Thursday, 20 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Luxury goods market hampered by terror threats, US election

Thursday, October 20, 2016
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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 Thursday.

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

India, US explore ways to promote trade, investment

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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.

Barrier Reef report card paints bleak picture
Australia on Thursday admitted more needs to be done to protect the Great Barrier Reef from pollution after a government-backed report painted a bleak picture of the natural wonder.

September 2016 hottest on record: NASA
Last month was the warmest September in 136 years of record-keeping, meaning 11 of the past 12 consecutive months dating back to October last year have set new monthly high-temperature records, NASA said.

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Iraqi special forces join Mosul offensive against IS
Iraqi special forces joined the Mosul offensive on Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group, encountering heavy fire.

Duterte meets China's president in charm offensive
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday as part of a charm offensive aimed at seeking trade and support from the Asian giant by setting aside a thorny territorial dispute.

Putin ready to extend Aleppo truce 
Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was ready to prolong a unilateral ceasefire in Aleppo, after tough talks in Berlin where the leaders of Germany and France refused to rule out sanctions against Moscow.

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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.

NASA probe spots possible clouds on Pluto
NASA's New Horizons space probe has spotted possible clouds hovering over Pluto, indicating that the weather on the icy dwarf planet is more complex than thought. Scientists already knew that Pluto's icy surface below that atmosphere varied widely in brightness.

Two Russians, one American crew blast off for International Space Station
NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Andrei Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhikov of Roscosmos blasted off at 08:05 GMT from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan after their launch had been delayed by nearly one month because of technical issues.

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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.

More Technology News»

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

IIT directors oppose non-resident students

Arun Jaitley launches SRCC's financial literacy cell 'Vittshala'

More Education News»

Questions raised over purchase of swanky cars by govt during crisis
The Devendra Fadnavis government has come under criticism for spending Rs 40 lakh on luxury cars, a day after TOI reported about the state buying the vehicles for tribal development minister Vishnu Savara and cabinet members' official visits to Palghar.

Konkan Railway releases coffee table book on 25 years of its journey

Western Railway's special drive to remove unsafe structures near Bandra railway station

More Mumbai News»

Delhi Police form SIT to trace missing JNU student

I want to see my child: missing JNU student's mother

Students didn't allow even our wives to meet us: JNU VC, officials

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Three people behind anti-steel bridge protests, says Bengaluru minister K J George
Denying shabby intentions behind the proposed steel bridge project between Raj Bhavan and Hebbal flyover, Bengaluru development minister K J George on Thursday alleged that a disinformation campaign was being carried out against the project by a few vested interest groups.

Bengaluru steel flyover a 'threat' to vital installations
Chief minister Siddaramaiah’s adamant stand on going ahead with the steel flyover seems to have missed a crucial aspect – the security threat it poses to not only his own home office and residence, but also to the high-security Air Force Station Training Command Headquarters at Mehkri Circle.

HC stays Umesh Reddy's execution
The Karnataka high court on Thursday passed an interim order staying the execution of death sentence of serial rapist BA Umesh Reddy during the pendency of his petition before the court .

More Bangalore News»

Medical student commits suicide in Hyderabad
A 27-year-old woman PG medical student has allegedly committed suicide by injecting excess saline at her house in Jambagh here, police said.

HC stays case against Ferreira
Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday stayed the criminal case registered by city central crime police against former billiards champion Michael Ferreira and four others for allegedly duping unemployed youth with e-commerce jobs and fraudulent investment schemes.

Dengue cases on the rise in city after heavy rains
76 Confirmed Cases In Fever Hospital In Last 18 Days

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Special officials appointed to check distribution of PDS items
Tamil Nadu food minister R Kamaraj on Thursday said efforts have been made to distribute raw rice, sugar, and varieties and palmolein to PDS outlets across the state to facilitate their sale before the Diwali season.

Jayalalithaa's health: DMK men move HC to save their Facebook, Twitter accounts
Perhaps for the first time ever, two people have approached the Madras high court to safeguard their Facebook accounts and Twitter handles and stave off the threat of forced closure.

Boy dies of suspected dengue in Tamil Nadu
A six-year-old boy died of suspected dengue in Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday. However, health officials ruled out the possibility of dengue saying the boy was suffering from bronchopneumonia.

More Chennai News»

2002 Sardarpura massacre: HC upholds conviction of 17, acquits 14 others

Helpline gets 2,000 stalking complaints
Neha’s life started turning into anightmare when she began getting calls from an unknown number. The male caller who identified himself as Sanjay kept asking her to befriend him, but she ignored him till he started threatening her that he would commit suicide if she did not relent.

3 new flights from city for festive rush
Three new flights will be launched by low-cost carrier, Indigo, from Ahmedabad, to cater to the festive season rush.While one of these flights will be from Ahmedabad to Lucknow, the other two would be to Chennai.

More Ahmedabad News»

Police to keep a strict watch on cracker-making and storage units
In an attempt to ensure safer Diwali this year, men-in-khaki have draft a fresh plan taking as many as 12 pockets of Allahabad and Pratapgarh districts under its scanner that were earlier infamous for illegal crackers manufacturing units

Allhabad fails to deliver, switching to CNG not to be an easy ride
Operating vehicles on compressed natural gas may be a distant dream for Sangam city, if the pace at which with work is progressing is anything to go by.

Vendor serves hope with free food
It was four years ago when Jogesh Yadav's son, a class 9 student then, asked him if not charging for a dozen plates of subzi-puri or chhola-bhatura would make much of a difference to his roadside eatery business.

More Allahabad News»

Odisha hospital fire: SUM Hospital owner Manoj Nayak surrenders
A day after the police issued look out circular against SUM Hospital’s owner Manoj Nayak in connection with deaths of 21 patients over Monday’s fire tragedy, he surrendered before the police in the early hours of Thursday.

The rise and rise of Manoj Nayak
The rise of Manoj Nayak is what dreams are made of.Before Wednesday when a look out notice was issued against the 56-year-old and his wife Saswati Das, he was considered one of the leading businessmen in Odisha.

CM to meet ambassadors of 20 countries
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik is set to meet the ambassadors of 20 countries in New Delhi on Thursday to attract more investment to the state.

More Bhubaneswar News»

In global investor list, atta chakki-wala with Rs 17,000

Wetland authority seeks more time for report
State wetland authority has sought more time from the central zone bench of National Green Tribunal to file its reply on actions taken by stakeholders to regulate activities at Bhoj Wetland Ramsar site.

Two youths die in accident on VIP Road
Two youth died in a road accident on VIP Road here, on Tuesday night. Police said the two-wheeler which they were riding had probably collided with the central verge on the road due to high speed that led to the accident. A case was later registered at Koh-e-Fiza police station.

More Bhopal News»

Joint Indo-China army exercise held
As part of the ongoing initiative to enhance interaction and cooperation between India and China under the provisions of Border Defence Cooperation Agreement 2013, the Indian and Chinese armies held a joint exercise along the line of actual control (LAC) in Ladakh on Wednesday .

RTI application via sewa kendras to cost Rs 200 more
The sewa kendras set up by Punjab government in rural and urban areas are seeking an extra fee of Rs 200 for an RTI application as “facilitation charges“.

Woman raped, murdered by relative, his friends
Body Found In Car Of Her Husband's Uncle; No Arrests Yet

More Chandigarh News»

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