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Internet used by only 25% of Indian Adults: Pew Report

A latest report has shown that in India, only one of four people had made use of the internet in 2017. Despite the talks of digital India, the ratio of internet users is lowest among in the world in India. This was revealed in a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. The survey was done in 37 countries. The research found that 96 per cent adults of the South Korea are connected to the internet.  The results of the study that was released on Tuesday showed that people in sub Saharan Africa and India have much to catch up with the majority users of the internet in most parts of the world. In 2013, smartphone ownership among the adults globally was 12 per cent, which has increased to 22 per cent in 2017. At the same time period, social media usage went up from 8 per cent to 20 per cent. Statistics from the report showed that 78 per cent of adults in India do not own a smartphone and a huge 80 per cent of the population in the country had no idea about Facebook or Twitter. The study further claimed there are large secit5on of the world where people do not make use of the internet despite the fact that the hiatus between the internet use4rs and non-users in the emerging and developed world has...

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Indian Couple Arrested In US For Luring Telegu Actresses Into Prostitution

A couple of Indian origin had allegedly lured at least five actresses from Tollywood and advertised them for sex at Indian conferences and cultural events across the United States. Law enforcement agencies in the U.S. have said that the couple had allegedly been running a high-end prostitution racket. They were arrested by police in the U.S. The mastermind of the prostitution racket was Kishan Modugumudi. This 34-year-old was an Indian businessman and a player in the Telugu film industry and had already co-produced several hit films there. US authorities filed a 42-page criminal complaint at the District Court in Chicago. In the complaint, the investigating team claimed that the prostitution ring charged clients up to USD 3,000 for each sexual encounter. The report said that the couple, Modugumudi and his wife Chandra (31), kept all the records of the sex acts done by each girl, as well as where those encounters had taken place and how much they earned. The five actresses, who have not been named in the complaint, had gone to the US there on temporary visas. The actresses sometimes forced them to stay in dirty, two-story apartment building in Chicago’s Belmont Cragin. There they were waited for their next “date.” They were also sent to clients in hotels at conferences in Dallas, New Jersey and Washington. If the actresses attempted to inform anything to the US...

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Centre Rethinking on Ramzan Truce extension in J&K after scribe murder

The Indian government has not yet taken a formal and the final decision on extending or ending the suspension of their decision to halt military operations in Jammu & Kashmir following the end of the Ramzan month. Eid is to be celebrates this weekend, said government officials. Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had made repeated requests to the central government to halt the firing for few days. Heeding to her requests, the government declared on May 16 that security forces will halt operations against militants for the Islamic holy month Ramzan. This the first such initiative in the troubled state in more than 17 years. A government official said “Like the earlier decision to announce halt on operations in Jammu and Kashmir during Ramzan, any decision to extend it or end it, will be taken at the political level. So far no decision has been taken.” However, the killing of Shujaat Bukhari, a senior journalist, on Thursday evening in Srinagar by suspected militants has changed equations. Bukhari had been constantly writing in his paper ‘Rising Kashmir,’ in support of the halting of security force operations. His murder is the one of the most high profile killings in the valley in last many years. After this incident, the decision of halting of operations by Indian government has come under scrutiny and the government is taking some time to...

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Hotels with bars to be made by West Bengal Govt. to lure Bihar wedding parties

Indian weddings mean lots of rituals, dresses, jewellery, food and last but not the least, alcohol. The Nitish Kumar government had declared Bihar a dry state on 26th of November in 2015. He declared a total ban on alcohol on 5th April, 2016. Nitish government amended Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill, 2016, and according to this amendment, the government would take legal action against a woman if her husband drinks, even if it is without her knowing it. The amended bill said that if any adult family member is found drinking, selling, making or distributing liquor then it would be presumed that others gave permission for it. So many families have shifted their family functions to cities outside of Bihar. Now, the West Bengal government is in the process of setting up mega wedding venues in townships close to the Bihar border. Their aim is to attract all these family functions to West Bengal. Bengal tourism minister Gautam Deb said: “we came to know that many families in Bihar are shifting their wedding functions to places such as Benaras in UP and Koderma or Ranchi in Jharkhand.” The minister added that some had even selected Kolkata as a venue but at a high price. Gautan Deb further said: “if we can offer venues closer to east Bihar, families from that region can shift there at lower expenses and the...

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Chidambaram’s Role In Aircel Maxis Case Highlighted In ED Chargesheet

In a 4500-page chargesheet that the Enforcement Directorate filed in the case against former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaran, the agency has highlighted the specific role of Chidambaram in the conspiracy in the Aircel-Maxis 2G spectrum scam. The charge sheet was filed in a special court on Wednesday. The Prevention of Money Laundering Act was used against Karti and others in the first chargesheet that was filed by the ED in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case. The agency had already questioned P Chidambaram twice in this case, and his son multiple times. The ED indicated that a supplementary chargesheet would be submitted later. The role of P Chidambaram in the conspiracy case of Aircel Maxis is being investigated by the agency. The details they gathered showed that the former finance minister played a very important role in granting foreign direct investment (FDI) approval to the Malaysian company Maxis when the company had acquired shares in the Indian company Aircel. The company invested Rs 3,500 crore in its Indian partner Aircel. The court is yet to take cognisance of the ED chargesheet. In the chargesheet, ED has alleged that the former finance minister was aware of the fact that FDI approval in Aircel India Ltd was for more than Rs 3,500 crore. The charegesheet was filed by special prosecutors Rajeev Awasthi, Nitesh Rana and N K Matta. In...

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