Friday, 7 October 2016

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Friday, October 07, 2016
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Vodafone to spend Rs 20,280 cr on acquired spectrum
India's second-largest telecom operator Vodafone today said it will spend Rs 20,280 crore on the spectrum it has acquired in all its key telecom circles in the just-concluded auction. Vodafone emerged as the most aggressive bidder in the recently-concluded auction.

India can be $10tn economy in 15 years: Panagariya

Volkawagen has no plans to sell brands, raise capital
Volkswagen is not considering the sale of any of its brands or a capital increase to cope with the costs of the emissions scandal, its supervisory board Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch told German daily Boersen-Zeitung.

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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.

Scientists discover largest dinosaur in Brazil
Brazilian scientists have announced the discovery of the largest dinosaurs ever found in the country, an animal that was 25 meters long.

Paris climate deal to enter into force on Nov 4
The Paris Agreement to address the challenges of climate change will enter into force on November 4. The Agreement calls on countries to combat climate change and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future.

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Ghana says it wants to remove Gandhi statue from campus
Ghana has expressed its intention to remove a statue of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi from a university in the capital, citing a controversy over what critics call his "racist identity."

Pak passes long-awaited anti-honour killing law
Pakistan's national assembly passed legislation on Thursday closing a loophole that allowed people who killed in the name of "honour" to go free, mandating life imprisonment even if the victim's relatives forgive the murder.

Palestinian prez leaves hospital after health scare
81-year-old Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, underwent an emergency heart procedure on Thursday after suffering exhaustion and chest pains, but was given a clean bill of health and quickly discharged from the hospital.

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Dying red star sheds giant fireball tears

Woman who had baby with mother's womb: It's 'science fiction'

Children inherit intelligence from mothers: Study
Mother's genes may determine how clever the children will be, whereas the father makes no difference to their intelligence levels, a new research suggests.

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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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IIM-K offers executive PG programme

Prakash Javadekar pledges to 'improve' quality of higher education
Pledging to "improve" the quality of higher education in the country during a review meeting with 41 Vice Chancellors of Central Universities, Union Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar today said only nations with great universities will prosper.

Seven startups graduate from Target Accelerator's fourth batch

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Gangster makes call on MP's landline
A notorious gangster makes a threat call on landline of the Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday. The call was recieved by his domestic help who alerted Nirupam about it. The case has been registered with the Versova police.

Mumbai customs booked a passenger in smuggling case
Customs booked a passenger in a smuggling case where he allegedly tried to took foreign currency worth Rs 14 lakh out of the country illegally on Friday. He had concealed the currency in his socks and in the hollow pipes of handle bars of his trolley bags.

Japanese pagoda, zamindar's mansion draw devotees to Vashi pandals
The satellite town of Navi Mumbai has seen a series of crests and troughs with respect to Durga Puja celebrations. From big budget events featuring Shah Rukh Khan to the closure of one of the biggest pujas three years ago, the Bengalis have seen it all. ​

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Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia summoned in DCW recruitment scam
The Anti-Corruption Branch on Friday said that it has summoned Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia for questioning in the case of alleged illegal recruitments at the Delhi Commission for Woman. Sisodia will have to appear before the anti-graft unit on October 14.

Haryana Congress factions clash at Rahul Gandhi's rally, Ashok Tanwar injured
The incident has brought to the fore the differences between different factions of the party and is likely to have political repercussions.

Back from fighting for ISIS, Tamil Nadu man sings
A Tamil Nadu youth who has actually fought alongside Islamic State fighters in the Iraqi battlefield of Baiji could help Indian agencies unravel the IS's methods, training modules, religious courses, funding and role of women in battle.

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Karnataka HC declines interim order on PIL against Rs 1,800 crore steel bridge
The Karnataka high court on Friday declined to grant any interim order regarding the PIL challenging the proposed six lane steel fly over from Basaveshwara circle to Hebbal fly over.

Hair-raising fight between banker, thief
A 27-year-old woman pickpocket was nabbed within 25 minutes after she stole the purse of a bank’s assistant general manager in a BMTC bus and was trying to withdraw money from a ATM kiosk on Thursday morning.

Dasara fervour - In Bengaluru, Odias share pandals with Bengalis
Nir mala Mishra, 43, has shopped for saris and filled her loft with groceries. The Munnekollau resident is among the five lakh Odias in Bengaluru who are all geared up for the fiveday Dussehra celebrations that begin on Friday.

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Flier complains of chest pain, Indigo flight diverted to Hyderabad
A Kolkata-Bengaluru Indigo Airlines flight was diverted to Hyderabad on Wednesday due to a medical emergency on-board. Flight 6E 716 landed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) around 12.24 am after flier Bakul Sheikh (46) complained of chest pain and breathlessness. Sheikh was later rushed to Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills where his condition is critical.

Bizman held at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, foreign currency worth Rs 40 lakh seized
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) investigators arrested a city-based businessman while he was attempting to board a Dubai-bound flight with Rs 40 lakh worth foreign currency at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) on Wednesday night.

Rohith Vemula's mother faked Dalit status: Panel
The Justice Ashok Roopanwal Committee, which looked into the facts and circumstances leading to the suicide of Rohith Vemula of Hyderabad Central University, has said in its report that his mother faked Dalit status.

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Rajendhiran showed off his abs at the launch of Ronnie Coleman's 'Rocclo' fitness brand at Taj Club House in Chennai
Rajendhiran, quite keen to show off his abs, did away the the shirt totally.

Fire breaks out at cracker manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu
A blast occurred at a fireworks manufacturing unit near Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu on Friday morning. There was no casualty or injury.

DMK trade union holds hunger strike in Thanjavur to protest against Centre's stand on constituting Cauvery Management Board

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Prohibition in Gujarat: HC acquits shopkeeper convicted for storing perfumes

Can legal 'expert' engaged by govt body practice as advocate? Gujarat HC to decide
Gujarat high court is to decide on whether a person working as legal expert with government agency can be enrolled as an advocate with the bar councils.

3.57 crore non-workers in Gujarat

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Sharpshooter held, pistol seized
A sharpshooter identified as Virendra Yadav alias Thokia alias Karia, a resident of Jhunsi, was arrested near ADA trisection here on Thursday after a brief encounter.

'Need to grow more from limited means'

Conference on safety challenges of food organized in Allahabad

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CESU ready for uninterrupted and accident free festive season

Japanese encephalitis outbreak: Govt planning mass culling of pigs

Govt to seek NHAI help to fence bridge

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Ecology under threat! 425 metric tonne e-waste sold to illegal scrap dealers every year

I don't have an email ID, says BU dean
After receiving complaints from students, UGC anti-ragging helpline approached dean, students welfare, Barkatullah University, for a confirmation.And what transpired left them in shock.

Ken-Betwa project: NGO seeks viable alternative
Asks Govt When Will Bundelkhand Get Water

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Chandigarh doctors successfully perform revision total knee replacement surgery
A team of doctors from IVY Hospital led by Dr Sumit Mahajan, sr consultant Orthopaedics has performed a revision total knee replacement (RTKR) successfully on a 60-yr old woman.

Annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation on Friday in Chandigarh
The department of Nephrology in association with Department of Transplant Surgery, Hepatology, Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiology Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Pathology, Microbiology and Plastic Surgery is going to organize the 27th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT-2016).

City adorns bengali colours with beginning of Durga Puja
Adding to the festive spirit, next up in line of celebrations is Durga Puja with Shashti on Friday. City based bengali families will be celebrating the festivity at different venues across Chandigarha and Panchkula. The pandals have been set up in Kalibadi, Sector 47, Banga Bhawan in Sector 35, Parshuram Bhawan in Sector 37 and Community Centre in Sector 20, Panchkula.

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