Friday, 4 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Govt seeks $1.55bn from RIL for drawing ONGC's gas

Friday, November 04, 2016
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Govt seeks $1.55bn from RIL for drawing ONGC's gas
In its report, the one-member Shah panel said the Mukesh Ambani-run firm should pay for the gas that had migrated or seeped from ONGC blocks into its gas fields. The committee said that the govt of India is entitled to claim restitution from RIL for the unjust benefit it received from the blocks.

Consumer goods may get cheaper under GST
Companies said this may not lead to much price drop except in small screen televisions since there is significant increase in television panel prices.

Sensex weakens further on weak global cues

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Paris climate agreement becomes international law
Scientists praised the speed at which the agreement, signed by 192 parties last December in Paris, has come into force. So far, 96 countries, accounting for just over two-thirds of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, have formally joined the accord.

Large 'smiley' to illuminate Environment Ministry
A huge 'smiley emoticon' will illuminate the Union Environment Ministry here on Friday, November 4, evening to commemorate the entry into force of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement.

One lakh ducks to be culled in Kerala: Minister
Kerala Animal Husbandry Minister K Raju on Wednesday said that one lakh ducks will be culled after avian flu (H5N1 virus) was reported in certain areas of the state's Alappuzha district.

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Iraqi forces say six Mosul districts seized from Islamic State
CTS special forces took over the neighborhoods of Malayeen, Samah, Khadra, Karkukli, Quds and Karama, the statement said, inflicting heavy losses on the militant fighters and raising the Iraqi flag over buildings.

Voters disgusted by state of American politics: Poll
According to the New York Times/CBS News Poll, both Clinton and Trump are seen by a majority of voters as unlikely to unite the country after the election season. More than eight in 10 voters say the campaign has left them repulsed rather than excited.

6 wounded as explosion hits city in southeast Turkey

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Indian scientists detect crack in Earth's magnetic shield
The burst occurred when a giant cloud of plasma ejected from the solar corona struck Earth at a very high speed causing massive compression of the Earth's magnetosphere and triggering a severe geomagnetic storm.

Ooty telescope detects massive cosmic ray attack that cracked Earth's magnetic shield

Tuning the brain with light or sound waves reduces pain

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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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ICSE board favours detention policy from Class VI
ICSE's Arathoon said they would want to put in place a cumulative assessment system from Classes VI to XII, based on a comprehensive continuous evaluation. Once the Cabinet ratifies the CABE recommendation, the Council will advise all affiliated schools to re-introduce a detention system, he said.

Enough teachers in govt aided schools: AAP govt to HC
The Delhi government told a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Ashutosh Kumar that the prescribed student-teacher ratio was 35:1, but in schools aided by it the ratio was 33.9:1, which was much better.

University of Hyderabad to recruit 114 faculty positions
The recruitment process will start from November 1 for the faculty positions of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, the varsity also known as Hyderabad Central University said in a statement on Saturday.

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Man protests tree hacking, is attacked with chopper

Sai Arcade commercial building sealed for non payment of property tax for last 10 years
The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation sealed the Sai Arcade commercial building, having 153 shops, for not paying property tax of Rs 17 lakh for the last 10 years.

Static trials for new AC rake begin

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Demand for air purifier in Delhi-NCR perks up by 50% post Diwali: Assocham survey

'Central agency not involved in hiring'

Cop gets life term for murder

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Virat Kohli gets a special gift from Bengaluru ahead of his birthday

Kempegowda-Majestic interchange station to be ready by Dec 31

Panel will study districts sand mining woes: CM
The legislators lamented that the new sand mining policy had left a lot of people unemployed, as they were dependent on sand mining in the two districts.

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Twin minor sisters raped by a father and his minor son
Two minor girls, each aged 9, who also happened to be identical twins, were allegedly raped repeatedly by the father and his minor son, as they happen to be the victims' neigbhours in Mailardevpally.

Rs 2 crore adulterated chilli powder recovered
Sleuths of vigilance and enforcement depart ment busted a racket in volved in ma nufacture of adulterated chilli powder near the chilli market yard here on Thursday and seized stocks worth Rs 2.08 crore.

Fund squeeze: Bonds likely for Vijayawada metro rail
After failing to raise money for the prestigious metro rail projects in Vijayawada and Visakhpatnam, the AP government has now decided to explore the `green route' for international funding.

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Jayalalithaa controls doctors and nurses, Apollo Hospitals chairman Dr Reddy says
Tamil Nadu chief minister j Jayalalithaa has completely recovered and she understands what is going on around her, said Apollo Hospitals chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy on Friday.

Man held for murder of woman lawyer in Chennai
Police on Friday arrested a 34-year-old man for the murder of a 58-year-old woman lawyer in Chennai.

TN govt must make sugarcane mills pay dues to farmers, Stalin says
​The sugarcane farmers have been seeking settlement of their dues for the past three years​

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Signature of Gujarat University Vice Chancellor forged, probe on
Gujarat University has ordered an inquiry into the alleged forging of the vice-chancellor's signature by the officials of the Sanskrit department on the certificates given to students.

Girl with IQ of 150 gets world praise
Aishwarya Trivedi has secured a place among the top brains in the world.Her name has been included in the World Genius Directory - 2016 (WGD) from Asia region with an IQ recorded at 150.

Mujeeb's mother wants suo motu action by court
A day after the burial of alleged SIMI activist Mujeeb Shaikh following the controversial encounter in Madhya Pradesh, his mother, Mumtaz Shaikh , said that the MP high court should take suo motu cognizance of the episode and order an inquiry into the matter.

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Allahabad has 98 black spots
The rising graph of road accidents has prompted the police higher-ups to identify accident-prone areas, known as black spots, and initiate additional measures to curb accidents on city roads.

Congress men castigate 'dictatorial Modi' government
The party leaders alleged that the BJP-led Union government had failed to keep up to its words on implementing OROP (One rank and one pension) for retired defence personnel.

E-way land dispute sent to arbitration
The Allahabad high court has referred to the arbitration a dispute between Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) and Jaypee Infratech, regarding payment of enhanced compensation to land owners whose land was acquired for the construction of Yamuna Expressway.

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Pitobash Tripathy in US sitcom seies Metropark

Bollywood singer acts in bhajan 'Ahe Neela Shaila'

Bhitarkanika may get heritage tag
The Bhitarkanika National Park may make it to the list of world heritage sites.The large mangrove eco-system has been nominated as one among the nine natural eco-sites of the country for the coveted tag.

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MP Government orders judicial inquiry into jailbreak, SIMI encounter
MP government has announced to conduct a judicial inquiry into Bhopal jailbreak and SIMI encounter case. Retired judge of High Court, Justice SK Pandey will conduct the inquiry.

Ex judge to probe encounter & jailbreak
Slapped with a notice from Madhya Pradesh High Court and faced with increasing number of 'uncomfortable' revelations, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government late on Thursday announced a judicial inquiry into the SIMI encounter case and the prison-break.

After jailbreak, special team to guard the guards
The ISO-certified Bhopal Central Jail from where eight SIMI men escaped will now have a special team to guard the guards and a high security enclosure for the remaining 21 SIMI undertrials.

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Former Akali MP, AAP leader join Cong
Former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and Rajya Sabha ex-MP Varinder Singh Bajwa, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener of Shri Hargobindpur Harvinder Pal Singh and some other Akali leaders joined Congress on Thursday.

An artist's clash with caste at the cremation grounds
After years of shuttling between Army cantonments across India with his Armyman father, Sunil Kumar returned to his native village of Sarai Sukhi, 20km from Kurukshetra, Haryana, as a sensitive young man making his first hesitant steps into the big, wide world.

Not many bidders, real estate auction called off
The property of controversial housing project "Royal Empire" at Peer Machuula in Zirakpur has been attached and an auction of the site was held on the premises of Royal Empire, Zirakpur, on Thursday.

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