Sunday, 21 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Expect bank clean-up to continue under Patel: Moody's

Sunday, August 21, 2016
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Expect bank clean-up to continue under Patel: Moody's
Rating agency Moody’s has said that clean-up of India’s banks is good for India’s credit rating and it expects the process to continue under governor-designate Urjit Patel.

Sebi initiated 614 proceedings in FY16, recovered Rs 224cr
Markets regulator Sebi launched 614 proceedings against the entities which defaulted on payment of penalties in 2015-16 and recovered dues worth over Rs 224 crore. In comparison, the number of attachment proceedings initiated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) in 2014-15 stood at 1,619.

Expect bank clean-up to continue under Patel: Moody's
Rating agency Moody’s has said that clean-up of India’s banks is good for India’s credit rating and it expects the process to continue under governor-designate Urjit Patel.

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Washington Zoo hosts birthday bash for panda cub
The youngest giant panda cub at the National Zoo in Washington is celebrating his first birthday with a traditional Chinese ceremony and the sweet taste of honey.

U'khand okays 500-acre turtle sanctuary in Rishikesh
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has sancttioned a 500-acre land in Rishikesh for opening up of a turtle breeding centre in an effort to clean up Ganga.

'Zero' results for Centre's efforts to clean Ganga: NGT
The efforts by the Centre and Uttar Pradesh to clean the Ganga have borne "zero" result, the National Green Tribunal said on Friday, as it pulled them up and sought reports on the discharge of industrial waste in the river between Haridwar and Kanpur.

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More than 10 dead in twin blast in Somalia town
At least 10 people were killed when two suicide car bombers attacked the local government headquarters in Somalia's Galkayo town in the semi-autonomous Puntland region on Sunday, police said. Militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

North Korea slams South's largest-ever artillery drill
North Korea's main internet-based media and propaganda website slammed the largest-ever artillery drill conducted by the South Korean military as a grave provocation that was endangering regional peace.

Philippines threatens to quit UN after drugs war censure
Two U.N. human rights experts last week urged Manila to stop the extra-judicial executions and killings that have escalated since Duterte won the presidency on a promise to wipe out drugs.

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Maternal language shapes infants cry melodies
​The crying of babies exhibits characteristic melodic patternas influenced typically by their mother's language, finds a study.​

Why frogs can tell you more about the forest than tigers

Chinese scientists discover molecule to repair organs
Chinese scientists have discovered a small molecule which can regenerate the tissue and could make organ transplant much easier in future. They have discovered a drug, XMU-MP-1, which can promote repair and regeneration in the liver, intestines and skin.

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​ Coolpad Mega 2.5D review: Could have been cooler
Coolpad is back with its latest budget offering - Mega 2.5D, promoting the device as a selfie-focussed smartphone. We played around with the Coolpad Mega 2.5D for a few days, and here’s our review.

15 most iconic mobile phones of the past

7 most-viewed tech executives on LinkedIn
The list has CEOs across industries technology, finance, human resources, internet and marketing and advertising.

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Nearly 10L teachers' posts lying vacant across country: Union MoS HRD
Union minister of state for human resource development (HRD) Mahendra Nath Pandey said on Saturday that there are nearly 8-10 lakh posts of teachers lying vacant in schools and higher educational institutions across the country.

Admissions to Maharashtra's private medical colleges delayed
Wait for medical aspirants seeking admissions in private colleges became longer as the State’s Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell failed to release the admission schedule three days after the NEET results were out.

IIM-K to celebrate 20 years of academic excellence
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM-K) will complete 20 years of academic excellence on August 21, 2016.

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Bullying in the name of cow not acceptable: Mumbaikars
While emotions ranged from shock and anger to fear and disgust, the undercurrent of a warning was unmistakable as Barun Kashyap's Facebook post about his ordeal at the hands of alleged cow vigilantes in the city created a stir on social media on Saturday. “This is alarming, these people not scared of the law if such incidents are happening in a city like Mumbai in daylight,“ wrote Vivek Kayshap, among hundreds of outraged comments denouncing the incident that comes at a time when a spate of cow vigilantism acts has been sweeping through several pockets in the country.

Court observation - 'Vulgar messages to daughter-in-law led to Dongri murder'
A sessions court, that sentenced a 60-year-old man to life imprisonment for the murder of his landlord and family friend, has observed that the motive for the brutal crime was the fact that the victim had objected to the accused repeatedly sending vulgar messages to his daughter-in-law.

This flautist doesn't mind being in a minority
Putting the flute to his lips, Mazhar Shaikh moves his fingers nimbly over the 24-inch instrument. The melancholic notes leave the audience spellbound. Shaikh's tunes are reminiscent of Krishna's mythological Rasa Lila which enthralled women in Braj. Yet he cannot escape the criticism from some fellow Muslims for playing Krishna's musical instrument.“Music has no religion and I play the flute because it gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction,“ says Shaikh, 38, one of the few Muslim professional flautists in India.

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Robots fight wars, play soccer at IIIT D
When Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, organized its annual tech fest, ESYA, school students as well as students from other colleges were busy in making the campus look like a tech town.

Police constable, two criminals injured in encounter in Delhi
A police constable and two criminals were injured in an encounter between the two sides in Rohini area of outer Delhi on Sunday. Several rounds were fired from both the sides during the encounter around 10:30 am.

A reboot camp for mind & soul

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Cop hangs himself after wife discovers his second marriage
A head constable attached to Bagalur police station in northeast Bengaluru allegedly committed suicide on Friday night after his wife took him to task for marrying another woman.

A plate and tumbler bank!
Shwethambari Bongale, homemaker from Jayanagar, had seen many people struggling to handle huge piles of trash left behind after various celebrations.

Shouting slogans not anti-national: Parameshwara

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I'm still remembered for my first song in Hyderabad: Neha Bhasin
Glamourous, talented and oh-so-sweet — that sums up Neha Bhasin for you. In town recently for a performance, she caught up with Hyderabad Times about everything she loves about the city, the people and the industry. Read on...

SCB re-invites tenders for toll and octroi

High reserve price main deterrent
Bids for two land parcels at Dommarapochampally and Manikonda (survey no.151) were cancelled in the last minute due to court cases.

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Worker dies in Tamil Nadu fireworks unit blast
A worker died in a blast at a fireworks manufacturing unit at Kanniseri in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday.

Case filed against Stalin, 60 other DMK MLAs for unlawful assembly outside secretariat
The Chennai police registered a case against leader of the opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly M K Stalin after he and other DMK legislators conducted a mock assembly outside the secretariat on Friday without permission.

Mercury surges to 3°C above normal
After a few days of hot days and warm nights, temperature in the city rose to 37 degrees Celsius in Nungambakkam on Saturday, an increase of 2.4 degrees over Friday.

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Una floggers told Muslim teen to film attack
As the chargesheet in the case relating to the Una atrocity against dalits is likely to be filed before September 11, investigations have revealed that the teenaged Muslim boy arrested by Una police before the probe was handed over to CID was told by the cow vigilantes to film the flogging.

Rains bring temperature below 30°C
After leaving Amdavadis to bear the heat and humidity for a week, the rains made a comeback on Saturday, pushing the maximum temperature below the 30-degree mark.

Naroda robbers may have posed as cops
Footage from CCTV cameras gathered by the local police indicate that those who robbed Bharat Patel, a trader, may have been dressed in khaki.

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Govt grants land, Buddha to stand tall in Kushinagar
The 13-year-long wait to develop Kushinagar as a Buddhist centre could well be over with the UP government giving land on lease to the trust behind the project.

Allahabad hosts event under Namami Ganga programme
Ministers, both from the center and state along with people representatives from 1651 village panchyats of the 52 districts of the Five states, which are besides the bank of river Ganga, assembled at the Sangam city to mull over the policy that should be followed to clean the holy river.

AU fails to implement sporting draft
At a time when the country is finally picking up medals at the Rio Olympics, sportsmen at Allahabad University still await the attention of the authorities that have even failed to implement the sports ordinance and the regulations governing sports activities on the campus for the last three years. The regulation, drafted for the first time in the 125-year history of the varsity, was to become a part of AU Ordinance.

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Doctors threaten mass resignation on September 1
Angry at the recent spate of attacks from relatives of patients and the state's inability to address their security concern, government doctors on Saturday threatened to resign en masse on September 1 unless a foolproof mechanism is put in place for their safety.

DGP to ensure police patrolling in hospitals
The act also stipulates that the cost of damage to the property can be recovered from the offenders.

Tribal museum, latest attraction at Daringbadi
The hill town of Daringbadi will add another destination to its list of tourist interests.It will throw open for public a tribal museum, built on 1100 sq ft area, at the end of August.

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Schools flout rain holiday order

Rain washes away road in Khajuraho
The southern group of temples in Khajuraho will not be accessible to tourists after a major portion of a stop dam and road was washed away following heavy rain at the international tourist destination on Saturday.

Rain rage continues in Madhya Pradesh, rivers in spate
Rain fury continued in Madhya Pradesh with Sagar, Rajgarh, Guna, Raisen and Bhopal division getting heavy rain.In Indore, it rained continuously on Friday night and Saturday.

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4 die as Badal bus rams another vehicle; 20 hurt

3 of Barnala family among 5 killed in Rajasthan accident
Five persons of a family, including a couple and their one-year-old daughter from Tapa town of Barnala, died in a road accident on Friday night.

Baljinder starts campaign in Talwandi Sabo
Baljinder Kaur of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday kick-started her election campaign of the state assembly polls to be held next year.

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