Wednesday, 5 October 2016

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016
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Sensex slips over 90 points, wipes out all gains

Flipkart sees Rs 1,400 crore sales in a day
Flipkart mopped up Rs 1,400 crore on Monday, its highest-ever single day sales, giving the country's largest web retailer a much-needed edge over rival Amazon which has been snapping at its heels with a massive war chest to win the Indian market.

Rupee falls 16 paise, stronger equities contain fall
Reversing its three-day climb, the rupee fell 16 paise to 66.62 against the US dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Wednesday due to higher demand for the American currency from importers and banks.

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China to build sea turtle protection centre in SCS
Strengthening its foothold in the disputed South China Sea China, China on Wednesday announced plans to build a sea turtle protection centre in Sansha city of the strategic maritime region. China plans to set up the centre to promote marine bio-diversity conservation in the region.

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.

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Trump outsourced jobs to 12 countries: Clinton
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has accused her Republican rival Donald Trump of outsourcing jobs to 12 countries and said if elected she would tax companies for shipping jobs overseas.

Bangladesh court clears student of restaurant attack charges

Diver killed by stingray at Singapore aquarium

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New material to make computers 100 times more power efficient

Antibiotic-resistance making kidney infections more deadly

IAF faces longer wait for own satellite as Isro yet to get nod

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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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CBSE begins review of CCE, optional Class X board exam

HRD panel suggests ways to avoid vacancies in IITs, institutes

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.

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95% of rape accused known to victims, reveals 2015 data
Ninety-five per cent of the perpetrators in rape cases in 2015 were known to their victims, figures released by by the National Crime Records Bureau reveal. And the home or workplace seems to be the most dangerous place for a woman -in 40% cases, the perpetrator was a relative, neighbour or coworker

HC rejects engineering graduate's plea to take back his degree
Mumbai, Oct 5 () The Bombay High Court has rejected a petition filed by an engineering graduate seeking a direction to the University of Mumbai to take back his degree as he had obtained it by dishonest and unfair means.

Delinquencies in LAP portfolio may rise to above 5%: Ind-Ra
Mumbai, Oct 5 () Delinquencies in the country's loan against property (LAP) is likely to rise to over 5 per cent over the next four quarters due to stagnant property prices and risk aversion, according to India Ratings and Research.

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Central excise officers' body plans protest on GST
New Delhi, Oct 5 () An association representing nearly 15,000 central excise and customs officials today said it will launch a nation-wide protest and go on a mass casual leave on 'budget day' if its various demands related to implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) are not addressed.

1 killed in cylinder explosion at glass factory
New Delhi, Oct 5 () One person was killed and two were injured in the wee hours today after a LPG cylinder exploded at a glass factory in outer Delhi's Shahbad Dairy area, police said. "A call was received at 12.

MFs invest in SME IPOs; Reliance MF in Valiant Organics
New Delhi, Oct 5 () Mutual Funds have begun investing in quality small and medium enterprise (SME) IPO, with a public issue of over Rs 21 crore by Valiant Organics getting investment from leading fund house Reliance MF.

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5 storey building collapses in Bengaluru; 4 feared trapped; 100 firemen rushed
At least four construction workers are feared trapped under the debris of a five storey under-construction building near Bellandur south east Bengaluru, about 11.7km from the Central Business District (CBD). No deaths have been reported so far.

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'GM crops have troubled future without scientific discussion'
Hyderabad, Oct 5 () As the deadline for public feedback on biosafety report for GM mustard ends today, Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw called for a scientific discussion with political opinion leaders to provide a smooth path for GM crops in India.

Need fresh look at 'investment protection agreement': Germany
Hyderabad, Oct 5 () Germany today said there is a need to do away with the existing "investment protection agreement" between India and the European Union (EU) and start afresh on the subject under the framework of Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA).

Germany stands with India in fight against terrorism: Ney
Hyderabad, Oct 5 () German Ambassador to India Martin Ney today said that Germany will stand with India in its fight against terrorism.

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DMK never wanted TN civic body polls to be cancelled, Stalin clarifies
A day after the Madras high court cancelled the civic poll notification in Tamil Nadu, DMK treasurer and leader of the opposition M K Stalin said the party had moved court to the make the state election commission (SEC) conduct the poll in a free and fair manner.

Chennai, Oct 5 () Rainfall occurred at many places over Lakshadweep and at one or two places over Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

'Premam' made me a responsible filmmaker: Chandoo Mondeti
Chennai, Oct 5 (IANS) Chandoo Mondeti's forthcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Premam" recovered its investment on the day it was launched. The director says working on the project made him a responsible filmmaker and helped him understand the commerce of cinema.

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Ahmedabad lakes tell tales of AMC neglect

Gold is a man's best friend!
Gold may be synonymous with women's ornamentation but a scientific study has found that biologically men need it more. The research spanning two decades has revealed that gold content in sperm cells is essential for fertility for men.

Foolish robbers ride their way into lock up
Cases of loot and murder test the police's proficiency as investigators, as it takes them days and even weeks to crack such cases. But in the Manek Chowk loot case, the police caught the accused within hours

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HC reserves order on PIL against induction of Prajapati
Lucknow, Oct 5 () The Allahabad High Court has reserved its order on a petition filed against re-induction of controversial SP leader Gayatri Prajapati in the Uttar Pradesh Council of Ministers.

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Jilted lover kills girl
A girl was allegedly murdered by her jilted lover when she refused to marry him at Urekhudi village in Handia on Tuesday.One of the accused has been arrested.Two others are on the run.

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Odisha issues notification to treat dead with dignity
Bhubaneswar, Oct 5 (IANS) Following two incidents of a tribal carrying his wife's body on his shoulder over 10 km and a woman's body at a hospital being carried for the last rites, strung from a pole,the Odisha government on Wednesday ordered the state's health facilities to ensure that the dead are treated with dignity and respect.

Cops plan SOP for peaceful Durga Puja

Toxic septic tank kills four
Four persons were asphyxiated in a septic tank at Mathalput under Damanjodi police limits in Koraput district on Tuesday.The deceased were identified as Raju Khora, Bina Bhatra, Jina Bagh and Babula Mohanty, said police.

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Online error derails MP medical admission again, counselling postponed

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Med admission, seat allotment from today

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Aryans College of Engineering organized its 10th cultural extravaganza "Rajni" at Tagore Theatre
Aryans College of Engineering, Chandigarh on tuesday organized its 10th cultural extravaganza “Rajni” at Tagore Theatre, Sector- 18, Chandigarh with fun and frolic performances.​

Congress divided over evacuation process in Punjab

Amid border tension, Punjab's latest sops are boats and schools

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