Tuesday, 4 October 2016

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
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Road to stagnation? China Inc gets a break from lenders

Mallya bank default loan case: Supreme Court adjourns matter
The consortium of banks had approached the top court seeking its intervention in bringing back Mallya to India and also the repayment of money which the beleaguered businessman had taken. The top court had wanted to know from the Union Government about his whereabouts. The Attorney General informed the apex court that Mallya was in England.

British pound slumps to 31-year low versus US dollar

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17cr trees planted to increase green cover in Bihar

What are you doing to deal with crop burning: NGT to states
National Green Tribunal, which has fixed fines on farmers for burning crop stubble to prevent smog over Delhi and its neighbourhood, has directed Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh to inform it about the generation of agriculture waste and steps taken to dispose them off.

Environmentalists welcome India's move on Paris deal
Environmentalists welcomed India's move to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change. They also sought to remind the global community that the pledges made under the Paris Agreement is not enough to keep the global average temperatures rise below 2.0°C as compared to the pre-industrial era.

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Turkey suspends 12,800 policemen over suspected coup involvement

Putin suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with US
President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a deal with the United States on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium, once a symbol of US-Russian rapprochement that has fallen apart amid tensions over Ukraine, Syria and other disputes.

Taliban resist Afghan forces' counterattack in Kunduz

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Nasa's Curiosity rover begins exploring new Mars destinations
Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover is driving towards new uphill destinations to further study ancient, water-rich environments and potential for life on the red planet. The destinations include a ridge capped with material rich in the iron-oxide mineral hematite.

'Chinese scientists control cotton disease with gene tech'

Method to control 'hot' electrons comes a step closer

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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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Norms to hire foreign faculty for IITs, IIMs may be eased
Roadblocks in hiring foreign faculty on five-year contracts in government institutions like IITs and IIMs could soon be resolved as the home ministry told its HRD counterparts on Monday that it was proposing a Cabinet note to allow work visa to those who earn a minimum of $15,000 a year.

Weighty issue: 12-year-old Nagpur boy launches agitation against heavy schoolbags

Finally, Miri Piri Medical College issue resolved
Ultimately, admissions in the Miri Piri Medical College run by the SGPC at Shahabad (Kurukshetra) will begin from the academic year 2018.

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BJP corporator held for taking bribe
BJP corporator Ganesh Bhane has been arrested by Thane Anti Corruption Bureau

Misconduct against women staff must be dealt with sternly: HC
Mumbai, Oct 4 () Any misconduct against women employees must be dealt with most sternly, the Bombay High Court today said and asked organisations to draw up a list of "dos and dont's" for male employees over conduct towards female staff.

Dove launches baby care products
Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) Beauty brand Dove on Tuesday marked its entry in the baby care category by announcing the launch of Baby Dove in India.

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Sex CD: Court allows AAP MLA's plea for video conference
New Delhi, Oct 4 () Sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar, arrested on rape charges, will be produced in a Delhi court via video conferencing from jail following his apprehension of threat to life from his political opponents during transportation.

Global M&As in Jan-Sep dip 20% to USD 2 trn: Mergermarket
New Delhi, Oct 4 () Global merger and acquisition deals fell to USD 2.2 tillion during January-September period, a decline of 20 per cent over last year amid political uncertainty and increased regulation, says a report.

Vedanta expects Goa to export 20 mn tonnes iron ore in FY17
New Delhi, Oct 4 () Mining conglomerate Vedanta Ltd expects that Goa will export around 20 million tonnes of iron ore in the current fiscal. Goa produces low grade iron ore (Fe content below 58 per cent), which is exported to China.

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Bengaluru, Oct 4 {} Following are BengaluruBengaluru, Oct 4 {} Following are Bengaluru Doordarshan Kendra programmes for Wednesday, October 5.

Renowned artist Yusuf Arakkal dies
Bengaluru, Oct 4 () Renowned figurative artist Yusuf Arakkal, who left a distinct impression of his own with his works, died at his residence here due to illness, his family said. "My father has passed away," the 70-year-old Bengaluru-based artist's son Sibu Arakkal told here.

Yusuf Arakkal, veteran abstract painter, dies aged 69
Veteran abstract painter Yusuf Arakkal passed away at his residence in Bengaluru on Tuesday. He was 69.

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ICVL halts ops in Mozambique mine; to pump in more investments
Hyderabad, Oct 4 () International Coal Ventures Limited (ICVL), the joint venture formed by five PSUs SAIL, RINL, NMDC, NTPC and CIL, has stopped operations in its newly acquired coal mine in Mozambique and they remain suspended until a new contractor is appointed.

Declarations tip of iceberg, target real estate, gold: Pai
Hyderabad, Oct 4 () Terming the declarations of Rs 65,250 crore under the black money disclosure scheme as a "tip of the iceberg", tech investor T V Mohandas Pai feels the government now needs to demonetise Rs 1,000 notes and abolish capital gains tax on property and gold sales to drive more money

Telangana forms panel on creating four more districts
Hyderabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday constituted a high-power committee to consider the demand for creating four new districts.

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Madras high court cancels Tamil Nadu local body poll notification

AIADMK MPs urge Modi to constitute Cauvery Management Board
Chennai, Oct 4 (IANS) A delegation of members of parliament belonging to the AIADMK on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Ministry of Water Resources to proceed with its Interlocutory Application filed in the Supreme Court on the Cauvery water case.

Get instructions on Jayalalithaa's health: High Court
The Madras High Court on Tuesday directed Tamil Nadu's Additional Advocate General to get instructions from the government on Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's health.

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India to attack Pakistan after October 15, predicts astrologer
Even as Indian and Pakistani troops continue to exchange fire at the border amid talks between their national security advisors on reducing tension, a city astrologer has predicted that India will strike its neighbour anytime between October 15 and 25.

Need a mindset change for Digital India's success: Pitroda
"Today technology is very different, so the process should expedite.It has noting to do with political slogan.Foundation was laid a long time back.It takes time," he told reporters here.

Vulture population in Gujarat estimated at 999
Sasan (Gir) The latest population estimation of vulture population in Gujarat has come as a big relief for conservation experts despite a slight decrease in their numbrs.

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This Navaratra, green message on Puja
Meerapur Barwari Durga Puja Committee, celebrating its 41st year this Navaratra, stands apart owing to its depiction of Goddess Durga as Van Devi - the Goddess of forests and animals.

Babbar to meet Congress leaders in Lucknow on October 7
UPCC general secretary Mukund Tiwari said Babbar has convened the meeting of Congress office-bearers and city and district Congress committee presidents and others in the state capital on October 7.

Buses to Vindhyachal every 15 minutes

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Compensation for villages to relocate from WL areas: Patnaik
Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 () Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced to make provision of compensation for villages that volunteer to relocate in the interest of wildlife protection.

Odisha Tourism identifies dangerous selfie spots
The state government has identified at least 20 tourist places in different districts as “selfie danger points” and asked concerned district collectors and SPs to barricade the spots to ensure the safety of tourists. The potential sensitize locations include some waterfalls, towering hilltops and waterbodies.

Campaign reaches fever pitch on eve of campus polls
Canvassing on campuses reached a crescendo on Monday with only one day left for students' union polls in universities and colleges across the state.

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Ex-Congress vice president Urmaliya joins BJP
Former Congress vice-president Shivkumar Urmaliya , who unsuccessfully contested against Gaur from Govindpura assembly constituency in Bhopal in 2003, is believed to have joined the saffron party at the behest of Gaur.

Two flights cancelled in 12 hours
Two Flights Cancelled In 12 Hours

Minor attacked over argument

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Ex-lokayukta forms front to fight drugs

Youth arrested for harassing girl
The student of District Institute of Elementary Training (DIET), Panipat, who was shot at last week, was being blackmailed and harassed by her attacker.

Pest attack on paddy reported from parts of on paddy in Patiala, Sangrur
Pest attack has been reported in some areas of Patiala and Sangrur districts on paddy crop that is about to be harvested.

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