Monday, 26 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex slides further by 149 points, banking a drag

Monday, September 26, 2016
Today's Headlines

Sensex slides further by 149 points, banking a drag
The 30-share barometer declined 149.22 points, or 0.52%, to 28,519, with sectoral indices led by realty, banking and auto accounting for much of the losses, falling by up to 0.94%.

Rupee slumps 13 paise against US dollar in early trade
Rupee was down 13 paise at 66.78 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Monday.

Chinese investors to fund Indian start-ups
A dozen Chinese investors offered at a technology summit here on Sunday to jointly provide funding of about $50 million (Rs.334 crore) for Indian start-ups. About 150 seed funded start-ups pitched for funding at the summit by presenting their ideas to a 17-member delegation of Chinese investors.

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African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'
The number of African elephants has dropped by around 111,000 in the past decade, a report released on Monday at the Johannesburg conference on the wildlife trade said, blaming the plummeting figures on poaching.

New species of pika found in Sikkim
A new species of a small mammal in the rabbit family has been discovered in the higher altitudes of the Himalayas in Sikkim, a study has claimed, saying it is an important part of the ecosystem. They look like tailless rats and are identified as 'Ochotona sikimaria'

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 yrs'
Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years. Based on 275 estimates from across the continent, a report by International Union for Conservation of Nature put Africa's total elephant population at around 415,000, a decline of around 111,000 over the past decade.

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Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown
After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future.

Powerful quake rattles Japan's Okinawa island
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 has rattled Okinawa and other southern Japanese islands, but there was no danger of a tsunami. A magnitude 5.5 quake also occurred just off the southern coast of Hokkaido.

Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic shift in US policy.

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Stephen Hawking warns against contacting aliens
British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned against announcing our presence to any alien civilizations, especially to those more technologically advanced than humans. "They will be vastly more powerful and may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria," Hawking warned.

ISRO to perform key manoeuvre on Mars Orbiter next year
With the Mars Orbiter Mission completing two years, ISRO on Sunday said it will be doing a "major event" of effecting a manoeuvre on the Orbiter next year to reduce the impact of an "eclipse duration" to allow the spacecraft "survive" for more time.

Horses can communicate with humans: Study
Horses can learn to communicate with humans and express their feelings and opinions, a new study has claimed.

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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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NEET hits capitation fee, private medical colleges hike tuition charges

SC stays admission at Theni agri college
The Supreme Court has granted an interim stay on the Madras high court's order to allow College of Agricultural Technology (CAT), Theni, to fill its full quota of 120 seats.

Make bags lighter, CBSE tells teachers, parents
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is trying to take the load off students' backs.

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High homocysteine levels in blood more common in west zone
Mumbai, Sep 26 () Country's western part showed maximum cases of abnormal levels of homocysteine in both males and females, a major factor responsible for development of heart and blood vessel diseases, says a study report.

Maharashtra to get Rs 2,000 cr for forest conservation
Mumbai, Sep 26 () Maharashtra government is set to receive Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre in next three years under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority and is keen on setting up an 'eco-battalion' to increase green cover, Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said.

Male sweeper held for molesting woman inside Vasai station toilet

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India progressing well on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: minister
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Expressing satisfaction over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" across India, Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday said that 23 districts have become open defecation-free.

Oil prices rebound ahead of OPEC energy ministers meeting
London/ New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) With the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) due to meet on the sidelines of a global energy summit in Algeria that got underway on Monday, crude prices rebounded, even as a report said that OPEC needs to cut production to sustain a rise in crude prices above $50 a barrel.

Vani starts favourite at 14th leg of women's golf tour
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Vani Kapoor will start as the firm favourite in the 14th leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour starting at the Delhi Golf Club here on Tuesday.

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20 win Infy awards for 'making' in India
Bengaluru, Sep 26 (IANS) Twenty organisations from diverse sectors were on Monday declared winners of the first edition of Infy Maker Awards for "making" in India by the software major's Infosys Foundation.

Karnataka moves SC to modify order on release of Cauvery water

K J George back in cabinet after clean chit in DSP suicide case
Former Karnataka Minister K J George was today reinducted into the Siddaramaiah ministry, close on the heels of being given a clean chit by the CID in a case related to the alleged suicide of a Deputy Superintendent of Police.

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Venkaiah wants to hold 'letter writing day'
Hyderabad, Sep 26 () Noting the emotional value attached with hand-written mails, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today pitched for holding a 'letter writing day' across the country. "Hand-written letters have an emotional value for us.

Strife over Cauvery not a sign of healthy democracy: Venkaiah
Hyderabad, Sep 26 () The recent incidents of violence in both Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, over Cauvery water dispute is not a sign of healthy democracy, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today. "...because, 69 years after Independence if you start quarreling ... set on fire this bus and that bus.

Start-ups can take long-term risk with Indian money: Nilekani
Hyderabad, Sep 26 () Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is all for Indian start-ups, saying they have entered an 'exciting phase' with focus on India-specific problems and opportunities, and domestic money is fuelling risk appetite.

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Youth held for sexually assaulting, smothering 75-year-old woman in Tamil Nadu

TN civic body polls: AIADMK allots 31 seats to women in Vellore Corporation
AIADMK on Monday announced 31 women and 29 men candidates for the elections to the Vellore Corporation.

Senior Citizens Group of Besant Nagar to distribute walking sticks on Oct 2
The Senior Citizens Group of Besant Nagar (SCGOBN) will distribute free walking sticks to poor and needy elderly people on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi on October 2.

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Citizens discuss city's heritage at Sarkhej Roza
Citizens interested in heritage of Ahmedabad and members of various city-based organizations participated in 'Chai pe Charcha' at Sarkhej Roza on Sunday morning.

Builder's murder: Police looking at Mumbai for clues
Investigators probing the murder of Mohammad Hanif Shaikh, a Jamalpur-based builder, who died on September 18, have extended the probe to Mumbai on basis of leads collected in the incident so far.

Congress flays state govt for poor education policy
Gujarat Congress on Sunday issued a statement accusing the BJP-led Gujarat government of being responsible for the poor condition of education in the state.

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Men in khakhi have eye in the sky to manage Puja crowd
With Durga Puja round the corner, men in khaki are gearing up to provide adequate security to the devotees thronging the city pandals.

No fogging leading to spurt in dengue cases: Residents
Grappling with a severe civic crisis, residents of Rani Mandi, Dariyabad and adjoining areas protested against insanitary conditions in the city, on Sunday.

Allahabad cops new role: Vigil on CSA park jogging tracks
Apart from checking the rising crime graph in the Sangam City, police personnel here have to new task at hand.

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Skill training for unemployed, trafficked youth
The Gajapati district administration is set to provide placement-linked training to children and youths, who were rescued from across the state during the second phase of Operation Muskaan campaign.

Entrepreneurship awareness drive from tomorrow
The entrepreneurship cell of IIT Kharagpur is set to organize an awareness drive at SOA University Campus 2 in Bhubaneswar on September 27.

Bus owners go on bandh in Angul
Commuters were inconvenienced as private buses and trucks remained off the road.However, shops and other business establishments were open, police said.

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Arms dealer arrested from Datia, 26 pistols recovered
An inter-state arms dealer was arrested from Datia district in Madhya Pradesh and 26 pistols and kattas (locally made guns) were recovered from his possession. The accused has been identified as Gabbar Singh.

12-year-old boy drowns in lake
A 12-year-old boy drowned in a lake in front of his mother in Gunga area on Saturday.

State of BU: Degrees without teaching staff
This is happening when Barkatullah University (BU) is situated in the state capital.Spread over sprawling campus of 300 acres, BU is now dotted with dilapidated structures and has classes with teachers missing in action.

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EVMs from other states will be used in Punjab polls
Chandigarh, Sep 26 () Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) procured from other states will be used in the 2017 Punjab Assmebly elections, state Election Commission said today.

Now, Haryana AAP announces 'selfie with garbage' drive
After successfully running the campaign of selfie with stray cows, the AAP unit of Haryana on Sunday announced to launch 'selfie with kurha' (garbage) across the state.

Follow Bihar on prohibition, Nitish tells Haryana
After implementing prohibition on liquor in his state, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar now wants Haryana to follow the suit.

More Chandigarh News»

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