Sunday, 27 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: India steps up efforts to trace Indians' Swiss a/c details

Sunday, November 27, 2016
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India steps up efforts to trace Indians' Swiss a/c details
Stepping up its efforts to trace black money parked abroad, India has shot off at least 20 'administrative assistance' requests to Switzerland in recent months seeking details of Indians suspected to have misused Swiss banks' famed high-secrecy walls to evade taxes.

India Inc wants corporate tax rates to be reduced
India Inc called for a sharp reduction in corporate tax rates, complete elimination or a cut in the Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) and higher public investment in infrastructure and social sector on Saturday.

Jewellers shut shops for 16th day

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Delhi govt plans 20 centres to monitor PM 2.5 and PM 10

Tiger population in Pench reserve risen to 53
The number of tigers in the Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra has gone up to 53, according to the latest figures provided by the State Forest Research Institute (SFRI). The SFRI has recently informed about the rise in tiger population to the authorities of Pench Tiger Reserve.

Ant species ready to take over world, suggests new study
Lepisiota canescens is already moving out of the forests into agricultural land and construction sites. And, supercolonies spanning as much as 38 kilometres have been found. Scientists believe that this ant species has the potential of spreading all over the world and posing threats to other ants.

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Francois Fillon tipped to win French rightwing primary
The French presidential vote is seen as a key test for mainstream political parties after the success of Donald Trump in the United States and the Brexit campaign in Britain, both of which harnessed anti-elite, anti-establishment anger.

Official: 19 killed in Uganda fighting between rebels, army
Government spokesperson Col. Shaban Bantariza said Sunday that after rebels had killed four police officers and wounded a soldier, Ugandan forces launched an operation in which at least 15 rebel fighters were killed.

Syrian govt advances into rebel-held east Aleppo
Syrian government and allied forces seized large parts of an important district in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Saturday but fierce fighting for control of the residential area continued, rebels, pro-government media and a monitor said.

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Scientists discover new material for gen-next data storage devices

Drug that limits brain damage in stroke identified
Scientists have identified a drug that helps repair the damage by promoting the birth of neurons. This finding provides further support for the development of this anti-inflammatory drug, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra in short), as a new treatment for stroke.

Neither mine, nor yours: Couples blend surnames

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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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India's first Confucius classroom to come up in Kolkata
Approved by the Chinese government, this will be the first Confucius classroom in India, where 10-15 teachers from China will be joining as faculty. Classes will start from middle of next year and will have the capacity to take around 800 students by the end of 2017.

Smart classes in 32 Srinagar schools this fiscal: Govt

US campuses will not be walled, students assured
This comes as the billionaire real estate developer and reality TV star’s protectionist rhetoric in the run-up to the election has frayed nerves of international students, including those from India, who make up the second-largest ethnic chunk of foreign students in that country.

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Farmers, industries booked for water theft in Aurangabad

Hema Upadhyay, lawyer murders: Chintan approaches HC for bail
Artist Chintan Upadhyay, arrested in connection with the murder of his estranged wife Hema and her lawyer Haresh Bhambhani, has approached Bombay High Court seeking bail on the ground that he was falsely implicated.

Builder booked after apartment's firefighting equipment falls from ceiling
The collapse caused injuries to a security guard and damaged 30 vehicles in the basement parking of the apartment.

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All my stories are genuine lies: Ruskin Bond
Ruskin Bond, whose stories have shaped many childhoods, on Sunday said that storytelling is a "blend of factual fiction" and all his stories have been "genuine lies".

Protest over demonetisation tomorrow, no Bharat bandh: Congress
Congress on Sunday made it clear it has not called for a 'Bharat bandh' on Monday, but will hold protests across the country against demonetisation, which it alleged "was a political move being sold as a fight against corruption".

Headless body of woman found inside manhole in south Delhi

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DK Ravi killed himself due to personal reasons: Central Bureau of Investigation
d-a-half years after IAS officer DK Ravi was found dead, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has submitted its closure report in the sensational case.

November may be declared dry month
Nippy mornings, sunny afternoons and windy evenings - winter seems to have set in a month earlier this year.

Amit Shah in Bengaluru today
BJP national president Amit Shah will address a 'Ekta convention', organized by BJP state unit's backward classes morcha in Bengaluru.He will arrive on Sunday at 11am and leave post lunch.

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Three held for peddling ganja

NGT pulls up Telangana government for furnishing fake order

NCC cadets vow to fight dowry

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After illegal detention, 4-year-old not allowed to attend classes
The boy was taken by a team of five police personnel, led by SI (training) Kanchana, who were in civil dress, after stopping the school van near Kamarajar statue in Madhi Mangalam.

Man on tracks jumps into river to escape from train, drowns

Residents nab burglars, hand them to police
Police on Friday arrested two burglars in Royapuram with the help of some residents of the area when they tried to flee after stealing a mobile phone and some valuables from a corporation official's house.

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IAF launches recruitment rally

Cops move to cancel licences of 6 hookah bars

Digesting The Trump win

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100 years of Allahabad HC building: Legal lights grace event
The judiciary and executive should work together and there should be no conflict of interest between the two, said the speakers on the occasion of 100 years of the Allahabad high court building.

Man shot dead, goons on the run
A man was shot dead and two others were injured in a clash between two rival groups, in Jhangha area on Saturday.

Adoption of Constitution commemorated

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Ashok Swain to receive Jaydev Samman

Unfulfilled promises cuts off Kalahandi village from farmlands
At a time when government strives hard to make India digital, people in this village, less than an hour’s drive from the district headquarters, let alone knowing about the new technology struggle daily to go to their farmlands and cremate the dead. A nullah, about 50 metres wide, which separates the village, Masigaon, from the agricultural lands and cremation ground is yet to have a bridge since independence.

Raahgiri renamed Pathostav
The weekly event that rocked the Janpath every Sunday morning got a new name, ‘Pathostav’ or street fest replacing Raahgiri. Raahgiri was suspended after completing 27 episodes due to the onset of monsoon.

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Kisan Sangh opposes bandh on Nov 28
Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) will not support the nationwide bandh called by opposition parties against demonetisation, on November 28. Sangh members said they support initiatives taken by PM Narendra Modi.

Cash crunch delays Rabi sowing in state
Farmers don't have new notes to pay for seeds, fertilisers and labour

15-yr-old girl found dead in Khatik Colony
A 15-year-old girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances here on Friday evening. Police said the body was examined by a doctor who found hanging marks on her throat.

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Monday deadline for fixing ATMs
The district administration on Friday instructed bankers to recalibrate their ATM machines across the city by Monday as people continue to face currency crunch.

Want to visit my ancestral village, says Saqlain
Off-spin great Saqlain Mushtaq may be honing the skills of spinners in the England team touring India but he's a Punjabi at heart and feels very much at home in the country's Punjabi heartland.

'Wonder why Navjot didn't make a party'

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