Tuesday, 11 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Govt keen 2017-18 budget should not clash with polls: Jaitley

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Govt keen 2017-18 budget should not clash with polls: Jaitley
Having decided to advance the budget presentation, the government is keen that it is not presented in the middle of Assembly elections in five states, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Government plans big push to rid banks of rotten assets
These 3 strategies are - asset swaps, a bank-by-bank cleanup and a bad bank. The matter is likely to be discussed later this month, a senior official said.

PNB makes home, auto loans attractive for govt staff
To cash in on the 7th Pay Commission payout to government employees, state-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) is offering them home and auto loans at attractive rates of 9.3-9.8 per cent beginning this month.

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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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Europe's prisons 'breeding ground' for jihadists: Study
Prisons in Europe are becoming "breeding grounds" for jihadist groups, with some criminals seeing violent extremism as a form of redemption for their crimes, a report by a British think tank published on Tuesday said.

Donald's lewd talk gives Hillary the edge in polls
Hillary Clinton is tightening her stranglehold on the US Electoral College despite her relatively passive performance in the second debate, with polls showing she is now leading in most battleground states, including Florida, Pennsylvania, and marginally in Ohio too.

Islamic State confirms death of propaganda chief
Islamic State on Monday confirmed the death of its propaganda chief, whom the Pentagon said was killed in a US-led air strike in Syria last month. An statement posted online by the militant group paid tribute to Wa'il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad.

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Gene therapy may treat Alzheimer's: Study
Injecting a specific gene directly into the brain may offer a potential new therapy for halting the progress of Alzheimer's disease, especially when treated at an early stage, a new study has claimed.

Lab-grown stem cells regenerate monkey hearts: Study
In a step forward for organ regeneration, stem cells grown from a single monkey's skin cells revitalised the damaged hearts of five sick macaques, scientists reported on Monday.

Apes think far more like humans than previously believed, study finds
Kinds of understanding that were thought to exist only in humans might also be shared by apes, according to new research.

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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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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.

UGC seeks public feedback on establishment of world class institutions

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Setback for MNS, only corporator from Ulhasnagar joins BJP
In a major setback for Raj Thackeray led MNS party before upcoming UMC (Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation) election their only corporator from Ulhasnagar city left party and joined BJP.

Students from Goregaon college say teachers ask for bribes to alter results

Kidney racket: Five Hiranandani doctors chargesheeted for criminal conspiracy
Powai police filed a 1,000-page-plus chargesheet on Monday in the kidney racket that was busted at Hiranandani hospital on July 14, when a transplant was stopped mid-way .

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2 held with gold hidden in papaya

Food for thought: How to plug water leak at city restaurants

Police exams on hold after server crash

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Experts warn of worst water crisis in Karnataka

City on the 'high' way: Bengaluru's taste for high-end party drugs
In its pure form, the drug is sold in Bengaluru for upwards of Rs 6,000 a gram. The city, in fact, has a long list of such psychotropic recreational drugs, including meth crystals, ecstasy (MDMA) and mephedrone ('meow meow').

Kodagu mulls shutting down dangerous Chelavara falls
Waterfalls and rivers along the Western Ghats in Karnataka have always been the crowd-pullers. But some of them are turning out to be too dangerous. The scenic Chelavara falls in Madikeri taluk of Kodagu is in the centre of a fresh controversy because of the rising number of deaths in the last few years. Alarmed by the casualties since the onset of monsoon this year, the Kodagu district administration is contemplating a ban on tourists at the Chelavara waterfall.

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Venkaiah calls BSNL staff to work hard to face competition
Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu called upon the employees of BSNL to work hard and bring the organisation back to profits. Naidu was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Andhra Pradesh Telecom circle in the presence of union minister of state for communications Manoj Sinha, minister of state for science and technology Y S Chowdary and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu here on Tuesday. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the AP Postal circle.

SPS, COMMISSIONERS ALSO NAMED - Six collectors shifted, no change in Hyderabad, RR disticts
Govt Finalises Collectors For 31 Districts

Community radio not always in tune with rules
Obscene And Vulgar Content Aired On Numerous Occasions, According To I&B Report For 2015-16

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Muharram processions in Chennai spread anti-terror messages

Three Chennai engineering college students, four others drown in Tirunelveli water bodies

Jayalalithaa in hospital: Karunanidhi's dilemma - What to write about?
Have you wondered what happened to DMK chief M Karunanidhi as he has been silent for the last few days? His usual criticism of the Tamil Nadu government and its policies have been missing since October 4.

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DIY tips to get your Navratri look right
With these simply DIY tips you can rock the Navratri or any festive look

The reach of TV is more than that of internet: Mohit Malik

Skating rink opens at Xavier's Loyola Hall
A 200-metre banked skating rink was inaugurated at St Xavier's Loyala Hall school on Monday . The rink, built at the cost of Rs1.5 crore, is claimed to be the first such rink built in the state to match international standards.

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Constable 'rapes' 60-year-old pilgrim on boat at Sangam

Poor children to get 5,000 aid
Children from weaker sections of the society studying in private schools under Right to Education Act (RTE)-2009 would be given Rs 5,000 for purchasing books and uniforms for the ongoing academic session.

Dhakis find their new home in Sangam city
For years, many dhakis from various villages of West Bengal have been thronging Allahabad during Durga Puja with their dhaks (drums) slung across their backs.

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Rains affect efforts to contain JE outbreak
In an attempt to contain the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis (JE) which has already claimed 44 lives in a single month, the Malkangiri district administration has decided to provide additional nutritional support to children aged between 6 months and 6 years and pregnant women from Monday.

Corporator held for threatening rape survivor
Police on Sunday arrested Prasant Patnaik aka Tuna, the corporator of ward 21 of Berhampur Municipal Corporation on charges of threatening a rape survivor to give false evidence in a case occurred two years ago here.

Girl returning from puja falls off railway bridge
A 10-year-old girl went missing on Sunday after falling into the Budhabalanga river while crossing a railway bridge near Belabaria village under Sadar police limits in Balasore district.

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Caught napping, 'Dial 100' cops lose air conditioners in Madhya Pradesh
Dial 100 cops are feeling the heat — quite literally. The police top brass has pulled the plug on the ACs in their patrol vehicles after catching some of them taking naps with the chiller on, full blast.

Virgin tiger leaves mates high and dry in Bhopal
A tiger named Bandhu at Bhopal's Van Vihar National Park is apparently taking his name too seriously -it wants to be a friend without benefits. Every time they take him near a tigress, he shies away. Bandhu has a harem of sorts to choose from but he just isn't interested.

'Khoon ki dalali': Sack Rahul Gandhil, says Congress leader
A letter for expulsion has been sent by Barwani district Congress president Sukhlal Parmar.

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Man leaves house after call, body found in morning

Bhiwani girls make history with second Subroto title

Not yet 16, Sandhu youngest to play for Haryana in Ranji
Boy from a village of Kaithal district has made history by being the youngest cricketer to be a part of the Haryana Ranji Trophy team.

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