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Salman Khan to attend IFFI 2017 closing ceremony

Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017, to be inaugurated by superstar Shah Rukh Khan here on Monday, will have Salman Khan as the guest at the closing ceremony on November 28. Salman will be joined by a special guest, child artist Matin Rey Tangu, who made his debut in Kabir Khan and Salman's movie Tubelight, read a statement from the festival organis...

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Dangerous web of 'I accept': Where all does your data really end up?

The biggest fallacy in many people's understanding of online data gathering is the widely-held belief that the only real downside to what they willingly offer up online is them seeing a few more harmless ads. Nothing, sadly, could be further from the truth. While ad-targeting is both prominent and increasingly invasive, ads are but the tip of the iceberg, and an ominous mass of other des...

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Vivo V7 with 24MP selfie camera in India at Rs 18,990

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) After a successful run of its selfie-focused flagship smartphone V7+ in India, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Monday launched V7 with 24MP selfie and 16MP rear camera for Rs 18,990. Available in Champagne Gold and Matte Black colours, Vivo V7 will reach retail stores from November 25. The device was available for pre-booking orders on Flipkart from Monday. ...

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HP introduces new lineup of OMEN gaming notebooks in India

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) At a time when online gaming is gaining a foothold in the country, HP on Monday introduced a new line-up of its fastest growing OMEN gaming notebooks. HP OMEN 15 and OMEN 17 laptops feature the latest NVIDIA 10 Series GTX graphics, high-resolution display with optional G-Sync technology and a single-access service panel to upgrade RAM and storage. The OM...

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China violates citizens' privacy: Rights group

Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) A rights group on Monday asked the Chinese government to stop building big data policing platforms to store personal information of its population, calling it a violation of privacy rights. The Human Rights Watch's statement said the Police Cloud was designed to track and predict the activities of activists, dissidents and ethnic minorities, and does not comply wit...

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Apple served with search warrant over Texas church shooting

San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) Luxury US tech-giant Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, the media reported. The gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on November 5 and opened fire. He later killed himself. According to a San A...

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BRICS scientists plan nanotheranostics for simultaneous cancer diagnosis, treatment

Moscow, Nov 20 (IANS) Cancer therapy a la paintball? Three teams from BRICS countries, including Russia and India, plan to embark on a project that uses the benefits of nanotechnology to simultaneously bundle both diagnostics and therapy into one package for treating cancer just like paintball activity. Dubbed nananotheranostics' (abridged from therapy-diagnostic), this emerging advanced...

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58 Army men ride motorbike in Bengaluru for world record

Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) In a spectacular display of daredevilry, 58 men of the Indian Army set a world record on Sunday by riding a single motorcycle at the IAF base in the city's northern outskirts, official sources said. The 58-member motorcycle team of the Army Service Corps (ASC) christened 'Tornadoes' set another world record by riding a 500cc Royal Enfield motorbike for 1,200 metr...

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Tesla launches powerbank at $45

San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) Electric car maker Tesla has released a powerbank that can charge Android phone or iPhone on the go. The device, priced at $45, comes with with USB, microUSB and Apple lightning connections. It uses a single 18650 cell with 3,350mAh capacity that's also found in its Model S and X electric vehicles, Engadget.com reported on Saturday. It was designed af...

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Journalist Manik Banerjee, Lt Col Jamwal receive mountaineering awards

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran mountaineer and journalist Manik Banerjee has been awarded the lifetime achievement award by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) in recognition of his contribution to mountaineering over four decades, an IMF release said on Sunday. Banerjee was presented the 'Nain Singh Kishen Singh Lifetime Achievement Award' for 2017 for the promotion of mountain...

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Researchers develop novel motion sensors

New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed new motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology. For sensor technology, you need it to be flexible, you need it to be affordable and you need it to be scalable, said Richard Liang, director of the High-Performance Materials Institute and professor at the FAMU-FSU Colle...

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How to avoid germs in public washroom

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) After using a public toilet, there are chances of getting infections. On the occasion of World Toilet Day on Sunday, experts suggest carrying toilet seat sprays, hand sanitizers and wipes while travelling. Vikas Bagaria, founder of PeeSafe, and Renu Malik, gynaecologist at Radix Health Care, have given a few inputs: * Urination devices: Waterproof funnel ...

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Vishesh Bhatt to get back to directing in 2018

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Mukesh Bhatts son Vishesh made his directorial debut with Murder 3 in 2013 but then focussed more on production. He says his father has brought back the passion in him to direct a film and he will get back on the directors chair next year. While he is at it putting together content-driven projects together with various filmmakers and writers, Vishesh told IANS in...

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IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday night has created a major controversy with AIADMK leaders calling it unfortunate and regretful but Chief Minister K. Palaniswami laid the blame squarely on the doors of V.K. Sasikala and her family for the action. J. Deepa, niece of Jayalalithaa, termed the ra...

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Amid controversy 48th IFFI gets underway on Monday

Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) Even as the controversy surrounding the dropping of two films Nude and S. Durga from the screening schedule of the 48th IFFI continues, India's largest film event gets underway on Monday, with over 195 films from 82 countries scheduled for screening over 10 days. The festival which kicks off on November 20 in Panaji, will screen 10 world premieres, 10 Asian and inte...

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Educational bodies must adapt to newer technologies: President

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Calling for an inter-disciplinary approach to answer the requirements of the future, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said leading educational institutions will need to adapt to the changing technologies. Speaking at the 94th annual convocation of the University of Delhi, the President also said that universities would need to innovate in terms of academic c...

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Huawei accidentally installs GoPro Quik app on some handsets: Report

Shenzhen (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Chinese handset maker and networking company Huawei is reportedly installing a third-party application named GoPro Quik on some devices without notifying the users or asking for consent. A number of Huawei users have reported their phones have suddenly been equipped with GoPro's Quik video editing app, Android Planet reported late on Friday. The in...

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Sasikala family to be blamed for IT raids at Jayalalithaa's residence

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Saturday blamed jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala and her family for the Income Tax (IT) raids at late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's residence late on Friday night. J. Deepa, niece of Jayalalithaa, also termed the raid a conspiracy of the Sasikala family. She said the IT officials did not inform her about the raid. ...

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Jaya's niece blames Sasikala for IT raids at aunt's house

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Saturday blamed jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala and her family for the Income Tax (IT) raids at late Chief Minister and her aunt J. Jayalalithaa's residence late on Friday night. Speaking to reporters here Jayakumar said it is painful to note the IT raids at Jayalalithaa's residence. It is the family of Sasik...

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Apple postpones launch of HomePod speaker until 2018

San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Apple has delayed the launch of its smart home speaker HomePod until 2018 and reportedly said that it needed more time to work on it. We can't wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple's breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it's ready for our customers, The Verge quoted an Apple spokesperson as saying late Frida...

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