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Thursday, November 17, 2016
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Sensex ends losing streak, jumps 134 points

Rupee up 8 paise against dollar in early trade

Demonetisation: Tourism industry knocks at govt doors with bag of woes
Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma say there’s no crisis, but his ministry is flooded with representations and complaints on the chaos triggered by demonetisation in peak tourist season.

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Kerry appeals Trump to take 'green' actions

India records highest number of tiger seizure: Report
India has recorded the highest number of seizure of tigers and parts among all 13 tiger range countries, accounting for 44 per cent, according to a report by wildlife trade monitor released on Wednesday.

20 nations sign International Solar Alliance
Over 20 countries, including Brazil and France, have become signatories to the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance - an initiative that is the brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Election exposed deep divisions in US: Hillary Clinton
In her first public appearance since conceding to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the US presidential vote has exposed deep divisions, in the "greatest country in the world." With the final election results still trickling in, Clinton remains ahead of Trump in the popular vote by more than one million.

Fake US election news outshone real on FB: Report
The 20 top-performing bogus stories from hoax websites and extremely partisan blogs generated slightly more than 8.7 million shares, reactions and comments at the leading social network in the three months before the November 8 election, a report said.

Pak warns of  'befitting response' to its enemies
Pakistan will give a "befitting response" to any "ambitious and reckless move" by its enemies, Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday warned as he witnessed a military exercise in a strategically located area in Punjab province, bordering India.

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DRDO scientists develop surveillance UAV for armed forces
Heralding a new era in the indigenous development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), DRDO on Wednesday successfully carried out the maiden flight of TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM – II), a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV.

MRI can detect bone marrow cancer: Study
Bone marrow cancer can be identified effectively using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), according to a new study which may change the way the disease is diagnosed. Bone marrow cancer (myelofibrosis) is a slow evolving condition hallmarked by increased myeloid cells and in the case of primary myelofibrosis, with an excessive number of large bone marrow cells called megakaryocytes.

New superparamagnetic crystals to manage future drug delivery
Researchers have developed new superparamagnetic crystals that could zip down drugs around your body, revolutionising drug delivery to tumours and other sites in the body that need to be targeted precisely.

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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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Telangana govt starts digital classrooms plan in 3,352 schools
The Telangana government on Wednesday launched its digital classrooms programme in 3,352 high schools in the state. Deputy chief minister K Srihari, who holds education portfolio, and IT Minister K T Rama Rao formally started the programme here.

Submit data on EWS admissions in upper classes: Delhi govt to schools
The Delhi government has asked private schools in the national capital running on government land to submit details of admissions under the EWS category in upper classes within two days. The scrutiny of data on the Education department's website shows that only 154 schools uploaded the details of the EWS admissions in standard 3 and above.

Class X board exam for CBSE schools from 2017-18: Prakash Javadekar
Government will reintroduce compulsory class X board examination for CBSE schools from the 2017-18 academic year, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said. He also said state governments will be given authority to reintroduce class V and VIII board examinations, a proposal for which will be tabled soon.

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Harbour line trains delayed during peak hours

Cash crunch claims breadwinner's life

Netas using co-op banks for backdated FDs, DDs
Officials in the RBI are working to plug the loophole, which exists because these banks are not computerised, sources said. As a first step, on Tuesday night, the central bank warned all cooperative banks to strictly adhere to its instructions for withdrawal of the new notes.

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Don't panic, banks have sufficient cash reserves: Najeeb Jung
Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has said that there are sufficient cash reserves available in banks and people should not go to banks in panic.

Currency demonetisation: Spirits sink further as queues get longer
There is a sense of déjà vu about the queues, catcalls, grumbling and the dejection at the banks and ATMs. There is also an exhausted air around the whole exercise, as people continue to be put to the test in trying to grab their cash.

Currency ban: He got his cash, but lost his life
Long queues at banks caused by demonetisation took at least four more lives in different parts of the country on Wednesday . Six people had died over Monday and Tuesday.

More Delhi News»

BMTC to begin cashless rides from January 2017

Ambulances with GPS facility to be available every 10km: Minister
Soon, ambulances fitted with global positioning system (GPS) will be available every 10km for patients in rural areas, health and family welfare minister K R Ramesh Kumar said on Wednesday.

Phase 1 of suburban rail network feasible: George
The railways and department of urban land transport (DULT), have come to the conclusion that the first phase of the suburban rail project, which links Mandya with Jnanabharathi and Whitefield, is feasible.

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Nellore village bowled over by Sachin Tendulkar's visit
The Puttamrajuvari Kandriga village,came alive on Wednesday when cricket icon and Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar arrived around 11.15 am and mingled with them.

Doctors protest Centre's plan to introduce NMC bill
Titled 'IMA Stop NMC Satyagraha', the protest rally in the city was led by Dr T Narasinga Reddy, president, Telangana chapter of IMA.

Noor Mohd Kunta lake to get a facelift
Telangana State Pollution Control (TSPCB) will implement the Capacity Building for Industrial Pollution Management Project (CBIPMP) of the Union ministry of environment and forests in and around lake Noor Mohammed Kunta.

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Tamil Nadu to take census of differently abled people
Tamil Nadu will soon begin a state-wide census of differently abled people. Presently, the state has no accurate data on the number of differently abled people and the degree of disability, said state social welfare secretary Md Nasimuddin on Thursday.

Demonetisation: People with indelible ink mark on left index finger won't be allowed to vote, EC says
The Election Commission on Thursday clarified that voters will not be allowed to cast their votes if they have an indelible ink mark on the left index finger.

Two Tamil Nadu fishermen injured in firing by Sri Lankan navy
Two Tamil Nadu fishermen were injured when Sri Lankan navy personnel opened fire at their boats off Kodiakarai coast in Tamil Nadu in the early hours of Wednesday.

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Two nabbed for angadia robberies in Ahmedabad

Transport business screeches to a halt
Dharampal Singh, a resident of Amritsar, has been camping on the outskirts of the city for the last four days, hoping for an order to load goods so he can leave the city.

I-T eyes on 'sudden transactions' by jewellers
After the central excise department began inquiries against 125 big jewellers across the state, for allegedly accepting demonetized notes in gold purchases, the income tax (I-T) department also has those jewellers under the scanner for ‘sudden transactions’, soon after the PM announced the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

More Ahmedabad News»

Indelible ink marks end of side business

To their 'credit', rural areas use 'trust' system for purchases
Commercial activities, especially in rural areas, are running on what one may call 'udhaar' (credit) economy.

City needs Rs 152 crore to tide over money shortage

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Private firm staffer robbed of 1.25 lakh
Three bike-borne persons on Wednesday robbed nearly Rs 1.25 lakh cash and a laptop from an employee of a private finance company in Patrapada under Khandagiri police limits.

Green panel glare on Puri hotels
At least 166 hotels in the beach town of Puri face the threat of closure for running without valid pollution control certificates.

Bhubaneswar municipal corporation drive to make city open defecation free
50,000 People Still Carry Out Practice

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Brace for 'kadak' cold this winter, says Met dept

Madhya Pradesh police books Rio Tinto brass for 'forgery' amidst shut down process

60% mandis shut a week after demonetisation
With disappearance of cash in hand, agricultural activities in the state have taken a major hit as even after a week of demonetisation, not even half of the total 257 mandis and wholesale markets have opened.

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Punjab governor pays tribute to Martyr Lt. Bikram Singh on his 54th martyrdom day

Congress may woo Dalits with homes, jobs, free education

SC leader to fight from Kapurthala
In an unusual move, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has fielded a Scheduled Caste candidate from Kapurthala general seat.

More Chandigarh News»

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