Sunday, 18 September 2016

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Sunday, September 18, 2016
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Reliance, Airtel continue to spar over interconnect ports

In dark over rail-Union budget merger proposal: Cong
The opposition is still in the dark over the proposal for merging the Railway Budget with the General Budget and advancing Parliament session by about a month to January 24 so as to complete all legislative work before the beginning of the new fiscal from April.

Banks to auction Kingfisher Villa; reserve price Rs 85.3-cr
The 17-lender consortium led by State Bank of India has put on sale embattled businessman Vijay Mallya's prime Goa property, the Kingfisher Villa, at a reserve price of Rs 85.29 crore.

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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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Russia votes in parliamentary polls with Putin secure
The nationwide elections follow several years of tumult that have seen the country annex Crimea from Ukraine, lurch into its worst stand-off with the West since the Cold War, plunge into economic crisis and launch a military campaign in Syria.

Syrian army regains areas lost to IS after airstrike
Syria's state news agency has reported that troops have regained control of areas they lost to the Islamic State group in the east of the country after an airstrike by the US-led coalition. The US military said it may have unintentionally struck Syrian troops while carrying out a raid against IS.

Eight injured in Minnesota mall stabbing
At least eight people were injured after a stabbing attack at a Minnesota shopping mall which ended with the suspected attacker dead inside the mall. St Cloud is about 112.65 kilometers northwest of Minneapolis.

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New antibiotic gel may cure ear infections in children
A single dose of a bioengineered gel, developed by US researchers, could deliver a full course of antibiotic therapy for a common childhood ear infection, a preclinical study has found.

Increased use of herbicides in genetically modified crops raises environmental concerns: Study
A new study of genetically modified (GM) soybean and maize farming in US has found that even when the insecticide use has dipped, herbicide use has increased considerably, raising environmental concerns. Herbicides are used to kill weeds and the researchers say that its increased use is because of growing resistance among weeds leading to proliferation of ‘super-weeds’.

Faulty gene may provide new target to fight depression

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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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Schools asked to provide Divyang-friendly facilities, says HRD minister Prakash Javadekar
The Centre will make a slew of provisions for Divyang students in the upcoming education policy and has already asked schools to provide adequate facilities to them, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.

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.

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Two Navy divers traced after getting adrift while searching for two missing fishermen
Two Indian Navy divers were rescued on Sunday morning after they got adrift during the search operation that was carried out to trace two fishermen who went missing on Saturday after their fishing boat sank in the wee hours. The fishing boat sank around 56 kms West off Mumbai. The naval divers went adrift last night during an attempt to rescue the missing fisherman from ill fated fishing boat ‘Dutta Sai’.

Devendra Fadnavis takes dig as Sena workers as he lays stones for bridges
The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday laid the stones for two important bridges on Ulhas Creek that will reduce distance between Kalyan- Dombivli from Thane and Mumbai.

Bihar man jumped in front of Metro, 1st suicide reported

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Arvind Kejriwal returns to Delhi after throat surgery
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday returned to the national capital from Bengaluru after having undergone a throat surgery for persistent cough. He had had gone to Bengaluru on September 13 and the surgery took place the next day to correct an anatomical abnormality of his oral-pharyngeal and palatal area.

At RML, a 24x7 wait for a VIP who never lands up docs
While Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia hospital is spilling with dengue and chikungunya patients, the ex-PM cell, waiting for an ex-PM to fall ill, remains locked. The cell was created through a Cabinet decision. Hospital authorities approached the Centre to scrap it six years ago but nothing happened.

No dengue, chikungunya deaths, claims panel set up by Delhi govt
A committee set up by the Delhi government to look into recent deaths attributed to dengue and chikungunya claimed on Saturday that there had been no confirmed fatalities due to either of the mosquito-borne diseases so far. The panel said only two deaths could be due to dengue.

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Politics over next Karnataka CS: BJP plays dalit card on IAS Ratnaprabha
The state BJP has deplored the government decision to recall seniormost IAS officer Subash Chandra Khuntia to the state, in a possible move to take charge as the next chief secretary of Karnataka, and denying K Ratnaprabha a chance to replace outgoing CS Aravind Jadhav.

Cauvery water row: Poojary offers 'urulu seve' at Kudroli Temple
Former Union minister B Janardhana Poojary offered ‘Urulu Seve’ by rolling over the floor at Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Temple on Sunday seeking divine intervention in connection with Cauvery issue.

Upendra's b'day with fans & family in Bengaluru

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Despite rains, Hyderabad reels under water shortage

Rain-ravaged city roads trip motorists

AP staff get Monday deadline to shift
The AP government has directed all its employees in Hyderabad to report to work at Amaravati by September 19 and complete the relocation by month-end.

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Perarivalan's attacker, aide shifted to Cuddalore and Salem prisons
The Tamil Nadu prison department on Sunday shifted two inmates of the Vellore Central Prison to jails in Salem and Cuddalore in connection with an attack on the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict A G Perarivalan.

Cauvery water row: Poojary offers 'urulu seve' at Kudroli Temple
Former Union minister B Janardhana Poojary offered ‘Urulu Seve’ by rolling over the floor at Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Temple on Sunday seeking divine intervention in connection with Cauvery issue.

Chain snatched from cop's wife
Two motorcycle-borne men waylaid a sub-inspector's wife while she was on her two-wheeler to drop her son to school near Kilpauk on Friday morning.

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PM Narendra Modi reiterates government's commitment to poor
Addressing a massive gathering in the tribal heartland of Dahod in Gujarati, Modi struck a chord by saying that the child whom they brought up and taken care of was today the 'pradhan sevak'.

Slapgate: PSI suspended
Interim Report Says Both DCP, PSI To Blame

Cop claim about untraceable gau rakshaks proved wrong
Mohammed Ayyub when the latter was beaten up by self-styled 'cow vigilantes', is the main complainant in the case.

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Survey of 1st phase of Metro complete
The first survey of the first phase of of 35km route of the Metro project was completed and a corpus of Rs 3.5 crore was allocated for the purpose.

PCS aspirants continue stir, seek delay in exam
Students preparing for competitive exams continued their fast unto death for the second consecutive day at UP Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on Saturday.

On PM's birthday, Modi Chalisa on WhatsApp
Fans of Prime Minister Narendra Modi devised a novel way of greeting him on his 66th birthday on Saturday.

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State to restructure coir corporation
The state government is considering restructuring of Odisha Co-operative Coir Corporation Ltd (OCCC) to Odisha Coir Development Corporation (OCDC).

Naveen's cabinet to take call on next course of action

Cops bust gang behind daylight robbery

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Gifts to special kids on Modi's birthday
Celebrating his birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as 'Sewa Divas' (Day of Service), Chouhan announced a state-level resources centre for vision and hearing-impaired children on the occasion.

Bilkheria: Discharged killer mom sent to jail
Six days after a woman in depression killed her two daughters and attempted suicide at Bilkheria on city outskirts, she was sent to jail on Saturday.

Couple falls ill after eating bottle gourd, woman dies
House Burgled When Duo Was In Hospital .

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CCTV cameras help Panchkula cops issue 455 challans in 17 days
The traffic police have issued 455 challans from September 1 to 17 with the help of the recently installed closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

Traders ask Badnore to repeal 'obsolete' bylaws
A deputation of Chandigarh Traders Association met UT administrator V P Singh Badnore at Raj Bhavan and submitted a memorandum listing long pending issues of traders and public.

UT Cong celebrates Vishawakarma Diwas
Chandigarh Congress, on Saturday, celebrated Vishawakarma Diwas at a function organized at Labour Chowk in Sector 44.

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