Tuesday, 12 July 2016

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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Coal India Board approves shares buyback
Coal India Board has approved a buyback of over 10 crore shares at a price of Rs 335 per share for an aggregate consideration not exceeding Rs 3,650 crore, the company said on Tuesday.

India's fuel demand rose 6.2% in June
Consumption of fuel, a proxy for oil demand, totalled 15.65 million tonnes, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the oil ministry showed.

Sensex rallies over 100 points, Nifty hits 8,500

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'Swachh survey will be extended to 500 cities'
The Centre is taking additional measures to "strengthen the country's journey" towards a "clean India" and the Swachh survey will be extended to 500 cities, which have populations over one lakh, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.

Climate change will cause 250,000 deaths by 2030: WHO
Climate change will cause an additional 250,000 deaths from malaria, diarrhoeal disease, heat stress and under nutrition by 2030, a finding by World Health Organization has stated. Experts noted that climate change was already causing tens of thousands of deaths every year.

25 lakh saplings to be planted in Hyderabad
Telangana government would launch an ambitious program to plant 25 lakh saplings in a single day in Hyderabad on Monday, as part of a state-wide 'Haritha Haram' tree plantation programme.

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US warns against atrocities in S Sudan fighting
Stating that the targeting of civilians and attacks against the UN Mission in South Sudan, diplomatic installations, NGOs, and humanitarian workers are intolerable, the US has warned those committing atrocities or impeding efforts to halt the fighting.

Peshawar school massacre mastermind killed in Afghanistan
The officials told Dawn on Monday that Umar Mansour was killed, along with another militant leader Qari Saifullah, in the US drone attack in the Bandar area of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Saturday.

Singapore court jails 4 Bangladeshis linked to Islamic State
A Singapore court has awarded four Bangladeshi workers jail terms of up to five years for allegedly planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their own country. The four pleaded guilty to raising money to launch attacks in Bangladesh.

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This new orchid species' flower looks like a devil's head
The colourful and often fragrant flowers of orchids are highly valued for their beauty but researchers have now discovered that flowers of a new orchid species are not that pretty. A closer look at its flowers' heart reveals what appears to be a devil's head.

Pomegranate's anti-aging properties revealed by scientists
How true is it that pomegranates are good for health and contribute to a longer life?

NASA camera captures moon 'photobombing' Earth again
For the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a stunning view of the moon as it moved in front of the sun-lit side of Earth. The EPIC camera is providing a series of images that allow study of daily variations over the globe.

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7 cool Photoshop alternatives you must try
There are quite a few really capable Adobe Photoshop alternatives that you can use. While most of these cost less than Photoshop for a full license, others are completely free. Here are some of cool Photoshop alternatives you can use.

HP Spectre review: It's all about the looks
The crown jewel of HP’s current line-up of laptops – HP Spectre, has finally made its way to India.

Apple's Mac hit by slump in PC industry
After defying industry trends in recent years, Apple is feeling the slowdown in global purchases of laptop and desktop computers.

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Improving night schools, zilla prishad schools top priority, Prakash Javadekar says
The priority of the government will be improving the condition of zilla prishad schools and nights schools, Union minister for human resource development Prakash Javadekar said. He said that since he himself has studied in a zilla parishad school, he understands their problems and challenges.

DPS Ranchi ties up with US consulate in Kolkata
The Delhi Public School (DPS) Ranchi on Friday tied up with the US consulate in Kolkata for development programmes in the coming months.

Opeca protests hike in engg seats of state colleges
The Odisha Private Engineering College Association (Opeca) on Friday alleged that the state government has been raising engineering seats in government colleges without the prior approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

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Bombay HC grants pre-arrest bail to two road contractors
The Bombay high court on Tuesday granted two road contractors interim anticipatory bail of Rs 1 lakh each in the Rs 352 crore desilting scam case registered by the civic administration.

Russian info centre issues handbook for Indian tourists
Mumbai, Jul 12 () The Russian Information Center in India (RIC) has issued a handbook with a detailed list of Do's and Don'ts for Indian tourists visiting the country.

My inspiration comes from my students, says Indu Shahani
“We have it in our power to begin the world all over again," declared Thomas Paine, the lyricist of the American Revolution. Each day, for 25 years, that electric melody underscored Indu Shahani’s time at HR College. From the new millennia to the new age classrooms, the modern mashup of teacher-principal-celebrity, brought her contemporary ways of managing a college.

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Edelweiss Fin approved to form general insurance co, shares up 4 pct
In a BSE filing on Tuesday, Edelweiss Financial Services announced approval from the insurance regulator the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to set up general insurance company.

Govt expects Rs 46,739-cr TDS from Delhi region in 2016-17
New Delhi, Jul 12 () More than 40 per cent of tax collection, that is Rs 46,739 crore, is expected to come through TDS from the Delhi region in the current fiscal, a senior tax official said today. "There are region-wise targets.

HC displeased over lack of criteria for modern heritage status
New Delhi, Jul 12 () Delhi High Court today expressed displeasure over the Heritage Conservation Committee (HCC) not having any criteria for deciding 'modern heritage' status of post-Independence buildings in the national capital ever since the panel was set up in 2004.

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HAL to service copter engines with Safran
Bengaluru, July 12 (IANS) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) said on Tuesday it will set up a support centre jointly with French aerospace major Safran to service aero-engines of military and civil helicopters worldwide.

Absconding techie tweets Sushma Swaraj alleging cop harassment

Delivery boy seeks sex from customer after order dispute
A food delivery boy was arrested by the JP Nagar police for allegedly sexually harassing a woman over the phone to "teach her a lesson" for refusing the delivery. He even passed on her number on WhatsApp, claiming she was an escort. This led to her receiving hundreds of calls overnight from different men.

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Telangana's green drive promises more toddy down the line
Over 10% of the 46 crore saplings being planted as part of the mega green drive, which began on July 8, will be palm trees. The excise department is planning to plant 5 crore palm tree saplings, with many being planted on tank bunds and other suitable places.

Two more IS operatives arrested in Hyderabad
In addition to the already arrested five alleged Islamic State operatives, National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials on Tuesday arrested two more members of the module and were produced in Nampally criminal court.

CM orders participation of all officials

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Tamil Nadu govt is 'protecting' Foreshore Estate liquor shop, Karunanidhi says
DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday asked why the AIADMK government is silent on closing down a Tasmac liquor shop at Foreshore Estate here, as demanded by the residents.

Desperate to meet his wife, man dresses up as a woman

Two brothers facing murder charges hacked to death in Tamil Nadu
Two brothers, who were accused in a murder case, were hacked to death by a gang at Veeravanallur in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

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Gujarat slows down, GDP ranking drops drastically

Former IPS Rahul Sharma withdraws petition from Gujarat HC
Retired IPS officer Rahul Sharma has withdrawn his petition from Gujarat high court in which he had sought protection from the court from possible pestering and harassment of him on part of the state government in future.

Gau rakshaks strip, thrash four Dalits, over alleged rumours that they were killing a cow.

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Public faces traffic jams despite alerts
On Monday, commuters were trapped in traffic jams at different places, including Mishra Bhawan crossing, Balson crossing, Johnstonganj crossing, Chowk road and adjoining areas.

Villagers built mud bund, rain washed it away
Poore Turai Villagers Now Seek Concrete Dam

Girl plays spoiler at wedding of 'hubby'
A groom was held captive by the villagers when a girl, whom he reportedly eloped with secretly about three year back and had also stayed with her for some time in Mumbai, reached the marriage venue and spilled the beans.

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Biometric cards for all coastal people to prevent terror attacks
The fisheries and animal resources development has issued biometric fingerprint identity cards to 2.61 lakh fishermen of seven coastal districts, said deputy director (marine) of the department Basant Kumar Dash on Monday. The government has decided to issue the I-cards to all those living in coastal areas to prevent a Mumbai-like terror strike ( 26/11), he added.

Volunteers help disabled have darshan of deities
Kaushalya Pradhan had been watching the Rath Yatra for years only on television as her physical deformity made her bedridden.

Court rejects bail for Papu Pompom
In a setback to expelled BJD leader and Ollywood actor Papu Pompom, the Khurda district and sessions court here on Monday rejected his bail application.

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Drought to drown: Climate change is hitting MP hard

Play highlights bias in society, fight against injustice
Jhukti hai duniya, jhukane vala chahiye.There is power in unity, there is power in decision made by an individual, there is power in truth and all the wars against inhumanity can be won with a strong will.

Post-floods, BMC kicks off anti-encroachment drive
In the aftermath of the flood situation in the state capital, the BMC launched a major anti-encroachment drive here on Monday.

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Farmers disrupt movement of vehicles on Bathinda-Chandigarh national highway
The police on Tuesday forenoon took positions across the Bathinda parliamentary constituency of union food processing industry minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, to foil the massive protest announced by farmers for debt waiver.

Whitefly-wary cotton farmers switch to water guzzling paddy
Shaken by severe whitefly attack on cotton last year that caused huge damage to the crop, farmers in Malwa region of Punjab are opting for water-guzzling paddy over the fibre crop this kharif season. Many farmers in the cotton belt of Punjab have switched to paddy despite lesser availability of groundwater as the region is fed by canals, hoping to avoid losses they suffered on account of the pest attack in 2015.

Explain special circumstances for Jat quota provision: HC to govt

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