Tuesday, 18 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Cabinet may consider Budget on Feb 1 this week

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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Cabinet may consider Budget on Feb 1 this week
The Cabinet is likely to consider this week fixing February 1 as date of presentation of the budget after the Election Commission gave its nod in light of upcoming Assembly elections in five states.

Sensex rebounds 208 points after Asian cues get going
The BSE benchmark Sensex made a promising start by bouncing almost 208 points on Tuesday on widespread gains following fresh buying amid a firm trend in Asian markets.

Ola, Uber raise fares in top cities, reduce driver incentives
Ola and Uber are taking a series of steps to increase revenue and cut costs, a departure from their previous strategy of spending heavily to gain market share and in line with the trend in the rest of the consumer internet space.

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September 2016 hottest on record: NASA
Last month was the warmest September in 136 years of record-keeping, meaning 11 of the past 12 consecutive months dating back to October last year have set new monthly high-temperature records, NASA said.

World's oldest giant panda dies at 38
The world's oldest giant panda in captivity, Jia Jia, has died at a Hong Kong theme park at the age of 38, the equivalent of 114 human years. The female panda was euthanised on Sunday night, following rapid deterioration in her health over the past two weeks, said authorities of Ocean Park, the Hong Kong theme park that was home to Jia Jia, in a statement.

Submit list of hospitals & waste generated: NGT to Delhi govt
Asking medical bodies to ensure proper collection, segregation and disposal of bio-medical waste in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit the quantum of waste generated by city hospitals, nursing homes and labs.

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Thai junta to request extradition of royal insult suspects
Thailand has entered a year of mourning and sensitivities are running high following the death of the revered king last week after seven decades on the throne.

Malaysia on alert as Mosul offensive stokes fears of militant influx
Malaysia has stepped up security at its borders in case Malaysian militant fighters try to return home after Iraqi forces launched a major offensive to take back the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said on Tuesday.

China says visit by Philippine president restores trust
China's state news agency says this week's visit by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte points toward a restoration of trust between the sides following recent tensions over their South China Sea territorial dispute.

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Orbital ATK resupply mission launches to space station
US aerospace firm Orbital ATK launched its sixth resupply mission carrying NASA cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) using an upgraded Antares rocket almost two years after its predecessor exploded on lift-off.

Elite athletes 'can think far better' than normal people when under stress
Top athletes can think better and more quickly than normal people, according to new research. It might be presumed that the chief skill of athletes is their physical performance. But they were 20 per cent better at remembering things and thought 10 per cent more quickly when placed under pressure.

Scientists create eggs that could allow infertile women to have children
Although the research was conducted in mice and only on eggs, it shows it may be possible to use the same techniques for humans and for sperm - potentially meaning it will be possible to make new humans entirely in the lab.

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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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Arun Jaitley launches SRCC's financial literacy cell 'Vittshala'

41 Indian students scored highest in Cambridge International Examinations

With dreams in their eyes, Kashmiri students head to Jammu
17-year-old Suraya Gulzar, a resident of South Kashmir's Anantnag district, wants to join civil services while Khursheed (name changed) from Pulwama dreams of becoming a cardiologist.

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Indian employers suffer talent shortage in accounting, finance and IT: Survey
Employers across the globe are facing the most acute talent shortage since the recession, says a survey by HR consulting firm, ManpowerGroup.

Activists want state to step in to uphold the rule of law
After Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) issued a veiled warning to multiplexes on Monday , activists in the city called the situation a law and order problem that calls for police and government intervention.

Royal Opera House ready for opening night
Make way for sleek carriages, once more, as women arrive in coiffured hair and men in suits when the Royal Opera House throws open its opulent interiors and pedimented facade to preside over the city's cultural and literary scene, the first time in 23 years with the inauguration of the 18th MAMI international film festival on Thursday .

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Wife of kabaddi player Rohit Kumar commits suicide
Wife of a national-level kabaddi player on Tuesday allegedly committed suicide in west Delhi's Nangloi area.

Fire in building in north Delhi
A major blaze broke out in a commercial building that houses a flour mill in north Delhi's Roshanara road in the wee hours on Tuesday.

Left, ABVP give it a communal hue

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With water bodies gone, 60% of Bengalureans depend on Cauvery river

Alcohol rehabilitation centre inmate battered to death by staffers
Police have arrested four men including the owner and three staffers of an alcohol de-addiction and rehabilitation centre near Uttarahalli for allegedly bludgeoning one of the inmates to death. The battered body of the man was found on the premises of the centre last week.

Mission Save Water: Recycle grey water to reduce demand at home
Environmental engineers and researchers from Bengaluru and Mysuru have demonstrated that by recycling and reusing generated greywater or waste water at a residential complex, for gardening and toilet flushing, 70 per cent of the total domestic water requirement in the complex can be reduced. According to experts, the same can be replicated across various residential complexes in the city.

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Hyderabad emerges as hub for campaign against Uniform Civil Code

Video shows Rohith Vemula saying, 'I am Dalit'
A week after a central government commission said that Rohith Vemula was not a Dalit, an old video of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) research scholar surfaced on Monday in which he claims his Dalit identity.

Former AP minister told to pay up for faking caste

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Will mobile networks fail Chennaiites this monsoon?
On December 2 last when unprecedented floods brought Chennai to a standstill, what worried most people was that there was no means to know the whereabouts of their dear ones as almost all mobile networks were down.

Rail roko over Cauvery issue: Railways partially cancels trains
Railways either diverted or partially cancelled a few trains on Tuesday due to rail rokos by farmers associations and political parties demanding constitution of a Cauvery management board.

Cauvery water row: Rail roko agitations continue for second day in Tamil Nadu

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Peanut seller saves depressed girl from committing suicide

Eight trains including Rajdhani to be affected due to block
Atleast eight trains, including Swarn Jayanti Rajdhani express between Ahmedabad and Delhi, will be affected on Tuesday owing to an engineering block between Jhulasan and Dangarwa railway stations in Mahesana district under Ahmedabad division of the Western Railway.

Worried about studies, MBBS student kills self
The dreams of a Gandhinagarbased family were dashed when they discovered on Sunday that their son had committed suicide by jumping into a water canal.

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KVs to spread smiles with joy of giving
The principals of over 1,100 Kendriya Vidyalaya schools of the country have been instructed to inculcate the habit of sharing among their students and let them discover the joy of giving.

More than 66L apply for UP Board's class IX, XI exams
Last Date Of Registration Was Extended till Sept 22

HC dismisses PIL seeking release of sick prisoners
The Allahabad high court on Monday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking release of prisoners undergoing life term and are seriously ill.

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20 killed as short circuit sparks fire in Bhubaneswar hospital
In a rerun of the AMRI Hospital fire in Kolkata that claimed 89 lives five years ago, at least 22 people were killed and several injured in a devastating fire that broke out at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, a leading private healthcare facility here, on Monday evening.

Hospital fire: Evacuation delay contributed to casualties, say survivors

20 killed, over 50 injured in Odisha private hospital fire

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Removing Bhanpur Khanti landfill, but BMC creating another junkyard on Arera Hills
Sick of dealing with Encroachments on roads of Bhopal is proving a biggest hurdle for Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) to get it reformed as a smart city.

Panna diamonds to go under the hammer today

ICD scam: Relief for IAS officer Mohanty

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Unaided colleges in Punjab to observe bandh on October 22-23
Due to the non-payment of Post Matric scholarship, funds meant for SC and OBC students by the state government.

PU audit of department records from October 24
Inspection Aimed At Structuralizing Problems Of Different Departments

PU students to knock doors of PM over Rs 50 for animal cruelty fine
Panjab University (PU) students have decided to raise the matter of enhancing the meagre fine of Rs 50 for animal cruelty by writing letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

More Chandigarh News»

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