Narendra Modi: Different ‘Narendra Modi’ Got Degree In 1978, Alleges AAP, Citing Documents

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Launching an attack on Delhi University (DU) over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday sought to know if the university had computers in 1978.

Again highlighting the “discrepancies” in the graduation degree and marksheets of Modi, AAP leader Ashutosh said, “The name and marks of the candidate were printed in Modi’s marksheets released by the BJP. However, in the documents of other candidate who passed out in 1978, the name and marks were handwritten.

“Similarly, the university logo on Modi’s degree is printed in modern font while the original degrees had simple font. This clearly shows that the degree is fake,” he told the media here.

The AAP also countered the university’s claims that the degree was original and it had verified it…

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Again highlighting the alleged “discrepancies” in the graduation degree and marksheets of Modi, AAP leader Ashutosh said: “The name and marks of the candidate were printed in Modi’s marksheets released by the BJP. However, in the documents of other candidates who passed out in 1978, the name and marks were handwritten.”

“Similarly, the university logo on Modi’s degree is printed in modern font while the original degrees had simple font. This clearly shows that the degree is fake,” he told reporters in Delhi.

The Aam Aadmi Party also countered the university’s claims that the degree was original and it had verified it.

Referring to the DU’s response to an RTI filed by Maharashtra-based activist Anil Galgali, Ashutosh said the university had then said it did not keep records three to four decades old.

“Yesterday (on Tuesday), the registrar of the university claimed they have verified the records and that Modi’s degree was original. However, when an RTI filed by Galgali in 2015 asked for a list of all the graduates of 1978, DU responded they don’t keep three to four decades old records,” he said.

“Either the university lied in the RTI or it lied yesterday because if there were no records, how did they verify it?” the AAP leader asked. He further asked the university to comply with the Central Information Commission order asking it to make Modi’s degree public.

“Delhi University is a prestigious university. They should be loyal to the constitution of the country, not to the leaders of the ruling party,” said another AAP leader, Dilip Pandey.

A group of AAP leaders had visited the university on Tuesday to check Modi’s BA degree, but could not meet the vice-chancellor.

Saudi Arabia: Donald Trump Says He Would Consider Halting US Imports of Oil From Country

Saudi Arabia Donald Trump Says He Would Consider Halting US Imports of Oil From Country

In an interview with The New York Times published Saturday, the Republican candidate said he would stop oil purchases from Saudi Arabia unless it provided troops to fight the Islamic State group.
DONALD Trump has declared Saudi Arabia would not exist “without the cloak of American protection” as he threatened to stop the US from buying its oil.

The brazen presidential hopeful said he would pull oil trade with the Sunni Kingdom unless the country’s government provides troops to fight the Islamic State.

Outlining his foreign policy, the Republican frontrunner also said America should be reimbursed by the countries it provides protection – including Saudi Arabia.

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The billionaire’s candid comments came after the New York Times asked him if he would halt oil purchases from US allies unless they provided ground-based troops against the depraved death cult – also known as Daesh.

He said: “The answer is, probably yes.”

“We’re not being reimbursed for the kind of tremendous service that we’re performing by protecting various countries.

“Now Saudi Arabia’s one of them.”

The 69-year-old’s also claimed “Saudi Arabia wouldn’t exist for very long” without the US, despite being one of the world’s largest oil exporters.

He said: “If Saudi Arabia was without the cloak of American protection, I don’t think it would be around.”

His comments came just hours after he wasridiculed by stunned Britons for his TV interview with Piers Morgan.Viewers reacted with shock as the presidential hopeful discussed issues ranging from Brexit to gun control on ITV on Friday.One user labelled the entrepreneur “cringe worthy” as Trump “rambled on” about the golf course he built in Scotland.

The interview was branded “An hour of self promotion, weak answers & assertions” by user Jeremy Singer.The interview with Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan was shown in full on ITV on Friday night.

Mr Trump spoke his mind about the recent terror attacks in Brussels.He said: “I knew Brussels years ago and I was there three or four times, it was so beautiful and secure and safe and now it’s an armed camp.“It’s a different world and place, there’s no assimilation. What’s going on there and in other countries is a disgrace.”

Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft Expected to Launch Operating System Update Thursday, Reports Say

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Microsoft is expected to roll out the operating system for select Windows Phones Thursday, multiple outlets reported. On Wednesday, Twitter launched a version of its app for Windows 10 Mobile.

Here Maps announced its plans to drop support for Windows Phone and Windows 10yesterday. As the primary mapping service for Windows Phone, it leaves existing users with Microsoft’s own lackluster maps app. Thankfully, Microsoft appears to be ready to improve its own maps situation. In a post on Reddit, a verified Microsoft employee identified as Dave_MSFT reveals that the company has an “exciting update” planned for the Windows 10 maps app.

The upcoming update will include an improved driving mode, which is one part of Microsoft’s maps app that has fallen behind the Here version. Microsoft is planning to release the update to Windows 10 testers first, before rolling it out to existing devices. Dave_MSFT appears to be very active in collecting feedback for Microsoft’s maps app on Reddit, so it’s clear the company is listening to how it can improve its maps experience now that Here is disappearing.

Shinji Okazaki: Leicester Striker Scores Overhead, Game-Winning Goal Against Newcastle

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Okazaki scored the only goal of the match 25 minutes in with a bicycle kick. Leicester regains its five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with eight matches remaining.

For a team in new, dizzying territory Leicester City are doing a fine job of showing they can enjoy the view from the top of the Premier League without suffering a debilitating bout of vertigo. This might not rank among the more distinguished performances of an almost implausible season but every team who win the championship stack up a few stodgy 1-0 victories and the upshot is that Claudio Ranieri’s side have re-established a five-point lead with eight games to go.

Leicester have certainly passed the ball with more authority and penetration this season and for large parts of the second half a nervous crowd was longing for the final whistle. Yet even when the Premier League leaders were struggling for their usual fluency, with their star players becoming increasingly peripheral and an anxious Ranieri waving his arms to demand more from his team, there were signs of the stubbornness that will be essential if they are to maintain this position.

In their past seven home games they have now kept six clean sheets. Newcastle United’s players looked eager to impress Rafael Benítez in his first match as manager but Leicester’s defence, superbly marshalled by Robert Huth and Wes Morgan, formed an impenetrable barrier in front of Kasper Schmeichel. The goal came from their only shot on target – a wonderful piece of improvisation from Shinji Okazaki – and this was their third 1-0 win in their past four games. Nervous as Leicester appeared at times, they still had enough to grind out an unspectacular yet crucial win.

 

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In the process they made it a losing start for Benítez on a night that demonstrated why his team have found goals so elusive this season. Benítez has inherited a side who have managed only eight in their past 21 away games, failing to score in 14 of them, and, though there were half-chances for Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jack Colback and Moussa Sissoko, they were unable to conjure up a really presentable opportunity all night. If Newcastle are to avoid dropping into the Championship it is clear the first area of improvement has to be their attack.

Benítez’s arrival certainly seemed to have sharpened a few minds judging by the way a team entrenched in relegation danger matched Leicester for long spells, no matter the 39-point difference that now exists between the two sides. Newcastle’s fans never sang Steve McClaren’s name but Benítez was loudly serenaded by the away end and his team showed a new-found confidence until the game ticked into the 25th minute and Okazaki decided it was time to add some stardust to the occasion.

Okazaki, a bustling, eager player with a licence to roam, may not always catch the eye in the same way as Jamie Vardy or Riyad Mahrez but the Japan international has also shown his own capacity for unsettling defences and this was a perfectly executed overhead kick. Newcastle had failed to clear a free-kick and when Marc Albrighton clipped another cross into the penalty area Steven Taylor, stretching to head the ball, could only knock it to the far post. Vardy was there to head it across and Okazaki, showing great anticipation and technique, launched himself into the air to score with an acrobatic finish.

Vardy had been marginally offside as he outjumped Colback but every successful team needs a slice of good fortune and for the rest of the first half Leicester looked more like their usual selves, attacking in numbers and causing problems with their speed and directness. Albrighton came close to adding a second barely three minutes after Okazaki’s goal and perhaps they would have been able to relax if his curling shot had not drifted beyond the far post. Vardy and Okazaki were difficult, elusive opponents in the first half and, every so often, there was a reminder of Mahrez’s soft-touch refinement.

Newcastle, however, did not crumple in the way that had become the hallmark of McClaren’s teams and as the game wore on their opponents started to retreat. The problem for Newcastle was their attacks had a tendency to break down on the edge of the penalty area. Mitrovic often found himself up against both Huth and Morgan and there were not enough times when the visiting midfielders took a risk and tried to run behind the home defence. It was rare to see a team have so much of the ball yet create so little.

For Leicester the second half was about keeping their structure

For Leicester the second half was about keeping their structure, not panicking and getting through. Danny Drinkwater has been outstanding this season but this was not one of his better nights and it was unusual to see Leicester’s more penetrative players have so little effect after the break. Vardy and Mahrez seldom threatened and Albrighton and Okazaki were taken off. Ranieri was clearly alarmed judging by the way he started gesturing to his team, then signalling to the crowd he wanted more noise.

Newcastle might have had a late penalty when Morgan jutted out an elbow to block Sissoko’s shot but, equally, Leicester though they could have had one of their own in the first half when Vardy went down under Daryl Janmaat’s challenge. In Newcastle’s position, second from bottom of the league, a late onslaught might have been anticipated. It never happened and, at the final whistle, there was a burst of relief from the home crowd. “We’re going to win the league,” they sang.

West Bengal: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Asked to Campaign for BJP in Region, Official Says

West Bengal: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Asked to Campaign for BJP in Region, Official Says

We have sent a proposal to the central leadership urging the prime minister to campaign in the state,” BJP state unit chief Dilip Ghosh told reporters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit West Bengal towards the end of this month for election campaign, according to state BJP president Dilip Ghosh.

Ghosh said that the Bengal unit had suggested some dates for his campaign visit. “We want Modiji to campaign from towards the end of this month. We have sought dates for 3-4 phases of the poll, which will cover approximately 10 rallies. We are yet to receive confirmation,” he told reporters.

Dates had also been sought for BJP national president Amit Shah and other central leaders, he said adding the party was planning to rope in the chief ministers of states like Maharashtra, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh.

BJP is looking to increase its tally in a state where it has had nominal presence so far. The party drew a blank in the last assembly elections but later won a solitary seat in by-election. In Lok Sabha elections though, the party increased its vote share appreciably winning two seats. But with Modi wave receding, the saffron party haven’t made much of a splash in the subsequent elections. The party has roped in Netaji’s grand nephew Chandra Bose to contest against Mamata Banerjee.

WhatsApp: Messaging App Adds Document-Sharing Feature in Latest Updates for iOS and Android

WhatsApp: Messaging App Adds Document-Sharing Feature in Latest Updates for iOS and Android

The feature allows users to share PDF files from services including iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox, multiple news outlets report. WhatsApp has not formally announced the feature.

WhatsApp now supports document sharing: Here’s how to use

WhatsApp has finally rolled out the ability to share documents, both on the Android and iOS versions of the app.

We had spotted the ‘Share Document’ feature in our iOS app yesterday, but we were unable to share any document as other users did not appear to have the supported version. Today however, we were able to send documents from iOS to Android and Android to Android, etc. The document sharing option is also available for groups on WhatsApp as well.

In order to share a document, just tap on the share attachment option in iOS or Android and one of the tabs should reflect Share Documents. In iOS, you’ll be able to share documents from iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, if they are installed on your smartphone. In Android, WhatsApp lets you share documents from the File Folder itself.

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WhatsApp’s document-sharing is a much-needed feature. Rival apps like Telegram, WeChat, etc already allow file-sharing from within the app.

WhatsApp had also announced that it plans to start testing tools to allow users to communicate with “businesses and organizations” that they might be interested in, directly from the app itself. WhatsApp’s announcement indicated that it was looking at ways of including communications with say a bank about a transaction or with an airline about delayed flight.

The Facebook-owned Instant messaging app could soon become the hub for messages and alerts, that we normally get on our phones. And document sharing support is one important feature if WhatsApp aims to convince more businesses and organisations to use the app.

 

Bharatiya Janata Party: Party Expels Youth Wing Leader for Unacceptable Language

Bharatiya Janata Party: Party Expels Youth Wing Leader for Unacceptable Language

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader Kuldeep Varshnay was expelled for six years after he said he would pay Rs 5 lakh if someone cut off Kanhaiya Kumar’s tongue, news outlets reported.

Bharatiya Janata Party: Party Expels Youth Wing Leader for Unacceptable Language

A leader of the BJP’s youth wing who had announced Rs. 5 lakh as “prize” for cutting off the tongue of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested last month on charges of sedition, has been expelled from the primary membership of the party for six years.

Calling himself a “dutiful citizen”, Kuldeep Varshney – Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha or BJYM’s Badaun district chief – had alleged that in his speech at the JNU campus after being released on bail on Thursday, Kanhaiya “insulted” the BJP, the RSS and Prime minister Narendra Modi and added that he announced the “prize” because he “could not tolerate” his comments.

“In his speech yesterday, he spoke against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the BJP and our Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and also insulted our nation. Being a dutiful citizen, I could not tolerate this,” he told reporters.

Announcing the decision to expel him, the president of district unit of the BJP, Harish Shakya, also said that a notice to remove Varshney from the post was issued six months ago. “His statement is his personal one and the party has nothing to do with it.”

Kanhaiya was granted bail by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, nearly three weeks after he was arrested on sedition charges for his alleged role in a February 9 event at JNU that marked the anniversary of the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, and in which anti-India slogans were raised.

Two hours after he was released from Tihar jail, he attacked PM Modi and the ruling BJP in a fiery hour-long speech at his university, surrounded by cheering supporters.

Two more students, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, have been arrested on the same charges. The case has led to mass protests and opposition allegations that the government is trying to crush dissent.

Mr Kumar has denied making anti-India remarks. Footage of him that was televised by some news channels has been declared doctored by a forensic lab that was asked to examine the video by the Delhi government.

Granting the student leader bail for six months with conditions, the court asked him to guarantee that he will not participate in any “anti-national activity” and that he will appear whenever required for investigations.

Priyanka Chopra: Actress Defeats Host Jimmy Fallon in Hot Wing Eating Contest on ‘The Tonight Show’

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Chopra and Fallon challenged each other to eat the most hot wings in 20 seconds. An official count was not kept but Fallon conceded the victory to Chopra.

Priyanka Chopra: Actress Defeats Host Jimmy Fallon in Hot Wing Eating

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who appeared as a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, beat the show’s host in a chicken wings eating contest.

The actress, who gained international fame with her role in TV series “Quantico”, was challenged by Fallon for the eating contest and got beaten by her when she came on his chat show.

On offer were spicy chicken wings and both added a lot of Tabasco sauce on them.

Priyanka has never shied away from admitting her love for food. And she flaunted her ‘foodie’ spirit uninhibitedly. Perhaps Fallon underestimated her assuming that a fit, toned girl such as Priyanka would never beat him in an eating contest.
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During her appearance, the former beauty queen even had Fallon say, “Namaste, aap kaise ho India!” (Namaste, how are you India?). She even spoke of her stint as Miss India and Miss World in 2000, as also about her experience of filming her Hollywood debut “Baywatch” in Miami.

The episode featuring Priyanka will be aired in India on Comedy Central on Friday night.
Meanwhile, it is her shooting commitments that are keeping her busy in the US.
In “Baywatch”, Priyanka has been roped in to play a negative role, and she is living it up in Miami.

Miramax: BeIN Media Group Announces Acquisition of Film Company

BeIN Media Group Announces Acquisition of Film Company

The Qatari company acquired 100 percent of Miramax from a consortium of investors, beIN Media Group said Wednesday. Layoffs are not expected, and current management will remain in place.

Miramax: BeIN Media Group Announces Acquisition of Film Company

 

Miramax, the film studio behind hundreds of hit movies including “Pulp Fiction” and “Chicago,” has been sold to the Doha-based beIN Media Group, the companies announced on Wednesday.

BeIN, which runs sports networks and movie channels in 24 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the U.S., said Miramax would continue to operate as an independent film and television studio under its new owners.

“We are extremely excited to have achieved this key milestone within our strategy,” said Nasser Al-Khelaifi, chairman and CEO of beIN Media Group.

Miramax’s back catalogue of more than 700 movies have won a total of 68 Oscars, including for “The English Patient,” “Shakespeare in Love,” and “No Country for Old Men.”

The company was founded in 1979 by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who sold it on to the Walt Disney Company for $60 million in 1993.

It was bought for more than 10 times that amount in 2010 by an investor group led by real estate magnate Ron Tutor, private equity firm Colony Capital and the Qatar Investment Authority, although Tutor later sold his stake to the Qataris.

Colony and Qatar had reportedly been looking to offload the company with its library for at least a year, although no investor came in for the $1 billion asking price.

Financial terms of the deal announced on Wednesday were not disclosed.

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In 2016, Miramax has invested or will be investing and co-distributing a number of titles including “Bad Santa 2,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” “Southside with You,” “The 9th Life of Louis Drax” and the TV show “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,” based on the film of the same name.

BeIN acquired the entire company from a group of investors, including the Qatar Investment Authority — the country’s sovereign wealth fund — and Tom Barrack’s Colony Capital, for an undisclosed sum

The purchase will help BeIN broaden its holdings from sports networks and movie channels in 24 countries including the US, France, Hong Kong and Australia. Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, BeIN chairman and chief executive, said Miramax would complement his company’s “plans to grow across the entertainment industry and develop new content production”.

Miramax’s library comprises more than 700 titles, including award winners such as No Country for Old Men and commercial hits such as the Scream franchise. The studio has recently resumed investing in new productions, including the forthcoming Bridget Jones’s Baby and Southside With You, a film based on the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama.

“In concert with BeIN leadership, we look forward to further expanding our film and television output, broadening our distribution capabilities and fortifying our position as the premiere independent studio brand,” said Steve Schoch, Miramax chief executive.

Redmi Note 3: Xiaomi Launches New Smartphone in India

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The new smartphone will be available in dark grey, champagne gold and silver. It features a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor and a 5.5-inch full-HD 1080×1920 pixel display.

 

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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 priced at Rs 9,999 in India with a Snapdragon 650 processor. So far the Redmi Note 3 was available with a Mediatek chipset. The sale starts from March 9, 2016, for pre-registered users.

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At a media event in New Delhi, Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 3 in the Indian market. The handset is priced at ₹9,999 ($146), and is set to go on sale starting March 9 on the vendor’s online portal as well as Amazon.

The metal-bodied Redmi Note 3 features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, Snapdragon 650 SoC with four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz and two newer Cortex A72 cores at 1.8GHz, microSD slot, 16MP camera with phase detection autofocus, 5MP front shooter, LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and a 4000mAh battery. There’s also a fingerprint sensor at the back. On the software front, you’re looking at the latest version of MIUI 7 running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The phone comes in two variants: a model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory for ₹11,999 ($176), and a base model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory for ₹9,999 ($146). The handset will be assembled in India under the government’s “Make in India” initiative.

Xiaomi was the first Chinese vendor to offer attractive hardware in the budget segment, but the market has matured since the launch of the Mi 3 a few years ago, with the likes of Lenovo, Huawei, and LeEco aggressively targeting the segment. As such, the Redmi Note 3 goes up against Lenovo’s Vibe K4 Note, the Honor 5X, and the LeEco 1S.

 

There’s no question that the Redmi Note 3 holds its own — at least in terms of specs — when compared to other handsets on sale in this segment, but it remains to be seen if the vendor manages to make enough units available at launch to deal with the inevitable demand.

Last year was a largely forgettable one for Xiaomi in India due to its litigation with Ericsson, which prevented the manufacturer from launching its marquee products in the country. With the case now settled, it looks like Xiaomi is gearing up for a massive 2016, with its flagship Mi 5 slated to make its debut in the coming months.

Indian readers, how many of you are looking to buy the Redmi Note 3?

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