Monday, 7 November 2016

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Monday, November 07, 2016
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Sensex rebounds 185pts as Clinton's prospects revive
Sensex staged a strong comeback to end with a gain of nearly 185 points, reversing its five-session losing run and tracking rebound in global market on Monday after prospects of Hillary Clinton brightened in the US presidential race following an FBI reprieve.

600m pounds of masala bonds to be listed in London
Four rupee-denominated bonds worth a total of 600 million pounds ($748 million) are expected to be listed in London in the next three months, the British government said on Monday, as Prime Minister Theresa May began a two-day visit to India.

RBI appoints Rajeshwar Rao as new executive director
The Reserve Bank has appointed M Rajeshwar Rao as executive director following G Mahalingam's taking voluntary retirement from the central bank. Rao joined RBI in 1984 and as career central banker has exposure in various aspects of central bank functioning.

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Prize Murrah bull to be star attraction at global agri show
The celebrity Murrah bull, Yuvraj, will be a major attraction at the upcoming global Agritech Meet 2016, Gram, in Jaipur. Murrah is a world famous high-yielding breed said to have its origins in Haryana’s Rohtak and Jind districts. The breed is also found in western UP.

Need stringent moves for pollution control: CSE

Climate meet: India to push for sustainable lifestyle
At the Marrakech Climate Change Conference scheduled to be held from November 7 to 18, nations will continue their work on strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, with the central focus placed on enhancing ambition, promoting implementation and providing support.

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Clinton will bring Americans together, says Obama
Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who will bring all Americans together and uplift them, outgoing US President Barack Obama said as he assailed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of lying with "impunity".

36 IS suspects on trial over suicide attack in Turkey
Thirty-six suspected Islamic State group militants have gone on trial for last year's twin suicide bombings that killed 101 peace activists in the deadliest attack in Turkey. Prosecutors say the October 10, 2015, attack in Ankara was carried out by a Turkish national and a Syrian.

China says elected Hong Kong lawmakers can't retake oaths
An oath that did not conform to Hong Kong's law "should be determined to be invalid, and cannot be retaken", the Communist-controlled National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing said in a rare interpretation of the semi-autonomous city's constitution.

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Water detected on metallic asteroid Psyche
Scientists have detected the presence of water on Psyche, the largest metallic asteroid in our solar system and the target of a proposed NASA mission. Previous observations of Psyche had shown no evidence of water-rich minerals on its surface.

New safer gene therapy may reduce cancer risk: Study
Researchers at Washington State University in the US identified a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy. They altered the way a virus carries a beneficial gene to its target cell.

Heart attack or Heartburn: How you can find out
With heart diseases being one of the major causes of death in India, it is perhaps not surprising that most people presume any pain in the chest area to be an attack. As a result, in a large number of cases a patient is rushed to the hospital, only to find that it is a mere heartburn.

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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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PM Modi seeks relaxation in visa norms for students headed to UK
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Britain to relax student visa rules saying greater mobility of young people must be encouraged, even as Prime Minister Theresa May has said her country has a "good system" for applications.

I do not think government can run good institutions: CNR Rao

Govt to tweak RTE to define learning outcomes, says HRD minister Prakash Javadekar
RTE's no-detain policy till Class VIII has diluted the quality of education, some experts have said. Also, following NGO Pratham's report last year, which said many Class 5 students in rural India couldn’t read, the proposed move may allow schools to ascertain learning skills and take steps.

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Not just Kapil Sharma's flat, neighbour says whole building is illegal

Maharashtrians facing 'atrocities' in Karnataka, Shiv Sena tells Rajnath Singh

Rs 50-crore gaitonde painting goes missing from Nirlon house

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Sprinkle water on roads to contain pollution: National Green Tribunal to Delhi govt
The observations came as the bench was about to start the day's proceedings, saying the smog, which has continued to engulf the capital for the eighth day today, was affecting the health of people, especially children, and the AAP government should take some immediate steps to handle the situation.

SDMC shuts schools for entire week; NDMC, EDMC till November 9
Over 17,000 schools running under the three municipal corporations of Delhi were closed on Saturday due to heavy smog that has already caused a spike in cases of asthma, allergy and breathlessness in the city, with doctors suggesting extra protection for children and the elderly.

Tackling pollution: Delhi minister invites suggestions from people
In his appeal on online platform '', he said pollution levels in Delhi have reached a point of being a public "health emergency". "I have seen multiple petitions and appeals on to address Delhi's pollution crisis. This problem needs collective action from various state governments, central government and you (people)," Delhi minister said.

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Maintain law and order: CM to police
Siddaramaiah, who convened a special meeting here on Sunday, said: "Some groups are trying to politicize the issue.They are not only trying to derive mileage out of it but are also attempting to disturb peace and harmony.

BWSSB takes up renovation of century-old reservoirs

Citizens come up with alternatives

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Lakhs sign Central Vigilance Commission's e-pledge against corruption
Have you taken the pledge yet to neither take nor offer bribe? The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is asking individuals to take a pledge to root out corruption. With the Vigilance week organized from October 31 to November 5, 2016, the commission has asked both individuals and organisations to take the online pledge. What’s more, the CVC is also giving an online certificate to everyone taking the pledge.

Kin cry foul as man dies after police quizzing

Woman held with 51 tola gold at RGIA

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Workshop on expressive arts therapy to be held in Chennai
Expressive arts therapy, which uses storytelling, singing, instrumental music, dance, drama and visual arts to help people express themselves, has been gaining popularity across the country. And now, Chennaiites have an opportunity to know more about how it works.

12 companies of central paramilitary forces to be deployed in three poll-bound TN constituencies
The central paramilitary forces would be deployed in these constituencies from November 8.

Man burnt alive as two-wheeler catches fire after ramming bus in TN
A 25-year-old man was burnt alive when a two-wheeler he was riding on caught fire after ramming a bus near Hosur in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu on Monday.

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PIL seeks Gujarati, Hindi print on medicine packaging

Rupala assures hitch-free groundnut procurement
Amid protests by farmers over “poor“ procurement of groundnut by Gujarat Government, Union minister Purshottam Rupala on Sunday said all 58 centres in state will become functional from Monday to improve the process.

Super Moon, meteor shower for astronomy aficionados
If you are not accustomed to looking up to heavens, mark November 14 on your calendar as it will be the night where the moon may be about 14% bigger visually and 30% brighter than usual full moon nights. The reason for the phenomenon is the moon's closest distance to the earth since 1948.

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BJP takes to social media to make OBC conclaves a hit
BJP will organise two OBC conclaves for four assembly constituencies at the KP Community Hall and DBS Inter college, Kadilapur on November 20 and 27, respectively.

No arrests so far in Baharia acid attack
Even 24 hours after three girls were attacked with acid in Ramgarh Kothari village under Baharia police station, the police are clueless about the identity or motive of the attackers.

Dalits sentiments being exploited for votes, says RPI president
Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangha (Republican Party of India) national president Prakash Ambedkar on Sunday said sentiments of Dalits are being exploited by some political leaders in the name of votes.

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Malkangiri fails the health test

JE virus spreads to town, two more die
The mystery disease, which was confined to the rural areas of Malkangiri district, has spread its tentacles to the district headquarters town of Malkangiri adding more worry to the administration.

BJD meeting today on inter-state disputes
Naveen Patnaik would meet party MPs, MLAs, officer-bearers and district presidents on Monday to chalk out the strategy for the second-round of agitation programmes on Mahanadi and Polavaram disputes.

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MP second most unsafe state for senior citizens: NCRB report
Madhya Pradesh has become the second most unsafe state for senior citizens. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports which were released recently had revealed that the state has recorded second highest number of crimes committed against senior citizens in the entire country in 2015.

Upper caste kids say no to meals made by Dalits
Allegations that children belonging to upper castes are not consuming mid-day meal prepared by the cook belonging to schedule caste community at a government school in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh has sent the district administration in a tizzy.

Lawyer assaulted near Mata Mandir
A group of youth brutally attacked a 36-year-old advocate here on Saturday. The incident took place near Mata Mandir area and a case was later registered in Kamla Nagar police station.

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They serve with love, put needy back on their feet

Delhi pollution: Parkash Singh Badal refutes Arvind Kejriwal's claims
"We have asked them several times not to burn the stubble.We have also given them machines, which can help in cutting of crops in a better way but they do some or the other mistake," Badal told the media.

SAD leader's cook dies in accidental firing
Was Fiddling With Gunman's Service Revolver

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