Saturday, 30 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Gold tops Rs 31,000-level after 29 months

Saturday, July 30, 2016
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Gold tops Rs 31,000-level after 29 months
Gold prices spurted to Rs 31,340 per 10 grams, a 29-month high, by surging Rs 540 in the bullion market today, tracking a firm trend overseas amid increased buying by jewellers at the domestic spot market.

Markets end in green on hopes of passing of GST bill
The benchmark Sensex recovered by 249 points to close at 28,051.86 and the 50-share Nifty by 97 points to end at at 8,638.50 on fresh buying and hopes that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill inched closer to become a reality.

Govt to study graft levels in 25 departments, PSUs
Premier business schools MDI Gurgaon, IIM-Ahmedabad and ISB Hyderabad and international consultancy Deloitte are in the race to conduct the first ever 'integrity index' to study graft levels in 25 departments and state-run entities.

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Rice crops that can cut costs, reduce pollution

Mystery of missing Jai, India's most beloved tiger
A massive search operation is underway for the country's most famous tiger, with millions of adoring fans worried sick about the big cat known as Jai who went missing three months ago.

New varieties of butterflies discovered in Uttarakhand
With the discovery in Uttarakhand recently, the total number of varieties of butterflies found in the hill state is 453. Of the three new varieties, two were discovered and photographed in Nainital whereas the third was found in Haldwani.

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Turkey kills 35 militants after they try to storm base
Turkey's army killed 35 Kurdish militants after they attempted to storm a base in the southeastern Hakkari province early on Saturday, hours after clashes in Hakkari's Cukurca district between soldiers and PKK militants left eight soldiers dead.

Security heightened at Amsterdam airport, citing threat 'indications'
The National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security Policy (NCTV) provided no details of the possible threat, but it said extra security measures were implemented, including vehicle searches.

I'm a servant of Chinese investors: Nawaz Sharif's brother
Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, after concluding his five-day visit to China, has said that he is responsible to serve Chinese investors as he serves the people of his province. Shahbaz is the brother of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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New rare form of hereditary colon cancer identified
Researchers have discovered that mutation in a gene can led to a form of hereditary colon cancer which was not identified earlier.

Robots just as good as human surgeons: Study

Einstein will continue to be relevant...
On Friday, he will be singing Herman Hupfeld’s ‘As time goes by’, which gained popularity after it was used in Casablanca, a decade later in 1942. He’ll be singing it for the for students in St Joseph’s College and he says he isn’t singing it because it was in Casablanca, but because the prelude to the song is about (Albert) Einstein.

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10 hot Android smartphones that got price cuts recently
With numerous smartphone getting launched each month, brands always adjust prices to give slightly competitive edge to older smartphone models and also to clear inventories.

Asus ROG G752VY review: Beauty with brains
So is the Asus ROG G752VY an attractive proposition at the given price tag? Read our review below to find out.

Your WhatsApp chats never get deleted actually
After Facebook-owned WhatsApp rolled out end-to-end encryption, the popular messaging platform ensured users that their chats are secured from any unwanted third-party attention.

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IIT-Kharagpur institutes distinguished chair professorship in Architecture and Regional Planning department
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is instituting a chair professorship award in the name of late alumnus Avinash Gupta at the department of Architecture and Regional Planning.

Additional round of engineering counselling in MP from Aug 1
After witnessing poor admission in technical courses including engineering, directorate technical education (DTE) has announced an additional round of counselling on Friday.

Over 7 lakh school teachers equipped with IT skills in India
Microsoft has so far equipped more than 7.7 lakh government school teachers with IT skills across 12 states in India under its Project Shiksha programme launched in 2003, the tech giant said on Friday.

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Not that negative: Arbaaz on his character in 'Tera Intezaar'
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan says that his character in the upcoming film "Tera Intezaar" is not as negative as the one that he essayed in his debut film "Daraar".

MSLTA sets up one crore corpus to support senior players
Mumbai, Jul 30 () In order to support players in their professional career, the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association has, for the first time, set aside a corpus of Rs one crore.

Madirakshi meets six-year-old fan on 'Siya Ke Ram' set (TV Snippets)
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Actress Madirakshi, who is seen playing the role of Sita in popular mythological TV show "Siya Ke Ram", fulfilled the dream of a six-year-old fan, Anvi Bansal, who wanted to meet her on the set.

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Officer who alleged misbehaviour by Jain quits DANICS body
New Delhi, Jul 30 () A senior Delhi government officer, who had alleged "misbehaviour" by Transport Minister Satyendar Jain earlier this week, has quit DANICS Officers' Association which, he accused, did not "support" him in the matter.

CSIR launches Ayurvedic Anti-diabetic Drug BGR-34
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) announced launch of BGR-34 - country's first anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug with DPP4 inhibitory Activity.

Unnati Kendras to create blueprint for digitising non-urban India: Intel
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) At a time when global technology giants are making a beeline to contribute towards the Digital India initiative, Intel India is already on the job. As part of its plan to create a blueprint for the digitisation of non-urban India, Intel has so far inaugurated 40 Unnati Kendras at the government's Common Service Centres (CSCs) across the country.

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Kannada film industry supports Mahadayi cause
Supporting Mahdayi cause, Kannada film industry suspended all its acitivities on Saturday and plunged into protest, in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Local body, fire dept. start pumping out waters
A day after heavy downpour that left several residential areas inundated in the city, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and fire department personnel on Saturday started pumping out waters and desilting of drains in the city.

Mahadayi row; normal life hit in Karna
Bengaluru, Jul 30 () Normal life was today hit in Karnataka following a bandh called by pro-Kannada and farmers' organisations, protesting the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal's interim order rejecting the state's petition seeking 7.56 tmcft for drinking water projects.

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People of Andhra Pradesh feel cheated on special category status: Jaganmohan Reddy
With the Congress Party mounting its efforts to pass a private member's bill introduced by its MP K.V.P.

YSR statue removal triggers row in Vijayawada
In what could be viewed as a midnight operation, the demolition of a 12-feet high bronze statue of Congress former Chief Minister late YS Rajasekhar Reddy at the police control room in the city by the authorities of Vijayawada municipal corporation on Saturday as part of road widening triggered a major controversy, marked by high level political drama.

A judge who cares for the environment
In early 2015 Justice Dilip B Bhosale was brought to Hyderabad high court—that has jurisdiction over the twin states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh—in anticipation of the then chief justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta retiring.

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Permanent injunction sought against AP over Palar: Jaya
Chennai, Jul 30 () Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said the state has sought a permanent injunction in the Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh to restrain it from taking up any unilateral dam work across Palar river.

Chennaiyin FC sign Mulder
Chennai, Jul 30 () Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC has announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Hans Mulder for the upcoming edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Madras HC seeks status report on Athikadavu-Avinashi water canal scheme
Madras high court has given Tamil Nadu government two weeks to file a status report on works relating to Athikadavu-Avinashi flood canal project, which will benefit 1.5 lakh acres of land in Coimbatore, Tirupur and Erode districts.

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JN Singh appointed as the new Gujarat chief secretary
JN Singh, 1983 batch IAS presently serving as the additional chief secretary(ACS), finance has been appointed as the next chief secretary of the state as the present incumbent GR Aloria retires on Saturday.

'Dr Horror' nabbed by Gujarat cops in Delhi

225 government vehicles break traffic rules in just 6 hours

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Allahabad's dentist to train Pakistani counterparts

AU Central library to function all seven days a week
In a student friendly decision, the authorities of central library of Allahabad University would function in all days of the week including Sunday’s and that too for enhanced hours. Not only will the library function throughout the week but it will remain open for 357 days of the year and remain close only for just eight days of the year i.e. important holidays.

'Give details of cases against UP netas'
The Allahabad high court on Wednesday asked the state government to provide status report with regard to the criminal cases pending against UP's members of Parliament, members of legislative Assembly and legislative council.

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Bhuasuni will be pollution free: BMC
Refering to the technical details of the proposed waste-to-energy plant, the mayor appealed to the agitating villagers to remain calm.

Neglect paints ugly picture of state's largest bus stand
The temple city has witnessed massive change over the years in almost every sector.However, the fate of Baramunda bus stand - the gateway to the capital - has turned from bad to worse.

Seven policemen hurt in fresh clash
Daruthenga village on the outskirts of the city, erupted in violence again on Friday in protest against the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation's (BMC) attempts to use it as a garbage dumping site.

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Green knot: Tie rakhi and sow veggie seed
This Rakhi express your love with bio-degradable rakhis and also see it grow round the year. Women of five villages in the state have crafted innovative rakhis using indigenous cotton from Vidarbha region and seeds of different fruits and vegetables.

'Doping akin to candidates using wrong means to win elections'
Doping controversy surrounding Indian athletes ahead of Rio Olympics has even drawn the attention of election commissioner OP Rawat who on Friday drew a parallel of doping with candidates using wrong means to win elections.

Declared dead on property paper, man submits memo to prove he is alive
Sarmanlal Gaur, a resident of Kelaras in Morena district, has been running from pillar to post trying to prove to the administration that he is alive.

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Anti-ragging drive launched on campus
The Rayat Bahra Group of Institutions has launched a campaign to curb ragging and has announced that it would be zero tolerance to ragging on the different campuses of the Rayat Bahra Group including the Rayat Bahra University.As a step in this direction closed circuit cameras are installed in all hostel common rooms and corridors to ensure that there were no incidents of ragging.

Punjab convict sees escaping death in 'Indonesia's Alcatraz' as a miracle

Terms for Emergency, Suba Morcha pensioners finalized

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