Monday, 25 July 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Rs 2,237-cr revenue generated from 74 coal mines: Govt

Monday, July 25, 2016
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Rs 2,237-cr revenue generated from 74 coal mines: Govt
The revenue which would accrue to the coal bearing states from the allocation of mines comprises of upfront payment as prescribed in allotment document, auction/allotment process and royalty on per tonne of coal production, the minister added.

SBI, IOC link up to empower farmers
State Bank Of India (SBI) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) have tied up to implement the bank's financial inclusion programme for farmers through the oil company's Kisan Seva Kendras, an official said in Mumbai on Monday.

Govt to provide benefits to small tea growers: Nirmala Sitharaman

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Chinese city launches maritime ecology protection fund

How Africans collaborate with wild birds to get honey

Beggar-elephant rescued after years of efforts
Animal activists call him the "unluckiest elephant" they had known so far and it took over 50 police officers, several foresters and a 20-hour-long operation following years of legal battle to finally rescue Mohan from slavery.

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Air strikes, rebel fire kill 19 in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor
Air strikes and barrel bomb attacks killed 16 civilians in rebel-held parts of Aleppo province on Monday, with rebel rocket fire onto government areas killing three more, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

10 killed in Iraq suicide bombing
At least 10 people were killed and 12 injured on Monday in a suicide car bomb attack in Iraq's Diyala province, officials said. The attack took place when a suicide bomber drove his vehicle loaded with explosives into a crowded checkpoint in Khalis town.

Donald Trump says US could pull out of WTO
Republican White House nominee Donald Trump has suggested that the United States could pull out of the World Trade Organisation if he is elected president. He made the comments on Sunday during a wide-ranging interview with NBC television's 'Meet the Press'.

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NASA digitising Viking mission data to unfold Mars' mystery

Two new 'worlds' discovered beyond Neptune
Scientists have discovered two small 'worlds' far outside the orbit of Neptune in the deepest survey ever conducted to search out distant solar system objects. The new objects are located beyond the Kuiper Belt, which is a region of small icy objects just beyond Neptune.

Solar plane begins final flight
The world's largest solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2 has left the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on the last leg of its round-the-world tour, the BBC reported on Sunday. According to officials, the aircraft should take about 48 hours to reach Abu Dhabi.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Ten likely features
As we are days away from Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s unveiling, here are ten likely features of Samsung's next biggest launch.

HTC to partner HP to launch Vive PCs: Report
According to the report, HTC will acquire PCs from HP and rebrand them as HTC Vive. The report quotes sources in the upstream supply chain. The company is said to be launching the PCs at 'consumer-friendly' prices.

Apple leases more than 40,000 sq ft office space in Bengaluru
Apple has agreed to lease more than 40,000 square feet of office space in Bengaluru, where the US-based iPhone maker intends to set up a development centre, three people familiar with the matter said.

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3 states oppose census-based study of learning outcome

Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development signs various MoUs for skill development
Symbiosis Institute of Skill Development (SISD) recently signed four MoUs including Telecom Sector Skill Council of India for telecom skills, Abhi Impact Solutions Pvt Ltd. for logistic and transport management skills, Rajasthan Beauty Institute for beauty and wellness skills and Ghulam Nabi Azad College, Barshitakli, Akola for teaching their students logistics, retail, marketing skills etc.

PM Modi lays foundation stone of AIIMS-Gorakhpur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone for a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,011 crore to provide super-specialty health care and create a large pool of doctors in Uttar Pradesh.

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City activists replicate unique Russian drive, highlight potholes with rangolis
Inspired by their counterparts in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, citizen activists in Mumbai have taken to art to highlight potholes to compel municipal authorities to repair them.

One killed, nine injured in LPG cylinder blast in Kalyan
A 65 year old woman Tarabai Gaikwad died and nine others were injured after a LPG gas cylinder exploded in a house at Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar near Adharwadi area in Kalyan on Monday morning.

'I bought her for Rs 6.3 lakh and married her'
Minor from Rajasthan sold on pretext of marriage; affidavit made to prove she is 20 but medical reports confirm she is 14; `husband' charged with rape

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CBI against Kumar bail, sees threat to witnesses
CBI on Saturday strongly opposed the bail plea of Rajendra Kumar, former principal secretary to CM Arvind Kejriwal, in a corruption case, suggesting that despite being behind bars, he may be threatening witnesses.

NGT tells DU to keep DUSU polls paper-free
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Delhi University to ensure that no paper in the form of posters, pamphlets used for camapigning on campuses are wasted during the DUSU elections due in September.

Laser distracts pilot trying to land plane at Delhi International airport
It was a narrow escape for a Dubai - Delhi Emirates flight, wherein the pilot reported that his vision was disrupted by a sharp laser light, while approaching landing at IGI airport on Wednesday.

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Feeling unloved by parents, Udupi girl commits suicide

Transgenders stake their claim to a dignified life

Protestors damage 90 buses across Karnataka
Protestors damaged over 92 buses in the state, on Monday morning, the first day of the strike called by employees of all four transport corporations in the state: KSRTC, BMTC, NEKRTC and NWKRTC.

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Telangana govt appoints VCs for three state universities

Gandhi Hospital death toll rises to 31
The death toll resulting from power outage at the state-run Gandhi Hospital shot up to 31, authorities said on Sunday.This, even as health minister C Laxma Reddy sought to douse the fire saying the average mortality at the 1,200-bed hospital is generally between 20-25 per day.

'Telegram' used to spin terror web
'Memoirs of Mujahideen', 'Bug News', 'Caliphate Cyber Army', 'Slave of Allah' and 'Radical Girl': These are not titles of upcoming Hollywood releases, but group names used by Islamic State (IS) sympathisers and their associates from Hyderabad on various apps and channels to keep in touch with each other.

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Woman files habeas corpus petition in Madras HC for release of husband being 'detained' by employer in Malaysia
A woman has filed a habeas corpus petition in the Madurai bench of the Madras high court seeking the release of her husband who has been allegedly detained by his employer in Malaysia.

Restricting lawyers' entry into Madras HC not a happy situation, Chief Justice Kaul says
At the height of lawyers’ three-hour gherao programme outside all the gates of the court campus, advocate A P Suryaprakasam mentioned the matter before the first bench headed by Chief Justice Kaul and complained that police were blocking entry for lawyers

Move to widen girivalam path in Tiruvannamalai will affect ecosystem, residents say
he Tamil Nadu government’s move to widen the girivalam path in Tiruvannamalai by felling trees would affect the ecosystem of the area, said residents on Monday.

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This Gujarati shares a special bond with Kashmir

2002 riots case: Gujarat HC hands down life imprisonment to 7
Gujarat high court on Monday handed down punishment of life imprisonment to seven persons and confirmed the punishment for two others for killing three members of Muslim community in Viramgam during the post-Godhra riots.

How an extra 'zero' in a report increased the Dalit atrocity count ten times

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Bid to make 122 villages free from open defecation
In a bid to make Ganga pollution free, the district administration will step up its efforts to make over 122 villages situated across the river, open defecation-free.

Traffic curbs for Kanwariya season
Traffic police authorities have allowed light vehicles like motorcycles, scooters and cars to ply only on the second side of highway and that too, under fixed speed limits.

This Shrawan, cops' eye in the sky for a peaceful yatra
IG, Allahabad zone, KS Pratap Kumar said, "The department has made elaborate security cover to ensure a peaceful yatra for kanwariyas visiting the Ganga ghats.

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Pokemon Go goes kaput in Bhubaneswar

State aims to create 400 ha new water area
The state government is set to create 400 hectares of new water area on private land this year.

Land patta for Nagada tribals soon

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Sand mafia runs amok again, tractor trolley mows down woman in Morena
Tractor crushes woman to death in Morena

Bhadbhada opened again, Bhopalis watch with glee
For the second time in this monsoon season, sluice gates of Bhadbhada Dam were opened on Sunday morning.

Undertrial dies in Gwalior jail
An inmate - a builder - who was lodged in Central Jail, Gwalior died under mysterious conditions, late on Saturday night. Aditya Singh Bhadoria, 42, was an undertrial and lodged in jail since July 14, 2016.

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Missing IAF aircraft's pilot hails from Haryana
Father of the pilot, Krishan Nandal, a retired airman of IAF, is hopeful but his mother Usha Devi is inconsolable and has been put on sedatives since the news about missing aircraft was conveyed to the family.

Neeraj Chopra world record breaker's local link
Becomes first Indian to win gold medal in World U20 Championship

Rohtak double gang rape: fourth accused held
Under fire from all quarters for second gang rape of a dalit college student in Rohtak, Haryana Police on Saturday arrested one more accused, a shopkeeper, claiming that he was in touch with girl ahead of the crime.

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