Sunday, 31 July 2016

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
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Online firms to give contact details on their sites
Online firms will now have to provide details about their registration as well as information about person to be contacted for grievances. The move comes against the backdrop of instances where people have been duped by way of fraudulent activities, including through online platforms.

Mallya deals bring Diageo under Sebi lens

Centre to modify GFR for further ease of doing business
In a major move, the General Financial Rules (GFR) will be modified to facilitate further the ease of doing business. The GFR acts as a guiding framework for dealing with financial matters and adherence to it is mandatory.

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Rice crops that can cut costs, reduce pollution

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.

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IS attacks 2 energy plants in north Iraq, kills five
Islamic State militants stormed two energy facilities in northern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least five workers and shutting down a major oil pumping station, security and oil sources said.

Seven Saudi troops killed in attack near Yemen border
Seven Saudi troops and dozens of Houthi fighters were killed in heavy fighting on the border with Yemen, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Sunday, as the main combatants in Yemen's war prepared for a further week of peace talks in Kuwait.

Trump attacks slain Muslim US soldier's parents, triggers row
Donald Trump today hit out at the father of a fallen Pakistani-origin Muslim American soldier over remarks that he has "sacrificed nothing" for the country as the Republican presidential nominee mocked the mother for keeping silent, triggering a bipartisan backlash.

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Juno set to reach farthest point in its Jupiter orbit

Juno set to reach farthest point in its Jupiter orbit
Five years after departing from Earth, NASA's Juno spacecraft is all set to reach the farthest point in its orbit of Jupiter on Sunday to "get the science" of the giant planet with a mass two-and-a-half times that of all the other planets in our solar system combined.

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.

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4 hot tablets that can replace your laptop
These tablets are available in screen sizes ranging from 10 to 13 inches and suit most user needs. So, if you want better portability from your machine, these are our recommendations.

15 cool sub-Rs 30,000 smartphones launched in July
Here’s the list of 15 cool phones launched in the month of July (priced under Rs 30,000).

How to transfer contacts from Android to iOS
In case you’re planning to move from an Android smartphone to an iPhone, here are some easy ways by using which you can migrate all your contacts to your new phone.

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Global ranking of IITs handicapped due to perception: Javadekar

Perception keeping IITs from being ranked among best colleges globally
Only perception is keeping Indian Institutes of Technology from featuring among the top Institutes globally, as most of these ranking systems give 40% weightage to perception, Union human resources development minister Prakash Javadekar said.

IIT-Kharagpur institutes distinguished chair professorship in Architecture and Regional Planning department
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is instituting a chair professorship award in the name of late alumnus Avinash Gupta at the department of Architecture and Regional Planning.

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Emraan Hashmi not intimidating at all, says actor Gaurav Arora
Mumbai, Jul 31 () Emraan Hashmi may have been in the film industry for more than a decade but Bollywood actor Gaurav Arora says he did not find the "Murder" star intimidating despite having a great career graph. Gaurav made his debut with the recently released "Love Games".

Will recreate magic of 'Vaastav' with 'De Dhakka': Mahesh Manjrekar
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar, who is collaborating with actor Sanjay Dutt yet again for a remake of Marathi film "De Dhakka", says they will recreate the magic of "Vaastav" with the new movie.

Mayawati is BJP's slave, not me: Athawale
Hitting back at Mayawati for calling him a slave of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), newly-inducted Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said that the BSP supremo was in fact the slave as she had become the chief minister thrice with

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Due diligence for merger of Max Life almost complete:HDFC Life
New Delhi, Jul 31 () HDFC Standard Life Insurance today said the due diligence process is almost completed for proposed creation of largest private sector life insurer.

Singh brothers return to Religare board as sell-off continues
New Delhi, Jul 31 () As their financial services venture Religare Enterprises continues an asset sell-off exercise, promoter brothers Malvinder and Shivinder Mohan Singh have made a surprise return to the company's board after a gap of over six years.

Amazon quarterly profit jumps nine-fold to USD857 million
Online giant Amazon in its statement announced profit in the second quarter to surge nine-fold to USD 857 million, lifted by cloud services as the tech giant expanded its offerings. As per the statement, the revenues jumped 31 percent to USD 30.4 billion.

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Body to be brought to Bengaluru tomorrow
Bengaluru, Jul 31 () The body of Rakesh Siddaramaiah, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's eldest son, who died of multi-organ failure at a hospital in Belgium, will be brought here tomorrow.

Now, pay for parking at Mysuru Rd Metro station
A BMRC official said, "For the sake of orderly parking, we have permitted the licensee to charge from Sunday.

Two white tiger cubs to greet you at BBP
If you are visiting Bannerghatta Biological Park (BBP), you can look forward to an added attraction - two white tiger cubs.On International Tiger Day (July 29), BBP released the first photographs of the cubs.

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Mallanna Sagar Project: Medak on way to becoming another Pak, says Congress
Taking note of the recent unrest in Medak district of Telangana over the Mallanna Sagar Project, the Congress Party on Sunday lashed out at the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) Government in the state while alleging that they were trying to turn the place into another

Automation to replace lakhs of entry, mid-level IT execs: Pai
Hyderabad, Jul 31 () Increasing automation would shave off 10 per cent of incremental jobs in India's IT sector each year even as half of middle-level managers would also bear the brunt in the era of artificial intelligence, says industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai.

Kanhaiya may hold all India convention for 'Rohit Vemula Act'
Hyderabad, Jul 31 () JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been leading a movement demanding justice for Dalit research scholar Rohit Vemula, today said they may organise an all India convention on 'Rohit Vemula Act' in Delhi or Hyderabad.

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G K Vasan's TMC falls apart over PWF alliance

Videos show doctors how to operate gastro ailments
About two-third of the symptoms leading to gastrointestinal diseases occur in the food pipe and the stomach in the form of heartburn and ulcer.

Man snatches gold chain of AIADMK functionary's wife
A man snatched a 7.5 sovereign gold chain from the wife of an AIADMK functionary on a suburban train plying between Ponneri and Nandiambakkam on Saturday, police said.

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Man who attempted suicide to protest Una Dalit thrashing dies
Yogesh Hirabhai Solanki, a 25-year old man who attempted suicide at Dhoraji in Rajkot during the statewide protests against the public thrashing of four Dalits in Una, has died at a government hospital here today, police said.

Taneja given additional charge of ACS Finance, Natrajan joint MD GSPC

ED arrests suspended Gujarat IAS officer for money laundering
Ahmedabad, Jul 31 () The Enforcement Directorate arrested suspended Gujarat-cadre IAS officer Pradeep Sharma today in connection with a money laundering case. Officials said Sharma had been booked under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) based on an FIR of the Gujarat CID.

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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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Criminals using juveniles for anti-social acts: Cops
Taking advantage of leniency to juvenile offenders in the justice delivery system, criminals are increasingly using them in anti-social activities like loot, pickpocketing and snatching in the city.

City to get 6,000 more LED lights
The city roads are set to be illuminated with energy efficient LED lights.An additional 6,000 such lights will be installed, replacing the traditional ones.

Squatters rule 500-cr Utkal land
Stretches of land worth Rs 500 crores belonging to Utkal University have remained under the occupation of encroachers for a long time.

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Bhopal Sports Authority says national-level athlete's death while taking selfie 'a great loss'
Stating that the accidental death of a 20-year-old national-level athlete while taking selfie is a great loss to the nation, Bhopal Sports Authority of India director Meena Bora today said adequate preparations have been made and the athletes have been asked not to go near the

Upper Lake: Verification of pillars delayed
Collector-appointed four teams are yet to get cracking on verification of pillars in Upper Lake, leaving them with far less time to do the job.

Mobile thief falls into well, dies
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AAP worse than Congress, Akalis: Dharamvira Gandhi

Mohd Rafi's native village in Punjab remembers the legend
Chandigarh, Jul 31 () Legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi's native village Kotla Sultan in Amritsar, Punjab remembered him on his 36th death anniversary today, with scores paying a tribute to him. On the occasion, a small function was organised in the village.

PU apprises students of IPR issues
A two-day workshop on ‘Innovations: A key to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)’ organized by Cluster Innovation Centre in Biotechnology (CIC-B), Panjab University, concluded here on Saturday.

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