Tuesday, 16 August 2016

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Unitech tanks 20% as co says doesn't have money to refund
Shares of Unitech on Tuesday slumped 20 per cent after the beleaguered real estate firm expressed its inability before the Supreme Court to refund money to the home buyers over its two delayed projects in Noida and Gurgaon.

Bring in new owners or managers for defaulting firms: Rajan

BHEL bags Rs 169cr order for solar photovoltaic power plant
State-owned power equipment maker BHEL on Tuesday said it has secured an order to set up solar photovoltaic (SPV) plants, estimated to cost Rs 169 crore.

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Melting glaciers pose threat beyond water scarcity

Giant panda gives birth in China
The mother, Dajiao, gave birth to the male cub, weighing about 179 grams. She was born in August 2006 and has given birth once before. It is said to be the peak season for birth of pandas which is an endangered species. There are more than 1,300 wild pandas in Sichuan, 15% more than 10 years ago.

Orangutan in Swedish zoo predicts taste of new drink
Only humans were previously thought to have this ability of affective forecast, in which prior experiences are used to conjure up mental pictures about totally new situations, said Gabriela-Alina Sauciuc of Lund University in Sweden.

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Austria: Knife attack on train wounds 2
Police say that a man attacked passengers on a train in western Austria, seriously wounding two people.

UN chief says he'd like a woman to be next secretary-general
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he would personally like to see a woman lead the United Nations for the first time since it was established more than 70 years ago. Ban said that "it's high time now" for a female secretary-general after eight men at the helm of the world organization.

Trump trying to give exactly what ISIS wants: Biden
US Vice President Joe Biden has said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's ideas are very dangerous and un-American as he criticised the business tycoon for playing into the hands of Islamic State by using anti-Muslim rhetoric.

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Getting a viral fever? Its severity may depend on what time it hit you
Whether you get a severe bout of a viral infection like cold or flu, or a mild one may depend upon when the virus first invaded your body. This is suggested by new research done by scientists at the University of Cambridge.

NASA's asteroid mission to test concepts for journey to Mars
In a bid to validate concepts for the future manned journey to Mars, NASA has approved the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to proceed to the next phase of design and development for the mission's robotic segment.

Painkillers may work differently for men, women: Study
Painkillers and antidepressants may work differently in men and women as the potential therapeutics are rarely tested in females, a new study has claimed.

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ZTE Blade V6 review: Attractive design with refined performance
Is the Rs 9,999 price tag of the handset justifies the smartphone's specifications and the overall user experience. To find out, we used the ZTE Blade V6 as our daily driver for few days. Check out our review.

'Worst' apps for your smartphone's battery
The battery life on smartphones has always been a touchy issue for most smartphone users.

Apple CEO Tim Cook on India, Steve Jobs, missteps and more
Apple CEO Tim Cook is a man of few words.

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IIT council plans to raise number of student intakes to 1 lakh by 2020
The IIT council will consider a proposal according to which 30,000 additional non-resident students will be allowed to study in these institutes in the next three years. According to sources, in the meeting of the IIT council, which is scheduled to take place on August 23, the proposal suggesting in-take of non-resident students will be discussed.

CBSE making interim arrangements for schools in Sringar
Central Board of Secondary Education is making interim arrangements by engaging retired teachers for teaching class XII students studying in five affiliated schools in Sringar affected due to curfews and disruptions in normal life.

SSC Translator Combined Recruitment 2016: Results declared

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Conjoined twins unlikely to undergo separation surgery
The twins have a common thorax, spine, heart, abdomen, stomach and pelvis and are currently under the observation of doctors in the Sion Hospital.

Maharashtra BJP offers jobs to kin of Mahad bridge collapse victims
A team of BJP leaders, led by senior leader Prasad Lad today visited over 15 families of the deceased in Raigad and Ratnagiri districts and offered jobs to the kin of the victims.

Court to pass order on doctors bail plea on Aug 18

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Delhi assembly's first speaker Charti Lal Goel passes away

Manja kills 3-year-old, two others in Delhi NCR

Nitin Gadkari wants to silence horns
Expressing support for TOI’s ongoing ‘No Honking Drive’, road transport minister Nitin Gadkari has appealed to people not to honk unless it’s absolutely necessary.

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'It's harassment if you stare at a woman for 14 seconds'
Senior Kerala IPS officer Rishi Raj Singh has created a furore with his comment that if a man stares annoyingly at a woman for 14 seconds he can be charged with harassment. However not everyone was amused with Singh's specific definition of harassament with sports minister EP Jayarajan terming the comments as "disgusting".

Anyone listening? Stop honking, else you might not be able to hear soon

1 yr after hike, MLAs pitch for another raise in pay
Almost one year after they were awarded a 40% hike in their salaries, Karnataka legislators are now demanding another raise ­ 25% on their current salary ­ to make it on par with MLAs and MLCs of other states.

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Telangana gets 450 more MBBS seats
In good news for medical aspirants, the number of MBBS seats in private medical colleges has been increased by 450 from this academic year.

Telangana gets 450 more MBBS seats
In good news for medical aspirants, the number of MBBS seats in private medical colleges has been increased by 450 from this academic year. The decision to increase seats from the existing 1,900 seats to 2,350 in private medical colleges for the 2016-2017 session was taken by the Supreme Court-Mandated Oversight Committee On Medical Council of India (SCMOCMCI) which granted permission to three new colleges to start operations.

After HC rap on land GO govt orders SIA for SRDP
Jolted by the recent developments related to the proposal of land acquisition under GO 123, especially observations of the Hyderabad High Court on the GO, the state government has decided to play it safe with its Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP) to avoid complications related to land acquisition for the project.

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She runs a crematorium, breaking barriers
The winner of this year’s Kalpana Chawla Award for Courage and Daring Enterprise is a 40-year-old mother of twins. But Jayanthi is no naive homemaker.

Accolades galore for this innovator
For 23-year-old Nagercoil resident Masha Nazeem, getting the prestigious state youth award from Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa at Fort St George on Independence Day was yet another addition to her cap of feathers. She has won many international and national honours, met former President the late APJ Abdul Kalam six times and has impressed Indian Railways and Election Commission with her inventions.

City laboratories take kinder, greener route to experiment
Even as pharma and cosmetic companies continue animal trials and testing, the laboratory at the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (KMCH) has set an example and cut down on the number of animals used for experiments and research.

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HC partly quashes ordinance abolishing NRI quota in Gujarat medical colleges
The court observed that there was "no reason to remove the NRI quota entirely" as this amounted to violation of Supreme Court order in the PA Inamdar case and was unconstitutional.

Kejriwal pays homage to Pramukh Swami

Gujarat roads blocked after attack on Dalits
Marking the end of the Dalit Asmita Yatra on Sunday, Gujarat’s Dalits vowed not to remove cow carcasses and issued an ultimatum to the Vijay Rupani government: provide land for livelihood or face a mega ‘rail roko’. Soon after, they blocked a coastal highway, alleging that 11 of them were attacked and injured when they were returning from the rally.

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Two AU aspirants held for circulating question paper on WhatsApp
A candidate appearing in the Law entrance test of Allahabad University at Allahabad Degree College (Kydganj campus), was caught red-handed while trying to click the picture of the question paper and sending the same to another student on Whatsapp. An FIR has been lodged against the candidate at Kydganj police station and he has been send to jail.

42 cases settled at Lok Adalat
A national Lok Adalat was organised by the Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Allahabad, on Saturday and several recovery suits of bank loans were settled.

When Indian police stns turned sleuths for British
To keep an eye on Indians

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Security officer made to buckle Odisha minister's sandals

Mega food park in the offing for Deogarh district

Gajapati 'confinement' triggers unrest

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Chopper rescues man stranded in Datia district
A man was rescued by air force chopper from Sindh river island in Bagdor village of Datia district on Sunday. Bhajanlal Batham along with his son Shailesh had gone out for fishing when suddenly the water in Sindh river rose to danger level.

More rain expected with back to back system formation
Officials of meteorological department, Bhopal circle, said city would continue to witness showers in coming days as well.There are systems over Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which would have its impact in city and state.

Minor becomes pregnant after rape
A 16-year-old girl of Vidisha turned pregnant after rape in a Bhopal village. She was raped by a youth, who threatened her of dire consequences if she revealed about it to anyone. The incident took place in Padaria when the minor visited her aunt's place in May.

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'SAD-BJP meddling in PSPCL affairs'

Brar's aide Jalbuti returns to Cong
Manjeet Singh Jalbuti, a confidant of expelled Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar who had resigned from the party in January this year, returned to the party on Sunday.

Two boys found dead in Sangrur guest house
Two college going boys hailing from Dhuri in Sangrur district were found dead in a guest house near the bus stand under mysterious circumstances on Sunday.

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