Saturday, 12 November 2016

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Saturday, November 12, 2016
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Dow Jones chalks up best week in five years
The Dow Jones industrial average ended at a record closing high on Friday, capping off its best week since 2011 after Trump's unexpected victory in the US presidential election. Investors have been betting on Trump's campaign promises to simplify regulation in the health and financial sectors.

Banks say note exchange facility being misused
Cash withdrawal from a bank account over the counter is restricted to Rs 10,000 a day, subject to a limit of Rs 20,000 a week, until November 24.

Air tickets sold using Rs 500, 1000 notes non-refundable
With the government extending use of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, among other things, to buy airline tickets from airport counters till Monday midnight, airlines have come out with stringent norms to check misuse of this relaxation.

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Air pollution: SC favours suspension of fire cracker licenses
Concerned over the worsening air quality in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court on Friday mulled over the prospect of directing the Centre to suspend and not renew the licence for possessing, stocking and selling of fire crackers in the national capital.

Climate change affects nearly all life on Earth
Most life on Earth is already being changed by the warming climate, even though the rise in global temperature since pre-industrial times has been rather slight, researchers warned on Thursday.

Don't burn paddy straw, make ehtanol to curb pollution: Gadkari

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Heavy fighting as IS attacks Iraqi forces in Mosul

Look, who called it right for Donald Trump?
Taleb has also said a Trump presidency wasn’t going to be as cataclysmic as most people believe it will be. “In the end, Trump is a real estate salesman,” he said.

'4 dead in explosion at NATO base in Afghanistan'
An explosion at the NATO air base at Bagram, north of the Afghan capital Kabul, caused a number of casualties, officials said on Saturday. The NATO-led Resolute Support mission said the explosion occurred just after 5.30am and that there had been casualties.

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Mars surface too dry to be habitable, say scientists
Mars is a primary target in the search for life outside Earth, and liquid water is the most important pre-requisite for life. But a team of international researchers has found that Mars is incredibly dry, and has been that way for millions of years.

Novel way to develop better, faster, stronger heart cells

Nasa space telescopes reveal a brown dwarf
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Nasa's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to reveal a brown dwarf - thought to be the missing link between planets and stars, with masses up to 80 times that of our solar system's most massive planet, Jupiter.

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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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Kerala govt to sanction funds for Higher Education scholarship
Kerala government is considering sanction of funds for disbursal of higher education scholarship to degree and post-graduate students as supplementary demand for grant, State education minister C Raveendranath has said.

Govt thinking of re-introducing class X board exam: Prakash Javadekar
Government is thinking of re-introducing compulsory class X board examination but if such a decision is taken, it will only be applied from the next academic year, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said.

Panjab, Birmingham varsities come together to improve quality of life
Experts from Chandigarh's Panjab University (PU) and the University of Birmingham have kick-started an initiative to improve the quality of life in the two cities -- and the wider world.

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Are you in the mood to go to jail?
With the worldwide fad of jail tourism set to hit Maharashtra, Bombay Times gives you a lowdown of some of the most popular prisons in the country which have opened their gates to the public.

IIM Bangalore successfully concludes accelerated summer placement

Rail fracture at Kalyan station
The Central Railway Services between Kalyan and Kasara route were disrupted by five to ten minutes due to rail fracture reported on platform number 5 at Kalyan railway station today morning.

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Queue quarrels, cashless ATMs: PCR phones ring off the hook after demonetization
If you’re among those who haven’t been able to muster the courage to do the whole bank drill yet, go ahead, because if you face any trouble, you can just dial 100 and ask the Delhi Police for help. In the last two days, PCR vans across the city have received over 800 calls from anxious Delhiites, and have even rushed to help when required.

Besides films, cultural events also feel the cash crunch
The effect of the demonetization of 500 and 1,000 notes is being felt on events in the city, besides just film releases, as we told you on Friday.

Delhi a wake-up call for world on air pollution: Unicef
The "record-high" air pollution in New Delhi is a "wake-up call" for the world that unless decisive actions are taken to reduce air pollution. The smog in capital and its adverse impact on the daily lives of citizens will become a commonplace phenomenon, United Nations children's agency has said.

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Shoddily-treated Mysuru airport plays its role flying new currency
For all the shoddy treatment given to Mysore Airport at Mandakalli over the years, it is the single runway at this airport which has come in handy to carry out one of the most earth-shaking policy decisions that the Indian government has taken – demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency.

Isro begins tests for Chandrayaan-II
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has begun conducting simulation tests for its second moon mission, Chandrayaan-II, at its facility in Challakere, about 200km from Bengaluru.

Winter's here- Mercury dips early morning
Last week, Sayanti C, a regular jogger at Cubbon Park, pulled out some of her woollens for her 5am runs.

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Gauhar Jaan was like the Amy Winehouse of the 1900s in India, says Lillete Dubey

Take forward Azad's mission: Historian
Noted historian Professor Ishtiaq Ahmed Zilli on Friday said that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's nationalism and religiosity were complementary to each other.

Two prisoners escape from Warangal jail
Two prisoners escaped from Warangal Central Jail in the wee hours on Saturday, a senior official said.

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Wrong Urdu text on new Rs 2000 notes, scholars say

Elephant with wounds on feet gets pair of shoes
Shoes come in different shapes and sizes, but this jumbo-sized pair, literally made for an elephant, was meant to achieve a special purpose: they will help Lakshmi, a 57-year-old 2.7 tonne female elephant, walk again.

Secret cash now a hot potato for wives

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Search on to find more monasteries in Vadnagar
ASI officers associated with the project said that there were five sites explored in the first season during which they have been able to go up to eighth or ninth century and get a good idea of chronology of the place.

Henceforth, NEET can be taken in Gujarati
The Gujarat government on Friday announced that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will now be conducted in Gujarati.

Citizens throng collection centres to pay taxes
Citizens Pour In To Pay Power Bills With Invalid Currency

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Shun black money as donation, Akhara Parishad tells seers
"The money is expected to be shown later in official documents as donation from anonymous donors and will be deposited in banks from where it will be handed over back to the donor.

Babbar: Good scheme implemented badly
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president Raj Babbar said demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes is an example of how a good scheme could be implemented in the worst possible manner.

Another day of endless wait and long queues
For the Sangam City residents, Friday turned out to be another day of waiting in long queues at banks, ATMs and post offices of the city.

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Pay through paytm for panipuri in Bhubaneswar street

Rs 1500 crore tax windfall for state
Following a SC directive, the state exchequer would be getting a whopping Rs 1500 crore as entry tax, including interest.

Over Rs 1lakh cash seized
Cash worth Rs 1.94 lakh, including bulk quantities of demonetized Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, among other household articles were seized from the house of Sudhansu Sekhar Sahoo, a forest official, during a raid by the vigilance wing here on Friday.

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Raid rumours shut down Sarafa Bazar
Sarafa Bazar at Chowk downed shutters around 5.30 pm on Friday after rumours of raids. A jeweller said, "There is complete silence in the bustling Chowk Bazar and kids are playing cricket."

Woman dies of asphyxiation
A 24-year-old woman, wife of a loco-pilot, died due to pulmonary aspiration at her residence here on late Thursday night.

Three people were booked for molesting 22-year-old
Three people were booked on Thursday for forcibly taking 22-year-old girl around the city in a car and molesting her, last month.

More Bhopal News»

Haryana extends water bill payment date

Bains bros, Pargat submit bill for royalty from Rajasthan

3-member legal team from Punjab AG office to study SC verdict

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