Care About Digital Privacy? Then Prove It

Millions of people received an email from Twitter last week advising them to change their password. Apparently, a bug allowed some employees inside the company to see users’ passwords in plain text, creating the possibility that private information could be compromised.

I received this email, read it and promptly deleted it. I forgot all about it until the subject came up by chance in a conversation with a colleague the next day.

Why was I so blase? Not because Twitter’s internal investigation showed the information never left Twitter’s systems and found no indication of a breach or evidence of bad conduct – though that is all true. Instead, the economist in me – inferring my preferences and beliefs from my conduct – concluded that I don’t really care whether someone has my Twitter password. Or, more precisely, that the cost – measured in time and hassle – of changing the password was greater than my expectation of the harm from not doing so.

My behaviour was at odds with important assumptions in the public debate. The US and Europe have been abuzz with discussion about privacy, driven in large part by the revelation that information from as many as 87 million Facebook users was sold to a private company. The question du jour: How can we protect information about ourselves that is on social media?

I’ve been asking a different question: Do we really care about privacy?

Consider whether you would trade the privacy of your friends for a free slice of pizza.

As part of an experimental study, economists Susan Athey, Christian Catalini and Catherine Tucker looked into the mismatch between stated preferences about privacy and actual privacy-related behaviour among undergraduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Students were asked to provide the email addresses of their friends to the researchers. To entice them to do so, some were offered free pizza.

The researchers were interested in whether the students would protect the privacy of their friends by handing over invalid email addresses. (The economists were able to verify whether the addresses were valid.) It turns out that if you offer the students free pizza, the likelihood that they will protect the privacy of their friends is cut in half. Surprisingly, this result was the same for students who reported high or low degrees of concern about protecting their privacy from businesses, the government and the public in general.

In addition to finding that small incentives to relinquish such data overpower stated preferences about privacy, the economists also found that the students made quite different choices in response to small factors.

Indeed, despite all the headlines about Facebook’s use of individual data in recent weeks, the company reports that users haven’t been making significant changes to their privacy settings. Speaking last month in London shortly after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress, a vice president with the company, Carolyn Everson, reported “not anticipating major changes to our overall revenue and business model.”

I don’t consider anything on my Facebook page to be sensitive, private content. Judging by their behavior, it may be that most Facebook users feel the same.

That stands in contrast with the emails stored in my Gmail account, which have lots of private information that I wouldn’t want anyone other than my wife to read. To protect it, I have enabled “two-factor authentication,” a protocol that requires me to provide information in addition to my username and password to access my account.

I doubt I’m alone in wanting my email account to stay private. Which is why I was surprised to learn that less than 10 percent of active Gmail accounts use this two-step process. It seems that for the overwhelming majority of Gmail users, the benefit of extra security isn’t worth the small cost of providing a bit of extra information at the login stage.

All this highlights the importance of personal responsibility – a key part of the discussion about digital privacy that has been conspicuously absent.

If you care about what’s in your email, take simple steps to protect it. Social-media platforms are in the public square. It’s the responsibility of users to make sure there is nothing on their social-media accounts that shouldn’t be made public.

There is nuance here. I know not to put my bank account information on Twitter. But it may be less obvious that by using Google to help with online shopping or Facebook to stay in touch with friends, I am generating information that is in the public square and that private companies can use. But that’s exactly what I’m doing, and it’s my responsibility to make choices about my privacy knowing that.

At the end of the day, I’m happy to make this trade. And judging by your behaviour, you probably are, too.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan in Sonam Kapoor Marriage Dancing on Aunty Police – आंटी पुलिस बुला लेगी पर मस्त होकर नाच रही थीं करीना, तभी इन आंटी ने कुछ ऐसा कहा वो बोलीं

खास बातें

  1. सोनम की शादी में यूं नाचीं करीना
  2. अनिल कपूर ने भी किया था डांस
  3. सलमान और शाहरुख भी रहे कमाल

नई दिल्ली: सोनम कपूर की शादी बॉलीवुड की मोस्ट हैपनिंग शादी रही है और बॉलीवुड के अधिकतर स्टार इस शादी में नजर आए हैं. सभी सितारों ने शादी में जमकर मस्ती की और डांस में अपने हाथ दिखाए. दिलचस्प यह है कि सोनम कपूर की शादी के वीडियो आने थम ही नहीं रहे हैं. शाहरुख खान, सलमान खान, वरुण धवन और रणवीर सिंह के कई वीडियो के बाद बारी करीना कपूर खान की हैं. करीना ने भी डांस फ्लोर पर जमकर तहलका मचाया है और उनका ऐसा ही डांस वाला एक वीडियो खूब देखा जा रहा है. 

सलमान खान ने मुंह में पल्लू दबाकर किया डांस, ताली बजाने लगी ये एक्ट्रेस; देखें Video


अमिताभ बच्चन की बेटी ने किया ‘जुम्मे की रात’ पर डांस, सोनम कपूर के रिसेप्शन पर ऐसा था अंदाज

करीना कपूर के इस डांस वीडियो में वे ‘आंटी पुलिस बुला लेगी’ गाने की धुन पर मस्त होकर थिरक रही हैं. वे गाने का भरपूर लुत्फ ले रही हैं और मजेदार अंदाज में डांस भी कर रही हैं. लेकिन तभी एक आंटी आती है और करीना कपूर से कुछ कहती हैं. करीना कपूर को इतने लाउड म्यूजिक में कुछ सुनाई नहीं देता है तो वे जोर से पूछती हैं ‘क्या?’ वो आंटी कुछ कहती हैं तो करीना कपूर मुस्कराकर रह जाती हैं. लेकिन यह वीडियो वाकई काफी दिलचस्प है.


सलमान और शाहरुख ने गाया अनिल कपूर की पत्नी के लिए ऐसा गाना कि सुनीता बोलीं- Control Them


सोनम कपूर और आनंद आहूजा 8 मई को मुंबई में विवाह बंधन में बंधे. दिन में आनंद कारज की रस्मों से उनकी शादी हुई थी और रात को लीला होटल में शादी का रिसेप्शन दिया गया था. इस रिसेप्शन में बॉलीवुड की सभी दिग्गज हस्तियां मौजूद थीं और उन्होंने खूब मस्ती की. सबसे ज्यादा मजेदार रही शाहरुख और सलमान खान की जुगलबंदी और अनिल कपूर का फुल एनर्जी के साथ डांस करना. इस वजह से भी ये शादी लंबे समय तक याद रहेगी.

 …और भी हैं बॉलीवुड से जुड़ी ढेरों ख़बरें…

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Automotive Industry Grows By 17.95 Per Cent In April 2018

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There are more ears and bikes coming in this financial year

It’s been quite a rollercoaster ride for the automotive industry during the 2017-18 financial year and it all started with the government implementing BS-IV norms in India. While passenger cars weren’t affected, two-wheelers and commercial vehicles took a massive hit thanks to this order. The next big mountain to climb was the Goods and Tax Services and the industry took a beating there too as the cess rates saw prices of cars rise. The industry still managed to stand on its feet. The industry produced a total 26,45,618 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers, two wheelers and quadricycle in April 2018 as against 22,42,965 in April 2017. This saw the automotive industry register a growth of 17.95 percent over the same month last year.

Also Read: Car Sales In April 2018

The sale of Passenger Vehicles grew by 7.50 percent in April 2018 over the same month last year. Within the Passenger Vehicles, the sales for Passenger Cars, Utility Vehicle & Vans grew by 4.89 percent, 11.92 percent and 18.99 percent respectively in April 2018 over the same month last year. The big gainers of course were Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota and even Tata Motors.

The overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered a growth of 75.95 percent in April 2018 as compared to the same month last year. Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) increased by 169.26 percent and Light Commercial Vehicles grew by 43.92 percent in April 2018 over the same month last year.

Also Read: Bike Sales In April 2018

Three Wheelers sales increased by 54.17 percent in April 2018 over the same month last year. Within the Three Wheelers, Passenger Carrier sales registered a growth of 63.64 percent and Goods Carrier grew by 25.66 percent in April 2018 over April 2017.

Two Wheelers sales registered a growth at 16.92 percent in April 2018 over April 2017. Within the Two Wheelers segment, Scooters, Motorcycles and Mopeds grew by 12.63 percent, 19.38 percent and 16.86 percent respectively in April 2018 over April 2017. Hero remained at the top of its game with Honda, TVS and Royal Enfield and Bajaj showing strong growth

In April 2018, overall automobile exports grew by 24.21 percent. While Passenger Vehicles exports declined by 15.89 percent, Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers and Two Wheelers registered a growth of 51.99 percent, 88.16 percent and 26.85 percent respectively in April 2018 over the same period last year.

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sushil Modi travel poland so he will not celebrate Tej Pratap marriage ceremony

आरजेडी सुप्रीमो लालू प्रसाद यादव के बड़े बेटे तेज प्रताप की शादी  के लिए परिवार से लेकर राजनीतिक दोस्त और राजनीतिक विरोधी सभी लोगों को शादी का कार्ड दिया गया है. लालू परिवार के सबसे विरोधी माने जाने वाले बिहार के उपमुख्यमंत्री सुशील मोदी को भी शादी का कार्ड दिया गया था. लेकिन वे शादी में शामिल नहीं हो पाएंगे.

तेज प्रताप यादव की शादी में नहीं शामिल होंगे सुशील मोदी, जानें क्या है वजह

सुशील मोदी यूरोपियन इकोनॉमिक कांग्रेस में शामिल होने पोलैंड जा रहे हैं. (फाइल फोटो)

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Disqualify Sriramulu From Contesting Polls, Congress Petitions Election Commission

B Sriramulu is contesting on a BJP ticket from the Badami constituency against CM Siddaramaiah.

New Delhi:  A day after it released a video allegedly showing BJP candidate B Sriramulu  bribe a former chief justice of India’s relative, Congress today petitioned the Election Commission demanding he be disqualified from contesting the Karnataka assembly elections.

“We have requested the Election Commission to disqualify B Sriramulu from contesting the election,” senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal told reporters after meeting the poll panel.

Yesterday, the Congress released two videos, dating back to 2010, allegedly showing BJP leaders B Sriramulu and four “middlemen” negotiating a bribe with then chief justice KG Balakrishnan’s son-in-law Sreenijan in a case involving the Obulapuram Mining Company owned by Janardhana Reddy.

NDTV cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video.

“The video is fake, don’t believe it,” BJP chief Amit Shah told reporters on a day campaigning ended for the polls.

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Yesterday, Congress released two videos allegedly showing Sriramulu negotiating a bribe with then chief justice KG Balakrishnan’s son-in-law Sreenijan. 

Mr Sriramulu, a close aide of Janardhana Reddy, is contesting on a BJP ticket from the Badami constituency against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of the Congress.

The Congress alleges that Mr Sriramulu offered crores as bribe to get a favourable order in a case against Janardhan Reddy, who is accused of illegal mining on the Andhra Pradesh-Karnataka border.

The Andhra Pradesh government had in 2009 banned Janardhana Reddy’s company from operating its mines in Anantpur. Three months later in February 2010, the high court cancelled the order, after which the state government moved Supreme Court.

On May 10, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Reddys. The next day, Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan retired.

Janardhana Reddy, who was made a minister after the BJP government came to power in Karnataka in 2008, had to quit after a report by the Lokayukta indicted him. He was later arrested by the CBI in 2011.

(with inputs from PTI)

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Virender sehwag Preity Zinta verbal spat, sanjay bangar also suffered in 2016

मुंबईः एक जमाने में बेखौफ और निडर बल्लेबाज माने जाने वाले वीरेंद्र सहवाग उस समय परेशानी में घिरते नजर आए, जब पंजाब की सह मालकिन प्रीति जिंटा ने उनसे पूछा कि टीम 158 रनों का पीछा क्यों नहीं कर पाई. उनकी क्या रणनीति थी? बता दें कि आईपीएल 2018 राजस्थान ने पंजाब को 158 रनों का लक्ष्य दिया था, लेकिन लोकेश राहुल और क्रिस गेल जैसे धाकड़ बल्लेबाजों से सजी उनकी टीम इसे बनाने में नाकाम रही. खबरों की माने तो इस मुद्दे पर सहवाग और प्रीति की बीच में तल्ख बातचीत हुई. सहवाग पहले शख्स नहीं हैं, जिनसे प्रीति जिंटा की नाराजगी की खबर आई हैं. 2016 में संजय बांगर के साथ भी ऐसा हो चुका है. 

खबरों की माने तो प्रीति जिंटा इस बात से काफी परेशान थीं कि पिछले चार मैचों में से टीम 3 मैच हार चुकी है, लेकिन सहवाग और प्रीति के बीच तल्ख संवादों के गवाहों का मानना है कि प्रीति ने गलत आदमी को चुन लिया है. ऐसा भी नहीं है कि पंजाब के कोचिंग स्टाफ को पहली बार प्रीति की डांट सुननी पड़ी हो. 2016 में कोच संजय बांगर को प्रीति जिंटा ने बाहर निकालने की धमकी दे दी थी. हालांकि, बाद में इस बात का खंडन करते हुए टीम की तरफ से कहा गया था कि यह मीडिया ने इस गलत ढंग से पेश किया है. 

मुंबई मिरर की रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक, राजस्थान के खिलाफ रविचंद्रन अश्विन को नंबर तीन पर बल्लेबाजी के लिए भेजा गया था. जबकि करुण नायर और मनोज तिवारी जैसे बल्लेबाज टीम के पास थे. यह रणनीति कामयाब नहीं हुई और अश्विन शून्य पर आउट हो गए. सूत्रों का यह भी कहना है कि शुरू में सहवाग शांत रहे लेकिन प्रीति लगातार इसका दोष उन पर लगाती रही. हालांकि, सहवाग ने उन्हें सफाई देने की भी कोशिश की. 

बता दें कि यह पहला मौका नहीं था जब वीरेंद्र सहवाग को प्रीति के हस्तक्षेप से परेशानी हुई. वीरेंद्र सहवाग ने टीम के अन्य मालिकान से भी कहा है कि प्रीति को हम क्रिकेटर से बातचीत करते समय संयम से काम लेना चाहिए. हालांकि, जब वीरेंद्र सहवाग से संपर्क करने की कोशिश की तो सहवाग ने इस पर कोई प्रतिक्रिया नहीं दी, क्योंकि वह नहीं चाहते कि खिलाड़ियों का फोकस कहीं ओर जाए. 

फ्रैंचाइजी इस पूरे घटनाक्रम को रुटीन पोस्ट मैच बातचीत बता रही है, लेकिन वह यह भी कह रहे हैं कि प्रीति जिंटा इस हार से काफी परेशान हो गई थी. जब टीम के सह मालिक मोहित बर्मन ने संपर्क करने की कोशिश की गई तो वह भी उपलब्ध नहीं थे. बाद में उन्होंने कहा, ‘जहां तक मैं जानता हूं ऐसी कोई समस्या नहीं है. मैंने वीरू और प्रीति दोनों से बात की है.’

Preity Zinta,

गौरतलब है कि वीरेंद्र सहवाग 2017 में पंजाब टीम से जुड़े थे. वह टीम के लिए ओपनिंग करते थे. इस साल वह टीम के मेंटर हैं और ऑक्शन में भी उनका अहम रोल रहा है. उन्होंने ही अश्विन और गेल को टीम में शामिल कराया था. पंजाब कभी आईपीएल नहीं जीत पाई है. मजेदार बात है कि इस साल पंजाब का प्रदर्शन काफी बेहतर रहा है. वह अंक तालिका में तीसरे नंबर पर है. उसके पास टॉप 4 टीमों में आने की पूरी संभावना है.

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Sonam Kapoor, Anand Ahuja Share Thank You Note For Those Who Made The Wedding ‘Special’

New Delhi: 
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja took out time to thank all the key figures, who made their big fat wedding the grand affair it was! Sharing a note on Instagram, Sonam wrote: “Anand and I would like to thank everyone who made our wedding the most magical two days of our lives. We would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who made this day special and here’s a few people who deserve a special mention.” In her note, Sonam added special messages for the designers whose outfits were worn by the newly-weds over during two-day-long wedding festivites, the stylists, the wedding organisers, the venue decorators and many others.

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Congratulations, once again!

Thanking the stylists, Sonam wrote: “Thank you for transforming Anand and me into the best versions of ourselves!” while for her designated designers, she added: “You are all some of the most talented people I know and my wedding could never have been what it was without your inspired garments. Anand and I want to wear our wedding clothes every day!” Sonam wore an Anuradha Vakil lehenga for her wedding and opted for an Anamika Khanna ensemble for the reception.

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Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja at their Mumbai reception

Tagging her mother Sunita Kapoor, along with jewellery brand Amrapali, Sonam thanked them for “creating special pieces for Anand and I that will become heirlooms that we can pass on to our children!”

Sonam rounded off her post on a note of gratitude to the media and press, writing: “The Indian Media, thank you for respecting our privacy and celebrating with us and covering us with such positivity and warmth. Mumbai Police also received a special mention and so did her humongous fan following: “Last but definitely not the least, I would like to thank my fans for all the love they have shown me over the last few days.”

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding was a big fat Punjabi shaadi which all Kapoor weddings are expected to be. The wedding was preceded by a pre-mehendi party and a mehendi ceremony. Guests at Sonam and Anand’s wedding list included the Ambanis and the who’s who of Bollywood like the Bachchans, Shah Rukh and Salman Khan, Rekha, Rani Mukerji, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Swara Bhasker, Karan Johar and others.

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PM Narendra Modi arrives Nepal Janakpur Airport Live updates | LIVE: बारहबीघा में पीएम मोदी ने कहा

नई दिल्ली : प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी शुक्रवार को 2 दिवसीय नेपाल दौरे पर जनकपुर पहुंचे. जनकपुर में पीएम मोदी ने नेपाल के प्रधानमंत्री केपी शर्मा ओली के साथ मिलकर जनकपुर-अयोध्या बस सर्विस को हरी झंडी दिखाई. बस को हरी झंडी दिखाने के बाद पीएम मोदी बारहबीघा के रंगभूमि मैदान में जनसभा को संबोधित करने पहुंचे. रंगभूमि मैदान में पीएम मोदी ने अपने भाषण की शुरुआत मैथिली भाषा में की. उन्होंने कहा,’राजा जनक और राजा दशरथ ने सिर्फ जनकपुर और अयोध्या को नहीं बल्कि भारत और नेपाल को दोस्ती के बंधन में बांध दिया था.’  

परिभाषा से नहीं भाषा से बंधे हुए हैं भारत और नेपालः मोदी
पीएम मोदी ने कहा, ‘भारत और नेपाल किसी परिभाषा से नहीं बल्कि एक भाषा से बंधे हुए हैं और वह है आस्था का बंधन.’ उन्होंने कहा कि ‘नेपाल ने बिना भारत की आस्था अधूरी है’  माता जानकी के बिना अयोध्या का अस्तित्व अधूरा है. भारत और नेपाल की चुनौतियां और मंजिल एक ही हैं.

मैथिली संस्कृति का स्थान काफी ऊंचाः मोदी
मैथिली संस्कृति की तारीफ करते हुए प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा कि दुनिया में इसका स्थान काफी ऊपर है. उन्होंने कहा कि मैथिली संस्कृति ना सिर्फ माता सीता से जुड़ी हुई है बल्कि दोनों देशोंं को जोड़े रखने में भी सहायक है.

जनकपुर-अयोध्या बस सर्विस को दिखाई हरी झंडी
जनकपुर में पीएम मोदी ने नेपाल के प्रधानमंत्री केपी शर्मा ओली के साथ मिलकर जनकपुर-अयोध्या बस सर्विस को हरी झंडी दिखाई. बस को हरी झंडी दिखाने से पहले पीएम मोदी ने जानकी मंदिर में पूजा की और एक जनसभा को संबोधित किया. प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा कि ‘मेरा सौभाग्य है कि मैं एकादशी के दिन माता जानकी के चरणों में आया और उनके दर्शन किए.’ प्रधानमंत्री ने आगे कहा कि सदियों से भारत और नेपाल का एक खास अट्टू रिश्ता है. जनकपुर ने माता सीता और भगवान राम को देखा.



नेपाली पीएम ने किया प्रधानमंत्री का स्वागत
वहीं, नेपाल के प्रधानमंत्री केपी शर्मा ओली ने भी जनसभा को संबोधित किया और प्रधानमंत्री से कहा कि ‘राजा जनक और जानकी की भूमि पर भारत के प्रधानमंत्री का स्वागत है.’ उन्‍होंने कहा कि जनकपुर एक ऐसा स्थान है, जिसने भगवान राम को आते हुए देखा. अयोध्या से बारात आई और जनकपुर से विदाई हुई.



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इसके बाद प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी और केपी शर्मा ओली ने नेपाल के जनकपुर से उत्‍तर प्रदेश के अयोध्‍या तक इंडो-नेपाल बस सर्विस को हरी झंडी दिखाई.




पंडित ने पीएम को पहनाया ‘पाग’
जानकी मंदिर में पूजा के दौरान पंडित ने प्रधानमंत्री मोदी को पाग पहनाया. बता दें कि पाग को मिथिला में काफी महत्वपूर्ण माना जाता है. अंग्रेजी संस्कृति में जैसे ‘क्राउन’ का महत्व है, उसी प्रकार मिथिला में ‘पाग’ का महत्व है. जनकी मंदिर में पूजा के दौरान पीएम मोदी के साथ नेपाल के प्रधानमंत्री केपी शर्मा ओली भी मौजूद थे. मंदिर में दर्शन करने के बाद पीएम मोदी ने विजिटर बुक में अपना संदेश लिखा. 



कई मायनों में खास है पीएम मोदी का नेपाल दौरा
पीएम मोदी का यह दौरा कई मायनोें में खास है. भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री का दौरा पिछले महीने ओली के भारत दौरे के बाद हो रहा है. ओली फरवरी में पद संभालने के बाद अपनी पहली विदेश यात्रा पर भारत आए थे. रवाना होने से पहले उन्होंने गुरुवार (10 मई) को कहा कि भारत, नेपाल के साथ दोस्ताना संबंधों को उच्च प्राथमिकता देता है. प्रधानमंत्री के.पी. शर्मा ओली के निमंत्रण पर नेपाल के अपने दौरे का जिक्र करते हुए मोदी ने रवाना होने से पहले बयान में कहा, “बतौर प्रधानमंत्री नेपाल का यह मेरा तीसरा दौरा है. यह नेपाल को लेकर भारत की उच्च प्राथमिकता और हमारे पुराने, करीबी दोस्त नेपाल के साथ निजी तौर पर मेरे जुड़ाव को दर्शाता है.”




पीएम मोदी ने एक बयान में कहा, “यह उच्चस्तरीय और निरंतर मुलाकातें मेरी सरकार की ‘पड़ोसी पहले’ नीति की प्रतिबद्धताओं को दर्शाती है जो सबका साथ सबका विकास के उद्देश्य के अनुरूप है.” उन्होंने कहा, “दोनों देशों ने पिछले कुछ वर्षों में एक साथ कई द्विपक्षीय संपर्क व विकास परियोजनाएं पूरी की हैं और दोनों देशों के लोगों के लाभ के लिए परिवर्तनकारी पहलों की शुरुआत की है.”


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मोदी ने कहा कि पिछले महीने नई दिल्ली में पारस्परिक हित के मुद्दों पर व्यापक चर्चा करने के बाद उन्हें और ओली को विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में सहकारी साझेदारी को आगे बढ़ाने का अवसर मिलेगा. भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री ने बताया कि वह काठमांडू के अलावा जनकपुर और मुक्तिनाथ का दौरा करेंगे. उन्होंने कहा, “इन दोनों जगहों पर हर साल बड़ी संख्या में तीर्थयात्री आते हैं. वे भारत और नेपाल के लोगों के बीच प्राचीन और मजबूत सांस्कृतिक व धार्मिक संबंधों के प्रत्यक्ष गवाह हैं.”

अरुण तृतीय पनबिजली संयंत्र का करेंगे शिलान्यास
भारतीय प्रधानमंत्री इसके बाद वीडियो कान्फ्रेंसिंग के जरिए पूर्वी नेपाल के संखुवासभा जिले में स्थित अरुण तृतीय पनबिजली संयंत्र का शिलान्यास करेंगे. यह संयंत्र भारत के सतलज जल विद्युत निगम के अंतर्गत आता है. 900 मेगावाट की परियोजना के अगले पांच साल में पूरा होने की उम्मीद है‌. इस परियोजना पर भारत ने 1.5 अरब डॉलर का निवेश किया है. 

मुक्तिनाथ मंदिर में भी पीएम मोदी करेंगे पूजा
मोदी और ओली संवाददाता सम्मेलन को संयुक्त रूप से संबोधित करेंगे. इसके बाद ओली अपने भारतीय समकक्ष के लिए रात्रिभोज का आयोजन करेंगे. मोदी 12 मई को थोरांग ला पहाड़ियों की तराई में स्थित मस्तांग जिले में मुक्तिनाथ मंदिर में पूजा अर्चना करेंगे तथा इसके जीर्णोद्धार तथा विकास के लिए घोषणाएं करेंगे.

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How Mumbai Salon BBlunt Worker Was Killed

Kirti Vyas working at actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar’s ex-wife Adhuna Bhabani’s salon BBlunt in Mumbai.

Kirti Vyas who worked at actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar’s ex-wife Adhuna Bhabani’s salon was missing since March 16. There have been a lot of twists and turns in the murder case ever since the investigations have started. Here are some details of the horrific act.

A young girl Kirti Vyas working at actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar’s ex-wife Adhuna Bhabani’s salon goes missing. Vyas left home on the morning of March 16 and never reached her workplace. Frantic with worry, the family and even Farhan Akhtar make every effort to locate the missing girl.

Cops investigating the case suspect that Kirti Vyas was murdered over professional differences and arrested two colleagues, Siddhesh Tamhankar, 28, and Khushi Sahjwani, who is 42-years-old. According to the police, Kirti Vyas had pulled up Siddhesh Tamhanka, who works as account executive at BBlunt Andheri, over work performance. Vyas, the finance manager of the same branch had slapped him a notice, and asked him to improve his performance or quit by March 16. The cops suspect that Tamhankar took the extreme step to avoid being sacked

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After throwing several red-herrings to divert the police’s attention, Kirti Vyas’s co-workers Siddhesh Tamhankar and Khushi Sahjwani at BBlunt, were arrested for allegedly murdering her on March 16. As per a Crime Branch source, Sahjwani, 43, who also works as academy manager in the salon, was having an extra-marital affair with Tamhankar, and helped him plot the murder.

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Sources from the crime branch said, Siddhesh Tamhankar was very close to Khushi Sahjwani, and did not want to lose this job. However, his performance was not up to the mark and Vyas had put him on notice for it, which led to a heated argument between the trio. On March 16, the day when Tamhankar’s future in the organisation was to be decided, he and Sahjwani picked up Vyas from a place near her home in an attempt to convince her not to fire Tamhankar. he even promised her that he would improve his performance. However, both of them got a negative response from Vyas. Allegedly, Tamhankar then took a piece of cloth and strangulated Kirti Vyas. When she stopped moving after a few minutes, the duo were in shock and realised what they’d done

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Once the details of the gruesome crime broke, Crime Branch officials said that the crime was very similar to the murder of Sheena Bora. Aside from the murder being committed inside a car, another similarity was that the body was kept inside the vehicle for a long time, till Sahjwani and Tamhankar decided where to dispose of it. Sources said that after the killing, Sahjwani had parked her car, with Vyas’s body inside, in the parking area of the Santacruz high-rise she stayed in for more than seven hours. After parking the car, the two had gone to the office and returned to Santacruz around 6.30 pm, from where they took the car to Mahul Port Trust area to dispose of the body.

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When the police scanned the CCTV camera footage from the area, they found that Vyas did climb into the car at around 9.09 am, but never alighted. Based on the call detail records, Vyas’s phone location was last traced to Jijamata Nagar in Worli. Meanwhile, the CDRs of both the accused revealed that they were in Bharat Nagar, Grant Road, around 8.51 am on March 16. They reached Senapati Bapat Marg in Lower Parel at 10.30 pm, and headed for Santacruz, where Sahjwani resides, before heading for their work place in Andheri. The duo stayed in the office till 6.30 pm, after which they went to Sahjwani’s home, from where they went to Mahul Port Trust in Wadala. They were in Wadala between 8.50 pm and 9.40 pm, said the police source.

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Kirti Vyas’s mother had tried contacting her at 11.30 am, to ask her for the WiFi password, but her phone was switched off. Assuming she was busy at work, she didn’t try reaching her again. The family lodged a missing persons complaint at DB Marg police station the following day.

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Siddhesh Tamhankar and Khushi Sahjwani were questioned by the police and crime branch, as they were last seen with Kirti Vyas near her Grant Road residence. They, however, managed to divert the police’s attention. Sahjwani kept sharing FB posts on the Let’s Help Find Kirti Vyas page until recently.

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Siddhesh Tamhankar was present with the family and friends, at DB Marg police, when the missing persons complaint was filed. “He went around with the team of policemen, claiming he wanted to help them. All this while, he didn’t even tell the cops that he and Sahjwani had met Vyas at the gate of her building complex,” added an officer.After the police started gathering CCTV footage, the duo realised that they could land in trouble. “Sahjwani then told the cops that she had gone to Marine Drive with Tamhankar that morning, and planned to pick up Vyas on the way. Vyas, however, asked them to drop her near Navjivan Society, so that she could take a train from Grant Road station,” the officer said. When the cops asked them why they had kept them in the dark, Sahjwani said that as she was married, she didn’t want anyone to know about their relationship.

Heeding the advice of fishermen from Mahul village, who have been helping the crime branch in the search operation for murdered salon executive Kirti Vyas’ body, officers have brought in technology – drones.Investigators, who suspect the body may be caught amid mangroves in the area, said they have been unable to enter the thicket during high tide and hence decided to use drones to be able to see deep inside the shrubs. Police sources said the nullah in Mahul Port Trust area, where the accused are said to have dumped her body, is covered with mangroves, which is home to foxes. A local fisherman said, “In the village, whenever a dead boy is buried, foxes come and dig up the spot. If they find the body, they drag it away with them.” The cops are afraid of that having happened in Vyas’s case.

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A devastated Shefali Vyas has no idea how she is going to tell her mother that her younger sister, Kirti Vyas, was murdered by her own colleagues. “My mother was positive that Kirti would return safely one day. What do I tell her now?” said Shefali, who had been visiting DB Marg police station every day since Kirti went missing on March 16. “When my mother suggested a vacation because Kirti was such a workaholic, she had agreed. We were supposed to leave for Coorg and Mangalore on March 17. But, she never returned home,” said Shefali.

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Siddhesh Tamhankar’s father, Shantaram Tamhankar, said, “The police say the motive behind the murder is that Kirti Vyas had issued him a notice for not working up to the mark, but he’d made no mention of it to us and seemed his usual self and happy.” “We are a middle-class family, and his arrest has broken us. He ran from pillar to post to find Kirti…” said Suchitra, his sister.

The other accused, Khushi Sahjwani, lived with her husband and teenaged son in a Santacruz West high-rise. A resident told mid-day that the family is nowhere to be seen since Saturday, adding that her husband worked in the hotel industry, while her son had just passed SSC. Another said, “Khushi’s family was on cordial terms with everyone in the building. It was sad to find out Khushi had admitted to the crime. All of us are in shock,” said a woman staying in the Santacruz building.

A person, who once worked at BBlunt said that Sahjwani was the face of the salon and academy as she headed the HR department. “She would be the one who addressed your concerns. She was very sweet. I’m shocked.” Spoorthy Shetty, CEO, Bblunt, said, “We are in constant touch with the authorities. We can only comment once we receive an official statement from the police.”

Right from the way salon executive Kirti Vyas was murdered to how her body was disposed, all aspects of this case match with that of Sheena Bora’s, the Mumbai Crime Branch, investigating the murder of BBlunt’s finance manager, has observed. Officers said that just like Indrani Mukerjea strangulated Bora in a car, Siddhesh Tamhankar and his colleague Khushi Sahjwani, too, murdered Vyas in a moving car. Crime branch sources learnt that the accused killed Vyas in broad daylight inside the car by putting up a sun shade on the windscreen to ensure no passer-by would be able to see inside, and because of summer, this didn’t raise any suspicion either.

Meanwhile, the failure of the DB Marg police in cracking Vyas’s case has attracted the ire of the Commissioner of Police DD Padsalgikar. Despite having plenty of time in hand, they couldn’t nail culprits. Whereas the crime branch not only nabbed the culprits, but also got solid evidence. According to sources, Padsalgikar is angry about the shoddy work of the DB Marg police. A departmental inquiry is likely to be initiated against the officers investigating and supervising the case.

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Indonesia Evacuates Residents, Shuts Airport After Volcano Erupts

Indonesia: Mount Merapi following a phreatic eruption as seen from Donoharjo village (Reuters)

JAKARTA:  Indonesian authorities ordered people living near a volcano to leave their homes on Friday and a major city closed its airport after the 18,000 ft peak sent a column of steam and ash into the sky.

The Mount Merapi volcano on densely populated Java island is one of the most active in Indonesia and a series of eruptions in 2010 killed more than 350 people.

A disaster mitigation agency told residents living within a 5 km (3 mile) radius of the mountain to move to shelters, agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a statement.

He said that 120 people who had been hiking up Merapi were safe.

The airport in Yogyakarta, the nearest big city to the volcano, shut because of the threat from the ash, the state-owned aviation agency AirNav said in a statement.

The disaster agency described Merapi’s latest eruption as phreatic, which means magma heats up ground water and vapour is released under pressure.

The alert status on Merapi had not be raised, it said.

© Thomson Reuters 2018

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