Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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British Airways, Qatar Airways sign revenue-sharing deal
British Airways has signed a revenue-sharing agreement with Qatar Airways, allowing the pair to co-operate on scheduling and pricing, BA's owner IAG said in a statement on Wednesday. State-owned Qatar Airways owns 20 percent of IAG.

Greek PM expects 'positive news' on debt by year end
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he expected a positive outcome to discussions on debt relief for the country this year. Greece's debt pile corresponds to 176 percent of its national output. Lenders have promised to look at how Greece's debt mountain can be made sustainable.

Sensex starts with gains amid Asia overhang
Market got off to a positive start despite weak Asian cues as the benchmark Sensex rebounded over 68 points on Wednesday on value-buying in select blue-chip stocks.

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Hyd pup wins PETA's 'Cutest Indian Dog Alive' contest
After hundreds of votes and careful deliberation by judges from the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, Rosco, whose guardian is Spandana Raj, beat out nine other finalists to win PETA's 5th annual 'Cutest Indian Dog Alive' contest.

Over 90 per cent of world breathing bad air: WHO
Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation said, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. The problem is most acute in cities, but air in rural areas is worse, WHO experts said.

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'
The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a report released on Monday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures on poaching.

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Police in California kill black man acting erratically
Police in a California city fatally shot a black man who had been acting erratically, prompting protesters to quickly gather and accuse officers of an unjustified killing. The shooting on Tuesday afternoon in El Cajon, 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of San Diego, was the latest in a string of killings of black men by police that have fueled outrage across America.

Aleppo bombers will have to 'answer before God': Pope

Dubai airport shuts airspace for nearly 30 minutes due to drone activity
Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international travel, closed its airspace for almost 30 minutes on Wednesday morning due to unauthorised drone activity, causing flights to be disrupted for nearly an hour.

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New herbal drug developed by CSIR promises better management of diabetes

SCATSAT-1 is a global mission: ISRO
The SCATSAT-1 satellite launched by India for detection of cyclone and weather forecasting was a global mission and its services would be utilised by American space agency NASA and European Space Agency EUMETSAT, ISRO said. ISRO had yesterday launched SCATSAT-1 along with seven other satellites.

Man boobs, panic and diarrhoea: The embarrassing side effects of the 'Superman supplements'

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Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus price details revealed, goes up to Rs 92,000
The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB, 128GB and 256GB will cost Rs 72,000, Rs 82,000 and Rs 92,000 respectively

Apple slashes prices of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus by up to Rs 22,000
Apple has announced biggest-ever price drop for its smartphones in India. Under the new pricing, iPhone 6S (128GB), carying an MRP of Rs 82,000, will now be available at an MRP of Rs 60,000. iPhone 6s Plus (128GB) will now be available at an MRP of Rs 70,000, the smartphone too has received a price cut of Rs 22,000. Apple's 4-inch smartphone iPhone SE, too has got a price cut. The 64GB version of iPhone SE will now be available at Rs 44,000.

WhatsApp privacy policy challenged in Delhi High Court: 5 things to know
A public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court (HC) challenges the change in WhatsApp's privacy policy.

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Indian universities go headhunting abroad

Recalling 1975 order only way for IIM faculty quota?
The dominant view in many IIMs is that the only way to resolve the demand for reservations in faculties in the premier institutes could be through the withdrawal of the 1975 HRD ministry order that exempted them from having quotas.

NEET hits capitation fee, private medical colleges hike tuition charges

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Over 3,273 MT of mung procured

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis gives civic agencies 15 days to fill all potholes on Mumbai roads

Proud of you: Rishi Kapoor on son Ranbir's 34th birthday
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) On actor Ranbir Kapoor's 34th birthday, his proud father Rishi Kapoor said he wants his son to focus on doing good work.

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'Mumbai wealthiest city in India with total wealth of $820 bn'
New Delhi, Sep 28 () India's financial capital Mumbai, home to 45,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, is the wealthiest city in the country with total wealth of USD 820 billion, says a report.

Dengue: Two more deaths, toll rises to 21
New Delhi, Sep 28 () Two more deaths due to dengue, including that of young boy, have been reported in Delhi, which took to 21 the number of fatalities due to the vector-borne disease in the national capital.

Ink row: In a first, EC indicts Har Assembly official
New Delhi, Sep 28 () Indicting Haryana Assembly secretary in the ink row during Rajya Sabha poll, Election Commission today recommended disciplinary action against him for concealment of facts and negligence while ordering lodging of an FIR against "unknown persons".

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Bengaluru, Sep 28 {} Following are BengaluruBengaluru, Sep 28 {} Following are Bengaluru Doordarshan Kendra programmes for Thursday, September 29.

Oppn against release of water to TN as per SC's fresh order
Bengaluru, Sep 28 () The Opposition in Karnataka today asked the state government at an all party meeting here not to release till tomorrow 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as per the Supreme Court's fresh order.

Infosys unveils modular e-commerce platform
Bengaluru, Sep 28 (IANS) Software major Infosys Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a mobile first and modular platform to drive e-commerce programmes across retail channels.

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Apollo Hospitals launches Heart Failure Clinic in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Sep 28 () Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, today announced the launch of 'Heart Failure Clinic', a dedicated Heart Failure Clinic at the hospital on the eve of World Heart Day.

Telangana inks MoU with ISRO to promote education
Hyderabad, Sep 28 (IANS) The Telangana government on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to improve services of its educational channel 'Mana TV'.

Hyderabad pup wins PETA's 'Cutest Indian Dog Alive' contest
Hyderabad, Sep 28 () After hundreds of votes and careful deliberation by judges from the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, Rosco, whose guardian is Spandana Raj, beat out nine other finalists to win PETA's 5th annual 'Cutest Indian Dog Alive' contest.

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Jaya announces bonus worth Rs 476 cr for state PSU employees
Chennai, Sep 28 () Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced bonus to the tune of Rs 476.71 crore to the employees of various state public sector undertaking companies, in view of forthcoming festive season. About 3.

CB-CID to probe Hindu Munnani activist's murder
Chennai, Sep 28 () The probe into the murder of a Hindu outfit activist in Coimbatore was today transferred to CB-CID police even as several BJP workers and leaders were detained here for trying to stage a protest over the killing.

Nothing more exciting than working with Prabhudheva: Tamannaah
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who is gearing up for the release of upcoming trilingual horror-comedy "Devi", says nothing could excite her more than the opportunity to share screen space with actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva.

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Ahmedabad police registers offence against dalit leader Jignesh Mevani

Unesco team in Ahmedabad begins inspection

Gujarat tops in tracing fingerprints from crime spots: Report

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NSSO survey from Oct 1

Woman, child die as house collapses in Meja tehsil

List of AUSU contestants declared
The Allahabad University on Tuesday declared the final list of candidates found suitable to contest the AUSU elections.

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Number of foreign tourists visiting Odisha declining: Minister
Bhubaneswar, Sep 28 () The number of foreign tourists to Odisha is showing a decline though the rate of domestic tourists visiting the state has marginally increased, state Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Chandra Panda said today.

Man duped of 95K by two women from Assam
A 31-year-old man from Sundargarh's Sankara was duped of Rs 95,000 by two women from Assam in January this year.The matter came to light when Mantu Sharma filed a complaint with Sundargarh police recently.

Glass palace at Rasulgarh for puja
The Rasulgarh puja pandal will dazzle and glitter like never before as it will be made up of bangles, glasses and mirrors.

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Malnutrition deaths in Sheopur: NHRC serves notice to MP chief secretary

Vijaywargiya criticises custodial torture of RSS worker
Bhopal, Sep 28 () Taking umbrage at the alleged beating of an RSS worker by police in Madhya Pradesh's Balaghat district, BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya has questioned how the bureaucracy got so bold and termed the assault as an "unpardonable" act.

Babulal Gaur to campaign in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls

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Badal meets families of war martyrs
Chandigarh, Sep 28 () Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the demand of war widows for allotment of land, as per government's policy, or compensation in lieu thereof would be met.

Proffesor drags President, Prime Minister to Draupadi's defence
If it is wrong to discuss well-known author Mahasweta Devi's works by correlating them to current circumstances, then the President and Prime Minister of India too have done something wrong. After all, they had expressed grief at her death recently.

Pathankot on red alert; search continues for armed men
Security agencies carried out a night-long search operation in Pathankot district of Punjab to look for some armed men seen by local residents, police said on Wednesday.

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