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Friday, September 30, 2016
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Sensex losses swell as Oct series gets off to shaky start

Interest rates on small savings schemes cut by 0.1%
The PPF will fetch interest rate of 8% in the third quarter of the current fiscal as against 8.1% in the previous three-months period. Interest rate on Kisan Vikas Patra has been brought down to 7.7% from 7.8%. As a result, the KVP will now mature in 112 months instead of 110 months.

Sensex rallies 181 points on OPEC deal, F&O expiry
Market benchmark Sensex surged over 181 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 8,800-mark on Thursday after global markets cheered a surprise deal by OPEC to cut oil production for the first time in eight years.

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Giant dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia desert
One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert, researchers said on Friday, offering a fresh clue about the giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago.

India not to cap aviation emission
Centre has toughened its stand on negotiations to cap emissions by the aviation sector, making it clear that India will not commit to reducing emissions in the sector by 2020 as it will be an “injustice“ to the country's growing economy.

Hyd pup wins PETA's 'Cutest Indian Dog Alive' contest
After hundreds of votes and careful deliberation by judges from the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, Rosco, whose guardian is Spandana Raj, beat out nine other finalists to win PETA's 5th annual 'Cutest Indian Dog Alive' contest.

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Trump injects Bill Clinton scandals into 2016 race
Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign's top backers out to do the same.

Philippines' Duterte says 'happy to slaughter' drug users
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday drew a parallel between his deadly crime war and Hitler's massacre of Jews, saying he was "happy to slaughter" millions of drug addicts.

S Korea shifts site of anti-North missile system
South Korea on Friday formally announced a new location for deploying a North Korea-focused US anti-missile defence system, after vocal protests from local residents over potential health and environmental hazards.

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Nanoparticle jabs may help treat arthritis: Study

New herbal drug developed by CSIR promises better management of diabetes

SCATSAT-1 is a global mission: ISRO
The SCATSAT-1 satellite launched by India for detection of cyclone and weather forecasting was a global mission and its services would be utilised by American space agency NASA and European Space Agency EUMETSAT, ISRO said. ISRO had yesterday launched SCATSAT-1 along with seven other satellites.

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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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FTII to propose fee hike, age limit; students oppose

SC upholds MBBS admissions by deemed universities

Indian universities go headhunting abroad

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Vilification in public space unwarranted: BJP tells Shiv Sena
Mumbai, Sep 30 () BJP today asked Shiv Sena to refrain from publicly criticising it and rather put forward its grievances in internal meets even as it said that wants to contest the upcoming civic body elections in alliance with the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.

Approach the state govt first: HC on pleas against surya namaskar in BMC schools
Bombay High Court on Friday directed petitioners challenging Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's decision to make surya namaskar compulsory in its schools to first approach the State government.

RBI shifts monetary policy timing to mid-afternoon
Mumbai, Sep 30 () The Reserve Bank has decided to change the timing of announcement of its policy review, due next Tuesday, to mid-afternoon. For long, the central bank has been unveiling the monetary policy at 11 am. "The resolution of MPC will be placed on the official website of RBI at 2.

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Hind Copper share sale fully subscribed; govt to get Rs 400 cr
New Delhi, Sep 30 () The government today raised Rs 400 crore from stake sale in Hindustan Copper even as retail investors bid for less than a third of the shares reserved for them, while there was over-subscription by institutional investors to bridge the shortfall.

Lenovo makes festive offers on flagship Z2 Plus smartphone
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Lenovo on Friday announced exciting offers on its flagship Lenovo Z2 Plus smartphone for the festive season.

Consumers may splurge Rs 25k cr in online festive shopping
New Delhi, Sep 30 () With e-commerce giants offering heavy discounts, Indian consumers may splurge nearly Rs 25,000 crore in the upcoming festive season, according to a report.

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Witworks launches flagship smart wearable device Blink
Bengaluru, Sep 30 (IANS) Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) firm Witworks on Friday announced the launch of its first smart wearable device Blink that runs on Witworks' own voice-based operating system called Marvin OS.

Surgical strikes across LoC: Pathankot braveheart's message for heroes

Kargil-like alert at HAL, which maintains IAF fighter jets
HAL's top brass met its floor staff across units - Sukhoi, MiG, Mirage, Jaguar and other helicopter platforms - for over 40 minutes on Thursday."This followed the midnight meeings in Delhi.

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Market potential huge, e-tailers bound to succeed: Nilekani
Hyderabad, Sep 30 () E-commerce players in India are bound to succeed because of huge market opportunities, and the coming Diwali season will be a pointer to where this space is headed, says Infosys co-founder Nandan M Nilekani.

UFSJ wins all posts in University of Hyderabad students' union elections
The United Front for Social Justice (UFSJ) has won all posts in the elections held for the students' union of the University of Hyderabad for 2016-17, beating ABVP.

UFSJ wins all posts in HCU students' union elections
Hyderabad, Sep 30 () The United Front for Social Justice (UFSJ) has won all posts in the elections held for the students' union of the University of Hyderabad for 2016-17, beating ABVP.

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Karunanidhi wants Tamil Nadu govt to release photo of Jayalalithaa in hospital
The Tamil Nadu government should put an end to rumours about chief minister J Jayalalithaa's health by releasing a photograph or video of her in hospital, said DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday.

Southern Railway releases new train timetable
As many as 88 have been speeded up, and hence the arrival and departure timings of a few trains from Chennai Egmore and Chennai Central have been changed.

Proud to have played a woman in 'Remo': Sivakarthikeyan
Chennai, Sep 30 (IANS) Actor Sivakarthikeyan didn't have any inhibitions playing a nurse in the forthcoming Tamil romantic comedy "Remo". He says he accepted the role, which features for about 60 per cent of the film, with pride and gusto.

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Ayyub murder: Witnesses identify all 7 accused before magistrate
Witnesses recognized all seven accused allegedly involved in the murder of Mohammed Ayyub during test identification parade before an executive magistrate on Tuesday.

Surgical strikes across LoC: Shankersinh Vaghela raises doubts on strikes

Crowdfunding website leaves dalit stir in lurch
A controversy arose on Thursday after a crowdfunding platform closed the campaign to raise funds for Gujarat's dalit movement, apparently after it learned of the FIR registered against dalit activists including Jignesh Mevani.

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AU campus turns into a fortress

AUSU polls today: Over 20 thousand to cast their vote
Allahabad University (AU) has chalked out elaborate plans for holding the AUSU polls on Friday.

Public lauds Army strike on social media
Messaging apps, social and microblogging sites became favourite media for people of Sangam city to pour their heart out in support of the surgical strike by Army on terror camps at the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday.

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Toll in train collision rises to 2
Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 () The toll in the collision between Bhubaneswar-Bhadrak passenger train and a goods train near Kathojodi station at Cuttack rose to two today with the Railways confirming another casualty.

Essar Power completes phase I of 120 MW Paradip project
Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 () Essar Power Ltd (EPoL) today announced that it has completed phase I (2x30 MW) of the Paradip Power Plant, following synchronisation of the 30 MW second unit with the Odisha state grid. With this, Essar Power’s installed capacity now stands at 4,705 MW, a company release said.

Odisha agricultural marketing board portal hacked
The official website of Odisha state agricultural marketing board ( was on Thursday hacked. The hacker, who introduced itself as "silent lover" posted "Pakistan Zindabad" on the defaced portal.

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'RGPV delivering the best'
RGPV's ninth convocation organised here on Thursday was special for its vice-chancellor Prof Piyush Trivedi, as he is going to retire in December this year.It was his second successive tenure.

Make India developed, Guv to RGPV students
In all, 209 students received degrees for academic session 2013 and 2014.Scientific advisor to the defence minister, G Satheesh Reddy, was presented honorary doctorate degree on the occasion.

He didn't need crutches to clear NEET, but DME crippled dreams
Undeterred by crippling physical handicap - unable to use his both legs and lower part of the body - he worked hard to chase a dream of becoming a doctor.

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Young generation highly susceptible to heart ailments
Long gone are the days when cardiovascular illness struck only the elderly. The young generation these days is highly susceptible to heart ailments. Blame it on poor lifestyle, no physical exercise and extreme stress, the next generation is fast giving in to the deadly heart diseases."

Nine pilgrims killed in mishap near Hisar in Haryana
Nine pilgrims were killed and 14 others injured when a pick-up vehicle carrying them was involved in an accident with two heavy vehicles in Sainiwas village in the district early on Friday.

Man commits suicide in Patiala
A driver committed suicide last night after allegedly taking celphos tablets.Jaspal Singh (35) lived in Deep Nagar with a 50-year-old widow of Dayalpur Chhanna village.

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