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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Facebook said to create censorship tool to get back into China
Facebook has quietly developed software to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas. The feature was created to help Facebook get into China, a market where the social network has been blocked,

Sensex rallies 170 points on Asian cues

Rupee slides 21 paise to new 9-month low

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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.

Made efforts to ensure actions based on equity: India on COP22
India on Sunday said it participated "constructively" in the crucial climate change conference here to ensure that actions are based on the principles of equity and climate justice. Building on the momentum created in the last one year, countries at the Marrakesh climate change summit on Friday agreed to conclude the framing of rules for the implementation of Paris agreement by 2018.

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Stairs from Eiffel Tower sell for over half a million euros
The 14 wrought-iron steps from a winding staircase between the second and third floors of the Paris landmark went for 523,800 euros ($556,000) after furious bidding at the sale in the French capital.

Civilians flee as Syria regime advances in rebel Aleppo
Syrian pro-government forces pushed deeper into rebel-held eastern Aleppo, forcing civilians to flee as the regime pressed an assault to recapture the entire city.

Colombia, FARC to sign new peace accord Thursday
Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas will sign a new peace accord Thursday, after a previous agreement to end their half-century-old war was defeated in a referendum, both parties said. The new, revised accord will be submitted to Congress for approval.

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

Dino-killing asteroid punctured Earth's crust: Study
The asteroid that ended the age of dinosaurs about 65 million years ago may have nearly punctured the Earth's crust, and temporarily caused the surface of the planet to behave like a slow-moving fluid, a new study has found.

India becomes associate member of CERN

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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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Berth of another abandoned baby
A rail staffer discovered a 17-day-old infant stashed under the lower berth of a long-haul train at CST.

Doppler weather radar for Mumbai: HC summons BMC commissioner
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday summoned BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta over the corporation's failure to take a decision on the second Doppler weather radar in Mumbai city.

Students claim accounts paper was leaked, MCom paper set in old pattern
A bunch of third-year Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) students alleged that their Accounts one paper was leaked half an hour before the

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Demonetisation: Cash-crunch cuts woman's wedding dream short

Delhi builders to publish details of court cases in last 5 years
"The rules will be notified soon and well within the time limit of November 27," a ministry official said.

Survey finds substance abuse in government schools, over 60 kids referred to hospitals
A small survey conducted by the School Health Scheme of the Directorate General of Health Services in government schools has “alarmed” the Directorate of Education. Conducted in just 39 schools over April-August this year, the survey says 16 has students who abuse substances.

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Bangalore's drug peddlers are going the snail-mail way

Cash crunch hits Sadananda Gowda as hospital refuses to release kin's body
Seems even union ministers are not immune to the hardships post demonetisation. The younger brother of union minister of statistics and programme implementation DV Sadananda Gowda, DV Bhaskar (56), passed away at a private hospital in Mangaluru on Tuesday. When Gowda tried paying them through demonetised currency notes, the hospital refused.

Saalumarada Thimmakka in BBC's 100 Women list
Environmentalist Saalumarada Thimmakka, the green crusader who has planted and tended to 400-odd banyan trees along a 4km stretch between Hulikar and Kudur, has made it to the BBC's 100 Women 2016 list. The list returned for its fourth season on November 22, unveiling the most influential and inspirational women from across the globe.

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New currency makes way into pockets of 'corrupt' officials, 2 arrested in AP

'Water meter policy soon'

Congress may postpone Rythu Garjana meet

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Demonetisation: Banks open currency exchange counters at Chennai airport
State Bank of India, Indian Bank, Dena Bank, City Union Bank, ICICI Bank and IDBI have opened their exchange counters to facilitate currency exchanges at international and domestic terminals.

They were not just mother-daughter duo but 'Kudanthai Sisters' for Carnatic music fans
K Manjula, better known in the Carnatic music circuit as one of the Kudanthai Sisters, leaps at every opportunity to reminisce about her mother – also her fellow musician and guru.

AIADMK urges Centre to disburse Rs 3,000 crore currency to cooperatives in TN
: With co-operative institutions Tamil Nadu facing a serious financial crisis owing to demonetisation Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes, AIADMK on Wednesday urged the Union finance ministry to provide Rs 3,000 crore in cash to cooperatives in the state to meet the immediate crop loan disbursement needs in November and December.

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Cellphone of rape accused not in muddamal list

Class XI student hangs self in Vadaj

Demolition men on prowl

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Two murder accused held after 34 years
Two murder accused absconding for the past 34 years after allegedly killing a woman were caught on Tuesday.

Short of cash, shops give credit notes
It is not just grocers; medical stores are using the same process as well.As most of the medical stores do not have swipe machines, they are either taking cheques or providing customers with credit note system.

High Court building turns 100 on Saturday
Justice Krishna Murari and justice Vikram Nath, high court judges, who are also members of committee were also present.

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No respite from long queues before ATMs
Even 14 days after demonetisation by the government serpentine queues are witnessed before ATMs while many offsite ATMs were seen with shutters down across the city on Tuesday. The main reason is 'no cash in ATMs’, 'hoarding of cash’ also 'panic withdrawal’ said bank officers.

CM gives big push to business ahead of investment meet
A week ahead of the Make in Odisha conclave, the state cabinet on Tuesday cleared eight policies to attract investments in sectors like renewable energy, tourism, food-processing, pharmaceutical, bio-technology, apparel and handloom sectors.

To dispose of old notes, people repaying loans
People have deposited Rs 115 crore in old currencies in the 37 branches of State Bank of India in Kalahandi district in the last 12 days.

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SIMI jailbreak: 15 days on, no office for the panel, no probe yet

Students stage street play to spread child right awareness
Students staged street plays to create awareness on child right issues during a rally organised by the CII Young Indians and Childline here on Tuesday.

Ram Naresh Yadav's death ends one more chapter on Vyapam
Former Madhya Pradesh governor and ex-CM of Uttar Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav died after a prolonged illness in Lucknow on Tuesday, less than three months after he vacated Raj Bhawan.

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Capt takes on AAP chief over 'vote for drugs' remark
"He is so obsessed and desperate to woo voters, a large chunk being youths, that he does not think twice before ridiculing even the innocent victims of Badal's conspiracy," Amarinder said.

Volunteer hurt in clash after rally

SAD gets another jolt, Bagha Purana MLA quits party
Maheshinder Singh, sitting MLA from Bagha Purana constituency in Moga, resigned from the primary membership of the party.

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