Chandrababu Naidu Takes Away CBI Free Pass in Andhra Pradesh


Andhra Pradesh government has empowered state investigation agency with CBI’s duties

New Delhi: 

The CBI cannot conduct raids or investigations in Andhra Pradesh without permission, the state’s Chandrababu Naidu government has said, setting up a new point of conflict with the centre. The state government has withdrawn “general consent” to the CBI or Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to operate in Andhra Pradesh.

Rules for the country’s top investigating agency say it has complete jurisdiction over Delhi but can enter other states with the “general consent” of their government.

That permission has been withdrawn now, said a ruling party leader, so the CBI cannot “interfere” in any case in Andhra Pradesh.

The Andhra government has also empowered the state investigation agency with the CBI’s duties.

A “confidential” order withdrawing CBI’s free pass in Andhra Pradesh was issued on November 8, three months after the state government allowed the CBI to exercise its powers and jurisdiction in the state. The order was leaked out on Thursday.

In March, Chandrababu Naidu pulled out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance over demands for special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Recently, he also accused the centre of undermining the credibility of the CBI for its own gains.

A spokesperson of Mr Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party, Lanka Dinakar, told ANI, “This decision has been taken in the wake of incidents happening in CBI since last six months. It lost its independence due to the involvement of the Narendra Modi-led union government which is using CBI as a tool against political opponents using fabricated statements.”

Recent raids by income tax authorities on business establishments run by those close to the ruling Telugu Desam Party have embarrassed the chief minister.

Mr Naidu won support from his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee for his move. “Chandrababu Naidu has done the right thing in saying he wouldn’t allow CBI in his state. The BJP can be ‘note changer’, but it’s not a game changer,” she said.





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Fox News Backs CNN In Court Battle With Donald Trump’s White House Over Jim Acosta’s Press Pass


The announcement came a day after CNN said it was suing to restore the press pass of Jim Acosta

New York: 

Fox News said Wednesday it would join rival CNN in its legal battle to restore the access of White House reporter Jim Acosta, maintaining that press credentials “should never be weaponized.”

Fox, which has often been praised by US President Donald Trump, said the revoking of the CNN reporter’s press pass raises concerns over freedom of the press.

“Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential,” the news channel’s president Jay Wallace said in a statement.

“We intend to file an amicus brief with the US District Court. Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by both the president and the press at recent media avails, we do support a free press, access and open exchanges for the American people.”

The announcement came a day after CNN — part of the WarnerMedia division of AT&T — said it was suing to restore the press pass of Acosta, barred after a testy exchange with Trump at a White House news conference.

Officials initially said the CNN chief White House reporter was banned for inappropriately touching a White House female intern as he struggled to hold on to a microphone and cited a video that appeared to have been manipulated.

Trump later said journalists might be barred if they were not “respectful.”

Free speech activists said the case was important and that public officials should not be able to bar access to journalists if they dislike news coverage.

The White House dismissed CNN’s complaint as “grandstanding” and vowed to “vigorously defend” against the lawsuit.





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PUBG Coming to Xbox Game Pass on November 12


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been exclusive to the Xbox One for the better part of the year and now Microsoft is bringing the battle royale sensation to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service in addition to it being sold separately. The company announced the news at X018, its Xbox fan fest. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can play PUBG via the service this month with the PUBG Xbox Game Pass release date being November 12.

“We know that having a diverse catalog of games is important to Xbox Game Pass members so today, we are excited to announce new blockbuster games becoming available in time for the holidays, including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), the definitive battle royale experience, pitting 100 players against each other in a struggle for survival across a variety of thrilling and immersive environments. PUBG will be available to all members beginning on November 12,” a post from Ashley McKissick, Head of Xbox Game Pass reads.

This isn’t all. Other games coming to Xbox Game Pass include Ori and the Blind Forest, Kingdom Two Crowns, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice this December. Plus, Thomas Was Alone from Volume hitmaker Bithell Games, Agents of Mayhem, and MXGP3 will find their way to Xbox Game Pass on November 22.

Previously, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated that the company has plans to bring the Netflix-styled game subscription service to Windows 10 PC. At the moment, Xbox Game Pass is restricted to the Xbox One. Though this could change soon enough. While Nadella didn’t outline concrete plans for this to happen, it’s odd that X018 didn’t have more details pertaining to it.

“Bringing Game Pass to even the PC is going to be a big element of [increasing the strength of our gaming community],” said Nadella during a conference call after Microsoft’s earnings call (via Gaming Bolt).

It will be interesting to see how Xbox Game Pass would work on Windows 10 PC. Reason being, Xbox Game Pass has helped the company bolster its Xbox One sales and bringing it to PC may simply give consumers less of a reason to bother with the company’s hardware. That being said, we won’t be surprised to see it lean on the Xbox Play Anywhere program Microsoft launched a couple of years prior.


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Xbox Game Pass Coming to Windows 10 PC: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella


Xbox Game Pass is coming to Windows 10 PC. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated that the company has plans to bring the Netflix-styled game subscription service to Windows 10 PC. At the moment, Xbox Game Pass is restricted to the Xbox One. Though this could change soon enough. While Nadella didn’t outline concrete plans for this to happen, we won’t be surprised to see more information at XO18, a Microsoft Xbox fan event slated for November 7.

“Bringing Game Pass to even the PC is going to be a big element of [increasing the strength of our gaming community],” said Nadella during a conference call after Microsoft’s earnings call (via Gaming Bolt).

It will be interesting to see how Xbox Game Pass would work on Windows 10 PC. Reason being, Xbox Game Pass has helped the company bolster its Xbox One sales and bringing it to PC may simply give consumers less of a reason to bother with the company’s hardware. That being said, we won’t be surprised to see it lean on the Xbox Play Anywhere program Microsoft launched a couple of years prior.

While a subscription-based plan for Xbox hardware seems like a logical conclusion for Microsoft given its focus on Xbox Game Pass, it will be interesting to see how this would benefit the current game development business model. Particularly with big publishers like Ubisoft sounding off on the disadvantages of such services to them.

“I actually view subscription gaming as inhibiting our progress, and I’ll give you two examples. One is with PS Now. I think that’s a great technology for getting streaming content to people, but we don’t make the money as a publisher — we don’t make the same amount of money as we would even just putting stuff on sale. So why bother, from a publisher’s standpoint?,” asked Ubisoft’s Chris Early in conversation with GamesBeat.

“The technology is great for a player. I can play anything anywhere instantly! It’s awesome technology, which is inhibited by the business model. So charge a PlayStation Plus add-on to be able to stream any game you own to any device you own. That’s a great service for the player. It’s going to start people adopting that streaming concept in more places. You’ll be able to get to a place where you have more people focused on streaming.

There’s a similar challenge with your business model. We see it works. We’re believers. You’ve capped it with a subscription plan, where publishers aren’t able to make money. On the other hand, you could just sell the game and let people have the five-minute experience while it downloads, or pay you an add-on price to be able to continue to have fast access in many more places. With subscription it’s just giving it away.”


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Google Tipped to Be Working on ‘Play Pass’ App and Games Subscription Service for Play Store


Google is said to be working on an app subscription service for Google Play. According to compelling evidence discovered in a report, Google Play may soon introduce a subscription service called ‘Play Pass’ that offers users paid apps and games for a monthly fee. As per the latest information, the new service may let Android users subscribe to paid apps on Google Play by paying a monthly fee. The potential feature was reportedly first spotted in a Play Store APK teardown back in June, while this week a Google survey about a subscription service for apps was also discovered. Notably, Google is yet to confirm its plans for the Play Pass subscription service.

Folks at XDA Developers had the first sign of the service when they discovered the potential feature called ‘Play Pass’ in a Play Store APK teardown in June this year. At the time, noted developer Kieron Quinn of MightyQuinnApps had suggested that the feature could be a subscription service. He found it while digging around the Google Play Store using the Xposed Framework. While turning feature flag to ‘true’ reportedly did not reveal any changes in the Play Store, decompiling the code showed that ‘Play Pass’ could have something to with a subscription service. However, since the feature couldn’t be activated at the time, no details were available.

Meanwhile, in a survey conducted via the Google Opinion Rewards programme recently, the company was spotted asking users how well ‘Pass’ described an unnamed ‘app store’ that “has a subscription service that offers hundreds of dollars worth of paid apps and games for a monthly fee.” This essentially indicates that the tech giant could be seeking to finalise the branding.

It is worth noting that Google has not provided any official details that suggest it will introduce an app subscription service called ‘Play Pass’. Teardowns are speculative in nature as the service may or may not get the same features in its next update. However, the report does suggest that Google is at least planning on bringing it.



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Central Government is all set to pass new law to reduce electricity bill in delhi says Manoj Tiwari


खास बातें

  1. सीएम केजरीवाल पर लगाया राजनीति करने का आरोप
  2. मनोज तिवारी ने कहा आम लोगों को होगा फायदा
  3. जल्द विधेयक पारित कर सकती है सरकार

नई दिल्ली: दिल्ली भाजपा अध्यक्ष मनोज तिवारी ने दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल सरकार पर एक बार फिर हमला बोला है. मनोज तिवारी ने कहा कि केजरीवाल सरकार राज्य सरकारें बिजली कंपनियों के साथ मिली भगत करके, उनको डरा धमका कर समान्य जनता के ऊपर बिजली के खर्च का लोड बढ़ा रही है जो कि कहीं से भी जायज नहीं है. गौरतलब है कि इससे पहले दिल्ली के सीएम अरविंद केजरीवाल ने आरोप लगाया था कि केन्द्र सरकार विधेयक लाकर बिजली कंपनियों का होल्ड राज्य सरकार से छीनकर अपने हाथ में लेना चाहती है, जिससे दिल्ली की जनता के लिये बिजली के दाम बढ़ना तय हैं. मनोज तिवारी ने कहा कि ऐसी लूट को समाप्त करने के लिये केन्द्र सरकार एक विधेयक लेकर आ रही है.

यह भी पढ़ें: बीजेपी के दिल्ली प्रदेश अध्यक्ष मनोज तिवारी बोले- जनता के लिए जितनी बार कोर्ट आना पड़े, तैयार हूं

टिप्पणियां


उन्होंने कहा कि इस देश में हर राज्य में बिजली देने का काम केन्द्र सरकार का ही है लेकिन जब राज्य सरकारें बिजली का अतिरिक्त भार जनता पर डालेगी तो केन्द्र सरकार को इस पर विधेयक लाना ही पड़ा. यह विधेयक संघीय ढांचे के अंतर्गत लाया जा रहा है. इसमें कहीं भी अधिकारों का दुरूपयोग नहीं किया जा रहा है. इससे दिल्ली की जनता को लाभ होगा और बिजली के रेट कम होंगे.

VIDEO: सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने मनोज तिवारी को लगाई फटकार.


मनोज तिवारी ने कहा कि किसी भी राज्य के राजस्व को बिना छेड़े अगर बिजली का रेट कम होता है तो इससे किसी को कोई परेशानी नहीं होनी चाहिये लेकिन दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल को अभी इससे परेशानी होनी शुरू हो गई है. इससे यह पता लगता है कि उनकी सरकार द्वारा बिजली कंपनियों के साथ मिलकर बिजली के दामों में कहीं न कहीं घपलेबाजी की जा रही है. 



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Xiaomi Poco F1 Seen to Pass Scratch Test, But Fail Pass Burn, Bend Tests


Xiaomi Poco F1 Seen to Pass Scratch Test, But Fail Pass Burn, Bend Tests

Photo Credit: YouTube/ JerryRigEverything

The plastic build of the Xiaomi Poco F1 was failed to pass the bend test

Poco F1, the new smartphone from Xiaomi that already gained huge popularity in India, has now undergone some durability tests. These come in the form of scratch, burn, and bend tests to ultimately check how the new smartphone performs in terms of toughness. The latest development comes days after Xiaomi officially confirmed the splash resistance of the Poco F1. The Chinese company also highlighted that the smartphone has Quick Charge 4.0 support, though it was initially announced with Quick Charge 3.0.

None other than YouTuber JerryRigEverything has released a video showing the durability of the Poco F1. Once unboxed, the YouTuber begins the Poco F1 durability test by start scratching the display panel that comes with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The display is found to withstand scratches of up to 6 on Mohs’ scale of hardness. However, some deeper grooves were found at a level of 7. “It’s covered in Gorilla Glass, and you won’t have to worry about keys or coins or razor blades scratching the large 6.2-inch display,” the narrator describes in the video.

After scratch testing the display panel, the YouTuber took the sides of the Poco F1 to check the paint job. The shiny paint wasn’t able to resist the attacks of the sharp razor.

 

The fingerprint sensor that sits at the back of the Poco F1 is found to be “invincible” that resists scratches even from a sharp blade. Similar is the case of the protector covering dual rear camera setup that helps bear scratches. However, the back panel of the smartphone is highly prone to scratches. The plastic back, nevertheless, doesn’t shatter in case of any sudden drops, unlike models such as OnePlus 6 that carry a glass back.

Xiaomi Poco F1 Review

Further, the YouTuber took a burn test under which the screen of the Poco F1 wasn’t able to withstand an open flame even for few seconds. The phone also failed to pass the bend test. But notably, the body requires a huge force to change its shape.

 



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PUBG Mobile Season 3 Now Live With New Royale Pass


PUBG Mobile Season 3 for Android and iOS is now live and it comes with a new Royale Pass. The PUBG Mobile Royale Pass is Tencent’s answer to the Fortnite Battle Pass with new cosmetic unlocks with each level earned. According to the PUBG Mobile subreddit, the PUBG Mobile Season 3 Royale Pass is now available for purchase at the price of 600 UC for the Elite variant and 1800 for Elite Price. In addition to this there are a 100 levels and six ‘free’ Legendary items with the Elite Royale Pass, allowing players to get four legendary achievements by playing and ranking up. All Season 2 RP points, data levels and leaderboards have been reset. In addition to this, users on the PUBG Mobile subreddit have calculated PUBG Mobile Season 3 rewards and you can earn them.

PUBG Mobile Season 3 rewards – free users

  • 175 – Daily Missions (25/day, 7/week)
  • 70 – Daily login points (10/day, 7/week)
  • 240 – Weekly Normal Missions (6/week valued at 30 per mission)
  • 100 – Free for completing 10 missions a week

PUBG Mobile Season 3 rewards – Elite Royale Pass users 

  • 175 – Daily Missions (25/day, 7/week)
  • 70 – Daily login points (10/day, 7/week)
  • 240 – Weekly Normal Missions (6/week valued at 30 per mission)
  • 100 – Free for completing 10 missions a week
  • 320 – Elite Missions (4/week valued at 80 per mission)

“This means that if you complete every mission, daily and login for 45 seconds every day to just collect the free 10 RP everyone is able to max out their respected pass. It should be noted that each daily mission has 72 hours time to be completed before it expires so plan accordingly,” claims Redditor Szpartan.

And while the Sanhok map is seen in the background of the official PUBG Mobile Season 3 art work, it is speculated to be a part of the PUBG 0.8.0 update. That said, we won’t be surprised to see it sooner rather than later.

“As of now, new maps are the most requested in-game feature in PUBG Mobile. I think the idea of exploring a new terrain; a new battleground gets the players excited. We are always looking into what interests our players and are trying to bring out new features with every update,” says Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games India in conversation with Gadgets 360. What’s more is, Aravind hints at a greater number of modes and content in the months to come pointing to the success of War Mode as a reason for this.

“Players are really enjoying the War Mode. The game feature allows players to respawn and continue the game even after their in-game death while scoring points for kills and revives. Our players are having a lot of fun with it. There are several new maps and modes that we are testing out and some of them would be released in the near future,” he says.

Although most of PUBG Mobile Season 3’s features are geared towards players coming back, Aravind told us that Tencent will continue with its zero tolerance cheating policy.

“Unfortunately, there has been a rise in cheaters and hackers lately within our comunity. We have a firm zero tolerance for this. We believe that these people can ruin the gaming experience and hurt legit players through their unfair advantages. We are working on reducing the cheating problems due to the use of emulators and other cheating tools on mobile. There is a report mechanism in the game for players if they come up against any such issue, which can be used for reporting the player who is cheating. We look into the matter internally and take the appropriate measures. In addition to that we are also looking at information provided by our players in gaming communities to make the product better,” he says.


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On Last Day Of Current Session, Centre Plans To Pass Triple Talaq Bill


Centre plans to pass the triple talaq bill on the last day of the monsoon session of parliament today

New Delhi: 

On the last day of the current Monsoon Session of Parliament today, members will discuss the crucial triple talaq bill. The bill, which was debated during the previous session, has been amended by the government considering suggestions made by other parties. Today, the government looks to pass the bill in Parliament. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters last evening, that the Union Cabinet has approved three amendments to the ‘Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill’ which has been cleared by Lok Sabha and pending approval of Rajya Sabha. If the bill is cleared by the upper house today, it will have to go back to Lok Sabha for approval of the amendments. The bill will be discussed at 1:30 pm today. The Congress also decided to protest the Rafale deal in Parliament today.

Here are the LIVE Updates from the last day of the monsoon session of parliament:





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Will Congress Help Pass Backward Caste Bill, Amit Shah Asks Rahul Gandhi


Amit Shah said the Modi government got the OBC bill passed in the Lok Sabha (File)

Chandauli (UP): 

BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday dared the Congress to clear its stand in the Rajya Sabha on the amended other backward castes bill, saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward communities.

At the same time, he charged the opposition with playing vote bank politics on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) issue.

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, commonly known as OBC bill, was passed in the Lok Sabha on August 2 and will now go to the Rajya Sabha for passage.

The proposed legislation seeks to grant the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status on a par with National Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

“Modi government has got the OBC bill passed in the Lok Sabha. This will go to the Rajya Sabha. Will (Congress president) Rahul Gandhi clear his stand before the country that whether his party will help in the passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha or not. This will make it clear whether the Congress was really for the welfare of the backward,” Mr Shah said.

He was here to attend a function on renaming of Mughalsarai junction after RSS stalwart Pt Deendayal Upadhyay. On the NRC issue, the BJP chief said, “We have to push out each and every Bangladeshi infiltrator from the country.”

“Mamata Banerjee and Congress say that NRC should not be done. I ask Rahul Baba whether NRC should be conducted in the country or not. But, he does not answer. You all should tell that whether the Bangladeshi infiltrators should be pushed out (from India) or not.”

“Today I would like to ask the SP, the BSP and the Congress whether they want the infiltrators to stay in the country or they should be driven out. I know the answer of the people of UP. The answer is that not even a single infiltrator should be allowed to stay in India,” he said.





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