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ICICI Prudential Life IPO to raise $244 mn from anchor investors

Markets snap two-week winning spree
Despite a tail-end recovery, markets snapped their two-week winning spree as the S&P BSE Sensex dropped by 198 points to 28,599.03 and the NSE Nifty slipped by 87 points to 8,779.85

India firms' foreign investment fell 84% in Aug

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Ban fishing methods harming marine eco-systems: Lanka
Sri Lanka on Saturday asked the international community to ban all fishing methods that harm marine eco-systems worldwide.

BRICS ministers agree on MoU on environmental issues
Environment ministers of BRICS countries on Friday agreed on a memorandum of understanding and announced the setting up of a joint working group institutionalizing their co-operation on environment-related issues, an official said.

Centre mulls alternatives to pollutant refrigerants 

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Syrian army respecting truce, rebels regrouping: Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday said Moscow is holding to its part of the Syria agreement, with the regime army "fully abiding" by the truce, but accused the rebels of using it to "regroup."

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for US to attend UNGA meet

Iran denies that EU has demanded centrifuge details

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Memory of a heart attack gets stored in genes: Study

Soon, detect cancer in less than 30 minutes
Three inventors of Kochi-based Centre for Nanomedicine are developing a technology that enables cancer detection in less than 30 minutes without a hospital visit. The equipment will include a Raman nano-sensor to get an amplified signal from the tissue. It is expected to be ready in two years.

NASA's Cassini to make final, closest observations of Saturn
After studying Saturn, its rings and moons for more than 12 years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has entered the final year of its epic voyage during which it will make the closest-ever observations of the planet.

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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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US B-schools open up wallets to lure Indian students
Admissions Gateway said scholarships awarded to its clients rose 33 per cent to Rs 25 crore across the top 15 B-schools in 2016 from Rs 18.7 crore in 2015.

Government plans to introduce quota for faculty at IIMs
Union HRD Ministry has proposed to introduce reservation in teaching positions at Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and will hold talks with the chiefs of these premier B-schools in this regard. As part of the proposal to introduce quotas in faculty posts at IIMs, chairmen and directors of IIMs will meet at IIM Shillong on September 20 to discuss the matter, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar told media persons here on Friday.

IIM-B provides ease of CAT 2016 test for candidates with disability
For the first time, candidates who have applied for the CAT 2016, can correct mistakes in their application forms even after the submission. Percentage of marks scored, work experience and programmes selected are the details that can be edited on the CAT Application form webpage from October 1 to 5.

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Over 2L log on to win tickets for Coldplay's Nov 19 concert

Informed of hunger deaths, Maharashtra mantri says, 'Let it be'
A day after tribal development minister Vishnu Savara’s alleged statement over malnutrition deaths in Palghar, pressure is mounting on chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to sack him. When Savara was informed that hundreds of tribal children have died of malnutrition, he said "let it be".

Maha housing society bars sale of flat to Muslim man
Eleven residents of a Vasai housing society with 16 flats have objected to the sale of one of the flats to a Muslim family. At a meeting on September 4, the residents also passed a resolution to keep Muslims out of the building inhabited mostly by Gujarati-speaking residents.

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Dean of law faculty in Delhi University suffering from Chikungunya, sits on counter hunger strike against students
The indefinite hunger strike by the students of law faculty, Delhi University took a new twist on Saturday afternoon when after the students refused to call of the agitation the dean of the faculty sat on her own hunger strike against the students.

AAP ministers, LG Najeeb Jung's office in war of words after fax to Manish Sisodia
AAP ministers Satyendar Jain and Kapil Mishra on Saturday went to meet lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung at his office following his fax to deputy CM Manish Sisodia to return from Finland, but the meeting did not materialise as Jung was not in his office, triggering a fresh spat between the two sides.

LG summons Sisodia back to tackle city's health crisis

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Connectivity should benefit all, say citizens
Although the government's proposal to ensure seamless connectivity to the airport through metro has buoyed the citizens of the city, they believe that the route must not be finalized without a thorough debate, and careful consideration of the pros and cons of all nine suggested routes. President of the Citizens Action Forum, Kalyan Nagar, DS Rajshekar said that he preferred the NagwaraKannur-Bagalur route, which he believes will be of benefit, not only to travellers to KIA, but also to those going to work in places such as Manyata Tech Park.

Govt comes up with nine options to reach the airport; you choose the best
Govt comes up with nine options to reach the airport; you choose the best

My opinion - War between bureaucrats and technocrats

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First year student of University of Hyderabad commits suicide
In a shocking incident, a student of University of Hyderabad allegedly committed suicide in the L hostel early this morning.

Raidurg land: Pattadars contradict Araku MP's claims

Hyderabad rain: Zoo animals fall sick as enclosures flooded

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Terror attacks in Europe hits India tourism sector: IATO
Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) on Saturday said that terror attacks in Europe has cast a shadow on the Indian tourism sector resulting in decline of the number of foreign tourists visiting the country.

Jayalalithaa announces Amma marriage halls in Tamil Nadu
Continuing her Amma brand of schemes, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday announced construction of Amma marriage halls at 11 places in the state at an estimated cost of Rs 83 crore. Arrangements will be made to book the halls through online facility.

71-year-old man faints on train, ignored for 16 hours
71-yr-old Fights For Life In ICU

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Amdavadis ready to revel in a low-cost Navratri
Here is how you can enjoy the longest dancing festival without being guilty.

Gujarat throws a big bash for birthday boy Modi

Man beaten for ferrying cows dies

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Congress yatra moves on, brings traffic to a stop
Rahul Gandhi's kisan yatra led to major traffic jams in many parts of the city on Thursday.

CM Akhilesh Yadav blows his own trumpet: Rahul Gandhi
"When the Congress launched a campaign against BJP in Parliament, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav backed us.

In town on bisiness, trader robbed of Rs 80 thousand cash
An unidentified youth on Thursday robbed Rs 80,500 from a trader dealing in firecrackers under Shahganj police station.The trader was visiting the city from Kaushambi for a business deal.

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Mastermind of robbery at elderly couple's house held
Police here arrested a notorious criminal following encounter in the early hours of Saturday. Police said the accused Suresh Gajendra masterminded the September 5 robbery in the house of an elderly couple at Gandamunda in Khandagiri area.

IAF plane crash ends young navyman's dream
During his growing up days Purnachandra Senapati had only one aim, to provide his mother and siblings with a better life.

Library of college opens after 4 years
The Sashi Bhusan Rath Government Women's (autonomous) College's central library, which remained closed for last four years, started functioning from Friday.

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High court orders probe on RGV's Ganesha tweets
directed the police to ascertain if the tweets made by the Bollywood film director Ram Gopal Varma on Lord Ganesha from his official handle amounts to a culpable offence.

Madhya Pradesh government announces Lokpal in cooperatives dept
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Dhamania loot case cracked, money found
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Proof only after protection: Sehrawat to women's panel
Col Devendra Sehrawat (retd), has told the Punjab State Women's Commission that he would prove his allegations that his party leaders exploited 62 women in the state only after security is provided to him.

Seeking plots, farm workers bring traffic to halt in Badal bastion
Demanding five-marla (125 sq yards) plots each to the roofless, activists of Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union on Friday disrupted traffic on the Malout-Dabwali road in the Lambi assembly constituency of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, in district Muktsar. The labour outfit, on Thursday, had started the three-day dharna (sit-in) near Lambi police station and accused the Badal-led SAD-BJP government of making only hollow promises to Dalits and poorer sections.

Sucha Singh Chhotepur hints at tie-up with Navjot Singh Sidhu
The sacked Punjab convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Sucha Singh Chhotepur, on Friday hinted at approaching former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and suspended AAP MPs Dharamvira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa to make a political front for giving a "crushing defeat" to the SAD, Congress, and AAP in the 2017 state elections.

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