Monday, 5 September 2016

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Monday, September 05, 2016
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States get ready for 2nd phase of mines auction in Sept
After the industry's lukewarm response to the first phase of mines auction, states are gearing up for the second, which will see mines bearing minerals like gold, diamond and iron ore go under the hammer.

Dubai airport passenger traffic hits record in July
Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, jumped 14 percent from a year earlier to a monthly record of 7.62 million people in July, the airport's operator said on Monday.

Urjit Patel assumes charge as new RBI Governor
Urjit Patel has assumed charge as the 24th governor of Reserve Bank, succeeding Raghuram Rajan whose three-year controversy-ridden tenure ended on Sunday. Patel has assumed charge effective September 4, 2016, after serving as deputy governor since January 2013, RBI said in a statement on Monday.

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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

Japan on alert as typhoon Namtheun approaches
Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued advisories for northern parts of Kyushu area as the typhoon approached the island, while parts of Iwate prefecture in the northeast continued to struggle with flood damage, EFE news reported.

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Pro-independence leaders win seats in Hong Kong polls
A new generation of young Hong Kong politicians advocating a break from Beijing became lawmakers for the first time on Monday in a result likely to rattle China. Observers branded their victory "a strong message to Beijing", which has railed against candidates supporting a split from China.

String of blasts kill 38 across Syria: State media
At least 18 people were killed and dozens wounded in a series of bombings across mostly government-controlled areas of Syria today, state media reported. The blasts hit government-held Tartus and Homs and Hasakeh, mostly controlled by Kurdish forces but where the regime maintains a presence.

Merkel under pressure after poll defeat to anti-migrant party
Angela Merkel came under renewed pressure over her liberal refugee policy after an upstart anti-migrant populist party handed her party a humiliating defeat in her home state. The xenophobic 'Alternative for Germany' clinched around 22 per cent in its first bid for seats in a regional parliament.

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Nasa images unveil origins of solar wind
Nasa scientists have for the first time imaged edge of the Sun, enabling them to describe the mysterious origins of solar wind. Ever since the 1950s discovery of the solar wind — the constant flow of charged particles from the Sun — there has been a disconnect between this outpouring and the Sun.

Your baby might be watching what you eat, a new study has suggested
The findings show that one-year-old infants expect people to like the same food, unless those people belong to different social or cultural groups, such as those that speak a different language.

Coffee could be extinct by 2080, courtesy global warming

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iPhone 7: Jaybird on Apple dropping headphone jack
JayBird CMO said that shifting from 3.5mm headphone jack to lightning connector-based headphones will still compress and decompress audio “but the music quality can be drastically enhanced.”

Reliance Jio's aggressive rates to shake up industry: Experts
Jio’s offer the battle lines are drawn, and incumbents Airtel, Vodafone and Idea will doubtless match the rates to retain their mid-to high-end customers.

Reliance Jio's Welcome Offer goes live: All you need to know
Starting today, September 5, Reliance Jio's 'Welcome Offer' for its 4G services goes live.

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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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Ten-day-long Ganesh Utsav begins today
This year, Mumbai will have about 6,300 sarvajanik Ganesh pandals, more than 1.2 lakh home Ganesh idols and about 9,000 Gauri idols.

50-year-old slips into platform-train gap, survives
A 50 year-old man had a near death escape after he got trapped in the gap between a train and the platform while trying to board the moving locomotive, at the Mumbai Central railway station on Saturday evening.

Cops babysit abandoned lab over weekend

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Sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar's assistant detained
Delhi Police on Monday detained sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar's personal assistant after the AAP leader alleged that he was "blackmailing" him and "threatening to destroy his public image". Praveen Kumar, who is Kumar's PA, was detained from Delhi Secretariat this morning, police said.

Sex CD scandal: Sacked AAP minister Sandeep Kumar sent to three-day police custody
Sacked AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar arrested on charges of rape on a complaint of a woman who figured in an objectionable video with him, was on Monday sent to police custody for 3 days by Tis Hazari court. He was arrested last week after the woman approached police with a complaint of sexual harassment.

Arvind Kejriwal-Najeeb Jung battle for Delhi moves to Supreme Court
The fight for power of Delhi’s government is far from over. The Supreme Court has said it will on Friday hear six appeals by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government over who is the administrative head of the Delhi government – the Chief Minister or the Lieutenant Governor.

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Robbed on highway, techie says culprits sped off with woman
Hitchhiking proved costly for a city-based software engineer who was assaulted, robbed at knife-point and kicked out of the vehicle on a desolate stretch of the highway in the wee hours of Friday. However, while he came out relatively unhurt, in his official complaint with the Peenya police, he said another couple in the car was also victimised. While the man was kicked out soon after, the culprits fled away with the woman.

Lessons from a `teacher' named Raghuram Rajan

Ride together, stay together: Companies use cycling to bring colleagues closer

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Groom booked for firing in air at wedding in Hyderabad
A case was registered against a man for allegedly firing in the air during his marriage ceremony in Falaknuma area here, police said on Sunday.

Andhra Pradesh to get Rs 52,000 crore petroleum package
Package To Include Expansion Of HPCL Refinery, Petro-Chemical Complex, Petroleum University

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.

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Hunt on for fake doctors in Tiruvallur
16 Held In Aug, More Likely On The Run

On the cycle is your friendly cop

In statistical quirk, Chennai has more voters than adults

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Rainfall deficit in 17 districts of Gujarat
The officials of Meteorological Centre, Ahmedabad said, the state hasn't received 20% of annual rainfall this monsoon.Seventeen districts are still suffering from rainfall deficit between 20% to 56%.

Secretary, treasurer of charitable trust arrested
Total arrests made in the Una dalit flogging case went up to 39 after CID crime arrested Rahul Parmar of Una and Shailesh Bambhania of Delwada from SG Road in Ahmedabad, on Saturday night.

Teen's car rams into cycle, labourer couple injured
Woman Said To Be In Critical Condition

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'Girl swimming for Clean Ganga is fooling people'

BSP never raised 'tilak, tarazu ...' slogan, says Mayawati
Bahujan Samaj Party national president Mayawati said here on Sunday that her party had never raised ‘Tilak tarazu aur talwar, inko maro jute char’ (Brahmin, baniya and thakur, thrash them with shoes) slogan, adding that opposition is raising the issue to malign BSP and to divert the attention of upper caste voters.

Now, pind-daan on social networks, priest gets calls from across the nation

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Shivaji Majhi back in Congress fold
Keeping an eye on the forthcoming panchayat elections, the Congress ignored its former Lanjigarh MLA Shivaji Majhi's alleged anti-party activities during 2010 Rajya Sabha polls and brought him back to the fold on Sunday.

Parties gear up for rural polls

Exhibition in city brings weavers under one roof
With Durga Puja around the corner, more than 120 handloom weavers from across the country have set up stalls at an ethnic wear exhibition in the city.Called Cottonfab-2016, the exhibition will be on till October 3.

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Former union minister Arif Baig passes away

Singh appointed PHC chief, Tandon is ADG intelligence
Sarabjit Singh was made chairman of MP Police Housing Corporation, while OSD to chief minister, Rajeev Kumar Tandon, has been was made ADG intelligence.

Bhopal teacher among 13 from MP to be felicitated by Prez
Sudha Dubey of Bhopal will be among 13 teachers from MP to will be felicitated by President Pranab Mukherjee on Teachers' Day on Monday.

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School students' vocabulary, spelling skills put to test at Inter School Scrabble Competition
Both tiles and tensions ran high, as Stepping Stones Senior Secondary School, Sector 37 Chandigarh played host to the Ninth Inter School Scrabble Competition. The scrabble contest, an annual event hosted by the school, saw students from over thirty schools across Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula taking part in the globally popular word challenge. This year witnessed the maximum number of participants.

Star Chitrakaar to bring out the artist in underprivileged children
In an effort to nurture the talent in underprivileged children, Anu Singh, a Chandigarh based artist announced an initiative by the name of Star Chitrakaar. Singh who is a psychologist counselor by profession, and affiliated with American Psychology Association will not only be bringing out the talent in such children but will understand their psychology through their drawings and will offer free counseling to them.

2 days after CBI raids, Hooda puts foot forward, dares BJP

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