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Morning News Bulletin: Track latest stories

Militants stormed the home of a Kashmiri BSF constable on vacation, shooting him dead and inflicting gunshot wounds on four of his family members in Hajjan in north Kashmir, police said.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 28, 2017 8:36 AM
 Steel Authority of India, Indian Railways, defence For the first time, Indian Railways will float global tenders to buy rails, as Steel Authority of India (SAIL), its sole supplier, can’t meet the transporter’s increased demand.

Terrorists gun down BSF jawan at home in Kashmir

Militants stormed the home of a Kashmiri BSF constable on vacation, shooting him dead and inflicting gunshot wounds on four of his family members in Hajjan in north Kashmir, police said. Rameez Parrey (30) belonged to the 73rd battalion of the BSF. The militants, after forcing their way into the house in Parrey Mohalla, fired indiscriminately at the family. The jawan died on the spot. Four of his family members — his father, two brothers and an aunt — suffered gunshot wounds, police said. The condition of the jawan’s aunt was stated to be serious, while that of the three others was stable. The Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, S P Vaid, termed the incident as “barbaric and inhumane” and said the guilty would be punished.

Heavy casualties inflicted on NSCN (K) during operation along Indo-Myanmar border: Army

The Army said that it inflicted “heavy casualties” on the insurgent group NSCN (K) during “retaliatory” fire along the India-Myanmar border on the Nagaland side. The Eastern Command of the Army also maintained that its troops suffered no casualties during the action. According to a statement by the Eastern Command, a column of the Indian Army operating along the Indo-Myanmar border was fired upon by unidentified rebels of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K). “Own troops reacted swiftly and brought down heavily retaliatory fire on insurgents. The insurgents then broke contact and fled from the spot. As per inputs, a large number
of casualties were suffered by the insurgents. Own troops suffered no casualties,” the statement added.

In a first, Railways to float global tender to buy rails as SAIL can’t keep up with demand

For the first time, Indian Railways will float global tenders to buy rails, as Steel Authority of India (SAIL), its sole supplier, can’t meet the transporter’s increased demand. Railway minister Piyush Goyal, who took charge recently in the wake of a spate of rail accidents, has identified track renewal as a focus area to prevent such incidents from taking place. In a reply in the Rajya Sabha during the monsoon session of Parliament, minister of state of railways Rajen Gohain had said, “Rail requirement that is not met by SAIL is amenable to procurement from (alternative) sources. For the year 2017-18, SAIL has committed to supply 11.45 lakh tonne rails. The balance requirement of about 3.14 lakh tonne is under consideration for procurement (from sources other than SAIL).”

Yogi Adityanath cracks whip, Noida Authority scrambles to deliver 10,756 flats by December

Following chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s order to speed up the delivery of flats, the Noida Authority has promised to deliver 10,756 flats by December, while the Greater Noida Authority has said that it would ensure the delivery of 21,563 flats by March next year. Officials said the Greater Noida Authority has promised 7,460 flats by October-end, 5,334 by the end of December and 8,769 by the end of March next year. However, this is far short of Adityanath’s directive to facilitate handover of 50,000 flats to buyers over the next three months. Adityanath’s instructions came in response to the long-standing demand by homebuyers who have been waiting to get possession of their flats for the past three to seven years. The majority of homebuyers have even paid the flat cost in full but the builders have failed to finish their housing projects.

Festive season sales: Here is how builders are looking to lure buyers

After lying low for six months, developers have once again started offering subvention schemes and easy payment options to bring back consumers in the ongoing festive season. Companies like Godrej Properties have come up with offers like making only 10% upfront payment while the rest can be done after three years. Tata Housing has assured its customers of a rental income for a period of two years. According to the company, this offer will address the issue of having to pay EMI as well as rent while waiting for possession. How much rent one can get depends on the ticket size of the apartment. Similarly, NCR-based Supertech is also offering rental income across its project offerings. Additionally, it is facilitating goods and service tax (GST) waivers as well as EMI-free payment schemes. Sheth Developers is offering “flat” rates in its Mulund project, which comes with no additional cost for floor rise.

Vivo V7+ priced at Rs 21,990 packs high end features, good all-round performance

Meet the V7+, the flagship smartphone from Vivo, a fast-growing Chinese smartphone brand that is steadily making inroads in the Indian market. These days, people click a lot of photos from their phone; they also store their choice of music in their device—with its smartphone portfolio, Vivo is precisely trying to cater to these two segments. The V7+ is a mid-range device with high-end features, such as a 5.99-inch HD Full View Display, powerful 24 MP HD selfie camera and more. It retails for Rs 21,990, let us find out more about this new-age device. The V7+ is available in two colours— Champagne Gold and Matte Black. The phone has a premium unibody curved design, it carries a trendy U Type lining on back that makes it pretty stylish and beautiful to look at. The device is comfortable to hold and fits perfectly in your palm.

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