Sunday, 20 November 2016

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Spykar to step into footwear segment in 2017
In a bid to strengthen its portfolio, fashion apparel brand Spykar plans to launch its range of footwear next year and will invest Rs 90 crore in the category by 2020.

Sebi orders attachment of demat, bank a/c of three firms
Markets regulator Sebi has ordered attachment of bank and demat accounts of three companies to recover pending dues worth about Rs 30 lakh for violation of capital market norms.

Punjab National Bank cuts deposit rates by upto 0.25%

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Rare migratory birds spotted in China's river delta

Sea ice at record lows at poles: Report
Sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic are at record lows this time of year, the first time since scientists began keeping track, a report revealed. While record low sea ice is nothing new in the Arctic, this was a surprising turn of events for the Antarctic, the report said.

Climate talks set 2018 deadline to finalise rules
The UN climate conference concluded here on early Saturday morning with negotiators from over 190 countries setting a deadline of 2018 to finalise rule book for operationalizing the Paris Agreement.

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Rebel fire on west Aleppo kills 7 children
At least seven children were killed on Sunday by rebel rocket fire that hit a school in the government-held west of Aleppo city, state media said. The rocket fire hit a school in the Furqan neighbourhood, and also injured at least 32 people, SANA said.

China's Xi Jinping calls for 'smooth transition' in relationship with US
During a meeting in Peru, Obama again urged all sides in the dispute over the South China Sea reduce tensions and resolve their disputes peacefully. He encouraged China to advance economic reforms, including a transition to a market-determined currency exchange rate.

South Korean prosecutors say Park Geun-hye conspired with her friend
Prosecutors on Sunday formally charged Park's longtime friend, Choi Soon-sil, on suspicion of interfering with state affairs and bullying companies into giving tens of millions of dollars to foundations she controlled.

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Best weather satellite ever built rockets into space
The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space on Saturday, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives. This new GOES-R spacecraft will track US weather as never before: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, wildfires,lightning storms, even solar flares.

Novel tool to may lead to Zika vaccines
Scientists have developed a way to replicate the Zika virus, stripping it of the genes that make the virus infectious, an advance that may lower the safety risk involved in working with it and pave the way for vaccine development.

Zika no longer a world public health emergency: WHO
The World Health Organisation on Friday announced that the Zika virus outbreak, linked to deformations in babies' heads and brains, no longer poses a world public health emergency, though it warned the epidemic remains a challenge.

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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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Higher education institutions torch-bearers of progress: President

Donald Trump's rhetoric leaves Indian students unsure about pursuing higher education in US
Call it a knee-jerk reaction, but Trump’s protectionist rhetoric in the run-up to the election has left many aspiring Indian students confused.

Over 900 permanent teaching posts lying vacant in Delhi University
Over 900 permanent teaching posts are lying vacant in University of Delhi, one of the most sought after varsities in the country, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. However, DU has hired ad-hoc and guest faculties in order to ensure that studies of the students are not affected.

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Cynicism to public office is a challenge before the bar: Justice Chandrachud
?Justice ?D Y ?Chandrachud ?of the Supreme Court on Saturday said that there are three challenges before the bar.

'Faraaz always led from the front, we have all joined the battle he has begun'
"When my son stood by his friends, including Tarishi who was an Indian, he represented true Islam while those who murdered them were monsters.I refuse to accept the terrorists were Muslims," said Simeen fighting tears.

Woman bitten on hands, neck twisted
As the train started moving, the women asked Prabha, a resident of Ostwal Nagri in Nalasopara (East), to move inside.Due to the crowd, Prabha was unable to move an inch.

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Delhi police to set up new control room for phone no 112

Cop stabs man over parking row
A man was stabbed by his neighbour in south Delhi's Shahpur Jat after an argument over parking of vehicle outside his house.

Yamuna revival a sinkhole of big ideas
During this period, several committees have been set up, plans written and rewritten and crores of rupees spent on the development of the riverfront. Several litigations have followed, but the Yamuna continues to be a mess.

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This short film focuses on prevention of child abuse
Child sexual abuse continues to be one of the most underreported crimes in India.

HC: Create awareness on fundamental duties via ads
The Karnataka High Court on Saturday asked the state and central governments to use advertisements to spread awareness on the fundamental duties of citizens.

Vacancies of government college heads to be filled internally
With the shortage of principals in government colleges beginning to take a toll on the quality of education, the government on Saturday said it will take measures to fill the vacancies within three months.

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Genetics decide the skin colour of Indians, say CCMB scientists

Chaar Kamaan neglected, left to gather moss
At a time when the Department of Archaeology and Museums has embarked on a reverification process of monuments in its custody , some of the oldest heritage structures in the city , the four kamaans or arches, which are an integral part of the Charminar heritage complex, lie in dire straits and in need of attention.

Now, app to help respond to law panel
A city-based techie has developed a smartphone app for All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), the body of clerics and other community leaders, who are currently locked in a legal battle with the Centre over the contentious issue of oral triple talaq.

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Demonetisation: United in faith, divided by cash
Affluent Parish Offertory Swells, Poor One Sinks

Folk singer held for selling ganja
Police arrested a folk singer for smuggling and selling ganja at Selaiyur on Friday. Police produced him before a court in Tambaram which sent him to jail.

Man loses Rs 19,000 while waiting in bank queue
A 62-year-old man who was waiting in line to deposit money at a bank on Saturdayy, found his cash missing.

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Monkeys on runway, SpiceJet plane forced to abort take-off at Ahmedabad
A SpiceJet Boeing 737 had to abort take-off in Ahmedabad on Sunday after some monkeys were spotted on the runway. Luckily, the plane stopped in time and no one was reportedly injured. The plane was bound for Chennai.

State co-op bank workers won't join strike
Employees of co-operative banks in Gujarat will not participate in the oneday nationwide strike on November 25, 2016. The decision to stay away from the co-operative bank employees' strike was taken after a meeting of office bearers of Gujarat State Co-op Bank Employees' Federation (GSCBEF) on Saturday.

'Dole for 50 lakh youth, if Congress voted in'
Gujarat Congress has announced that if people vote the party to power, it will give monthly allowances of Rs 3,000 ­ Rs 4,000 to the 50 lakh unemployed educated youths in the state.

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Rahul may join Sonia for Indira's birth centenary
Congress president Sonia Gandhi's itinerary for birth centenary celebrations of former prime minister Indira Gandhi has arrived.

Anand Bhawan - Home that gave wings to Indira's political flight

Congress stalwarts to grace Indira's birth anniversary event
Congress president Sonia Gandhi would inaugurate a photography exhibition on the November 21, which will be organized as part of the anniversary celebrations at Swaraj Bhawan and Anand Bhawan.

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Cop-student interface scheme to return
Last week's incident where two college students attacked several passers-by has not only left police red faced but has also raised questions on the efficacy of the administration to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

Headmaster in vigilance net
The in-charge headmaster of the primary school at Garabaganda village in Ganjam's Sheragada block, Dillip Kumar Acharya, 53, was arrested by vigilance sleuths here on Saturday for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets worth over Rs 2 crore against his known sources of income.

Sabyasachi Panda wants to exchange his notes
Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has moved court for exchange of his high denomination notes that were seized from him by police at the time of his arrest from here two years ago.

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Kanpur train derailment: Husband rushes to accident spot at Pukhrayan to help wife
Kusum Singh was one of only, seven passengers who survived in the coach S-2 of the ill-fated train, according to her husband Sanjay Singh to reached the accident spot. She boarded for Benaras from Bhopal on Saturday evening. Around 171 passengers boarded from Bhopal on the Indore-Patna express.

Kanpur train accident: Passenger claims was told to relax when he alerted snag
As the Indian railway ministry is yet to figure out actual cause behind the deadly mishap, a 35-year-old Madhya Pradesh man claims to have alerted the railway officers about odd sounds that he heard from under the coach immediately after he boarded from Indore railway station, but was taken lightly.

Kanpur train derailment: MP CM announces Rs 2 lakh compensation to families of deceased
Madhya Pradesh Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs two lakh to the next kin of each of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured passengers travelling by Indore-Patna Express, which derailed near Pukhraya in Kanpur Rural district during wee hours of Sunday.

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Dalit man, parents killed in Haryana, honour killing suspected

SYL serves no public purpose: Punjab to DCs

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