Friday, 21 October 2016

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Former CFO severance pay: Infosys says no impropriety

Luxury goods market hampered by terror threats, US election
The terror threat in Europe, a strong dollar and uncertainty over the US presidential elections have eroded the confidence of the globe's big spenders, holding luxury purchases flat in 2016, according to a study released on Thursday.

Cargo traffic at major ports grows 5.2% during Jan-June, 2016-17

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Delhi breathing cleaner air this October

Project to increase wild tiger population in India, Bhutan
The 'Project C.A.T - Conserving acres for Tigers' by Discovery Communications and NGO World Wildlife Fund (WWF) aims to conserve the wild tiger population, which has dropped by 96 per cent in the last century alone to only 4,000 left in the wild due to habitat loss and pervasive poaching.

This is how Antarctic ice melted 23 mn years ago
Fossilised leaves recovered from a crater lake in New Zealand provided insight on how climate changed and affected the Antarctic ice-sheet 23 million years ago, a scientist said on Thursday.

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IS takes 550 families to be human shields in Mosul: UN

Suicide bombers kill 16 in deadly twin raids in Iraq
Gunmen wearing suicide vests attacked government targets in the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk and killed 16 at an Iranian-run construction site further north on Friday as troops advanced on jihadist bastion Mosul.

Typhoon kills 12 in Philippines, takes aim at Hong Kong
Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and corn fields, officials in Manila said on Friday, before it took aim at Hong Kong.

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Indian-origin scientist creates 'real' 3D hands in laboratory
An Indian-American researcher and his team have created life-size 3D hand models, complete with fingerprints, using a high-resolution 3D printer that can produce the same ridges and valleys as a real finger.

Telescope in Maharashtra tracks spacecraft's Mars landing
In a major achievement, the Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope (GMRT) at Khodad in Pune tracked the landing of a European Space Agency's spacecraft on a Mars mission, an official said on Thursday.

Anxious wait for news of Europe's Mars lander's fate
Ground controllers waited anxiously for news on Thursday on the status of a tiny European craft which touched down on Mars as part of a daring quest for life on the Red Planet, but may not have survived the impact.

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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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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.

IIT Guwahati invites students to participate in 'Ishan Vikas' scheme

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Parveen Babi wills 80% of wealth to help women, kids
Over 11 years after actor Parveen Babi died, the Bombay High Court has accepted the legitimacy of her will, easing the path of her philanthropic endeavour to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and children.

Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray takes a dig at BJP

MNS to approach high court if Dombivli not included in Metro train project

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Delhi's garbage problem alarming: Supreme Court raps AAP govt
Terming Delhi's garbage problem as alarming, the Supreme Court on Friday asked all concerned authorities, including the AAP government, to devise a scheme for its timely disposal. The SC also objected to AAP government's plea that its MLAs should be kept apart from the sanitation drive.

National kabaddi player Rohit Chillar arrested over wife's suicide
National-level kabaddi player Rohit Chillar was on Friday arrested in connection with the alleged suicide by his wife Lalita. Twenty-seven-year-old Lalita was found dead on Monday evening in Nangloi's Ashok Mohalla in West district by her father.

Fire in Yes Bank Dwarka branch
A fire broke out in Yes Bank's Dwarka Sector 12 branch on Friday morning, police said.

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Bengaluru shocker: 766 sites, Rs 2,000 crore, a 21-year scam
A complaint lodged by R Ramesh - who is an RTI activist - with the BDA commissioner, Rajkumar Khatri, states that all these sites, in Koram­angala 1st to 8th blocks, have been given out to VVIPs, bureaucrats and political power players,

Bengaluru steel flyover plan cleared amid widespread criticism
The BDA on Thursday gave its go-ahead for the Rs 1,791 crore steel flyover at its board meeting despite widespread criticism and vehement protests against the project from the general public. It was also to toll two-wheelers using the steel flyover.

In rare case, boy has female parts, operated upon
In a freak medical case, a 16-year-old, who is otherwise a male, was found with sexual organs that are typically found only in women. He had a uterus (womb), ovaries (which produce eggs), fallopian tubes (which carry eggs to the uterus during for fertilisation by sperms from a male) and a rudimentary vagina.

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Sankar Foundation case: Founder's widow moves High Court
The Hyderabad High Court has given time to income tax department till October 31 to state its stand on a petition filed by Atmakuri Yasoda, wife of the founder of famous Sankar Foundation in Visakhapatnam.

SVIMS gets High Court notice over medical negligence

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh top in tree cover destruction
According to the data, 10,80,101 trees were illegally pulled down in 15 states and two Union Territories, of which 2,04,164 trees were axed in the state of Telangana and 3,95,489 in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Madras HC refuses to reconsider blanket ban on registration of unapproved plots
There was little respite for Tamil Nadu’s real estate developers and builders on Friday, when Madras high court declined to reconsider its order imposing blanket ban on registration of unapproved plots/layouts and conversion of agricultural lands.

Jayalalithaa's health: Cases filed against 'Traffic' Ramaswamy
The cyber-crime wing of the Chennai city police on Friday registered two separate cases against social activist K R ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy and his assistant, Fatima, for allegedly spreading rumours about the health condition of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.

TN minister must attend panel meeting in Delhi and oppose new education policy, Stalin says
The Tamil Nadu government must send higher education minister K P Anbalagan to the 64th Central Education Committee meeting to be held in New Delhi on October 26, said leader of opposition M K Stalin on Friday.

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Kumar Mangalam Birla tipped to be new IIM-A chairman

Infighting killed 11 lions and 35 leopards last year in Gujarat
The Gujarat forest department conducted a census in mid-2016 which revealed some staggering figures; a great number of lions have died due to infighting in the Gir wildlife sanctuary.

Gujarat only donates hearts, accepts none

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Vijay Bahuguna, Rita Joshi depicted as 'snake' in poster
Haseeb had uploaded the first poster on his Facebook account during the rumours that former UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi was planning to join BJP.The poster read 'Identify them ..asteen ke ..

Rita Bahuguna Joshi, an opportunist: Cong leaders
The district Congress leadership accused her of ditching the party and joining hands with a non-secular party.

This Diwali, designer diyas add sparkle to markets
In the wake of the recent call for a boycott on China-made electric lights, it is designer diyas that are catching the eye of the Diwali shoppers who are thronging the city markets.

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Death toll in SUM Hospital fire rises to 24
The death toll in the fire tragedy at Bhubaneswar's SUM hospital rose to 24 on Friday after another injured person undergoing treatment succumbed to injuries. The Odisha government has issued a show cause notice to the hospital asking it to explain why its clinical licence should not be cancelled.

Anxiety grips staff, students amid closure threat
Following the show-cause notice served on Wednesday, the state government has started the process of sealing SUM Hospital.

Why SUM allowed to flout rules: Damodar Rout
Amid the heat generated by the SUM Hospital fire, cabinet minister Damodar Rout on Thursday added fuel to it.

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15 bird deaths in Gwalior zoo spark bird flu fear
Nearly 15 birds in Gwalior zoo have died in last three days, prompting the concerned authorities to send their samples for testing for bird flu virus. A call on keeping the Gwalior zoo open for public will be taken after getting laboratory report.

Muslim women take husbands to court against triple talaq

NGT lifts stay on Minto Hall revamp with rider
National Green Tribunal on Thursday lifted stay on renovation of Minto Hall and construction of boundary wall.However, it refused to allow other construction work and landscaping on the premises.

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'Honey Hut' gets National Award from PM Modi

CII brings Diwali shopping extravaganza for region

Child rights panel summons STA, police on overloading school children in autos in Chandigarh
The Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) has swung into action on the complaint of a city-based lawyer on overloaded auto-rickshaws that ferry schoolchildren. Taking note of the complaint received on August 26, the commission summoned the officials of state transport authority (STA) and police to discuss the issue on Friday.

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