Sunday, 9 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: BSE to roll out 'paperless SIP' for MF investors this month

Sunday, October 09, 2016
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BSE to roll out 'paperless SIP' for MF investors this month
Leading stock exchange BSE is likely to roll out the paperless SIP facility for mutual fund investors by this month-end, a move that will drastically cut the registration time and also allow subscribers to transact through different payment modes including net banking.

India at world's centre stage but can do better: Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is leading the high-power Indian delegation to the annual fall meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, said there is a "lot of global buzz" around India.

'Lot more needed to improve ease of doing biz in India'
Underlining the need for "mindset" change among policymakers, CEO of leading consultancy KPMG in India Richard Rekhy said a lot has happened on improving the ease of doing business in India but a lot more has to happen in this regard.

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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).

NGT directs Delhi govt to shut pickling units in city
Noting that pickling units fall under prohibited list of industries as per Master Plan 2021, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to shut down such industries units located in the national capital with immediate effect.

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Woman's hijab ripped off in hate attack in London
In a racially-motivated attack, a young woman's hijab was ripped off on a busy London street in broad daylight, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe into the assault. The woman was walking with another female friend on the evening of September 28 when the attack took place.

Afghan army helicopter crashes; 8 dead
The crash took place in Dand Ghori district while the helicopter was on a supply sortie to a military base, Afghan Defense Ministry said. The ministry blamed a technical problem with the aircraft rejecting any claims by insurgents to have downed the helicopter.

Shooting near police HQ in Jerusalem wounds 8
A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem on Sunday, wounding eight people, two of them seriously, before being shot dead, Israeli police and emergency services said.

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Nasa's Opportunity Mars rover to explore fluid-carved gully
In a first for a Mars rover, the Opportunity probe will drive down a gully carved long ago by a fluid that might have been water, according to the latest plans for the 12-year-old mission, Nasa said.

Astronomers spot giant 'cannonballs' shooting from star
Using Nasa's Hubble space telescope data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star.

Dying red star sheds giant fireball tears

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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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UGC seeks public feedback on establishment of world class institutions

MDI summer placements see dip in e-commerce offers

Govt to give more autonomy to IIMs
The HRD ministry has decided to give more autonomy to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and reduce government control over them under a proposed Bill, with Union minister Prakash Javadekar reworking the provisions introduced under his predecessor Smriti Irani.

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Shortage of staff at ITIs forces one principal to handle three colleges

Festive online sales unbox short-term delivery jobs

Little princesses will transform into Goddess Durga at Kumari Puja

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No danger from radioactive leak at IGI Airport, NDRF says
There was no leakage of radioactive material at the cargo area of Indira Gandhi International Airport here and the passenger area remained unaffected, the National Disaster Response Force, which was the first to detect radiation at the airport on Sunday morning, has clarified.

Global acclaim, Bollywood praise helps regional films find larger audience
With many regional movies creating a buzz even among audiences that don’t speak those languages, filmmakers feel it is because of the content they show, not the money they make

It is Jung vs Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal
Kejriwal commented on LG Najeeb Jung on Twitter after appealing to Jung not to cancel the public welfare decisions taken by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government since it came to power in February 2015.

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This band performs to make a difference
Music is said to heal in many ways--it not only makes people happier but also keeps the brain healthy .And a Bengaluru-based rock band has decided to take its music to underprivileged children to spread the joy of its 20th anniversary .

Steel flyover is a necessity, work will commence soon, says CM
“The decision to spend Rs 1,791 crore for development wasn't taken just like that,“ said chief minister Siddaramaiah while defending the government's decision to go ahead with the controversial steel bridge.

Spiritual touch needed for any peace process
Spiritual leader and founder of The Art of Living Sri Sri Ravi Shankar talks about the efforts to broker peace in Colombia.

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Speaker clears new assembly designs in Hyderabad
Putting the Assembly building work on fast track, speaker Dr Kodela Sivaprasada Rao has finalized the structural and interior designs on Saturday.

`Passengers' take cab driver for a ride
Three persons who booked a cab robbed the driver of his cash and phone and drove away with the car at Suraram on Saturday . The accused, who are still at large, abandoned the vehicle in a damaged condition at Outer Ring Road in Bongulur. The Ola cab was booked for a Vanasthalipuram-Bachupally trip.

Gadget thieves arrested, 12 laptops and mobiles seized
Three persons who were in volved in steal ing of laptops and mobile phones were arrested by Madhapur police on Saturday . As many as 12 laptops an 12 mobiles were recovered from ac cused Naveen Kumar, Satish Kumar and Sravan, police said.

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Trading thayir sadam for the caveman diet

High-scoring silver innings

Social media helps return golden retriever to owner

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Mahatma Gandhi's ashram's Muslim head dead; chooses cremation
“My life is my message“, said Mahatma Gandhi. And one of Bapu's original disciples, Abdul Hamid Kureshi, 89 -the chair man of the Sabarmati Ashram - has enclosed a message in his death. Kureshi, who was also an eminent lawyer, chose to be cremated and not buried.

Van mows down senior citizen in Ahmedabad
A 60-year-old man, crossing the busy SG Road on Friday night, was hit by a van coming from the Iskcon flyover.The victim, Balbir Thareja, was declared dead when he was taken to a nearby private hospital.

Yagna, puja to mark Durga Ashtami on Sunday
The eighth day of Navratri festival on Sunday, marked as Durga Ashtami, will be celebrated in the state with hundreds of yagna.Bengalis in Gujarat will mark the day with elaborate puja at numerous pandals.

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Women hold sway in Allahabad Puja, Ramlilas
Women are holding their own in the ongoing Dusshera and Durga puja festivities in the city.

A unique Ramlila at village Kotwa

Sharpshooter held, pistol seized
A sharpshooter identified as Virendra Yadav alias Thokia alias Karia, a resident of Jhunsi, was arrested near ADA trisection here on Thursday after a brief encounter.

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In festival cheer, traffic takes a hit
Amid all the pandal hopping, fun and revelry of Durga Puja celebrations, it is the city's streets which are feeling the pinch.

Rights activists urge goverment to take steps to ban animal sacrifice
Animal rights activists and organizations have urged the state government to take steps to stop animal sacrifice during Durga Puja.

Goverment takes stock as Japanese encephalitis scare spreads
As more and more children fall prey to Japanese encephalitis (JE) in Malkangiri district, there's concern in neighbouring Koraput district after a three-year-old boy from Jeypore town was referred to MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur, for suspected JE.

More Bhubaneswar News»

ODF drive: No toilet, no salary in this Madhya Pradesh district
In the tribal Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh, state government employees won't get their salaries if they don't construct toilets at home and get it verified from officials.

Rheumatology symposium held

Trouble brews in Congress, six quit IT cell
Fresh crisis is staring hard at faction-ridden Congress. A couple of days after state head of Congress IT cell Dharmendra Bajpai, who resigned from his post, it is now turn of two state vice-presidents Karuna Sharma and Ajay Chouhan to give up their post.

More Bhopal News»

After Supreme Court order, Punjab set to cancel L1A liquor licence
The Punjab government is all set to cancel the controversial L1 A liquor licence which had virtually created a `super wholesaler' in the state.

Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife finally follows him, quits BJP
Navjot Singh Sidhu's MLA wife Navjot Kaur

Paddy purchase: Farmers block road
Alleging delay in the procurement of paddy, farmers on Saturday blocked national highway-65 (NH-65) connecting Chandigarh-Hisar at Kaithal.

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