Thursday, 3 November 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Sensex near 4-mth lows, piles up losses for 4th day

Thursday, November 03, 2016
Today's Headlines

Sensex near 4-mth lows, piles up losses for 4th day
Sensex plummeted some 97 points to hit nearly four-month low of 27,430.28, falling for the fourth straight session, and Nifty crashed below the key 8,500-level on Thursday, tracking cautious global markets amid a new poll suggesting a likely win for Donald Trump in US election.

Gold tops Rs 31,000 on global cues
Gold regained the Rs 31,000-mark per 10 gram by rising Rs 50 at the bullion market on Thursday, riding on firm global trends and continued buying by domestic jewellers to meet the wedding season demand.

Services sector activity accelerates in October
"The service sector joined its manufacturing counterpart in offering a more upbeat level of performance this month, providing reassurance in the sustainability of the upturn of India's economy," Pollyanna De Lima, economist at IHS Markit, and author of the report, said.

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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.

Hyderabad to host intl conference on climate change
A two-day international conference on climate change, water agriculture and food security will be held at ICRISAT Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Fishing ban to save Olive Ridley sea turtles
With the mass nesting of Olive Ridley sea turtles' fast approaching, a 7-month ban on fishing activity was clamped on from Tuesday along the 20-km stretch of the Dhamra-Rushikulya river mouth, affecting the livelihood of thousands of traditional marine fishermen.

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UK parliament must have vote on starting Brexit: High Court
Three senior judges ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May did not have the right to use her executive power to trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon treaty, which begins a two-year countdown to leaving the bloc.

At least 16 killed, 40 injured as trains collide in Pakistan
A long-distance train collided into stationary coaches in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing at least 20 people, hospital officials said, in the country's second major rail collision in less than two months.

S Korea prosecutors detain ex-presidential aide
South Korean prosecutors have detained a former senior aide of President Park Geun-hye as they widen their investigation into a snowballing scandal centering on whether the president's close friend controlled the government from the shadows.

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

Tuning the brain with light or sound waves reduces pain

Nasa's most powerful space telescope completed
Nasa has successfully completed building its largest space telescope, which will be 100 times more powerful than the Hubble probe and may find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe. The James Webb Space Telescope will be the successor to Nasa's 26-year-old Hubble Space Telescope.

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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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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.

Money matters! It's high time you earned enough revenue: Modi government to IITs, IIMs
The finance ministry has written to all government departments and ministries, directing them to check on the various autonomous and funded institutes.

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Ex-min's widow hits out at tobacco sector

Cop accused of leaking probe secrets in dam scam
An officer attached to the Nagpur anti-corruption bureau (ACB), tasked with probing the irrigation scam, has been accused of leaking sensitive information to dam contractors, TOI has learnt.

ATS officers step in to save Vasai youngster from ISIS tentacles
If it were not for the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad’s (ATS) timely intervention and counselling, a 21-year-old youngster would now have been fighting for the ISIS in Syria.

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Poll: Do you think that Khan Market should be made vehicle free?

Choked Capital City: 15 ways to combat Delhi's noxious pollution

Shallow foggy Thursday morning in Delhi
It was a moderately foggy Thursday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 14.5 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather department said.

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Drunk school bus driver lands in police net
A 21-year-old school bus driver, who was found driving under the influence of alcohol, was detained by KR Puram police on Wednesday afternoon.

CM Siddaramaiah seeks report on Belagavi mayor attending MES rally
The state government has taken serious exception to the mayor and deputy mayor of Belagavi Mahanagara Palike participating in the protest rally against Karnataka Rajyotsava in Belagavi on Tuesday.

Free laptops for all SC/ST students in professional and PG courses
The social welfare department will providing free laptops to SCST students in professional degree and post-graduate course in the state.

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It's raining jobs for cyber warriors
The future of engineers graduating in cyber security is looking bright as rising threat to businesses is resulting in a huge demand for such students.

Four new urban bodies set up in Andhra Pradesh
The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday notified four new urban development authorities.

Patanjali group plans food park in Andhra Pradesh
Baba Ramdev's Patanjali group plans to set up a mega food park in Andhra Pradesh.The group has approached the state government for allotment of 200 acres in north coastal AP for the purpose.

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Two prisoners disappear after emergency leave from Vellore jail

Two prisoners disappear after emergency leave from Vellore jail
Police have launched a search for two inmates of the Vellore Central Prison for Men who failed to return to the jail after an emergency leave, which they had been granted to celebrate Diwali with their family members.

13.5 sovereigns of gold jewellery snatched from woman passengers in two Chennai-bound trains
A gang of more than three people allegedly snatched 13.5 sovereigns of gold jewellery from five woman passengers in two Chennai-bound express trains near Katpadi railway station in Tamil Nadu in the early hours of Thursday, the Government Railway Police (GRP) said.

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Cyclists with a message to conserve environment meet Gujarat CM

50% seats in professional courses still vacant
Yet DTE Continues To Allow More Colleges To Open

'My son was killed in cold blood'
The mother of one of the eight suspected SIMI operatives killed in an encounter near Bhopal has claimed that her son was "murdered in cold blood." She said the men were brought to the site in a vehicle.

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Schools should have basics in place for UP Board exams
Now schools would have to upload the photos taken from several angles with the name board of the school, its premises, classrooms and fill various details on academic and non-academic staff online.

Akharas to meet to discuss 'fake' Shankaracharyas
However, with time, due to infighting in the monastic orders, around a dozen Shankaracharyas cropped up.

Gaushalas to log in to social media
This year, city-based gaushalas are busy logging on to social networking websites to make more people aware about the importance and rituals of Gopashtami, which will be celebrated on November 8.

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10-yr-old boy writes to Prime Minister over Japanese Encephalitis deaths
"I want to live, please save me and the children of my village.The first JE death was reported at my village and since then as many as eighty children have succumbed to the disease.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation's waste treatment plant to take on debris
In an effort to curb piling up of construction debris on the roads, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to set up a waste treatment plant here.

Light rain likely over next 4 days in Bhubaneswar
Several places in the state may witness light to moderate rainfall during next four days from Thursday, said a forecast from IMD on Wednesday.

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Bhopal encounter: Madhya Pradesh HC directs ATS to submit report in two weeks
Madhya Pradesh high court on Thursday issued notices to the government advocate and Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) seeking a detailed report on ‘encounter’ of eight suspected SIMI members after their escape from Bhopal central jail.

Cops can use force even if not fired at: MP ATS

Once SIMI jailbird, Khalil smells big plot
A former jail inmate, who shared the prison with SIMI operatives gunned down in Bhopal on Wednesday, claimed it was impossible to sneak out without "insider help".

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Rajnath defends police action

'Cops resorted to unprecedented hooliganism'
ongress and AAP functionaries, including Randeep Surjewala, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kumari Selja and deputy CM Manish Sisodia were also detained.

Marwah is Canada's first Sikh Senator
Former Scotiabank vice-chairman Sarabjit Singh Marwah has become the first Sikh to be appointed to the Canadian Senate. Torontobased Marwah, who retired as from Scotiabank in 2014, is among six people from Ontario who have appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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