Sunday, 23 October 2016

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Sunday, October 23, 2016
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Apollo Tyres setting up 475mn euro plant in Hungary
Apollo Tyres is setting up Europe's largest greenfield plant in Hungary with an investment of 475 million euros to produce nearly 62 lakh tyres for passenger cars and heavy commercial vehicles per annum.

Jaitley calls on private sector to loosen purse strings
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday asked the private sector to loosen its purse strings to make the most of the demand uptick following a good monsoon and softer rates due to controlled inflation.

Reebok starts making shoes in US again
Sports equipment manufacturer Reebok is bringing some of its shoemaking back to the United States, unveiling plans to open a new manufacturing lab next year using innovative liquid material and 3D drawing.

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Climate change can make fish swim towards predators

PM inaugurates country's second green airport
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the new integrated airport terminal here, which is now the country's second green airport after Kochi, and said such projects will encourage people to take up environment-friendly constructions.

'Minimum carbon footprint is answer to climate change'
Asserting that environment and development have always gone hand-in-hand, Environment minister Anil Madhav Dave on Friday said that the answer to climate change is leading a life with minimum carbon footprint.

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Mosul battle will be big, won't end soon - Kurdish region minister
Karim Sinjari, who is also acting defence minister in the area, told Reuters in an interview that Islamic State fighters - believed to number between 4,000 and 8,000 - will put up a fierce fight because of Mosul's symbolic value for the hardline Sunni jihadis.

Trump says he will win general elections
Donald Trump says he will win the November 8 US presidential election even as the mainstream media and political pundits predicted slim chances for the Republican nominee to make it to the White House.

Clashes, artillery fire hit Aleppo after truce expires
Heavy clashes erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria's divided city of Aleppo after a "humanitarian" ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expired before the UN could evacuate wounded civilians from rebel-held areas.

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Repeatedly heading a football may impair memory: Study
Heading the football repeatedly during a match could cause significant memory problems in players for up to a day, scientists have found. After a single session of heading they found that memory test performance fell by between 41 and 67 per cent.

Nasa to establish virtual institute for small spacecraft systems
Nasa said it will establish a virtual institute to advance the field of small spacecraft systems at its Ames Research Center in the heart of Silicon Valley early in 2017.

European Space Agency says Mars probe may have exploded
Pictures taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show a black spot in the area where the Schiaparelli lander was meant to touch down on Wednesday. The images end two days of speculation following the probe's unexpected radio silence 50 seconds before the planned landing.

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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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Norms for appointment of foreign faculty in IITs to be eased
According to official sources, the HRD ministry has put forward a proposal to the Ministry of External Affairs and the Home Ministry to ensure the norms related to allowing foreign faculty are made easier.

Class 10 board exams likely to return from 2018
The government is set to announce the reintroduction of the Class X board exam for CBSE students. The exam was scrapped in 2010 and was replaced by continuous and comprehensive evaluation. This will be the first major decision taken by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar.

Delhi government to open early childhood education centres
Delhi's Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday announced that the Delhi government will soon set up Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) centres in Delhi.

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Call centre scam: Kingpin fled to Gulf during raid
When the teams of Crime Branch of Thane Police were busy in raids at fake call centre in connection with the call centre scam, its mastermind Sagar alias Shaggy Thakkar was on his way to flee the country in early hours of October 5, officials said.

Festival shopping peaks during pre-Diwali weekend

Maithils to denounce dowry at marriage meet today

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Noida to give registry NOCs for single flats
A new policy approved by the administrators of Noida and Greater Noida will unlock the gates for registry of nearly 40,000 flats in the twin cities that are currently stuck for no fault of the buyers.

Kejriwal govt seeks to regularise 70,000 jobs
In a move that could impact over 70,000 employees, the Aam Aadmi Party government asked all state departments on Saturday to identify contractual staff by November 15 and finalize proposals for their regularization.

Best to dissolve marriage in face of bickering: HC
In face of “mutual bickering” between couples where both cause each other mental torture, it is best to dissolve the marriage the Delhi high court has said. It granted divorce in one such case to the husband who was falsely accused by the wife of hitting her and causing abortion of her foetus.

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The cafes that were Bengaluru's gateway to the internet
Hotmail and Sabeer Bhatia, Yahoo chatrooms, the Hollywood flick `You've got mail' and the Y2K phenomenon. If you grew up in Bengaluru in the 1990s and in the early half of the decade that followed, you'd append internet cafes or browsing centres to that list.

'A good cigar is a smoke'
Winston Churchill loved them, Fidel Castro flaunted them and Sigmund Freud couldn't live without them. Smoking tobacco has been with humanity for millennia, but the practice of cigar smoking, arguably the most stylish version of the habit, can trace its popularity to Christopher Columbus, and has its own circle of aficionados right here in the city.

Bengaluru women realize their muscular self
For these Bengaluru women, weight lifting just isn't about putting on ugly masses of muscle, but about being fit, toned and strong. STOI takes a look at the new breed of women body builders making waves in new kinds of competitions in India and abroad.

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Freeze... frame... fix, Mohan Rao captures 'em all
They say the photographer, not the camera, is the instrument.True to this adage, the work of Mamillapalli Achyuta Mohan Rao aka M A Mohan Rao can vouch for it.

Hi-Tech city: The new hub for hospitals
From being home to a hand ful of hospitals until recently both multi-speciality and mid-sized the Cyberabad region is fast turning into a hub of medical institutions. Hospitals of all sizes and specialities have been mushrooming across the city's IT corridor with market insiders pegging the total number of `upcoming' hospitals over the next five years at a whopping 100.

Now,`Drunches' keep spirits up during day
Even as day-time drinking is on the rise, bars in Hi-tech City area continue to roll out exciting offers to lure customers. One such concept quickly gain ing popularity in the city's IT suburb is Weekend 'Drunch' or drunk lunch, where unlimited alcohol is served to patrons for a paltry fee.

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Tamil Nadu makes fire lifts, ramps must for all new hospitals in state
The state government has made fire lifts and ramps mandatory for new hospital buildings in major cities across Tamil Nadu for quick evacuation of patients during fire accidents. The fire safety measures, notified by the department of housing and urban development, have also specified a setback space on the hospital premises for free movement of fire and rescue vehicles.

Rajiv murder case convict moves NCW for release
Distinguishing herself as the nation's longest serving woman prisoner, Nalini Sriharan, who is serving life imprisonment in connection with the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has now knocked the doors of National Commission for Women (NCW) for early release. ​

TN governor visits Amma, says she is 'progressing well'

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President on day-long visit to Gujarat today

Pujari demands 5cr from Bengaluru builder
Earlier, He Had Made Similar Extortion Calls To Bizmen In Gujarat

State to seek 17k cr in foreign, central aid
CM Chalks Out Plan To Expedite Inflow Of Foreign Funds

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Diwali 2016: Chinese lights out, a brighter Diwali for potters this year
With festival of lights fast approaching and citizens making up their minds to celebrate this Diwali in an eco friendly way, potters are a step ahead to shape up designer and attractive earthen diyas.

Special trains to meet festival rush
In order to accomodate the rush of passengers ahead of Diwali and Chhath, special trains have been announced for various routes.

Police bust a gambling den in Tiwaripur
Police raided a gambling den, arrested 39 people and seized Rs 730900, 21 motorcycles and a car from the spot, here on Friday night.The head of the gambling den is also a samajwadi party leader.

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BSF officer's plaque inaugurated in Rayagada college

Two held for holding kangaroo court in Nayagarh
Nayagarh district police on Sunday arrested two persons on charges of conducting a kangaroo court where they forced a school teacher to touch their feet in full public view and shooting the embarrassing incident in mobile phone last week.

After fire, women devotees shifted from Puri shelter home
In the wake of Monday's SUM Hospital fire, the Odisha government on Saturday shifted women devotees from temporary sheds in Puri fearing another accident.

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Cracker shops put PM's letter on display against China made crackers

Crackers pit PM Modi against 'Dragon'
A social media blitz against Made-In-China crackers has found favour with shopkeepers in city, who are displaying the Sivakasi brand to counter the Dragon.

Centre move to transfer BMHRC
Union government has for the first time admitted that it was contemplating transfer of Bhopal memorial hospital and research centre (BMHRC) to Madhya Pradesh government.

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Mansa man commits suicide as police fail to arrest son's murderers
Family members of a Mansa villager, who committed suicide on Friday night accusing police of not arresting the murderers of his son, protested in Bareta town of Mansa district on Saturday.

Punjabi films' 'comic king' Mehar Mittal dead

Jat khaps oppose MP Saini's visit to Dadri

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