaged in shadow-boxing on the high seas in the IOR.
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Israel readies red carpet for PM Modi’s visit
For a major part of Modi’s Israel visit, Netanyahu will accompany him, in a departure from normal practices. Modi will stay at the King David Hotel, the same hotel where US President Donald Trump stayed. Preparation is on to surprise Modi with an array of vegetarian dishes along with tea
Hit India before, can do it again: Hizb chief
Within a week of being designated ‘global terrorist’ by the United States, Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin appeared for a TV interview on Monday in which he claimed terror attacks on India in the past, and also warned that his outfit could strike Indian targets anywhere, any time.


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4 booked for building shopping complex near ‘protected’ Sikri fort
In a blatant disregard for rules, a shopping complex comprising eight shops is being constructed the within the prohibited 100-meter radius of Unesco World Heritage site Fatehpur Sikri. The police have registered an FIR against four people following a complaint lodged by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in this regard.
Chhattisgarh farmer kills wife, children before hanging self
In a shocking incident, a farmer murdered his wife and two children while asleep, leaving third one severely injured and later hanged himself to death at a village in Balod district on Monday.
HC gives Maharashtra two weeks to justify Sanjay Dutt’s early release
A division bench had last month directed the state govt to file an affidavit explaining the grounds on which Dutt was granted early remission. Dutt was let out in February 2016, eight months early, on account of his good conduct while in Yerwada prison.


Lenovo smartphones get a price cut in India
Domestic e-commerce giant Flipkart is organising a special payday sale for Lenovo smartphones. As part of the promotion, the company is offering discount on multiple Lenovo smartphones.
Sharp X1 Android One smartphone with 3,900 mAh battery launched: Price, specifications and more
Sharp has launched its latest Android One smartphone in Japan. Dubbed Sharp X1, the smartphone is priced at JPY 70,524 and will be available via Japanese carrier Y! Mobile.
Asus announces price cuts up to Rs 3,000 for its Zenfone 3 series
Asus has slashed the prices of its Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 3 Max series in India. Although there’s no official word on the price cut, the decision could be attributed to the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST.)


Ravi Shastri formally applies for India head coach job
Ravi Shastri has become the frontrunner for the India head coach job after he formally submitted his application to the BCCI. A senior BCCI official confirmed to PTI that Shastri has submitted his application ahead of the July 9 deadline.
Ruthless Rafael Nadal reaches 850-win milestone
Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal is just the seventh player to reach the 850-win mark, joining Roger Federer, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Guillermo Villas. With 217 Grand Slam match victories, Nadal is now in sixth place on the all-time list at the majors.
Daddy Murray eases through to Wimbledon second round
Defending champion Andy Murray celebrated the news that he’s about to become a father again by reaching the Wimbledon second round Monday as fellow two-time winner Rafael Nadal aimed to clinch the 850th win of his career.


Manufacturing sector growth falls to four month-low in June
The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to a four-month low of 50.9 in June, from 51.6 in May, signalling a subdued improvement in the manufacturing sector. In February, the manufacturing PMI read 50.7.
Hero MotoCorp, Honda, TVS Motor post sales growth in June
The country’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp reported 14 per cent increase in sales at 6,24,185 units last month as against 5,49,533 units in June 2016. Hero MotoCorp said its sales were driven by strong demand for its motorcycles and scooters.


Malayalam actress assault case: Arrest of a prominent personality is impending?
With the investigations becoming tighter and tighter, is the arrest of a prominent personality likely to happen?
Salman, SRK-Kajol raise the glamour quotient
Fans of ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ hold your breath as the gorgeous trio – Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Salman Khan, recently made someone’s wedding day a whole lot more special.
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