Tuesday, 2 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Govt study pegs face value of fake currency at Rs400 cr

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Govt study pegs face value of fake currency at Rs400 cr
Fake currency notes with face value of a staggering amount of Rs 400 crore are in circulation across the country, a government-mandated study has found.

Lufthansa sees uncertain times after attacks hurt bookings
Lufthansa said it would focus on reducing costs after attacks and political turmoil in Europe deterred travellers from booking trips, creating price pressure for the German airline and its European rivals.

CBDT to come up with FAQs for settling tax litigation
The tax department will soon come out with a set of frequently asked questions with regard to the Dispute Resolution Scheme as it seeks to settle over 2.59 lakh appeals pending with Income Tax Commissioners.

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Royal Bengal tiger's carcass found in Kaziranga
Carcass of an adult male Royal Bengal tiger was found in inundated Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in upper Assam on Tuesday, a senior forest department official said.

Global warming may cause flooding in Himalayas

Hammerhead sharks swim like lazy humans: Study

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Turkish govt has taken over military factories, shipyards
Yildirim, who was speaking to members of his ruling AK Party in parliament, also said the restructuring of Turkey's armed forces would not weaken the military, but put its focus on activities essential for national security.

Bangladesh officials visit Manila to seek recovery of bank heist money
The Bangladeshi officials are alleging that the money was allowed to disappear into the casino industry in the Philippines, where investigators say it was laundered, because of systemic failures at RCBC, the two sources said.

Trump suggests general election could be 'rigged'
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested on Monday that he fears the general election "is going to be rigged'' — an unprecedented assertion by a modern presidential candidate, one he did not back up with any immediate evidence.

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New drug may prevent vaginal, oral transmission of HIV

That's how our brain makes risky decisions

NASA set to unravel giant asteroid that can hit Earth
A near-Earth asteroid that is coming towards our planet after being dislodged by a gravitational pull can indeed strike us and and cause massive destruction. People living in the year 2135 would know whether the asteroid named Bennu posed an actual threat to hit Earth.

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15 games that changed gaming forever
In July, smartphone game Pokemon GO took the gaming world by storm, in the process dramatically impacting Nintendo's market valuation - first pushing it up by $12 billion and then leading to its historic crash when investors discovered it only partly owned it.

7 hot sporty earphones
For all the fitness freaks out there, we bring 7 hot sports headphones/earphones. Read on, and you just might find the perfect active companion for your workouts.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Launch details, rumours and more
There are also speculations that the tech giant might also launch the next-gen Gear VR and the Gear S3 smartwatch.

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Governor sets up a VC search committee for Kalyani University

Parliament approves admission to medical, dental courses under NEET

IIT Kharagpur join hands with MIT to launch urbanisation study course
The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is joining hands with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a course to study urbanisation in the current developing world, where the concept is no longer limited to the precincts of what are administratively defined as "cities".

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Illegal liquor trade volume up 10-fold: Maha minister
Mumbai, Aug 2 () Minister for State Excise Chandrashekhar Bawankule today told the Legislative Council that there has been a 10-fold increase in illegal liquor trade in the state.

Actor Kunal Jaisingh wants to learn painting for real
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Kunal Jaisingh, who is seen essaying role of an artist in TV show "Ishqbaaaz", hopes to master the art of painting. He wants to paint a picture of his father and gift it to him.

Faisal Khan was hesitant to feature in 'Sex Chat...'
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Faisal Khan says he was "a bit hesitant" to act in the web series "Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa" as he feels his thinking was blocked beyond a limit.

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Select pulses slide on muted demand, adequate stocks
New Delhi, Aug 2 () Prices of select pulses, led by gram, fell by up to Rs 300 per quintal at the wholesale pulses market today owing to slackened demand from retailers at prevailing levels against adequate stocks position.

Sentencing of 'Peepli Live' co-director Farooqui on Aug 4
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday fixed August 4 for pronouncing the quantum of punishment for Mahmood Farooqui, co-director of the 2010 Hindi film 'Peepli Live', convicted for the rape of an American woman.

I don't watch television: Vidya Balan (Movie Snippets)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) She started her career in showbiz from the small screen, where she portrayed a shy bespectacled Radhika of the TV sitcom "Hum Paanch". But actress Vidya Balan says now she doesn't get the time to watch television.

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IIT-Dharwad opens doors; 120 attend class
The campus buzzed with excitement as IIT-Dharwad began its momentous journey on Monday. The students, including 7 from Karnataka, got a taste of the state's tradition with the palatable Dharwad Pedha

The power-full people you do not know about
As solar panels get cheaper, more people are embracing the sun. Some of them are not only reducing their electricity bills, they're even selling surplus to the state. The Times of India meets the new power producers

How can a dead man furnish his railway ticket?

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Guntur woman's Swachh-Bharat-inspired gift to new daughter-in-law: A toilet
A woman from Andhra Pradesh's Guntur District has gifted a toilet to her daughter-in-law, a report in Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin's newsletter says. The idea behind the gift was that the new bride shouldn’t suffer without a toilet as she once did.

Met department weathers a storm
Predicting weather patterns has always been a tricky job, especially for the Indian Meteorological Department. While some forecasts have led to doubts over the IMD's prowess, it has now come to light that lack of trained staff and proper equipment might be the reason for certain 'inconsistent' predictions.

Eamcet-III casts shadow on management quota seats too
Not only has the proposed Eamcet-III come as serious setback for meritorious toppers, but students eyeing management quota seats in private medical colleges in Telangana may also have to face the repercussions of the decision.

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Renovation of Kalakshetra theatre shoddy: Vigilance report
As on date, Rs 7 crore has been spent on the incomplete project since its commissioning a decade ago, as per the report, a copy of which is with TOI. Attempts to reach KF director were unsuccessful.

Why Enayam,Vizhinjam ports may co-exist
The proposed Rs 27,570 crore deep sea transshipment port at Enayam is expected to be a game-changer in the maritime history of India, whose 25% of container cargo is now transshipped to destinations in the East, USA and Europe via ports in Colombo, Singapore and Klang (Malaysia).

Man held in Chennai for cheating foreign currency exchange firm of Rs 2.6 crore
The accused, Nawaz Sherif, was running a small business at Parry's Corner here and made several transactions with the foreign currency exchange firm, Centrum Direct.

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Heavy rains lash south Gujarat causing flash floods; 5 drown
Ahmedabad, Aug 2 () Heavy overnight rains lashed south and east central Gujarat causing flood like situation in localities alongside rivers flowing through Valsad, Navsari and Surat districts and killing at least five persons at two places, officials said today.

Prudent CAS Ltd launches online investment portal FundzBazar
Prudent Corporate Advisory Services has launched online investment platform www.fundzbazar.com.

Amdavadis, here's how to funk up your wardrobes

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HC division bench to hear all PILs
All the public interest litigations (PILs) seeking CBI probe into Jawaharbagh violence of Mathura will now be heard together by a division bench presided over by chief justice of Allahabad High Court on August 16.

Drones to stop free run of traffic violators

In Prayag, when it rains, it pours
Various localities faced waterlogging as rain lashed the city on Monday.People also had to grapple with numerous problems while negotiating he waterlogged streets.

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Leading a sub-Saharan life on rich chromite belt of Odisha
Bound by picturesque hills from all sides, Nagada village of Chungudipal gram panchayat located in a tiny valley on the lap of nature would be one of the most exotic locations in Odisha though it doesn’t find mention in state’s tourism map.

Dhenkanal municipality chairman loses trust vote
Ruling BJD on Monday received a blow when its chairman of Dhenkanal Municipality, Indramani Behera, was defeated in a Congress-sponsored no-confidence motion.

Odisha to create separate category for transgenders for jail warder recruitment

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Dog takes away stillborn baby from labour room of govt hospital in Madhya Pradesh
In a shocking instance, a dog took away the body of a stillborn from the labour room of the Satna district hospital in Madhya Pradesh.

These blind girls from MP are ready to reduce bullies to pulp
Back from a short-term training in martial arts, 15 blind girls from small towns of Sohagpur, Bankhedi, Pipariya in Hoshangabad district are ready to take on bullies and break bones of attackers. Determined that they won’t let their disability become their weakness, they are ready to teach a lesson to anyone who dares to take liberties with them.

Madhya Pradesh: Vyapam scambuster blows whistle on 'violent' Doraemon

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AAP convenor Chhotepur not sure of many things

Poetry competition to mark the month of Shravan

AAP MLA booked for cheating in Haryana; party slams BJP
Chandigarh, Aug 2 () Haryana Police has booked AAP MLA from Delhi Cantonment Surinder Singh on the charge of cheating after he was accused of getting a job as a government teacher on the basis of a fake graduation degree.

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