Thursday, 15 September 2016

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Govt says info under domestic black money scheme confidential
Government on Thursday said information about those who declare their black money under the compliance window, ending September 30, will be kept confidential.

No plans to devalue rupee, market to determine value: Finance Ministry

Sensex extends gains, up 61 points

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NGT notice to Centre, UP on encroachments in Arthala lake
Rampant dumping of waste and encroachments on Arthala Lake located close to Hindon River in Ghaziabad on Thursday came under the lens of the National Green Tribunal which sought response from the Centre and UP government on the issue.

'Living fossil' crabs mysteriously dying in Japan

Polar bears losing crucial sea ice: Study
Polar bears are losing life-sustaining sea ice crucial for hunting, resting and breeding in all 19 regions of the Arctic they inhabit, a study warned on Wednesday. As climate change pushes up Arctic temperatures, ice is melting earlier in spring and re-freezing later in autumn, a team of researchers reported in The Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union.

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'I want Apple': Myanmar abuzz over end of US sanctions
Myanmar cheered a US promise to end sanctions on Thursday, with residents in its commercial capital clamouring for American brands while politicians and business moguls heralded a new era of transparency and trade.

235,000 Libyan migrants ready to head to Italy: UN

Animal sacrifices turn Dhaka streets into rivers of blood
Large-scale animal sacrifices marking the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha combined with heavy rains have turned the streets of Bangladesh's capital into rivers of blood.

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Belgium gets world's biggest pickled brain collection

Pluto 'spray-painting' poles of its big moon Charon
Methane and other gases from Pluto end up coating its moon Charon's frozen poles, which are so cold and where winters are so long that this buildup remains for decades. The study was reported in the journal Nature.

Gaia releases unique images of 1.1 billion stars
The largest ever survey of stars in the Milky Way was made public on Wednesday. Information on 1142 million stars was gathered by Gaia, a satellite launched by the European Space Administration (ESA) in July 2014. Wednesday's release also features the distances and the motions across the sky for more than two million stars.

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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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Assam Govt secondary schools to be declared tobacco-free zones
There are 4,316 government secondary schools in the state and out of these, all secondary schools in the districts of Lakhimpur, Baksa, Tinsukia, Udalguri, Sonitpur, Golaghat, Goalpara and Bongaigaon have been reported to be Tobacco-free Educational Institutions (TFEI), as per the submissions made by school inspectors to the Secondary Education Department.

DishTV to beam 32 HRD Ministry edu channels to viewers

Left alliance sweeps JNU polls
The Left Unity, an alliance of All India Students' Association (AISA) and the Students' Federation of India(SFI), on Saturday won all four top posts in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union elections.

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Fire breaks out at Hiranandani Tower in Mumbai

Ganesh immersions begin in Mumbai amid fanfare

Maharashtra bids adieu to lord ganesha after 11 days
The curtains fell on the 11-day long Ganeshotsav festivities - in which the elephant-headed god Lord Ganesh was worshipped - in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Anant Chaturdashi on Thursday.

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Chikungunya toll rises to 12 as old man from south Delhi dies
A 75-year-old man from south Delhi on Thursday succumbed to chikungunya complications at a Delhi hospital, taking to 12 the number of fatalities due to the vector-borne disease in the national capital that is battling a severe viral onslaught.

Chikungunya toll climbs to 11 in Delhi
Five more deaths from chikungunya complications were reported today at a private hospital in Delhi, while AIIMS confirmed one suspected case, taking to 11 the number of fatalities due to the vector-borne disease in the city that is grappling with a severe health crisis.

HANDS FULL - With 100 calls every hour, control room busy as ever

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Mob vandalizes farmhouse property, alleging cow slaughter in Bengaluru
Trapped inside their farm house on Jigani Main Road for over an hour, the family members denied they slaughter the cow and said they were slaughtering a bull on the day of Bakrid.

BSF constable arrested for molesting officer's daughhter
A 25-year-old BSF constable has been arrested for allegedly molesting the teenaged daughter of his superior officer, after barging into her house on Saturday (September 10). He also reportedly issued death threats to the victim's family when they decided to initiate action against him.

Arvind Kejriwal to go silent for a while after tongue surgery
Kejriwal won't be talking for a while. He underwent a surgery for chronic cough in Bangalore. According to his doctor, he suffered from "an enlarged soft palate and uvula in relation to a slight increase in the volume of the tongue". Simply put, his tongue is too big for his mouth.

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Heavy rainfall floods Hyderabad Zoo

Heavy rain washed away three in Ranga Reddy district

Two electrocuted during Ganesh idol immersion celebrations in Hyderabad
Two persons, including an advocate and an engineering student, were electrocuted during Ganesh idol immersion celebrations at Reddy Colony in Saidabad on Wednesday.

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Perambur Loco Workshop employees protest against lack of enough food in canteen
Less than two weeks after a strict attendance rule was implemented at Southern Railway's Locomotives Workshop in Perambur here, a labour problem erupted on the premises on Thursday morning.

Cauvery protests: Congress, IUML extend support to Tamil Nadu bandh
Congress and Indian Union Muslim League on Thursday announced their support to a bandh call given by farmers, traders and others in Tamil Nadu over the Cauvery issue.

Anna birth anniversary: Traffic affected in Chennai
Traffic on Anna Salai in Chennai came to a standstill on Thursday when chief minister J Jayalalithaa garlanded the statue of Annadurai on the arterial road on the occasion of the former chief minister’s birth anniversary.

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Fogging requests flood Ahmedabad civic body
Citizens Desperate To Destroy Mosquito Breeding Sites

Ganesh immersion today in Ahmedabad
Three Road Stretches Marked For Immersion Processions, Trucks

Schools must permit full-sleeved clothes
Notification To 50,000 Institutions

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Allahabad ready to welcome Rahul Gandhi
Apart from door-to-door campaigning, the entire route is bedecked with hoardings, banners, posters and welcome gates.

Three boys drown, their friends flee
Three students of class X of a city-based school were drowned at Arail ghat in Ganga river under Naini police station here on Wednesday.

Appeal to serve nation on festival of sacrifice
On the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, clerics urged Muslims to follow the path shown by Allah and to work for humanity.They also appealed to them to contribute to the country's development and progress.

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Odisha men most undernourished: Annual Health Survey
Sixteen years after Naveen Patnaik assumed the state’s reign, Odisha still portrays a story of abject poverty and deprivation. In a reflection of its starving mass, the state has the highest prevalence of undernourished male and under-weight female, the latest Annual Health Survey (AHS) Part II said.

Parents gherao education minister, seek probe into student death
Akshay Dalbehera, a Class-VIII student became unconscious while playing on the ground on September 9.He was rushed to the Capital Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Affiliation for model schools in Ganjam begins after CBSE visit
A two-member team of the CBSE recently visited several model schools in Ganjam, called Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas, to initiate the affiliation process.

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Bajrang Dal, Congress trade charges
Congress and Bajrang Dal activists filed complaints against each after a fracas on Wednesday.A case was registered against Congress leader P C Sharma and two others for allegedly abusing Bajrang Dal (BD) activists.

Two minors sexually harassed, one arrested
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Congress dharna to save Gandhi statue
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PU professor to get honoured membership of Oxford academic union
The Academic Union Council and the Oxford Summit of Leaders Organizing Committee of Europe Business Assembly (EBA), Oxford, UK, have selected Professor Bhupinder Singh Bhoop chairman, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University, for honoured membership of the Academic Union, Oxford, and the Club of Rectors, (CRE), UK.

Two-week training at NIPER(National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research)
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER) has organized a two-week training programme on "Pharmaceutical Quality by Design: A Risk Based Approach", from September 13 to September 23.

Swearing-in sans policital bigwigs
It was quite simple and pure student-style swearing-in ceremony at the physics auditorium on Wednesday, where no political bigwigs made a guest appearance.

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