Wednesday, 16 November 2016

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Sensex surges 317 points on key macro data

Rupee gains 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Protectionist rhetoric in West is a worry: Infosys CEO Sikka
He, however, argued that Infosys has the capability to surmount hurdles in the way of the free movement of technology professionals.

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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.

Why should farmers grow vegetables on polluted Yamuna: NGT
Why should the farmers be allowed to grow vegetables on the land along polluted Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal asked on Tuesday while refusing to permit a farmer to carry out cultivation on his farm along the river.

'World's saddest polar bear' gets new home
A polar bear dubbed the "world's saddest" by animal rights activists has been removed from a Chinese shopping mall where it was suffering in unsuitable conditions. Chinese media reports said that 'Pizza' the polar bear is being returned to the facility where he was born in captivity in Tianjin.

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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.

New technique may boost success of infertility treatment
Scientists have discovered a way to regenerate human eggs using the mother's genetic material that normally goes waste, a breakthrough that may help women of advanced maternal age struggling with infertility treatments.

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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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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.

Class XII board exams begin peacefully in Kashmir
Class XII board examinations began peacefully in Kashmir today with nearly 95 per cent of the 32,000 students writing their papers, marking the resumption of educational activity in the Valley after schools remained shut for over four months due to the unrest.

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Mumbai senior citizen dies waiting in queue outside bank

Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukerjea's bail plea rejected by Bombay high court

60-yr-old watchman held for raping minor
The Narpoli police in Bhiwandi has arrested a 60-year-old man for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl from a building where he works as a watchman.

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2 returning from ATM robbed
Two women were targeted by snatchers while they were on their way to buy jewellery on Tuesday evening.

From April 2017, Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes to be illegal
The Centre informed the SC on Tuesday that it would bring a law to make possession of demonetised `500 and `1,000 currency notes after March 31, 2017 a punishable offence.

This village of 10,000 people has just one bank and no ATMs
Three people died while standing in queues, three more killed themselves and one tried to set himself ablaze in Ghaziabad over the last 48 hours as frustration mounted in people unable to access their own money.

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Homestays must register with tourism department by Dec 1

You've got female: KSRTC's two women drivers are in it for the long haul

As business plummets, traders stare at uncertain future
If there was any support for the demonetization move among the trading class early on, it's now fast turning into despair.

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Passport centres refuse old currency

4 buildings face action for violation of fire safety norms

SCB seals 2 hotels over poor hygiene

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Demonetisation: TN cooperative banking sector paralysed, state govt says
The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday hit out at the Reserve Bank of India’s ban on exchanging the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes at cooperative banks, saying the move has paralysed the functioning of primary agricultural cooperative credit societies (PACCS) and district central cooperative banks.

Karunanidhi to DMK cadre: Treat our rival party members with brotherly affection
DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Wednesday appealed to the party cadre to shun differences and work for its victory in Thanjavur, Aravakurichi and Thiruparankundram constituencies, where elections will be held on November 19.

Are bank officials misusing KYC documents of customers?
Several customers exchanging old demonetised currency notes are flummoxed as bank officials tell them that they have already exchanged notes at the bank, despite it being their very first visit since November 8 announcement of demonetisation by the government.

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Professionals who made the switch to Dhollywood
These Gujarati actors changed their professions to be a part of the grueling and demanding world of glitz and glam.

Sports minister wants use to reserved vacant plots for sports

Google, 'How to launder my money?'

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Multiplexes on intermission as citizens cash-starved
Theatre and multiplexes have been affected by around 75% in the city post-demonitisation, resulting in poor revenue generation in the form of entertainment tax.

Separate counters provide relief from long queues
As the banks in the city opened after a day's break, heavy rush of citizens could be seen at all banks and post offices of the city, on Tuesday.

HC turns down plea seeking CBI probe
The Allahabad high court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking CBI probe into the lynching of Mohd Akhlaq on beef consumption rumours at Dadri in Gautam Budh Nagar in September 2015.

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Elephants destroy crops in Kalahandi
A herd of 10 jumbos have been camping in the village, 80 km from here, situated in the foothills of Niyamgiri reserve forest.

Toll-free number to deal with crime against wildlife defunct
A toll-free number to receive complaints from people regarding wildlife crimes and timber smuggling has gone defunct.

Elephants destroy crops in Kalahandi
A herd of 10 jumbos have been camping in the village, 80 km from here, situated in the foothills of Niyamgiri reserve forest.

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Security guard found murdered

Murli Manohar Joshi quiet on demonetisation

Soon, 'Hamara Pran Bhopal No 1'
State capital's civic body launched its ambitious campaign 'Hamara Pran Bhopal No 1' to make Bhopal one of the cleanest cities in the country, and improve its Swachh rankings.

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Cow vigilante hurt as cattle smugglers open fire
A man was seriously injured by a bullet in a clash between cow vigilantes and cattle smugglers on the Assandh-Rohtak road in Karnal on Monday night.

BJP MLAs call on governor over canal today
Haryana BJP MLAs will meet Punjab governor V P Badnore on Wednesday to demand that no unconstitutional decision of Punjab government be approved.

Trucking firm settles Sikh discrimination case
A national trucking company has agreed to pay $260,000 to settle discrimination complaints by four Sikh drivers who were denied jobs for refusing to take drug tests that would have violated their religious beliefs.

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