Tuesday, 25 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Revenue neutral rate structure of GST to be finalised next month

THE TIMES OF INDIA
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Today's Headlines

Revenue neutral rate structure of GST to be finalised next month
Asserting that the government is determined to implement GST from the next fiscal, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday expressed confidence that the revenue neutral rate structure will be decided the next month.

Sensex off to subdued start, Tata group stocks a drag
Market benchmark Sensex fell over 91 points on Tuesday as Tata group stocks pulled down the index after Cyrus Mistry was replaced on Monday as its chairman, amid mixed Asian cues. The NSE Nifty broke the 8,700-mark by falling 22.45 points.

Rupee surrenders 8 paise against dollar
The rupee on Tuesday lost 8 paise to 66.93 against the US dollar at the forex market in the wake of increased demand for the American unit amid foreign capital outflows. It had closed higher by 4 paise to 66.85 on Monday on the back of fresh selling of the US dollar by exporters.

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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.

Suspected bird flu wipes out all painted storks at Gwalior zoo
Six more painted storks died between last night and this morning at the municipal zoo here taking the number of birds which died due to a suspected new sub-type of bird flu at the zoo to 24. With this, the entire population of painted storks numbering 24 at the civic-run zoo has been wiped out.

Banks may chip in to help raise India's forest cover
If the environment ministry has its way, all banks will be asked to join the state and the central governments in their ongoing efforts to increase forest cover in the country. The move will be part of one of the 10 ways, identified by the Centre, to reach India’s key climate goal.

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Moscow denies Russian or Syrian air strikes on Aleppo
Russia said on Tuesday Russian and Syrian military planes had not launched air strikes on Aleppo since Moscow said it was suspending bombing seven days ago, contradicting a monitor who says air strikes on some areas resumed on Saturday.

12 killed in Shabaab bomb attack in Kenya
Islamic extremist gunmen from neighbouring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya's northern Mandera County, an official said on Tuesday. Somalia's al-Shabab rebels claimed the responsibility for the early-morning attack on the Bishaaro Guest House.

Trump's campaign finally admits that he is losing
The campaign of Donald Trump has for the first time conceded something that has been clear to political observers for some time, that he is trailing in his battle against Hillary Clinton. ​Trump’s campaign manager has admitted that her client was losing to his Democratic rival​.

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Uranus may have two undiscovered moons: Study

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

Women catching up with men in consumption of alcohol, study finds
Women are now drinking so much that they have almost as big an alcohol problem as men, according to a review of studies around the world. The researchers reveal that the gender gap narrowed in people, born after 1966.

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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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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.

Class 10 board exams likely to return from 2018
The government is set to announce the reintroduction of the Class X board exam for CBSE students. The exam was scrapped in 2010 and was replaced by continuous and comprehensive evaluation. This will be the first major decision taken by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar.

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Air India launches a new app for passenger convenience
Air India launched an app to make it easier for its passengers to book, check-in and manage every aspect of the journey through their mobile phones.

BJP candidate won election against Shiv Sena candidate in Ulhasnagar
The rift between Shiv Sena and BJP came to seen again during Transport Committee Chairman election held in Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation on Tuesday.

Had opposed MNS's Rs 5 crore demand right there in meeting: CM Devendra Fadnavis

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Sukhwinder Singh: Delhiites know how to pamper
Sukhwinder Singh loves the chilled out vibe of Delhi and its good-looking people.

Rajnath Singh speaks to Delhi Police Commissioner over explosion at Naya Bazar
Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma over the death of a person in an explosion in north Delhi's Naya Bazar area here today.

One killed, five injured in blast at Delhi's Chandni Chowk

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Sidda's chances of survival not good
The chances of survival of the injured wild elephant stranded in Manchanabele reservoir for over a month are not good, veterinarians and elephant specialists have said.

Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board warns against frauds collecting cash
Fraudsters claiming to be BWSSB workers are collecting application forms and fee in cash from citizens, on the pretext of giving them water and sanitary connections.

Train 'seized' for not compensating Karnataka farmer
Hundreds of passengers on board the Mysuru-bound Siddaganga Intercity Express were in for a shock when the train was "confiscated" at Harihar station in central Karnataka's Davanagere district on Monday morning.

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'No murder charges against Jain girl's parents'

Delhi man held for killing pregnant dog, having sex with the carcass
In a bestial act, a 22-year-old man from Delhi was caught red-handed by locals while he was having sex with the carcass of a pregnant bitch at Shastripuram in Mylardevpally on Monday. The offender confessed to have killed and then had sex with the canine along with another man.

HC asks Telangana, AP to preserve bodies till October 27

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Actor Rambha moves Chennai court to save marriage
The actor, who was known in the 1990s for her dance moves, wants to reunite with her husband and live with him

Tiruvannamalai stampede: Cop suspended for 'failing to control crowd'
An inspector of police has been placed under suspension on charges of “failing to control the crowd” after an elderly woman died and 15 others suffered injuries in a stampede during a milk pot procession at Pachaiamman temple in Tiruvannamalai town on Monday.

DMK chief Karunanidhi falls ill
DMK chief M Karunanidhi has fallen ill after he developed allergy to a medicine he is taking regularly, said a release issued by the party on Tuesday.

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Manhole worker dies, society chairman, secretary held
It is suspected that Jasubhai died after inhaling poisonous gases as he entered the manhole; officials of Ashapura Society in Vejalpur booked for atrocity, negligence.

Call centre scam: 6 more names crop up
The probe into the multi-million dollar call centre scam has revealed six new names.

Protests erupt over candidate's name for top Gujarat technological university post
The search committee of Gujarat Technological University has received around 230 resumes for the varsity's top post.The three-member search panel short-listed some 125 candidates.

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High Court dismisses petition challenging UPCL ad

15 venues selected for sale of crackers

Traffic curbs to cater to festive rush
In view of the heavy rush of commuters ahead of Diwali, traffic diversions have been imposed on various routes in the city from October 26 to 30.

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Bachchan's Voice for Nabakalebara Documentary

Ollywood Actor Amlan Das Injured in Road Accident

Who is Whose "Dil Ka Raja"

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Damoh: RTI activist shot at, accused at large

27-year-old gangraped in Katni

Health dept alert on chikungunya, dengue outbreak
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Sri Lankan neuroscientist talks about benefits of tea for brain ageing

No lessons learnt from 1947: Irfan Habib
In the keynote address sent by email, Habib raised some important points about the history of Punjab from the earliest times to the present.

Trendy hand-painted T-Shirts from West Bengal a hot sell CII Chandigarh Fair

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