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Maharashtra woman cop will remain in service - as policeman

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Maharashtra government on Thursday said it had decided to permit a woman cop to undergo a sex change operation and continue in the state police as a 'policeman'. Yes, I have requested the Director General of Police (Satish Mathur) to consider her case favourably, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told IANS. Woman constable Lalita...

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Maharashtra to permit woman cop to continue in service as policeman

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Maharashtra government on Thursday said it had decided to permit a woman cop to undergo a sex-change operation and continue in the state police as a 'policeman'. Yes, I have requested Director General of Police (Satish Mathur) to consider her case favourably, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told IANS. Woman constable Lalita Kum...

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Early life in India dating 2,000 mn years discovered

Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) A city-based geologist has discovered 2,000-million-year-old prokaryotic microfossils -- considered to be the earliest form of life -- from the Indian subcontinent in the Gwalior basin of the Bundelkhand region near Jhansi. The discovery by Naresh Ghose, formerly geology professor at Patna University, was reported at the recent annual convention of the Indian Geo...

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New Facebook tool to help users check Russian activity

San Francisco, Nov 23 (IANS) In a move to tackle Russian activity on its platform, Facebook has announced to create a tool where users can see if they are engaged with Pages linked to Russian propaganda. The tool will enable people on Facebook to learn which of its Pages or Instagram accounts backed by Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency they may have liked or followed between Januar...

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China orders Skype withdrawal from Apple's app store, other platforms

Beijing, Nov 22 (IANS) Popular communications application Skype and other similar calling apps are no longer available on US tech giant Apple's app store in China and other platforms due to an order by the government. We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) apps do not comply with local law therefore these apps have be...

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Hackers stole data of 57 mn Uber customers, drivers in 2016

San Francisco/New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) In a startling revelation, ride-hailing platform Uber has disclosed that two hackers inappropriately accessed names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers and drivers and the license numbers of around 600,000 drivers. In a blog post on Wednesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi revealed that the company in late 2016 became aware that ...

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Great to be an Indian in the US right now: YouTube star Vidya Vox

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) US-based YouTube star Vidya Vox says that, while growing up, she tried to shun her Indian heritage as she was often bullied in school. But she is now 100 per cent proud of her roots and feels it is great to be an Indian in the US right now. Vidya Iyer, better known by her stage name Vidya Vox, was born in the Indian city Madras (now Chennai), grew up in Virginia,...

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Hackers stole data of 57 mn Uber customers, drivers in 2016

San Francisco, Nov 22 (IANS) In a startling revelation, ride-hailing platform Uber has disclosed that two hackers inappropriately accessed in 2016 names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers and drivers, and the license numbers of around 600,000 drivers. In a blog post on Wednesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi revealed that the company has learned that in late 2016, i...

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Hyderabad getting decked up for Ivanka's visit

Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) With less than a week left for Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), this Information Technology hub is getting decked up for the delegates from 150 countries, especially US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump. The roads, many of them battered in rains, are being recarpetted with municipal workers filling up potholes and covering the open manholes. ...

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Odisha to seek GI tag for 'Jagannath Rasagola'

Bhubaneswar, Nov 21 (IANS) The Odisha government has decided to apply for Geographical Indication (GI) tag for 'Jagannath Rasagola' instead of 'Odishara Rasagola', said an official on Tuesday. The director of industries, on the basis of a comprehensive report prepared after taking the views of legal experts and various stakeholders on the issue, has recommended the MSME department file f...

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Trump administration asks SC to allow entire travel ban

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's administration has asked the Supreme Court to allow the latest version of its controversial travel ban to go fully into effect, pending appeal, the media reported. The third version of the travel ban places varying levels of restrictions on foreign nationals from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somal...

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Effects of globalisation: Chronicling the transformation of Indian food

Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Though its origin isn't exactly Indian, chicken tikka masala has strangely epitomised Indian food across the world, and has remained a hackneyed icon. And, despite having a huge history of food in our country, an often misunderstood curry is all that comes to mind globally when one talks about Indian food. This makes one wonder how certain dishes get world recogn...

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Nilekanis donate half of wealth to philanthropy

Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Infosys co-founder and Non-Executive Chairman Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini Nilekani have pledged to donate half of their wealth to philanthropy. The Nilekanis had announced their decision to donate their wealth through a letter on November 8 that was put up on the website of 'The Giving Pledge'. Nandan Nilekani, who was also the Chairman of the Uni...

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BSES' app for consumers to verify ID of visiting staff

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) To check the menace of imposters extorting money posing as electricity distribution company (discom) officials, BSES on Monday announced the launch of an app to verify the identity of its inspection staff. The introductive of this innovative solution by BSES, one of the two electricity distribution companies of Delhi, follows numerous instances of fake discom ...

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Two dailies booked for militant picture goof-up in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday booked two newspapers for publishing a fake picture and captioning it as a slain nephew of Pakistan based LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Police said an FIR had been lodged against two newspapers for passing off a Jammu based civilian Majid Khatana as the militant killed in Hajin encounter on Saturday. The two newspa...

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Secret Service nabs attempted White House fence jumper

Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) The US Secret Service nabbed an individual who had attempted to jump a security barrier on the north side of the White House, a media report said. The agency said in a tweet that someone tried to jump the bike rack barrier along the Pennsylvania Avenue about 8 a.m. on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. US President Donald Trump was reportedly inside th...

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Four Kerala women apply to perform Haj sans 'mehram'

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Four Muslim women from Kerala have applied to go on Haj without 'mehram or male guardian, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday. Four Muslim women from Kerala have filled the form to go on Haj without a mehram. Earlier, women were not allowed to go on Haj without accompanying mehram. The Narendra Modi government has allowed willing wo...

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Man's body with slit marks found in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) A 30-year-old man's body bearing slit marks was found lying under a stationary truck laden with cement bags in the national capital, police said on Saturday. Police said the body was spotted by some local traders in Ghazipur Paper Market of east Delhi when the driver moved the truck. Prima facie, it seems that the man had been killed somewhere else on Fri...

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Three women mowed down by train in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Three women labourers were mowed down by a long-distance train on Saturday while they were crossing the tracks on the Western Railway here, police said. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways) A.P. Karad, the accident occurred at around 12.30 p.m., when the victims had completed their work and were proceeding from Goregaon station to Malad in north-wes...

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Delhi woman alleges rape by taxi driver, aide in Greater Noida

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A woman has alleged she was raped by a cab driver and his associate for over five hours and robbed of her valuables before being dumped in Greater Noida, police said. Police said there are some contradictions in the woman's statement and are verifying it. The incident occurred on the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday when the victim had taken a cab f...

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