Tuesday, 19 July 2016

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THE TIMES OF INDIA
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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LPG subsidy cut off to 7 lakh consumers
Since the beginning of 2016, those who earn a taxable annual income of overRs 10 lakh, or have a spouse with that income, must pay market price for cooking gas.

Meet India's next generation of women leaders in pharma

Sensex bounces 58 points on fresh buying
The 30-share index rose 58.07 points or 0.20 per cent to 27,804.73 with the sectoral indices led by metal, realty, oil&gas, auto and healthcare, rising by up to 0.68 per cent.

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Illegal wildlife trade on popular websites: Govt
Trade of rare animals and their body parts is going on through popular websites including quikr, olx, eBay, amazon and youtube, the government said on Monday. Environment minister furnished a list of 106 such websites collated by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.

China's first panda born through natural mating in 2016
A seven-year-old giant panda has given birth to a cub through natural mating at a breeding centre in China, becoming the first to be born this way in the country this year. Keepers do not know which male fathered the cub, or its gender. This is the mother's, Shuqin, first cub.

China's urban air quality improves in first half: Ministry
Air quality in China's largest cities continued to improve during the first six months of 2016, the country's environment ministry said on Sunday.

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Afghan train attacker kept IS flag in his German home
Bavaria's interior minister Joachim Herrmann said Tuesday on public television that investigators raiding his room also found a hand-painted flag of the Islamic State group.

Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant killed
Indonesia's most wanted Muslim extremist, Santoso, has been killed in a firefight with security forces, police confirmed on Tuesday, ending a lengthy hunt for the Islamic State (IS) group supporter.

Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as Australia's PM
The multi-millionaire former banker's Liberal/National coalition clung to power in closely-fought July 2 polls, with the party holding 76 seats, and potentially one more with counting still underway, in the 150-seat House of Representatives.

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Roach proteins show way to superfood
Cockroaches have never brought a pleasant expression on people's faces. Will that change if we know they are a source of milk protein that has thrice the calorific content of buffalo milk? Or that scientists are actually mulling food supplements made using synthesised protein crystals that will match all properties of those generated by roaches?

Playing Pokemon Go may have health benefits: experts
Playing Pokemon Go, a new location-based augmented reality game, has real-life positive health consequences, according to scientists. Getting to Pokestops, catching different Pokemon and hatching the Poke eggs requires lots of walking.

Satellite flies 4,000km in space to focus on India
A satellite belonging to a London-based mobile satellite communication company recently moved over India, above the Equator, in the space after travelling more than 4,000km over several months.

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'Worst' apps for your smartphone's battery
The battery life on smartphones has always been a touchy issue for most smartphone users. Though battery life of smartphones depends on the phone’s built and specifications, our usage to affects it. Below is a list of apps you should uninstall right away if you want to boost your smartphone’s battery life.

Here's how to chat with new font on WhatsApp
The developers have silently rolled out a new feature on the WhatsApp Android app which allows user to type in a new font, which is similar to Fixedsys in Windows.

Revealed, the third variant of iPhone 7 launching this year
The iPhone 7 Pro also has smart magnetic connector in the lower back panel. We assume it may be used specifically with some battery accessory.

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UPRTOU offers new courses
At a time when the policymakers at the center are talking of putting the emphasis on skilled development so that more and more youths get employment, the Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University of Allahabad has received recognition for 94 programmes.

No-detention policy should end, it is ruining the country, says Arvind Kejriwal

Prakash Javadekar asks IITians to focus on innovation
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar asked IITians to focus on innovation so that the country can reach higher levels of prosperity even as he expressed concern over the overall quality of research. He also asked officials about how IITs can be made self-sufficient in terms of funding in the long run.

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Mindtree stock tanks nearly 9% on weak Q1 results
Mumbai, Jul 19 () Shares of IT firm Mindtree tanked nearly 9 per cent today after the company posted 3.7 per cent drop in consolidated net profit for the June quarter. The stock slumped 8.37 per cent to settle at Rs 562.45 on BSE. During the day, it plunged 8.7 per cent to Rs 560.35.

Opposition tries to corner Maha govt over MIDC land deal
Mumbai, Jul 19 () The Opposition led by Congress and NCP today tried to corner the Maharashtra government in the Legislative Council over the controversial MIDC land purchase at Bhosari involving kin of former state revenue minister Eknath Khadse.

Emerging markets, including India, will drive innovation in payments industry: PwC
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The payments landscape in emerging markets, including India, is expected to transform in the wake of accelerating growth in electronic payments with advent of new and disruptive market players and alternative business models, a PwC report said.

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Govt moves bill to change Bombay, Madras, Calcutta HCs names
New Delhi, Jul 19 () Seeking to rename Bombay, Madras and Calcutta high courts to reflect the change in the names of cities they are located in, government today moved a bill in the Lok Sabha, a day after Calcutta High Court judges unanimously rejected such a proposal.

Tendulkar denies commercial interest in disputed property
New Delhi, Jul 19 () Cricketer-turned Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar today confirmed that he had attended a meeting in which he had sought help in sorting out problems faced by a friend of his regarding a plush holiday resort in Mussoorie.

Aviation Ministry seeks Rs 4,650 cr to revive 50 airports
New Delhi, Jul 19 () Ministry of Civil Aviation has sought a budgetary provision of Rs 4,650 crore to revive 50 un-served and under-served airports and airstrips as it looks to boost regional air connectivity in the country.

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Karnataka is the superstar in Kabali's new don
Compared to ceiling of Rs 120 in TN, tickets in Namma state will sell for Rs 500+

DySP suicide: Siddaramaiah attacks Oppn, rules out CBI probe  
Bengaluru, Jul 19 () Under attack from opposition BJP over the alleged suicide of a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today hit back at the rival party, rejecting its demand for a probe into the case that led to the exit of K J George as a minister, and

Dy SP Ganapathy suicide case: Two Sr IPS officers move Karnataka HC
Two senior IPS officers,A S Prasad and Pronab Mohanty against whom a Madokeri court had ordered registering FIR and investigation in relation Dy SP M K Ganapathy suicide case have moved Karnataka high court challenging the said order.

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Court grants custody of IS radicaliser to NIA
After the completion of eight days custody of Islamic State (IS) operatives, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) yet again moved a petition in local court on Tuesday and sought the custody of one among the four accused, for seven more days.

CPI for abolition of Governor's post
Hyderabad, Jul 19 () The Communist Party of India (CPI) has sought abolition of the post of state governors, calling it an outdated system wherein people holding the position misuse office and overstep their limits. "Post of Governors should go.

Banks likely to disburse Rs 1.8L cr under MUDRA in FY17
Hyderabad, Jul 19 () Banks are expected to disburse Rs 1.80 lakh crore as loan under Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Yojna during the current fiscal, MUDRA CEO Jiji Mammen said today. "We started our operation from April 2015. The total target for the year 2015-16 was Rs 1.

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Palar check dam issue: Stalin asks TN govt to pass resolution against AP
DMK treasurer and leader of the opposition M K Stalin on Tuesday demanded that the Tamil Nadu government pass a resolution in the assembly condemning the Andhra Pradesh government’s action of raising the heights of the check dams across the Palar river.

Madras HC rejects plea against high ticket fare of Rajinikanth's Kabali
Pointing out that the petitioner, G Devarajan of Sembiam, sent a representation to authorities only on July 15 and then rushed to court alleging inaction, the judge dismissed the petition.

Jayalalithaa opens yatri nivas in Rameswaram for tourists
The 13,175sqft yatri nivas was constructed by the tourism department at a cost of Rs 2 crore. It is built on the premises of Hotel Tamil Nadu.

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Bhumi Trivedi talks about her fan moment
Bhumi Trivedi talks about her fan following

After a long wait, police to finally submit unclaimed cash, gold biscuits to govt

Cannot curtail freedom of speech for religious sentiments
Gujarat high court has said that on the ground of religious freedom and sentiment, freedom of expression cannot be curtailed.

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Clarion call for 'save water, save earth'
Public will be motivated to conserve rainwater through rooftop harvesting.Focus is on urban areas where groundwater table is fast depleting.

Disciples in cyberspace on this Guru Purnima
"Henk Keilman from The Netherlands and his team are using video chat through Skype, Whatsapp, and Facebook to connect all the followers with their guru on the auspicious day," added Varshney.

'Sheila Dikshit will revive Cong' lost glory'
City Congress Committee members, on Monday, said that former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit being projected as UP's chief ministerial candidate will help revive the party's lost glory in both urban and rural pockets.

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Crocodile captured from Paradip creek
Forest officials of Bhitarkanika National Park on Monday caught a 6-ft-long male crocodile, which had strayed into a creek in Paradip on Friday.

Deadline can't be set in investigation into Kandhamal killings: SIT
"We have started inquiry into the incident in which five persons were killed.It's difficult to set any deadline.Our team will try to complete the investigation as soon as possible," Pratap said.

Tribals stage stir over Gumudumaha firing
The tribals came in a rally and burnt the effigies of chief minister Naveen Patnaik, ST and SC development minister Lal Bihari Himirika and Rajya Sabha member Prasanna Acharya in front of the office.

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NGT sets 10-day deadline, asks govt to decide on slaughter house land
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Uikey is state women commission member
State government has appointed Ganga Uikey as member of State Women Commission.Uikey hails from Bhaura village in Betul district.

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Rayat Bahra varsity felicitates meritorious students

AAP only option for Navjot Sidhu: Wife
Chandigarh, Jul 18 () Navjot Kaur, wife of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, today said his resignation from the Rajya Sabha meant he has also quit the BJP and the only option left for him was to join the Aam Aadmi Party.

AAP to formally announce Sidhu's entry in 3-4 days
Taking BJP by surprise, Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned as Rajya Sabha MP on Monday and looked set to join Aam Aadmi Party with a strong possibility of being projected as its CM choice for Punjab which goes to the polls early next year.

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