Saturday, 24 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Markets end the week with minor gains, up 69 points

Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Markets end the week with minor gains, up 69 points
The lacklustre trading week saw the market ending with minor gains, with benchmark Sensex garnering 69.19 points to 28,668.22, while the broader Nifty rising by 51.70 points to finish at 8,831.55.

Indigo, GoAir made parties in Mallya case
Indigo and GoAir airline on Friday filed objections to interim applications of the consortium of banks led by Oriental Bank of Commerce, which pleaded before the Debt Recovery Tribunal under garnishee proceedings to direct the budget carriers to deposit the money to be paid to Airbus with it instead of paying to the aircraft maker in the Vijay Mallya case.

Sebi allows FPIs to directly trade in corporate bonds
With an aim to deepen corporate bonds market by attracting more overseas funds, markets regulator Sebi today decided to allow well-regulated Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) to trade directly trade in these securities without any broker.

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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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5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Romania, no injuries
A 5.3 magnitude quake shook Romania early Saturday and was felt in neighbouring Bulgaria and Moldova, the country's seismological institute said, but there were no reports of injuries or major damage. It said the epicentre was in the earthquake-prone eastern region of Vrancea.

Warplanes mount new strikes on rebel-held Aleppo
Warplanes mounted a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday, rebel sources, a rescue worker and a war monitor reported, pressing a major offensive by the Russian-backed Syrian military.

12 killed in militant attacks north of Iraq's Tirkit
Twelve people were killed on Saturday when militants attacked a police checkpoint north of Tikrit and then detonated a car bomb at the entrance to the city, Iraqi police and military sources said. One of the militants was killed at the checkpoint after shooting dead four police officers.

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Nasa-funded rocket solves cosmic mystery
A Nasa-funded sounding rocket to study the origin of X-rays in the universe has helped scientists reveal a new mystery - an entire group of X-rays that don't come from any known source.

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

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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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CBSE asks UGC to conduct NET exam

Prakash Javadekar for more autonomy to premier institutes
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday stressed on the importance of research and innovation and said the Centre wants to give more autonomy to premier institutes of higher learning where the government's role will be that of a facilitator, not controller.

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.

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Harbour line commuters could be inconvenienced due to Sunday block

Mumbai policemen demand union
A demand to unionise the Mumbai police has divided the force right through the middle, with senior officials calling it a subversive move that would destroy the institution; and the lower constabulary accusing them of being scared of being held accountable for their actions.

Uri attack: Film fraternity backs artistes, asks government to give them cover
Members of the film fraternity have slammed MNS's "ultimatum" to Pakistani artistes.

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Man on death row for 'killing' wife, 5 daughters saved by Supreme Court
While Justices Ranjan Gogoi and U U Lalit said there was only circumstantial evidence against the accused and the chain of evidence to justify conviction of Dhal Singh Dewangan was not complete.

Law varsity student carries on his fight against discrimination
Alleging discrimination, Avinash Mullangi of National Law University approached chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's office and later met public grievance officials on Friday.

Jawaharlal Nehru University student arrested for stalking
A 27-year-old student from Jawaharlal Nehru University has been arrested for allegedly assaulting and stalking a girl. In her complaint, the woman said that the youth had been harassing her for the past few years.

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After clean chit, KJ George to be sworn as minister on Monday

Seminars, concerts till Sunday to honour MS Subbulakshmi
The three-day event will host seminars organized by SVN Music Academy, workshops and concerts to pay tribute to MS and popularize Carnatic music among the youth.

Criminal case: Relief for KSOU ex-VC
The high court on Friday granted a stay in further proceedings in a criminal case registered against MG Krishnan, former vice-chancellor of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU).

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Army deployed in rain-affected areas of Hyderabad; NDRF on standby
Army troops have been moved into Begumpet, Nizampet and Hakimpet areas in the city and Alwal in Ranga Reddy district to provide necessary relief, according to a Defence release. The Army in coordination with the GHMC and NDRF officials is closely monitoring the situation round-the-clock.

Army joins in relief operations in rain-hit Hyderabad
With practically entire Hyderabad being flooded with the unabated rain for the last few days, the Indian army has swung into action to render help to the locals on Saturday.

Hyderabad rains: Better off in hotels in `Hi-Tec' Hyderabad
While the heavy downpour initially flooded the bylanes in his area, things took a turn for the worse on Wednesday evening when water from the adjoining Amber Cheruvu overflowed and gushed into their homes.

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Birth of the device-age librarian
Students pick books of their choice by making an entry in the electronic self-service kiosks using the card without any intervention of the librarian.

To turn over a new leaf, government libraries need to go digital
Tamil Nadu boasts of a mechanism to generate funds for public libraries. A dedicated cess levied along with property tax by local bodies goes towards the local library system.

Cauvery row: Enough water in Mettur for Tamil Nadu: Karnatak CM Siddaramaiah
In a carefully worded resolution that did not talk about what the Supreme Court order said or Tamil Nadu's demand, the Karnataka legislature on Friday took a firm stand not to release Cauvery water for any purpose other than the drinking requirements of Bengaluru city , and towns and villages coming under the Cauvery basin.

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Gujarat govt suspends EBC quota implementation in 52,000 govt jobs

Cement dealer arrested for stealing blank Demand Draft from bank
Nikol police on Friday arrested a businessman Nirmal Vijay for attempting to en-cash blank demand drafts from local branch of Punjab National Bank by forging signatures. Police sources said they have arrested the accused.

Man stabbed for recovery of debts
A man Ghanshyam Marathi was stabbed in the stomach by one Garibdas Koshti over monetary dispute. Marathi was rushed to the hospital where he is under treatment at present.

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PIL for Lyngdoh panel norms in AUSU elections
This PIL, filed by a law student, Deeksha Dwivedi, has also requested the court to direct removal of posters and banners, which have been put up throughout the city in contravention of the Lyngdoh committee report.

High Court declines to interfere in case against ex-minister
The chargesheet was filed against him by the vigilance department.Tripathi was higher education minister in the BSP government headed by Mayawati as chief minister from 2007 to 2012.

Nominations go off peacefully at Allahabad University
After a week of blatant rule violations, the nomination process for the upcoming Allahabad University student union (AUSU) elections were conducted peacefully on Friday.

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Odisha government takes senior citizens on religious trip

OHRC hauls up energy dept for Dhenkanal tragedy
The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Friday sought a report from the energy department about steps taken in the aftermath of the electrocution of six passengers at Bhuban, Dhenkanal district on Tuesday.

'90% people still depend on govt hospitals'
The recent incidents involving healthcare professionals in the state has put the spotlight firmly on Naveen Patnaik government.

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Ten killed in jeep-truck collision in MP
Ten labourers, including four women and three children, were killed and 19 others injured in a jeep-truck collision early today on Dewas-Ujjain road, 15 kms from here, police said.

MP official part of team framing cab safety rules
Ministry of Women and child development, part of cab guidelines making process to ensure safety of women and children in India

Four candidates nabbed for fraud in police job test
Four candidates were arrested for making someone else appear on their behalf in the written test for the police recruitment drive.

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Woman gangraped after kidnapping in Rohtak, found unconscious.
A married woman was gangraped after being kidnapped by a group of 5 men, from Rohtak.

If diagnosed early, prostrate caner can be treated successfully : Expert
This was stated today by Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh, Professor of Urology and Head Kidney Transplant Department at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana.

Sacrilege incident in Jalandhar, protestors block road
Another incident of sacrilege of Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib took place in Punjab on Saturday morning. Torn pages of Guru Granth Sahib and from a Gutka (a compilation of some compositions from the Sikh holy book) were found in a distributary near Sher Singh Colony.

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