Sunday, 2 October 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Spectrum auctions open to moderate response

Sunday, October 02, 2016
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Spectrum auctions open to moderate response
The country’s biggest spectrum sale opened to a moderate response on Saturday as cash-strapped telecom companies completely avoided aggressive pitching and made no bids in the supposedly-lucrative 700 MHz band that saw no takers.

Maruti Suzuki's September passenger vehicle sales log 31% growth
The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today reported a 31.1 per cent growth in its passenger vehicle sales in September at 1,49,143 units, riding on its highest-ever domestic sales. The company had sold a total of 1,13,759 units in September 2015.

1-yr extension for SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya
Government has given one-year extension to SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya amid the lender's consolidation with its associate banks. This will provide continuity at a time when the process of consolidation is going on.

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'India will stick to its position on HFC phase out'

Sharks: Feared predator in need of protection
Sharks may elicit less sympathy than elephants or rhinos, but experts say the feared predators are under increasing pressure from unmanaged commercial fishing and desperately in need of further protection.

European Union agrees to ratify Paris climate deal
EU environment ministers agreed today to fast-track the ratification of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, despite the fact that some national parliaments have yet to approve the deal. "What some believed impossible is now real," European union president Donald Tusk said on Twitter.

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UK to start EU exit process before end of March: PM
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that Britain would start the formal process for leaving the European Union by the end of March 2017.

Hurricane Matthew: Evacuations in Jamaica, Haiti
Hurricane Matthew, with winds at about 240 kmph, is expected to make landfall as a major storm on Jamaica's southern coast, home to the capital, Kingston, and its only oil refinery. Stormy weather could begin on Sunday.

MH17 missile suspects might be confirmed by year-end
Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday the names of those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 might be confirmed by the end of the year.

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The flyway code: Why birds never collide in the skies
Professor Mandyam Srinivasan, of Queensland University in Australia, who led the research, said: "Birds must have been under strong evolutionary pressure to establish basic rules and strategies to minimise the risk of collision in advance."

Depression during pregnancy affects mental health of children

High BP in children may limit cognitive skills, suggests study

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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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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.

FTII to propose fee hike, age limit; students oppose

SC upholds MBBS admissions by deemed universities

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Brace for megablock on Harbour line, no block on WR
Harbour line

36 suburban stations to get a facelift this week
hirty-six suburban stations, including 21 on Western Railway and 15 on Central Railway, will get a facelift from today with the help of non-governmental organisations. More than 20,000 volunteers will participate in the project for seven days. It was launched at an event at Bandra station this morning.

MP's 'private secretary' held for trying to con ex-MLA
The Vile Parle police arrested a person claiming to be the personal assistant of Rajya Sabha MP along with an accomplice while attempting to con former MLA Krishna Hegde.

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Senior IPS officer Ajay Anshuman appointed new Uttarakhand intelligence chief
In another reshuffle in the police department, the state government on Sunday transferred three Indian Police Services (IPS) officers including one Additional Director General of Police (ADG) and Inspector General of Police (IG).

Want to know more about Gandhiji? Go for a walk!
On Gandhi Jayanti, except for VIPs, not many Delhiites visit places like Rajghat and 11 Murti.That is why the Delhi Tourism Department is organising a Gandhi Walk today , aiming to help Delhiites understand Bapu better. The walk, titled `Gandhi Walks: Discover Gandhi's Delhi and Feel Inspired', will be a two-hour walk open to all. Since it's a tourism department event, department officials and VIPs are also expected to be part of it.

28,000 downloads in 2 hours: Senior citizen app a big hit
In a major step towards ensuring the safety of old men and women in the city, LG Najeeb Jung launched on Saturday a "senior citizen app".

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Narayana Health Network initiates 'Power Your Life' campaign

Burhan Wani, Dipa Karmakar appear in Tipu's fort
While the common man may ignore the names of these figures as being the work of miscreants at a popular tourist destination, the names inspire mixed feelings for those who read them with perspective. From the choice of colours to the intent behind the graffiti, artists believe there is a deeper meaning for a chosen few and even for the artists who paint it.

Cauvery row: Monday is D-Day for Bengaluru, Cauvery's future course
The Supreme Court's direction to form the Cauvery Water Management Board (CWMB) latest by Wednesday has left Bengaluru in a difficult situation.

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Pay Rs 8 lakh each to parents of snake-bite victims: HC
The Girl Students Died In Residential School In Adilabad Dist

T-Hub to close doors on 150 Start-ups?
Fund Inflows Have Slowed Down Along With Frequency Of Lucrative Deals And Success Stories

3 held for possession of banned drug
Three persons, including two women, were caught in possession of banned amphetamine drug by Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) officials at Bachupally late on Friday night.

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Four die in Tamil Nadu road accident
Four people died and eight others suffered injuries when a sport utility vehicle (SUV) they were travelling in hit a median and overturned near Eppothum Vendran in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu on Sunday. The accident happened after one of the tyres of the SUV burst and the driver lost control of the vehicle.

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry appoint Cauvery board members
As the deadline for appointing state representatives to the Cauvery Management Board ended at 4.00pm on Saturday, only Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have appointed their representatives.

CCTV footage shows unidentified person returning missing dog
Nungambakkam police had registered a missing dog case based on the complaint of a private entrepreneur S Padmashree."I am feeling elated now," said Padmashree.

More Chennai News»

Suspected Pakistani boat apprehended off Gujarat coast
A Pakistani boat with nine persons on board was on Sunday apprehended off Gujarat coast by the Indian Coast Guard. ICGS Samudra Pavak apprehended the boat at about 10.15 am, the Coast Guard said, adding preliminary information indicated those on board were Pakistani fishermen.

Government files of 1949: Measure of his true stature

Violence gets new dimension as real, virtual converge
At Sabarmati Ashram, 14 scholars, activists and Gandhian experts along with students got together to understand violence.

More Ahmedabad News»

Cong netas' poster questions RSS role in freedom struggle
The banner comes at a time when party vice-president Rahul Gandhi faces a defamation case in a court in Assam for his comments against RSS.

Shailputri worshipped on Day 1 of Navaratra
The festival of Navaratra started with the worship of 'Devi Shailputri', a manifestation of Goddess Durga, at temples across the city on Saturday.

Avishkar draws to a rollicking close

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Shishir Gamang lodges FIR against estranged wife
Shishir Gamang, son of former chief minister Giridhar Gamang, on Saturday accused his estranged wife Monica of harassing their 10-year-old son.Shishir claimed to have filed a police complaint against her.

CAG hauls up state mining corporation over CSR spend
"Against stipulation of 60% expenditure in the districts where mines are situated, the actual expenditure during 2010-14 ranged from 2.12 to 9.02%," the CAG observed.

Senior citizens policy to focus on healthcare
"The policy will address concerns of senior citizens in a holistic and equitable manner.

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9 killed after bus falls into river in Madhya Pradesh
Nine people were killed and several others injured when a bus fell into a river near Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday afternoon. The bus carrying 24 passengers fell into the Sapan River – around 60 km from the district headquarters – after hitting the railing along the river, superintendent of police (SP) Dharmendra Chaudhary told TOI.

9 killed after bus falls into river in Madhya Pradesh
Nine people were killed and several others injured when a bus fell into a river near Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday afternoon. The bus carrying 24 passengers fell into the Sapan River – around 60 km from the district headquarters – after hitting the railing along the river, superintendent of police (SP) Dharmendra Chaudhary told TOI.

IAS officer's wife in dock for 10 lakh online shopping
The Madhya Pradesh unit of income tax department has sent a notice to a senior IAS officer's wife over her online shopping spree.

More Bhopal News»

Home health facility for elderly launched

1 yr on, no arrests in Rs 15L bank fraud case

Sushma calls, asks about Pak girls

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