Saturday, 15 October 2016

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Saturday, October 15, 2016
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Bank of Baroda to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore via bonds
Public sector lender Bank of Baroda on Saturday said it proposes to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore on private placement basis to meet Basel III requirements.

Rosneft-led group to acquire Essar Oil for $12 billion
Rosneft bought a 49 per cent stake in Essar Oil's refinery port and petrol pumps, while Netherlands-based Trafigura Group Pte, one of the world's biggest commodity trading companies, and Russian investment fund United Capital Partners split another 49 per cent equity equally.

Rented luxury car business in Punjab hits India-Pak bump
"NRIs do not want campaigning nuisance while they are here for a wedding. The tension with Pakistan means the season is anyway off to a bad start."

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UNEP close to deal for phasing out super greenhouse gases
UNEP's executive director Erik Solheim said that he is confident that they are very close to make amendments to the Montreal Protocol for a timely phase out of hydrofluorocarbons and replacing them with climate-friendly alternatives.

Online sales of threatened cacti an open door for illegal trade
Unregulated sale of endangered species of plants such as cacti on major e-commerce websites like eBay and Amazon has threatened their survival, a new research has found. These plants are also offered via online stores based in the US, France, Germany, Australia, the Czech Republic, the UK & others.

India, EU sign MoU to clean rivers
"I have seen in Europe how beautifully water is flowing there. I hope our country would learn from it," Water resources minister Uma Bharti said at an MoU signing ceremony at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

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Kashmir issue 'main cause of unrest' in region: Sharif
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan is ready for talks with India if New Delhi is serious about resolving the Kashmir issue which, he said, is the "main cause of unrest" in the region.

Regent to stand in as grieving Thailand awaits new king
Mourners lit candles and recited prayers before dawn on Saturday outside Bangkok's riverside Grand Palace, where the remains of the king will lie for months before a traditional royal cremation.

New charges of sexual misconduct rock Trump campaign
Battered by sordid new accusations of sexual misbehavior, Donald Trump fought back in ever-more-remarkable fashion Friday, acting out one woman's allegation onstage and suggesting another was not attractive enough to merit his attention.

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Universe has 20 times more galaxies than thought: Research
The universe contains a staggering two trillion galaxies, up to 20 times more than previously thought, new research has found. The results of this study are based on the measurements of the number of galaxies at different epochs - different instances in time - through the universe's history.

Paralysed man feels through robotic fingers in world-first breakthrough

Government looks to press ahead with GM mustard
In keeping with its commitment to the SC that has stayed a decision on commercial release till Oct 17, the govt is looking to reengage public opinion and non-govt organisations. This follows consultations at the highest levels in govt which have concluded that the GM crop has benefits.

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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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IITs may soon decide their own fee structure
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) may soon be allowed to set their own fee structure without consulting the apex council governing the prestigious institution.

University can deny admission to students not carrying docs, says Delhi HC
The students, who secure a rank in an entrance exam but fail to produce the required documents at the time of counselling, cannot fault the university for denying admission, Delhi high court has held.

Fate of several foreign students in medical colleges uncertain after SC's ruling on NEET
Hundreds of foreign students who had enrolled this year for undergraduate programmes in private medical colleges in India now face an uncertain future due to a "tricky" domestic legislation regarding entrance examination for them. Foreign students in India come to pursue MBBS or BDS courses either through an institutional quota system, like in government colleges, or by directly applying to private colleges.

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Mumbaikars raise lakhs of rupees for Uri martrys' survivors
The recent instance of Colaba teenager Adhiraj Thakur having raised funds for the families of jawans martyred in the Uri attack was an inspirational story. Celebrities and common citizens are stepping forward to show solidarity with the kin of fallen heroes as well.

Special garba for orphan children on Saturday
At last count 785 children had signed up to participate. The event named 'Shubhmahotsav 2016' is organised by Bharat Jain of the Jai Jinendra group. The venue is Porwal ground near Maxus Mall in Bhayander East.

Two teens beaten for stealing cash from donation box in Nalasopara
Two minor boys were beaten up by local men with a leather belt for allegedly stealing cash from the donation box during Navratri festival last week at Nalasopara. The incident was captured on the cellphone camera of an eye-witness.

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Cool weather continues in Delhi, minimum temperature at 19 degrees Celsius
It was another pleasant morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 19 degrees Celsius.

Robbers nabbed after 2km chase
Six policemen, including a woman constable, chased a gang of robbers for over 2km on the new elevated flyover in Pitampura and arrested two members on Thursday night.

Fight up in the air, brace for stifling Diwali
Just like any other year, there's a renewed focus on the quality of air as Diwali approaches. Even though the Delhi government has decided to crack down on Chinese crackers this time around, experts say such half-measures won't go a long way in helping the city breathe easy.

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Need for IAF land likely to delay steel bridge, up cost
The proposed steel bridge from Raj Bhavan to Hebbal is likely to face a delay given the need to use a portion of land belonging to the Air Force Training Command headquarters on Ballari Road.

Steel vs concrete debate rages on
For 150 years, the Indian Railways has built steel bridges across rivers and tough terrain. A senior construction administration officer with South Western Railway said, “The steel versus concrete debate is huge. But steel has served the railways well. Its life is more than 50 years while concrete needs a complete overhaul in 40 years.

Protesters mobilize Bengalureans for show of strength tomorrow
BRIDGE OF WOES Around 6,000 Expected To Assemble At Four Spots From Basaveshwara Circle To Hebbal; CM Urged To Take Pro-People Stand

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Virtual healthcare gains ground in Hyderabad
City residents are increasingly accessing healthcare solutions on their phones and emails, with several virtual options being made available by companies.

High court stays Andhra's contract for '108' service
The judge gave the interim order while hearing a writ petition filed by the current contractor GVK EMR.

Merck to help T control infant diarrhoea
Merck, has told Telangana government that it intended to enter into a 'social partnership' with Telagnana government for control of infant diarrhoea.

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K-plant to match world's biggest
With foundation set to be laid for Units 3 and 4 and MoUs to be signed for Units 5 and 6, Kudankulam is well on its way toward joining the list of biggest nuclear power plants in the world. With six units and a capacity of 6,000MW , the Tamil Nadu plant is set to become similar to the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

Stalin urges O Panneerselvam to convene special assembly session for Cauvery
In the absence of chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who has been hospitalised since September 22, Panneerselvam, allocated the key portfolios held by her, promised to look into the issue.

Tamil Nadu BJP to draw up Cauvery strategy at party's Tirupur meet
With the BJP ruling at the Centre, the state party unit has been under pressure to come up with a political solution ahead of the local body elections in Tamil Nadu.

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Arvind Kejriwal calls for action against 'BJP leaders who ordered police firing' in Mehsana last year

Kejriwal eyes Patidar voters for 2017 polls
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday began his three-day tour to Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi's home-state Gujarat.

Retd IAS officer Bhagyesh Jha gets key job in CMO

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BSP 'Brahmin Bhaichara' meet today
Bahujan Samaj Party national general secretary and MP Satish Mishra would address 'Bhaichara' meetings at Brahmin dominated Jasra block in trans-Yamuna on Saturday.

Youth climbs atop bridge pillar, seeks redress

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Panchayat polls may force BSE to reschedule HSC exam
The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) is likely to reschedule the annual high school certificate (HSC) examination as the dates might clash with the panchayat polls to be held in February 2017.

Farmers block NH-149 over jumbo menace
Farmers in Angul's Palahada block on Friday blocked National Highway-149 demanding fulfillment of their five-point charter of demands, including protection of crops from elephants.

Chill sets in at night, light rainfall likely
Night temperature has been witnessing a drop in several pockets of the state over the past three days indicating the onset of winter, the IMD reported on Friday.

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Stolen medals: Now, retired Army officer accuses police of inaction

MANIT students protest dean's removal
Removal of dean (academics) in MANIT sparked a controversy on the campus as research scholars have protest the move. They alleged the institute administration had removed him as he used to raise their voice. These students have been objecting the eight-fold hike in the fee.

Oilfed to be merged with agriculture department
Madhya Pradesh government will provide special package to major food processing industries under Madhya Pradesh Industries Promotion Policy 2014. A decision to this effect was taken by the state cabinet, chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Friday.

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JK Rifles honours families of Kargil war martyrs
Kin of soldiers martyred during the Kargil war of 1999 were honoured by the JK Rifles Regiment at Fazilka on Friday.

27 lakh tonnes paddy arrives in Haryana mandis
More than 27.37 lakh tonnes of paddy arrivals been reported from the mandis (grain markets) of Haryana so far, as against 20.56 lakh tonnes during the same period a year ago.

It's double whammy for teachers facing CBI probe
Dept Will Also Question The Teachers Already Facing CBI Probe

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