Saturday, 26 November 2016

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Saturday, November 26, 2016
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Jewellers shut shops for 16th day

Centre to compensate states for GST revenue loss
The loss of revenue to a state will be the difference between the actual realisation to a state under Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and the tax revenue it would have got under the old indirect tax regime after considering a 14 per cent increase over the base year of 2015-16.

Demonetisation among 3 most important economic reforms: Tata

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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.

Kerala temperature to rise by 2-3 degree Celsius: Report
Kerala, one of the most abundant rainfall-receiving states of the country, is likely to witness an increase in temperature by 2-3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century due to climate change, according to a recent study.

NGT orders ban on solid waste pollution in Sundarbans

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Fidel Castro and the 11 US presidents
From Dwight Eisenhower, who broke US diplomatic relations with Cuba in January 1961, to Barack Obama, who decided to normalise them, 11 US presidents faced off with Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

Cubans in Miami: Revelry and reflection after Castro's death

Castro clan torn by dysfunction and disagreements
Fidel Castro's rule of nearly five decades split many a Cuban families between exile and solidarity with the communist revolution including his own. While brother Raul was his closest confidant and successor as president, sister Juana, exiled in south Florida, called Fidel a "monster".

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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

India hosts World Robot Olympiad for the first time

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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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Mumbai 26/11: Can never forget the day I lost my dad, says martyr Pankaj Shah's son Sarjan

Khadse owes 15l akh home dues
RTI activist Anil Galgali said that BJP leader Eknath Khadse, who stepped down from the cabinet in June, is yet to pay the rent arrears to the tune of Rs 15.5 lakh.

Give feedback on state board course content till November 30
Citizens can now give feedback to the state board on the draft of the revised curriculum for class VII to X up to November 30.

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VC's confinement: JNU issues show cause notices to Kanhaiya, 19 others
JNU administration has issued show cause notices to 20 students including sedition accused Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid, seeking explanation for the alleged "illegal confinement" of Vice Chancellor and other officials in the varsity building.

AIIMS whistle blower back in city for Uttarakhand
Forest service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, whose appointment as officer on special duty (OSD) to chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was shot down by the Centre, has been posted in the capital by the Uttarakhand government.

Man tries to jump into LS from visitors' gallery
A man in the visitors gallery made an abortive bid to jump into the Lok Sabha chamber triggering concerns of security breach and causing a commotion in Parliament on Friday.

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At this Bengaluru school, pay fees for next 10 years in old cash

Karnataka to tag foodgrain trucks
The government is all set to instal GPS tracking devices in public distribution system (PDS) trucks to curb delays in transportation and to check pilferage of foodgrains.

Global meet- How to use geospatial tech, satellite data to save earth
The IT capital is no stranger to congested roads, crawling traffic, high pollution levels and rapidly depleting lakes ­ all the result of rapid urbanization.

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Fake Rs 2,000 denomination notes seized, six arrested

HC acquits three death convicts in murder case

HC denies bail to Chandana brothers

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Education loan seekers taken for a ride
2 lakh.' Many unsuspecting loan seekers who took the bait have found that they were not so lucky after all.

Perimenopause — a new and early reality women have to grapple with
When software engineer Geetha R* began experiencing mood swings, increased irritability and weight gain, she attributed the symptoms to her stressful lifestyle.But when her menstrual cycles became irregular, she decided to seek help.

HC says no for two piece dance at temple festivals
Obscene ‘two-piece dance’ programmes conducted during temple festivals in Tamil Nadu will be a thing of the past as the Madras high court has declined to permit such events that pass off as ‘dance and song’ (aadal-paadal) programmes.

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City colleges and schools open up to #Indiableeds
Facilitating hygiene for female students and staff members is not a demand that is readily met in all educational institutes of the city. Some Amdavadis are doing their bit to help and some campuses are taking small steps towards making their campus women-friendly.

Ahmedabad: 14 kg gold bars worth Rs 4 crore looted
Gold bars weighing 14 kilograms and worth Rs 4 crore were allegedly looted from the office of a cash logistics company today, police said. Two robbers looted gold from the office of SIS Prosegur at Mithakali locality after attacking a security guard with iron rod, they said.

Gujarat government to launch campaign to encourage digital payment system

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Two traders found dead, kin cry foul
Two traders were found dead under mysterious circumstances near Manmohan Park Road of Old Katra area on Thursday.

Ganga puja performed amid mantras and shlokas

Legal luminaries to attend function at HC today

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277Rly to test soft drink samples

Amit hits out at Manmohan

Stop constructions on Mahanadi, chief secy tells Chhattisgarh

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On day 3, Wushu shifts from badminton to basketball court
Over a decision of a bout between MP and Manipur team

Barkatullah University postpones exam dates for some courses
Barkatullah University postponed several exams after their dates clashed with UPSC exam and Ijtema.BU has declared revised schedule of exams dates for some courses on Friday.

Mother of 3 kids hangs herself
A 38-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging self on Friday afternoon.The incident took place in Berasia area on city outskirts.

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No case registerd, but owners could be booked
In a major tragedy, seven workers died in a fire that engulfed a spinning mill at Kurad village in Panipat district on Friday. Ten people suffered burns in the blaze that broke out around 4.30pm, when there were around 25 workers in the mill.

Khemka proposed rules to curb black money in '12

'Sonipat Dalit family murders were honour killings'

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