Monday, 15 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Govt has not allowed inflation to cross 6%: PM Modi

Monday, August 15, 2016
Today's Headlines

Govt has not allowed inflation to cross 6%: PM Modi
Delivering his third Independence Day address from the ramparts of Red Fort, Modi backed the 4% inflation target, within a range of 2 percentage points either way, set for the next five years under the monetary policy framework agreement with the RBI.

'RBI should continue with Rajan's policies on inflation'
Governor Raghuram Rajan's policy of tight leash on inflation has showed results and the Reserve Bank should continue with similar policies and communication going forward, Moody's Investors Service has said.

Orkut, once India's social media darling, is back

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Orangutan in Swedish zoo predicts taste of new drink
An orangutan in a Swedish zoo can tell whether a specific new juice mix will taste nice, without having sampled the drink before, by recombining relevant memories from the past, scientists have found.

Crocodiles to be driven out of human habitations in Andaman

Zero tolerance for tanneries polluting Ganga

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Obama interrupting vacation to campaign for Clinton
President Barack Obama is interrupting what so far has been a leisurely vacation to campaign and help raise money for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in the US presidential election. Obama has said there's never been anyone more qualified than Clinton to be president.

Israel demands Games ceremony for killed athletes in 1972

Media disgusting and corrupt: Donald Trump
Donald Trump's theatrical and bizarre presidential campaign continued to spiral into uncharted oddball territory, with the Republican candidate, trailing in nationwide polls, claiming that only a rigged election could stop his journey to the White House.

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Painkillers may work differently for men, women: Study
Painkillers and antidepressants may work differently in men and women as the potential therapeutics are rarely tested in females, a new study has claimed.

Scientists to unveil new Earth-like planet: Report
Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet in our galactic neighbourhood which is "believed to be Earth-like" and orbits its star at a distance that could favour life, German weekly Der Spiegel reported today.

BARC signs MoU to develop Deep Brain Stimulator

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Meet 10 Indian-origin CEOs 'ruling' the technology industry
Indians have played a key role in the success of technology powerhouses globally.

20 top hotels including Starwood, Marriott and Hyatt hit by virus attack: HEI
A data breach at 20 US hotels operated by HEI Hotels & Resorts for Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and Intercontinental may have divulged payment card data from tens of thousands of food, drink and other transactions, HEI said.

10 tips to free space on your iPhone
Here are 10 best practices to never run out of GBs when needed on your iPhone.

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CBSE making interim arrangements for schools in Sringar
Central Board of Secondary Education is making interim arrangements by engaging retired teachers for teaching class XII students studying in five affiliated schools in Sringar affected due to curfews and disruptions in normal life.

SSC Translator Combined Recruitment 2016: Results declared

Compulsory NCC training in schools, colleges not feasible: Manohar Parrikar
The government has not found it feasible in terms of infrastructure and resources to make NCC training compulsory for school and college students, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

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Police join hands with local residents to weed out drug suppliers

Only 10% of city youth know what Tricolour denotes: Survey
Ahead of India’s 70th Independence Day, a survey has revealed that the youth is unaware of several basic facts about India.

Can't deny claim if insured not told of clause: State panel
Stating that a stipulation not communicated to the policy holder cannot be used to repudiate a claim, the state consumer commission has ordered HDFC ERGO General Insurance to pay Rs 34 lakh insurance amount and around Rs 16 lakh in interest and compensation to the family of a TCS software engineer who died after suffering a heart issue while on duty in New Jersey in 2010.

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Sheikh Sarai RTO is a cleaner place now
Last week, TOI Citizen Reporter Arun Khanna revealed the deplorable condition of the Sheikh Sarai RTO.The rear entrance was awash with urine and the air was nauseous. When TOI visited the place for a follow-up after Khanna's photo was published, the overflow from the toilet had stopped, although some waterlogging persisted. Repeated calls to the sanitation inspector of the place went un answered. Locals said the officers are seldom avail able to take complaints.

Study signals gap in traffic enforcement
So you thought Indian motorists honk because they don't know that it is illegal to do so or be cause they don't realize how up setting it can be for others? Well, it appears that neither is truemost drivers honk because they seem to think they can get away with it.

BTech student by day, mobile phone snatcher at night

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Octogenarian saved TOI's Aug 15, 1947 edition for years; it cost 2 annas then

Cops adopt four govt schools, lend an ear to students' woes

BBMP uploads fresh maps of encroachments
Faced with criticism that its ongoing drive against storm water drain encroachments was mired in secrecy and based on outdated maps, the BBMP on Sunday uploaded the list of illegal structures on its website, with zone and ward details. The civic body has reques ted citizens to verify their properties and voluntarily remove encroachments.

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Hostel worries here to stay for UoH students
The delay in construction of hostels at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has inconvenienced freshers, with as many as three students being stuffed in each single-occupancy room. Even as this problem arises every year, university authorities have failed to address the issue.

Government move angers VHP cadre
"The Prime Minister's allegation that 80 percent of gau rakshaks are anti-socials is not only baseless but also misleading.

Telengana plans to help vegetable growers
To encourage vegetable growers in the neighbouring districts of Hyderabad and meet the demands of the city, the government has proposed to develop 21 procuring centers in Medak, Ranga Reddy and Mahbubnagar districts.

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Rail fans celebrate 39th anniversary of Vaigai Express launch
Rail fans decorated the locomotive of Madurai – Chennai Vaigai Superfast Express before the train departed around 7am on Monday. They honoured the loco staff with garlands and presented mementos to them.

I have dedicated my hard work to eradicate poverty from Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa says in her Independence Day speech
Jayalalithaa said her government had increased pension for freedom fighters from Rs 11,000 to Rs 12,000 and for their families from Rs 5,500 to Rs 6,000.

Tamil Nadu parties celebrate Independence Day
: Political parties in Tamil Nadu celebrated India’s 70th Independence Day on Monday by hoisting the national flag and distributing sweets.

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Study signals gap in traffic enforcement

Sarangpur sinks in grief

For Swami, all religions were equal

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Two AU aspirants held for circulating question paper on WhatsApp
A candidate appearing in the Law entrance test of Allahabad University at Allahabad Degree College (Kydganj campus), was caught red-handed while trying to click the picture of the question paper and sending the same to another student on Whatsapp. An FIR has been lodged against the candidate at Kydganj police station and he has been send to jail.

42 cases settled at Lok Adalat
A national Lok Adalat was organised by the Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Allahabad, on Saturday and several recovery suits of bank loans were settled.

When Indian police stns turned sleuths for British
To keep an eye on Indians

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Mega food park in the offing for Deogarh district

Gajapati 'confinement' triggers unrest

IIT experts suggest reforms to tackle Puri beach's erosion
Experts from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai on Sunday advised the government to put in place geo-synthetic sand tubes along the Puri beach to protect its shoreline from erosion.

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Chopper rescues man stranded in Datia district
A man was rescued by air force chopper from Sindh river island in Bagdor village of Datia district on Sunday. Bhajanlal Batham along with his son Shailesh had gone out for fishing when suddenly the water in Sindh river rose to danger level.

More rain expected with back to back system formation
Officials of meteorological department, Bhopal circle, said city would continue to witness showers in coming days as well.There are systems over Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which would have its impact in city and state.

Minor becomes pregnant after rape
A 16-year-old girl of Vidisha turned pregnant after rape in a Bhopal village. She was raped by a youth, who threatened her of dire consequences if she revealed about it to anyone. The incident took place in Padaria when the minor visited her aunt's place in May.

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'SAD-BJP meddling in PSPCL affairs'

Brar's aide Jalbuti returns to Cong
Manjeet Singh Jalbuti, a confidant of expelled Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar who had resigned from the party in January this year, returned to the party on Sunday.

Two boys found dead in Sangrur guest house
Two college going boys hailing from Dhuri in Sangrur district were found dead in a guest house near the bus stand under mysterious circumstances on Sunday.

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