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    Business travellers’ data more at theft risk than money: report

    New Delhi: Business travellers, particularly senior executives, are more likely to be mugged of valuable private and corporate data than money as they travel abroad, a report by Russia-based software security group revealed on Tuesday, reports IANS. One in five persons have been a target of cyber crime while abroad — rising to almost a third (31 per cent) of senior business managers — the report found. “This shows us that cyber crime

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    900 mn Indians live in two rooms or less

    For 10 years, Degal Srimangar Sao, 26, has been sleeping in the corridor of a central Mumbai commercial complex, where he delivers tea every two hours to busy corporate employees. Vijay, as he prefers to be called in Mumbai, is from Kharkatto, a village of 300 homes and 1,765 people – nearly 1,800 km northeast of Mumbai – in Hazaribagh district in the Gangetic-plains Hindi-heartland state of Jharkhand. His nine-member extended family

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    ‘Love’ word rules on Twitter profiles

    London: If you think love for someone or something is disappearing from online conversations, you are probably wrong. An analysis of self-identifying labels in Twitter profile descriptions has revealed that words “love” and/or “lover” figure among the top 10 profile terms used in every country in Europe, reports IANS.

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    Cartoon characters as super veggies help kids eat healthy

    New York: Influencing kids to make the right food choice could be a lot easier for parents as researchers have found that children exposed to animated cartoon characters that take the shapes of healthy vegetables such as carrots or cucumber are more likely to eat salad on their own, reports IANS.

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    How genes guide our response to pathogens

    London: Have you ever wondered why some healthy people cannot defend themselves well against bacteria or fungi while others may get away with mild symptoms? Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, believe that genetic factors that control the immune cell response to pathogens could partly explain this varied response, says IANS.

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    Discovered: Supermassive black hole in distant galaxy

    London: A team of Swedish astronomers has discovered a growing supermassive black hole in the centre of a galaxy located 70 million light years from Earth, says IANS. The team, led by astronomers from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology, discovered the black hole in the centre of galaxy named “NGC 1377” with the help of Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile.

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    New customisable vaccine can fight Ebola, H1NI quickly

    Washington: MIT scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new easily customisable vaccine that can be rapidly deployed in response to disease outbreaks such as Ebola and H1N1 influenza, says PTI. The vaccine, that can be manufactured in one week, consists of strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA, which can be designed to code for any viral, bacterial, or parasitic protein, researchers said.

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    Half of men who buy sex are in a relationship

    London: Debunking the prevalent stereotypes about men who pay for sex, researchers have found that the majority of them do not fit the image of violent, careless misogynists. Rather, they are people who are in a relationship, including marriage, the study suggests, according to IANS.

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    Ali Fazal – Zarine Khan: What’s cooking?

    Should you spot cozy holiday pics of Ali Fazal and Zarine Khan, it would be easy to jump to the conclusion that this could be B-town’s latest link-up. However, it’s all professional here. Ali, who is currently underway to wrap the shoot for Prakash Raj’s TADKA in which he’s paired opposite Taapsee Pannu, has come together with yet another actress. He stars opposite Zarine Khan in a new music video by T

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    Bollywood turned its back during my father’s bad phase: Monjoy

    Actor-producer Joy Mukerji had an illustrious film career with back-to-back hits, but his son Monjoy says when the star hit a rough patch, nobody from the film industry stood by his side. Joy made his film debut opposite Sadhana in 1960 with “Love in Simla” and went on to give several hits like “Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon”, “Love in Tokyo” and “Ziddi”.

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    Raaz Reboot’s first character poster

    The character posters of RAAZ REBOOT, the fourth installment of the horror franchise, were released. Director Vikram Bhatt unveiled the first character poster with his leading man Emraan Hashmi on social media, followed by that of Kriti Kharbanda. The film has been produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar.

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    Aamir Khan – Proud Daddy

    The star is now happy to introduce his champion daughters in the new poster of DANGAL.The poster image features Aamir as older Mahaveer Singh Phogata long with four young girls, who will be seen playing his onscreen daughters in the film. It exhibits the crux of the film which is a father-daughter story. The poster reads the words ‘म्हारी छोरियाँ छोरों से कम हैं के?’ further highlighting the sentiment of the film.

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    Casting couch, sexual hypocrisy happen worldwide: Sunny Leone

    There’s a certain innate honesty about Sunny Leone that comes across even when discussing potentially tricky topics like the casting couch and sexual hypocrisy. As to the former, she reveals that it happens all over the world, not just in India. She points out that with her background, it’s hard to believe but the fact is that she has worked with the best but always on her terms.

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    China, Japan fighter jets clash over disputed islands

    Beijing: Chinese and Japanese fighter jets had a close encounter over the disputed waters in the East China Sea last month as two planes from each side came face to face several times and locked radars to fire weapons, China’s military said today. Both countries accused each other of pursuing “provocative and aggressive tactics” nearly three weeks after the incident.

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    SC raps Google, Yahoo for failing to check pre-birth test ads

    New Delhi: Supreme Court today pulled up online search engines like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft for failing to check advertisements pertaining to pre-natal sex determination saying they were patently violating Indian law.

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    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit today defended CBI arresting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar even as she questioned the “timing” of the “politically motivated” charges against her pertaining to the alleged multi-crore water tanker scam.

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    French legislators urge intel overhaul after Paris attacks

    Paris: French lawmakers say a parliamentary investigation found multiple intelligence failures before Islamic extremist attacks that killed 147 people in Paris last year, and are urging the creation of a US-style counterterrorism agency. Conservative legislator Georges Fenech, who headed the investigation commission, said all the attackers involved in the 2015 violence had been known to authorities. Some had past convictions or were under judicial surveillance.

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    Portugal defender Pepe in doubt for Euro semi-final against Wales

    Marseille (France): Portugal’s central defender Pepe trained on Tuesday with a physiotherapist outside group training, amid doubts about his participation in Wednesday’s European football championship semi-final against Wales in Lyon. Pepe, who trained with his teammates on Monday, is suffering from a thigh injury and only rejoined the group on Tuesday during the first 15 minutes of training, reports Efe.

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    Terror charges against several suspects in Dhaka attack

    Dhaka: Bangladesh today pressed anti-terrorism charges against several suspects and identified the fifth assailant in the country’s worst terror attack as authorities intensified efforts to unravel the plot behind the brazen assault in which 22 people were slaughtered by Islamists. The charges against the suspects were filed at Gulshan Police Station at midnight, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque said.