Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Shivraj Singh Chouhan sends Rs 10 crore defamation notice to Sonia Gandhi over Cong ad

Shivraj Singh Chouhan - PTI/File photo
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Sadhna Singh have sent a defamation notice to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party state unit chief, demanding Rs 10 crore in damages, over an advertisement issued by Congress targeting his family.
The notice, sent last night, said that advertisement- published in newspapers and on the Internet spoke about Chouhans having "a currency counting machine" at their house and the Chief Minister giving contracts to his in-laws.
Advocate Shashank Shekhar, who sent the notice on Chouhans' behalf, said the advertisement, which made false allegations, was meant to harm the goodwill and the reputation of his clients and to cause 'mental trauma and harassment'.
The notice, also sent to state Congress president Kantilal Bhuria, demanded that they withdraw the charges through another advertisement in the same newspapers and on Internet within a fortnight.
If they did not do so, a Rs 10-crore defamation case will be filed against them, the notice stated.

Narendra Modi takes on Rahul Gandhi, 'praises' mosquitoes

In a remark that is likely to trigger another war of words between BJP and Congress, Gujarat CM Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the mosquitoes of Bundelkhand region for daring to bite Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi.
Addressing an election rally here, the BJP’s PM candidate, said, “I want to congratulate the mosquitoes as they had dared to bite Shahzade (Rahul), because no one from his family had been tou-ched in the last hundred years. Let alone touching, if anyone said a word against the Gandhi family, its loyalists would not spare him or her.”
Rahul insulted PM, not us: Modi
Rahul Gandhi had said last month at a public meeting that he suffered mosquitoes bites when he was visiting the area in 2009. Modi said Congressmen did not have any sense of responsibility and they continued to be involved in one scam or the other.
He said, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan had visited almost every village in the state and given an account of work done by his government.

4-seater plane lands on highway in Madhya Pradesh

A four-seater private aircraft made an emergency landing on a highway in Madhya Pradesh in rough weather this morning, bringing traffic to a halt and startling motorists.
The small aircraft, said to be Piper PA-30, belonging to NRI Sam Verma, was on a regular sortie when it was caught in strong winds and forced to land on a four-lane highway, about 180 KM from state capital Bhopal.
Dramatic TV videos showed the aircraft's descent amidst wooded surroundings and electric poles as traffic was brought to a halt for safe landing. The plane, with insignia VT-EUC, landed safely and pulled up yards away from rows of trucks parked on the roadside. According to local authorities, the pilot had initially sought permission to land near the Sapna dam which was denied for security reasons.
The pilot, who was on board alone, was unharmed. Betul Collector Rajesh Prasad Mishra said the Department of Civil Aviation and Air Traffic Control would be asked to explain who had given permission for landing after which the next course of action would be decided.
Meanwhile, sources in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Mumbai, said they have not yet received the Flight Safety Report of the aircraft to be able to understand the reason for the emergency landing.
"We have received this information from the media and have not yet been contacted by the owner. We are also yet to get the FSR. We tried to call up the businessman owner but he is not responding," a DGCA official said in Mumbai. He said the district police should register a case and submit the Flight Safety Report to the civil aviation safety regulator.

The small aircraft, said to be Piper PA-30, belonging to NRI Sam Verma, was on a regular sortie when it was caught in strong winds. (Pic-Wikimedia Commons)

No question of apology to India; US to proceed with proseuction of Devyani Khobragade

New York: The US is proceeding with the prosecution of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and has no intention to withdraw the case of visa fraud against her.
US sources here said today that more evidence was being gathered against the 39-year-old diplomat before the indictment is filed. The deadline for indictment is January 13.

 Indians in US missions grossly underpaid
There is no question of apology to India over the arrest of Khobragade, the then Deputy Consul General of India, in New York on December 12 which has led to strong protests by the Indian government and widepread indignation in India.
The Indian government has demanded withdrawal of the casre and an apology for the treatmet meted out to the diplomat.
The sources said that the US government intended to proceed with the prosecution of Khobragade. The indictment will be brought, they emphasised. They said that everything with regard to the Indian diplomat had been done by the book and that there was no nefarious motive.

2013: A challenging time for India-US relationship
The sources replied in the negative when asked if Khobragade, who has been transferred from the Indian Consulate to the country's mission to the UN subsequent to her arrest, enjoyed full diplomatic immunity at present.
They conceded, though, that if she gets UN immunity the diplomat cannot be prosecuted or brought to court for the period of the immunity. The case will be in "suspension" but will not be dismissed, they said.
After getting the UN immunity if she went back to India and then again comes on a visit to the US, she could face arrest since the charges would stand, the sources added.

The 576 megapixel Camera !!

imageYou may be using a smartphone or may be having a professional SLR or a DSLR. Which may be of 10 to 20 megapixel camera.
but do you know , each of you , each human has a camera which is 50 to 60 times to these DSLRs and and all.
The camera is nothing but just an eye, yes the human eye is around 576 megapixels.
If we talk about the ISO.
Even i am using a camera of ISO 1600 at night time , which does not gives me a clear image with 8 megapixels , but 576 megapixels with only 800 ISO , yes in your eye , is so visible in night whichbis around 193 times better what you get in you Camere of 21 megapixels.

Dhoom 3 is near to 400 crore..!

dhoom 3 is becoming the biggest hit of the year..the smart man amir khan ‘s dhoom 3 continues with its gold rush with its box office collections..this film has broken many records..with beating the fimlms like ek tha tiger..and sharukh khan’s recent relaese chennai express.nalysts point out that the way ‘Dhoom 3′ has been trending over the weekdays suggests that the four-year-old record held by 3 Idiots is set to be surpassed.and now is close to 400 crore.!!

Newsmakers 2013: Kapil Sharma

Till 2012, Kapil Sharma was just a stand-up comedian who made Comedy Circus judges, Archana Puran Singh and Sohail Khan, laugh the loudest. It was only when he parted ways with the makers of the TV show, Optimystix, to establish his own production house, K9, that Sharma's true potential was recognised. It is clearly evident on Comedy Nights with Kapil, his show on Colors which features comic skits, celebrity interviews and audience participation.

Kapil Sharma
Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma
In recent times, few have regaled audiences as much as the comedian from Amritsar, so much so that many in the audience volunteer to be the target of his jokes. He has had many a celebrity, including Shah Rukh Khan who came on his show twice to promote Chennai Express, in splits as well. Sharma, 32, has given the jaded tv viewers, long fed on mawkish soap operas, something to smile about. He does so by delivering punchlines in Hindi, Punjabi and even poor English. His humour is sardonic but never derogatory, always clean, and appeals to a wide base, from rickshaw puller to Lata Mangeshkar.

But stardom has come with controversy. Sharma faced charges of tax fraud, and the departure of Sunil Grover, who played the beloved Gutthi, from the show has kept gossip writers busy. Sharma is, however, not deterred. Comedy Nights with Kapil is TV's highest-rated non-fiction show, beating Bigg Boss and Kaun Banega Crorepati in TRP's. These days, no film's TV promotion is complete without its stars sharing the stage with Kapil. He has cracked the code on how to tickle the funny bone. He is here to stay.

NewsMakers : The Fearless Woman

At age three, her father named her Jyoti, the girl who lit up their lives. Neighbours called her Shilpi, for her bonny, bright eyes. For her friends at the Sai Institute of Paramedical & Allied Sciences, Dehradun, she was Jeet, Ms Victory, a girl who never let anything get in her way to be her best. To the nation, she is the Fearless One: A young victim of brutal gang rape on December 16, 2012, who has become a metaphor of hope in imagining a nation that's free of fear for women.
The world has changed since we woke up the morning after December 16. A year after Jyoti's death, a new reality is sinking in: The nation has to contend with its new fearless women. Instead of keeping their heads down, they are marching through the streets chanting 'Bekhauf Azaadi' (freedom without fear), agitating for a new definition of violence against women, shaking up the male status quo, speaking out against abuse and bringing errant men to book, however powerful they might be. The message is clear: "We are not afraid anymore. Don't mess with us." "Apka matlab kya hai (What exactly do you mean)?" was Jyoti's pet phrase. She had a habit of speaking out against what she felt was wrong, says her mother Asha Devi. Born on May 10, 1989, to humble parents, Jyoti had grown up in a little tenement in Mahavir Enclave near Dwarka. She did not have too many friends or hobbies, always had her nose in her books and dreamt of becoming a doctor.
The mindlessness of her suffering and death snapped something in the nation's psyche. It was long overdue though in a country where constitutional equality was never fought for but given away to women. Despite The feminist movement since the 1970s, insidious violence had made women's personal lives full of fear and dread-be it on the streets, at home or at work. A brutal gang rape in a bus plying through the buzzing streets of the Capital could have spread fear further about an ever-present and extreme threat. But instead, it brought women out on to the streets in droves.
The state tried to silence its fearless women: Sometimes with bamboo sticks, water hoses and tear gas; sometimes with indifference, ridicule and rancour. The Delhi Police commissioner mocked that men were also unsafe-they got pick-pocketed. Former chief minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, who had warned women not to be too adventurous four years ago when a young journalist was shot dead while returning home, had little time for the demonstrators. But the pitch and extent of protest across Indian cities finally forced the state to back off. It also prompted reforms that expanded the law and imposed harsher penalties on rapists. On September 13, when a judge sentenced four men to death for the Delhi gang rape, chants, songs and cheers broke out here and there.
The protests made Suzette Jordan come out of hiding. For 15 long months since February 12, 2012, when she was gang-raped and thrown out of a car half-naked, the 37-year-old woman from Kolkata was known simply as the 'Park Street rape victim'. It was in June this year that she did the unimaginable: She revealed herself during an anti-rape protest march. "They were saying Halla Bol, raise a slogan, and something clicked in me," she says. Her family was shocked when they saw her on tv but her daughters were very proud of her. She is now once again Suzette Jordan, a rape survivor who does not hide her name or use a scarf to mask her face and tells her story with her head held high. "When they see that you won't break, no matter what they do, they will be afraid," she says.
The chorus for change reached a high pitch in August, when a 16-year-old accused a mighty self-styled godman, with assets worth Rs.5,000 crore, of rape. Allegations of sexual abuse of female followers have dogged the 72-year-old Asaram for long. But when the girl told the police that he had raped her in his Jodhpur ashram on August 15 in the name of 'exorcising' evil spirits, the swami was finally put behind bars under dramatic circumstances. She lodged the complaint despite being told he would get her father killed if she spoke out. And she refused to succumb though Asaram's irate army of followers cast aspersions on her mental state and character and threatened her family.
"The protests were the backdrop of my own experience," wrote lawyer Stella James, 22, in her post in the Indian Journal of Law and Society, a student-run blog hosted by the Kolkata-based National University of Juridical Sciences, in November. During the winter vacations of her final year in 2012, she had taken part in the protests against the December 16 gang rape while assisting a "highly reputed, recently retired" Supreme Court judge as an intern. "For my supposed diligence, I was rewarded with sexual assault," she wrote. Her account caught the nation's attention, prompting the Supreme Court to begin an inquiry against Justice A.K. Ganguly.
Four months after Jyoti's death, India's rape laws were made more stringent by Parliament. And within a year, in December 2013, Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal became the first powerful man to be arrested under the new laws. Tejpal was accused by a junior colleague of forcing himself on her despite her protest in an elevator at a conference on November 7 and 8. It has become a test case for sexual harassment in the workplace and a new definition of rape.
If every fear has a name, every fear also has an antidote. "I fear this may be the beginning of a period of further intimidation and harassment," the young journalist had written before Tejpal got arrested. Asaram's lawyers have claimed that the girl who accused him of rape had a disease which compulsively drew a woman to a man. Despite Stella James' post, Justice Ganguly has refused to step down from his post as the chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission. A Union Cabinet minister and a few senior judges have sent out the warning that women might not get jobs if they complain against sexual harassment. Yet, the freedom song of 'Bekhauf Azaadi' has unleashed powerful words that echo through urban India and empower women: Strength, courage, resilience, confronting and overcoming fear, imagining a world where it seems possible to break through to the other side-to fearlessness.
"Come and see her," says Asha Devi. In one corner of a small room, of a small flat in Dwarka, West Delhi, prayer lamps, flowers, incense and images of gods line up shelves built into the wall. One photograph dominates all: A girl in a pink dress, staring intently into the camera, unsmiling and serious, with waves of hair falling around her face and cascading over one eye. "Here is my Jyoti," the mother quivers for a moment between tears and smiles. "Don't forget her... don't forget December 16."

Newsmakers 2013: K. Radhakrishnan

K. Radhakrishnan
K. Radhakrishnan
For someone who steers the country's premier scientific institution, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) head Koppili Radhakrishnan, 64, is a deeply religious man. None of his major missions kick off without a visit to temples at Guruvayur or Tirumala. Radhakrishnan was the man behind the Mars Orbiter Mission or Mangalyaan, India's most audacious exploration into space which took off on November 5. A mere 22 of the 52 Mars-bound missions have succeeded so far. Come September 2014 and ISRO, if it pulls off the mission, will join an exclusive club of three agencies that have gone that far-European Space Agency, Russian Space Agency and NASA. Radhakrishnan has his punchline ready: "We'll tell the world India's frugal engineering is the most cost-efficient and successful-from automobiles to space."

Newsmaker 2013: Asaram Bapu

She should have called the culprits brothers and begged them to stop... this could have saved her life." His bizarre logic, implying the victim was as guilty as her attackers, infuriated a nation outraged over the brutal rape of a 23-year-old student paramedic in a moving bus in Delhi on December 16, 2012. Eight months later, a 16-year-old girl, emboldened by the courage the paramedic inspired in women across India, accused him of rape. Asaram Bapu's devoted flock of millions of sadhaks (followers) included some of the most powerful politicians in the country. Yet he is one of the growing number of mighty men brought down by their libido in recent times. Asaram, 72, now lodged in the Jodhpur Central Jail, was arrested on August 31. His son Narayan Sai, also accused of rape, was arrested not long after by the Surat police.

Asaram Bapu
Asaram Bapu
Accused of sexually exploiting adolescent girls, including children of his devotees, Asaram's tumble was quite literally a fall from grace. He had proclaimed himself a 'god' way back in 2001. But his miracles failed him finally. On December 13, police seized Rs 5 crore in Surat allegedly meant to bribe police officers, judges and doctors on his and his son Narayan Sai's cases. This, just days after Asaram, describing bjp's win in Rajasthan as a "victory of truth", predicted that "all would be well". The Surat police believe the recoveries are just a fraction of the cash set aside to rescue Asaram and Narayan Sai. Bereft of his halo, the godman now faces the godless: On December 15, Maoists threatened to bomb his ashram at Aurangabad in Bihar. They want the premises dismantled and moved out of the area.

Here are some of the most unusual New Year's customs from around the world

The most unusual New Year's customs:

1. Gathering in a graveyard to be with dead relatives (Talca, Chile)

2. Trying to hear animals talking; if you fail, it's good luck (Romania)

3. Banging bread on the walls to frighten away bad spirits (Ireland)

4. Throwing furniture out the window (Johannesburg, South Africa)

5. Diving into a frozen lake, carrying a tree (Siberia)

6. A "possum drop": lowering a possum over a noisy crowd (North Carolina, U.S.)

7. A village punch-up with neighbours to settle old disputes (Peru)

8. Parading the street while swinging balls of fire over your head (Scotland)

9. Watching an old British TV comedy sketch about a lonely dinner (Germany)

10. A giant, three-day water-fight, with water balloons and buckets (Thailand)

Couples kiss ahead of New Year celebrations at Times Square in New York December 31, 2012. Reuters

New Year's customs that are the "most fun":

1. A mass kiss, or "kiss-in" in a Venice piazza (Italy)

2. Wearing red underwear for good luck (Spain, Italy, Mexico)

3. A giant, three-day water-fight, with water balloons and buckets (Thailand)

4. Throwing furniture out the window (Johannesburg, South Africa)

5. A village punch-up with neighbours to settle old disputes (Peru)

6. Making homemade cannons from heated milk jugs with tight lids (Netherlands)

In Spain, they wear red underwear for luck.

Khans, Bachchans to celebrate New Year with family

Bollywood celebrities have put on their party shoes as they plan to bring in the New Year at exotic locations while some others would be performing shows.

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be bringing in the New Year at Phuket in Thailand, with his family.

Noted actor Aamir Khan, who is basking in the success of the recently released 'Dhoom 3', is in Panchgani along with his family.

Salman Khan is likely go to his Panvel farmhouse with family and friends to usher in the New Year.

Abhishek Bachchan, his wife Aishwarya Rai and daughter Aaradhya will be in Dubai on New Year.
Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is out of jail on parole, will be celebrating the New Year with his family.

Deepika Padukone, who gave four back-to-back hit films this year, will be with her family, most likely in Mumbai.

Shahid Kapoor, who tasted success after a long time with 'R...Rajkumar', will celebrate in Los Angeles with friends.

Actor Sonam Kapoor has wrapped up the shooting for the remake version of 'Khubsoorat' and will celebrate New Year in Goa with friends.

Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif will be bringing in the New Year in New York.
Read Story: Celebs have big plans for New Year

Akshay Kumar is already in Europe with his family.

There is a buzz that Saif Ali Khan and his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan would celebrate the occasion in Switzerland.

Actor Madhuri Dixit is likely to be in Singapore with family.

Actor Priyanka Chopra will be performing at a five star hotel in Chennai and Mallika Sherawat will be doing a show in Toronto for the New Year bash.

Thrift Shop on the Top

Singers like Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars have given Hit by hit songs one by one But still can’t be on the top of the chart.
Macklemore’s Thrift Shop is on the top of the chart . The video pf Thrift shop is A bot funny kind to watch which is very beloved by the people.
Macklemore was very happy to know that he was on the top of the Charts and was nominated for the grammies too.
News India team will be happy to have your comments on this post
and will try our best to answer you as soon as possible !!

Delhi’s new CM Arvind Kejriwal with crowded agreements, keeps free water promise

NEW DELHI:  Arvind Kejriwal has kept his promise to Delhi. On Monday, his third day as Delhi chief minister, he announced the supply of 20 kilolitres a month (almost 700 litres a day) of free water for Delhi households from January 1, 2014. Mr Kejriwal was unwell and had to skip office yesterday, but chaired a meeting of the Delhi Jal Board at his apartment in Ghaziabad in the evening.
  1. In a tweet later, the chief minister denied reports that his government would review the free-water decision in three months. “It is wrongly being said that our decision is for 3 months. Decision is for good. But obviously financial calculations r for balance FY (sic),” he posted.
  2. Arvind Kejriwal also sought to address concern that the free water would be a financial drain. It would cost the government just 40 crores for the last three months of this financial year and Rs. 160 crore a year thereafter, he tweeted.
  3. A water official had announced after the meeting that all households with functional water metres can avail the free water. Those who use more will have to pay for the entire supply.
  4. The new Chief Minister tweeted yesterday morning, “It was so important to attend office today. We had planned the water announcement. God, bahut galat time par bimaar kiya (have fallen ill at the wrong time.)” His party asked well-wishers and supporters to stop flocking to his home, saying he needed to rest.
  5. The Delhi cabinet said it would meet the public at the government’s headquarters at noon yesterday. But after word got out that Mr Kejriwal was not in office, virtually nobody showed up to meet the ministers.
  6. Rakhi Birla, the 26-year-old minister, showed up at work in an auto-rickshaw, reinforcing the Aam Aadmi Party’s determination to present itself as a party of the people.
  7. Mr Kejriwal and his ministers have declared war on Delhi’s VIP culture. They have said no government official will use the red beacon or lal batti that gives politicians’ cars the right of way. They’ve also refused escort vehicles and security.
  8. On Sunday, the 45-year-old chief minister asked for “7-10 days” to set up a process for receiving requests and complaints, after groups gathered outside his home seeking his intervention on different issues.
  9. Mr Kejriwal has also vowed to halve the prices of electricity. Mr Kejriwal and his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have alleged that power distribution companies colluded with officials in earlier governments to over-charge Delhi for power.
  10. Sources say the new government is likely to order an audit of electricity companies in the next 48 hours. The government is also reportedly planning to reduce power price by 50% by providing a huge subsidy.

Samsung’s best selling smartphones in India

India’s largest consumer electronics and mobile phone maker ,Samsung India continues to be the king of the smartphone market.
According to latest data from International Data Corporation, Samsung strengthened its smartphone market presence by scaling up its market share to 32.9 per cent in Q3 from 26 per cent in the second quarter of 2013.
1. Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 was unveiled in March, with shipments beginning April.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch full-HD screen with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels, and pixel density of 441ppi. It is powered by 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core processor in some regions, and a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor in others. It has 2GB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX544MP3 triple-core GPU.The smartphone comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants but also features a microSD card slot for expanding the store.
There’s a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. Also, add a 2MP front-facing camera. Other connectivity features include: NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, S Translator, ChatON, Air View, Air Gesture, S Health, Adapt Display, and a 2,600mAh battery.Camera features including dual-shot, employing the use of both front and back camera. It also offers a number of sensors including a temperature and humidity sensor and motion and gesture control features.

2.Samsung Galaxy Grand I9082 (dual-SIM)
The Galaxy Grand weighs 162 grams and measures 5.65 x 3.03 x 0.38 inches, making it slightly smaller than the Galaxy Note II. The Grand comes in both deep blue and white versions. The phones offers a 480 x 800 pixel resolution translating into 187 ppi, which is way lower than the company’s Note devices and it is quite poor. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8 GB ROM (expandable up to 64GB via a micro SD card).
The makers have added a 2100mAh battery. There’s an 8MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and a 2MP front facing camera. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. Other connectivity options include: 3G, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, Multi Window, A-GPS, amongst others.
3.Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro
For Rs 16,570, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro is one of the best smartphones in the market. It has a 4.7-inch display with a rather low-res 480×800 pixel resolution.
It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean skinned with TouchWiz. It has a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5 quad-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot). There’s a 5MP rear-facing camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and a VGA quality front-facing camera. The makers have added a 2000mAh battery fitted inside.
The phone supports Dual SIM functionality. Connectivity options are pretty much standard: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS, among others.
4.Samsung Galaxy S Duos
Samsung’s latest budget Android smartphone, the Galaxy S Duos 2, is the successor to the Galaxy S Duos. The Galaxy S Duos 2 comes with a 4-inch WVGA (480×800) TFT display and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor (unspecified chipset). It is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) smartphone and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI on top.
The Galaxy S Duos 2 sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also includes a VGA front-facing camera. The smartphone comes with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE, GPRS and 3G. There is a 1500mAh battery backing the device which the company claims can deliver up to 8 hours of talktime and up to 280 hours of standby time.
5.Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a high-end phablet from Samsung that comes with a stylus slot. The physical Home button under the screen is flat and flanked on either side by capacitive touch keys for Options and Back. The Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, and weighs 169 grams. The device is powered by a 1.9GHz Octa-Core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
The device gets its juice from a 3,200mAh battery. It runs the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. The company has added its own indigenous apps: Multi Window, Samsung Smart Switch and Action Memo, My Magazine, Scrapbook, Wake-up Command and S Finder. There’s a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and LED Flash. The rear-facing camera is capable enough to record videos in Full HD 1080p format. Also, a 2-megapixel front facing camera is given to enjoy video chat. Connectivity options include: NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and more.

Google Doodle “Happy New Year”

Happy New Year to all the subscribers of newsduet.com. Its very aucpicous day and google also likely celebrating it ,as we are also celebrating this momen.
We Hope That This Year Bring Alot Of Happiness To You.!

Monday, 30 December 2013

Facebook is 'dead and buried' for young people: Study



Facebook is "dead and buried" for young people in the UK, who are moving on to "cooler things", according to a major study of social media.
Professor Daniel Miller is one of team of eight ethnographic researchers based at University College London who are working on a study across seven countries including India, China, Brazil and the UK to examine social media trends.
Miller said the social networking site was "simply not cool any more".
"What we've learned from working with 16 to 18-year-olds in the UK is that Facebook is not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried," said Miller.
Children and teenagers are increasingly communicating through newer contenders such as Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and WhatsApp.
The young people are apparently logging off to avoid the stigma of using the same site as the older generation - and to keep their indiscretions private from relatives, 'The Times' reported.
"What appears to be the most seminal moment in a young person's decision to leave Facebook was surely that dreaded day your mum sends you a friend request," he wrote on the website theconversation.Com.
"Parents have worked out how to use the site and see it as a way for the family to remain connected. In response, the young are moving on to cooler things," he wrote.
Miller said the switch was taking place despite the fact that none of the rising stars of social media apps can match Facebook for ease of use.
"In my school research, the closest friends are connected to each other via Snapchat, WhatsApp is used to communicate with quite close friends and Twitter the wider friends. Instagram can include strangers and is used a little differently," said Miller.
"Facebook, on the other hand, has become the link with older family, or even older siblings who have gone to university," he said.
"I don't expect Facebook to necessarily disappear altogether. But I think it's finished for the young in the UK and I suspect other countries will follow," Miller said.  PTI

Parineeti plays 'mad scientist' in 'Hasee To Phasee'

Actress Parineeti Chopra essays the role of a "mad scientist" in her forthcoming film ‘Hasee To Phasee’. She says it`s something never seen before on the big screen.
"I wish I could tell you everything about my role. I play a scientist who is actually a little mad. It`s something that I have never seen on screen," the 25-year-old said here Friday at the first look launch of the film.
The promo shows Parineeti in different looks and she says the film will surprise the audience with what it has to offer.
"We only show a teaser of the film in the trailer and I can assure you that you will be surprised to see the reason behind all the madness that you have seen in the promo," Parineeti said.
"The film has much more than what we can show in the trailer. I can assure you that you will get a big surprise when you see the film," she added.
Directed by Vinil Matthew, ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ also stars Siddharth Malhotra. The film hits theatres Feb 7.

Sonakshi says opportunities served on platter because of background

Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha has said that she did get a lot of opportunities served on a platter because of her family name.
View Gallery: Heroines who stood out among Bollywood's men in 2013

She said that, the family name only helps people to get their foot into the industry, which in itself is a big deal, L'Officiel India magazine reported.

The Bollywood actor said that after that, if an actor is not able to prove themselves, then they are written off. Sinha said that her audiences loved her from her debut in Dabangg, asserting that they saw a spark in her, and that pushed her to give more.

She added that she doesn't know the last time so much pressure was put on any actor.

Tanuja was reluctant to attend Bigg Boss 7 finale

Ever since the seventh season of Bigg Boss started, there were rumours that Tanuja didn't want Tanisha to be part of the show. There were also buzz that she is not happy with Tanisha's proximity with Armaan Kohli.

All these speculations were put to rest when Tanuja attended the grand finale and said that for her Tanisha is the winner.
My family is not against my friendship with Armaan, says Tanishaa Mukerji

"I watched the show every day as there was no other way to get in contact with her. I felt good to see her. I cried whenever she cried on the show. I am very very proud of her," she said.

But there are also reports that Tanuja was very reluctant to be the part of the finale. According to a tabloid, she was quite uncomfortable to participate in the finale and preferred being seated in her car for most of the time. She only took part in the shooting for the last 10 to 15 minutes.

"Tanujaji arrived in the evening but chose to stay away from most of the media. She spent most of her time in her car and only stepped on the set for the last 10-15 minutes of shoot," the tabloid quoted a a witness.
 Armaan just a friend, says Tanishaa

Although Tanishaa denied all the rumours and said, ""My family was not against me. They cannot come to certain places and they come as and when required."

We hope so Tanishaa!

Nigaar on Gauhar-Kushal: Let's not hatch eggs before they're laid

Gauhar Khan's elder sister Nigaar Z. Khan believes it's too early to predict whether the "Bigg Boss - Saath 7" winner will marry co-contestant Kushal Tandon, saying: "Let's not hatch eggs before they are laid." Their mother believes things can be taken forward if Gauhar so desires.

At a press meet here, their mother, Razia was asked if she would get Gauhar and Kushal married.

She said: "Gauhar is a very intelligent girl. If she wants, then we will definitely take things forward."

However, Nigaar said one needs to wait a bit to watch what the future holds.

"Let's not hatch eggs before they are laid. It's something very sweet and we saw two people respect and support each other. Let's not think about what will happen in the future. Let's be happy about today," Nigaar said here.

"Even you (media) can't guarantee what will happen in the future, then how can Gauhar. If they both stay with each other, then let's see," she added.

Nigaar also took her sister's side by saying that she wouldn't make statements just to attract good ratings for a show.

"Gauhar is not a girl who will say something only for ratings. If she has said 'I love you' to Kushal on national television, then she definitely must have felt it at that moment and is why she said it," Nigaar said.

Gauhar won the seventh season of the show, and walked away with Rs.50 lakh at the grand finale held Dec 28.

Narendra Modi needs to move on from attacks on Rahul Gandhi, wake up to challenge from Arvind Kejriwal

Is Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi stuck with his barbs aimed at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and choosing to ignore he needs to move on?

The saffron party's election campaign in the five state Assembly polls was overtly marked by the Gujarat chief minister's personal attacks against Gandhi. The success of Modi's clever use of witticism and an aggressive political rhetoric was manifest in the party reaping rich dividends in the poll results.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Guharat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Guharat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
Narendra Modi addressing his Ranchi rally.

"We are familiar with the idea of aakashvani in the puranas but while these forced people to think, the ones coming from Delhi have exposed the deceitfulness of the Congress party," Modi said in Ranchi.

Modi's silence on AAP intentional?

Is Modi unwittingly refusing to acknowledge the change or intentionally choosing to ignore the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) effect?

The surprise entry of Arvind Kejriwal's AAP into Delhi's power circle as well as the political scene of the country has changed much and promises to change much more.

Lucky 2014 and a happy birthday for Deepika

She currently has three films - "Happy New Year", "Finding Fanny" and Imtiaz Ali's next, to look forward to next year.

"Deepika will be having special announcements around her birthday (Jan 5)," said a source close to the actress.
The past year has proven successful for the talented young lady thanks to "Race 2", "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", "Chennai Express" and "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela", all of which made it to the Rs.100 crore club.
She showcased a variety in her roles via each of these films, and was lauded for her versatility.

Brotherly love: Sanjay Dutt's quick visit to Salman Khan on his birthday

A leading tabloid quoted a source as saying, "Sanjay left the farmhouse around 4.30 pm. Though his car was spotted there all the time, the paparazzi couldn't get a picture of Dutt as he was already inside the farmhouse when the photographers reached."

The tabloid also reported that Salman went to see off Sanjay Dutt on his bike till the main road of the farmhouse.

Aamir Khan, Anil Kapoor, Elli Avram, Kushal Tandon were among the attendees.

Kejriwal keeps promise, 20,000 litres of free water to Delhi households from Jan 1

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday fulfilled one of its electoral promises, with the government deciding to supply 20,000 litres of free water per month for every household from January 1, 2014.

This would mean 700 litres of free water per day to each and every household which has a regular water connection.

Soon after taking the decision, the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted that it was the duty of any responsible government to provide lifeline water to its citizens.

Way to treat rare Kawasaki disease found

There is good news for those seeking a cure to the Kawasaki Disease (KD) – a rare childhood affliction that involves inflammation of the blood vessels.A team of scientists at Sanford Children’s Health Research Centre in South Dakota, US, has discovered a molecule called ‘THRIL’ that helps regulate the immune response in children suffering from KD.The team of scientists measured ‘THRIL’ levels in KD samples at different stages and found that levels were at their lowest during the acute stage of the disease when TNF-alpha – a potent cytokine that promotes inflammation – levels are at their highest.“For some time, we have known that non-coding regions of RNA play important roles in regulating the immune response to microbial pathogens,” added Rana.“When we realised that THRIL functioned to control the TNF-alpha gene, we wanted to see if it mirrors the progression in inflammatory diseases,” he added.KD usually occurs in children between ages 1-5, and its cause is still unknown. It is extremely important that an accurate diagnosis be made at the earliest to prevent fatality. However, symptoms of the disease only manifest after about five days of its onset. By that time, the damage to the coronary vessel might have already been done.Symptoms of the disease include red eyes, red lips, and redness on the palm of their hands and soles of their feet – all signs of inflamed blood vessels.Kawasaki syndrome was first described by Tomisaku Kawasaki in Japan in 1967. Various reports published in international journals showed that the prevalence of the disease had been on the rise in almost all countries.

Android 4.4 Kitkat in India

imageWicked Leak, the brand that launches Wammy series smartphones in India, has announced the Android 4.4 KitKat update for its Wammy Passion Z+ smartphone.
The company has Said that the phone will be launched on January 14 at the end of second week of 2014. The model will be Z+ and some other smartphones too. It has a display oh 5 inch , full HD with 1920 x 1080 resolution featuring scratch resistant dragon trail glass with 16 million colours !!! 1.5 GHZ processor. Its a Quad core with 1GB Ram which is a lot for gaming !! of we talk about the camera , it’s full HD recording and 2.0 megapixel front camera with 13.0 megapixel rear camera. It has 4GB internal meomary , expandable upto 64GB. it supports almost everything which a high-tech android phone does. Phone price will shortly be anounced.