Friday, 26 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sahara chief ready to pay Rs 300 cr as bank gurantee

Friday, August 26, 2016
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Sahara chief ready to pay Rs 300 cr as bank gurantee
Sahara chief Subrata Roy on Friday offered in the Supreme Court to pay an additional Rs 300 crore to Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) but said the amount should be adjusted as bank guarantee.

Tata Motors Q1 net down 57% at Rs 2,260 cr
The company said higher volumes in both standalone as well as Jaguar Land Rover business more than offset by the adverse forex impact of Rs 2,296 crore and adverse commodity derivatives impact of Rs 167 crore in the operating profit mainly in the JLR business.

Masala bonds to ease capital constraints for banks: Fitch
RBI's move to allow banks to issue masala bonds will remove obstacles for lenders in accessing additional tier I and tier II bond capital and also widen the investors pool, says Fitch. The RBI had on Thursday announced a series of measures related to the country's fixed-income and currency markets.

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Indonesia seizes hundreds of frozen pangolins
Indonesian authorities have seized more than 650 critically endangered pangolins found hidden in freezers and arrested a man for allegedly breaking wildlife protection laws. Police raided the house in Jombang district after local residents became suspicious about the large number of freezers in the property.

Assam CM takes stock of rescued Kaziranga rhinos
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday took stock of nine baby rhinos rescued from the recent spate of floods and kept at a rehabilitation centre in the Kaziranga national park.

'Large scale conversion of forest land weakening monsoon'
Monsoon has weakened in the North-Eastern and North-Central India due to large-scale conversion of forest land to crop land, according to a study by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

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Gunmen kill seven in ambush in Pakistan's southwest
Gunmen in Pakistan killed six soldiers and a provincial government official in an ambush on their convoy in the insurgency-plagued southwest province of Baluchistan, a senior official in the region said on Friday.

Nine dead, 64 wounded in blast at police HQ in Turkey
A car bomb explosion rocked a police headquarters in the town of Cizre in Turkey on Friday, killing nine people and wounding dozens, sources said, in the latest in a spate of attacks in the country's turbulent south east.

Gunmen attack beach restaurant in Somalia's Mogadishu
At least seven people were killed after Shabaab jihadists attacked the Banadir Beach Restaurant in Mogadishu on Thursday, setting off a car bomb before exchanging fire with security forces.

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New method may narrow down search for Earth 2.0: Study
A new method for analysing the chemical composition of stars may help scientists winnow the search for Earth-like planets, a new study has found. The system creates a new way to assess the habitability and biological evolution possibilities of planets outside our solar system.

Isro still mum on MOM data, Nasa says not much water in Mars' dark streaks
As the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), which has received more than 1.5 terabyte of data from Mars continues to remain mum on the Mars Orbiter Mission’s (MOM) findings on the Red Planet, US’ Nasa has said on Wednesday that the “seasonal dark streaks that have become one of the hottest topics in interplanetary research don’t hold much water.”

Nasa reestablishes contact with Sun probe lost two years ago
Nasa has finally reestablished contact with a spacecraft communication with which was lost nearly two years ago. Contact was reestablished on Sunday with one of Nasa's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories, known as the STEREO-B spacecraft, after communication was lost on October 1, 2014.

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7 gadgets to help you track your health
Most of us today have such a hectic lifestyle that there is no time left for fitness. However, you can use technology to plan and achieve your fitness goals as well as keep track of your health. ET Wealth shows you how.

WhatsApp to share your number with Facebook: 9 things to know
This is the first major privacy update announced by the company since it was acquired by Facebook in the year 2014 for a whopping $19 billion.

Apple issues urgent software patch for iPhones, iPads
Apple issued a patch on Thursday to fix a dangerous security hole in iPhones and iPads after researchers discovered that a prominent United Arab Emirates dissident's phone had been targeted with a previously unknown method of hacking.

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IB school says it does not come under Right to Education Act
Pune's first International Baccalaureate (IB) school told Bombay high court on Thursday that it was not a “school“, it had no links to the Indian educational system and thus it did not come under the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

Feedback from states, citizens to shape new education policy: Javadekar
The HRD ministry has said it would set up a committee headed by an educationist to finalise the new education policy. The policy will incorporate feedback from stakeholders, ranging from states to the citizens.

FISAT signs MoU with Japanese and Malayasian varsities

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Rare Karvi wildflowers bloom after 8 years
Rare Karvi wild flowers bloom after 8 yrs. Photos of the purplish-blue Karvi flowers in bloom on a slope at Goregaon, near the Sanjay Gandhi National Park attached

Women railway cops, both lovers, squabble; 1 sacked
A female sub-inspector with the Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) was fired last week after repeatedly not accepting a probation notice following a scuffle with another female colleague over an alleged relationship between the two.

Celebs force big win: BMC alters hawkers' zones
Sustained residents’ protests have forced the BMC to create new hawking guidelines for Bandra.

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2 held for beating man to death over golgappa

Miranda to sack 17 ad hoc teachers

DoE asks schools to improve learning

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Girl apprehended for taking pictures in Bengaluru high court's premises

Drunk Bangalore woman mows down 65-year-old
A 26-year-old woman allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, mowed down a 65-year-old pedestrian sitting on the pavement on Moodalappa Street in Bangalore, late on Wednesday night.

Watchman kills his married paramour for ignoring him
Murugan, 31, who surrendered before the Sanjaynagar police after killing 28-year-old Revathi, has told police that she was his paramour and had started to ignore him since the last 10 days, so he killed her on Tuesday.

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Man made obscene calls to women for 'fun', arrested
The accused had been using multiple SIM cards, obtained on fake names, to call up women and harass them. Many of his victims are said to have even stopped using their mobile phones or switched to new numbers out of fear of calls from the accused.

Chola dynasty idol worth Rs 2 cores, seized

GHMC's 'no road-cutting' decision hits Mission Bhagiratha
Meanwhile, water board has asked contractors to procure pipelines and keep them ready by December.The board aims to complete construction of service reservoirs by February 2017 and distribution network by April next.

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Muthukumaraswamy appointed advocate general of Tamil Nadu
A notification appointing Muthukumaraswamy as the states chief law officer was issued by the government, hours after it became known that incumbent advocate general A L Somayaji had rendered his resignation.

SRM Group chairman T R Pachamuthu arrested in Chennai
Pachamuthu has been arrested under sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal misappropriation of property entrusted to someone) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC.

Tamil Nadu advocate general A L Somayaji resigns
Tamil Nadu's advocate general A L Somayaji resigned from his post on Friday. "He submitted his resignation to the government today," said sources close to the genial senior advocate who had had an eventful stint as advocate general for nearly four years.

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Drunk youth, bound dog rescued from well
female dog, with all her legs tied up.The youth was crying for help.Fire brigade officials pulled both to safety.

City chants 'Jai Kanhaiyalal ki'
As the clock hands unite on Thursday midnight, celebrations will erupt on the streets of Ahmedabad with devotees celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna at temples and homes.

One year after GMDC rally: Hardik in exile, Patel CM gone
A year ago, an unprecedented gathering of Patidars for OBC status and reservations, had taken place at GMDC ground in the city.

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Allahabad HC issues preventive order against arrest of Akhlaq's family
The Allahabad high court on Friday issued a preventive order against the arrest of family members of Akhlaq, who was lynched in Dadri, Greater Noida, in September last year following rumours of his possessing and eating beef.

Crisis becomes opportunity for politicians
Although several NGOs and social organisations have come forward to help flood victims, help has also come from political leaders.

In Ballia, Ganga sets new highest flood level
In Ballia, the Ganga set a new highest flood level (HFL) by breaching the 60.37m mark, while it was flowing 22cm below the HFL in Ghazipur.

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Kalahandi incident extremely distressing: Naveen Patnaik
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday described the Kalahandi incident as ‘extremely distressing’, in which a person, Dana Majhi (42), carried body of his wife for around 10 km as no vehicle/ambulance was provided by the district administration.

Carrying dead wife: Hospital gets clean chit, CM launches scheme for free transport of corpse
A day after a man in Odisha walked 10km carrying his dead wife home from the hospital, because no vehicle was provided to him, authorities gave a clean chit to the hospital. The same day, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched a scheme for free transport to carry the dead home.

Cops arrest 3 in Ganjam woman's murder case
Police on Thursday arrested three accused for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 45-year-old woman at Bhabarada village under Ganjam district's Polasara police limits on Sunday night.

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Dam burst wreaks mayhem in Madhya Pradesh as contractor digs for diamonds
A dam breach nearly swept away two villages in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna district this monsoon while the contractor deputed for its construction and upkeep was busy digging diamonds.

BU prof debarred from setting question paper
Head of the microbiology department, Barkatullah University, Prof Vinod Singh, has been debarred from preparing question papers for three years for "setting a wrong question paper" by Bundelkhand University.

Woman raped on pretext of marriage
A 30-year-old woman was raped for around two years under the pretext of marriage. A case has been registered in Jehangirabad police station on Wednesday.

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NSUI announces new panel

No holiday for student leaders
With Panjab University Campus Students Council elections drawing close, student parties are not in holiday mood.

Dozen FIRs for defacement of public property

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