Sunday, 17 July 2016

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
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File ITRs before July 31 deadline: IT dept
With less than a fortnight left to file the annual ITRs by individuals and other category of taxpayers, the Income Tax department has suggested assessees to opt for e-filing of their returns for a hassle-free processing of the annual returns filing exercise.

47% of Indians not saving for retirement: Survey
"A large number (47%) of working people in India have either not started saving for their retirement or have stopped or faced difficulties while saving for their future. This is higher than the global average (46%)," according to the report by HSBC.

Q1 show, monsoon session to set agenda for market this week

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China's first panda born through natural mating in 2016
A seven-year-old giant panda has given birth to a cub through natural mating at a breeding centre in China, becoming the first to be born this way in the country this year. Keepers do not know which male fathered the cub, or its gender. This is the mother's, Shuqin, first cub.

China's urban air quality improves in first half: Ministry
Air quality in China's largest cities continued to improve during the first six months of 2016, the country's environment ministry said on Sunday.

Assam to compile database of rhino horns
Setting in motion the Rhino Horn Verification process of the Assam government from Saturday, a database of rhino horns kept in various treasuries of the state would be compiled.

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Greece charges Turkish coup asylum seekers with illegal entry
Eight Turkish military officers who fled to Greece by helicopter after a failed coup were charged on Sunday by a prosecutor with illegal entry and violating Greek airspace.

China's urban air quality improves in first half of year
China's largest 338 cities enjoyed more clean air days in the first half compared with the same period of 2015, the ministry said on its website. It said 76.7 percent of January-June days had clean air, an increase of four percentage points from a year earlier.

Erdogan supporters stand guard coup bid shakes Turkey
Rebel soldiers used tanks, attack helicopters and fighter jets to try to topple Erdogan on Friday night, strafing parliament and the intelligence headquarters in Ankara while seizing a bridge and surrounding the airport in Istanbul.

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SpaceX launching space station docking port for Nasa
SpaceX aims to launch another load of space station supplies for Nasa, including a critical docking port needed by new US crew capsules set to debut next year. The unmanned Falcon rocket is scheduled to lift off early Monday.

Happy cows may give more nutritious milk!
Happier cows may give more calcium-rich milk, according to a new study which could lead to a better understanding of how to improve the health of dairy animals, and keep the milk flowing.

Scientists to develop new cereal varieties that check greenhouse gases
A team of researchers from India and the United Kingdom have come together to develop new cereal crop varieties that use nitrogen efficiently, thereby reducing greenhouse emissions and making agriculture more profitable and sustainable.

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6 best-looking smartphones
If you’re planning on buying a stylish looking smartphone that’ll help you stand out from the rest, this is the list for you. Here are 6 best-looking smartphones currently available in the Indian market

How Mumbai caught the Pokemon fever
Pokemon are everywhere — in your office, below that flyover, next to your boyfriend, inside your house even.

How to stop Facebook from sending you friend suggestions
Facebook is essentially a platform where you can connect and interact with your friends and family with ease.

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No-detention policy should end, it is ruining the country, says Arvind Kejriwal

Prakash Javadekar asks IITians to focus on innovation
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar asked IITians to focus on innovation so that the country can reach higher levels of prosperity even as he expressed concern over the overall quality of research. He also asked officials about how IITs can be made self-sufficient in terms of funding in the long run.

Javadekar announces approval for 2 new Kendriya Vidyalayas in UP

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Need to take another birth to compete with Rajinikanth: Irrfan
Mumbai, Jul 17 () Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, whose film "Madaari" is slated to clash with Rajinikanth's "Kabali" at the box office, says there is no competition between him and the southern superstar and that he will have to take another birth to compete with him.

Curious to know how Indian audiences receive 'M Cream': Imaad Shah
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor Imaad Shah, whose film "M Cream" has garnered a positive response at various film festivals, is now curious to know how the Indian audiences will receive the movie, which is releasing on July 22.

People misuse freedom of expression on internet: Salman Khan
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) The virtual world has become a route for Bollywood celebrities to connect with their fans, but it has its negatives as well. Superstar Salman Khan says social media users forget to act "responsibly" while expressing their views on the internet as they get carried away thinking that "no one will find out" about it.

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India's first ultra-marathon flagged off in capital
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The 'Great India Run', India's first multi-city marathon was flagged off in a gala ceremony at the iconic Amar Jawan Jyoti in India Gate here early on Sunday.

Blessed to have film direction as my profession: Divya Khosla Kumar
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Divya Khosla Kumar, who has helmed films like "Yaariyan" and "Sanam Re", feels blessed that she has been able to pursue her passion for film direction as a profession.

46 per cent female cancer patients in India are below 50: Doctors
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Forty-six per cent of women suffering from cancer are under 50, a worrying trend that's likely to continue in the coming years due to lifestyle changes, said doctors.

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Mid-commute, two women find another man in auto
Two women in Bengaluru recently got the scare of their lives when they found a man hanging out in the boot of an auto they took for a weekend outing. Roshni K (25) and Shivani G (27), both working professionals, had taken an autorickshaw from Shivani's house near Bethany High School in Koramangala, 6th Block.

Migraine biggest headache for women, rural population: Study
Women and people in rural areas are the worst affected by migraines, says a new community-based study conducted by National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans). The main triggers are unhealthy lifestyle, lack of sleep and stress.

They came home with bangles, baubles
When the city was still a small town at heart, arrival of bangle sellers, rangoli girls and roaming cobblers was reassuring to families needing to buy trinkets or mend a tear

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Put info in public domain: Ramesh on GM mustard
Hyderabad, Jul 17 () Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh today said all information should be put in public domain and due diligence done and tests carried out before a decision is taken on commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard in the country.

EPFO may invest up to 12% in equity markets: Dattatreya
Hyderabad, Jul 17 () Buoyed by strong stock markets, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has said the Employees Provident Fund Organisation may invest up to 12 per cent of its investable amount in equities over a period of time.

Swachh Hyderabad remains a dream even after spending Rs 200 crore
More than a year has passed since the brooms wielded during the five-day Swachh Hyderabad campaign by VVIPs, politicians, high-powered bureaucrats and glamourous film stars were put away. A whopping Rs 200 crore was spent on the five day clean-up-the-city fest and 14 months down the line, the city, if anything, has only become dirtier than before.

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Chennai hospital, doctor directed to pay Rs 8.38 lakh compensation to patient
A hip surgery by a doctor who had no knowledge of treatment of hip replacement, lack of facilities like the CT scan, use of a substandard metal plate and delay in treatment – all these committed by Bharathi Rajaa Hospital at T Nagar in Chennai, its promoters and orthopaedic surgeon Dr Nagappan have come in for flak at a consumer redressal forum here. The forum imposed a total compensation of Rs 8.38 lakh on them, to be paid to a man who was injured in a road accident more than 15 years ago.

No toll a victory but long road ahead, says differently abled driver

Pottermania casts its charm again with release of new book

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Reality TV stars make it big in Gujarati films
These young and happening celebs made all of us proud when they made Gujarat shine on national TV when they took part in reality TV shows enthralling all by their performances and great talent.

Hardik Patel leaves Gujarat for six-month exile
Ahmedabad, Jul 17 () Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel, who walked out of jail on Friday, left for Udaipur in Rajasthan early this morning, in accordance with the Gujarat High Court's condition while granting him bail that he will have to stay out of the state for next six months.

Oppn parties race to woo Hardik ahead of Guj Assembly polls
Ahmedabad, Jul 17 () Hardik Patel has hinted he may join politics if his community wants, following which all opposition parties in Gujarat are trying to woo the Patel quota agitation spearhead to join them, apparently with an eye on the state Assembly polls next year.

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RPF security drive
A special security drive was undertaken by Railway Protection Force (RPF) from June 16 to July 15.Emphasis was laid on preventing unauthorized entry into the coaches reserved for women.

Police lax in feeding crime data on CMSS
The crime mapping software system (CMSS) is yet to roll out as six out of eight districts of Allahabad zone have not fed crime data.

JD(U) demands meet on Kashmir
Yadav was in the city to review the preparations for 'Rajnaitik sammelan' to be addressed by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at Phulpur on Sunday.

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Ex-mayor of Berhampur in police remand
Police on Saturday took former mayor of Berhampur Municipal Corporation and BJP leader Siba Shankar Das on four-day remand for interrogating him in a land-grabbing case.

Gumudumaha village, a saga of neglect, poverty
Ministers, politicians, right activists and members of civil societies who went to the village for an on-the-spot assessment had to either go on foot or by tractor.

Ticket fraud: Travel agency owner held
The railway protection force on Friday arrested a travel agency owner, Sukant Mohanty, from Jajpur for selling e-tickets by opening fake email addresses.

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35 die, 9 missing in floods in Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, July 17 (IANS) Thirty-five persons have died so far, nine are missing and thousands have had to leave their homes due to floods in Madhya Pradesh caused by heavy monsoon rains over the past two weeks, officials here said on Sunday.

Online portal launched to market products from Bundelkhand
Bhopal, Jul 17 () Youths in Bundelkhand region, infamous for its backwardness, have decided to change the perception about this area by launching a chain of exclusive stores and online platform to market products that give it a distinct identity.

Gun Carriage Factory hands over 3 'Dhanush' guns to army
Bhopal, Jul 17 () Three indigenously-developed 155 mm 'Dhanush' artillery guns have been handed over to the Indian Army by the Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF).

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Sedition: Court frames charges against Rampal
Almost 19 months after he had openly challenged the judicial system, defiant preacher Rampal of Satlok Ashram had a local court in Hisar frame sedition charges against him on Friday. The controversial godman was booked in November 2014 for sedition and several other serious charges after he had stubbornly challenged the directions of the Punjab and Haryana high court, which had asked him to appear in person in relation to a contempt of court matter.

Youngsters need to improve on fitness front: Bopanna
Chandigarh, July 17 () Rohan Bopanna today advised the Indian youngsters to get fitter to negotiate the challenging conditions after he had to play the fourth rubber of Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup tie against South Korea instead of Saketh Myneni who skipped due to fitness issues.

Union Bank told to pay 5L to Zirakpur resident asked to pay heavy compensation
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has found Union Bank of India indulging in unfair trade practice for releasing documents of Devendra Kumar Goel, a resident of Zirakpur, to a third party.

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