Friday, 29 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: NGOs, babus to file assets details by December 31

Friday, July 29, 2016
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NGOs, babus to file assets details by December 31
This is the sixth extension given to about 50 lakh government employees for filing details of assets and liabilities, along with that of their spouses and dependent children, as part of mandatory obligations under the Lokpal Act.

DBS plans 70 branches in India, if given license
DBS has had its share of rough weather in India and had some credit exposure in the infrastructure and support sector. But the bank had recognised the problems early, bank's CEO Piyush Gupta said. He added that the bank can do well with small and medium enterprises and transaction banking.

PSU bank employees on strike, operations hit
The United Forum of Banks Unions (UFBU), an umbrella organisation of nine bank employees and officers unions representing 8 lakh staffers, has gone ahead with the strike, affecting services like cheque clearances, cash deposit and withdrawal at branches and other facilities.

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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.

WWF urges closure of all tiger farms

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Turkey detains 3 top bizmen in probe after coup
Security forces in the central city of Kayseri detained the chairman of the family-owned Boydak Holding company, Mustafa Boydak, and two other top executives, state-run news agency said. The detentions were part of an investigation into the financing of Gulen's activities in Turkey.

My mother, my hero, our next Prez: Chelsea
Banking on examples of her own life and thanking Hillary for 'being a pillar of strength', 36-year-old Chelsea said she has always seen her mother as a woman driven by passion for her work and compassion for others.

Transgender activist makes history at DNC 2016
Sarah McBride on Thursday became the first openly transgender person to address a national US political party convention, telling Democrats that White House nominee Hillary Clinton "understands the urgency" of the fight for equality.

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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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20 difficult questions asked in Google interviews
Ranked among the world's 'best workplaces' year after year, Google is also one of the toughest companies to get into. We've compiled a list of some of the most difficult questions asked during job interviews at Google for a variety of job profiles.

Facebook CFO calls India one of the most promising markets globally
Facebook provided more evidence on Wednesday that it can turn eyeballs into profit as the maker of the world's most popular app and social website trounced Wall Street's estimates, sending its shares to an all-time high.

Samsung extends lead in smartphone market, as Apple's share falls
Samsung extended its lead in the global smartphone market over Apple in the second quarter, gaining from the launch of its updated flagship handsets, surveys showed Thursday.

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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.

Vikas PU College to make student entrepreneurs with Rs 500 seed capital
It is going to be an Rs 500 adrenalin rush for nearly 600 students of mostly sarkari, Kannada medium and other private schools in this part of the state.

Thousands apply for handful of seats left in Delhi University colleges

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Mahindra Holidays Q1 net up 20% at Rs 30 crore
Mumbai, Jul 29 () Leisure hospitality provider Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India (MHRIL) today reported a 20 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 30 crore for the quarter ended June 30.

Maha to post 4 armed cops each in state hospitals for doctors
Mumbai, Jul 29 () The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court today that it had decided to post four armed policemen round-the-clock at 16 government hospitals in the state to provide security to resident doctors who face the risk of being assaulted by relatives of patients.

HC restrains entry into demolished Ambedkar Bhavan premises
Mumbai, Jul 29 () The Bombay High Court today said not person will enter the premises of the recently demolished Ambedkar Bhavan in Central Mumbai and attempt to rebuild or restore it.

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FEMA cases filed against 15 cos over Rs 17,789.9 cr: Govt
New Delhi, Jul 29 () Government has filed cases under FEMA amounting to Rs 17,789.9 crore against 15 companies that have received FDI from tax havens like Mauritius, Singapore and Virgin Islands, Parliament was informed today.

Govt should frame policy on handling of aged cows: BJD MP
New Delhi, Jul 29 () A BJD MP today asked the government to take policy decision on how poor farmers should better handle cows and buffaloes when they get old and stop milching.

Vedanta's Q1 net profit drops 30% to Rs 615 cr
New Delhi, Jul 29 () Mining conglomerate Vedanta Ltd today reported a 30 per cent fall in consolidated net profit at Rs 615.02 crore for the quarter ended June 30. The billionaire Anil Agarwal-led firm had clocked a net profit of Rs 884.

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HAL flies FOC upgraded Mirage 2000
Bengaluru, Jul 29 () Hindustan Aeronautics Limited today said it has flown the first Final Operational Configuration (FOC) upgraded Mirage-2000 aircraft, adhering to the scheduled date.

SRM University's Next Tech Lab wins Hackathon
Four students from SRM University's Kattankulathur campus have won ITC's major flagship 'iTech 2016' competition, an annual technology innovation and co-creation platform aimed at promoting entrepreneurship.

Karnataka bandh: Theatres to remain closed on Saturday
The Kannada film industry has extended its support to Karnataka bandh on Saturday to protest against the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal's interim order against release of 7.56 tmc ft water to Karnataka.

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DRL, Cipla, Aurobindo among others to buy products from Teva
Hyderabad, Jul 29 () Dr Reddy's laboratories, Cipla and Aurobindo Pharma are among 11 firms that may acquire 79 existing and future drugs from Teva Pharmaceuticals as part of the condition set by the US Federal Trade Commission for USD the USD 40.5 billion Teva-Allegran deal.

Poaching still remains the biggest threat to Indian tigers
On International Tiger Day, Hyderabad Times turns the spotlight on the fascinating big cat.

Olympics is big, no doubt, but the trick is to keep calm and conquer: PV Sindhu
She’s raring to go, yet she's as cool as a cucumber. She’s ready to fight it out on court, yet she's focussed on performace rather than pressure. In an exclusive chat, PV Sindhu lets Hyderabad Times in on her Olympics mantra

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Former student held for threatening Veena Gayathri, ransacking Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University premises in Chennai
Police arrested R Barani Kumar, 25, a resident of Vyasarpadi on Thursday, in connection with the case on Thursday. During questioning, Kumar admitted to have ransacked the office and written the note.

Monsoon has been vigorous over North Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema and active over interior Karnataka.

Patient, two others die as ambulance collides with bus in Tamil Nadu

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Dalits refuse to dispose of dead cattle, demand protection
Ahmedabad, Jul 29 () Protesting against the thrashing of Dalits in Una, members of the community traditionally engaged in skinning and tannery work have refused to dispose of the dead cattle in several parts of Guajrat demanding that they be provided protection and I-card by the government to

Ahmedabad railway division judged second best after Vadodara and Rajkot

Who informed cow vigilantes?
Who informed the self-proclaimed gau rakshaks complaining about cow slaughter in Mota Samadhiyala village near Una?This is a vital question whose answers the CID (crime) is trying to find out.

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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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Budhia surfaces after one month
Wonder boy Budhia Singh and his mother returned to the city on Wednesday from Mumbai after a one-month vacation."I was on a holiday with my mother for the past one month to different parts of the country.

Experts find gaps in draft national education policy

Congress blames govt for Niladri Bije ruckus in Puri

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Window for justice to open for women after two years
After two years, 7000 pending cases and scores piling up every day, there is finally a hope for justice among women across the state, as State Women’s Commission is all set to hold the first hearing here on August 10.

Biomedical waste bomb ticks
A bomb is ticking on biomedical waste heap in Madhya Pradesh, as at least 22,071 kilograms of hazardous waste are being dumped in the open without treatment in the state every year.

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.

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Lack of governance in Punjab: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Jul 29 () Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today hit out at the SAD-BJP government, claiming that there was a lack of governance in the state due to which corruption and drug problem were rampant and the education and health systems had collapsed.

Making castles in air: Realty honchos get jail

PU bodies may have MHRD, UGC representatives soon
Panjab University syndicate is going to take call on making representatives of ministry of human resource development (MHRD) and university grants commission (UGC), the ex-officio members of senate, syndicate and board of finance.

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