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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Gold futures fall 0.34% on global cues
Amid a weak global trend, gold prices drifted lower by 0.34 per cent to Rs 31,361 per 10 grams in futures trade on Wednesday as participants trimmed their positions. Analysts said the fall in gold futures was mostly in tune with a weak trend overseas.

Pakistan turns largest buyer of Indian cotton
Pakistan has emerged as the largest buyer of Indian cotton purchasing about 25 lakh bales (a bale is 170 kgs) which is about 40% of the shipments of the fibre from the country so far in the 2015-16 season, (October-September), trade and industry officials said.

Free PSU banks from govt shackles: Rajan

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Rhino dies at Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park
The carcass of a rhino was recovered from near the Timikana camp of the Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park in Assam on Wednesday.

Melting glaciers pose threat beyond water scarcity

Giant panda gives birth in China
The mother, Dajiao, gave birth to the male cub, weighing about 179 grams. She was born in August 2006 and has given birth once before. It is said to be the peak season for birth of pandas which is an endangered species. There are more than 1,300 wild pandas in Sichuan, 15% more than 10 years ago.

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Pakistan military unlikely to stage a coup now: US experts
Pakistan's powerful military is not prepared to bring down the civilian government but would maintain its 'dominating influence', prominent US scholars have said amid efforts to find a successor to army chief General Raheel Sharif.

North Korea says it has resumed plutonium production
North Korea says it has resumed plutonium production by reprocessing spent fuel rods and has no plans to stop nuclear tests as long as perceived US threats remain, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.

More than 82,000 flee Southern California wildfire
A new wildfire spread on Tuesday at a staggering pace in every direction through drought parched canyons east of Los Angeles, growing to 14 square miles in a matter of hours and forcing the evacuation of more than 82,000 people from mountain communities.

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Estrogen, the most important hormone in a woman's life - from womb to tomb

Dr Death: When life-savers turned life-takers

Shift workers more susceptible to infections: Study
Shift workers - whose body clocks are routinely disrupted - are more prone to health problems such as infections and chronic disease, Cambridge researchers including one of Indian-origin have found.

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Huawei P9 review: For the shutterbugs
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has just launched its flagship smartphone – the P9, in India. Although the P9 has almost everything one would expect from a flagship-class Android device, its USP is undoubtedly its dual-camera setup. The P9’s dual cameras (each 12MP) have been engineered in collaboration with German imaging pioneer Leica. While one of the cameras shoots regular colour photos, the other outs monochrome shots. Priced at Rs 39,999, the Huawei P9 is powered by the company’s own Kirin 955 chipset, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Emotion UI 4.1, it has a 3,000mAh battery. That all sounds good on paper, but does it translate to a well-rounded device in the real world? We review the Huawei P9 in detail to find out.

11 things you must know about your smartphone, laptop's battery
Charging up your gadgets may look simple but there's actually a lot going on behind the scenes.

Cisco Systems to cut 14,000 jobs: Report
Cisco is expected to announce the cuts within the next few weeks, as the company transition from its hardware roots into a software-centric company.

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NEET results declared, Kota students bag top 3 positions
After claiming top three slots in JEE-Advanced (IITs), Kota has weaved another big success story. This time in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Exam (NEET), results of which were announced by CBSE on Tuesday. Top three students who cleared NEET are from Kota.

Jamia students protesting police 'raids' call off agitation
Students at Jamia Millia Islamia who have been protesting since four days against the "surprise checks" by police in the varsity hostels called off the agitation on Wednesday after the Vice Chancellor assured them of "zero police presence" on campus.

Two Indian teens among global finalists at Google Science Fair
Two Indians and four other Indian-origin teenagers are among the 16 global finalists for the sixth annual 'Google Science Fair 2016' to compete for the USD 50,000 scholarship.

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BMC octroi department detains traders

Under 18 cannot participate in Dahi Handi festival in Maharashtra : SC
A bench comprising justices A R Dave and L Nageswara Rao, which decided to hear the revived petition in October this year, however suspended the operation of two other directions passed by the High Court to regulate the Dahi Handi festival.

Catholics venerate relics of Dominican saints in Juhu convent

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No new liquor shop in Delhi this year: Arvind Kejriwal
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that no new liquor shop will be opened in Delhi this year. "As far as existing shops are concerned, Mohalla Sabha will take the final call if a particular liquor shop needs to be relocated," Kejriwal said.

Jail me, I can't afford to hire lawyers, says ex-coal secy
Ex-coal secretary HC Gupta, an accused in several coal scam cases, moved a special court on Tuesday seeking to surrender his bail, saying he wanted to "face trial from inside jail". He also said he won't be able to bear the financial burden of litigation.

Vacate govt bungalow: Court to Omar's wife

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Police to send Amnesty event video for forensic test, no arrests for now
Video footage of the Amnesty event at United Theological College will be sent to the Forensic Sciences Laboratory to check for its authenticity, senior police officers said.

Mayor corners big builder for encroaching drain, stops work
Construction work at Purva Skydale, a residential complex by Puravankara Projects Ltd adjacent to Haralur Lake, off Sarjapur Road, was on Tuesday morning stalled by BBMP mayor Manjunath Reddy, who went on an inspection.

NEET 2016: City boy secures 78th rank

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Telangana assembly to ratify GST Bill this month
Rajender recalled that members belonging to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti in the Parliament had supported the bill and noted that the chief minister had assured the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently addressed a public meeting at Gajwel, of the state's backing to GST.

Congress slams KCR, Modi at Rythu Garjana
Congress leaders on Tuesday lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao alleging that both of them had failed to fulfil their poll promises.

Liquor cartels back in Telangana
No Check As Liquor Being Sold Above MRP

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DMK extends support to Left-backed bandh in Tamil Nadu
DMK on Wednesday extended support to the bandh call given by the farmers and labourers associations affiliated to the Left parties in the delta districts of Tamil Nadu on August 19. The bandh has been called to demand release of Cauvery water from Karnataka reservoirs.

Father-son duo among three held for running prostitution racket in Tamil Nadu
Three people, including a father-son duo, have been arrested for allegedly forcing a 21-year-old girl into prostitution at Arcot in Tamil Nadu.

How America keeps Chennai kids in thrall

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Gujarat HC demands FSL reports in honour killing case

Sowing completed in 84% area in Gujarat

Gujarat boy tops NEET

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Naseemuddin no more than a collection agent: Maurya
BJP leader Swami Prasad Maurya said that BSP general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui is no more than a collection agent for party president Mayawati.

STF nabs sharpshooter of Munna Bajrangi
The UP special task force (STF) on Tuesday nabbed Dharmendra Pratap Singh alias Rinku Singh, a sharp shooter of Munna Bajrangi gang, after an encounter at Naini on Tuesday.

Downpour spins life out of control, city gridlocked
Incessant rains that continued to lash the city on Tuesday threw life out of gear.While almost all the localities witnessed waterlogging, traffic jams made things worse for commuters.

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State readies for rural polls in Feb
The state panchayati raj department has asked all district collectors to submit the ward delimitation and seat reservation report to the government by August 20.

Official work in Odia starts
The much-awaited Odisha Official Language Act, 1954, formally came into force on Tuesday with the state government starting official works in Odia language.The cabinet recently approved the rules for it.

Ailing Parala king shifted from Vizag to Chennai
Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deb, the royal scion of Paralakhemundi and former Lok Sabha member from Berhampur, on Tuesday was shifted to Chennai from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh for better treatment.

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Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, Bhopal gas affected widows remind MP CM of his 'rakhi' promise
The pension scheme disbursed through the district collectorate has been very erratic. Many of the these 800 widows affected by the world’s worst industrial disaster that took place in 1984, rely on government support for their survival.

Minor raped at Kaliasot Dam

Incessant rain wreaks havoc in Vindhyachal
Woman Dies In Satna, Roads Washed Away

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Jnanpith awardee Punjabi novelist Gurdial dies

Dalit teen returning from I-Day gang-raped in Haryana
In an embarrassment to Haryana on Independence Day, a 16-year-old dalit girl, returning home from the celebrations at her school, was gangraped by four upper caste youths at a village in Kaithal district.

Assault on woman: 6 cops get 2-yr jail
-inspector, four head constables, and one home guard, of Fazilka district were held guilty of assaulting a woman and trespassing into her house.All of them were sentenced to two years in jail.

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