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JNUSU leader sent to judicial remand; Ringing Bells launches smartphone at Rs 251: Top stories today

Here are the top stories of the day in one minute read.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 17, 2016 7:51:26 pm
Ringing Bells, Freedom 251, cheapest smartphone, JNU protest, JNU Kanhaiya Kumar, Kanhaiya Kumar arrest, india news, top news, tech news, apple iphone, Here are the top stories of the day in one minute read.

JNU row: JNUSU leader sent to judicial custody

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, was allegedly beaten up by lawyers on Wednesday while he was being produced at Patiala House court. Despite the Supreme Court putting restrictions on who can enter the court during his appearance, a group of lawyers assembled inside the complex shouting slogans. The lawyers have also allegedly beaten up a journalist and student. Read more>

Freedom 251: India’s cheapest smartphone launched at Rs 251

Ringing Bells will launch India’s most affordable smartphone called Freedom 251 for a price of Rs 251 today. The smartphone with a 4-inch WVGA resolution display, features a 1.3 Ghz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB total storage space and a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back. It will have 0.3 megapixel camera on the front and has a 1450 mAh battery. Read more>

Petrol price cut by 32 p/litre; diesel to cost 28 p/litre more

Petrol price was on Wednesday cut by 32 paise per litre but diesel rates were hiked by 28 paise a litre on global trends. Petrol in Delhi will cost Rs 59.63 per litre from midnight tonight as against Rs 59.95 a litre currently. A litre of diesel will cost Rs 44.96 a litre as compared to Rs 44.68 now, according to Indian Oil Corp (IOC).

National Herald case: HC notice to Swamy on plea against trial court order

Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the response of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on pleas seeking to set aside trial court order allowing summoning of documents from Ministries of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Income Tax Department and other agencies in the National Herald case. Justice Sunita Gupta also issued notice to Swamy seeking his reply on or before March 15 on the pleas which also sought staying operation of the trial court’s January 11 order. Read more>

Apple CEO Tim Cook opposes court order to help FBI unlock iPhone

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook said his company opposed a demand from a US judge to help the FBI break into an iPhone recovered from one of the San Bernardino shooters. Cook said that the demand threatened the security of Apple’s customers and had “implications far beyond the legal case at hand.” Read more>


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