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Prabhas to Marry Vizag Industrialist’s Granddaughter?

Prabhas, who is currently on a vacation in US is likely to continue his stoy for some more time as his next film shooting is also scheduled to be done there. But what he is missing from the homeland is the gossip war over his marriage plans. Now that the so-called harmonious chemistry between Baahubali actor and Devasena actress is ...

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New Research Junks 150-year-old dinosaur temperature debate

New evidence has ended 150-year-old debate on the nature of dinosaurs’ body temperatures and how they influenced activity levels. Research by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists, including John Eiler of the California Institute of Technology, indicates that some dinosaurs had the capacity to elevate their body temperatures using heat sources in the environment, such as the sun. The researchers also believe ...

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India Blocks 857 Porn Websites; Clamour for Personal Liberty in Focus

Internet users in India were outraged as the news spread that multiple pornographic websites have been blocked by the government unilaterally without any debate or discussion. Telecom operators and internet service providers (ISPs) have reportedly been asked by the government of India to block 857 pornographic websites after the Supreme Court declined to pass an interim order to ban pornography websites ...

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What’s on surface of black hole? Indian-origin scientist says no firewwalls

When Indian origin scientist samir Mathur used the principles of string theory to show that black holes are actually tangled-up balls of cosmic strings, his “fuzzball theory” had cascading effect on other physicists who tried to build on it further concluding that the surface of the fuzzball was actually a firewall. According to the firewall theory, the surface of the ...

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UPSC Civil Services Exam Pattern to Change Soon?

Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister in the PMO, assured his party’s youth wing students from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Saturday that the Modi government wiull do away with rural and urban divide in recruiting future civil servants. The Civil Services exam for the IAS and Allied Services is held by the Union Public services Commission (UPSC) every year and ...

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Earth Day Comes and Goes, Who’s Really Bothered?

Come April 22, the earthlings introspect whether they have done any damage to the planet earth they are living in. If so, how to correct the damage done in the past and who should pay how much in the present for such green funds tops the agenda. Ever since 1970 when the first Earth Day was observed, the successive generations ...

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What is Net Neutrality?

Withe Net Neutrality row, here are some basics about what it is and how it benefits or belies our faith in rule of law in Internet era. * The expression “network neutrality” was coined by American academic Tim Wu in his paper Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination that came out in 2003 and he then popularised the concept. What does net ...

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Net neutrality in India still a myth, but don’t log off now

By Aparajita Gupta Amid the raging debate globally over net neutrality, which has evoked a strong reaction from stakeholders in India, domain experts feel that an unshackled access to the Internet world isn’t feasible in India yet but attempts must continue for egalitarianism. “Building a net neutral network is technologically not possible to implement. It’s a utopian idea – no ...

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After Flipkart, Cleartrip Joins Net Neutrality Bandwagon, Exits FaceBook’s Internet.Org

Following Flipkart example, Cleartrip.com, a travel website has exited from Facebook’s Internet.org saying on second thought it found the non-mentization membership still violated the principle of Net Neutrality. For instance, Internet.org allows only Microsoft’s Bing.com and no other search engines, thus clearly violating the principle of Net Neutrality. But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg defends it saying it can co-exist with ...

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Time to Scrap IAS ?

D.K. Ravi Kumar’s death, purportedly by committing suicide, is a telling reason why the higher echelons of the country should overhaul the Indian Administrative Service or Indian Police Service, as they cannot ensure their independence and safety any more. The hype around the IAS was created on the lines of ICS that was reminiscent of the colonial masters’ tool to ...

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E-Cigarettes help smokers quit, ban not required, goes on AAAS debate

Electronic cigarettes have been shown to be effective in helping smokers quit and many believe them to be much safer than cigarettes. But the debate rages on. Today at AAAS, a panel of global advocacy, ethical, policy, health, toxicology and industry experts from Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and USA debated whether electronic cigarettes killing users softly or ...

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Delhi Elections: It is Arvind Kejriwal V/S Kiran Bedi in Capital

After a day BJP declared former police officer Kiran Bedi as its Chief Ministerial candidate of Delhi assembly poll, the Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will file his nominations for the same today. All the speculations came to an end after the declaration on Monday by BJP. Addressing a press conference, Party President Amit Shah announced, “Kiran Bedi will ...

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Paid vs Free Ad-based Model: Zuckerberg Takes Shot at Apple CEO Tim Cook

Reacting to Apple chief Tim Cook’s criticism that the recent ad-centric businesses like Google and Facebook are not in “alignment with customers”, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg depicted it as the “most ridiculous concept.” In an interview with Time magazine, Zuckerberg said, “What, you think because you’re paying Apple that you’re somehow in alignment with them? If you were in alignment ...

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