Thursday, 14 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: India's retail inflation shoots up to 1.62 per cent

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
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India's retail inflation shoots up to 1.62 per cent
Ballooning prices of food articles pushed up India's annual wholesale price index sharply to 1.62 per cent for June from 0.79 per cent for the month before. This kept the inflation level in the positive domain for the third month after 17 months in the negative.

Kerosene price hike positive signal on reforms: Report
The government's decision to hike kerosene prices, sends a positive signal on reforms and will ease the fiscal subsidy burden by Rs 1,190 crore, says a report. According to Japanese financial services major Nomura, rise by every rupee per litre in kerosene price lowers the under recovery by Rs 8-9 billion.

Chinese delegation tries to woo Indian entrepreneurs
A Chinese delegation from Guangdong province is in India to woo local entrepreneurs for an international expo scheduled in October. The event, which was held on Wednesday, saw participation of several Indians entrepreneurs who expressed their keenness to participate.

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Murthy's journey: From rogue killer to refined kumki
In the 1990s Murthy was a terror. He killed at least 20 people in Kerala's Wayanad and was a nightmare for residents of the nearby areas. But soon after the Kerala government declared him a 'killer', he migrated to the Gudalur forest division in the Nilgiris. Well, the Murthy in question is not another forest brigand, but a Makhna (male elephant without tusks).

Plastic debris a threat to marine life along Goa's coast
Marine life along Goa's shoreline is facing a threat from plastic debris that gets washed ashore during the monsoon season, says a study by National Institute of Oceanography. According to the study, "plastic coupled with accidental spills from vessels is posing a big challenge to the environment".

SCS ruling won't stop plundering of ecosystem: Experts
The Hague tribunal ruling that China has caused severe harm to coral reefs and endangered species in the South China Sea will not stop further damage to an already plundered ecosystem, scientists and academics said.

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Philippines asks China to 'respect' sea ruling
The Philippines asked Beijing on Thursday to respect an international tribunal's ruling that rejected Chinese claims to most of the South China Sea, escalating a row that has raised the prospect of conflict.

Syria's Assad says Putin has not talked about political transition
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview broadcast on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has never talked to him about leaving power, despite pressure from Washington for Assad to step down.

Trump seeks $10m in damages from former campaign aide
In a highly unusual campaign dispute, Donald Trump is seeking $10 million in damages from his former political consultant Sam Nunberg, arguing Nunberg violated the non-disclosure agreement that nearly every Trump employee is required to sign.

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Music likes and dislikes are not hard-wired in human brains: Study

NASA's Juno spacecraft beams first pictures from Jupiter
NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first pictures since arriving at Jupiter. An image released Tuesday shows Jupiter surrounded by three of its four largest moons. The picture was taken on Saturday when the Juno spacecraft was circling 3 million miles away.

Robots can assemble modular telescope in space
What if an army of robots can assemble a large space-based modular telescope that can help astronomers on the Earth see things much clearly in the dark space?

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5 things you didn't know about Pokemon Go
Nintendo’s Pokemon franchise has been running strong for almost past 20 years, and now the craze created by Nintendo’s much-awaited Pokemon Go only goes to show the cultural phenomenon it is.

You may soon be able to place your Pizza Hut orders on Facebook, Twitter
Pizza Hut has announced a new social ordering platform or "chatbot" which will allow conversational ordering of pizzas and other menu items on Facebook Messenger and Twitter.

Trai has a new plan to get India connected, make Wi-Fi cost-efficient
Can Wi-Fi be a costefficient answer to how to boost internet penetration in India and improve the quality of mobile services? The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) feels that public hotspots and Wi-Fi can emerge as a backbone for increasing internet penetration across the country , while reducing load for choked telecom operators, who are battling poor call quality and slow broadband speeds.

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HRD ministry mulls assisting IIT students in getting loans
After receiving feedback from prospective students and parents about difficulties in procuring loans for paying fees for IITs, the HRD ministry is considering taking special steps to assist them. Officials said that the ministry may even create a fund which would take care of the interest component.

Javadekar says views of all sections important for education policy

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.

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Hema decides to keep Twitter updates only to film, dance
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) After drawing flak for tweeting about a film shoot last month when Mathura in her Lok Sabha constituency was engulfed by violence and tension, veteran actress-politician Hema Malini has said she would "restrict" her Twitter updates to "film and dance activities".

Aim to retain my Olympic gold medal at Rio: Jessica
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) British track and field star Jessica Ennis-Hill, who won a gold medal in the heptathlon at the 2012 Olympics in London, said she is aiming at retaining her medal at the forthcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

HC comes to rescue of school boy expelled over fee dispute
Mumbai, Jul 14 () Observing that a child's education should not be"martyred" in the war between parents and school management, the Bombay High Court today asked the Maharashtra government to ensure a 12-year-old boy, who was expelled from a South Mumbai school, gets admission in any other school in

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NGT seeks details of persons flouting dust emission directions
New Delhi, Jul 14 () The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked Delhi Development Authority (DDA), NOIDA authority and other departments to furnish complete details of builders and others flouting instructions about dust emission.

Three years on, Zakir Naik's petition still pending in SC
Three years on, a petition filed by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is still pending before the Supreme Court as only one of the five states, Odisha, has replied to the apex court's notices issued to them on May 5, 2013.

'Capable' Sheila Dikshit not an outsider in UP: Congress
Amid speculations that Sheila Dikshit may be named the chief ministerial candidate for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the Congress Party on Thursday ruled out assertions that the former Delhi chief minister is an outsider and said that her capacity to govern is very

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HC to BBMP: Take action against illegal temple coming up in school
The high court on Wednesday directed BBMP to take action against the unauthorized construction of a temple in the government primary school premises at Herohalli village, Bengaluru Urban district.

Youth held for duping Army job aspirants of 8L
Debabrat Raut, a native of Jhani Pada in Odisha, was picked up by police following military intelligence tip-off.

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Work on signature towers soon
The new capital city of Amaravati will get the much-publicised 'signature' towers by 2019.

AP women staff to get govt accommodation
The AP government has decided to provide accommodation on room sharing basis for women employees, who will move to the new capital region leaving their families in Hyderabad.

Schools to be named after NRIs
The AP government has proposed to name schools and classrooms after NRIs, who come forward to adopt them.

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Tale of Greek king Agamemnon in Tamil
A 100-minute play called "Agamemnon", the first one in Oresteia, a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus in 458BC, will be staged in Tamil for the first time without adaptations.

SC order on Arunachal Pradesh a slap in the face of BJP: Karunanidhi
The Supreme Court has taught an important lesson to the central government which wants to install its own governments in the states which are ruled by opposition parties, said DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu budget to be presented on July 21
The budget session of the Tamil Nadu assembly will begin on July 21, according to assembly secretary A M P Jamaludeen.

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Gau Aayog wants to milk 'cow cess' for bovine welfare
Punjab, Haryana Already Have Similar Levy

Parking space: High Court notice to govt, GHB
Approved Building Plan Had Earmarked 22,713 Sq M Parking Space

Diploma engineering: 50% seats vacant after first round
Second Round Of Admissions Scheduled For July 19

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Allahabad University stands at 28th all India rank in online usage of journals

AUSU poll process kicks off, likely to be complete by September
At a time when all political parties in the state have started pulling up socks for the assembly elections, the campus of Allahabad University may also witness the political show of strength.

Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University study material on mobile app
Now, students of Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU) will be able to access all the the courses and study material on their mobile phones.

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Odisha to set up Referral Animal Disease Diagnostic lab
Bhubaneswar, Jul 14 () In a bid to bridge the infrastructure gap in livestock health care in the state, Odisha government has been planning to set up a state of the art Referral Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and one GMP compatible viral vaccine laboratory near here.

First cut-off for Plus III released
The higher education department on Wednesday announced the first cut-off marks for admission to Plus III courses in degree colleges across the state. Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar (BJB) Autonomous College in Bhubaneswar is the first choice of the students with highest cut-off in all streams, including arts, commerce and science.

Three BJD leaders held for attacking BJP rally
Three BJD leaders were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly attacking BJP workers during Monday's protest against health minister Atanu Sabyasachi here.

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Haj flights from Aug 28
Flights for Haj-2016 will start from Indore embarkation point from August 17 and Bhopal from August 28.Chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Haj Committee, Inayat Qureshi has informed that .

Doctor booked for dowry harassment
90 words

4 lakh theft in locked house
119 words

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Raninder fails to appear before ED in Punjab for second time
Chandigarh, Jul 14 () Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's son Raninder today yet again failed to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Punjab in connection with its probe against him for alleged forex contraventions and holding of untaxed foreign assets.

Man held for killing friend
A man has been arrested for killing his friend in an inebriated condition in Sanaur village of Patiala district.

SIT formed to arrest murder convict gangster Geong
As gangster Surinder Geong continues to evade arrest after jumping parole, Kaithal police have constituted a special investigation team (SIT) headed by a DSP-rank officer to nab him.

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