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Post Article 370 Move, Centre Redefines Domicile for J&K, Extends it to Those Living in UT for 15 Years

The Union government has notified new rules defining domicile for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. According to this, any person residing in J&K for 15 years, children of officials working in the UT for minimum 10 years and migrants who fulfill the stated conditions can be eligible for domicile. ........Read more

Google reports that 1.5 percent of Chrome's user passwords are unsafe and vulnerable

Google recently announced a new extension for Google Chrome called, "Password Checkup" and it has rolled out for all users. In this feature, Google will check passwords that are used for login and prompt warnings if the password used on a site has been compromised. The recent report by Google, revealed that 1.5 percent of the user passwords are compromised, i.e. over 316,000 passwords. It also suggested that users are unaware of the risk reused and unsafe passwords pose to their financial, government, and email accounts. The risk is more intense when it comes to shopping websites. Once flagged by Google's Password Checkup extension, it was reported that 26 percent of the unsafe passwords are reset by users. The report also revealed that in popular web sites, users are 2.5X more likely to reuse vulnerable passwords, putting their account at risk of hijacking. ........Read more

RBI imposes 20 million rupee fine on Kotak Mahindra Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday fined Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd 20 million rupees ($288,525) for not furnishing details about the shareholdings of its majority stakeholders and its plans for complying with stake dilution norms.........Read more

There were 13 tip-offs about Gadchiroli blast

Revealing a major lapse, security establishments are said to have received 13 intelligence reports about potential attacks on security forces ahead of Wednesday's attack on C-60 commandos in Gadchiroli. The last six alerts were issued on March 21, April 3, April 9, April 11 and April 23 (two on the same day). All of these indicated that Maoists had hatched a detailed plot to target security forces within the limits of Kukheda and Purada police stations in Gadchiroli district.........Read more

Ab tak 3,000: Yogi Adityanath to highlight encounters as govt achievement on Republic Day

Ahead of Republic Day, the list of achievements by the Uttar Pradesh government includes more than 3,000 encounters and 78 killings between March 2017 and mid-July 2018.........Read more

New icons in NCERT books: Bajirao to Maharana Pratap

The revised NCERT textbooks place new emphasis on a fresh set of nationalist icons, many of whom, the BJP and right organisations claim, were deliberately sidelined in the country’s collective memory. ........Read more

Natural antioxidant bilirubin may improve cardiovascular health

Bilirubin, a yellow-orange pigment, is formed after the breakdown of red blood cells and is eliminated by the liver. It's not only a sign of a bruise, it may provide cardiovascular benefits, according to a large-scale epidemiology study. Higher levels of bilirubin meant a lower risk of heart attack, heart failure or stroke.........Read more

Bengaluru is slipping down the global startup hub rankings

A report by Startup Genome lists India’s Silicon Valley as 20th in the global startup ecosystem ranking, down five positions from 2015. This indicates that Bangalore either has a bright future as these startups mature or there’s trouble at the top of the market with acquisitions.........Read more

Intel warns Jaish-e-Mohammed planning more attacks like Sunjuwan; agencies to target terror hideouts in Kashmir

Intelligence sources confirmed that ISI has been able to bring three active terrorist groups — Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen — on the same table for terror activities in Kashmir. Sources pointed out that Jaish-e-Mohammed has been able to establish hideouts in Lurgam, Aripal, Ponzu, Ladhu, Satoora, and Noorpora (Tral) of Awantipora with the help of local modules of Hizbul Mujahideen.........Read more

Are you heartbroken? Psychologist explains what happens to your brain after a heartbreak

Studies found that heartbreak activates the same mechanisms in the brain that get activated when addicts are withdrawing from substances like cocaine and opioids. And, these symptoms of a breakup are so powerful that impacts brain really bad. It affects our ability to think, focus and function in the broadest terms.........Read more

Chinese ban on VPNs and internet control likely to affect its e-commerce sector and scientists

The crackdown threatens to disrupt work and study for millions of Chinese entrepreneurs, scientists, and students who rely on websites they can see only with a VPN. The technology, developed to create secure, encrypted links between computers, allows Chinese web users to see a blocked site by hiding the address from government filters.........Read more

Matrimony.com expected to hit markets with IPO next week: report

Matrimony.com Limited, which runs BharatMatrimony is preparing for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) of worth Rs 500 crore which is slated to be issued on September 11. The IPO will comprise of both fresh issue of shares, and existing share sale via Offer For Sale (OFS) method. Some existing shareholders, including promoters and investors of BharatMatrimony, will use the FOS route to sell their shares, allowing some of them to partially exit.........Read more

Chandigarh stalking case: Who is the other accused Ashish Kumar?

Ashish was on the passenger seat last Friday night when he and his friend Vikas Barala, son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, allegedly stalked DJ Varnika Kundu oin Chandigarh. While the case has made headlines, Ashish, who allegedly got off twice and sought to open Varnika’s car door forcibly, has not got as much attention as Vikas has.........Read more

Today's heroes: Natwarbhai, the 85-year-old Gandhi of Nagaland, was once declared anti-national

Born to a lower-middle class Gujarati family, Natwarbhai was exposed to the freedom struggle and the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi in his formative years. Gandhi’s assassination in 1948 deeply affected him. He vowed to work as a social worker for the rest of his life.........Read more

Meet Anny Divya, The Indian Who Became The World’s Youngest Woman To Captain The Boeing 777

Completing her training by the time she was 19, Anny bagged a job with Air India and since then, there has been no looking back. Post her training, she kick started her flying career with Boeing 737.........Read more

Watch the first teaser for dark sci-fi adventure game Somerville

Last year, not long after the release of the unsettling thriller Inside, Dino Patti left Playdead, the game studio he co-founded in 2006. His goal was to “seek new challenges.” Now, he’s ready to unveil exactly what that next challenge is — a new sci-fi adventure called Somerville.........Read more

ARAI updates ground clearance measurement standards

According to the new standard, the ground clearance of any vehicle needs to be measured with the laden weight. As a result, the ground clearance of a vehicle in India is now defined as the distance between the road surface and the lowest point on the vehicle's underside, when the vehicle is loaded with 4 average adults and a minimum of 90% fuel in the tank.........Read more

Why 'Free' Speech Is Not Always 'Costless'

A recent CBI raid at the premises of the owners of NDTV, over an old case involving a partial waiver of interest on a private bank loan that was settled, has sparked off yet another round of debates and soul-searching about freedom of the media, the spectre of authoritarianism and more broadly, freedom of expression in India.........Read more

The Best 125cc Bikes in India

Indian bike-making manufacturers have considerably focused on designing, developing and launching models pitted against adversaries in the 125cc bike segment. The bike models that fall in this category guarantee basic functionality of speed, performance and fuel efficiency all at an affordable cost making it top the priority list for those who are looking to buy a commuter bike for the first time.........Read more

Mumbai: Fake call centre demanding for nude photos from customers busted

The Thane crime branch in Ambernath has busted a call centre which duped thousands of US citizens. This call centres were intervened during the night of June 8 and 9 and it was found that they would dupe the customers in name of easy loans. A BPO named Rackon enterprise was raided in the Anand Nagar MIDC area of Ambernath.........Read more

Ace Rally Driver Nominated For Arjuna Award

Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) has nominated Indian rally driver Gaurav Gill for the Arjuna Award. The prestigious Arjuna Award is the highest civilian honour for sportspersons.........Read more

New IT rules to beef up Aadhaar

To address privacy and security concerns over Aadhaar, the Centre is in the process of educating government agencies that sensitive data must not be made public, and is drafting amendments to the Information Technology (IT) Act to strengthen provisions for data protection and security.........Read more

SC slaps Rs 1.4-crore fine on two doctors for giving medical asylum to murder-accused politician

The Supreme Court on Tuesday slapped a penalty of Rs 70 lakh each on two doctors from a Gurugram hospital for deliberately giving shelter to a politician accused of murder. The ruling came after an investigation revealed that Balbir Singh, a former legislator of the Indian National Lok Dal, had been admitted to the hospital only to evade arrest.........Read more

Ranji Trophy Quarter-finals: KL Rahul, Karun Nair disappoint as Tamil Nadu fold Karnataka for 88

Karnataka's star-studded batting line-up, comprising the likes of K L Rahul and Karun Nair, collapsed spectacularly as the team folded for 88 against Tamil Nadu on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash here.........Read more

The S-400 will make Pakistani Ballistic Missiles as impotent as Dud Chinese Firecrackers

With only hours before the eighth annual BRICS Summit 2016 opens in Goa, India’s defense forces are anticipating the signing of a $5.85 billion deal for five new-generation Russian S-400 ‘Triumf’ air defense missile systems. The S-400 is believed to be able to engage all types of aerial targets including aircraft and VLO (Very Low Observable) craft. Former Chief of Staff of the Indian Army General Shankar Roy Chowdhury (retd) told The BRICS Post that he is looking forward to the signing of the deal with Russia. ........Read more

GSAT-18 launched successfully on board Ariane-5 from Kourou

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-18 was today successfully launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana.........Read more

A Crucial PM Modi Plan On Indian Defense Is Faltering: Foreign Media

Two years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, his plan to transform India from the world's top weapons buyer into an arms exporter remains unfulfilled.........Read more

Quitting alcohol easier than trying to control drinking

People who aim to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence, a new study has claimed. Those who wish to learn to drink in moderation are not as successful, even when they are treated by a care provider who works........Read more

Leadership made a 'mistake', says Ramgopal; backs Akhilesh

Amid the raging feud in Mulayam Singh Yadav's family, Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav today said the leadership had committed a "mistake" by removing Akhilesh Yadav as party's UP president and that "differences" had arisen due to some "misunderstanding".........Read more

Odisha: 21 dead as bus swerves to avoid hitting kid on bicycle, falls off bridge

At least 21 people including some students were killed when a passenger bus fell 50 feet off a bridge in Odisha’s Angul district this morning. While 14 were killed on the spot, 7 others died in the nearby hospital. Another 30 have been admitted to hospitals in nearby Angul town and Cuttack. Among the injured, at least 15 are stated to be serious.........Read more

Pak Was Nearly on State Sponsors of Terrorism List: Ex-CIA Spook

Robert L Grenier asserted that the decision was almost taken during Bill Clintons tenure in 1993 and 1994.........Read more

Los Angeles airport attack: Police say investigating unconfirmed reports of shots fired

Los Angeles airport police said on Twitter late Sunday they were investigating unconfirmed reports of shots being fired at Los Angeles International airport.........Read more

Punjab politics: Has the ball slipped from Navjot Singh Sidhu's hands like butter from hot paratha?

The former BJP MP enjoys a good reputation for his personal integrity, but he has already lost much political credibility.........Read more

Telangana may have to pay Rs 35,000 crore if it loses to AP in assets battle

The Telangana state government will continue the legal battle in Supreme Court for claiming control of common institutions listed under Schedule X of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.........Read more

National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar dies at 41, tributes pour in

National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar died in Chennai on Sunday due to jaundice, a source said. He was 41.........Read more

Disney has launched its own messaging app called Disney Mix

The app is targeted at kids, pre-teens and their families with a goal to provide a safer alternative as it is built around the needs of kids in mind.........Read more

Subramanian Swamy attacks Rajan again, says 'he was harming economy by hiking interest rates'

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday once again attacked Raghuram Rajan on the monetary policy, over a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had disapproved of his criticism of the RBI chief.........Read more

Smriti Irani's IIM Policy Recast, Government Role Diluted

Smriti Irani's controversial Indian Institute of Management or IIM Bill has been recast and her successor, new Education Minister Prakash Javadekar has signed off on a fresh draft after reaching agreement on several key points with the Prime Minister's Office, NDTV has learnt.........Read more

No One Is Listening Until You Fart

Farts are funny. Talking to your toddler about farts is even funnier. They laugh when they fart as it is a funny feeling. And al........Read more

Digital payments in India seen touching $500 billion by 2020

A Google-BCG report says digital payments industry in India will grow 10 times to touch $500 billion by 2020 and contribute 15% of GDP........Read more

Indian tanks at China border may hurt investments: Chinese media

Beijing, July 21: Criticising the reported deployment of battle tanks by the Indian army near the Indo-China border, Chinese state-run media on Thursday said that the move may affect flow of Chinese investments into the country. “A media report stating that nearly 100 Indian tanks have been positioned near the Indo-China border to counter any …........Read more

Researchers invent 'smart' thread that collects diagnostic data when sutured into tissue

For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads - ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics - that can be sutured through multiple layers of tissue to gather diagnostic data wirelessly in real time, according to a paper published online July 18 in Microsystems & Nanoengineering. The research suggests that the thread-based diagnostic platform could be an effective substrate for a new generation of implantable diagnostic devices and smart wearable systems.........Read more

How Goans get around a monsoon ban on fishing (and it’s legal and environmentally friendly too)

Artisanal fisheries and estuarine fish have long played a role in sustaining coastal communities during the monsoon, when seafood is scarce.........Read more

Day after Babri demolition, Narasimha Rao kept tabs on Sonia Gandhi courtesy the IB

She in turn used Congress leaders to keep an eye on him, says new book. Author Vinay Sitapati, who got unprecedented access to Rao’s personal papers, writes for The Indian Express.........Read more

The Gunshot That Reshaped the World

In June 1914, a Bosnian-Serb revolutionary inadvertently set off the first global conflict of our times. Should he have chosen more peaceful methods to further his cause, the world would be a different place today.........Read more

BMW 5 Series Petrol Variant Launched in India; Prices Start at Rs 54 lakh

BMW has launched the petrol variant of the 5 Series in India priced at Rs. 54 Lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India).........Read more

Researchers want a 'big red button' for shutting down a rogue artificial intelligence

If artificial intelligence goes off the rails, which many philosophers and tech entrepreneurs seem to think is likely, it could result in rampant activity beyond human control. So some researchers...........Read more

Muhammad Ali was an eminent sports personality of Kerala, according to state sports minister

Reacting to the death of the boxing legend, EP Jayarajan said Ali won a gold medal for the state, thereby raising Kerala's position in the world.........Read more

Rio hope for Mary Kom as ad-hoc panel seeks wild card

Rio hope for Mary Kom as ad-hoc panel seeks wild card - London Olympics bronze medallist is still in with a chance to participate in this year's Olympics; Vijender may also go after AIBA nod for pro boxers........Read more

500 Kailash Mansarovar yatris stranded in Nepal | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

500 Kailash Mansarovar yatris stranded in Nepal - Evacuation operations have started, but are being hampered by inclement weather, said Swarup.........Read more

Disclose Decisions After Arvind Kejriwal Quit, Lieutenant Governor Is Told

When Arvind Kejriwal resigned as Delhi Chief Minister in February 2014, he said elections should be held immediately. However, it took eight months for that recommendation to be made by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. His office must now disclose why.........Read more

Counting for assembly elections tomorrow, trends to be clear by 11 am

Counting of votes for the high stakes Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry will be held on Thursday morning........Read more

Sushil Kumar omitted from Rio Olympics probables: Report - Times of India

According to the report published Thursday, the IOA has received the probable list from the Wrestling Federation of India in which Sushil was not mentioned, further fueling speculation that Narsingh is the one who has got the nod for the 74kg freestyle category.........Read more

Shashank Manohar elected unopposed ICC chairman - Times of India

Shashank Manohar was elected unopposed on Thursday as chairman of the International Cricket Council, the governing body said. Manohar's election comes two days after he stood down as president of the BCCI.........Read more

€7.25-billion: France makes its ‘best’ price offer for 36 Rafale fighter jets - Times of India

This is a substantial cut from the 8.8 billion Euro figure that was being quoted for the deal in BJP circles and was even advertised by its IT department as a major win for the Modi government.........Read more