Tuesday, 30 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: RBI, govt exploring introduction of Sharia banking

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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RBI, govt exploring introduction of Sharia banking
Reserve Bank and the government are exploring introduction of interest-free banking, also known as Islamic Banking, to financially include sections of the society that remains excluded due to religious reasons.

Over 50% candidates fumble in interviews: Survey

Sensex regains 28K level, climbs 177 pts in early trade
Market benchmark Sensex extended gains for the second straight session to reclaim the 28,000-mark by surging over 177 points in early trade on Tuesday, tracking gains on Wall Street and other Asian bourses.

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Plants less thirsty as climate warms: Study

Ramesh urges Naveen to save tiger in Odisha
Worried over the declining number of Royal Bengal tigers in Odisha forests, former Union Minister for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh on Monday urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take steps to save the tiger population in the state.

Wildlife dept catches crocodile from pond in Kathua
A 6-feet-long crocodile was on Monday caught by a team of Wildlife department from a pond in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

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Taliban appoints new military chief
The Taliban has appointed Maulvi Ibrahim Sadar, as their new military chief as the insurgents try to gain ground rather than talk peace under a new leadership, Taliban officials said in telephone interviews over the weekend.

Death sentence of B'desh war criminal upheld
Bangladesh's top court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by the leader of an Islamist party against a death sentence over atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence, lawyers said, meaning he could be hanged at any time.

North Korea publicly executes two officials
North Korea publicly executed two officials, ex-agriculture minister Hwang Min and Ri Yong Jin, an education department official, in August for disobeying leader Kim Jong-un, a South Korean newspaper reported, in what would be the latest in a series of high-level purges, if confirmed.

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Preparations on for launch of GSLV Mark II

Star 30 times more massive that Sun discovered
Scientists have identified a young star in the Milky Way located almost 11,000 light years away from Earth and 30 times more massive than our Sun, which could help understand how the most massive stars form.

Our bain carries out calculations without us being aware of it: Study
You may not be aware, but your brain can perform complicated calculations of probabilities very fast, something that you may not ever be able to do with a paper and pen. This emerges from a new study by Princeton University researchers that shows our brains can accurately track the likelihood of several different explanations for what we see around us.

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Does your iPhone suffer from 'Touch Disease'?
Apple Inc has been sued by owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones who say a design defect causes the phones' touchscreens to become unresponsive, making them unusable.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users complain of crashes, bricking
It is being said that the Galaxy Note 7 phablets running on the octa-core Exynos processor are facing the issue for now.

It's official, Apple iPhone 7 to be launched on September 7
As is clear by the invite’s text, the event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which seems to have become Apple’s favourite venue for all its big product launches. The venue, with a seating capacity of about 7,000 people, is also where the company held its World Wide Developers Conference of this year.

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No admission to MP students in Guj, Maha
While doors of MP colleges are open for medical students of other states, neighbourslike Gujarat and Maharashtra have restricted entry for outsiders.

MBBS in pvt colleges will cost you more
The Admission and Fees Regulatory Committee (AFRC) has approved 33% to 53% increase in the MBBS course tuition fee in private colleges of the state.

New vice-chancellors can stay, rules SC
In a relief to the Telangana government, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed all the eight newly-appointed vice chancellors in the state to continue in their posts.

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BJP MLA's b'day gift Lamborghini goes berserk in Mumbai
While there is no police complaint yet, a video of the accident has gone viral. It is not known who was driving the car, though some eye-witnesses said that Mehta's wife Suman who is the chairperson of the family run Seven Square Academy school, near Deepak hospital, Bhayander (east), was behind the wheels.

Maharashtra fire stations are inadequate: CAG report
The CAG’s audit scrutiny of mitigation plans of 8 selected municipal corporations during 2014-15 revealed a shortfall of 60%.

Women gau rakshaks who take the right way
Mirror gets a first-hand experience of cattle rescue led by two daring women. Their aim: To stop inhuman treatment of cattle by smugglers.

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RPF rescues 1261 children from from rail premises and trains

Roof falls over 3 students at Daulat Ram College; students, teachers protest

DU girl: Accused sent lewd SMSs

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Karnataka is third-most communally sensitive state with 291 cases in three-and-a-half years

Wannabe hero scripts kidnap to fund his film

Armed 'patients' rob unwary doctor

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Telangana ratifies GST Bill
Telangana Legislative Assembly on Tuesday unanimously ratified the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). With the assembly adopting the Bill, Telangana became the tenth state to ratify the legislation facilitating the Centre roll out the new unified indirect tax in the country by April next.

New vice-chancellors can stay, rules SC
In a relief to the Telangana government, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed all the eight newly-appointed vice chancellors in the state to continue in their posts.

Man found murdered at Nampally railayy station
A 40-year-old man was found murdered in the lawn adjoining the two-wheeler parking place of Nampally railway station on Monday.The victim was clad in a white shirt and black trousers.

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Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi hospitalised in Andhra Pradesh
: Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi was admitted to Andhra Hospital in Vijayawada as he suffered from low sugar and low blood pressure.

Medical admission scam: SRM Group offers to deposit Rs 69 crore in Madras HC
Battling allegations of cheating, and with its founder-chairman T R Pachamuthu behind the bars, SRM Group of Educational Institutions has offered to deposit Rs 69 crore in the Madras high court.

Case registered against former Tamil Nadu minister for carrying revolver to collector's meeting
The Dharmapuri town police on Tuesday registered a case against former DMK minister V Mullaivendhan for carrying a revolver to an agricultural grievances meeting convened by district collector on Friday.

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Haji Ali right precedent for Gujarat dargahs:Guj celebs
After the Haji Ali verdict, Muslim women in Ahmedabad are demanding entry into the inner sanctum of dargahs in Ahmedabad.

On the Penultimate day of retirement, Amin still hopes of promotion

'Junk food gradually killed my daughter'
Mehsana Man Blames Lead Content

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Local Congress leader announces vegetables as reward for tracing two UP BJP leaders

Ganga, Yamuna flow 2m below danger level
The flood situation improved in the city as the water level of Ganga and Yamuna came down two metres below the danger mark, on Sunday.

Floods leave behind trail of destruction
Even as the chaos unleashed by the flooding of rivers Ganga and Yamuna seems to have eased, the trail of destruction of life and property it has left behind seems to be too much for city locals to cope with.

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BJD MLAs seek crores in sting operation, leave Naveen red-faced

2 Utkal University girls thrash drunk eve-teaser
A video, capturing the courage of two Utkal University girls thrashing a drunk eve-teaser, went viral on the internet on Monday.

OUAT home science course gets a makeover
Changing the name of BSc in home science course to BSc in community science and its content at the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) has attracted more students this year.

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Rio Tinto mining activity: Report raises green issues

BHEL: Supervisors protest pay disparity
The agitating supervisors gathered outside gate number 5, raised slogans against the Navratna PSU administration for lack of initiative.

Cousin rapes, strangles student
A 13-year old student of Class VII was raped and then strangulated by her married cousin brother in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh.

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'Violence seen as way of ensuring compliance'

Sirsa dera rakes in crores, caught in Rs 50L controversy

Punjab doctors provide specialized ophthalmological services in Egypt

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