Thursday, 8 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Gold falls off 30-month high on low demand; weak global cues

Thursday, September 08, 2016
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Gold falls off 30-month high on low demand; weak global cues
Traders said a muted demand from jewellers at the prevailing higher levels and a weak trend overseas mainly contributed to the fall in gold prices. In worldwide trade, gold fell 0.33 per cent to USD 1,345 an ounce in New York in yesterday's trade.

Maruti Suzuki India to consider stock-split proposal
With a number of shareholders asking for a stock-split, country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today said it will put the matter before the company's board for taking it forward. Shareholders of the company have been saying that such a move would increase retail participation in MSI's scrip.

Stop following me, Urjit Patel tells securitymen
Urjit Patel who stepped in as the 24th governor on Tuesday is unlikely to do anything as adventurous as his distant predecessor. But chances are the reclusive economist would be conveniently lost in the crowd as he takes an afternoon walk to have a quick bite of Dabeli, the Kathiyawadi bun-burger ­­ as no RBI security officer would be tailing him.

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Migrating birds travel faster in spring: Study
Migrating birds fly faster and put more effort into staying on course in spring than in fall, racing to arrive to their breeding grounds as soon as possible to get an edge in raising the next generation, a new study has found.

Warmer oceans have caused changes in Earth: Report

Four out of six great apes near extinction: Report
Four of the six great apes, including the Eastern Gorilla, the largest living primate and one of our closest cousins, are now 'Critically Endangered' and just one step away from extinction due to illegal hunting, according to a new report.

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Heavy fighting as Taliban breach southern Afghan city

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam at court for questioning
Abdeslam, 26, who has twice refused to answer anti-terror judges' questions since he was transferred to France from Belgium in April, was brought to the court in a heavily guarded convoy.

US will go after Baghdadi same way as Laden: Clinton

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Electric fans may make elderly feel hotter, not colder: Study
While electric fans keep young adults cooler by increasing the evaporation of sweat, they may, surprisingly, have the opposite effect for those above the age of 60, suggests new research.

Face transplants: The ups and downs
A major procedure, it helps many patients resume basic tasks such as breathing, eating and speaking, and restores non-verbal communication through smiles and frowns. For many, the big change is being able to appear in public without being stared at.

Isro starts countdown for GSLV-F05 launch
The countdown for the launch of Isro's advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR on-board GSLV-F05 commenced at 11.10 hours on Wednesday, the space agency said. Earlier, the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorization Board cleared the countdown.

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Apple discontinues iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus after iPhone 7 launch
This also means that Indian users now have only three iPhone ranges to choose from. The series is led by the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, followed by the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, and finally the iPhone SE.

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: 11 best new features

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: The new iPhones have something missing
The new Apple iPhone has something missing: The small socket millions of us have used for years to plug in headphones.

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NSUI releases a special manifesto for northeast students
In the manifesto, the student's wing of the Congress, promises to build four hostels for students from the region, a cultural centre, and an alumni body. The manifesto also promises to ensure that Hindi language is not made a compulsory subject for northeastern students, among other things.

Assigning teachers non-academic work unconstitutional, says Supreme Court
The court directed that the 32 teachers who are working as private secretaries to lawmakers in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh be relieved of their current responsibilities. Justice Dipak Misra and Justice C. Nagappan asked two state governments to issue their posting orders within a week and thereafter gave the 32 teachers three weeks' time to join their new postings in schools.

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.

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GEAC invites comments on release of genetically engineered mustard

Count of common birds on Sept 11 by BNHS
Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has announced bird count for the monsoon season on the September 11, under its initiative Common Bird Monitoring Programme. BNHS has invited bird watchers, NGOs, ornithologists, and nature lovers to participate in this count which will be conducted across three seasons on a pan-India level. This programme is based on scientific methodology leading to data collection and in turn conservation of neighborhood species.

Fire at Express Towers, Mumbai
A fire broke out at Express Towers building at Nariman Point on Thursday afternoon. The fire erupted on the 20th floor of the building and everyone from the structure was immediately evacuated. Seven fire engines were sent to the site.

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Sukhbir Badal has got fake CDs made against me: Arvind Kejriwal
Taking pot shots at the ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab, Aam Aadmi party head and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and SAD president Sukhbir Badal has got fake CDs made against him.

JNUSU elections: Everybody wants a bit of Babasaheb Ambedkar

AAP leader Ashutosh appears before NCW
"I appeared before them (NCW) because I have faith in the Constitution of this country and the institutions established by it," Ashutosh told reporters after coming out of the NCW office.

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Karnataka bandh: Petrol bunks, eateries to shut down on Friday
Petrol bunks in city and other parts of the state will remain shut through the day on Friday with Karnataka Petrol Bunks Owners Association extending support to the Karnataka Bandh called by pro-Kannada organisations and farmer unions, to protest against the Supreme Court directive to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

Dog-napped at knifepoint. that's a thing now

Karnataka bandh: Over 6 lakh lorries to stay off the roads on friday

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Spinal cord injury awareness month: All you need to know
Here's a lowdown on the basics related to spinal cord injuries

Realty check! Emerging hubs built on violations
Sprawling land parcels dotting Rajendranagar and Nizampet, and other emerging hotspots for mid-sized realty projects, are fast turning into dens for illegal constructions.

Students bring traffic to halt, demand foot-over-bridge
Demand for a foot-over-bridge in front of the Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology (MJCET), Banjara Hills, Road No 2, grew louder after over 200 students poured into the street on Wednesday, halting the vehicular movement for close to an hour.

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Woman hacked to death in Chennai
Police identified the deceased as S Lakshmi, who was DMK’s women wing organiser in the 42nd ward.

Now, Tamil study material for open school
To cater to needs of learners in the Tamil medium, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is introducing study material in Tamil at the Class 10 level for 11 subjects.

Not a dog's life: Marina strays to get ID
If animal welfare activists have their way, stray dogs on the Marina will soon possess their own ID, complete with photograph and distinguishing marks, entitling them to special privileges.

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2 held for arranging jobs in FCI on fake documents
Shaherkotda police on Wednesday nabbed two persons Vivekkumar Upadhyay 23, resident of West Champaran in Bihar and Ritesh Roshan of Jamshedpur in Jharkhand for managing jobs for six 10 youths of Vankaner and Chandigarh in Food Corporation of India based fake documents. Offence is registered against the two at city police station in Vankaner.

Chain snatchers' bikes ram into bus, 2 arrested
What looked like an accident between a bike and an AMTS bus turned out to be a hot chase for Maninagar cops who at last caught two chain snatchers who slipped in front of an AMTS bus while snatching a chain from a woman from near Krishnabaugh cross roads in Maninagar on Tuesday evening.

Kalupur Swamirayan case: Cops arrest Swami Ghanshyam Prasad
In a significant development crime branch of Ahmedabad cracked the case of defaming saints of Kalupur Swaminarayan temple by arresting Swami Ghanshyam Prasad of Vadodara for allegedly uploading objectionable posts on social networking site against Swaminarayan saints of Kalupur temple.

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Health officials gear up to tackle dengue scare in city
On Wednesday, the six samples that were sent to microbiology department for testing were found negative for dengue.However, a Pratapgarh-based dengue positive patient was admitted at SRN hospital for treatment.

Gau-dham in a shambles, cows at sea

Mathura violence: court to examine all chargesheets
The Allahabad high court on Wednesday directed the state government to provide copy of charge sheets filed against 101 accused of Jawaharbagh violence to the petitioners within 15 days.

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BJD saves Vyasanagar as councillors stay away
In a sigh of relief for the BJD, the trust vote against Vyasanagar municipality chairperson Sabita Rout was rejected on Wednesday in the absence of required number of councillors.

Water recedes, bringing relief to flood-hit villages
The water level of Subarnarekha river has started receding bringing relief to several villages lying in its catchment area in Balasore district, which were marooned for the last two days.

BJD has Dharmendra Pradhan in crosshairs
Two days after Union oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan took potshots at the state government over its teacher-on-call scheme, two senior BJD leaders decided to take on the central minister.

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Use irrigation water fully: MP minister
Minister for water resources, public relations and parliamentary affairs Narottam Mishra hold a meeting with water resources department's officials at Mantralaya and reviewed extension of irrigation projects. Minister Mishra instructed to complete under construction irrigation projects soon.

Centre moves to amend mining regulations and Act
As part of its attempt to reduce injuries and fatalities in mines, the Central Government is working a plan to amend the Coal Mines Regulation, Metalliferous Mines Regulations, Oil Mines Regulations and the Mines Act.

Give us plates for our midday meals, kids tell PM

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CBI arrests Haryana judge in connection with wife's murder
In a sudden development in the Gurgaon's sensational Geetanjali Garg murder case, the CBI has arrested her husband Ravneet Garg, a civil judge (senior division) in Haryana, on Wednesday late night. Ravneet was produced before special CBI court Panchkula on Thursday, which has sent him for five days remand.

Railway officials give surprised check at Kalka railway station

AAP orders probe, police tracing woman

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