Monday, 19 September 2016

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THE TIMES OF INDIA
Monday, September 19, 2016
Today's Headlines

Sensex adds to gains for 4th day; Nifty above 8,800
Stocks kept their winning run going for a fourth session as the BSE Sensex gained over 35 points to 28,634.50, tracking gains in Asian markets as investors looked ahead to key central bank meetings this week in the US and Japan for clues on global monetary policies.

7th top executive quits Infosys in 2 years after Sikka's arrival

Recommended 7-year tax holiday for start-ups: Sitharaman

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'Fast food chains largest contributors of carbon emissions'
Rapidly growing multinational fast food chains in India are the largest contributors to hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) emissions and could add the equivalent of nearly one million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2020, says a new international study.

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.

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Trump treats presidential race as 'infomercial': Obama
US President Barack Obama on Monday blasted Republican nominee Donald Trump, saying he treats the presidential race as an "infomercial" and shows no interest in gaining "rudimentary knowledge" required to make "hard decisions" on the job.

Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election
Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed on Monday, but low turnout suggested a softening of enthusiasm for the ruling elite 18 months before the next presidential election.

Merkel's party suffers rout in Berlin state election
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party suffered its second electoral blow in two weeks on Sunday, slumping to its lowest level since 1990 in a Berlin state vote that rejected her open-door refugee policy.

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Centre allays concerns of anti-GM groups over composition of a key panel

Scientists use stem cells to grow 3D lung-in-a-dish

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.

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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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Dominant business practices and mindsets stand in the way of inclusive capitalism, reveals study

Cong, NCP likely to join hands for Council polls in Maha
Mumbai, Sep 19 () The Congress and the NCP are likely to join hands to contest the forthcoming Legislative Council elections for 11 seats from local bodies, graduates and teachers constituencies. The term of the members from these seats ends on December 5.

'Pink' collects over Rs 20 cr, gathers steam with word of mouth
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) After a tepid response on its opening day in Indian theatres, megastar Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Pink", a courtroom drama that shines the spotlight upon issues of stereotype faced by women in the society, is garnering eyeballs galore -- courtesy positive reviews about the power-packed performances and its socially relevant premise.

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Honda CB Shine SP bike crosses one lakh sales milestone
New Delhi, Sep 19 () Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today said its CB Shine SP in 125cc-segment has crossed cumulative sales milestone of one lakh units within nine months of its launch.

SC grants 6 months to conclude trial in a Guj riots case
New Delhi, Sep 19 () The Supreme Court today granted six more months to a lower court in Gujarat to conclude trial in the 2002 Naroda Gam riots case, one of the nine post-Godhra riots matters probed by the apex court-appointed SIT pertaining to the killing of eleven members of a community.

JSW Energy-Jaiprakash deal for 500-mw Bina plant gets CCI nod
New Delhi, Sep 19 () The Competition Commission has approved Sajjan Jindal-promoted JSW Energy's purchase of the 500-mw Bina thermal power plant from Jaiprakash Power Ventures.

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Corruption case within Lokayukta; Karnataka HC grants bail to Ashwin

Alibaba. com enters into agreements for TFC program in India
Bengaluru, Sep 19 () Alibaba. com, the leading B2B  platform for cross-border wholesale trade of Alibaba Group, today announced that it has entered into agreements with new partners to explore the establishment of an expanded Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) program in India.

Deepika Padukone urges Indians to 'smile more for a good day'
Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) Why can't we smile more, asks Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who feels that a smile can well do what a thousand words cannot.

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A vivacious evening of Veeranatyam and Chitra Veena

TRS MP supports separate statehood demand for Vidarbha
Hyderabad, Sep 19 () TRS MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha has come out in support of the statehood demand for the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, citing its cultural and geographical differences with rest of the state.

TRS MP supports separate statehood demand for Vidarbha
Hyderabad, Sep 19 () TRS MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha has come out in support of the statehood demand for the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, citing its cultural and geographical differences with rest of the state.

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Vasan meets Stalin
Chennai, Sep 19 () Tamil Maanila Congress leader GK Vasan today met DMK treasurer MK Stalin, sparking speculation of a political realignment ahead of next month's local body polls, even as Congress asserted that its alliance with DMK will continue for these elections also.

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for rape of minor girl in Tamil Nadu
The Vellore principal district and sessions court on Monday sentenced a 37-year-old man to life imprisonment for raping a 14-year-old irula community girl near Nemili eleven years ago.

SUMMARY OF OBSERVATIONS RECORDED AT 0830 HRS IST:
Chennai, Sept 19 () Rainfall occurred at most places over Coastal Karnataka, at many places over Kerala, at a few places over Lakshadweep, North interior Karnataka and South interior Karnataka and at one or two places over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

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Ventura adds Amreli, Bhuj to new destinations list
Ahmedabad, Sep 19 () Ventura Airconnect, Gujarat's intra-state airline operator, will fly to two new destinations in a month, an official of the company said today.

BJP may win 97 out of 182 seats in 2017: Congress survey
A confidential report prepared by the Gujarat Congress and sent to the party's national vice-president Rahul Gandhi, says the ruling BJP may win 97 out of the 182 seats in the 2017 assembly elections. The same report says the Congress will a maximum of 85 seats if it is lucky.

'Govt mulls raising GST exemption limit to 25 Lakh'
In what can result in major relief to small traders and dealers, the Union government is thinking of exempting dealers with turnover up to Rs 25 lakh from Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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Locals stage protest against potholed roads

Even in critical state, Didiya helped cops nail accused
The statement given by Didiya, wife of Moharram, at SRN Hospital has helped police arrest the killers.Her condition is now stable and she is stated to be out of danger.

CBSE schools fail to declare 'mission statement'
The schools were supposed to chalk out the socio-academic goals on which they would be working till 2022.

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Gun-making unit busted, two arrested
Police on Sunday busted an illegally country-made gun manufacturing unit at Pangapaju village under Maoist-hit Kandhamal district.Two persons allegedly involved in manufacturing of firearms were arrested.

Railway police bust robbery gang, 3 held
Government railway police (GRP) on Sunday busted a train robbery gang and arrested of its three members, including the gang leader, from Chhatrapur in Ganjam district.

Family members of ill-fated navyman refuses to perform last rites
Senapati's family at Rangaranga village in Jajpur district has not performed his funeral rites, believing he is still alive.

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14 years on, justice and land elude dalit woman
She is fighting for what is rightfully hers for 14 years.Everything is in favour of Basu Bai, a Dalit woman from Sonkhedi village in Sehore district.

Couple 'pushed out' of running train, youth dies
A couple lay sprawled on the railway tracks after being 'pushed' from a running train in Satna district on Saturday night.

4 youth set girl ablaze, arrested

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Haryana govt transfers 27 IAS officers
Chandigarh, Sep 19 () In a major administrative re-shuffle, the Haryana government today transferred 27 senior IAS officers with immediate effect.

Speeding truck mows down 3 youths in Haryana's Sonipat, 3 injured
In a shocking incident, three youths, including two sibling brothers were killed and three other youths were injured as a speeding truck mowed down six youths in Bhainswal village of Sonipat of NCR on Monday morning.

Drones to shame Haryana villagers into toilets
: Left with taste of bile in their mouth after losing out in the race to be declared an open defection free (ODF) district to Panchkula and Sirsa, Yamunanagar officials have decided to deploy drones to police the open fields near villages. With much fanfare, CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday had declared Panchkula and Sirsa districts ODF. Yamunanagar was at third position on the list.

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