Saturday, 1 October 2016

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Saturday, October 01, 2016
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Cognizant starts corruption probe in India ops
Cognizant Technology Solutions on Friday said it has begun an internal probe to check if any bribes or other unlawful payments were made by it to set up development centres in India. In a parallel development, the company’s president, Godorn Coborn, has quit.

India's core industries output rises 3.2% in August

Stocks see swings, but end on a positive note

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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.

European Union agrees to ratify Paris climate deal
EU environment ministers agreed today to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national parliaments have yet to approve the deal. "What some believed impossible is now real," European union president Donald Tusk said on Twitter.

Giant dinosaur footprint discovered in Mongolia desert
One of the biggest dinosaur footprints ever recorded has been unearthed in the Gobi Desert, researchers said on Friday, offering a fresh clue about the giant creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago.

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Clinton edges ahead of Trump in post-debate poll bump
​Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead of rival Donald Trump three percentage points in a new national poll out on Friday, just days after her strong showing in the first televised debate.

Boston Marathon bombing makes way to TV and movie screens
It will also feature interviews with first responders and survivors, and the trial, conviction and death-penalty sentencing of bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Hurricane Matthew strengthens into Category 5 storm
Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 5 storm late on Friday, the strongest in the Atlantic since 2007, as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days.

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High BP in children may limit cognitive skills, suggests study

Now, a single vaccine for all flu
A new generation of universal flu vaccines has been designed to protect against future global pandemics that could potentially kill millions of people. The vaccine has the potential to give protection for up to 88 per cent of known flu strains worldwide in a single shot.

ISRO centres set for PSLV-C36 launch in November

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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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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

SC upholds MBBS admissions by deemed universities

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The Times of India Lokhandwala Durgotsav begins this week
When it comes to celebrating the spirit of Durga Puja, nothing can beat the grandeur of The Times of India Lokhandwala Durgotsav. Into its 21st year, the TOI Lokhandwala Durgotsav is all set to begin the festivities from October 4.

NSEL accused move money from 'attach' account due

50 cops detained for boarding bogies reserved for handicapped
In a special drive, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) caught over 50 cops travelling in handicapped compartments.

More Mumbai News»

Pub aur nahin, say CP shop owners
The “alarming” growth of the restaurant business in the area has shopkeepers in CP up in arms. They have complained that the "old infrastructure cannot bear the burden of the increasing number of restaurants.

Jokes on Sardars akin to ragging: Panel
Cracking ‘Sardar jokes’ to stereotype Sikh students as silly or intellectually inferior should be treated as ragging and habitual offenders should face rustication from higher educational institutions, a committee headed by former Supreme Court judge H S Bedi has said.

Narela fire: Efforts on to locate trapped men
More than 36 hours after a massive fire broke out at a factory in outer Delhi’s Narela Industrial Area, efforts to locate three men trapped inside were still on.

More Delhi News»

Cauvery water row: Former PM Deve Gowda on hunger strike seeking 'justice' for Karnataka
Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda today began an "indefinite" hunger strike, seeking "justice" for Karnataka in the ongoing row with Tamil Nadu over release of Cauvery water.

"Akash Ambari'- Dasara special air connectivity service inaugurated

State may again defy SC order
Armed with consensus from major political parties and a unanimous resolution of the state legislature, Karnataka may again choose to defy the Supreme Court's latest directive to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

More Bangalore News»

Dalit scholar refuses to take degree from University of Hyderabad VC

HC issues demolition guidelines

'Punish officials for encroachments'

More Hyderabad News»

Cauvery row: Supreme court order a legal victory for Jaya
Farmers Hope Good Kuruvai From Next Yr

Five stolen Tamil Nadu idols in Oz on radar for return
Five ancient stolen idols from Tamil Nadu that are presently with the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) are under the scanner now for repatriation back to India.

Chennai patrol: Kodungaiyur dump yard tops heap of problems

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'Ragachitra amalgamated art, poetry and music'

Cops ask dalits to call off 'rail roko'
According to sources, the group will start protesting at Maninagar railway crossing at 12 noon on Saturday.

Rani Ki Vav gets cleanest site award
Rani ki Vav at Patan, the Unesco archaeological World Heritage Site in Gujarat has been recognized as the cleanest heritage site in the country.

More Ahmedabad News»

It's a day for grandparents today
Kids at government schools across the state would celebrate the first 'Grandparents' Day' here on Saturday.

Stage show stopped for being 'too explicit'
An event named Gnotalks being held at the ongoing techno-fest (Avishkar-2016) at MNNIT landed in a controversy.

Auto mechanics on STF radar for vehicle theft
Activities of around a dozen automobile mechanics in trans-Ganga and trans-Yamuna areas have come under police scanner for alleged connivance with auto thieves.

More Allahabad News»

State lags behind national average in rice production
Between 2012 and '15, Odisha won national awards for excellence in foodgrain productions.

Bank heist: Cops narrow down list of suspects
Police on Friday claimed to have zeroed in on some gangs that they feel would lead them to the criminals who committed the heist at UCO Bank in the busy Bapuji Nagar area of the city on September 28.

Go Green: Satya Nagar puja pandal puts faith in dried banana leaves
The Satya Nagar Durga puja committee has decided to give an eco-friendly feel to the pandal.

More Bhubaneswar News»

Protected palaces in MP to open up for weddings

Child rights panel wants KSRTC to address problems of students

Morning drizzle turns city weather pleasant
People woke up to a wet morning in the state capital on Friday and drizzling in different parts of the city till afternoon turned the weather pleasant.It is the last spell of showers this monsoon.

More Bhopal News»

War fear fails to move Turtuk villagers

BJP asks units to help evacuate border villages

Men return to care for crops, cattle

More Chandigarh News»

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