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Vodafone moves High Court against Jio

British telecom major Vodafone has reportedly moved the Delhi High Court against Reliance Jio accusing the Ambani-owned company of offering tariff plans that are against TRAI norms. According to reports, Vodafone complained that Jio was continuing its free promotional offers even after a period of 90 days, a limit set by the regulatory body.

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Govt issues no-objection certificate for Port-Maduravoyal project

Tamil Nadu government has reportedly issued a no-objection certificate for the Chennai Port- Maduravoyal elevated corridor project on Tuesday. This comes after realignment was recommended by a technical committee set up to look into the concerns raised by the state government. Notably, Jayalalithaa's government in 2011 had stalled the project citing environmental issues.

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CPEC may fuel Indo-Pak tension: UN report

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor might create geopolitical tensions with India and ignite political instability as the India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir is a matter of concern, says a UN report. The report also feared that Afghanistan's political instability could limit the potential benefits of transit corridors to population centers near Kabul and Kandahar.

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State govt begins survey of unapproved plots

Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday reportedly started surveying unapproved land across the state. According to reports, the department of housing and urban development has directed all the local bodies to complete the survey by May 27. Notably, the government had notified a regularisation scheme for unauthorised plots on May 4.

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Ransomware Attack: 6 southern railway computers hit in kerala

Six computers of the Southern Railway office in Kerala were hit by the 'WannaCry' virus on Tuesday. According to the officials, the computers belonged to the accounts department of the Southern Railway, Thiruvananthapuram division. The network was immediately disconnected and the affected computers were isolated and there was no data loss, railway officials said. Ransomware cyber attack had disabled some computers in the Palakkad division of Southern Railway and in six panchayats last week as well.

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Dubai recruits world's first robot police officer

The Dubai police have officially inducted the world's first operational robot police officer was officially inducted into the Dubai police force at the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. This robot named as ‘Robocop’ is around 5-foot tall and weighs a 100 kg. It can identify hand gestures from a distance of up to 1.5 metres and can also detect people's emotions and facial expressions. The robot is capable of speaking six languages and people can use its built-in tablet device to access various police services.

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Asus ZenFone Live expected to launch in India today

According to reports, Asus is expected to launch the ZenFone (ZB501KL) Live smartphone with real-time beautification camera in India on Wednesday. The 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) IPS display smartphone runs ZenUI 3.5 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, the handset is offered in 16GB and 32GB of storage. Features include 13-mp rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, and LED flash and a 5-mp front camera with f/2.2 aperture. The handset packs a 2650 mAh non-removable battery.

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1,000 villagers issued Aadhaar cards with same birth date

Nearly 1000 villagers of Kanjasa in Allahabad have got Aadhaar cards mentioning January 1 as their official date of birth. According to reports, a 'technical goof- up' has led to this situation. Neeraj Dubey, Block Development Officer, announced that an inquiry had been ordered and announced that affected villagers will be provided with 'fresh' Aadhaar cards.

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Donald Trump to meet Pope Francis, Italian Leaders

US President Donald Trump arrived in Italy on Tuesday ahead of meetings with Pope Francis and the Italian leaders. Trump's meeting with the head of the world's Roman Catholics on Wednesday comes after the pair sparred at a distance on issues including migration, climate change, and Islam.

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Ponting picks best XI for IPL 10, ops for Uthappa over Dhoni

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has reportedly chosen the best XI for IPL 10. According to reports, Warner will lead the team, which comprises of Gautam Gambhir, Hashim Amla, Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Rashid Khan and Imran Tahir. Notably, Ponting did not include both Dhoni and Kohli in his team.

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UK terror threat level raised to critical

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly said the country’s terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent. Soldiers would be placed in key public locations to support armed police in protecting the public, May said. The Prime Minister further added the move came after investigators were unable to rule out whether Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone.

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PM offers condolence to Uttarakhand bus accident victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his condolence to the family members of Uttarakhand bus accident. “My prayers and solidarity with those who lost their loved ones in unfortunate bus accident in Uttarkashi. May the injured recover soon,” Modi tweeted. Notably, ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh has been announced from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

 

*tweets are not spell checked

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Not embarrassed by ICJ ruling: Pakistan

Pakistan on Tuesday reportedly said that it is not embarrassed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav. Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit reportedly said, "What did India get from ICJ? The final ruling is still expected. We are not embarrassed from the ICJ ruling."

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Microsoft unveils new Surface Pro tablet

Microsoft on Tuesday reportedly unveiled its latest Surface Pro tablet. The company claims that the new Surface Pro will be 20% faster than the older model. The company also claims that the new model will provide 13.5 hours of battery life on a single charge. Notably, this is a 50% increase over the Surface Pro 4. According to reports, the new surface pro will be made available on June 15. Microsoft has reportedly launched the new tablet at a price starting $799 (approximately Rs. 52,000).

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No major action against Major Nitin Gogoi: Army Chief

No major action will be taken against Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi, who tied a Kashmiri man to his jeep as a human shield, even if the court of enquiry finds him “guilty of some lapse”. General Rawat reportedly said that according to his information, Major Gogoi had not committed an offence that warrants disciplinary action. “The present court of inquiry will come to its conclusion but what I have learnt is that he has not committed an offence that will necessitate disciplinary action”, he said.

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1,000 asylum seekers stranded in the Mediterranean

According to reports, about 1,000 people are stranded in the Mediterranean Sea. Several reports suggest that the people are asylum seekers from Libya. Four Italian Coast Guard ships have been reportedly sent out to recover the asylum seekers. Other ships from the UN and Germany have also joined the Italian ships to save the asylum seekers. SOS Mediterranee has reported that 700 people had been rescued to safety, including several children.

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24 dead, 8 injured as bus plunges into deep gorge

According to reports, a bus plunged into a deep gorge in Uttarakhand on Tuesday killing at least 24 persons and injuring eight others. The bus full of pilgrims from Indore, Madhya Pradesh were returning from the Gangotri shrine. The accident took place near Nalupani in Uttarkashi district when the driver lost control. The injured are receiving treatment at a local hospital.

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Lankan Navy arrests six TN fishermen

The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday reportedly arrested six Tamil Nadu fishermen for allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu in the island nation. The arrested fishermen have been taken to Kangesanthurai port in Neduntheevu, said M Emerit, the president of fishermen association in Rameswaram. They were allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu when they were arrested, he said.

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Duterte imposes martial law in southern Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday reportedly declared martial law across the southern island of Mindanao. According to reports, the martial law was imposed after more than 100 IS supporters had a deadly gun battle with government forces. The IS supporters have reportedly set fire to a church,  a jail and a college.

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Samsung launches Galaxy Wide 2

Samsung on Tuesday reportedly unveiled the successor to the Galaxy Wide smartphone in South Korea. According to reports, the smartphone has been priced at KRW 297,000 (roughly Rs. 17,000). Galaxy Wide 2 has 5.5-inch HD display with curved glass on top.  Other than that, it has an octa-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. In camera, the wide 2 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and also packs a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. However, there is no information on pricing and availability in other markets.

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