Thursday, 4 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Bank of England cuts rates, restarts bond purchases

Thursday, August 04, 2016
Today's Headlines

Bank of England cuts rates, restarts bond purchases
The Bank of England cut interest rates for the first time since 2009 on Thursday and said it would buy 60 billion pounds of government debt to ease the blow from Britain's June 23 vote to leave the European Union.

Indian markets welcome GST but see challenges ahead
The GST passage in the Rajya Sabha paves the way for the rollout of India's single biggest tax reform since independence, one that harmonises 11 state and central levies into a national sales tax and cuts business transaction costs.

AAI profit surges 30% to Rs 2,537 crore in 2015-16

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Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant
Bangladesh and India are mounting a major rescue effort for a wild elephant struggling to survive after it was separated from its herd by floods and then washed across the border.

Female rhino, calf poached in Kaziranga park, horn taken
A one-horned rhino cow and her calf were killed by poachers inside the Kaziranga National Park, said a park official on Wednesday. "The horn of the female rhino was missing while the calf was only three months old," said the park official.

Govt urges devotees to celebrate cruelty-free Nagapanchami
Ahead of the forthcoming Nagapanchami festival, Telangana state forest department on Wednesday urged people not to encourage or participate in the use of live snakes for worship. It also made it clear that strict action would be taken against anyone found in possession of live snakes.

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US designates Pakistan's Jamaat-ur-Ahrar as 'terrorist group'
Jamaat-ur-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for at least five major attacks in Pakistan since December, including the Easter Sunday bombing in a public park that killed 70 people in the eastern city of Lahore.

Briton arrested over Dhaka cafe siege
A British national and a student at a Canadian university have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in last month's deadly siege at a cafe in Bangladesh's capital, police said on Thursday. They were both inside the Holey Artisan cafe when gunmen raided the premises on the night of July 1.

Israel passes law allowing imprisonment of minors
Israel's parliament has passed a law that allows the imprisonment of minors under the age of 14 charged with terrorism crimes. The new law enables judges to sentence minors as young as 12 who are convicted of crimes- such as murder, attempted homicide or so-called "acts of terror"- to jail terms.

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India was part of Antarctica billion years ago
Geologists have found evidence supporting the hypothesis that the Indian subcontinent was part of Antarctica a billion years ago but were separated and re-united several times due to tectonic movement of plates before the evolution of mankind.

Indian American's start-up 'Moon Express' to launch first private mission to moon
In a first, the Federal Aviation Administration has given license to a private US firm, co-founded by an Indian American Naveen Jain, to launch a spacecraft & land on moon in 2017. There have been no pvt space missions so far beyond Earth's orbit and only state agencies have performed such missions.

India, Antarctica separated, re-united several times in continental drift
Geologists have found evidence supporting the hypothesis that Indian subcontinent was part of Antarctica a billion years ago but were separated and re-united several times due to tectonic movement of plates before the evolution of mankind.

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LeEco launches three 4K Android TVs, priced at Rs 59,790 onwards
The LeEco Super3 televisions are available in two screen sizes — 55-inch and 65-inch.

5 good-looking Bluetooth headphones
We present to you our listing of the 5 good-looking Bluetooth headphones you can get.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs Note 5: 7 new features
With Samsung launching the new Galaxy Note 7, the price of its predecessor Galaxy Note 5 has dropped.

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BSE signs MOU with IIT Kanpur
Leading stock exchange BSE on Wednesday signed an agreement with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the key highlights of which include cooperation for cyber security research in financial markets and developing an environment to deal with cyber security challenges, among others.

Delhi government takes over two branches of private school
In a first of its kind move, the Delhi government on Wednesday took over the management of two branches of a private school for violating education department norms. Rohini and Pitampura branches of Maxfort School were taken over by the government.

IIIT Amethi campus shifted to Allahabad
After a run of 11 years, curtains came down on IIIT Amethi campus when its 148 students were shifted to the Allahabad campus on Tuesday. This is the third major project to be shut down since the Modi government came to power at the Centre after the proposed Mega Food Park and Hindustan Paper Mill met similar fate in the constituency of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.

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Raigad bridge collapse: No ambulance to ferry bodies, opposition says

Raigad bridge collapse: Devendra Fadnavis orders probe
While responding to the demand made by opposition leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil in the legislative assembly on Thursday, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced judicial inquiry.

Employee of car showroom booked for duping customers

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Delhi govt to oppose proposal for centralized service for teachers
The Delhi government is likely to oppose several proposals on higher education in the draft New Education Policy, including that of a central “Indian Education Service” and a centralized induction programme.

45m-high Tricolour in Old Delhi soon
More than two years after the gigantic flag at Central Park of Connaught Place was unveiled, Delhi is going to have its second “monumental flag” this month.

Vegetables 30% costlier, blame it on the rain
With moderate to heavy rain lashing parts of the city, vegetable prices in the city are heading north.

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5 arrested for burying man alive in field
Jayanagar police arrested five people for allegedly murdering a private company employee by burying him alive in a field last month.

Woman assaulted in broad daylight over indecent proposal
A post-noon visit to her sister's BCC Layout home in west Bengaluru turned out to be a nightmare for a 38-year-old homemaker, a resident of Maruthi Layout. Malavika (name changed), was walking home through the busy Athiguppe government school junction on July 28 when two youths waylaid her, springing out of an autorickshaw, and sought sexual favours -- in full public view.

Under Bengaluru Metro, boulevard gave fillip to creativity, art & culture
In the heart of MG Road, a commercial hub, a 400-metre expanse under the Metro corridor presents a colourful picture. It’s the Metro boulevard.

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Woman `takes heart'
Twenty-four year-old Aruna, who was suffering from a rare heart problem for the last two-anda-half years, got a new lease of life through a heart transplant just when doctors were giving up hope.

Catch me if you can!
Accused involved in the Eamcet-II question paper leak case are playing a cat-and mouse game with the Telangana Crime Investigation Department (CID).

Cops ask bars owners to provide drivers
Bars falling in the Cyberabad limits will now have to provide a driver for customers to reach home safely. Police have been busy trying to coax bar owners to take measures to prevent drink driving accidents, and providing a drop back home appears to be one such step.

More Hyderabad News»

Chennai -Palani Express train derails near Salem
The engine and an unreserved coach of the Chennai Central-Palani Express (number 22651) derailed near Dasampatti on the Jolarpet-Salem section in the early hours of Thursday. No injuries or casualties were reported.

Ramadoss wishes speedy recovery to Sonia, says country needs her services for many decades
PMK founder S Ramadoss on Thursday wished a speedy recovery to Congress president Sonia Gandhi who was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi after being taken ill during a road show in Varanasi on Tuesday.

AIADMK govt will implement liquor prohibition in Tamil Nadu, reiterates Jayalalithaa
The AIADMK government will definitely implement total liquor prohibition in Tamil Nadu, said chief minister J Jayalalithaa said on Thursday.

More Chennai News»

Mayawati announces Rs 2 lakh compensation to Una victims
BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday met four dalit victims of the Una flogging incident and announced Rs 2 lakh compensation. Targetting the BJP, she said the resignation of Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel was aimed at diverting the country's attention from the ongoing atrocities against dalits.

Gujarat govt to challenge HC order on EBC reservation in SC

Amit Shah meets party leaders in Gujarat

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Faith brings kanwariyas from far and wide
Faith is what encouraged 44-year-old SS Das of Bihar to travel around 400 km barefoot to collect holy water from the Triveni Sangam at Allahabad and pour it over Lord Shiva at Kashi during Shrawan.

A surgery a day, docs aim for world record
In an attempt to enter World Record Academy, Miami, US, the ortho-surgeons of the country would be selecting at least one patient and perform the surgery on any of the three days i.e.August 3-5.

High Court junks ex-minister's petition against NBW
Former higher education minister in BSP government, Tripathi had challenged the order the NBW issued against him by the special judge (prevention of Corruption), Varanasi.

More Allahabad News»

Privilege notice on Balyan in RS
In his statement, he criticized the Odisha government for seeking one month time when an inter-state meeting was convened by the Centre on June 26 for an amicable solution to the Mahanadi issue.

Hirakud to release water tomorrow
The Hirakud dam authorities are set to release the season's first floodwater on Friday.The water would be released between 10am and 12.30noon, said the project's superintending engineer Harmohan Pradhan.

BJD stays away from all-party meet
The leaders slammed the high-handedness of the BJD for jeopardizing the state's interest by soft-pedalling Chhattisgarh's construction of barrages and dams on the Mahanadi.

More Bhubaneswar News»

Synthetic milk factory in Morena busted, 2 arrested
A factory producing more than 4,000 litres of spurious milk everyday using harmful chemicals like detergent power and supplying spurious product to local market and dairy companies was busted in Morena district.

Vyapam fire may scorch Governor, as term ends September 7
Governor Ram Naresh Yadav's term ends on September 7 and with that, his immunity of holding constitutional office would be over.

Harda rerun: Swollen Machak river forces stoppage of 8 trains
On receiving information that water from swollen Machak river was flowing 1.5 feet above railway tracks, officials halted eight trains at Itarsi station at 2 pm.Five of them were later diverted to other route.

More Bhopal News»

Army carries out recruitment drive in Punjab

Govt using 80% consumer money to show power subsidy: AAP

'Doping menace deep-rooted'

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