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Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Nestle says back as market-leader after Maggi relaunch
Nestle said it has regained leading market share after growth in India turned positive. In June 2015, Maggi noodles was banned in India following a court order, saying it was "unsafe and hazardous" for consumption after finding lead content beyond the permissible limit.

Moody's retains India GDP forecast, ups China's estimates
In its latest assessment of the global economy, Moody's Investors Service said the outlook for emerging markets economies has stabilised but outlined the policy changes post the US presidential election in November as the most immediate downside risks to the global economic outlook.

Sensex climbs over 165 points in early trade
Reversing its two-session losing run, benchmark BSE Sensex rebounded over 165 points in early trade on Thursday with banking stocks leading the recovery bid amid mixed Asian cues. NSE Nifty also moved up by 46.45 points or 0.53 per cent to 8,670.50 in early trade.

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Odisha to fix coast erosion though natural process
Odisha government said it would check the sea erosion in Puri coast through natural process and avoid constructing any structure on the beach which will mar the beauty of the coast. Officials said a team from IIT-Madras had visited the spot and they will suggest the state on how to check the erosion

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

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3 killed, many wounded in Turkey car bombings

Turkey detains several people in post-coup raids
Turkish police raided more than 100 places in Istanbul at dawn on Thursday and arrested several people in an investigation into last month's failed coup, Dogan news agency reported.

US assessing if Russian use of Iran base violates UN resolution
State Department spokesman Mark Toner said US government attorneys had not yet decided whether they think Russia's use of the Iranian base is a violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231, which was passed as part of the Iran nuclear deal.

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Volvo and Uber team up to develop self-driving cars
Volvo Car Group has agreed a $300 million alliance with Uber to develop self-driving cars, the latest move by traditional vehicle manufacturers to team up with Silicon Valley firms long seen as disruptive threats to their industry.

Mysterious object 'Niku' found orbiting Sun in backward orbit

NASA to launch first asteroid sample return mission next month
The US space agency is set to launch its first mission from Florida which will return with a sample of an asteroid to Earth on September 8. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth.

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Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe: First impressions
Though the price of Asus Zenfone 3 has surely raised eyebrows in many a quarters, it surely is a different issue. Here we take our first look at the smartphone and the impression it leaves behind when used for the first time.

Meet the 9 richest Indian tech billionaires
Earlier this year, Forbes released its annual list of World's Billionaires, a sureshot guide to the super-richest people on the planet.

Skype, Facetime rival Google Duo app review
With it's new app Duo, Google attempts to challenge the likes of Microsoft's Skype and Apple's Facetime.

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DU's longest admission season still continuing
It has been 110 days and the Delhi University undergraduate admissions are still not over. Not just that, with almost 7,000 unfilled seats, the varsity's admission committee has now decided to issue three more cutoff lists. ​

IGNOU looks at tie-up with self-financing colleges
Almost 24 years after St Albert's College allowed Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) to set up a study centre in the campus as part of its social outreach programme, the college has suddenly asked Ignou to move out causing inconvenience to over 4,000 students who are studying nearly 50 courses at the centre.

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.

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High tariff in wind energy sector in Maharashtra: CAG

Delay in communicating land rates led to Rs 21 cr loss for MIDC: CAG

Maharashtra has not exploited solar energy: CAG
A CAG report has pointed out that Maharashtra has a huge potential for the development of solar energy, given that it gets 250 to 300 days of clear sun.

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Manish Sisodia fires a government hospital staff for watching movie on duty

Corporation has no answer to GK-I monkey problem

2 days after discharge, Sonia Gandhi back in hospital
Two days after being discharged from hospital, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, 69, was again admitted to Sir Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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HAL bags maximum awards at Lalbagh flower show

Dog bite treated as cancer to claim fund in Bengaluru
A bill for treatment of a dog bite is inflated and shown as medication for cancer care, and healthy men and women from north Karnataka have undergone open-heart surgery.

MD demands sex as birthday gift from his CEO; lands in prison
A managing director of a private firm has been accused of sexual harassment as he is believed to have asked his business partner, the CEO of the company, to give him a 'birthday gift'. The woman has filed a complaint after what she claims is an innuendo. She claims he asked her to spend a day with him in his room. He also allegedly threatened her to strip in public and allegedly misbehaved with her in office as well as in the lift.

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A mesmerising Fusion of sur, taal and jazz, in Hyderabad
A mesmerising Fusion of sur, taal and jazz, in Hyderabad

Social media war over Rohith yet again
Adding fuel to the fire, the ABVP wing of UoH also issued an official statement lashing out at the plan of the joint action committee for social justice to intensify the 'justice for Rohith Vemula movement'.

City to host world cinema carnival in September
Over 2,000 delegates from more than 80 countries will converge in Hyderabad for a four-day world cinema carnival in September.

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Trio held for stealing 45 sovereigns of gold jewellery from elderly couple in Chennai
Police identified the accused as Gandhirajan, his wife Mallika and his friend Ganesan.

Why is SRM chief Pachamuthu not interrogated, Madras HC asks TN police
The continuing mystery behind the ‘voluntary disappearance’ of Madhan of Vendhar Movies may cause embarrassment to the Tamil Nadu government, as the Madras high court on Thursday warned that it would transfer the case to an independent agency if the state police are unable to crack the case.

Jayalalithaa's poll victory challenged in Madras high court
Three months after Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s spectacular victory from R K Nagar assembly constituency, a local voter has moved the Madras high court questioning the validity of the AIADMK chief’s poll win.

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Airfares rise fivefold as NRGs rush for funeral
Jaimin Patel from Texas paid Rs 4 lakh airfare to reach Sarangpur just in time to pay his last respects to Pramukh Swami.

'Genuine' gau rakshaks to get I-cards
Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to states, to prepare a dossier on ‘gau rakshaks’ (cow protectors), the Gujarat Gau Seva Ayog has decided to start authenticating ‘gau rakshaks’ and will also launch an awareness drive to prevent the deaths of cows from ingestion of plastics.

Pakistani sister's love for her 'Gujju bhaijaan'
The tense India-Pakistan relationship has not weakened the bond between this Pakistani woman and her 'Gujju bhaijaan' in Ahmedabad.

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FIR against SP leader for murder bid
Gupta works at a spice factory in Amethi and is an active BJP leader.On Tuesday, he was going to Kohraur market to pick his two sons up from school when two motorbike-borne miscreants opened fire at him.

Irrigation lines light up Nagla Fatela
"It will be nice of the PM if we start getting electricity through power lines laid here in 2015.We have seen poles and cables here for the past eight months but no electricity," the village pradhan Yogesh Kumar told .

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.

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State asks Chhattisgarh for project details again
On July 29, the Chhattisgarh chief secretary had promised to provide the details about projects on Mahanadi within 15 days at a meeting convened by the Union water resources ministry.

BJP holds Tiranga Yatra in state
The BJP on Wednesday conducted Tiranga Yatra in Sambalpur and Dhenkanal districts in the presence of Union minister for tribal affairs Jual Oram and Union minister of state for consumer affairs C R Chaudhury.

BMC's Friday date with senior citizens
To help senior citizens know their officers, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to launch interactive sessions called 'know your officer' from Friday.

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Madhya Pradesh locals mastering in eco Rakhis with clay, bamboos, seeds
These green rakhis are coming with the message to save the planet while strengthening the bond of love between brothers and sisters. Initiative for green rakhis goes to few daily wage workers in small village Bankhedi in neighbouring Hoshangabad district.

Jabalpur: Search for thieves helps cops crack old murder
Search for accused involved in a theft at a minister, Sanjay Pathak's bungalow in Jabalpur town a week ago, led cops to crack a murder case that was committed more than two years ago.

Basmati row: MP to file plea with GI registry for inclusion
Madhya Pradesh government is to file a fresh petition with GI Registry, a government agency which allows use of brand or product name, seeking state's inclusion in the list of basmati producing areas.

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Students celebrate Green rakhi

Students celebrate Green rakhi

Former GoC-in-C gets PU Maharaja Ranjit Singh Chair
​The chair, which is with the department of defence and National securities, has had no occupants since its inception. It was transferred to the department of history for a while but was ultimately transferred to the department of the defence and national securities.

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