Friday, 23 September 2016

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Friday, September 23, 2016
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India seeks BRICS' help to meet shortfall of pulses

Sensex slips 58 pts in early session amid profit-booking
The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 58 points or 0.20 per cent, to 28,714.93 in early trade on Friday as investors engaged in profit-booking in recent gainers amid mixed Asian cues. Nifty was trading lower by 14.70 points.

Rupee down 7 paise against dollar in early trade

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Maharashtra sanctions Rs 15L to conserve rare plants

31 more countries ratify Paris Agreement on climate change
The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer to enter into force this year as 31 more countries on Wednesday joined it at a special event hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York.

UN says 30 more countries to ratify climate deal
Thirty more countries are expected to formally join the Paris Agreement on climate change this week, greatly improving the pact's chances of coming into force just a year after it was negotiated in the French capital, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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People trust Clinton more on most issues: Poll
Americans are more likely to trust Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump to handle a variety of issues facing the country, even when it comes to topics of national security that have been a major focus of his campaign, says the Associated Press-GfK poll.

US welcomes Afghan's peace deal with Hizb-e-Islami
The United States has lauded the peace agreement signed between Afghanistan and Hizb-e Islami Gulbuddin, appreciating the step to seek a peaceful resolution through political dialogue and negotiation.

Jets pound rebel-held Aleppo after army offensive declared
Warplanes targeted rebel-held areas of eastern Aleppo on Friday on the second day of heavy bombardment, hours after the army announced the start of a military operation there, rescue workers and activists said.

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NASA's Hubble telescope spots a planet orbiting 2 stars
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in the system OGLE-2007-BLG-349, located 8,000 light-years away, towards the centre of our galaxy.

Stimulating neurons could protect against brain damage

India to launch eight satellites in two different orbits on September 26
India on September 26 will launch its weather satellite SCATSAT-1 and seven other satellites - five foreign and two domestic - with its PSLV rocket. The rocket's main cargo will be the 377 kg SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies. The mission life of the satellite is 5 years.

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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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Private schools fee issue: Karnataka HC asks state to notify draft rules by Oct 5
The Karnataka high court on Thursday asked the state government to notify draft rules under the Karnataka Education Act with regards to regulating school fees in private unaided educational institutions.

NEET for post graduate dental courses from November 30
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) will conduct the common medical entrance test for post graduate dental as well as diploma courses across 41 cities, streamlining the entrance process to PG medical courses.

CBSE and central government tie up for drawing competition
CBSE has joined hands with the Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency in conducting the national level painting Competition to inculcate the habit of energy conservation among students.

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Heavy morning rain slows down trains, shuts several city schools
Potholes Hit Bus Services, Say Operators

Minor raped inside toilet at Mumbai's Kalyan station
A 17-year-old minor girl lodged a complaint with Khadakpada police in, Kalyan alleging that her friend raped her inside a ladies public toilet on platform number two of Kalyan railway station.

Nakabandis all over Mumbai, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis says don't panic
An unusual sight in the form of armed guards at nakabandis was seen across the city on Thursday as Mumbai police stepped up security following the Uran alert. Over 2,000 cops carried out nakabandis, frisking motorists and their belongings.The stringent checks resulted in traffic jams in many places.

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Delhi University to get first journalism school soon
Delhi University is planning to start a school of journalism and communication from the next academic session. This is the first major initiative by the vice chancellor, Yogesh Tyagi, after he took charge of the office in March this year. The school will start with the launch of a five-year integrated masters' course from the 2017-18 session.

Sunny Friday morning in Delhi
It was a sunny Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 25 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, the Met office said.

Security lapse at IGI Airport, man scales perimeter wall to reach runway
Exposing a shocking security lapse at the Indira Gandhi International airport just two days after the Uri attack, a man scaled the perimeter wall of the airport on Tuesday morning and roamed around the runway area with a bag in hand, unnoticed for almost half-an-hour.

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Fresh Face auditions at Jyoti Nivas PU College, Bengaluru
These girls know how to win hearts

Cauvery row: BJP plays petty politics, Gowda scores for JD(S)
The BJP's strategy to boycott the all-party meeting to discuss the Cauvery issue has completely backfired, assert those who are keeping a close tab on developments.

A diva with a golden heart

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Heavy rains lash Telangana, three killed

Normal life disrupted in Hyderabad due to heavy rains

Hyderabad rains: IT companies asked for work from home, Army help sought
Rains in Hyderabad: The Telangana government today asked IT companies to allow their employees in the city to work from home so as to avoid venturing out in view of incessant rains here for past two days, even as help has been sought from the Army for rescue operation in some areas.

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Jayalalithaa announces Amma Wi-Fi Zone
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has announced several new schemes for the information technology sector which includes free Wi-Fi facilities in public places like bus stands and parks. The government has allocated Rs 10 crore towards this and also Rs 1.5 crore each year as recurring expenditure.

Jayalalithaa hospitalisation: Traffic snarls on Chennai roads may worsen on Friday evening, police warn
Traffic situation on Anna Salai and a few other roads in Chennai is likely to worsen after offices hours today as police blocked the Greams Road connecting Anna Salai and College Road.

Bhaskar Ramamurthi reappointed as IIT-Madras director

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8,000 knotty questions await #AskVijayRupani on Twitter
Critics are readying a bed of thorns for #AskVijay Rupani, and it remains to be seen whet her on Satur day, the Guja rat chief mi nister is able to turn the tide or drown under questions in Twitter Town Hall. Whatever be the outcome, for now, all issues, ranging from Patidar reservation to fixed pay of state government employees are headed to #townhall to have a tweet-to-tweet confrontation with the CM.

Navratri a 10-night affair after 16 years
Amdavadis Elated With Extended Festival

Pols hold the heart of Amdavadis
AMC Planning To Revive Chowks Across Walled City

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HC dismisses swami plea for case transfer
In the present petition, Vasudevanand wanted to get this appeal transferred before district judge as per amendment made in CPC but the high court rejected his application.

Allahabad Development Authority razes over 5,000 makeshift shops
Allahabad Development Authority (ADA) bulldozers ran over decade-old encroachments in a major drive carried out by a team of district administration and police here on Thursday.

1.17 Lakh names struck off district electoral list
As many as 1.17 lakh names, including 48,000 ghost voters and 20,462 duplicate voters were deleted from the electoral list.

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BJD stalls assembly again, opposition alleges conspiracy
In a repeat of Wednesday's action, BJD MLAs shouted slogans against the Centre over the twin issues as soon the house convened.

Block teachers demand pay parity
"The state government had recently called us to discuss these issues, but they didn't give us any written assurance. By now, we have become used to such assurances. Nothing ever comes out of them."

Rain floods Ganjam road, stalls traffic
The road communication between Berhampur and Purushottampur was disrupted on Thursday as the diversion road over the Jayamangal canal near Tara Tarini Chhaka, 30 km from here, got submerged in the rain.

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Now, no helmet, no entry on campuses
All those students, teachers and employees riding on two-wheelers without helmet cannot enter the campus of engineering colleges.Directorate technical education (DTE) has issued a circular to this effect two days ago.

Scattered showers lash city, expect more rain
A dust storm and scattered showers in different parts of the city turned the weather pleasant on Thursday evening.

Man hangs self after tiff with wife

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Mock drills of possible terrorist attacks conducted in Chandigarh

Punjab RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja dies, assailants at large
Battling for life for almost 50 days after he was shot at by unidenti fied assai lants in Ja landhar, RSS vice-presi dent of Pun jab Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja (retired) died at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here on Thursday morning.

Akali sarpanch's husband, son slap pregnant nurse
Husband and son of a Shiromani Akali Dal sarpanch on Thursday allegedly slapped a pregnant nurse at a private hospital in Bagha Purana town of Moga and pushed her to the ground. Police have registered case against sarpanch Daljit Kaur's husband Paramjit Singh and son Gurjeet Singh. Daljit is the sarpanch of Alamwala village in Moga district.

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