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Mark Zuckerberg apologies for Facebook data leak

After all-around thwarting criticism over Facebook data privacy, the social media giant's CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologised before Congress. In the testimony, he accepted that the company didn't take enough preventive measures to avoid any such situation. "Facebook is an idealistic and optimistic company. For most of our existence, we focused on

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Strict rules for MPs ahead of a day-long fast: BJP

New Delhi: Ahead of the pro-Dalit agitation flooding social media, the ruling party has set strict regulations in advance of a day-long fast by its MPs to protest the washout of Parliament's Budget session allegedly by opposition parties. Senior BJP leaders have instructed party men to avoid eating at public places

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Transgenders to get individual status in PAN application; enables them to link it with Aadhaar

New Delhi: With an aim to deliver all facilities to the transgenders the Narendra Modi-led government has introduced the independent category in gender section of Permanent Account Number (PAN) application form. Henceforth, the people related to above category will be able to fill their gender as independent while obtaining PAN

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PM Modi lashes out at opposition for dividing the country

Motihari: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lashed out at opposition allegedly dividing the country. Addressing the National Convention of 'Swachhagrahis' in Bihar's Motihari district he said, "They (opposition) are creating hurdles in the work of the government from the streets to Parliament. Today you have a government at the Centre

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Truck overturns in Maharashtra leaving 18 workers dead

Mumbai: A speeding truck overturned in western Maharashtra’s Satara district during the wee hours on Tuesday which killed 18 laborers and left 15 others injured. The police suspect that the driver dozed off and lost control of the vehicle while managing a difficult turn, leading to the mishap. The truck was carrying

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Indigo offloads doctor who complained about mosquitoes in flight, probe ordered

Lucknow: The Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday ordered a probe against IndiGo airline in the incident of deplaning a passenger allegedly complaining about mosquitoes in flight. Dr Saurabh Rai, a prominent heart surgeon from Bengaluru, was forcibly offloaded from the Indigo flight 6E

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21st Commonwealth Games: Heena Sidhu wins gold in shooting

Australia: Heena Sidhu wins gold in the women's 25m Pistol event on Tuesday. This is the Indian shooter's second medal at Gold Coast as she had won Silver in the 10m Air Pistol event. 28 year old has taken her Commonwealth Games medal tally to four. Sidhu set the Commonwealth Games

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Supreme Court clears decks for release of movie 'Nanak Shah Fakir' based on Guru Nanak Dev's life

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday showed green flag to the release of the movie 'Nanak Shah Fakir' on April 13. The movie is based on the life and teachings of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev. The matter was sub-judice before SC after the apex Sikh body

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1.86 lakh bulletproof jackets: Govt signs mega deal

New Delhi: The Defense Ministry has signed a contract worth nearly Rs 640 crore for the long-pending demand of the Indian Army for more than 1.86 lakh bullet-proof jackets. In a statement, the ministry said the contract was finalized after "successful" field evaluation trials. The contract has been bagged by indigenous

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Bhim Rao Ambedkar traps in the Saffron-Blue game

A statue of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh, which was vandalised by miscreants last days, grabbed the headlines Tuesday after the reports that it has been rebuilt and painted with saffron. Interestingly, soon after the media reports a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Himendra Gautam

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