Tuesday, 23 August 2016

[wanabidii] Top Headlines: Poor dam management, siltation responsible for Bihar flood

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Poor dam management, siltation responsible for Bihar flood
The Bansagar dam authority had opened 16 of its 18 gates on August 19, releasing a huge amount of water in one go. It led to the Ganga rising to unprecedented levels in Patna and elsewhere in Bihar and UP.
Rajnath heads to J&K for more talks
Home minister Rajnath Singh will begin a two-day visit to Srinagar on Wednesday that will see him hold a fresh review of the situation in Jammu & Kashmir, and hold a second round of meetings with the state’s various stakeholders to hear their grievances and suggestions.
No insurance claim for burglary sans violence: SC
The Supreme Court has ruled that a person or an entity can’t seek compensation on insured goods if theft happened without violence. The court said "The terms of the policy have to be construed as it is and we cannot add or subtract something"
Bombay HC raps Maharashtra on its dismal beach safety
A bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Amjad Sayed, was hearing a PIL for implementation of safety measures as per the September 8, 2006 government resolution.
Android Nougat: 8 devices set to get Android’s next big update first
Google’s next big Android update is here. The company has announced that its Android 7.0 Nougat OS update has moved out of beta and will start rolling out to general users.
Android 7.0 Nougat update rolls out worldwide, Nexus devices to get it first
The Android 7.0 Nougat OS version has finally moved out of beta and has started rolling out to general users. Search giant Google announced the same on its official blog post.
5 technologies that are fast making your passwords 'obsolete'
Here are five ways in which biometric solutions are making passwords redundant across the globe:
SAI, NADA junior officials involved in Narsingh sabotage: WFI
Refusing to budge from its stand, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) floated a new theory, alleging that some junior officials of SAI and NADA are responsible for Narsingh Yadav being handed a four-year ban for doping.
Easy money is spoiling cricketers: Glenn McGrath
"I think money should always be secondary. It's great that cricketers are earning good money. But if money is secondary and it's all about going out there, performing at their best and keeping themselves in best condition,' Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath said.
Floodlight malfunction grabs more attention than Pink ball
It was an inauspicious start to the inaugural day-night Duleep Trophy match with a major floodlight malfunction grabbing more attention than Pink ball making its first class debut in India. A power failure saw two stoppages in play with the second one leading to lights going off completely in a couple of floodlight towers.
Gautam Rode shooting for B'wood debut 'Aksar 2'
Gautam Rode, the television superstar who is behind three back-to-back successful male-dominated shows (Saraswatichandra, Mahakumbh and Suryaputra Karn), is set for something new.
Aamir Khan to play Sunil Dutt in Sanjay Dutt biopic?
It goes without saying that if Aamir, who has reportedly loved the screenplay, agrees to play the role, then he will pour his heart in the character and give his 100 per cent.
Shraddha Kapoor, not Alia Bhatt in 'Golmaal Again'?
It was always meant to be a toss-up between these two actresses. But, according to an insider, it is Shraddha Kapoor and not Alia Bhatt who has reportedly bagged 'Golmaal Again'.
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