Thursday, 27 October 2016

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
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Service tax dept to auction Mallya's aircraft
The Service Tax Department will next month auction liquor baron Vijay Mallya's corporate jet of the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines to recover dues of Rs 535 crore. The department has invited online global bids for sale of Corporate Jet Airbus A319.

Tata stocks plunge on concerns over Mistry letter
Shares of various Tata group stocks, including Tata Power and Tata Motors, plunged sharply this morning amid concerns about purported disclosure made by ousted group chairman Cyrus Mistry about huge write-down risks at some firms.

ABB's Q3 profits rise 37% backed by growth in orders

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Global wildlife population may fall 67% by 2020
The global wildlife population could fall by an average of 67 per cent between 1970 and 2020 as a result of human activities, according to World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Report 2016. The report indicated that the global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles have already declined by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012.

Humanity decimating planetary wildlife: Report
Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone, fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, have been wiped out since 1970 by human appetites and activity, according to a grim study released on Thursday.

India Inc increases focus on reducing carbon emission: CDP
Corporates are increasing focus on setting emission reduction and renewable energy targets besides putting up an internal price on carbon as part of risk mitigation, says a report.

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China's space lab searches for strongest blasts in universe
A square-shaped probe dubbed as "Little Bee" and placed atop China's second space lab currently orbiting the Earth is searching for gamma-ray bursts, the strongest explosions in the universe. The formal name of the probe, placed on Tiangong-2, is POLAR (an abbreviation of Polarimetry of Gamma-ray Bursts), state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Nasa growing lettuce in space
Nasa has planted lettuce on the International Space Station (ISS) to learn how to grow fresh food in space - which may help prepare astronauts for the future manned mission to Mars.

Third lettuce crop planted on space station

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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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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.

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.

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Kalyan-Dombivli municipal corporation shames people for using open toilet, faces criticism
The sanitation department of Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation on Wednesday started Gandhigiri campaign to publicly shame people, who defecate in open, by giving them rose and playing drums.

'Mumbai can't waive toll tax'
Delhi may have closed toll for motorists, but Mumbai cannot do the same as MSRDC officials said it's case was different.

HC asks Bilkis Bano to amend intervention plea
A division bench of Justices V K Tahilramani and Mridula Bhatkar kept the matter for hearing on Thursday.

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ABVP disrupts public meeting at DU Arts Faculty

Badshah entertains Delhi Police at Diwali fundraiser
Longer duty hours, extra workload and giving up on family time – that’s what Diwali usually means for police officers.

HC dismisses IHCL's plea against auction of Taj Mansingh Hotel
The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed the appeal filed by Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), which runs the Taj Mansingh Hotel here, against the auctioning of the property by New Delhi Municipal Council.

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These mini libraries are teaching kids the joy of reading

Fish with 'nose rings' rescued in Bengaluru

Sidda still critical infection spreads
The condition of wild elephant Sidda, who is partially blind and has fractured his leg, is critical. D Manjunath, deputy conservator of forests

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Cash-for-vote case: Relief for Revanth

Congress to file public interest litigation against secretariat plan of government

Hyderabad High Court relief for Revanth Reddy
Justice Suresh Kumar Kait of Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday granted exemption to Revanth Reddy, TDP MLA and an accused in the cash-for-bail case, from appearing before the ACB probe officer every Monday.

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Bees sting MLA, others as yagam conducted for Jayalalithaa's health disturbs them
Ten AIADMK members, including Ambur MLA R Balasubramani, were stung by a swarm of bees during a yagam at a temple in Vellore district on Monday.

Sri Lankan navy arrests three Indians for smuggling heroin
Two of the arrested men have been identified as Thalvin Rajan and Levin of Thangachimadam coastal village near Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

Sugarcane farmers seek TN govt's help to get Rs 1,100crore dues from mills
The Tamil Nadu Sugarcane Farmers Association on Thursday sought the help of the state government in getting the outstanding dues of Rs 1,100 crore from the private sugar mills for the cane supplied during the last three fiscals.

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15 years later, 4 get life term for child's kidnap, murder
More than fifteen years after the offence, Gujarat high court held four persons guilty of the abduction for ransom and murder of a 10-year-old in Surat and punished them with life imprisonment.

Diwali 2016: Ahmedabad dazzles in run-up to festival
Homes are being scrubbed clean, decorations are in place, and as diyas glow outside homes - the city looks ready to dazzle this Diwali.

Missing Pakistani sisters found at maternal uncle's home
Navirabibi , who married to two brothers from Paldi, were traced to Shahpur area of Ahmedabad after going missing from their marital home in Paldi on October 23.

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Triple talaq issue: 'Need to broaden scope of debate'
At a time the issue of triple talaq is in the limelight nationally, and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi is speaking openly on the issue, Muslim women of the Sangam city too expressed opinions on the issue.

STF nails two weapon smugglers
In a major breakthrough, a joint team of Special Task Force (STF) and Mauaima police on Wednesday arrested two notorious arms smugglers near Ramnagar Ghanshyari railway line.

Shopkeepers rake in moolah with 'patakha' covers
It's not just the political bigwigs who are trying to make the most of the Samajwadi Party (SP) family tussle ahead of the UP assembly polls.The shopkeepers selling crackers have found out a unique way to rake in moolah.

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Odisha asks people not to panic over possible cyclone

'Families of rebels being harassed'
Revolutionary writer Varavara Rao has alleged that bodies of Maoists killed in the encounter at Malkangiri's Bejing on Monday were brought to the district headquarters to harass the families of the deceased rebels.

Shipping firm GM shot dead over 'business rivalry' in Paradip
The general manager of Hyderabad-based Seaways Shipping and Logistics Ltd (SSLL) was shot dead in a suspected case of business rivalry in the port town of Paradip on Wednesday.

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BJP finalises Shahdol, Nepanagar bypoll candidates

Good governance: Chouhan prescribes 11-point agenda
Law and order took centre-stage on the second and concluding day of the collectors and SP conference under direction of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Narmada Bhavan on Wednesday.

Firing range shut, cops miss target practice
Eklavya Firing Range in the 25th battalion on Bhadbhada road was the lone firing range where the security forces, excluding army, could practice in Bhopal.

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Husband, 3 others get life term in acid attack case
Main Accused Slapped 11L Fine For Throwing Acid On His Wife, Father-in-law In 2013

MTech graduates among constable recruits
Punjab Police on Wednesday declared the results of the recruitment of constables in district and armed police cadres.

HC seeks information on HCS nominees in last 10 years
State Chief Secy To Provide Details Of All Such Appointments

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