Thursday, 21 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: India unlikely to see many new cities, says Debroy

Thursday, July 21, 2016
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India unlikely to see many new cities, says Debroy
The country is unlikely to see many greenfield or privately developed cities in the future as most of the efforts would be on revamping existing urban areas, said Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy. "I think rare will be the case where India will have completely private funded cities," Debroy said.

Sensex pares early gains, down 14 points

Liberalisation is significant, but we still have an exit problem: Arun Jaitley

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New species of Gecko discovered in Chhattisgarh forest
A new species of gecko “Eublepharis satpuraensis” (reptile) has been discovered for the first time in Chhattisgarh's Bhoramdeo Wildlife Sanctuary in Kawardha district. The population of the new species looks quite dense and indicates that the ecosystem suits it for further conservation.

South Africa's great white sharks face extinction: Study

Prawn seed catching damaging Sundarbans
Rampant practice of prawn seed catching along the rivers of Sundarban archipelago is not only damaging the marine ecosystem but also endangering the stability of embankments, says a new book. A Unesco World Heritage site, Sundarbans is home to about 40 lakh people

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China eyes eight cruise ships to serve South China Sea
Up to eight Chinese ships will offer cruises to the South China Sea over the next five years, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, as Beijing continues to promote tourism to the disputed waters.

Hating on Hillary: Republicans go all negative on Democrat

China's Panchen Lama carries out religious rite in Tibet
A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, began an important Buddhist rite on Thursday, the first time in 50 years it has happened in Tibet, state media said.

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In a first, IVF with frozen embryo used for breeding indigenous cows
Gopalpur (Chhattisgarh) in-virto fertilization technique (IVF) and frozen embryo has been successfully used to establish pregnancy in livestock for the first time India—a major breakthrough for genetically improving, conserving and propagating indigenous cow breeds.

Cardiac stents to come under price control

How Twitter helped solve Milky Way mystery
Taking help from Twitter, two astronomers have uncovered the strongest evidence yet that an enormous X-shaped structure made of stars lies within the central bulge of the Milky Way galaxy. Previous computer models and observations of our own galaxy have suggested that the X-shaped structure existed.

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7 cool gadgets you should own today

Tinder moves beyond dating, with Tinder Social feature
​Members can assign a group status to the group from a list of mentioned activities like “Going to a concert tonight”, “Comedy night”, “Sunday Funday” and others.

Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 review: For the bass lovers
Bluetooth speakers are no longer just about a convenient music listening experience.

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Karadi Path selected for Pearson's education accelerator
City based Karadi Path is one among the two Indian startups selected to be part of Project Literacy Lab, an accelerator for entrepreneurs dedicated to closing the global literacy gap by 2030.

IISc top Indian institute in 2016 BRICS rankings
The 2016 edition of the QS World University Rankings for BRICS nations has ranked IISc Bengaluru as the top Indian university. India has eight universities in the top 50. But India’s representation remains below that of China that has 86 universities.

Political scientist from JNU is new Goa varsity VC
Internationally known political scientist Dr Varun Sahni has been chosen to be the new Goa University vice-chancellor, the chancellor Mridula Sinha's office has informed the varsity on Tuesday.

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Residents of Worli's Sahil bungalow fear their home will become island

'Baar Baar Dekho' celebration of love: Karan Johar
Mumbai, Jul 21 () Filmmaker Karan Johar says his upcoming co-production "Baar Baar Dekho" is a film, which celebrates love and life. Starring Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif in lead roles, the romantic-drama is helmed by debutant director Nitya Mehra.

HDFC Bank net profit surges 20%, bad loans edge up too
Mumbai, Jul 21 () Second largest private sector lender HDFC Bank today reported a 20.2 per cent growth in net profit to Rs 3,239 crore for the three months to June on the back of a healthy rise in core net-interest income, even as the asset quality marginally worsened.

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Tax dept to issue letters to 7 lakh assessees for PAN details
New Delhi, Jul 21 () Seeking to check tax evasion, the Income Tax Department has decided to obtain PAN details from 7 lakh assessees who have undertaken high-value transactions or have more than Rs 10 lakh in their savings bank account.

SBBJ reports Rs 221 cr loss in Q1
New Delhi, Jul 21 () SBI associate State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur has reported net loss of Rs 221.56 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, as provisions for bad loans soared. It had registered a net profit of Rs 270.

MPs need to be consulted on PM's rural roads scheme: Minister
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) There is a mandatory provision in the rule book that elected lawmakers in the Lok Sabha ought to be consulted for taking up projects under Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said here on Thursday.

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Permission for release of "Kabali" in 5-star hotels rejected  
Bengaluru, Jul 21 () Authorities have declined permission to screen Rajinikanth's much hyped movie "Kabali" in five star hotels here. Citing rules, Bengaluru urban Deputy Commissioner V Shankar has rejected a distributor's application to screen the movie in the hotels, officials said.

'Kabali' premiere in Bengaluru star hotels called off
Grand plans to screen Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kabali' in five-star hotels for three days from Friday have been called off following protests from exhibitors.

Government works on improving morale of policemen

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Eight boys held for setting three puppies ablaze
Hyderabad, Jul 21 () Eight boys were today held for allegedly burning alive three puppies at a graveyard in Musheerabad area here, police said.

Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000-cr turnover by FY18
Hyderabad, Jul 21 () Leading milk supplier Mother Dairy today said it expects total turnover to touch Rs 10,000 crore by fiscal 2017-18.

Cisco to take up pilot project for Hyderabad Smart City
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Cisco Systems, a global major in planning, designing and implementing smart cities, and its technology solutions partner Paradigm Mtuity, will implement a pilot project under Hyderabad Smart City.

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'Kabali' creates a new concept in brand promotion
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Tamil movie super star Rajinikanth is not known to have endorsed any product or service but the frenzy of brands and corporates associating with the Tamil movie "Kabali" seems to throw up a new concept in brand promotion, said a brand consultant.

AIADMK govt presents revised budget
Chennai, Jul 21 () The AIADMK government today presented its first budget after winning the assembly polls held in May, allocating funds generously to fulfill election promises and ongoing welfare schemes despite a fall in the state's tax revenue growth rate and a soaring revenue deficit.

Madras HC declines bail to man facing 21 criminal cases in four states
The suave talker had married an actor, who too was arrested and later released on bail, and police seized many luxurious items that included seven Maserati, Benz, Audi, Safari and Gypsy cars and 117 branded watches worth several crores of rupees.

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Kejriwal asks all communities to unite against BJP
Ahmedabad, Jul 21 () Ahead of his visit to Una to meet Dalits thrashed for skinning a dead cow, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal today exhorted all community members to unite in the fight against Gujarat BJP's "oppressive" regime.

City's budding designer to display her creations at London Fashion Week
This budding designer from Vadodara will be the first one from Gujarat whose designs will be flaunted by models on the ramp at the London Fashion Week.

No let up in crimes against dalits, RTI data shows
The brutal flogging of four dalits, who were skinning dead cows near Una town of Gir- Somnath, has sparked a massive outrage across Gujarat.

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Laying of sewer lines makes areas dirtier
They alleged that due to flowing of sewage water on the streets, the threat of contagious diseases looms large and immediate steps should be initiated to solve the problem.

Inspection at hosp lands doctors in soup
Divisional commissioner Rajan Shukla on Wednesday suspended three employees and issued show cause notices to two doctors and staff members each of Sarojini Naidu Children's hospital for laxity during duty hours.

Teen leaves home, takes cousin along
Bizarre as it may seem, a 14-year-old girl has run away from home and has taken her two-year-old cousin as well.

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OSPCB rejects Puri hoteliers' defence on closure notice
The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) has decided to reject the explanation of Puri hoteliers in response to the show cause notice slapped on them by it.

Police to seize licence of drivers caught talking on cellphones
Police have decided to seize the licence of drivers caught talking over phone while driving.They may also recommend the cancellation of the licences of these violators to the regional transport officer (RTO).

CBI chargesheet against Ponzi firm chief
The CBI here on Wednesday filed chargesheet in court against Venkatachari Sampath, director of Sastra Enterprises Ltd, a chit fund company for allegedly duping investors of nearly Rs 3.3 crore in the state.

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Dayashankar Singh is an 'illegitimate child', says BSP MLA
Following the furore over Dayashankar Singh's ^derogatory slur on former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Usha Chaudhary on Thursday called the suspended Uttar Pradesh BJP vice-president an 'illegitimate child'.

Ruckus in MP House over Dayashankar's remarks against Mayawati
Bhopal, Jul 21 () Madhya Pradesh Assembly today witnessed ruckus as BSP MLAs protested the derogatory remarks against their party chief Mayawati questioning her character by Dayashankar Singh and sought his arrest, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House twice during the Question Hour.

Ghosts killing MP farmers? Home minister believes so
Between 2014 and 2016, at least three people in Madhya Pradesh's Sehore district committed suicide under the influence of "bhoot-pret" or ghosts and evil spirits.

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Haryana Vidha Sabha asks Tihar Jail supdt to produce OP Chautala, Ajay Chautala
The Haryana Vidhan Sabha administration has asked the superintendent of Tihar Jail, New Delhi to produce former Haryana chief minister (CM) Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Singh Chautala before the secretary of the Vidhan Sabha before August 10 to decide an issue regarding their entitlement of pension despite their conviction.

BSP councilor demands Dayashankar's tongue, sparks row
Chandigarh’s BSP councilor Jannat Jahan-ul-Haq has promised to reward anyone with Rs 50 lakh if he chops off the tongue of BJP’s former Uttar Pradesh vice-president Dayashankar Singh. Her outrageous remark came on Thursday after Singh had compared BSP supremo Mayawati to a prostitute.

Indecent proposal - A Kargil widow's long battle for dignity

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