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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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Titan to foray into women's ethnic wear segment
Tata group firm Titan today said it will foray into women's ethnic wear segment on a pilot basis. The pilot, which may include setting up a few stores, is expected to last about 12 months at the end of which the company will take a decision on the future course of action.

Gold plunges Rs 260 on global cues, muted demand
Gold prices tumbled by Rs 260 to Rs 30,150 per 10 grams in the bullion market on Wednesday amid a weak global trend and easing demand from jewellers in domestic spot market. Silver also declined by Rs 160 to Rs 42,590 per kg on slow offtake by industrial units.

Cash is piling up faster than Warren Buffett can invest it
Warren Buffett has the kind of money problem most people would envy: a growing mountain of cash. Nearly $73 billion piled up at Berkshire Hathaway by mid-summer, more than Buffett's conglomerate has ever held before.

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Online sales of threatened cacti an open door for illegal trade
Unregulated sale of endangered species of plants such as cacti on major e-commerce websites like eBay and Amazon has threatened their survival, a new research has found. These plants are also offered via online stores based in the US, France, Germany, Australia, the Czech Republic, the UK & others.

India, EU sign MoU to clean rivers
"I have seen in Europe how beautifully water is flowing there. I hope our country would learn from it," Water resources minister Uma Bharti said at an MoU signing ceremony at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

NGT directs Delhi govt to shut pickling units in city
Noting that pickling units fall under prohibited list of industries as per Master Plan 2021, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to shut down such industries units located in the national capital with immediate effect.

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Power cut to 350,000 Tokyo homes in major blackout
Tokyo was hit by a major blackout on Wednesday that temporarily knocked out power to about 350,000 homes and some big office and government buildings, while two train lines were also brought to a halt.

Pope calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria
Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, calling for "at least" a truce enabling civilians, especially children, to be evacuated, after Aleppo came under fierce air assault.

Pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers defy China
A swearing-in ceremony to kick off Hong Kong's legislative session descended into farce Wednesday as newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers intentionally mangled their oaths in a show of defiance against Beijing.

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Calcium supplements may damage your heart: Study
Taking calcium in the form of supplements may raise the risk of plaque buildup in arteries and heart damage, although a diet high in calcium-rich foods appears to be protective, scientists have found.

'About 80% population above 65 years of age suffers from osteoarthritis'

Gene therapy may treat Alzheimer's: Study
Injecting a specific gene directly into the brain may offer a potential new therapy for halting the progress of Alzheimer's disease, especially when treated at an early stage, a new study has claimed.

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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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University can deny admission to students not carrying docs, says Delhi HC
The students, who secure a rank in an entrance exam but fail to produce the required documents at the time of counselling, cannot fault the university for denying admission, Delhi high court has held.

Fate of several foreign students in medical colleges uncertain after SC's ruling on NEET
Hundreds of foreign students who had enrolled this year for undergraduate programmes in private medical colleges in India now face an uncertain future due to a "tricky" domestic legislation regarding entrance examination for them. Foreign students in India come to pursue MBBS or BDS courses either through an institutional quota system, like in government colleges, or by directly applying to private colleges.

UGC seeks public feedback on establishment of world class institutions

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Cop attempts to rape colleague; seniors 'try to hush it up'
The case has exposed the Mumbai police, which has made women’s safety its top priority, to fresh scrutiny. In April last year, two assistant inspectors and a constable with the Saki Naka police were arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 29-year-old model. Six months later, a constable was suspended for allegedly molesting a woman in Marol.

Jailed NCP leader checks into J J Hospital to celebrate birthday
Gilbert Mendonca, lodged in Thane jail, complains of chest pain and gets admitted to JJ Hospital just for his birthday; insists he not be kept in prisoners’ ward but in Ward 9, where party senior leader Chhagan Bhujbal is being treated.

99-year-old's kin donate his skin
In a heart-warming gesture, a 99-year-old Ghatkopar resident's family donated his skin after he died due to renal failure at a city hospital on Tuesday.

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Foreigners revel in Dussehra festivities in Delhi

Model proposed for solving problems through global human unification
In his new book Aleksandr V Bezgodov reveals the urgent problems of the modern world which include environmental crisis, failure of economic development, unfair distribution system of world income, hunger and poverty.

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits Lakshwadeep
An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit the Lakshadweep Sea region on Wednesday, the weather office said.

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Sniffer dog tightens the nose to recover 60 kg sandalwood
By cracking a mysterious case of missing sandalwood stock within hours, the state’s first sniffer squad Rana-Prakash has showed its prowess yet again.

Worst day for motorists in Bengaluru? It's a Wednesday

Drone Towers: Are we going the Jetsons' way?

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Telangana gets 21 new districts
In a major administrative measure two years after carving out of the new state, the Telangana government on Tuesday created 21 new districts, taking the total number to 31 in the state.

4 of family, including 3 minors, drown in Telangana
Four members of a family from Andhra Pradesh, two teenage girls and two boys, drowned in a canal in Nalgonda district of Telangana on Tuesday, police said.

Hyderabad Jain samaj president blasts media for twisting facts on girls death
Expressing grief over the death of a 13-year-old girl in Hyderabad last week after fasting for 68 days during the holy period of 'Chaumasa', Jain Samaj president Ashok Kumar Sanklecha today said that she might have died due to some complications, adding that it would not be appropriate to hold the religion responsible for the same.

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Jayalalithaa's health: Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah visit Apollo Hospitals
: Union finance minister Arun Jaitley and BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday visited Apollo Hospitals in Chennai where Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa is undergoing treatment.

How could hospitalised Jayalalithaa advise Governor, Karunanidhi wonders
DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday expressed his doubts over a Raj Bhavan statement which said Governor C Vidyasagar Rao had allocated chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s portfolios to finance minister O Panneerselvam “based on her advice.”

Man shot dead by fellow bus passenger in Tamil Nadu
The deceased has been identified as Karuppasamy of Valluvar Nagar in Kovilpatti.

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Save the lion - Madhya Pradesh may file contempt plea against Gujarat counterpart
Madhya Pradesh government is likely to file a contempt case against its Gujarat counterpart for non-compliance of Supreme Court's directive on translocation of Gir lions to KunoPalpur wildlife sanctuary in Sheopur district.

Gujarat riots accused nabbed in London

High court lambasts Junagadh education officials
According to the case details, Vanthli's TDO passed an order of reduction in HRA of primary teachers in 1995 and recovery of certain amount from their allowances started.

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Constable 'rapes' 60-year-old pilgrim on boat at Sangam

Poor children to get 5,000 aid
Children from weaker sections of the society studying in private schools under Right to Education Act (RTE)-2009 would be given Rs 5,000 for purchasing books and uniforms for the ongoing academic session.

Dhakis find their new home in Sangam city
For years, many dhakis from various villages of West Bengal have been thronging Allahabad during Durga Puja with their dhaks (drums) slung across their backs.

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Rains affect efforts to contain JE outbreak
In an attempt to contain the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis (JE) which has already claimed 44 lives in a single month, the Malkangiri district administration has decided to provide additional nutritional support to children aged between 6 months and 6 years and pregnant women from Monday.

Corporator held for threatening rape survivor
Police on Sunday arrested Prasant Patnaik aka Tuna, the corporator of ward 21 of Berhampur Municipal Corporation on charges of threatening a rape survivor to give false evidence in a case occurred two years ago here.

Girl returning from puja falls off railway bridge
A 10-year-old girl went missing on Sunday after falling into the Budhabalanga river while crossing a railway bridge near Belabaria village under Sadar police limits in Balasore district.

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Plantation on Indian National Highways is just not enough: IIFM

Worms found in anganwadi food at Sheopur
The news recently over malnourishment deaths. Under state government's initiative, nutritious food is served to children through the anganwadis.

Sangh skips 'path-sanchalan', keeps it for October 23
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday broke its tradition and cancelled the Vijayadashami 'path sanchalan' programme in the state capital.

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Dandiya Festival concludes amidst cultural beats
The annual Grand Navratri Dandia Fest -2016 concluded at Kalagram (Chandigarh) on Tuesday. A joint venture of the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, and Rajasthan Parishad (Regd.), Chandigarh, the annual cultural extravaganza attracted thousands of Dandia aficionados from distant corners of tricity.

PEC Ist in north to have own cloud
PEC University of Technology will set up its own cloud, becoming the first educational institution in north India to do so.

Dandiya Festival concludes amidst cultural beats.
The annual Grand Navratri Dandia Fest -2016 concluded at Kalagram (Chandigarh) on Tuesday.

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