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Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Vodafone India gets Rs 47,700-crore fresh equity from parent
Amid a hyper competitive market following the entry of Reliance Jio, the second largest telcom firm Vodafone India today said it has received Rs 47,700-crore fresh capital from its parent to fund business expansion.

Monsoon to keep India's diesel exports near 3-year highs
Reflecting this trend, state-owned Indian Oil Corp exported diesel for the first time in more than five years and the ramp-up of a new refinery could also temporarily keep exports high after the monsoon draws to a close this month.

Govt appoints monetary policy committee members

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Maharashtra sanctions Rs 15L to conserve rare plants

31 more countries ratify Paris Agreement on climate change
The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer to enter into force this year as 31 more countries on Wednesday joined it at a special event hosted by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York.

UN says 30 more countries to ratify climate deal
Thirty more countries are expected to formally join the Paris Agreement on climate change this week, greatly improving the pact's chances of coming into force just a year after it was negotiated in the French capital, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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UN resumes Syria aid delivery to besieged area
A United Nations aid convoy was due to deliver aid on Thursday to besieged areas near the Syrian capital after a 48-hour suspension to review security guarantees in the wake of a deadly attack on relief trucks near Aleppo.

Emergency declared in Charlotte after deadly police shooting
North Carolina governor declares state of emergency following renewed clashes on Wednesday in the southern US city of Charlotte in a second night of unrest ignited by the fatal police shooting of a black man.

26 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian landslides, floods
The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 26, an official said on Thursday, with hopes fading for 19 others still missing.

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Nasa spots mysterious ice cloud over Saturn's moon Titan
Nasa's Cassini probe has found a strange ice cloud over Titan that appears to be made up of compounds that barely exist in the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledges $3 billion to fight disease
Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are committing $3 billion over the next 10 years to accelerate basic scientific research. The goal is to "cure, prevent or manage all disease" in the next 80 or so years, a timeframe the 30-something couple are unlikely to live to see.

Erratic rainfall activity linked to climate change?

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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 for post graduate dental courses from November 30
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) will conduct the common medical entrance test for post graduate dental as well as diploma courses across 41 cities, streamlining the entrance process to PG medical courses.

CBSE and central government tie up for drawing competition
CBSE has joined hands with the Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency in conducting the national level painting Competition to inculcate the habit of energy conservation among students.

Prakash Javadekar asks IIMs for plan to increase students intake
IIMs have been told to expand their intake capacity to double so that more students can be admitted. They have also been asked to explore the possibility of increasing number of doctoral students.

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Google extends support to make Mumbai 'Wi-Fi city'
Google has extended its support to the Maharashtra government to make Mumbai a 'Wifi city'.

People stranded due to flooding in Vasai; rescued by firemen
Around 400 people have been stuck in Mithaghar along the tracks in Vasai following heavy rains since Wednesday.

Wockhardt Hospital organizes workshop on organ donation
Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road in association with the IMA, Bhayander conducted a organ donation workshop recently.

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AAP MLA Somnath Bharti arrested for allegedly assaulting AIIMS guards
Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti was arrested on Thursday for allegedly assaulting security guards of AIIMS hospital. The former Delhi minister had allegedly incited a crowd to damage AIIMS' fence and misbehaved with the hospital's security personnel, charges that Bharti has denied.

Jet Airways staffer hangs self at home in Delhi
A newly wed 30-year-old woman, daughter of a former journalist, who was employed with Jet Airways as a ground staff, allegedly hanged herself at her Chhatarpur Enclave residence on Tuesday.

Sister helped man push off woman
The 23-year-old woman who was pushed off her second-floor home in Avantika Enclave recorded her statement on Wednesday. Following that, the sister of Amit, the main accused, was also arrested. The victim said both Amit and his sister Manju had dragged her to the balcony and pushed her down.

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Cauvery row: Karnataka defers releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu
Defying the Supreme Court's latest order, Karnataka on Wednesday night decided not to release more Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu till the state legislature discussed and decided on the inter-state dispute on Friday.

'Tamil Nadu wants Krishna for Chennai, denies Bengaluru its Cauvery'
Only the western part of Bengaluru comes under the Cauvery river basin. This is the area around Arkavathi river, a tributary of the Cauvery. Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday, submitted to the Supreme Court that Karnataka's argument for drinking water for Bengaluru was unfounded as only one-third of the city was in the river's basin.

Cauvery row: Brand Bengaluru vs brand Chennai
There's a new twist to the Cauvery water-sharing 'debate' that has left two prominent states of peninsular India in bitter turmoil. Tamil Nadu is now objecting to the whole of Bengaluru getting its drinking water from Cauvery when nearly 75 per cent of the city is not part of the river's basin.

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Sinkhole hits traffic on Necklace road

Over 400 students stranded in Devnar School for Blind

Homes flooded, schools shut in Hyderabad
Residents of Ranga Reddy district woke up to a nightmare on Wednesday as roads in several localities had turned into rivers, courtesy the heavy downpour that lashed Hyderabad and its surrounding areas all through Tuesday night.

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Tamil Nadu govt is on trial over Swathi murder accused Ramkumar's death, argues counsel
The case slapped on P Ramkumar in connection with the murder of software engineer S Swathi in Chennai has abated with his death on Sunday. However, Ramkumar's father R Paramasivan is now putting the Tamil Nadu government on trial for his son's death in custody, argued his counsel R Sankarasubbu in the Madras high court on Thursday.

Jayalalithaa launches distribution of 8 gram gold coins
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday launched distribution of gold coins, weighing eight grams, to 12,500 women under the government’s marriage assistance scheme.

Tamil Nadu civic body elections: DMK extends last date for filing applications

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GLS students put up a fab show
The excitement for Oppo Ahmedabad Times Fresh Face 2016 seems to be multiplying with each college, which was evident during the auditions at Gujarat Law Society (GLS). Students were enthusiastic and put up amazing performances.

POWERHOUSE PERFORMANCES

Of hip-hoppers and show stoppers
The college auditions of Oppo Ahmedabad Times Fresh Face kick-started with Som Lalit College on Friday morning.

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21 test positive, dengue patient tally at 144 now
With 21 more patients, 16 from the city and five from neighbouring districts, testing positive for dengue on Wednesday, the tally of those undergoing treatment at different city hospitals reached 144.

Sale of nomination papers begins
AUSU election

Peer, parental pressure leads teens towards escapist tendencies: Survey
In some cases, the cause of stress are found to be peers and parents as they make the life of teens miserable.In all the cases, intelligent quotient (IQ) were studied.

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Mobile App to keep eye on road hogs
Alarmed by a spurt in road accidents, the state transport department is all set to launch a mobile application to crack the whip on road hogs. Once launched, anyone can click photographs of road rule violators by using the App and send the pictures to the department for action.

What we need in sports is more dedication: Dipa

Jharpada creates a Maya Mahal to usher in the pujas
There is an undeclared competition among Durga Puja committees in the city to construct gigantic and splendid pandals, which leave people awestruck, for the celebrations.

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Students allegedly beaten for demanding Principal's presence in school, write to PM
Once again within 15 days of letter to Prime minister Narendra Modi, raised their voices to get the plates for mid-day meal from Raisen district, once again a serious matter was raised by government school students from Rajgarh district, in a letter to PM, where they shared their horror tale of being beaten up for demanding teacher regularly in their school.

Rs 5 crore drugs seized in Mandsaur
A Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) team from Kota arrested an accused and seized illegal drugs worth Rs5 crore in the black market from him in Shamgarh town of Mandsaur late on Tuesday.

Four of a family held for cow slaughter, eating beef in MP
Four members of a family were arrested on on suspicion of slaughtering and consuming beef in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday.

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Col moves HC, seeks hearing by panel on pay anomalies
Justice PB Bajanthri also told the Centre that the anomaly committee shall take into account the views on anomalies affecting defence personnel.

Vishal Dadlani meets Jain monk Tarun Sagar, apologises
Music composer and singer Vishal Dadlani met Jain monk Tarun Sagar at his ashram in Chandigarh on Wednesday to apologise for his tweet that had kicked up a storm.This was Dadlani's third overture towards the monk after he apologized on Twitter and then in an open letter for his tweets mocking the Jain monk for making a speech in Haryana assembly in August.

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann:'I consume alcohol 2-3 times a week, never in day'
Controversies are noth ing new to comedian turned-politician Bhagwant Mann, who has drawn flak for his recent live streaming of Par liament proceedings. While he was grappling with the live streaming issue, sus pended AAP MP Harinder Singh Khalsa moved the LS Speaker , seeking a change in his seating arrangement in the House, hinting that Mann came drunk to Parliament

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