Thursday, 24 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Demonetisation not to affect most weddings, says survey

Thursday, November 24, 2016
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Demonetisation not to affect most weddings, says survey
The online poll received over 13,200 responses from single Indians ranging from age 25 to 32 years. A small number - 17.8 per cent men and 7.6 per cent women - said they cancelled their marriage plans because of cash crunch.

Sensex slumps 192 points on weak rupee, F&O expiry
Breaking its two-day rally, the BSE Sensex tumbled 192 points to end below the 26,000-mark on Thursday after the rupee collapsed to a life-time low against the dollar amid continued foreign fund outflows.

Sensex falls 146 points, rupee weakens
After rising for two back-to-back sessions, the stock market turned weak as the benchmark Sensex fell nearly 146 points and the NSE Nifty hung below the 8,000-mark in early trade today. The rupee weakened by another 27 paise against the dollar to trade at a fresh nine-month low of 68.83

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Need a mass movement to conserve forest: Dave

29 tigers killed in poaching this year, says govt
Till November 16 this year, 29 tigers have died due to poaching, 32 due to natural causes while 37 other cases are under scrutiny to ascertain the cause behind the death of the big cats, making it a total of 98, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said.

Tiger deaths see 25% increase from last year
Tiger deaths have registered an increase of 25 per cent this year, with the toll recorded at 98 compared to last year's 78, government data said. The data was shared by Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

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67 killed in power plant collapse in China
A cooling tower platform plunged to the ground in the early hours, trapping an unknown number of people beneath it. Pictures from the scene showed a grey mass of concrete slabs, steel girders and twisted metal splayed in a heap on the ground inside a large round structure.

US scientists urge Clinton to challenge poll result
A number of top US computer scientists believe they have found evidence that vote totals in the three swing states - Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania - could have been manipulated or hacked. There were widespread concerns about hacking ahead of this month's presidential election.

Lufthansa scraps 900 more flights as pilots extend strike
German flagship carrier Lufthansa said it had cancelled 912 flights for Thursday, grounding 115,000 more passengers. The airline had already scrapped nearly 900 flights that affected 100,000 passengers on Wednesday after pilots staged a walkout in a row over pay and working conditions.

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NASA's 'Poop Challenge' seeks to manage human waste in space

Cipla UK divests stake in Chase to Allergan

NASA's Cassini set to fly closest ever to Saturn's rings

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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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From 2017, CISCE to have its own syllabus, from pre-school to class 8
In a first, students studying in pre-school till class VIII in schools affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will have to study a curriculum prescribed by the Board right from academic session 2017-18, said CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon.

Higher education institutions torch-bearers of progress: President

Donald Trump's rhetoric leaves Indian students unsure about pursuing higher education in US
Call it a knee-jerk reaction, but Trump’s protectionist rhetoric in the run-up to the election has left many aspiring Indian students confused.

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IDBI Bank begins disbursing cash through point-of-sale counter at Mumbai airport

For a fee, Nashik jail inmates could even visit bars
Two jail staffers suspended while three inspectors shunted out over bribery allegations.

Demonetisation petitions: Bombay HC allows petitioners to seek clarification on hearings from Supreme Court

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Farhan Akhtar to rock the Times LitFest Delhi
The Times Lit Fest Delhi, to be held on November 26 and 27, promises some fun beyond the literary sessions as well.

Amarinder quits Lok Sabha over Satlej Yamuna Link canal row
Senior Congress member Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in Lok Sabha and tendered his resignation from the House.

Smooth 6.8km run from northeast Delhi towards UP
An important road improvement project, which will make the 6.68km Mangal Pandey Marg between Khajuri Chowk and UP border in east Delhi signal free, received the go-ahead from DDA on Wednesday.

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More than 30,000 trees will be axed for 65-km road between Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada
Something seems dangerously off about the state government’s understanding of conservation. While most Bengalureans are still worrying about the consequences of losing 800-odd trees to a steel flyover, the government now wants to hack through the fragile ecosystem of the Western Ghats to build a road. And this time, at least 30,000 trees will be lost.

Missing cash van found abandoned in Bengaluru's Vasanth Nagar area
The van, carrying banknotes worth Rs 1.37 crore which went missing after its driver drove away with the cash, was on Thursday morning found abandoned in Bengaluru's Vasanth Nagar locality, police said here.

II PU paper leak case: High Court rejects bail petitions
The high court on Wednesday rejected the bail petitions of five suspects arrested in connection with the II PU question paper leak case. Justice RB Budihal observed that the suspects were members of a crime syndicate, who had a past record of similar offences.

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Hyderabad ATMs get Rs 100cr in crisp, new Rs 500 notes
In welcome news to the city's residents, the RBI's regional branch in Hyderabad ensured delivery of Rs 100 crores of 500 rupee denomination notes to all local banks and recalibrated ATMs, which will be available from Thursday.

12 minor boys attack watchman, escape from juvenile home in Hyderabad

Boy 'sodomised' by 6 seniors
A class six student at an ashram school in Bandarupalli village of Mulugu mandal in Jaishankar district was allegedly sodomised and sexually abused by six class nine students of the same school.

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Chennai-based NGO trying to promote a cooperative of differently abled people
Over 40 adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities had a job each.

Karunanidhi asks DMK cadre to participate in protest against demonetisation
DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday asked the party cadre to participate in a nation-wide protest on November 28 against demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.

Two held for hunting monitor lizard in Tamil Nadu
Two men have been arrested for hunting a water monitor in Kallapatti reserve forest in Tamil Nadu.

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Lijjat Papad's Pune units fear shutdown

'Biased' Gujarat University biopic says it had only 1 VC
There was controversy in Gujarat University after the recently released documentary did not feature a former vice-chancellor allegedly because he was close to the Congress Party.

Gir village to light up after 69 years
Sixty-nine years after Independence, residents of Zankhiya village in Gir sanctuary, the last abode of the Asiatic lions, will get electricity connections and basic amenities.

More Ahmedabad News»

Erosion by Ganga reduces land for Mela
As the district administration has started preparations for the upcoming Magh Mela, the erosion of the Ganga towards the city side is playing spoil sport.

Problem in withdrawing cash for marriage
Even as the government has allowed withdrawing of Rs 2.5 lakh for those who have weddings ahead in their homes, what seems to ease the currency crunch in the need of the hour is not serving its purpose. The long list of documents and certain rules has failed to spread happiness in several families.

Demonetization: Problem in withdrawing cash for marriage

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'Chemotherapy will be extended to eight more hospitals'

30-km human chain to celebrate Biju Pattnaik's centenary
The human chains were organized by the panchayati raj department in 314 blocks to create awareness about the vision and contribution of the great leader for development of Odisha among youths, official sources said.

Blanket of fog engulfs Kandhamal
Kandhamal woke up to dense fog and chill on Wednesday as the mercury dipped below 10 degree Celsius.Phulbani recorded 7.4 degree Celsius, while the minimum temperature at Daringbadi was 9.4 degree Celsius.

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13 patients from Madhya Pradesh still battling for their lives
Thirteen Madhya Pradesh passengers are still battling for life at hospitals in Ahmedpur and Kanpur.

Bike stolen from number 10 market
A bike (MP04QC9089) was stolen from 10 number market on Tuesday. A case has been registered at Habibganj police station.

Worry over empty complaint boxes
Administration Smells A Rat, Says The Ground Reality Is Different

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Canadian Consulate General, British Deputy High Commissioner observe Remembrance Day

Punjab and Haryana High Court summons complete records on Dhingra panel
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday directed the Haryana government to produce complete record related to constitution of Dhingra Commission. The commission had probed controversial land deals in Gurgaon including those of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.

Jalalabad will reject Mann, says Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab deputy chief minister (CM) Sukhbir Singh Badal has claimed that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann would forfeit his security deposit if he dared to contest from Jalalabad in the upcoming assembly elections.

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