Thursday, 28 July 2016

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Sun Pharma in $50 million deal with Spanish firm
Indian drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd said it entered into $50 million licensing agreement with Spanish firm Almirall for the development and commercialisation of tildrakizumab for psoriasis in Europe.

Lloyds cuts 3,000 jobs as Brexit fears take shape
Britain's Lloyds Banking Group said Thursday it plans to eliminate 3,000 jobs and close 200 branches — the first big cuts announced since Britain voted to leave the European Union. Lloyds is expanding its cost-savings program because of changing consumer behavior, the bank said.

Govt gives nod for higher foreign investment in bourses
The government on Wednesday allowed overseas banks, insurers, stock and commodity exchanges and depositories to hold up to 15% stake in local bourses after it increased the foreign investment limit from 5%.

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Six baby rhinos saved from flooded Kaziranga
Six rhino calves, displaced in the current floods in the famous Kaziranga National Park in Assam, have been rescued, a forest official said on Thursday.

12 elephants to be relocated to Corbett from Karnataka
Twelve domesticated elephants are likely to be relocated soon from Karnataka to Uttarakhand's Corbett Tiger Reserve to beef up security of big cats along the southern boundary of the sanctuary which is porous.

Rare new species of beaked whale identified

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China, Russia navies to hold drills in South China Sea
China and Russia will hold "routine" naval exercises in the South China Sea in September, China said on Thursday, adding that the drills were aimed at strengthening their cooperation and were not aimed at any other country. The exercises come at a time of heightened tension in the contested waters.

Protests as S Korea opens 'comfort women' foundation
South Korean protestors clashed with police on Thursday as they tried to disrupt the opening in Seoul of a Tokyo-funded foundation for women forced to work in Japanese wartime brothels.

WikiLeaks releases audio from Democratic Party hack
WikiLeaks released audio recordings on Wednesday apparently hacked from the Democratic National Committee's servers, including a message from an irate Hillary Clinton supporter demanding the party stop "bending over backwards" for Bernie Sanders.

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To reverse damage of sitting eight hours at a desk, take a brisk, hour-long walk
Scientists analyzing data from more than 1 million people found that it takes about 60 to 75 minutes of "moderate intensity" exercise to undo the damage of sitting for at least eight hours a day. Not exercising and sitting all day is as dangerous as being obese or smoking, they found.

Great Red Spot the source of heat on Jupiter: Scientists
Jupiter's Great Red Spot with its swirl of reddish hues may be the mysterious heat source behind the planet's surprisingly high upper atmospheric temperatures, new Nasa-funded research suggests.

Zika virus antibodies identified in mice
Scientists have identified six Zika virus antibodies in mice, an advancement that may pave the way for a vaccine, better diagnostic tests and possibly new therapies for the mosquito-borne virus.

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E-commerce troubles: CXO salaries lose steam
Many who got swept up during the boom of 2014 and 2015 are getting back to lower-paying but stable jobs at half their previous salaries in some instances.

7 hottest gaming laptops you can buy right now
Over the past few years, tech giants have been witnessing a fall in the sales of laptops.

11 iOS 10 features Apple didn't talk about
While the company outlined most major features coming in iOS 10, there were some that missed the mention. Here are 11 such features.

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Thousands apply for handful of seats left in Delhi University colleges

At Rajasthan University, foreign authors give way to Gandhi, Vivekanand, CK Prahlad
The curriculum revision committee says that inclusion of a chapter on Swami Vivekanand will enlighten young generation on how a yogi is behind concepts like 'globalization, corporate social responsibility and trusteeship'.

73 seats vacant at end of counselling in IITs
At the end of this year's joint counselling for IITs, NITs, IIITs and other government-funded technical institutes, only 73 vacancies are left in IITs, bulk of them (38) in IIT-BHU. In case of NITs (National Institutes of Technology), there are 1,518 vacancies.

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Excited, nervous about 'Raees': Mahira Khan
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, who is gearing up for her Bollywood debut with superstar Shah Rukh Khan in "Raees", said working with the Indian superstar has been a dream come true. She also said she is nervous about the movie's release.

Hepatitis cases reported more during monsoon: Experts
Mumbai, Jul 28 () Nearly 60 per cent of hepatitis cases are detected during monsoon with each year approximately 200 new cases being reported, medical experts said here on World Hepatitis Day today.

Women held for assaulting student in train at Vasai to sign bond of good behaviour
The four women who were held for allegedly assaulting a college student in the local train at Vasai on Tuesday will have to sign a bond of good behaviour in addition to a fine.

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Defamation cases should not be used as a political weapon: SC
New Delhi, Jul 28 () The Supreme Court today said defamation cases should not be used as a political counter weapon against critics of governments and stayed non-bailable warrants (NBW) issued against DMDK Chief and actor politician Vijayakanth and his wife Premlata in such a matter.

Court sets aside jail term as man not given chance to defend
New Delhi, Jul 28 () A Delhi court has set aside two year jail term awarded to a man for stealing articles belonging to a doctor from a private hospital, saying he was not given a fair opportunity to cross-examine witnesses.

Merchants using Freecharge to get fast access to financing
India's fastest growing digital payments platform Freecharge is leading a massive expansion of Snapdeal's merchant lending program- Capital Assist.

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Putting on their debating hats, 3000 students to participate in state level debate competition

State bandh on Saturday, COMEDK postpones counselling
With a state-wide Bandh being called on Saturday by pro-Kannada organizations, the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) has postponed its second round of counselling for Architecture courses. In a circular issued on Thursday, it was stated, “The second round of counselling for Architecture courses scheduled on July 30 stands postponed to Sunday, July 31.”

Mahadayi interim order; protests grow in north Karnataka
Bengaluru, Jul 28 () Protests intensified today in several parts of north Karnataka against the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal's interim order rejecting Karnataka's petition seeking 7.56 tmcft for drinking water projects.

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BEWG discusses social security pact, employment generation
Hyderabad, Jul 28 () The first-ever meeting of BRICS Employment Working Group (BEWG) here discussed crucial issues including those on entering Social Security Agreement (SSA) between the member-countries and employment generation, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said today.

Jyoti Basu as PM was "worth-trying": CPI
Hyderabad, Jul 28 () The Communist Party of India believes that making late CPI(M) stalwart Jyoti Basu the Prime Minister was an experiment "worth-trying" but is unsure if the move would have helped the Left expand its influence beyond its traditional strongholds.

Medical equipment purchase fraud: NIMS former director and four others chargesheeted by ACB
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences' Rs 3.14 crore medical equipment purchase fraud case against five persons, including its former director A Dharma Rakshak.

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Workshop on citizenship and democracy to be held in Chennai
Prajnya Trust, a non-profit centre working on women's rights, gender violence and peace, will hold a three-day workshop in Chennai on citizenship and democracy, between August 13 and 15.

Nicole walked the ramp at FICCI FLO fashion show at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai
This glamorous event was the reason for the city fashionistas to huddle up, a few days ago.

Southwest monsoon has been vigorous over interior Tamil Nadu and Rayalaseema.

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Four children go missing from Ahmedabad
Four minor students studying in different schools of Vadaj area of Ahmedabad went missing mysteriously on Wednesday evening. Parents of these four students have lodged missing persons report at Vadaj police station.

NIA court likely to charge 10
The special NIA court is likely to frame charges against 10 accused persons in the Bharuch double murder case on Thursday, and the court has asked jail authorities to produce all the accused before it.

Double-ex drama: Hubby and lover become strange bedfellows
They Team Up To Kidnap Woman's Relative

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'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.

Orientation programme for new entrants at MNNIT
The authorities of the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (MNNIT) held the orientation programme on Wednesday to introduce newly admitted students to the institute’s environment and about rules & regulations at MP Hall.

UP Board begins online registration
Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UP Board) has started online registration of students for class 9 and 11 examinations of 2017 through its official website

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Odia Actor accuses producer of threatening her
An Ollywood actor on Wednesday lodged a complaint with Laxmisagar police here against a film producer accusing him of threatening her if she does not marry him.

BJD workers protest against Chhattisgarh
Hundreds of BJD workers staged a protest against Chhattisgarh over the Mahanadi row in front of Jharsuguda collectorate on Wednesday.

Two snake charmers in Bhubaneswar held with cobras
Two snake charmers from Andhra Pradesh, who were arrested by forest personnel from Sukunda village, near here on Tuesday, were produced in court on Wednesday.Five cobras, one of those dead, were seized from them.

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Congress protests as Centre's potable water funds dry up
Party quoted state government figures to argue that while Congress-led UPA gave Rs53,955 crore for drinking water in 2012-13, the NDA-led government sanctioned only Rs9,680 crore in the current financial year.

Inter-state gang of chain snatchers busted, Rs 2.5L jewellery recovered

Pankaj Trivedi gets bail in all Vyapam cases

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Panjab University syndicate to take call on big fee hike
Panjab University syndicate meeting on Friday will decide on one of the recommendations of the think tank of the university to increase the fee of traditional as well as self-financed courses.

Portal to ease business bottlenecks, fast-track government approvals
-bound manner in the state.The portal has provision for a Comprehensive Application Form (CAF).

Grappler booked for 'spiking' Narsingh's food

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