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THE TIMES OF INDIA
Friday, July 15, 2016
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1st tranche of capital infusion in PSBs likely soon

Pradhan woos oil companies with 'ease of business'
Minister of State for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan today promised a "transparent regulatory regime" and greater ease in doing business with India as he promoted auctioning of 46 discovered oil and gas fields.

Infosys cuts annual revenue growth target in Brexit precaution
IT services giant Infosys Ltd warned it won't make its previous revenue target for this fiscal year, cutting its outlook after first-quarter earnings came in below estimates and Britain's vote to exit the European Union left the company with little visibility on future business prospects.

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Tropical baboon thriving in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Murthy's journey: From rogue killer to refined kumki
In the 1990s Murthy was a terror. He killed at least 20 people in Kerala's Wayanad and was a nightmare for residents of the nearby areas. But soon after the Kerala government declared him a 'killer', he migrated to the Gudalur forest division in the Nilgiris. Well, the Murthy in question is not another forest brigand, but a Makhna (male elephant without tusks).

Plastic debris a threat to marine life along Goa's coast
Marine life along Goa's shoreline is facing a threat from plastic debris that gets washed ashore during the monsoon season, says a study by National Institute of Oceanography. According to the study, "plastic coupled with accidental spills from vessels is posing a big challenge to the environment".

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At least 300 killed in latest South Sudan violence: UN
At least 300 people have been killed in four days of intense gunbattles in the capital of South Sudan and 42,000 have fled the city, the UN said. The recent violence in Juba echoed the fighting that triggered the civil war and marks a fresh blow to last year's peace deal to end the bitter conflict.

Sombre Hollande denounces third 'terrorist' act in 18 months

IS supporters celebrate deadly Nice attack on social media

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Novel method can scale up stem cell production
Scientists have found a new method of creating human stem cells which could solve the big problem of the large-scale production needed to fully realise the potential of these remarkable cells for understanding and treating disease.

For the first time, scientists to sequence genes in space
Rubins, a trained microbiologist who arrived at the space station on Saturday, will be using the samples to put Oxford Nanopore's MinION sequencer - a pocket-sized DNA sequencer - through its paces.

Music likes and dislikes are not hard-wired in human brains: Study

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5 features we want in Pokemon Go
Thanks to Pokemon Go, many people who previously spent their free time crushing candies in their bedrooms, are now leaving the comfort of their homes to catch Pokemon. Nintendo released the game to the public on July 6, 2016, and it has since garnered a huge fan following worldwide.

Indian IT companies: 9 highest-paid independent directors
Here are 9 highest-paid independent directors based on the report.

10 features missing in Google's Android OS
Here’s a list of features that Android users would love to have natively.

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Javadekar announces approval for 2 new Kendriya Vidyalayas in UP

HRD ministry to bring in separate bill for IIITs
The HRD ministry has decided to bring in a "separate bill" to govern the affairs of Indian Institutes for Information and Technology (IIITs) which are functioning under the public-private partnership model. The ministry has also decided to allow increased intake of foreign students in IIITs.

Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi appointed CBSE chairperson

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No plans to return to India this year: Naik, rejects charges
Mumbai, Jul 15 () Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, facing multiple probes over his alleged provocative speeches, today said he has no plans to return to India this year even as he claimed his remarks were "blown out of context" and that he has never inspired any terror activity.

Infosys shares tank 9%; mcap plunges Rs 23,459 cr post Q1 nos
Mumbai, Jul 15 () Infosys shares today plunged nearly 9 per cent, wiping out Rs 23,459 crore from its market valuation, after the company's June quarter result failed to enthuse investors following a cut in annual sales forecast. The stock plummeted by 8.81 per cent to settle at Rs 1,072.25 on BSE.

Kay Kay Menon will surprise people in '3 Dev': Director
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Ankoosh Bhatt, who has roped in Kay Kay Menon for "3 Dev", says he will surprise a lot of people with his performance in the film.

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Banks can't use their own FDRs as collateral: Sebi
New Delhi, Jul 15 () Strengthening its risk management mechanism, markets regulator Sebi today barred banks from using their own Fixed Deposit Receipts (FDRs) as collateral in their function as trading or clearing members of stock exchanges, directly or through associate entities.

Inter-State Council meet tomorrow; PM to interact with CMs
New Delhi, Jul 15 () A meeting of the Inter-State Council, convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will deliberate on issues of internal security, economic and social planning, and inter-state relations among other issues tomorrow. The meeting is expected to be attended by all chief ministers.

ICICI group to train 1 lakh youth by 2017: Kochhar
New Delhi, Jul 15 () ICICI Academy aims to train one lakh youth in the country by 2017 as part of its skill development programme and financial inclusion drive.

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DySP suicide: Oppn continues to disrupt Karnataka Assembly
Bengaluru, Jul 15 () As the standoff over the alleged suicide by a Deputy Superintendent of Police persisted, Opposition parties continued their protests in the Karnataka Assembly for the fifth day today, sticking to their demand for sacking Minister K J George and a CBI probe into the incident.

Infosys net up, dollar guidance down, stock sinks
Bengaluru, July 15 (IANS) Infosys Ltd on Friday reported double-digit net profit and revenue for April-June quarter but lowered annual revenue guidance in dollar value, resulting in its stock plunging on the bourses.

Infy sticks to 2020-vision despite cut in FY17 outlook
Bengaluru, Jul 15 () Infosys chief Vishal Sikka today remained confident of the IT major's ability to fulfil its "aspiration" of touching USD 20 billion revenue by 2020, saying that performance in one quarter will not hold it back from reaching the milestone. Infosys has posted 7.

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Two packages of Hyderabad ORR inaugurated
Hyderabad, Jul 15 () Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development minister K T Rama Rao today inaugurated two packages of the Hyderabad Outer Ring Road (ORR) between Shamirpet and Ghatkesar being implemented through "official development assistance" from Japan International Cooperation

Onus on states to implement Centre's pro-farmer schemes: Singh
Hyderabad, Jul 15 () The onus to speed up the implementation of the Centre's several pro-farmers schemes lays with the state governments, Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh said here today. "The Centre has launched several schemes to bring down the input cost of farming and improve productivity.

Hyderabad woman, son found dead in Australia
A 31-year-old Hyderabad woman and her months-old son were found dead under suspicious circumstances in the courtyard of their multi-storied apartment complex in Melbourne, Australia, on Thursday.

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Tamil Nadu introduces new crop insurance scheme

No `money power' thwarts women's rise to high ranks in TN
In February this year, the Tamil Nadu assembly passed a legislation reserving 50% of seats for women in all rural and urban local bodies. However, elected women representatives, especially panchayat presidents, with a good track record are still finding it difficult to get re-elected to higher positions such as councillor or MLA due to a lack of financial resources to fund their campaigns.

With rejig, Amma revs up AIADMK for civic polls
With local body polls looming, chief minister J Jayalalithaa has set in motion a series of measures to give new energy to the party. It started with an emotional speech to party cadres during the state executive committee meeting held in the AIADMK headquarters at Royapettah last month.

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Pradeepsinh welcomes 12 Gujaratis at Palam
Gujarat Minister for NRGs and Law Shri Pradipsinh Jadeja on Friday received 12 Gujaratis at Palam airport in New Delhi, who were stranded in South Sudan, which has been hit by violence.

Rain puts curtains down on warm day
After a warm afternoon has citizens in sweats, the rain made a splashing entry, cooling things down on Thursday evening.

Monsoon yet to yield 80% of annual rainfall
Despite scattered rains across 55 talukas in the state on Thursday, the total rainfall received in the state, till Thursday evening, stood at 161.42 mm, at 20% of the average 797 mm received in the state each year.

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Allahabad University gears up for exam system revamp
Allahabad University has initiated steps to modernise and revamp its examination section by paving way for better facilities to students, including issuing of computerised degrees.

Netas click with cyber experts for voter connect
Cyber campaigning has picked up in the city ahead of Assembly elections scheduled early next year. While several politicians are active on FB and other social media sites, many of the not-so-techie ones are in a scramble to hire cyber experts.

117 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
Despite the tense situation in Kashmir, the faith of the people remains unshaken as 117 people went to have darshan of Lord Shiva from the city in the Amarnath shrine in Kashmir.

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City traffic cops to use credit card swiping devices to collect fine
City police will soon procure devices to collect penalty for traffic rule violation through debit and credit cards.

Bahuda Yatra disrupted near village in Balasore
The Bahuda Rath Yatra in Kuarapur village near Remuna, about 15 km from here, was disrupted for over three hours on Thursday following tension after police seized a piece of meat from the chariot.

Sudarsan mugged during pulling of chariots in Puri
A group of outlaws befriended renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, attacked him and robbed his gold chain in the crowd during Bahuda Yatra in Puri on Thursday.

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MP becomes first state to have 'Happiness Department'
Bhopal, Jul 15 () Madhya Pradesh today became the first state in the country to set up 'Happiness Department', with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan saying it will work to ensure "happiness in the lives of common people" on the lines of Bhutan.

MP rain woes: 34 people lost lives this monsoon
Bhopal, Jul 15 () At least 34 people have lost their lives so far and several houses were damaged after heavy rains in Madhya Pradesh during this year's monsoon, a senior state official said today.

MP constable won't use toilet, insists on doing it in the open
A constable in Gwalior has threatened panchayat staff with dire consequences and even a criminal case if he is stopped from defecating in the open.

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Holy cow: Bovines become a pampered lot in BJP-ruled Haryana
Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) It's perhaps the best of times for cows in Haryana, thanks to the BJP government of Manohar Lal Khattar which is doing everything to pamper the bovine species, often at the expense of humans.

Debutant Ramkumar puts India ahead 1-0 vs Korea in Davis Cup
Chandigarh, July 15 () Youngster Ramkumar Ramanathan made a winning Davis Cup debut with a hard-fought victory over Seong Chan Hong in the opening singles as India took a 1-0 lead in the Asia/Oceania Group-I tie, here today.

Frameboxx joins hands with Prime Focus to open new vistas for Indian students
Frameboxx Animation and Visual Effects, a leading supplier of media and entertainment training services in India, has joined hands with Prime Focus, the world's largest independent media services company, to offer specially designed training programs for 3D Stereo

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