Sunday, 11 September 2016

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Sunday, September 11, 2016
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Vijay Mallya's money laundering case: ED to attach fresh assets
The agency had had a Mumbai court issue a proclamation under CrPC against Mallya after he skipped multiple summons to depose in its money laundering probe in the alleged bank loan frauds worth over Rs 9,000 crore.

Three IPOs to hit markets in Sep to raise Rs 7,000-crore
To tap the upbeat investor sentiment, three firms - ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company, L&T Technology Services and GNA Axles - will hit the markets this month to raise over Rs 7,000 crore through IPO.

Railways defends surge pricing, says it's flexi-pricing
The Railways has clarified that the recently introduced flexi-fare system on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains is only an experimental measure and is not surge pricing.The new system will affect less than 0.15 million passengers out of total 23 million passengers, it said.

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Polythene ban in national monuments from Oct 2
There will be a complete ban on use of polythene in all national monuments and tourist destinations from October 2, tourism minister Mahesh Sharma said. In an initiative to carry forward the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the government chose the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to impose the ban.

SPG wants NGT nod for diesel vehicles registration
The Special Protection Group on Friday approached the National Green Tribunal seeking direction to the Delhi government's transport department to allow registration of its diesel vehicles. SPG said they were in process of discarding their 28 diesel vehicles.

No decision yet on ratifying Paris climate change pact: India
India on Thursday made it clear that no decision to ratify the Paris climate change agreement has been taken so far as its domestic processes in this regard were still underway. "Domestic processes in this regard are still underway," external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

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Russia-China to hold joint naval exercise in South China Sea
China and Russia will hold an eight-day joint naval exercise from tomorrow in the contentious South China Sea, the first drill by any country in the contested waters since an international tribunal rejected Beijing's historic claims to the resource-rich sea.

Clinton regrets calling 'half' of Trump backers 'deplorable'
Hillary Clinton said Saturday she regretted saying that half of Donald Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables" - a remark the billionaire Republican slammed as her "worst mistake of the political season."

Militant suspected in Bangladesh cafe attack killed himself: Police
The July attack in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter was claimed by the Middle Eastern jihadist group Islamic State and was one of the most brazen in Bangladesh, hit by a spate of killings of liberals and members of religious minorities in the past year.

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Spacecraft sent to asteroid to try and stop armageddon

New parasite species is named after Obama
US scientists have discovered a new species of a parasitic flatworm that infects turtles in Malaysia, and named it after Barack Obama as a way of honoring the president. The flatworm, coined Baracktrema obamai, is so unusual that it merits not only a new species designation, but its own genus, too.

MIT develops machine that can read a closed book
A machine that can read closed books has been designed by a group of scientists led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers. It is at a prototype stage and as of now can read through the first nine pages of a closed book through an imaging system linked to a processor.

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6 reasons to buy and not to buy iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
Here we give six reasons for why you should buy the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and six reasons why you shouldn't. So, read and decide on whose side you are.

Check, there may be a software update for your car
Tired of your vehicle and its aging, limited features? Don't trade it in just yet. Download new software instead. In some cases, that is already possible

Fitness gadgets and app to get you in shape
To enhance your fitness experience there are several gadgets, which monitor your heart rate, track your jogging routine etc.

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Left alliance sweeps JNU polls
The Left Unity, an alliance of All India Students' Association (AISA) and the Students' Federation of India(SFI), on Saturday won all four top posts in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union elections.

HRD ministry working towards digital degrees, certificates
HRD ministry is working to ensure that degrees and certificates are given to students in digital format from the 2017 academic session onwards. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that every student will also get an opportunity to upload their other certificates and awards.

Next UGC-NET exam will be on Jan 22: CBSE

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Week-long Bandra Fair begins today

Darsheel Safary ready for second innings
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) The youngest actor in India to be nominated for Best Actor alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Darsheel Safary established new levels of acting excellence for a child actor in "Taare Zameen Par". After some significant roles as a juvenile, he is now back to his chosen vocation.

'Pink' a social thriller: Big B
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his forthcoming film "Pink" is neither about women's empowerment nor on rape but a social thriller and one that touches upon many aspects of what morals and society norms and practices women in India experience.

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AAP defends Khan, reject his resignation
New Delhi, Sep 11 () Strongly defending its MLA Amantullah Khan, the AAP today rejected his resignation which he had tendered after sexual harassment charges were levelled against him, saying the controversy surrounding him is his "family's internal dispute" which is being given "political colour".

Daler Mehndi and Mika Singh shake a leg together in a music video
Singers Daler Mehndi and Mika Singh were busy shooting for a music video in NCR recently, and this is apparently the first time the two brothers will be sharing screen space in a music video.

BJP lashes out at Kalyan, says AP's concerns addressed
New Delhi, Sep 11 () Facing flak in Andhra Pradesh after the Centre did not grant special category status to the state, BJP today said there is no provision for it under the 14th Finance Commission and asserted that the financial package will address the concerns over revenue deficit.

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Bannerghatta Park to remain open on Sep 13

Bengaluru VIPs are a wash-out
Raj Bhavan topped the list, with a monthly consumption of 62,49,000 litres, drawing up an outstanding due of Rs 3.94 lakh, as per its September bill.

Meat is right, for these Ganesha worshippers
While it is traditional to offer modaks and kosambris to Ganesha on Chaturthi, there is a village where liquor and non-vegetarian food are offered as "naivedya" to the deity. To be a part of this special Ganesha festival, one has to head to Bhagyanagar village in Koppal district.

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Venkaiah Naidu asks if Zakir Naik is boss of Indian Muslims
Hyderabad, Sep 11 () Terming as "totally absurd" the allegations levelled by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik against the government, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today accused him of taking shelter under religion and wondered if he is the "boss" of all Indian Muslims.

Telangana Task Force digs out Rs 1,000 cr land scam in Medak
The Task Force on Land (TFL) has found that about 480 acres of land was sold illegally from 1990 to 2010 in Kollur and Osmansagar villages in Ramachandrapuram mandal of Medak district.

Auto driver catches fire, dies
An auto driver who caught fire under mysterious circumstances while answer call of nature on Thursday night at Musi river in Rajendranagar, succumbed to injuries on Saturday.

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Cauvery water issue: TN, Karnataka to make strong case before supervisory panel

Polls in sight: Mayor lists out new projects
The AIADMK has virtually kicked off its campaign for the municipal corporation elections from the floor of the council.

Bus services to Andhra affected due to day-long shutdown

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Serve society but first look after wife, HC tells sanyasi

ACB searches lockers of four graft accused

HC set to deliver verdict on Sardarpura massacre case appeals
33 Persons Were Burnt Alive In 2002 Incident

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BJP targeting Rahul only: UPCC chief Raj Babbar

Seminar on eye donation
National Eye Donation Day/ 82 words

UGC letter enquires about translation of Kabir's work
The letter is in response to a question raised in Lok Sabha on December 14, 2015 and is the fourth such reminder to the central universities.

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Home guard who attempted self-immolation near CM's house, dies
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 () A sacked home guard jawan, who had attempted self-immolation near the Chief Minister's house here last week, died during the treatment today even as tension prevailed in his village when his body reached there with his kin demanding compensation.

BJD to step up protest against Polavaram project
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Sunday announced i would step up opposition to the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh.

State to conduct survey on unsafe structures around schools
The government has decided to conduct a reality check of school buildings in unsafe or dilapidated conditions across the state in the wake of the death of a school girl in wall collapse in Sakhigopal village on Thursday.

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Over 300 students from tribal parts of MP clear JEE, AIIMS
Bhopal, Sep 11 () Over 300 students from financially weak families from the tribal-dominated regions of Madhya Pradesh have cleared competitive like JEE, AIIMS, AIPMT and NEET among others, thanks to initiatives taken by the state government.

Infant slips off mother's arms during catfight, dies
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Neighbour booked for minor's rape
Mr entally-challenged woman raped at Bagh Sewania (325)

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Raina likely to feature in 22nd All India JP Atray tournament
Chandigarh, Sep 11 () India's limited overs specialist Suresh Raina could be seen in action during the 22nd All India J P Atray memorial cricket tournament, to be played at multiple venues across the region, from September 15 onwards.

Deficit monsoon affects power and irrigation in North-West India
A mega hydro project at Tehri, Uttrakhand, with generation capacity of 1000 MW has filled upto 823.3 meters against the full reservoir capacity of 830 meters.

Ahead of MC polls, rift likely in BJP
As both Bhartiya Janta Party and Congress have been gearing up for upcoming municipal polls, BJP is all set to witness major rift within the party, as compared to opposition Congress.

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