Tuesday, 6 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex zooms 446 points to hit 17-month high

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
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Sensex zooms 446 points to hit 17-month high
Market benchmark Sensex hit a nearly 17-month high on Tuesday after surging 446 points to 28,978.02 and the Nifty zoomed 133.35 points led by heavy buying in auto and banking stocks on bullish overseas cues.

Gold futures decline Rs 34 on profit-booking

India's IT exports revenue to grow 9-10% this fiscal: Pai

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Warmer oceans have caused changes in Earth: Report

Four out of six great apes near extinction: Report
Four of the six great apes, including the Eastern Gorilla, the largest living primate and one of our closest cousins, are now 'Critically Endangered' and just one step away from extinction due to illegal hunting, according to a new report.

Giant panda is no longer endangered, experts say
International Union for Conservation of Nature's report said that the panda is now classified as a "vulnerable" instead of "endangered" species, reflecting its growing numbers in the wild in southern China. It said the wild panda population jumped to 1,864 in 2014 from 1,596 in 2004

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Obama says provocations will deepen North Korea isolation
North Korea yesterday test-fired three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, a new show of force as Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders met at the G20 summit in China.

Paris to open first refugee camp mid-October
Paris will open its first refugee camp in mid-October, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Tuesday, announcing a centre solely for men with an initial capacity of 400. The emergency centre aims to replace the makeshift camps that keep springing up around the city.

BA passengers stranded as glitch hits worldwide check-ins

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Antibiotics to infants ups risk of allergies in later life
Exposure to antibiotics at an early age increases risk of developing allergies like eczema and hay fever later in life according to new research presented on Tuesday at this year's European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London.

Lost comet lander Philae found lying in a ditch

Gravitational waves form 10 mn years after black holes merge

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Intex Aqua S7: First impressions
Intex today launched its Aqua S7 smartphone. Priced at Rs 9,499, the smartphone is likely pitted against devices like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Samsung Galaxy J2 and LeEco Le 1s Eco.

Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus: Likely specifications, price, features and more
The D-day is almost here! Come September 7, and we will see the biggest smartphone launch of the year as Apple unveils iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

TV market in India may be gearing up for a price war
Videocon will cut the price of its new 55-inch model by almost Rs 20,000 to bring it closer to the LeEco price besides building a portfolio to fight the Chinese brand.

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After scam, Bihar to link exams to Aadhaar
The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is set to become the country’s first state board to link students’ examination forms with their Aadhaar numbers to avoid duplication and facilitate easy access to documents.

Foreign students slam Hindi institute for dirty hostels
HRD ministry has sought a detailed report from Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, on allegations by many foreign students that the institute has turned a blind eye to pathetic living conditions in the hostel.

NCERT seeks Institute of National Importance status from govt
the HRD ministry is considering a demand of the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for granting it 'Institute of National Importance' status so that it can confer degrees and start courses on teaching. IITs and IISc have been granted this status by an act of Parliament.

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Ankur Panwar found guilty of murdering Preeti Rathi

Anna Hazare 'saddened' that Kejriwal's colleagues have gone to jail

Fire breaks out in Mumbai's UCO Bank building
A fire broke out in the UCO Bank building, which also houses the regional office of the country's premier news agency PTI in the tony Horniman Circle area of the megapolis.

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CBSE cancels affiliation of 6 Karnataka schools for forging docs to skirt RTI Act

Groundwater use by Delhi Metro: NGT fines Jal Board
A bench headed by Justice UD Salvi slammed the counsel for DJB and slapped a fine of Rs 2000 on the department for making "loose statements" before it.

Modi calls for unity, harmony as Jain festival ends

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15-minutes hovering marks light utility helicopter's first flight

Cauvery row: Bengaluru-Mysuru highway blocked, protests intensify
Agitated farmers & activists belonging to pro-Kannada outfits on Tuesday blocked Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway as protests intensified in the wake of the Supreme Court directive to the state to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Protestors ransacked government offices in Mandya forcing their shut down.

Cauvery water dispute: Protests erupt in Karnataka over SC's order
After Tamil Nadu's counsel pleaded for water to save the samba crop in about 40,000 acres of agricultural fields in the Cauvery delta region, the apex court on Monday ordered Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of water daily for 10 days to the lower-riparian on the policy of "live and let live".

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Akbaruddin deposes before court in 2011 attack case

Sarojini Naidu's home to be made into cultural hub
The University of Hyderabad (UoH) plans to develop 'The Golden Threshold', residence of poet and freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu, into a heritage and culture hub. The site at UoH's off-campus annexe will house a museum of performing arts and be equipped to hold art exhibitions and cultural programmes.

Development wave in Narasaraopet and Sattenapalle
Previously hot bed of faction politics, Narasaraopet is fast becoming a synonym for development thanks to the series of programmes lined up by Assembly speaker Dr.Kodela Sivaprasada Rao. Notwithstanding his shifting to neighbouring Sattenapalli segment, Dr Kodela had not lost love for his ‘mother’ segment, Narasaraopet which groomed him into a mega politician.

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5% of Chennai TB patients' kin found infected
Living with someone who is infected with tuberculosis can push up the risk of infection by more than two times, a study by National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis has found.

MK Stalin's PA in Tamil Nadu assembly removed
: The personal assistant of leader of the opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly has been removed from the post, just 14 days after the appointment.

ISRO to launch advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR on September 8
ISRO is all set to launch the GSLV-F05 carrying advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR from the spaceport of Sriharikota, about 110 km from here, on September eight.

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Man chucks Rs 3.5 lakh salary to teach at footpath school
If you happen to pass by Sadbhavnagar police chowky in Vatva area, you will not miss students sitting under the roof.

Drinking water dirty; toilet a pipe dream
Census 2011 Data Shows Life's Still Harsh For SC, ST People In State

Underage students can't study medical
The state government has asserted before the Gujarat high court that admission of underage students in medical courses is prohibited by rules of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

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Cops recover 41 missing mobiles
A team of district police officials recovered and handed over 41 mobile phones, reported to be lost or stolen by city residents between July and August.

ADA bulldozers run over 10 encroachments

Students stage glowing tribute to teachers in city
A slew of events were organised across various city schools and colleges to mark Teachers' Day, the birth anniversary of former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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Four men attack elderly city couple, loot their house
Four unidentified men on Monday looted an elderly couple after entering their house on the pretext of taking it on rent in the busy Jagamara market here.

Students' bid to teach Naveen Odia

Miscreants ransack clinic in city, beat constable black and blue
Panic gripped Soubhagya Nagar here as unidentified hooligans ransacked a private healthcare unit in a three-storey building and hacked a constable in full public view on Monday afternoon.

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Deadly sting: 2 more test positive for chikungunya
Two more people tested positive for chikungunya in Bhopal on Monday.The new cases come exactly a week after first case of chikungunya in almost past five years was reported from state capital.

Education trust demands quashing of Kaliasot catchment demarcation report
HK Kalchuri Education Trust has demanded quashing of state government's demarcation report with regard to encroachment on 33-metre 'No construction area' in catchment of Kaliasot river.

Two drown as car plunges into river
Two persons died when a car they were travelling in fell into Aheli river in Sheopur district in early hours on Monday.

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Conman dupes two shopkeepers
A conman allegedly duped two shopkeepers of Rs 15,000 on the pretext of purchasing utensils in Sector 22 and Sector 37 on Tuesday.

3 Haryana Civil Services officers in dock over minister's trust land issue
Information regarding the role of these officers and action contemplated against them by the state was provided by Haryana chief secretary D S Dhesi on Monday before the high court.

Woman hit by brick while brokering peace, dies
A 50-year-old woman died after being hit by a brick while trying to pacify her neighbour who got into an altercation with her husband in Barsola village of Jind on Sunday night.The victim was identified as Gayatri Devi.

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