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Amnesty campaigns against Apple over privacy issues in China

Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Amnesty International has launched a new campaign against Apple for allegedly making the data of Chinese iCloud users available to the government, the NGO announced on Thursday. On February 28, Apple handed over the operation of its iCloud service for Chinese users to Guizhou-Cloud Big Data, a move which affects all photos, documents, contacts, messages and other...

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Now Rajasthan synonymous with IT and technology: Raje

Jaipur, March 21 (IANS) Now Rajasthan is no more limited to history tales, but stands synonymous with the IT industry and technology which is sure to bring in golden future for the state, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said on Wednesday. IT can bring in a positive change in our lives and called youths to excel in this stream to emerge winners in this competitive world, she said at the co...

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India warns Facebook, Zuckerberg of action over data breach

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India on Wednesday warned social media giant Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of stringent action including summoning him over misuse of data to allegedly influence electoral process. As Law Minister of India let me make it very, very clear. We fully support freedom of press, freedom of speech and expression and free exchange of ideas on social media.

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Melania Trump launches campaign against cyberbullying

Washington, March 21 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has formally launched her campaign to combat cyberbullying of children and teenagers despite scepticism about the initiative due to the insults that her husband and President Donald Trump regularly broadcasts on Twitter. Melania Trump on Tuesday held her first public act on the initiative, which she had promised during the 2016 US p...

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Indian chess Olympiad team starts training for medal playing TT

Chennai, March 21 (IANS) India's top chess players have started gearing up for a podium finish in the Olympiad -- to be held at Batumi in Georgia this September -- by, well, starting their day playing table tennis. Playing table tennis is part of the physical exercise for the Indian Olympiad team members at the coaching camp currently being held in a five-star hotel in Delhi. Che...

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The CSR in Swachh Bharat

A Swachh marathon conducted by the Dettol company, Reckitt Benckiser, in collaboration with NDTV, as part of the Swachch Banega India project, takes the discussion on sanitation into the drawing rooms of the middle and upper classes. With brand ambassadors like Amitabh Bachchan hosting the show, people look up and watch. Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair, India Sanitation coalition, an industry as...

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Siliguri artist bags 10 lakh cash prize, 3-month residency in Scotland

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Biplap Sarkar is a fresh and talented artist from Siliguri but his artistic journey has found new boost after he was announced as the seventh recipient of Glenfiddichs Emerging Artist of the Year 2018. The announcement was made at the Bestcollegeart.com Gallery here in New Delhi over a showcase of the works by top five finalists. Biplap's body of work ...

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Bayern, Leverkusen lose in Bundesliga

Berlin, March 19 (IANS) Leipzig came from behind to beat runaway leaders Bayern Munich 2-1 while bottom side Cologne upset Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 at the closer of the 27th round of Bundesliga football action. Bayern Munich's 18-game unbeaten streak came to an end as Leipzig's Naby Keita and Timo Werner turned the tide to reap crucial points for a UEFA Champions League berth on Sunday, repo...

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IITians should aspire to achieve best for society: President

Bhubaneswar, March 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said IITians should aspire to achieve the best not only for themselves but also for society, the nation and world at large. Addressing the sixth convocation of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar here, he said that IITians are fortunate to have received a world-class education and have a moral obligation to pay...

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All of us owe Aamir Khan: 'Hindi Medium' director

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Saket Chaudhary's directorial Hindi Medium is set to release in China, where Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's fan base multiplied with the success of his film Dangal. The director thinks everyone owes Aamir for showing initiative and vision in taking Hindi cinema to a new audience. After Aamir's Secret Superstar and Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Hindi ...

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Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey? Do not write a business plan

Title: Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Do; Author: Carl J. Schramm; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 499 The entrepreneurial process involves innumerable notions like starting really early in life or the necessity of being a college drop-out, or even that the whole process requires an actual written plan for the idea to flourish. However, neither all succ...

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LGBT activists slam Kolkata school for accusing students of lesbianism

Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) LGBT members and activists have slammed the actions of a school here, terming it human rights violation and desensitisation of societal institutions, after the all-girl institute allegedly forced 10 of its students to write confessional statements about their lesbian acts in its premises. The activists also denounced the comments of West Bengal Education Minister...

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British Council to felicitate 100 Indian women

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) As many as 100 Indian women will be awarded the British Council's 70th Anniversary Scholarships to mark the organisation's 70th anniversary in India here on Saturday. It is the organisation's largest investment in a scholarship programme in India, according to a top official. The UK-India Year of Culture saw many new concepts and digital ideas coming to life. T...

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How a couple took 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' to new heights -- three decades ago

Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) Sulochana Chaudhary, a mother of three successful daughters, was watching TV with keen interest as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the audience while launching the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in Jhunjhunu on March 8. But long before the girl child became a campaign slogan for the current Prime Minister, Sulochana went against all odds to educate her c...

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'The Square': Weird, wise and frustrating

Starring: Claes Bang, Elizabeth Moss, Terry Notary; Directed by Ruben Ostlund; Rating: * 1/2 Look, I enjoy deviant cinema as much as any cerebral critic who goes to the movies for some serious mental manipulation. But The Square left me aggravated and exasperated beyond the norms of cinematic exploration. It is just not fair to weigh down a film with so many disembodied episode...

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Of women in business, quest, mystery and truths for children

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Are women getting their due at workplaces or are they being overlooked? What happens when a devastated man embarks on a quest to find the recipient of his donated kidney? IANS book shelf for this weekend presents an exciting array of books that, apart from answering these questions, also feature a thrilling mystery novel and a book for children where 10 idea-shapers hav...

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Evolution dislikes people who are too intelligent, scientists find -- thank God

As the years go by, this columnist becomes increasingly aware of the vital importance of being stupid. Consider the evidence. My rational friends said cryptocoins were stupid. An irrational friend of a friend launched one and made a fortune. My rational friends said marriage was stupid. My irrational friends got hitched and have lovely families. My rational friends said b...

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Trump decides to remove National Security Adviser

Washington, March 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser and was actively discussing potential replacements, The Washington Post reported. The turbulence is part of a broader potential shake-up under consideration by Trump that is likely to include senior officials at the White House, informed sources told The Post late Th...

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Britain to build new chemical weapons defence centre

London, March 16 (IANS) Britain's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced plans to build a new $67 million Chemical Weapons Defence Centre. It will be based at Porton Down in Wiltshire, home of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, and will be built on what Williamson described as Britain's world class expertise. He said the new centre will maintain Britain's cu...

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Congress to make plenary 'worker-centric', likely to spell out stance on alliances

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Congress is expected to state its position on alliances for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and unveil a vision document at its plenary beginning here on Friday with party chief Rahul Gandhi keen on making the three-day event worker-centric and not leader-centric. The plenary, being held after eight years, will ratify Rahul Gandhi's election as Congress President ...

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