Monday, 17 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: GST Council to decide on tax rate by Oct 20

Monday, October 17, 2016
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GST Council to decide on tax rate by Oct 20
The crucial three-day meeting of the all-powerful GST Council, starting Tuesday, will decide on the tax rate and sort out issues like compensation formula for rollout of the new indirect tax regime from April 1, 2017.

Sensex racks up more gains, up 130 points
The benchmark BSE Sensex advanced nearly 130 points at the start on Monday after buying by investors paced up amid mixed global cues.

Rupee tumbles 12 paise against dollar on US rate hike calls
The rupee turned weak by 12 paise to 66.83 against the dollar on Monday at the foreign exchange market after the American currency gained ground following a spurt in demand from importers.

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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.

UNEP close to deal for phasing out super greenhouse gases
UNEP's executive director Erik Solheim said that he is confident that they are very close to make amendments to the Montreal Protocol for a timely phase out of hydrofluorocarbons and replacing them with climate-friendly alternatives.

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Iraq launches offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday launched a battle to liberate the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State in its most ambitious campaign since US forces left five years ago, and the United States predicted the militant group would suffer "a lasting defeat."

25 inmates killed in Brazil prison clash
At least 25 inmates died on Sunday in clashes between two rival factions in a prison in far northern Brazil, local media reported citing police. Seven of the dead were beheaded and six burned to death in fighting at a prison in Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state, the news site G1 reported, citing local police.

Floods kill 24 in Vietnam as Typhoon Sarika looms
Floods triggered by heavy rains have killed 24 people and left four others missing in central Vietnam, disaster officials said, as Typhoon Sarika approaches after leaving at least two people dead and displacing more than 150,000 in the Philippines. In worst-hit province of Quang Binh, 18 people died

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China launches its longest crewed space mission yet
Two Chinese astronauts began the country's longest crewed space mission yet on Monday, blasting off on a spacecraft for a 30-day stay on an experimental space station as China steadfastly navigates its way to becoming a space superpower.

IVF may reduce birth defects for women above 40: Study
Babies born to women aged 40 and over from assisted reproduction technologies are likely to have fewer birth defects compared with those from women who conceive naturally at the same age, new research has found.

China launches longest manned space mission
China launched its longest manned space mission on Monday, sending two astronauts into orbit to spend a month aboard an space laboratory that is part of a broader plan to have a permanent manned space station in service around 2022.

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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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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.

To avoid distortion of facts, govt mulls grading science literature
In order to prevent distortion of facts and make scientific literature more credible, the Ministry of Science and Technology is considering a plan under which books related to science could be graded and validated by experts.

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Who is girlfriend of Virat Kohli? Bhiwandi school asks students in exam
The Hindi school from Bhiwandi have come in to controversy for his question in Personal Training (PT) exam paper of ninth standard related to cricketer Viral Kohli.

Master music arranger Kersi Lord passes away

Government to distribute subsidised pulses through postal network

More Mumbai News»

Bold steps to beautify eight popular markets
Traders Have A Different Take On South Corpn's Plans To Solve Parking Problems

Wife's demand for privacy not cruelty towards husband: Delhi High Court
The observation came as the bench dismissed a plea by the husband who had challenged a 2010 trial court order dismissing his petition seeking dissolution of his marriage.

Respect key virtue in marriage: High Court
The bench termed "trust, mutual respect, understanding and commitment" as key virtues required to sustain a marriage.

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CM Siddaramaiah inspects alternate road to KIA after citizens' protest
CM Siddaramaiah goes finding alternative roads to link airport faster. But his convoy chokes traffic for 7km from Windsor Manor to Hebbal .

Steel flyover: Huge price for a small saving

Protest in Bengaluru over RSS worker's murder
Rudresh, a 35-year old RSS worker, was hacked to death by two motorcycle-borne men who struck him with machete on Kamaraja Road here yesterday, when he was returning home on a bike after attending an RSS event.

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'Justice for Rohith' focus of round table

Tribal student alleges bias at Eflu

Pellet gun catches visitors' eye at police expo
In spite of its controversial use in Kashmir, the pellet gun attracted a lot of attention at the first Indian Police Expo held at People's Plaza.

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Elections to Thanjavur, Aravakurichi assembly constituencies to be held on Nov 19
The Election Commission of India on Monday announced that elections to the Thanjavur and Aravakurichi assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu and byelection to the Tiruparankundram constituency in the state will be held on November 19. The results will be announced on November 22.

SRM University student found dead in hostel room
A 19-year-old student pursuing B Tech at SRM University in Chennai allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the roof of his hostel room.

Jayalalithaa in hospital: AIADMK 45th founding day a muted affair

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Unhappy with exam result, class 8 student ends life in Ahmedabad
A 13-year-old studying in class eight committed suicide in Odhav on Saturday afternoon by hanging himself from the ceiling fan. Primary investigation revealed he was unhappy with his midterm result declared the same day.

BSF jawans keep garba beats at wrestling meet
BSF jawans from Gujarat frontier presented a scintillating performance of their skills to the beat of Gujarati garba “Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat...Mara Dil Ma Dadhke Gujarat,“ at the lush green sports complex in BSF headquarters in Gandhinagar.

Army band display at Nirma University today
In a unique initiative aimed at spreading awareness about the Indian Army

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Development alone can't win polls: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy
Subramanian Swamy said on Sunday he was satisfied with the work of the Central government but "dissatisfied with that of finance minister Arun Jaitley".

Satya Sai Baba volunteers wield the broom at Sangam
Scores of volunteers of Sri Satya Sai Seva Samiti, the Allahabad wing of UP and Uttarakhand, carried out a cleanliness drive on the banks of Sangam, on Sunday.

Physical exercises can keep back problems at bay: Doctors
Children are at a higher risk of developing scoliosis, an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, caused due to wrong posture.

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Basic healthcare remains a far cry in Dana Majhi's village
Soon after, the government hurriedly supplied electricity to Majhi's village in Melghar.But it lasted for just 15 days.

Girl gang-raped in Mayurbhanj
A girl was allegedly gang-raped by a few miscreants in Mayurbhanj district on October 11.The incident took place when she was travelling with her friend on the occasion of Dusshera.

Police crack 4-yr-old temple theft case, 2 held
Police on Sunday solved a four-year-old case of theft of ornaments from Nagamani temple in Ranpur by arresting two persons.

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17-year-old raped in Bhopal on pretext of marriage

Bhopal girl paints for Van Gogh film by Oscar-winning producer
Oscar-winning British producer Hugh Welchman is working on his film on Van Gogh. Bhopal resident Shuchi Muley, 34, is one of 100 “Van Gogh artists” who are painting 62,000 frames in oils, from footages projected atop their desks, to uncover the story of the painter’s death.

On the run for over a year, builder held

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Canadians raise fund for Tiwanas

Chunni ties them to Indian roots

'Flying Sikh' legend still roars in Africa

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