Sunday, 7 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Govt may cut gas price for producers by 20% in Oct

Sunday, August 07, 2016
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Govt may cut gas price for producers by 20% in Oct
Price of natural gas produced from existing fields of ONGC and RIL is likely to fall to $2.45 per million British thermal unit with effect from October 1 as opposed to $3.06 currently. On NCV basis, the new gas price is likely to be $2.7 from October 1.

No target set for income declaration scheme: CBDT member
"There is no target for collection or declaration, but we are trying our best to communicate to tax evaders that it is their golden chance to evade action against them," Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Member Gopal Mukherjee told PTI.

Govt may have to amend SEZ Act to align it with GST

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Mumbai beach cleanup can set an example: Lewis Pugh

Delhi zoo bats for animal diplomacy

Mammoth effort to save flood-stranded Indian elephant

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At least 15 killed in Macedonia storms: Police
Fierce storms packing strong winds and torrential rains killed at least 15 people overnight in Macedonia's capital of Skopje, police said on Sunday. Six people were missing, according to the police, while media reported that about one hundred others suffered injuries, most of them minor.

IS encouraging Malaysians for lone-wolf attacks: Experts
The Islamic State is using new ways to radicalise Malaysian youths through Internet and encouraging them to carry out jihad as "lone wolves", experts have warned.

Muslim woman fired from work for wearing hijab in US
She did not wear the hijab for her interview or on the first two days of employment. On the third day, she chose to wear it because Najaf felt that she would stay at the job and wearing it was part of her spiritual journey.

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'New tattoo-like skin device to monitor your health'

Indians prone to cancer due to obesity, alcohol intake: Experts

Cell subset contains chronic viral infection: China scientists
Chinese scientists have defined a subset of a type of virus-specific cells that play a vital role in the control of replication in chronic viral infection, possibly paving the way for new methods to treat chronic diseases like HIV/AIDS and cancer.

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How Indian railways is using Facebook, Twitter
After receiving 1,000 tweets and 200 complaints, IR has been contemplating new features to allow passengers to connect with senior rail management.

9 best waterproof-smartphones available in India
Who says smartphones need to kept away from water?

Friendship Day: Try these apps to make new friends
This Friendship Day try these 3 apps to make new friends.

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Hundreds of vacancies in BCom, BCom (Hons) in Delhi University

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurates IIT Jammu
Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday inaugurated the transit campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here and praised Jammu and Kashmir for "keeping pace" with education despite a decades-long turmoil with gross enrolment figures higher than the national average.

IIT-Kharagpur students bag 53 PPOs ahead of new academic session
Students at IIT Kharagpur bagged as many as 53 pre-placement offers (PPOs) from top-tier organisations ahead of the start of its new academic session, a statement said on Friday.

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Mahad tragedy: 2 more bodies found; death toll climbs to 26
Mumbai, Aug 7 () Two more bodies were today found in the search and rescue operations which continued for fourth day following the collapse of a bridge on Mumbai-Goa highway near Mahad in Raigad district, taking the death toll to 26.

Mallya PMLA case: ED to attach assets worth Rs 6,000 crore
Mumbai, Aug 7 () Enforcement Directorate has identified assets worth over Rs 6,000 crore which it plans to attach as part of its fresh action against liquor baron Vijay Mallya in connection with a money laundering probe against him and others in an alleged bank loan fraud case.

WR to run special train for Velankanni festival from Bandra

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Delhi police undertakes manpower audit
New Delhi, Aug 7 () In a bid to make the streets safe for people in South Delhi, police has undertaken an audit of its manpower resulting in more personnel deployed on the ground to bring down cases of snatching, robbery and vehicle theft.

CEO salaries at top blue-chips soar; average nears Rs 20 cr
New Delhi, Aug 7 () In a sharp jump, average CEO salary at top listed companies in the private sector is approaching Rs 20 crore -- double the level seen just two years ago at about Rs 10 crore.

'Trade, investment scope to grow in India with policy changes'
New Delhi, Aug 7 () Trade and investment opportunities will only grow in India with recent changes in government policies, the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) today said. WTCA CEO Scott Ferguson is gung-ho particularly about the legislation for the real estate sector.

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'Bengaluru is a city of rain-fed tanks and not lakes'

Govt to initiate legal recourse in Mahadayi river-sharing crisis
Putting up an united front in the Mahadayi river sharing crisis, leaders from all the three major political parties in Karnataka on Sunday decided to seek legal recourse on their rejected interim application at the Mahadayi river tribunal seeking 7.5 TMC of water.

Mahadayi Dispute: Karna to decide course of action on Aug 16
Bengaluru, Aug 7 () The Karnataka government would decide its next course of action on Mahadayi river water dispute with Goa on August 16 after consulting legal experts on whether to approach the Supreme Court or again move the tribunal, which last week rejected its plea over a drinking water

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Germany's ZF Group to set up technology centre in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Aug 7 () German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG is setting up its first India Technology Centre in Hyderabad, which will be dedicated to software and mechanical engineering.

Osmania Hospital goes dry, doctors put operations on hold
The Osmania General Hospital has been running dry for the past three days with no water supply putting the lives of patients in need of urgent surgeries at risk.

25 blackbucks 'poisoned' in Telangana
Thought the exact cause of death is yet unknown, the authorities, worried that more blackbucks may get drawn to the maize crop and accidentally consume the pesticide pellets, have decided to destroy the crop. For now, the stomach content retrieved from the carcasses has been sent for analysis.

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Inter-school literary competition held
Sriram Inter-School English Literary Competition was started in 1993 in memory of S Sriram, son of R K M Powergen Private Ltd director T M Singaravel, who was kidnapped and murdered on June 27, 1993.

Securing high court is an ordeal: Police
"Against the sanctioned strength of 112 state police personnel, we now make do with 72, with about 10 personnel on leave on any given day.

They come to hear their MLAs, lose their mobile phones, watches
Muthiah*, a farmer from Theni, was in Chennai last week on a mission: To watch his legislator O Panneerselvam in action in the assembly .Before he became finance minister again this year, OPS had promised to raise his voice for every voter in Bodinayakanur, so this son of the soil wanted to see him keep his promise. Muthiah could not catch much of OPS in action, but the greater disappointment was that he lost his mobile phone.

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Vijay Rupani sworn in as new Gujarat Chief Minister
The new government is expected to shoulder the responsibility of steering BJP to victory in the high stakes 2017 assembly polls in Gujarat. The state has been beset with trouble lately with the Patidar stir and with anti- Dalit atrocities.

FIR filed for cheating bid
Nagar Patel, 65, a resident of Patel Vaas, Bodakdev, has registered a complaint with Vastrapur police against Ashwin Chavda and others for an attempt to grab his land in Bodakdev.

No parking on internal airport roads from today
In a notification on Saturday, city police commissioner has declared the internal roads at city airports - both domestic and international - as no-parking zones.The notification will come into effect from August 7.

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Guru-Shishya of ancient art forms under NCZCC scanner
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Four AU students expelled for locking main varsity gate

AU to recover fine from teachers
AU would recover an amount of Rs 6 lakh from the salaries of teachers, which is the amount of fine paid by it to get the BCI recognition for two of its courses- LLB (three years) and BA LLB (five-year integrated course).

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Odisha govt moves to step up iron ore, chrome output
Bhubaneswar, Aug 7 () As part of its efforts to raise raw material output in the state, the Odisha government has set a target of 8.64 mt of iron ore and chrome in 2016-17.

State to withdraw ration card cases
The state government on Saturday announced to withdraw all criminal cases against ineligible beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

State's top aviation club completes 70 years

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Happy Friendship Day: 17 friends, 2 rival nations, never met, yet bonded with thread of love
On Friendship Day, TOI brings to you the story of 18 incredible youths from India and Pakistan, who are friends for over two years despite recurring hostility between the two nations.

Automobile association's U-turn on helmet order
Madhya Pradesh State Automobile Association has written to Bhopal Regional Transport Officer demanding that orders of association president M K Chaudhary to buy helmets at the time of purchasing two wheelers should be rolled back.

'Shift gas tragedy case to CJM court'
Activists fighting for rights of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims, on Saturday, have requested transfer of one of their cases from court of judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) to court of chief judicial magistrate, Bhopal. In the plea, they have begged court to put liability of gas tragedy on US giant Dow Chemicals.

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Real-life '3 idiots' light up Ladakh shrine

Centralized admission in all govt colleges next year

Deja vu moment for Sukhdev Dhaba
In November 1984, as anti-Sikh riots broke out in Delhi after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, a dhaba on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway transformed itself into a langar or community kitchen.

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