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Monday, July 11, 2016
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Gold climbs Rs 96 on positive global cues
Gold prices were up by Rs 96 to Rs 31,815 per 10 grams in futures trade on Monday as speculators raised their bets amid a firm global trend. Gold was trading higher at US$ 1,365.41 an ounce in Singapore.

Diageo may hold Mallya cheque on 'funds fudge'
A complaint of criminal breach against Mallya & others is to be filed with Bengaluru police on Monday and the corporate affairs ministry’s Serious Fraud Investigation Office will be apprised of the findings. These will also be reported to Enforcement Directorate for any possible forex violations.

Rupee climbs 26 paise against dollar
Rupee traded higher by 26 paise at 67.11 against the US dollar on Monday morning as exporters and banks stepped up selling of the American currency. Meanwhile, the Sensex soared 404.46 points, or 1.49 per cent, to 27,531.36 in early trade.

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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.

Kendrapara sheep gets rare status
A threatened breed of sheep found only in coastal Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts of Odisha has been conferred 'rare and singular species' tag by the central government. The National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) has accorded genetic recognition to the breed of sheep, locally called 'kuji mendha', officials said.

This tidal turbine could do wonders for energy sector

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Dallas sniper plotted bigger assault: police

40 arrested in Paris over Euro 2016 violence
Crowds of supporters, some donning French or Portuguese flags, gathered at the base of the Paris landmark before and after Portugal's stunning 1-0 victory over France after they were refused entry to the fan zone which was packed to its 90,000 capacity, Paris police said.

Turkey jails seven more suspects in Istanbul airport attack
The seven suspects were detained on charges of "membership of an armed terrorist group" and being accomplices to murder, Anadolu said. The private Dogan news agency said all seven were foreign nationals.

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Solar-powered plane leaves Spain for Egypt
An experimental solar-powered airplane has left Spain for Egypt in the penultimate leg of its globe-circling voyage. The flight, piloted by Swiss man Andre Borschberg, is expected to last 50 hours and 30 minutes.

Nail-biting kids have less allergies
Children who suck thumbs or keep biting their nails get scolded a lot for these bad habits. But a new research, published in the journal Pediatrics, has found that there is a positive side to these habits. Such children are less likely to develop common allergies.

Life could exist on Saturn's biggest moon Titan: Study
Liquid water is a requirement for life on Earth. But on Saturn' s largest moon Titan, life might exist beyond the bounds of water-based chemistry, according to a new study by scientists at Cornell University.

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20 companies barred from applying for H-1B visas
H-1B visas are back in news. A legislation has been introduced in US that seeks to bar Indian companies from hiring IT professionals on H-1B and L1 visas.Below is the list of companies that have been debarred/disqualified from applying for H-1B visas.

You may soon have to pay more for Android and iOS apps
The levy, a tax on cross-border digital transactions, will next be applied on mobile applications bought from companies such as Apple and Google.

No panic buttons on old phones: ICA
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had asked all handset makers to develop and install software patches that enable panic buttons in all phones.

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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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Innovation Norway organises workshop on corporate social responsibility in Mumbai
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to the responsibility companies are expected to assume for people, society and the environment that are affected by their activities.

Law must treat Zakir Naik equally like Hindu activists: Thackeray
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Monday demanded that the law must treat Islamic preacher Zakir Naik "as equal" with the Hindu activists, and he should be booked for spreading social unrest.

Miss my son a lot: Shaleen Bhanot
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Actor Shaleen Bhanot is missing his son Shaarav a lot ever since he split from his wife and actress Dalljiet Kaur.

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Sugar prices up on higher demand, tight supply
New Delhi, Jul 11 () Sugar prices marked higher by Rs 20 per quintal at the wholesale market in the national capital today following increased buying by stockists and bulk consumers amid tight supplies from mills.

Crystal Crop acquires BASF's fungicide brand Bavistin
New Delhi, Jul 11 () Agrochemical firm Crystal Crop Protection today said it has acquired a fungicide brand 'Bavistin' from Germany-based BASF that would help raise the company's revenue by 7-8 per cent.

Flyers can now buy duty-free goods worth Rs 25,000
New Delhi, Jul 11 () Flyers coming in from abroad can buy goods upto Rs 25,000 from duty-free shops in international airports across the country, a five-time jump from the current limit. The move follows complaints from the travellers that the limit was low and needed to be revised.

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Karnataka govt blames DSP Ganapathi's wife for his death
The Siddaramaiah government on Monday maintained that Deputy Superintendent of Police M K Ganapathi committed suicide because of ill-treatment by his wife.

Bulls confident of booking Pro-Kabaddi semis: Uday Sihn Wala
Bengaluru, July 11 () Kosmik Global Media Private Limited CEO and Bengaluru Bulls' Owner, Uday Sinh Wala today said his team has put behind last season's dismal performance and is confident of booking a semifinal berth in the fourth Pro-Kabaddi League.

Bengaluru's party folk get a new poolside hangout
The event saw some of the city’s A-listers — like Rohit Barker and Rubi Chakravarti — in attendance.

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CM Chandrasekhar Rao set to name son Telangana's 'foreign minister'
Telangana is poised to have its own ‘external affairs’ ministry and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is set to make his son K Taraka Rama Rao, the first ‘foreign minister’ of the state, top officials said.

'Best time to be entrepreneurs'

SCB to plant 50k saplings
As part of the 'Haritha Haram' programme, the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) will plant 50,000 saplings in the cantonment area on July 11.The SCB will launch the programme at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Picket, at 8.30 am.

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How delayed justice haunts victims of crimes, their kin
​​Conclusion of criminal cases is expected to provide some form of closure for victims and their families. But, too often, delays in hearing cases, delivering judgements, and the appeal process often end up in the accused moving on and leading `normal' lives in full view of the victims and their families.

Lack of toilets makes long bus journeys an ordeal for women
While safety is a concern on highways, especially at night, the lack of proper restrooms makes long distance journeys an ordeal. With the long weekends coming up -Independence Day (Monday), Bakrid on September 13 (Tuesday) and Onam on the next day, long distance bus passengers are demanding better facilities at stopovers.

Chennai Children's Choir video goes viral
Dressed in their Sunday best, the children of Chennai Children's Choir gleefully sing along with their teacher. The choir is now in the news as its first video, a medley of popular children's songs, released on World Music Day this June, has gone viral receiving over 66,000 views.

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Shah, Owaisi struck secret deal for Bihar polls: Ex-BJP MLA
Ahmedabad, Jul 11 () Former BJP MLA Yatin Oza, who is planning to join AAP, today claimed that BJP President Amit Shah and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had "struck a deal" at a meeting ahead of Bihar Assembly polls to "polarise" votes in the Muslim-dominated northern belt.

Bizman frees Indian sailors from Nigerian jail
Twelve merchant navy officials were reunited with their families after spending the last two years incarcerated in a Nigerian prison, thanks to the efforts made by a Vadodara-based private oil firm.

Disclosure scheme doesn't allow for tax waiver: Jaitley
Union Finance Minister Explains Implications Of IDS At An Event In Ahmedabad

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Cong controversial poster: Priyanka is 'Goddess Durga'
Another banner has come up at Subhash crossing on Sunday, where Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been described as Goddess Durga.It says that Priyanka is the 'tigress of the country' and 'the voice of Hindustan'.

BJP workers stage sit-in at Kotwali
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP workers) staged sit-in at Kotwali police station on Sunday in protest against the deteriorating law and order situation.

'Operational block' to affect trains
Movement of some trains will be affected because of 'operational block' for over two hours at Jaitpur-Hirauni section on Kanpur-Lucknow route from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm daily from July 11 to 26.

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Agriculture's contribution to Odisha's GSDP declining
Bhubaneswar, July 11 (IANS) Though the agriculture sector provides employment and sustenance to more than 60 percent of Odisha's total workforce, its share in the gross state domestic product (GSDP) continues to decline, say official reports.

Once a dropout, Anita Munda now dreams of becoming an officer
A unique education programme in Odisha's tribal belt helps underprivileged children join the government school network.

NRI held for climbing Lord Balabhadra's chariot
An Atlanta-based non-resident Indian (NRI) was on Sunday arrested in Puri for allegedly climbing one of the three chariots, involving Rath Yatra of Jagannath Temple, in the guise of a priest three days ago.

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Gaur blames deluge on encroachments, dares govt to remove squatters

Downpour can't ebb their Good Samaritan spirit
Barely a couple of hours after it rained heavily on July 8, water began to rise in many colonies and people in low-lying areas cried for help, people from all sections of the society rushed out for help.

Upper Lake at near full tank level
Saturday's heavy spell of rain in the state capital and nearby areas led to a dramatic rise in water levels of Upper Lake that had dipped close to dead storage level a week ago.

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High Court notice to MHA, Haryana over Randeep Surjewala's plea against withdrawal of security

Whitefly pest attacks cotton crop in Punjab
Chandigarh, Jul 11 () Whitefly pest has again attacked the cotton crop in Punjab, posing a threat to the Kharif crop even as the opposition Congress lambasted the SAD-BJP combine for its "failure" in preventing the pest attack.

Capt Amarinder Singh, I-T men in letter war over Swiss bank a/c case

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