Wednesday, 26 October 2016

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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India will be home to 10,500 start-ups by 2020: Nasscom
India has emerged as the third largest startup base and such ventures are poised to grow 2.2 times to reach 10,500 by 2020 despite a perception that the ecosystem in the country has slowed down in the last year, says a report.

Sensex plunges 201 points as oil fears make a comeback
Asia showed distinct weakness as there were fresh fears after reports emerged that Russia will not take part in a planned oil output cut by major producers. Overnight losses in the US on lower-than-expected earnings added to the anxiety.

Rupee holds up, gains 3 paise against dollar
Forex dealers said that besides sustained selling of the greenback by banks and exporters, the dollar's weakness against other currencies overseas led to the rupee upmove at the inter-bank foreign exchange.

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'Many more' corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching
More corals are dying and others are succumbing to disease and predators after the worst-ever bleaching on Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, scientists said. A swathe of corals off the Queensland state coast died after an unprecedented bleaching earlier this year as sea temperatures rose.

NGT notice to Centre on plea challenging FC to Yettinahole
An afforestation campaigner on Tuesday moved the National Green Tribunal challenging the forest clearance granted by Karnataka government for construction of Phase-I of the Rs 12,912 crore Yettinahole project, prompting the green panel to seek response from the Centre and others.

Plans by companies too weak to meet Paris goals
Plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by big companies represent only a quarter of the amount needed to limit global warming under targets agreed last year by almost 200 nations, a study showed on Tuesday.

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China visit was just economics: Duterte reassures Japan
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Wednesday that his high-profile visit to rival China last week was about economics, not security, and vowed to stand on Tokyo's side over the disputed South China Sea when the time came.

US 9/11 law an international legal Pandora's Box

Fires scorch Calais migrant camp as demolition resumes

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Third lettuce crop planted on space station

Uranus may have two undiscovered moons: Study

Telling lies becomes easier as brain's natural check dips with repetition

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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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HRD to soon take call on compulsory CBSE class X board exam, says Prakash Javadekar
The Union HRD ministry will soon take a call on whether the Class X board examination should be made compulsory for students of CBSE schools. Speaking to reporters after the 64th CABE meeting on Tuesday, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that many state boards are already conducting Class X exams.

Govt schools adhering to RTE Act norms: Centre tells high court
The Centre on Monday claimed in Delhi high court that government-run schools in the country were adhering to norms mandated under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act and regular monitoring and review was being done to check compliance.

Norms for appointment of foreign faculty in IITs to be eased
According to official sources, the HRD ministry has put forward a proposal to the Ministry of External Affairs and the Home Ministry to ensure the norms related to allowing foreign faculty are made easier.

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Internet of things: Just what the doctor ordered
From smart TVs, phones, cars and homes, now healthcare too is moving beyond the pill to `smart’ connected devices within the internet of things, as a new breed of `digital’ consumers emerge

Action on Amazon and Flipkart
Legal Metrology Organization has booked Amazon and Flipkart for violation of packaged commodities rules and cheating customers .

Politics over penguins continues

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Truck crushes 27-year-old
A 27-year-old government school teacher, Manish, was crushed under a truck after a car hit his twowheeler from behind, in southwest Delhi's Jaffarpur Kalan on Tuesday afternoon.

Online addiction cuts attention span
AIIMS, the country's premier medical institute, has started a special psychiatric OPD for people who are hooked to social media, online games or the internet in general.

PhD scholar's body found in JNU hostel
A youth pursuing PhD in West Asia studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his hostel room on Tuesday night.

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Blackmailed for 'prostitution', then robbed by 'presstitution'

Wild elephant Sidda has septicemia
Wild elephant Sidda, who had sought refuge in the waters of Manchanabele reservoir for weeks after he fell into a ditch and injured himself, is critical.

ASI found dead in field
An assistant sub-inspector was found dead in an agricultural field at Doddabelavangala, Doddaballapur, on Tuesday.Rajanna, 58, was attached with Devanahalli police station .

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Incois sounds alert over cyclonic storm 'Kyant'

Two fraudsters arrested from Ghaziabad

Diwali 2016: Not a 'crackling' Diwali this year?
It could well be a dull Diwali for Hyderabad's cracker sellers this year. With less than a week for the festival of lights, traders complain of low footfall at their stores with some pegging the ultimate drop in business at 30% or more.

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Caste Hindus demand action against officials for allowing dalits to enter TN temple
A day after Tiruvannamalai district administration took a group of dalit people into the Arulmighu Thulukanathamman temple in Hariharapakkam village near Cheyyar, the caste Hindus on Wednesday staged a demonstration to protest against breaking the tradition.

AIADMK deputes 18 ministers for poll duty 'with Jayalalithaa's approval'
The ruling AIADMK on Wednesday deputed 24 senior functionaries, including 18 ministers, to oversee election work in three assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu and a lone constituency in Pudhucherry which will go to polls on November 19. They have been appointed as incharge of election committees.

How to keep pet and stray dogs safe this Diwali
Humane Society International (HSI) has appealed to people to burst low decibel crackers to help pet and stray dogs have a peaceful time on Diwali day.

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'Give me justice or take my life'

11 sweet and farsan shops under scanner
The flying squad of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has been conducting random checks on sweet and farsan shops across the city, ahead of Diwali.

US NRI accused of harassment by wife
A 26-year-old woman has filed a complaint with Paldi police against her husband and in-laws, all now settled in the US.

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Yadav family feud a failed drama: BJP
'We're Not In Touch With Anyone From SP'

Two auto thieves held, 6 bikes recovered
Two auto thieves identified as Dilip Kumar Tripathi and Triveni Sharan Mishra, residents of Kaushambi, were arrested near Galla ground railway line on Tuesday and six stolen motorcycles were recovered from them.

Diwali 2016: Diabetics can wear a 'sweet' smile this Diwali

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Maoists' escape routes sealed

Centre rules out coal royalty hike
The Centre on Tuesday ruled out the state government's demand for revision of royalty on coal which is 14% at present.For every Rs 100 worth coal transported, the producer has to give Rs 14 to the government as royalty.

Retaliation fear keeps people on toes
Koraput/ Police in Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Rayagada districts are on alert to thwart any retaliation bid by the Maoists after Monday's encounter that killed 26 rebels.

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Woman found dead, foul play suspected
She left for her agricultural fields in afternoon, but she did not reach there.

Vice-president of Karond mandi attempts suicide
The family rushed him to a private hospital.

Sibling murder after feud over property
Accused Shishupal, a resident of Pura Khana village, was arrested on Tuesday.Body of Rajpal Singh, a resident of Pura Khana was found in a well in the same village under Berasia police station.

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7 months after marriage to rapist, 19-year-old hangs herself
Seven months after a Haryana rape survivor was made to marry her rapist on the intervention of a panchayat, unending torment at her inlaws' hands drove the 19year-old girl to hang herself on Tuesday.

Car dealer told to pay Rs 64,000

HC rejects demand to quash all types of quota
A petition seeking quashing of constitutional provisions providing reservations in admissions and public employments failed to find favour with the Punjab and Haryana high court, which held that "such provisions are enabling and permissive in nature".

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