Thursday, 25 August 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex firms up 78 points in early trade

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Sensex firms up 78 points in early trade
Continuing its upmove for the third straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose nearly 78 points to 28,137.93 in early trade on Thursday with participants indulging in short-covering in view of August derivatives series expiry.

Rupee recoups 3 paise against dollar in early trade
The rupee recovered by 3 paise to 67.08 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. The rupee had depreciated by 5 paise to end at 67.11 per dollar in Wednesday's trade

New UD tax policy gives relief to hotel industry
The state government on Wednesday released new urban development (UD) tax policy. As per the new policy, benefits have been provided to different categories of hotels, hospitals and club houses operating in the state.

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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.

Rare endangered primate spotted in Vietnam

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Colombia, FARC rebels end 50-year war
Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels reached a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a five-decade war which once took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse. The FARC will lay down arms and reintegrate into civilian life.

Trump makes pitch to Hispanics to widen support
Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life'' on Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent efforts to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election.

'Submarine launch test a success of all successes'
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Thursday that his country had achieved the "success of all successes'' in launching a missile from a submarine, saying it effectively gave the country a fully equipped nuclear attack capability and put the US mainland within striking distance.

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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.

'Draize' irritation tests using rabbits to be phased out
As a result of the Humane Society International/India’s campaign to end cruel and obsolete animal testing, the Drug Technical Advisory Board, India’s highest health advisory board, has recommended a two-year phase out period for the “Draize” irritation tests using rabbits.

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After Google, Facebook may offer Wi-Fi at railway stations in India
Facebook recently concluded a pilot across 125 rural locations after purchasing bandwidth from state-run BSNL, and is currently in talks with various Internet service firms.

5 'most-secure' smartphones in the world
For the security buffs, here are 5 smartphones that claim to offer the best in smartphone security.

10 bizarre smartphone apps you can try
We bring you a list of 10 of the weirdest apps that you never even thought actually existed.

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FISAT signs MoU with Japanese and Malayasian varsities

IIT council gives nod to off-campus students
The new concept of ‘non-resident students’ is aimed at increasing the IIT student strength. The council has also approved the PM Research Fellowship programme that will select 1,000 bright BTech IIT students and give them direct admission into PhD programmes with a higher scholarship.

IITs to have non-resident students soon
IITs have decided to increase the number of seats in various courses for admitting "non-resident students" with an aim to take their total intake to one lakh by 2020.

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Mumbai traffic police issue road restrictions for Janmashtami

SP to stage dharna tommorow opposing suryanamaskars
Raising stark disappointment over the BMC circular asking civic schools to hold yoga sessions which include Suryanamaskar for 10 minutes every day the Samajwadi Party (SP) has decided to send a legal notice to the municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta.

Bhajan mandalis won't sing on trains
After a Rs 1,200 fine on each of a 20-member troupe this month, 150 mandalis agree stop singing if commuters protest

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Imposter held for abusing girls on Facebook
He had made a fake Facebook profile by posing as a beautiful woman and would send random friend requests to young girls and chat with them.A few days later, he would ask to meet them.

Nirbhaya gang-rape convict Vinay Sharma attempts suicide in Tihar jail
Vinay Sharma, one of the four convicts sentenced to death for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya on a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012, attempted suicide in Tihar jail, ANI reported on Thursday. He has been admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital.

S Corpn adds teeth to dengue fight

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Karnataka says no more release of water to Tamil Nadu

Cheap secretary
Karnataka Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav was in denial mode all of Wednesday.

New SIs are MBAs, law graduates, engineers
The new batch of 225 probationary PSIs of Karnataka consists of 23 engineering graduates, 2 MBA graduates, 3 LLB graduates, 40 post graduates and 3 army graduates. This is a good trend, feels home minister G Parameshwara.

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Fans vs fans: Actor Pawan Kalyan's supporter stabbed to death
Pawan’s fan Vinod Kumar, an engineering graduate was stabbed to death allegedly by a fan of actor Jr NTR on Sunday in Kolar of Karnataka.

Rohith Vemula's caste row blows up again NCSC rejects 'MHRD Report'
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Wednesday reacted to a one-man commission's observations on Rohith Vemula -as reported by certain sections of the media -stating that he was not a dalit.

Manuu student 'manhandled', evicted from hostel for demanding 'extra' pooris
A student of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) on Wednesday claimed that he was evicted from the boys hostel for having demanded two "extra" pooris for breakfast at the varsity mess after which he was forced to spend the night near the main gate.

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Bowled in a T20 tie at Chepauk after quite a while and it felt nice: Balaji
Albert Tuti Patriots clinched a 45-run win over Chepauk Super Gillies in the first game of the India Cements TN Premier League at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday, courtesy efforts from Dinesh Karthik (67 not out ) and Lakshmipathy Balaji (2 for 26).

Illegal scan centre thrives with well-knit network
A 30-year-old pregnant woman, mother of three girls, opted for sex determination and landed in an unauthorised scan centre in Tiruvannamalai town.

City's flyovers to turn colourful
From the drab greys of the Gemini flyover to the full green of Kotturpuram flyover, city flyovers are painted without a care about how they would look.

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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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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.

BSP bigwigs to descend on city for Sept 4 rally
Bahujan Samaj Party national president Mayawati would be addressing a mega divisional level rally on Parade Ground in Allahabad on September 4.

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Incubation centre for startups soon
The Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) is planning to set up an incubation centre for startups to provide the much-needed support to budding entrepreneurs.

State bows to pvt schools' demands

Three Dhenkanal municipality officers arrested
Three officers of Dhenkanal municipality were arrested on charges of irregularities during service.They are former municipality executive officer Padmanav Nayak, the tax collector and accountant.

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Trade in sand boa snake rampant in MP
Misconception about sand boa snake has led to a spate in instances of its illegal trade in Madhya Pradesh, as 20 cases have come to light in past one year in which people have been arrested for trying to smuggle the two-headed snake, which is believed to be in great demand in Arab countries and is sold worth crores of rupees there.

Rio Tinto calls it quits, staff accept VRS in 36 hours
Within 36 hours after global mining giant Rio Tinto announced its plan to shut the Bunder diamond mine in Madhya Pradesh, 97% of its casual employees at the project site have accepted Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) offered by the company.

Tree felling: NGT asks BMC to reply in a week
National Green Tribunal (NGT), central bench, Bhopal, on Wednesday asked Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) to turn up with the reply over the issue of tree felling within a week.

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Performance story teller Vikram Sridhar spell binds students of Dikshan
It was a day full of stories at Dikshant Global School and Dikshant International School, Zirakpur, with children of primary classes attending storytelling sessions conducted by renowned performance storyteller and theatre practitioner Vikram Sridhar. In both the schools as many as 200 kids participated in the sessions.

Attack on RSS leader: Shiv Sena leader among 4 being quizzed
A Ludhiana based Shiv Sena leader and three others have been brought from Ludhiana Central Jail by Jalandhar Commissionerate police on production for questioning in case of attack on Punjab RSS vice president Brig. Jagdish gagneja (retd). The development happens in less than 24 hours after Punjab government decided to shift the probe of the case to CBI after Punjab Police could not crack the case in 18 days.

15,000 turn up to hear Sakshi, but listen to netas instead

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