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Major News and Events of 04 January 2016

What Happened on 04 January 2016

Kashmir snowfall snaps Internet services for 3 hours

Today, both broadband internet services on landlines as well as mobile internet services in Kashmir were affected due to heavy snowfall reported from different parts of the valley. Failure to receive any response from the telecom companies perturbed the residents of Kashmir. The connections were fully restored after three long hours and the internet services on mobile phones started working partially but at a very slow speed.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus to get feature heavy

As per the image shared by Sammobile, the Samsung Galaxy S7 variant namely Galaxy S7 Plus would feature a 5.7-inch QHD display along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. In addition, this Samsung smartphone would also sport a 12.2 megapixel rear camera sensor that would be of a much larger pixel size as compared to the one that exists in the 16-megapixel camera of Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5.

Punj Lloyd procures Rs 1,555-Cr Highway Project Contracts

Punj Lloyd, the Infrastructure giant won four different highway projects worth Rs 1,555 crore in Bihar, Chattisgarh, Odisha and Punjab from the central government. All the four projects won by Punj Lloyd fall under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP), Phase IV and are intended to widen the major highways in India.

China Market crash makes Sensex plunge by 500+ points

Soon after the Shanghai Composite index sank about seven percent, the Indian markets too got affected with the Sensex plunging over five hundred points, i.e. by two per cent. Even the Nifty slumped below 7,800. Severely hit by China’s market crash, the Indian stock market saw the rupee getting weakened to 66.53/dollar as compared to its Friday’s close of 66.14.

3 heroin smugglers arrested in Mohali

Three people (suspected to be heroine smugglers) were arrested in Punjab’s Mohali district. These men were found carrying Pakistani SIM cards, a Pakistan-made automatic rifle and a range of other weapons. Senior police officer GPS Bhullar has described the arrests as part of ongoing operations against the Pakistani terrorists who attacked an air force base in Pathankot. Any connection between the men arrested in Mohali and the Pakistani terrorists has also been ruled out by Bhullar.

4 gunmen target Indian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif

Sunday night saw four unidentified attackers target the Indian consulate in Northern Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif. While the Afghan Special Forces have been successful in killing two of the four gunmen, no Indian casualities have been reported. With no group having claimed responsibility for the attack, the Consul General at the Indian consulate informed that the mission was manned by three Indian personnel.

Airlift's second trailer now on TV screens

The much-awaited movie “Airlift” got its second trailer released recently. Offering a sneak peek of the times when Iraq invaded Kuwait and Indians had to be evacuated, this Akhsay Kumar flick is being looked forward to with much anticipation by the patriotic audiences. 

Harbhajan helps Punjab win Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Just like Parthiv Patel did for Gujarat, the Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh bowled Punjab to a commanding win by recording figures of 3/8 in just four overs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Defeating Jammu & Kashmir by eight wickets, the Punjab team had opener Pargat Singh score 44 along with an additional 97 for the second wicket along with Mandeep.

Sensex goes down by 200 points

The Sensex on Monday witnessed a fall of over 180 points to reach 25,970.65 along with 50-share Nifty which shed over 50 points to reach 7,902.55 during the opening deals. Additionally, the Rupee opened lower at 66.25 per dollar against Friday’s close of 66.14.

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