Thursday, 29 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex rallies 181 points on OPEC deal, F&O expiry

Thursday, September 29, 2016
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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.

Rupee good run continues, gains 3 paise against dollar
Continuing its good run for the sixth day at a stretch, the rupee appreciated by 3 paise to 66.43 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on continued selling of the greenback by exporters and banks amidst higher opening in the domestic equity market.

Sebi allows trading in options contracts on commodities
Markets regulator Sebi on Wednesday allowed commodity derivatives exchanges (commexes) to start trading options contracts on commodities. As of now commexes are allowed to trade only in commodity futures.

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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.

Over 90 per cent of world breathing bad air: WHO
Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organisation said, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. The problem is most acute in cities, but air in rural areas is worse, WHO experts said.

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US lawmaker slams Sharif for praising Wani in his UN address
"Disappointed to see the Pakistan PM use the UN to praise a militant group that uses violence to promote its cause," Congressman Ted Poe said in a tweet. In his address to the UN General Assembly on September 21, Sharif had described Hizbul commander Burhan Wani a "young leader".

Michelle Obama says America 'needs an adult' in White House
Michelle Obama told supporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and that America "needs an adult in the White House."

Philippines' Duterte to scrap future war games with US
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was giving notice to the United States, his country's long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills.

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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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SC upholds MBBS admissions by deemed universities

Indian universities go headhunting abroad

Recalling 1975 order only way for IIM faculty quota?
The dominant view in many IIMs is that the only way to resolve the demand for reservations in faculties in the premier institutes could be through the withdrawal of the 1975 HRD ministry order that exempted them from having quotas.

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Gandhi Peace Exam for inmates in Maha jails on Oct 2
Mumbai, Sep 29 () A 'Gandhi Peace Exam' will be organised in jails across Maharashtra on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a city-based organisation which propagates the values of the Father of the Nation said today.

I'm not a believer in cosmetic treatments: Sonam Kapoor
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Film celebrities -- in India and more so internationally -- are perpetually dogged by rumours of going under the knife for corrective surgeries for beautification. But actress Sonam Kapoor, whose blog post about fighting "strict rules" of beauty since adolescence has gone viral on social media, says she doesn't believe in resorting to artificial procedures to alter looks.

Indian equities tumble on news of surgical strikes by army on LoC (Third Lead)
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Indian equities tumbled sharply on Thursday after the army said it conducted surgical strikes on terror camps along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, inflicting "significant casualties".

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Mallya made UBHL Principal Officer, monitoring ops from London
New Delhi, Sep 29 () Embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya, who is in London avoiding court summons here, has been made Principal Officer of United Breweries (Holdings) Ltd (UBHL) in the absence of a Managing Director and is 'monitoring' the operations of the company from the UK.

Cauvery impasse: No breakthrough at meet convened by Centre
New Delhi, Sep 29 () A meeting convened by the Centre to iron out differences between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on the impasse over Cauvery river water sharing failed to achieve any breakthrough today.

Add some Indianness to your western wear with stylish juttis
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Indian juttis, famously known as Indian ballerina or the Aladdin slippers, are extremely versatile footwear and people have enjoyed wearing it in world's fashion capitals like London, New York, Paris. So how about teaming it up with the best of western wears and flaunting it in style.

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Karnataka declares 68 out of 177 taluks drought-hit

IT raids on education group unearth Rs 43crore black money
Income tax officers have recovered Rs 43 crore in unaccounted cash in raids on the DK Adikeshavulu group of companies, including Vydehi Medical College and Hospital in southeast Bengaluru, and Mallya Hospital.

3 arrested for double murder
Police have arrested three men who murdered two women in Vasanthnagar, and said it was an off-the-books pawn-broking business which the victims' husbands ran that was the cause for the killing.

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Anantapur project may be commissioned by next fiscal
Hyderabad, Sep 29 () State-owned NTPC expects to commission 750 MW solar power project in Anantapur by the end of next fiscal.

Inter-state racket of fraudsters busted; four held
Hyderabad, Sep 29 () Four persons suspected to be members of an inter-state gang were arrested for allegedly attempting to withdraw Rs 3.92 crores from the accounts of a public sector petroleum unit here fraudulently, police said today. "The attempt to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.

Tel govt inflated projects cost many times, alleges Digvijaya
Hyderabad, Sep 29 () Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has charged the Telangana government with inflating the cost of various projects many times and also not allocating funds to panchayats. "They (Telangana government) have increased the value of each project by 100 to 200 times.

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Centre will hold talks with Tamil Nadu govt on GAIL gas pipeline project, minister says
The Centre will hold talks with the Tamil Nadu government to find a solution to issues surrounding a proposed gas pipeline going through farmlands in the western districts of the state, Union petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in a letter to DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi.

Karna's defiance against spirit of Constitution: Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Sept 29 () Tearing into Karnataka for treating the Supreme Court orders on release of Cauvery water with "utter contempt", Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said such "deliberate defiance" goes against the spirit of the Constitution and amounts to "contempt" of the Court.

Everybody deserves to know Dhoni's inspiring story: Bhumika
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) Actress Bhumika Chawla, who is making a comeback to Bollywood after nine years in Neeraj Pandey's "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", feels everyone deserves to know the personal side of the most successful Indian captain as his story is very inspiring.

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Orientation programme organized at Bapu Gujarat Knoweledge Village

1864 beneficiaries in Sabarkantha get benefit in Garib Kalyan Mela

AMTS contract drivers' strike enters fifth day

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AU leaders speak hearts out
Uri attack, wherein 18 soldiers were martyred, found its way into qualifying speeches of the aspirants contesting the students' union elections of Allahabad University.

Smuggler caught, arms seized
A joint team of Special Task Force (STF) and Kareli police on Wednesday arrested an arms smuggler near Noorullah road while he was on his way to deliver a consignment of weapons.

Dacoits strike again, youth shot dead in Chitrakoot
Police said Lovelesh Kol, a hardcore member of the notorious Babuli Kol gang and carrying Rs 50,000 cash reward on his head, was named in the FIR regarding killing of 26-year-old R K Yadav.

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Tata Steel plans 2nd phase expansion of Kalinganagar plant
Bhubaneswar, Sep 29 () Tata Steel is planning to initiate second phase expansion at Kalinganagar plant in Odisha to double its capacity to 6 mtpa, but has no proposal to set up another green-field steel plant in immediate future.

Odia author's book released
'Love Is Not Lost', a collection of love stories by Odia author Pragnya Patnaik was released at the Delhi Book Fair recently.

State to ensure drinking water for all: Minister
A day after his written reply in the assembly on lack of piped drinking water facilities for 98 per cent of rural households created a stir, rural development minister Badri Narayan Patra on Wednesday said the state government is in the process of ensuring drinking water for all.

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Madhya Pradesh court issues arrest warrant against union minister Uma Bharti

MP medical aspirants collect money for legal plea at GMC

Employees of BMHRC oppose admn transfer to MP govt, threaten stir

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Govt directs Punjab to evacuate border dwellers
Chandigarh, Sept 29 () With six districts of Punjab sharing boundaries with Pakistan, the Centre has asked the state to evacuate people residing in villages within 10 kms of IB in the wake of the "surgical strikes" carried out by India on terror launch pads across the LoC last night.

Parents' forum gets relief from HC, students not to be expelled

Conductor gets 5-year-jail term for molesting kid in school bus
A local court on Wednesday sentenced a 23-year-old school bus conductor to five-year jail term and a fine of Rs 53,000 for molesting a five-year-old girl in the vehicle more than one year back, a case that had sparked protests and called for CCTV cameras and other safety measures in school buses.

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