Monday, 3 October 2016

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Monday, October 03, 2016
Today's Headlines

AirAsia announces discount on domestic, foreign travel
Malaysian no-frills airline group AirAsia on Monday announced discounted fares across its flight, including those operated by its subsidiary AirAsia India, for a period that goes up to April next year. The bookings for availing the discounts can be made between today and October 16, 2016, AirAsia said in a release.

SBI becomes first domestic bank to open branch in Yangon
The State Bank of India on Monday announced its entry into Myanmar by opening a branch in the capital city of Yangon, becoming the first domestic lender to do so.

PMI: Manufacturing in Sep moderates, room for lower rate

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Environmentalists welcome India's move on Paris deal
Environmentalists welcomed India's move to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change. They also sought to remind the global community that the pledges made under the Paris Agreement is not enough to keep the global average temperatures rise below 2.0°C as compared to the pre-industrial era.

'India will stick to its position on HFC phase out'

Sharks: Feared predator in need of protection
Sharks may elicit less sympathy than elephants or rhinos, but experts say the feared predators are under increasing pressure from unmanaged commercial fishing and desperately in need of further protection.

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Trump mocks Clinton's illness, mimics her collapsing
In yet another controversial campaign move, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump openly mocked Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for her bout of pneumonia several weeks ago and then imitated her collapsing.

Hurricane Matthew a threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

IS mines kill 21 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria: Reports

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Method to control 'hot' electrons comes a step closer

Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cell 'recycling'
Ohsumi of Japan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in medicine for "his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy". It is the the 107th award in the medicine category since the first Nobel Prizes were handed out in 1905.

British scientists on verge of HIV cure: Report
British scientists are on the verge of confirming a treatment for HIV, an incurable virus that leads to deadly AIDS disease, if a new treatment trial proves successful, a media report claimed on Sunday.

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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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Weighty issue: 12-year-old Nagpur boy launches agitation against heavy schoolbags

Finally, Miri Piri Medical College issue resolved
Ultimately, admissions in the Miri Piri Medical College run by the SGPC at Shahabad (Kurukshetra) will begin from the academic year 2018.

FTII to propose fee hike, age limit; students oppose

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Mudra reports Rs 66 cr net profit in first year of operation
Mumbai, Oct 3 () Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency (Mudra) today reported a net profit of Rs 66 crore and an income of Rs 364 crore in the first year of its operations. Mudra chairman Kshatrapati Shivaji said the company's net profit and deferred tax adjustments stood at Rs 65.

SBI becomes first domestic bank to open branch in Yangon
Mumbai, Oct 3 () The State Bank of India today announced its entry into Myanmar by opening a branch in the capital city of Yangon, becoming the first domestic lender to do so.

Farther western suburbs host elaborate Durga Puja
Loads of tarpaulin sheets and plastic covers are being rushed to makeshift Durga puja pandals to protect them from the fresh onslaught of Mumbai's monsoon. A line-up of popular venues colours the farther western suburbs beyond Andheri. ​

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Nearly 5,300 chikungunya cases, 43 pc rise over last week
New Delhi, Oct 3 () At least 5,293 people have been afflicted with chikungunya in the national capital this season, with an over 43 per cent rise in the number of reported cases of the vector-borne disease in the last one week alone.

Govt to focus on reducing water, power use by half in 20 years
New Delhi, Oct 3 () Reducing water and power use by half and promoting renewable energy and public transport are "key elements" of the government's urban development strategy for the next 20 years, according to a report released today.

SC fines Satyendar Jain for not naming non-cooperating babus
New Delhi, Oct 3 () Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was today slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 by the Supreme Court for not disclosing names of officials, accused by him of not cooperating with the AAP government in containing the menace of dengue and chikungunya in the national capital.

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Oppo Fresh Face Auditions at Baldwin Womens Methodist College Bengaluru
This college has a talented lot of dancers

Bengaluru may get a new cricket stadium by 2019
If all goes as per plan, Bengaluru will have another cricket ground like the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, will all the fancy fittings of an international sports complex. The only challenge is, the land is currently a huge mound of refuse – a dump yard of sorts – in Devarachikkanahalli, near Begur village.

Once Bengaluru had 964 lakes, now stressed for water; cost to revive them Rs 40,000 crore
Mired in conflict over Cauvery water and too far away from the next monsoon, experts have warned of a real threat of water shortage in Bengaluru in the months to come. But when did this city, which once had 964 lakes, become so stressed for water?

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Hyderabad Police launches forensic corpse carrier
Hyderabad, Oct 3 () Hyderabad City Police today launched a dedicated vehicle "Forensic Corpse Carrier" to enable investigating officers to transport bodies from the crime scene to mortuary.

Watching porn top cause of ransomware attacks
Many Victims Hesitant To Lodge Complaints As This Would Lead To Scrutiny Of Their Browsing History

Pink Ribbon walk held at KBR Park
As part of its ongoing effort to spread awareness about breast cancer, Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation (UBCF) & KIMS-Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Diseases on Sunday held a two-km Pink Ribbon walk in the KBR National Park.

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Child sex abuse in men ups HIV-risk behaviour later in life

Deploy more earthmovers to remove silt in Buckingham Canal in Chennai, NGT tells PWD
The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal on Monday directed the public works department to deploy more earthmovers to remove silt in the Buckingham Canal in Chennai.

PIL in Madras HC seeks report on Jayalalithaa's health condition
A public interest litigation filed in the Madras high court by social activist K R 'Traffic' Ramasamy wanted to know whether Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is conscious and in good health to take important decisions and hold discussions with ministers and officials.

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Need mindset change for Digital India success: Pitroda
Ahmedabad, Oct 3 () Various departments, including that of Information Technology, still continue to work manually and need a change in "mindset" before the government's much-touted Digital India plan can yield benefits, tech entrepreneur Sam Pitroda said today.

Gir Heritage Lodge set up in Sasan
From 31 lions in 1893 to 523 in 2015, lion conservation has a long history. The history of this conservation effort will be on display at the Gir Heritage Gallery which is coming up at Sasan as a part of celebrations of the sanctuary turning 50 years old.

50 YEARS OF GIR SANCTUARY - Experts to talk on lion conservation at Sasan
The two-day national seminar on `Asiatic lions' conservation in Gujarat and its future management' will begin from October 3 at Sasan-Gir.

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Cong netas' poster questions RSS role in freedom struggle
The banner comes at a time when party vice-president Rahul Gandhi faces a defamation case in a court in Assam for his comments against RSS.

Shailputri worshipped on Day 1 of Navaratra
The festival of Navaratra started with the worship of 'Devi Shailputri', a manifestation of Goddess Durga, at temples across the city on Saturday.

Avishkar draws to a rollicking close

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No rice for 5,000 ration card holders
Congress Leader Blames Govt For Delay In Release

Drive to check malaria
The Koraput administration is set to start a special drive to check malaria in 28 panchayats of the district.

Bicycle rally kick-starts wildlife week
Officials of the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary on Sunday took out a bicycle rally along with Van Suraksha Samiti (VSS) and Eco-development Committee (EdC) members to mark the beginning of wildlife week.

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Young entrepreneurs in MP share success stories
Bhopal, Oct 3 () Young entrepreneurs from small towns in Madhya Pradesh today shared how their strong urge not to work as an employee pushed them to set up businesses despite facing difficulties.

Brace for flood again next year

CM's reward after Jain saint

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Aaghaz-e-Dosti against war hysteria between India-Pak, peace demonstration held in Lahore

Polluted Ganga has a 'healing touch'
The waters of the Ganga do have unusual healing properties despite all its muck and pollution.

Kanda, brother booked for building illegal colony
Haryana's former junior home minister Gopal Kanda, who had hit headlines following his arrest in the suicide case of his employee Geetika Sharma, has now been booked for carving out a whole illegal colony in Sirsa.

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