Wednesday, 14 September 2016

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Sensex extends losses on weak IIP data, global cues

Rupee loses 7 paise against dollar in early trade

Now petroleum products to enter GST regime
Petroleum products are at present proposed to be covered within the GST but zero rated till the time the council decides to impose a tax.

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Nasa model rules out La Nina, El Nino later this year
There is unlikely to be a La Nina event in late 2016 as water temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean should be just around average for the rest of the year, predicts a model based on Nasa satellite data.

Eats shoots, rarely breeds: Giant pandas still at risk
The giant panda may have been taken off the endangered species list, but the emblematic black and white bear still faces a plethora of risks including epidemics and climate change, Chinese breeding centres say.

Great Barrier Reef recovering from coral bleaching

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China warns Taiwan against permitting Dalai Lama visit
China on Wednesday warned Taiwan against allowing exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to visit, after a high-profile Taiwan legislator invited him to the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own.

Suu Kyi to meet Obama in Washington for first time as Myanmar leader
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi meets with President Barack Obama on Wednesday in her first visit to the United States since her party won a sweeping victory in last year's election, capping a decades-long journey from political prisoner to national leader.

Super Typhoon Meranti hits Taiwan
Tens of thousands of homes lost power across Taiwan on Wednesday as Super Typhoon Meranti hit the island, a storm seen as the strongest in the world so far this year, forcing schools and businesses to close and flights to be cancelled.

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Space agency starts to unfold atlas of 1 billion stars in 3D
European Space Agency says its mission to chart more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way is on track for completion in a year's time. The agency released the first data on Wednesday from its ongoing effort to draw the biggest and most precise three-dimensional map of our galaxy.

Many toxic chemicals found in common household dust: Study
A large study of household dust in the US has found that it contains several classes of poisonous chemicals that are shedding off everyday use products. The study found that DEHP, a chemical belonging to a hazardous class called phthalates, was number one on that list.

Gentle light beams may treat lethal heart condition: Study
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University in the US and University of Bonn in Germany said that light-based treatment should provide a safer and gentler remedy for patients at high risk of arrhythmia - irregular heartbeat that can cause sudden cardiac death within minutes.

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Fitbit Charge 2 review: Towards a healthier you
Fitness tracking wearables maker Fitbit recently launched its Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers in India. While the Flex 2 is priced at Rs 9,499, the more expensive Charge 2 bears a price tag of Rs 14,999. The new Fitbit Charge 2 has a heart-rate monitor, a feature previously limited to the 'HR' edition of the Charge only. It comes with a touch-sensitive OLED display, as well as a 3-axis accelerometer, an altimeter and a vibration motor. Fitbit Charge 2 syncs with its companion smartphone app over Bluetooth.

Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus available for pre-order in India
All those Apple fans out there in India waiting desperately to lay there hands on the next iPhones -- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus -- can now pre-order the new smartphones.

iOS 10: Ten new features your iPhones, iPads are set to get
Apple's latest mobile operating system -- iOS 10 -- is rolling our to users globally starting today.

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Assam Govt secondary schools to be declared tobacco-free zones
There are 4,316 government secondary schools in the state and out of these, all secondary schools in the districts of Lakhimpur, Baksa, Tinsukia, Udalguri, Sonitpur, Golaghat, Goalpara and Bongaigaon have been reported to be Tobacco-free Educational Institutions (TFEI), as per the submissions made by school inspectors to the Secondary Education Department.

DishTV to beam 32 HRD Ministry edu channels to viewers

Left alliance sweeps JNU polls
The Left Unity, an alliance of All India Students' Association (AISA) and the Students' Federation of India(SFI), on Saturday won all four top posts in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union elections.

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Shiva and Shivaji to shower flowers upon Ganpati idols on immersion day
Even as the spectacle of large Ganpatis winds up on Anant Chaturdashi day, another grand sight unfolds in Lalbaug. Each idol that heads to Girgaum Chowpatty for immersion receives a shower of gulal and flower petals from an "aerial vehicle".

Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar collaborate to create high-concept cinema
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Hindi film industry veteran Tanuj Garg and ace photographer-producer Atul Kasbekar have announced their partnership to set up a new-age, high content film company Ellipsis Entertainment.

Indian equities markets provisionally end flat
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Indian equities markets provisionally closed on a flat note on Wednesday, as negative global cues, disappointing factory output data for July and profit booking dented investors' sentiments.

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1984 riots case: CBI files further probe report in court
New Delhi, Sep 14 () CBI today filed a report in a Delhi court on its further probe into a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Jagdish Tytler was earlier given clean chit for his alleged role.

CIL down nearly 2%; mcap dips by Rs 4,105 cr post Q1 nos
New Delhi, Sep 14 () Shares of Coal India ended the day nearly 2 per cent lower, wiping-out Rs 4,105.47 crore from its market valuation, after the company reported 14.7 per cent decline in consolidated net profit for the quarter ended June. The stock settled at Rs 324.20, down 1.97 per cent on BSE.

Chikungunya claims 10 lives, Delhi health crisis deepens
New Delhi, Sep 14 () Five more deaths from chikungunya complications were reported today at a private hospital in Delhi, taking to 10 the number of fatalities due to the vector-borne disease in the national capital that is grappling with a severe health crisis.

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Karna will try to convince SC about water shortage: Minister
Bengaluru, Sep 14 () Karnataka government today said it would try to convince the Supreme Court about "ground realities" and difficulties faced by people for water in the Cauvery basin when the matter related to release of the river water to Tamil Nadu comes up for next hearing on September 20.

Bengaluru bounces back after Cauvery violence, curfew lifted
Though curfew was lifted, officials said prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC will continue until further orders as a precautionary measure.

Cauvery row: Curfew lifted, normalcy returns to Bengaluru
Normalcy returned to the violence-hit Bengaluru on Wednesday after a day of uneasy calm following large-scale violence over the raging Cauvery water sharing row with neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Transport vehicles were back in service and shops and establishments functioned normally, senior police officials said.

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AirAsia India plans 20 aircraft fleet size by 2018
Hyderabad, Sep 14 () Budget airline AirAsia India today said it plans to have a fleet size of 20 by end-2018, thereby becoming eligible to operate on international routes.

BJP calls TRS, CM "betrayers of Telangana history & heritage"
Hyderabad, Sep 14 () BJP today hit back at TRS for charging it with pursuing "divisive politics" in reference to its demand that Telangana government officially celebrate September 17 as 'Hyderabad Liberation Day', and dubbed the ruling party and CM K Chandrasekhar Rao as "betrayers" of the state's

Cauvery row: Hyderabad to the rescue of Bengaluru as water war hits IT firms
With IT companies in Bengaluru facing the brunt of the recent unrest, Hyderabad’s IT sector once again rose to the occasion, with techies working between 12 to 36 hours at a stretch to keep critical services and servers there running.

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Motorcycle-borne men snatch women's gold chain in TN
Two motorcycle-borne men snatched the gold chain of a 37-year-old woman near Katpadi in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday morning and escaped.

Chennai, Sept 14 () Southwest monsoon has been vigorous over North interior Karnataka, Telangana and active over Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Work for AIADMK's win in civic polls, Jaya tells party workers
Chennai, Sep 14 () Asserting that scores of people were joining her party impressed by her government's welfare measures, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today welcomed nearly one lakh new entrants and exhorted them to work for its victory in coming civic polls.

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Modi App to grace mobiles of 5-lakh tech-savvy Gujaratis
To celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday on September 17, the BJP will make sure that at least 5 lakh techsavvy Gujaratis download 'Narendra Modi app'. Modi who turns 66 this year is set to visit the state on Spetember 17.

Gujarat bizman goes missing after trading diamonds for Rs 25 lakh
A 38-year-old Gujarat resident who had come to Dahisar to trade diamonds has been missing since September 8. He had sold off the diamonds for Rs 25 lakhs and was on his way back home when he last spoke to his family.

State BJP to celebrate PM Narendra Modi's birthday during his visit
Modi Will Meet His Mother On Sept 17

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Congress poster depicts Rahul as 'Arjun avataar'

Anupriya Patel flays UP CM, district administration for Pratapgarh incident

Over 150 people booked for misbehaving with Anupriya Patel

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Shakti Kapoor Rings in His Birthday in Bhubaneswar

Odisha village ends open-defecation, but age-old problems remain
Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) It is the perfect feel-good story. Some young men in a remote Orissa hamlet, inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission, launch a campaign that results in their village becoming an open defecation-free zone. What's more, in the process, the number of lavatories in the village jumps from 46 to 260.

Healthcare initiative in Koraput district

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SC orders status quo on medical counselling in Madhya Pradesh

ECA opens MP chapter in city
The Early Childhood Association organised a seminar to sensitise parents, teachers and policy holders about early childhood care and also announced the formal opening of the ECA chapter in Bhopal.

6-time hike in permanent vehicle permit fee

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Brar slams 'drama' by Cong, Akalis in Punjab assembly
Chandigarh, Sep 14 () Lokhit Abhiyaan leader and former Congress MP Jagmeet Singh Brar today ridiculed the dharna by Congress MLAs inside the Punjab Vidhan Sabha describing it as a stage managed "drama" by the party and the ruling Akalis designed to stall House proceedings.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry expert delivers lectures at Panjab University

Navjot Singh Sidhu formally resigns from BJP: Reports

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