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Wednesday, July 06, 2016
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GSK rolls out code for ethical marketing

Passing GST bill will be priority: Santosh Gangwar
Both Gangwar and Arjun Ram Meghwal assumed charge of their posts in the presence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who welcomed them with bouquets. Gangwar, who was the Minister of State for Textiles, was shifted to the Finance Ministry by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in a major reshuffle of his council of ministers.

India's 7.5% growth rate may be overstated: US
Underlining that India's 7.5 per cent growth rate may be "overstated", the US has said the Narendra Modi government has been "slow" to match its rhetoric in economic reforms even as it appreciated measures taken by it in areas like bureaucracy and easing FDI restrictions.

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Over 29 per cent of India's land degrading

3D microbial fuel cells to create green power
Scientists have found that three-dimensional paper-based microbial fuel cells can create power in an environmentally-friendly way without the use of any outside power.

Drought kills Paraguay's thirsty alligators
A severe drought in northern Paraguay's Chaco region has driven thousands of thirsty alligators to crowd around lakes and wells, scaring off cattle from the dwindling water sources. Locals have been drilling new wells and leaving meat on the riverbanks to feed the alligators.

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Double car bomb attack kills six near Aden airport
The port city of Aden is under the control of government forces who are struggling to secure it more than a year after it was taken back from Shiite Huthi rebels who have seized control of large parts of the country.

Trump unqualified, unfit to be US prez: Clinton
Donald Trump is "unqualified and temperamentally unfit" to be the next US president, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has said as she attacked the controversial presumptive Republican White House nominee during her and President Barack Obama's first joint campaign appearance.

China warns US of 'price' to pay in South China Sea
The flagship newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party has warned Washington that there will be a "price'' to pay if it crosses China's "bottom line'' by meddling in disputes over the South China Sea.

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Physics prepares to feast on collider data, seeking dark universe
Scientists at Europe's physics research centre CERN are preparing to unwrap the biggest trove of data yet from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), three years after they confirmed the existence of the elusive Higgs boson.

Growing, supermassive black hole discovered
Scientists have discovered a jet of cool, dense gas - with an unusual, swirling structure - which indicates the presence of a growing super massive black hole in the centre of a galaxy located 70 million light years from Earth.

Hello Jupiter! NASA spacecraft arrives at giant planet
"Welcome to Jupiter," said a commentator at mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The room erupted in cheers as the solar observatory successfully entered its aimed-for orbit around Jupiter at 11:53 pm (0353 GMT Tuesday).

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16 free alternatives for boring, stock Android apps
The built-in apps on your Android phone may not necessarily offer the best experience you can get.

Intex Aqua View review: Could have been better
Domestic smartphone manufacturer Intex too, hopped on to the Virtual Reality bandwagon recently, by launching the Aqua View last month. The Aqua View claims to provide a unique VR experience, thanks to the bundled Intex Eyelet cardboard headset. But at a price of Rs 7,999, does the Intex Aqua View really deliver what it promises? Let’s find out.

'HummingBad' malware affects 85 million Android devices
The people behind the malware is said to be a team from Yingmob, a multi-million dollar ad agency from Beijing, China.

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Is CBSE inflating class XII marks to compete with other boards?

ECA trials to begin on July 7: DU's 'tentative schedule'
The preliminary trials for admissions into seats in extra-curricular activities (ECA) quota will start on July 7 and continue till July 13, 2016.

67 of 100 top-rankers flock to IIT Bombay
IIT-Bombay got the cream of students this year too, with 67 of the top 100 rankers choosing the Powai campus to pursue their BTech. Last year, it was 65. IIT-Delhi retained its second position among the top choices of students, but toppers choosing the institute dropped from 30 to 28 this year.

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SBI invites independent valuers for merger of associates, BMB
Mumbai, Jul 6 () SBI Capital Markets has invited proposals for independent valuation and determining the swap ratio for the merger of three State Bank of India (SBI) associates and Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI.

Essar Steel develops bullet proof steel for defence segment
Mumbai, Jul 6 () Essar Steel has claimed to have become the first domestic company to launch high performance bullet proof steels largely used in defence sector. The company said it has developed high performance bullet proof steel and become part of an elite club to produce this grade.

Virar woman held in Gujarat for killing her husband

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Silver, gold give better returns, beat stocks
New Delhi, Jul 6 () In terms of investor wealth addition, gold and silver have offered better returns so far this year than other asset classes, especially stocks, by registering up to 41 per cent gains. Gold and silver prices have surged 22.29 per cent and 41.

India's online ad market to reach Rs 7k-cr by Dec-end: Report
New Delhi, Jul 6 () The country's digital advertising market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 35 per cent to reach Rs 7,044 crore by the end of this year, an IAMAI-IMRB report said today.

Irani takes charge of Textiles; says new role shows PM's faith
New Delhi, Jul 6 () Shunted out of HRD Ministry, Smriti Irani today put up a brave face saying her new Textiles portfolio signified the "faith" shown by the Prime Minister and the party in her capacity to perform.

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Junior team hugely inspired by senior counterparts: Harendra
Bengaluru, Jul 6 () An upbeat Indian junior hockey squad led by skipper Dipsan Tirkey will depart for the EurAsia Cup today, vying to put up a fine show when the event gets underway in Yekatarinberg, Russia on Saturday.

Is Karnataka giving green nod to projects in a hurry? Study says very few are rejected
Getting environment clearance for any project, be it mining, quarrying or mega constructions, seems to be very easy in Karnataka. While project proponents say this is a positive trend, a recent analysis by Delhi-based EIA Resource and Response Centre (ERC), which keeps tabs on India's environmental, forest and wildlife clearance processes, says all's not well in the way green nods are being given in Karnataka.

Roerich estate in Tataguni will get a museum, but not of global standards
The sprawling Roerich estate in Tataguni, 26 km from Bengaluru, will not house an international museum. Government apathy has stalled development plans at the estate named after renowned Russian painter Svetoslav Roerich and his actor-wife Devika Rani.

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Seven suffer partial vision loss after cataract surgery
Hyderabad, Jul 6 () Seven elderly persons suffered partial loss of vision after undergoing cataract surgery at a government-run hospital here last week, authorities said.

AP trashes Tel's allegation of copying biz norm web designs
Hyderabad, Jul 6 () Dismissing the Telangana government's allegation that it has violated copyright laws in submitting data to the Centre for 'Ease of Doing Business' (EoDB) presentation, the Andhra Pradesh government today said the charge is baseless and slanderous.

Seven may lose vision in Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad, July 6 (IANS) Seven patients at a government-run eye hospital here are in danger of losing vision as a solution used during surgeries was found contaminated, officials said on Wednesday.

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Karunanidhi hails decision to rename Madras, Bombay, Calcutta high courts

Dog flung from rooftop saved, in search of a loving home
The puppy who was flung from a terrace by two medicos in Chennai was rescued by animal welfare activists on Tuesday night. Five-month-old Bhadra, as she has been named, has sustained fractures in her right hind leg and is undergoing treatment at the government veterinary hospital in Chennai. Though she is still in a state of shock, vets have pronounced her out of danger.

Medicos held for hurling dog, get bail
Chennai, Jul 6 () A medical student, who hurled a dog from a terrace, and his friend, who filmed the incident, were today arrested after the shocking video went viral drawing outrage, but the duo was soon released on bail, while the dog was now undergoing treatment and "doing well".

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AAP writes to President and ECI to disqualify Gujarat's parliamentary secretaries
After the controversy of disqualification of Aam Adami Party(AAP) Delhi MLAs’s appointment as Parliamentary Secretary, Gujarat AAP has demanded disqualification of Gujarat BJP’s MLAs.

Girl hangs self in Bapunagar
A 15-year-old girl from Bapunagar ended her life by hanging herself at her residence on Tuesday.

City cloudy but humidity reigns
After rains in various parts of the city on Monday, the sun's glare increased on Tuesday, leading to discomfort for denizens as weather remained hot and humid.

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Man sells buffalo, makes toilet for his wife
If Shahjahan built the Taj Mahal for a wife who may not even have lived to see its beauty, in a remote village of Pratapgrah district a small shopkeeper chose to replicate the feelings by constructing a toilet for his wife with the money he made selling his buffalo.

Allahabad HC defers hearing on Mathura violence till July 14
Allahabad, July 5 () The Allahabad High Court today deferred till July 14 its hearing on a Public Interest Litigation seeking CBI inquiry into the course of events that led to violence last month in Mathura when police wanted evict squatters from a sprawling public park.

Massive protest at Allahabad University campus on first day of new session

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Rath Yatra festival begins in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) The annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings began on Wednesday amidst a congregation of lakhs of devotees in Puri.

Govt plans to allow bioinformatics units in residential areas of state

Green body defers Puri hotels' closure

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Heavy rain lashes Damoh, Sagar

Eid tomorrow: Govt clears school holiday confusion
Schools and offices in the state capital will be closed for Eid festival on July 7, said a government spokesperson.

NGT permits civic body to reopen abattoir for Eid

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Haryana woman cop to monitor anti-cow slaughter operations
After introducing the most stringent anti-cow slaughter law in the country in 2015, Haryana's BJP government has now tasked woman IPS officer Bharti Arora to monitor the functioning of teams constituted in all districts of the state to check slaughter and smuggling of cows.

17 govt lawyers in Haryana lose jobs
While the Haryana government is yet to finalize terms and conditions for the appointments of law officers in state advocate general's (AG) office keeping in view the Supreme Court guidelines, 17 such officials have lost their jobs.

After acquittal, Sukhbir in court in assault case again
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal on Tuesday appeared in Faridkot sessions court following an appeal filed against his acquittal by a trial court in a 10-year-old assault case.

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