Thursday, 1 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Gold extends losses on weak global cues; silver up

Thursday, September 01, 2016
Today's Headlines

Gold extends losses on weak global cues; silver up
Falling for a fourth straight day, gold prices cracked below the Rs 31,000-mark by losing another Rs 100 to Rs 30,950 per 10 grams on Thursday, picking weak overseas cues amid muted demand from jewellers in the domestic spot market.

Subsidised LPG rate hiked by Rs 2 per cylinder
The price of subsidized cooking gas (LPG) was on Thursday hiked by about Rs 2 per cylinder, third increase since July, while the jet fuel price was cut by 3.8 per cent. A subsidized 14.2-kg cylinder will now cost Rs 425.06 in Delhi as against Rs 423.09 previously.

15 states ratified GST, a step away from prez nod
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill ratified by 15 states, awaits the magical number of 16 before it is sent to the president for his assent. Meanwhile, India Inc has pitched for an 18 per cent standard rate.

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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.

Barack Obama links conservation to climate change
Standing beneath the forest-green peaks of the Sierra Nevada, President Barack Obama drew a connection between conservation efforts and stopping global warming, describing the two environmental challenges as inseparably linked.

Plants less thirsty as climate warms: Study

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Turkey discharges 820 more military personnel
Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency says more than 800 further personnel have been discharged from the military in the latest crackdown following July's abortive coup.

Japan woos Russia in face of rising China
Japan is hoping the lure of deeper economic ties with Russia will strengthen strategic relations in the face of a rising China, but skeptics question whether the approach will generate a breakthrough in a decades-old territorial dispute.

'No legal status for those who enter US illegally'
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump issued a stern warning on Wednesday to people intent on sneaking into the United States, saying those who enter illegally would never obtain legal status.

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Genes influence how you feel about your weight
Genes contribute to self-perceived weight status among young adults, especially among women, a new research has claimed. "And we found the effect is much stronger for women than men," said lead study author Robbee Wedow from University of Colorado Boulder in the US.

We're significantly short in space: Isro Chief

India to launch 68 more commercial launched this year
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is likely to launch another 68 commercial satellites in the remainder of this financial year, Rakesh S, chairman and managing director of Antrix, Isro’s commercial arm, said on Tuesday.

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IFA 2016: Catch all the action
IFA is Europe's biggest gadget and technology trade show. Like every year, IFA 2016 too promises to see the launch of products that will set the tech agenda for the rest of the year.

Reliance Jio: 9 things it offers to customers
At the company's 42nd annual general meeting for shareholders, Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani unleashed disruption in the country's telecom industry.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: Your best business partner
The South Korean giant launched its flagship phone, the Note 7 in India recently at a price tag of Rs 59,990. We played around with the device and here is our complete review.

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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

FixNix launches university for polytechnic students
Inspired by Zoho University and its founder Sridhar Vembu's effort in mobilising talent from polytechnics, Chennai-based FixNix, a Saas startup, has launched FixNix University.

70% of IIT-B students skip daily bath, 40% wish to live on with pals
Six of 10 residents at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) showered once every two or three days, finding the “task” taxing. A small 10% that took a bath just once a week and just about 30% took a bath everyday.

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Vakratunda Mela to showcase designer Ganeshas
Vakratunda Mela to be held until September 6 at Nirmitee in Dadar will showcase a collection of designer Ganeshas and Indian handicrafts. The main objective is to preserve and promote traditional Indian arts, crafts and paintings. The elephant headed God will appear in different forms, presenting the country’s culture and art form.

The scapegoats of the Rs 2,232 crore hawala racket
A waiter and a flower vendor who don't even have bank accounts are shown as owners of fake import-export firms by the scam masterminds.

Traffic cop hit on head by helmetless biker brothers dies
Vilas Shinde (53), the traffic cop who was repeatedly hit on the head with a wooden stick by a teen biker and his elder brother who were stopped at Khar for riding helmetless, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday

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Sacked minister Sandeep Kumar betrayed AAP movement: Arvind Kejriwal
Former minister Sandeep Kumar, who was sacked over an "objectionable" CD on Wednesday, has betrayed the AAP movement, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday. "We never try to cover up wrongdoings when evidence comes up against our ministers or party workers, unlike other parties," the Delhi CM said.

Delhi minister sacked over alleged sex tape says he's being targeted because he's dalit
The Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar, who was sacked yesterday over a sex tape controversy, said on Wednesday that he's not on the tape and is being targeted because he's dalit.

Rains continue to lash Delhi-NCR for second day
For a second consecutive day, rains greeted the morning commuters. Intermittent rains since morning, following by a heavy downpour since 8.30 resulted into waterlogged roads.

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Govt to FSL: Give priority to farmer suicides
Till now, FSL, whose reports are considered foolproof scientific evidence, was focusing on cases pertaining to sexual offences and high-profile crimes.

Man enters PG to rob, rapes woman
He first asked for gold, valuables and cash.On finding nothing, he raped the woman he intended to rob.

TN woman raped at knife point in Bengaluru
A 20-year-old employee of an IT company has been allegedly raped at knife point by an unidentified man at her paying guest accommodation in Bengalurua top police official said.

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Cash-for-vote: ACB says probing the role of all accused
The Telangana Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday informed the ACB Court here that it is investigating the role of all those involved in the cash-for-vote scam case after registering an FIR in May 2015.

Pulichintala: AP releases Rs 60 cr for rehab of flood-hit Telangana villages
The issue of rehabilitation of these villages had been hanging fire for the past two years ever since the bifurcation of united Andhra Pradesh.

Traffic curbs at Dhoolpet
As transportation of Ganesh idols from Dhoolpet area is likely to start from Thursday, police have imposed traffic restrictions till 2 pm on Saturday.

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Madras HC stays defamation proceedings against Nakkeeran editor

Now, govt employees in Tamil Nadu can avail nine months maternity leave
The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu has fulfilled one more election promise by increasing the maternity leave of government employees from six months to nine months.

Keralite who died in Australia was poisoned by wife, her lover
Nobody believed Sam Abraham, 34, when he told his family last year that he would most likely be dead soon and that it was just a matter of time.

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After UPA, Modi govt refuses funds for lion conservation
Greater Gir remains the last habitat of Asiatic lions on earth, and it seems to have no place in the Centre’s Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats (IDWH).

Clicking selfies at tourist spots and railway stations could land you in trouble in Ahmedabad
Clicking selfies at tourist spots and railway stations could land you in trouble. Following a directive from the Union ministry of tourism, the state tourism department has begun marking areas where taking selfies is risky and could lead to accidents. On railway platforms, clicking a selfie could get you arrested.

High court pulls up govt over poor condition of women shelter homes
The Gujarat high court on Wednesday oTNNnce again pulled up the government for poor administration of shelter homes for women.

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Chaos at Allahabad railway station

Priyanka will decide on joining politics on her own, Sheila Dikshit says

Local Congress leader announces vegetables as reward for tracing two UP BJP leaders

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Railway Protection Force jawan pushed off moving train, injured
An RPF jawan identified as Bhubaneswar Thakur, 42, was seriously injured after some miscreants allegedly pushed him off a moving train near Kesinga railway station in Kalahandi district, about 400 km from here.

Attacked Telkoi MLA calls on Naveen, seeks protection
BJD MLA from Telkoi, met chief minister Naveen Patnaik at his residence on Wednesday seeking protection.He was recently attacked during a party meeting in Keonjhar district.

BJD plays tribal card against Centre
Cornered by the opposition attack over some recent tribal issues, the ruling BJD on Wednesday played the tribal card against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre.

More Bhubaneswar News»

Rape horror: Cops fight over turf
Horror unfolded in the state capital, a day after the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), 2015, reaffirmed Madhya Pradesh's tag as the rape capital of India.

Life term to 2 for killing, bid to burn body
A local court on Wednesday sentenced a woman to life imprisonment for murdering her son and then attempting to burn his body. The court also sentenced brother of deceased to same term for same offence.

Biomed waste scam: Green panel seeks report from Hamidia hosp
TOI has on August 24 reported about medical waste being reused, with injection bottles being manually washed and neatly packed for sale at entrance to surgery ward.

More Bhopal News»

Congress demands talk on 'growing crime' in Punjab
Punjab Congress chief spokesperson Sunil Jakhar on Wednesday demanded discussion in the upcoming assembly session from September 8.

Hooda denies links with perpetrators of Jat violence
"I am ready to be hanged if me or any member of my family is found linked with anybody involved in the violence in Rohtak or any other place.

Mewat gang-rape: Haryana CM sets up SIT
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) headed by a senior police officer of the level of an additional director general of police (ADGP) or inspector general of police (IGP) to investigate all aspects of the Mewat gang-rape and double murder incidents.

More Chandigarh News»

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