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Sunday, September 04, 2016
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Bhattacharya hopes to kick off SBI merger by Oct-end

Macro data to influence trading this week
Stock markets would take cues from the monthly data announcement of the country's services sector, global trends and quarterly numbers of bluechips ONGC, Gail and Coal India in a holiday-shortened week ahead, say experts.

There's no free lunch in economics: Rajan
Outgoing RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Saturday rejected the idea of the government taking a special dividend from the central bank for recapitalization of public sector lenders, saying 'there is no free lunch'.

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Ladakhis want tourists to use dry toilets, save water
Residents of Ladakh, reeling under a severe water crisis, want tourists to use traditional dry toilets instead of the commonly-used flush ones. To save water, Ladakhis use traditional composting or dry toilets, while most of the hotels in the cities have flush toilets

Scientists name new fish after Barack Obama 
Scientists are set to name a new fish after US President Barack Obama honouring his decision to create a new protected area off the Hawaiian coast.

Study sounds alarm for Africa's forest elephants
Even without poachers, Central Africa's forest elephants would need almost a century to get their numbers back up to 2002 levels, said a study that pried into the elusive creatures' slow-breeding ways.

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US, Russia far from deal on Syria, Obama says
Obama said the US and Russia still have "grave differences'' about what is needed to end Syria's civil war. "I think it's premature for us to say there's a clear path forward, but there's the possibility at least for us to make some progress, '' Obama said.

Bus, fuel tanker collision kills 35 in Afghanistan

Dhaka cafe attack mastermind's deputy killed
The 'second-in-command' of Bangladesh's homegrown extremist outfit who trained the militants for carrying out the cafe siege, the country's worst terror attack, was killed in a raid on their hideout, police said. Murad was identified as the deceased during a raid on a house in Dhaka last night.

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Chinese scientists successfully convert sand into soil

New treatment may prevent cancer recurrence
Scientists have found that immunotherapy can destroy majority of dormant cancer cells that become resistant to chemotherapy and combining the two treatments may help prevent cancer recurrence. To make this discovery, researchers treated breast cancer cells with a common chemotherapeutic agent.

This dolphin has learned to breathe through mouth
In a first, researchers in New Zealand have observed a dolphin breathing through its mouth after it developed a faulty blowhole. Dolphins have until now been known to use their blowholes to breathe and the new discovery highlights the animal's ability to adapt.

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11 hot cameras for photography lovers
Till some years back, we had full-fledged digital cameras to click scenic images and shots that we wanted to cherish in future.

Quit texting, video calling is the way forward
There are several mobile operators (like Airtel and Vodafone) which provide 4G services to customers in various metros and small towns of India.

Here's why EU tax on Apple may have political tinge
The European Commission denies that its shock demand that Apple hand 13 billion euros in back taxes to Ireland is, in the pungent phrase of Apple CEO Tim Cook, "total political crap".

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After scam, Bihar to link exams to Aadhaar
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is set to become the country’s first state board to link students’ examination forms with their Aadhaar numbers to avoid duplication and facilitate easy access to documents.

Foreign students slam Hindi institute for dirty hostels
HRD ministry has sought a detailed report from Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, on allegations by many foreign students that the institute has turned a blind eye to pathetic living conditions in the hostel.

NCERT seeks Institute of National Importance status from govt
the HRD ministry is considering a demand of the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for granting it 'Institute of National Importance' status so that it can confer degrees and start courses on teaching. IITs and IISc have been granted this status by an act of Parliament.

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CR cancels Sunday megablock for Ganpati festival

Tribal girl beats odds, gets MBBS seat
The 19-year-old tribal girl from Jharkhand has made it to the city's Grant Medical college after securing an All India Rank of 8 in the Schedule Tribe-Physically handicapped category in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.

Asked for papers, drunk driver knocks cop over in Mumbai
In another instance of a traffic cop being assaulted by a stark raving mad motorist, a constable on duty in Thane on Saturday was knocked over by a driver — drunk at 9 in the morning — and was pinned to the front corner of his Maruti Ertiga as he drove on while his friend sat in the front seat.

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Nurses in Delhi end stir after two arrests, threat of FIRs
The indefinite strike by nurses in the capital that began on Friday was called off on Saturday evening. Earlier, the Delhi government had threatened to lodge FIRs under Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) against those who stayed off from work.

Delhi-Jaipur highway most fatal with 190 deaths a year in 2010-15
The Delhi-Jaipur stretch of NH-8 continues to be one of the deadliest highway corridors in the country with an average of 191 deaths annually between 2010 and 2015.

24-year-old rams BMW into pole, dies

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On a wing and a frame
They aren't Satoshi Tajiri, the Japanese designer who was inspired by his insect collection to create the popular Pokemon Go game, but the city's dwindling insect collectors carefully preserve bugs and beetles to admire their forms and colours

Going pubbing in pursuit of trivia
He used to come from Yelahanka to Indiranagar every week to hang out with friends. Arvind Singh's weekly trips were owing to two Bengaluru institutions rolled into one ­ quizzing and pubbing ­ in the form of a pub quiz.

Glitzy shopping landmarks of the '90s are fast fading
​`Here today, gone tomorrow' might describe a poorly made Sandalwood flick's fortunes, but the phrase would be an apt description of how Bengaluru's shopaholics have been transacting over the years.

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No 'match' for a diabetic!

After 14-year jail, Pak man can't wait to go home

Venkaiah wants govt to celebrate Hyd Liberation Day on Sept 17

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Actor Trisha's stylist behind Sindhu's makeover
After winning an Olympic silver medal in Rio and inspiring numerous youngsters across the country to pick up badminton racquets, P V Sindhu is now making sure her style game is also on point.

Tamil Nadu MLAs turn Assembly into concert hall in Amma's praise
They may not be items on the House agenda, but item numbers in praise of Amma have certainly perked up proceedings in the first session of the 15th Tamil Nadu Assembly, which concluded on Friday.

Centre denies dam plans in Palar
Union minister of state for water resources Sanjeev Kumar Balyan has said that there was no proposal (dams) in Palar basin from Andhra Pradesh government for techno-economic appraisal in Central Water Commission (CWC).

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Dho dala: Soap passed off as Saudi riyals
A youth tried to help a peon working in his office to fulfil his dream of getting rich and ended up losing Rs 1 lakh.

RSS activist stabbed in Jamalpur, assailant held

Woman loses hand in bus accident
A 30-year-old woman, travelling in an AMTS bus in Maninagar on Saturday morning, lost her right hand when a GSRTC bus came from the opposite direction and passed the bus too closely.

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'Vishal' stage set to welcome BSP chief
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati would address divisional level 'Vishal Maharally' rally here on Sunday.Final touches have been given to the venue.A waterproof pandal is in place.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2016: This Chaturthi, Ganesha dons modern avatars too
Apart from traditional designs that are an essential part of the festivities, people are now seen deviating towards different avatars of Lord Ganesha.

Breakthrough in brain research by Allahabad University team
Identify Enzyme Activity Responsible For Ageing, Memory Loss

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Road named after Mother Teresa in Bhubaneswar

People block city road placing man's body, demand closure of liquor shops

Naveen's scheme in line with Modi's pet project 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao'
Launching the Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana here, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said it would be implemented in three districts - Dhenkanal, Angul and Ganjam where the sex ratio is 877, 899 and 908, respectively.

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Rape horror: Focus shifts to Hamidia
Earlier, the home minister spent time with the rape survivor and spoke to doctors to ensure proper treatment.He also talked to family members and promised justice and also compensation from the government.

Green Meadows residents tweet PM for 'justice'
Up in arms against shifting of Jinsi slaughter house at studfarm close to the vicinity of their houses, residents of Green Meadows got no assurance even from chief secretary Antony DeSa to stop the shifting.

2018 poll run-up: Tomar cautions motormouth ministers
Narendra Singh Tomar asked ministers and legislators to exercise restraint in their utterances and conduct in a manner that behoves public representatives.

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When elephants, and rhinos roamed in Rakhigarhi

CBI raids Hooda, officials in Rs 1,500 cr land grab case

AAP, youth Akali workers come to punches at Malout rally
Workers of Youth Akali Dal and AAP clashed at Bhagwant Mann's rally in Malout town of Muktsar district on Saturday afternoon.

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