Monday, 31 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Mistry-Tata row: Brickwork Ratings downgrades Tata Steel

Monday, October 31, 2016
Today's Headlines

Mistry-Tata row: Brickwork Ratings downgrades Tata Steel
Citing "heightened management risk" following the ouster of Cyrus Mistry as Chairman of Tata Sons, Brickwork Ratings has revised outlook of Tata Steel to negative while as revised the ratings of its NCDs worth Rs 6,500 crore.

60% dip in sales of Chinese goods this Diwali
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has claimed that there was a 60 per cent dip in the sales of Chinese goods this Diwali as a result of the massive social media campaign urging people to boycott Chinese products.

Tata row may trigger insurance claim
A Directors & Officers (D&O) insurance policy covers the top management of an organisation from legal action initiated by employees, shareholders or authorities against the decisions taken by the top brass.

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This Diwali to be more polluted than last two years

Tiger 'kingfisher' dies in Kanha Tiger Reserve
A tiger, popularly known as 'Kingfisher', was found dead in core area of Kanha Tiger Reserve, taking the death toll of big cats in Madhya Pradesh in the last 10 months to 23, KTR officials said on Saturday.

Dead beached whale found to have skull fractures
A blue whale that washed ashore near San Francisco had multiple skull fractures that were consistent with a collision with a ship. The Marine Mammal Center said on Friday that a team including scientists from the California Academy of Sciences and University of California reached the conclusion after studying the carcass.

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Turkey detains opposition newspaper editor
Turkish police detained the chief editor and two columnists of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper on Monday and had warrants to detain 10 other senior staff members, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

On Halloween, US Supreme Court ponders costumes
In a happy coincidence of the US judicial calendar, the Supreme Court is set to solemnly take up the subject of costumes and outfits on Monday, which is also Halloween. The decision could have broad repercussions with significant economic consequences.

Pak court bars oppn from holding street rally
A Pakistani court has barred the party of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan from holding planned anti-government street rallies in Islamabad. The court ordered authorities to ensure the rally is held only within the limits of a city park.

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Novel drug may allow dogs to live longer
In good news for dog lovers, scientists have identified a drug that may allow their canine friends to live significantly longer by delaying the onset of heart failure by an average of 15 months. The study took seven years to complete and involved 360 dogs across 11 countries.

Scientists turn pollution back into green fuel
Scientists have accidentally discovered a way to reverse the combustion process, turning carbon dioxide (CO2) back into a fuel. Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the US used complex nanotechnology techniques to turn the dissolved gas into ethanol.

Does baby powder cause cancer? Another jury says yes

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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 of Hyderabad to recruit 114 faculty positions
The recruitment process will start from November 1 for the faculty positions of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, the varsity also known as Hyderabad Central University said in a statement on Saturday.

Money matters! It's high time you earned enough revenue: Modi government to IITs, IIMs
The finance ministry has written to all government departments and ministries, directing them to check on the various autonomous and funded institutes.

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.

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Maharashtra ropes in international consultant to develop cruise ports
As Mumbai port awaits one of the world's largest cruise ships on Saturday, the ministry of shipping has appointed an international consultant -Bermello Ajamil & Partners -to prepare an economically viable plan to develop coastal and inland cruise ports in the country. ​

Fallout of RTI activist murder ? - To keep out squatters, new rulebook for BMC officials
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday brought out guidelines for its officials on how action is to be taken.

Dawood-Khadse calls case: Government spent Rs 4.5 lakh on lawyer
The state government spent over Rs 4.5 lakh as legal fees of a senior lawyer in acase before the Bombay high court where “ethical hacker“ Manish Bangale accused former state minister Eknath Khadse of alleged links with international terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.

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In Delhi, fewer fire incidents reported this Diwali

Air India apologises for article on non-veg bhog at Puri temple
National carrier Air India has apologised for publishing an article saying non-veg bhog is cooked and served in the revered Jagannath Puri Temple.

In Delhi, air quality deteriorates to 'severe' levels on Diwali night

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'Lucky' gambler kidnapped, beaten up after Rs 3 lakh win

Thieves target temple hundi, make away with 10,000
Miscreants gained entry into Mylaralingeshwara Temple at Shibara near Kunduvava village in Davanagere taluk and stole Rs 10,000 late on Saturday night.

Duo on way to buy crackers killed near Kudligi
When Durugappa, 45, and Banni Kumara Swamy, 35, were preparing for a grand Diwali celebration, little did they know that fate had a different plan.

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Five arrested for groom's murder
Man Was Killed By Girl's Kin At Temple On Oct 20

Over 200 new bars likely to come up in state
fresh licenses will be issued by end of November. The state government is expecting Rs 115 crore additional revenue through fresh licenses in the state.

TET mandatory for private teachers too
In a bid to improve quality in schools, the Telangana State Public Service Commission will hold the TET to filter the best candidates.Public and private schools can recruit only those teachers who have cleared this exam.

More Hyderabad News»

Talks between Indian, Sri Lankan fishermen to be held on Nov 2

Karunanidhi recalls how assembly welcomed in 1956 a separate state for Tamils
DMK chief M Karunanidhi greeted people on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the formation of a separate state for Tamils.

Private health chain opens medical centre

More Chennai News»

Gujarat fund networks aided con call centres

'Selfies with lions, a disturbing trend'

6 pay-and-park zones planned around Gujarat College campus

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Rangoli hues brighten Diwali
Drawing colourful rangoli has always been the tradition and attraction of Diwali for the people.Rangolis of different shapes and sizes are drawn at the doorsteps to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.

Special Task Force seizes 8.3 quintal cannabis, nabs two

Now, cops on foot to keep city criminals at bay
In a move that might transport the Sangam city back to the colonial era, Allahabad police is all set to reintroduce foot patrolling, which was essentially a practice from British rule, to keep criminals at bay.

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High alert in Odisha after Bhopal jailbreak
Odisha Police on Monday sounded high alert across the state after eight terrorists of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) escaped from Bhopal central jail early this morning.

Civic drive for pollution-free Diwali celebrations in city
To ensure a safe and environment-friendly Diwali, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday embarked on an awareness drive.

Rahul mediation fails to end feud in state Cong
Prasad, Narasingha Camps Stick To Their Demands

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Bhopal jailbreak: ADG prison removed, ex-RAW officer Sudhir Shahi takes charge
Sudhir Shahi, a 1988 batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, who spearheaded infamous Vyapam scam investigations, has been asked to take charge as additional director general of police as Sushovan Benarjee was shunted from the position following Monday’s jailbreak by SIMI activists.

Bank heist: Sacked staff under scanner

Seen on video: Rustam Singh asks guard to carry shoes
A minister of Madhya Pradesh government is again in the midst of a controversy because of his footwear.This is the third incident in a year when ministers have been in the news for wrong reasons.

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Avian flu kills 6 ducks in Pb, 33 culled

Punjab says no money for technology to stop crop burning

MN Sharma, first Indian chief architect of Chandigarh dies of heart attack

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