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Drones in Sky: Will Facebook Connect the World With its Own Internet?

If Facebook has its way, there would soon be huge solar-powered drones beaming down internet in the remotest of areas, without the TSPs or TRAI trying to step in and regulate the internet access or sidestep net neutrality. Facebook has been testing such drones in England, confirmed Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. The drones use lasers to beam internet access ...

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Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot program

Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country’s laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern Japan, in collaboration with a local university. The project was ...

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Worldwide 2013 Saw Less Hostilities but India Recorded High: PEW Report

Worldwide, social hostilities, especially over religion, declined in 2013 after reaching a six-year peak in 2012, though a quarter of the world is still reeling under high levels of religious hostilities, said Pew Research Center in its latest annual study. India had the highest level of social hostilities involving religion in 2013, it noted. The PEW study finds that the ...

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Obesity-Linked Cancer, More in Women than Men, More in Rich Countries: Study

one fifth of India will be obese by 2025, says study.

While obesity is attributed as a major cause of cancer in a new study conducted by scientists, it also noted that major problem is for women, especially those in their menopausal stage, than men, and visibly more in developed countries. The scientists have discovered that obesity leads to around 481,000 new cancer cases per year in adults, which is 3.6 ...

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Facebook Messenger Swells to 500 million Now, More Than Double in 6 Months

Facebook Messenger, the new messaging service from Facebook, has crossed 500 million users worldwide, more than doubled in 6 months since April when it had 200 million users. “Messenger was the first of our standalone apps and unlike our core Facebook apps, it focused on one use case – messaging,” Peter Martinazzi, Facebook’s director of product management, wrote in a ...

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Time to Push, Spread Ayurveda Worldwide: Health Experts

Centuries-old Indian medical system Ayurva requires to be spread all over the world to get integrated into the public health systems to save healthcare expenditure in many countries, international health experts said in New Delhi on Saturday. Natalia Marzoa Silva of the Cuban health ministry said her government is eager to include Ayurveda in primary and higher medical education in ...

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‘Kaththi’ First Day Collections Cross Rs.15.4 Crore, Set to Cross ‘Thuppakki’ First Week Box Office Record

Despite some harsh reviews amid jubiliant supporters, Vijay-starrer Tamil film “Kaththi” was able to collect a whopping Rs.15.4 crore on its opening day, hoping to make it big this weekend after Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan films. According to trade analyst Trinath, “Braving all the controversy and low-key promotions, ‘Kaththi’ has registered Rs.15.4 crore at the ticket window on release day ...

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