Monday, 29 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Rupee down 12 paise against dollar in early trade

Monday, August 29, 2016
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Rupee down 12 paise against dollar in early trade
Rupee was trading lower by 12 paise at 67.18 against the dollar in early trade on Monday on increased month-end demand for the American currency from importers and banks.

Sensex extends losses, down 60 points on US rate hike concerns
The BSE 30-share barometer declined by 60.39 points, or 0.21%, to 27,721.86 with teck, realty, IT, healthare, capital goods and power were trading in negative zone, falling up to 0.90%. It had lost 274.69 points in the previous two sessions.

India, US eye bilateral trade worth US$ 500 bn: Report

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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.

PM asks people to avoid Ganesha idols made of POP
Raising concerns over the environment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to avoid using Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP) during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Climate change dominates Mountain Echoes Litfest

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Thai police link beach-town bombings to Muslim insurgency
Thailand's tourist industry had been largely spared a spill-over of violence from a decades-old insurgency in the far south and authorities had at first dismissed any connection between the Aug. 11-12 bombings and the separatists.

Pak's top court upholds military court convictions
A five-member bench ruled that the appellants had not proved the military violated their constitutional rights or failed to follow procedure, in a blow to some activists who contend the courts routinely violate people's rights.

Brussels attack was probably arson: Prosecutors
Reports of a bomb outside Belgium's criminal institute early Monday are probably false, the Brussels prosecutor's office said, describing the incident as much more likely an arson attack designed to destroy criminal evidence.

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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.

Six scientists end year-long Mars mission
Six scientists who lived like astronauts in an isolated dome for 12 months in Hawaii to explore challenges which a manned mission may face on Mars, have completed one of the toughest Nasa-funded mission ever.

Country's air-breathing rocket 'scramjets' its way into space

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Opera issues users warning after hacking attack
The company claimed that though it quickly blocked the attack, some user information may have got compromised.

25 best engineering colleges in India
The human resource development (HRD) ministry recently released its first annual ranking of best higher education institutions in the country. Titled, 'India Ranking Report 2016', the college rankings are divided across categories including architecture, management, pharmacy and engineering.

How to create a bank e-wallet
Many banks now offer e-wallets that allow customers to make payments in one click, using their mobile phones.

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IIT-KGP to teach science behind happiness

Private schools asked to follow RTE guidelines in Odisha
Private schools in Koraput district have been asked to follow the guidelines of the Right to Education (RTE) Act and get their doubts, if any, cleared by the district education office. A meeting in this regard was organized by the district administration recently in which principals of over 80 private schools participated.

Special education programme for disabled in Delhi govt schools
Every disabled child studying in Delhi government-run and aided schools will now get personal attention with the AAP government asking special educators to prepare an individualized education programme (IEP).

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'GST will cause loss for Maharashtra'
Dhananjay Munde, leader of the opposition said that since Maharashtra is one of top producer and service providing state, the initial years of GST will cause a massive financial loss for it.

Drones capture traffic offenders on Pune Expressway
As warm of five drones kept a watch on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway over the weekend, alerting their human counterparts in uniform about motorists who were speeding, cutting lanes or committing other infractions of road-safety rules.

Navi Mumbai resident held for 'buying' UP girl

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TV actors Hunar Hale and Mayank Gandhi's big fat wedding in Delhi
After gurudwara wedding, Mayank Gandhi and Hunar Hale's reception was held at a hotel in Delhi.

Protesters forcibly open Delhi-Noida toll flyway
Members of Janhit Morcha and several Residents Welfare Associations of Noida demanding abolition of toll tax on Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) flyway, have forcibly opened the expressway for vehicles for free.

Woman set on fire in Delhi, 3 arrested
A 20-year-old woman was brutally penalised by threee persons who set her ablaze for rejecting a wedding proposal in the national capital.

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IAF's first women fighters begin training in Bidar
Bhawana, Avani and Mohana brought to an end a long-pending issue of women in combat roles in Indian armed forces. Although the IAF—the only wing of the armed forces to allow combat role for women—is only trying this out on an experimental basis, experts believe that the move will go a long way in the future.

The new galleries: Volunteers turn dead space beneath flyovers into works of art
A walk down the boulevard from Anil Kumble Circle to Brigade Road junction on MG Road could open you up to a range of experiences.You could take a look at contemporary art, stop to have a cup of coffee, buy a plant for your balcony or admire a wire-wrought installation of Gandhi spinning his charkha.

Karnataka chief secretary was co-borrower for mom's property

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'TRS will need Aladdin's genie for Kaleshwaram'
Oppn Slams T Over 'Shoddy' Execution Of Irrigation Projects

Hit-and-run: 70-yr-old dies after car rams his scooter
A 70-year-old man died in a hit-and-run case at Banjara Hills on Sunday. The victim, P Anil Kumar Reddy, was on the way to an old-age home in Saroornagar to meet his 93-year-old mother when a car hit his scooter, knocking him down.

Taxi driver accuses wife of harassment, commits suicide
A 24-year-old cab driver A Mahesh hung himself at his house in Borabanda on Sunday due to family problems.

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These school students built a toilet for a classmate who didn't have one at home
In a heart-warming gesture, four Class VIII students from Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam District have crowd-funded and built a toilet for a classmate who didn't have a proper one at home. Encouraged by their teacher, they collected money from their classmates, after organizing an Independence Day rally to raise awareness about the importance of having proper toilets at home.

Why Tamil Nadu govt is not approaching court to lift ban on camel slaughter, Owaisi asks
A week after the Madras high court banned camel slaughter in Tamil Nadu, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi has asked why the state government is not approaching the court to get the ban lifted.

Women should be treated with dignity, Sasikala Pushpa says
Rajya Sabha member and expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala Pushpa on Monday said women should be treated with dignity and they be given protection.

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Prohibition: Gujarat may adopt Nitish Kumar's ideas

Girl breaks out of prostitution village

While you enjoy a bite, cops gobble money
Street Vendors Near GU Shell Out 6 Lakh Per Month For Protection

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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.

From Kaif to Danish Mujtaba, a legacy of sportspersons from Sangam city
Kaif was the most successful captain of UP in the Ranji Trophy, as under his leadership the home team won their maiden Ranji Trophy title, beating Bengal in a thriller played at Lucknow in 2006.

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NHRC seeks energy secretary's reply on electrocution deaths

CAT notice to CSIR on appointment in state institute

'Government attempting coverup'

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Father, son accused of 'black magic', forced to drink urine in MP
A tribal farmer and his son--accused of “black magic“--were abused, thrashed and forced to drink urine as about three dozen people cheered in front of a kangaroo court in Madhya Pradesh Seoni district, police said on Sunday.

BRICS tourism summit in Khajuraho from September 1
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Dumna tarmac scare: SpiceJet bus driver's alarm sent flyers scurrying
"It was driver of SpiceJet bus who raised the alarm and triggered panic among passengers," airport director Ramtanu Saha told TOI.

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Punjabi prankster who shoots a social message

Show of identity: Singhs on the wall

Sidhus keep BJP, Cong options open
Congress sources confi-rmed that vice-president Rahul Gandhi was in touch with Sidhu after his talks with AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal failed two weeks ago.

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