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    Matrimonial sites must verify users with valid IDs: Centre

    New Delhi: To check misuse of matrimonial websites, the government wants them to mandatorily authenticate users with true copies of identity and address proofs, check posting of obscene materials and guard against becoming dating platforms, reports PTI.

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    Online shopping triggers jump in kidswear sales

    New Delhi: Swati Bisht, a mother of two girls – Sneha, 9, and Sakshi, 6 – was never a shopaholic until her two daughters pushed her to the local mall. Even at this tender age, Sneha and Sakshi are so brand conscious that they are the guiding force behind their parents’ shopping decisions.

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    Using Wi-Fi illegally is theft, says Saudi fatwa

    Riyadh : A Saudi Arabian scholar has issued a fatwa against using another person’s Wi-Fi without permission, in line with the Islamic ruling that theft was forbidden. The fatwa was made by Ali Al Hakami, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars which advises the Saudi King on religious matters. “Taking advantage of the Wi-Fi service illegally or without the knowledge of other beneficiaries or providers is not allowed,” said Ali

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    Facebook announces text understanding engine ‘DeepText’.

    New Delhi: Social media giant Facebook on Thursday announced the development of a new artificial intelligence (AI) system called ‘DeepText’ that can analyse what people are writing about in posts with near-human accuracy across 20 languages, reports IANS.

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    Women find men wearing deodorant more masculine

    London: Men who wear deodorant are perceived to be more masculine by women, but that this is not the case for those who already have high levels of masculinity, a new study has found. The study by researchers at University of Stirling in the UK has found that men who are perceived low in masculinity can significantly increase this by applying deodorant, reports IANS.

  • This software turns users’ webcams into eye-trackers

    New York: A new software developed by scientists at the Brown University in the US can help website owners and developers to determine which page or content a visitor is looking at, reports IANS.

  • London’s Tower Bridge to temporarily shut for major facelift

    London: London’s world famous Tower Bridge will be shut for three months starting from October 1 for a major facelift, authorities announced on Thursday. The closure to all road traffic will enable important structural repair and maintenance works to take place on the 122-year-old drawbridge, the City of London Corporation said.

  • Dubai to develop largest concentrated solar power projects

    Dubai: The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Thursday said it will launch concentrated solar power (CSP) projects to generate 1,000 megawatts by 2030. The DEWA said the projects aim to raise the total power output to 25 per cent, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Teens find social media ‘likes’ as rewarding as chocolates

    Los Angeles: The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are triggered when teenagers see a large number of ‘likes’ on their photos or those of peers on social networking sites, a new study has found. Researchers from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) told 32 teenagers, aged 13-18 years that they were participating in a small social network similar to the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram.

  • Messi appears at Barcelona court in his tax fraud trial

    Barcelona: Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi arrived on Thursday at a court here, where he faces three charges of tax fraud. The FC Barcelona star, who was accompanied by his father Jorge and brother, arrived by car driven by an employee from the Catalan club amid great media interest, reports Efe.

  • Sania moves into French Open mixed doubles semis

    Paris: India’s tennis star Sania Mirza and her mixed doubles partner Ivan Dodig beat Jan Chan and Max Mirnyi to move into the semi-finals of the French Open tennis tournament here on Thursday. The second seeds won the contest in the tie-breaker with a 6-1, 3-6, 10-6 on Court 2.

  • ICC admits to purposely putting India, Pakistan in same group

    London: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has admitted that it deliberately tries to put India and Pakistan in the same group at world events as it is hugely important for the success of tournaments. India and Pakistan are set to meet in the group stage of Champions Trophy in England next year, making the mouthwatering clash a reality for the fifth tournament in succession.

  • Lalit Modi extradition: MEA to approach UK after ED response

    New Delhi: External Affairs Ministry will approach the UK for extradition of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, facing money laundering charges, once the Enforcement Directorate investigating the case has responded to certain suggestions made by it in the matter.

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    Indian economy to more than double to $5 tn in few years: FM

    Osaka: The Indian economy will more than double to USD 5 trillion in a “matter of few years” as the government steps up on its reforms agenda to accelerate growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

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    Unhappy over Rahul’s elevation, Ajit Jogi hints to float new party

    New Delhi: Raising a banner of revolt, senior Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi today threatened to form a new party and attacked his parent party as “B team” of BJP there, drawing sharp reaction from the AICC.

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    Colaba Fire Update: 15 fire-tenders, Navy pressed into action

    A major fire has broken out in a building near the Regal Cinema in South Mumbai’s Colaba area. The entire area has been cordoned off, and traffic movement has been diverted through other routes.

  • New wearable device could predict, prevent asthma attacks

    New York: Asthma patients may soon do away with their inhalers as researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks.