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Apple engineer sacked after daughter's iPhone X video goes viral

Sunday, October 29 2017

Apple engineer sacked after daughter's iPhone X video goes viral

Apple engineer sacked after daughter's iPhone X video goes viral Apple engineer sacked after daughter's iPhone X video goes viral 16:09 hrs San Francisco : Apple has allegedly sacked an engineer after his daughter's video of an unreleased iPhone X went viral on YouTube, the media reported. In the video posted earlier this week, Brooke Amelia Peterson documented her trip to Apple's campus, where her father is an employee and was seen carrying an iPhone X. The video includes footage of an iPhone X with special employee-only QR codes. A notes app was also shown on the iPhone X, which appeared to include codenames of unreleased Apple products, the Verge reported on Saturday. It also includes several minutes of hands-on time with the iPhone X as also a close-up of the device's home screen and the cover sheet notification screen. Peterson claimed her father has been fired as a result of her video, which was in violation of an Apple company rule, which prohibits filming on its campus. Apple had reportedly requested Peterson to remove the video, but it was too late as the content had gone viral.

Aadhaar information leakage: Citizens demand imposing fines on banks, telcos

Sunday, October 29 2017

Aadhaar information leakage: Citizens demand imposing fines on banks, telcos

In the wake of the recent incidents of leakage of Aadhaar information, results of a survey revealed that majority of the respondents demanded that a financial penalty be levied on banks, telecom providers (telcos) or any other organisations that compromised their Aadhaar, bank or call/data transaction details. The survey, which was conducted by LocalCircles on the recent rise of importance of the Aadhaar linkage being flagged by banks and mobile operators, showed that over half of the respondents agreed to process their Aadhaar-bank account-mobile number linkage only after security assurance is provided from service providers and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). In a second set of polls related to mandatory linking of Aadhaar card and bank accounts, 39 percent said they would completely support the move while 12 percent declined support. The other 48 percent assured support only after banks and the UIDAI assure them that their personal information will not be leaked or misused. On Saturday, in a major setback to the UIDAI, reports surfaced of over 800 people in Haridwar's Gaindi Khata village sharing January 1 as their date of birth in their new Aadhaar cards. A similar incident was also reported in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer in May. However, the governing body clarified that January 1 of a particular year is typically taken by default as the official date of birth by the system in instances where the applicants do not know their exact date of birth or do not have the supporting documents. SEARCH

Srikanth first Indian to enter French open final, Sindhu out

Sunday, October 29 2017

Srikanth first Indian to enter French open final, Sindhu out

Srikanth first Indian to enter French Open final, Sindhu out Srikanth first Indian to enter French Open final, Sindhu out Source : Last Updated: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 17:20 hrs Indian star and ace shuttler Kidmabi Srikanth on Saturday became the first Indian man to reach the final of the French Open Super Series. Srikanth defeated compatriot HS Prannoy 14-21, 21-19, 21-18 in the semi-final match here which lasted over an hour. However, in women's singles, PV Sindhu failed to sail through the semi-final event after losing 21-14, 21-9 to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in a one-sided match. Srikanth will now locks horns with the World No. 40 Kenta Nishimoto of Japan on Sunday, to win his consecutive Super Series. The 24-year-old, who has already clinched three Super Series this year, is enjoying the best form of his career and with another final to play on Sunday; he will aim to become the most decorated Indian badminton player with Super Series titles. He has already surpassed Saina Nehwal's 2010 record of reaching three Super Series summit showdowns after winning Denmark Open last week, and Indonesia Open Super Series Premier and Australian Open Super Series earlier in the year. Stay updated on the go with Sify Live Scores App. Click here to download it for your device SEARCH

5 Things We Learned From Manchester City's 3-2 Victory Against West Brom | ht_media

Sunday, October 29 2017

5 Things We Learned From Manchester City's 3-2 Victory Against West Brom | ht_media

5 Things We Learned From Manchester City's 3-2 Victory Against West Brom en Adam Barnish 29 Oct 2017 Manchester City continued their unbeaten start in all competitions this season after their deserved 3-2 win against West Brom. Despite the scoreline appearing to be close, the gulf in class throughout the game was clear to see as West Brom were second best in large parts of the game. With a number of talking points emerging from the game, here are five talking points from Manchester City's 3-2 victory against West Brom. 1. Pep Guardiola Has Created a Team the Rest of Europe Should Fear With 78% possession and 488 successful passes, these are the hallmarks of a typical Pep Guardiola team, and he now appears to have transferred his philosophy onto his carefully assembled squad. A fine blend of youth and experience, mixed with genuine world class talent in all positions, Guardiola now has a squad capable of challenging on multiple fronts this season and this dominant display against the Baggies certainly won't be their last this season. 2. Fernandinho is Priceless For Manchester City The likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero are usually the players who receive critical acclaim for Manchester City performances, meaning it is sometimes easy to overlook the importance of the players behind them. The Brazilian has become a key player in the eye's of Pep Guardiola, acting as the holding midfielder to screen his defence whilst also being expected to play passes further forward. It is a role that Fernandinho thrives in, scoring one and assisting in Leroy Sane's goal, he will be a vital player for Manchester City this season if they harbour aspirations of silverware. 3. West Brom Lacked a Cutting Edge Any side that come up against Manchester City this season will struggle to create chances, such is the pressure they will put on a side. However, a lack of creativity is something that has been labelled at Tony Pulis throughout his time at West Brom and it doesn't look like things are about to change anytime soon. A Jay Rodriguez goal and weak headers from Salomon Rondon and Grzegorz Krychowiak were all that West Brom could muster, before a late consolation after a Nicolas Otamendi mistake made the scoreline closer than it probably should, leaving Baggies fans pondering who will step up to improve the productivity in the side. 4. Defensive Frailties Still Evident for Manchester City Despite Manchester City's impressive attacking play, they still looked fragile when questions were asked of them defensively and it very nearly cost them. West Brom's first shoud've been a rotuine long ball for John Stones to deal with. Instead, he was caught out of position when the pass was made and was even out-muscled by Jay Rodriguez, who then slotted past Ederson who was caught in no mans land. The second was complacency from Nicolas Otamendi, as he tried to chest the ball back to his goalkeeper in the final minute. It was duly punished by Matt Phillips and gave West Brom a glimmer of hope with a minute to go. If City are to challenge for major honours both domestically and in Europe, they can't afford to gift the opposition chances to get back in the game, as it will soon catch up with them. 5. Leroy Sane Proving His Worth For Guardiola The German international was arguably the best player on the pitch for Manchester City and proved the quality he possesses. Scoring a sumptuous opener before assisting Fernandinho for his goal, Sane was a thorn in the Baggies' side all afternoon after his pace could not be handled. Scoring six and assisting another four in his past ten Premier League games proves his importance for Pep Guardiola and will be pivotal for Manchester City going forward into the rest of the season. Transfer News

Sex CD scandal: Rajesh Munat requests for 'high-level' inquiry

Sunday, October 29 2017

Sex CD scandal: Rajesh Munat requests for 'high-level' inquiry

[India], October 29 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Minister Rajesh Munat on Sunday said that he has requested Chief Minister Raman Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president and national leadership for a high-level inquiry into the controversial sex CD scandal, allegedly involving him. "False news and sensation is being spread accusing me. I had said yesterday that the CD was false; it has no credibility," Munat told ANI. Rajesh Munat also said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) would probe to find out who was responsible for the fake CD. "The cabinet and the whole party together made a decision that a CBI investigation will be done to find out who brought the CD into existence and who hatched the political conspiracy," asserted Munat. He also said that the investigation should be done because the way politics was being played was "not right." The state minister further said that he did not blame the Congress, adding that he had credibility. "I would just like to tell them that before accusing anyone of such degrading things, get the facts right. We also do politics but if you are not accepting a particular fact then there is no need to play politics by fake accusations," Rajesh Munat added. Meanwhile, the Chhattisgarh Government has handed over the probe to the CBI Earlier, journalist Vinod Verma was arrested from his residence in Indirapuram in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad on Friday on charges of blackmailing an employee of minister Rajesh Munat over his alleged obscene video. He, however, had alleged he was being framed by the state government because he possessed the minister's 'Sex CD'. (ANI) SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features

If Re. 1 is released, 100 paise will reach people, promises PM Modi

Sunday, October 29 2017

If Re. 1 is released, 100 paise will reach people, promises PM Modi

If Re. 1 is released, 100 paise will reach people, promises PM Modi If Re. 1 is released, 100 paise will reach people, promises PM Modi 15:59 hrs Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday questioned the alleged assertion by the previous union governments that stated a rupee became 15 paise once its reached the villages, citing that his government at the Centre has decided to facilitate the poor with the full benefits of the welfare schemes. "One of the previous governments of the country asserted that Re. 1 released from the Centre becomes 15 paise when it reaches the villagers. Where does the remaining money go? Who steals this amount? Our government has decided that if Re. 1 is released from the Centre, 100 paise (amounting to the actual Re. 1) will reach the people," the prime minister said. Addressing a gathering here after felicitating Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade and handing over RuPay cards to women self-help groups, the prime minister slammed the opposition for questioning the success of the Digital India programme. "A number of people in the parliament said there was illiteracy and poverty in India; how can the people be cashless? This is impossible. They only spoke negative about the initiative, but now they have got the answer," he added. Citing the importance of linking RuPay card, mobiles, bank services with the Aadhar number, the prime minister said that a total of Rs. 57,000 crore has reached the beneficiaries through the Direct Benefit Transfer till now. The prime minister even urged the people to use the Bhim App and embrace cashless transactions. He said this was an era of honesty and integrity and that there was no place for those who cheat the system. "Every rupee, every resource from the Government of India is devoted for the welfare of Indians. We are ensuring the fruits of development reach the intended beneficiaries without any scope of corruption," he added. "Whether we stay in power or not, we will not let people ruin this country. We have not learnt to live for ourselves," Prime Minister Modi further said. Raising concern over the conservation of water, the prime minister urged the farmers of Karnataka to embrace methods like drip irrigation that help conserve water. SEARCH

Sultan of Johor Cup 2017: Indian Junior Men's Hockey Team lose to Great Britain

Sunday, October 29 2017

Sultan of Johor Cup 2017: Indian Junior Men's Hockey Team lose to Great Britain

[Malaysia], October 29 (ANI): The Indian Junior Men's Hockey team lost 1-2 to Great Britain in their fifth match of the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium. India's Raushan Kumar's goal in the 25th minute was not enough for India to win the match as Tom Sorsby and Jack Waller helped Great Britain in qualifying for the final of the tournament. Going into their last round, India needed a win in order to qualify for the final of the tournament whereas Great Britain only required a draw. It was the latter who started the match brightly as they did not allow the Indians to make the transition from defence to attack. On the other hand, Great Britain tried to attack the Indian defence, but good defending kept their efforts out. However, it was India who dominated the proceedings towards the end of the first quarter as they won a penalty corner also which was well saved by Great Britain's Goalkeeper Chris Wyver as Pratap Lakra shot. In the second quarter, it was Great Britain who took the initiative as they were awarded three penalty corners in the 20th minute, the first two of which were well defended by India. But Great Britain's Tom Sorsby scored when he shot past India's Pankaj Rajak. However, India gained some momentum after going behind as they searched for an equaliser. In the 25th minute, Maninder Singh found Dilpreet Singh just outside the circle with a calculated pass, and Dilpreet Singh shot at goal, which was deflected into the back of the net by Raushan Kumar to level the scores for his team. The third quarter was an equally balanced period for both the sides as they looked to take an important lead in the match to give themselves a good chance of qualifying for the final. However, neither team could produce any opportunity to score as the teams ended the third quarter locked at 1-1. The last quarter was essential in the context of the match as both the teams looked to win the match by finishing the match strongly. It was Great Britain who got the better goal-scoring chances in the last quarter as they won a penalty corner in the 52nd minute. The PC was converted well by drag-flicker Jack Waller as India went behind 1-2. India looked to get the equaliser after falling behind, but Great Britain's defense would not let them produce any productive opportunities which meant that the game ended 2-1 in Great Britain's favour and India failed to qualify for the final match of the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017. India will now face Malaysia in the Bronze medal match of 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017 on October 29. (ANI) SEARCH

PM Modi in Ujire praises Digital India initiave, attacks Congress

Sunday, October 29 2017

PM Modi in Ujire praises Digital India initiave, attacks Congress

PM Modi in Ujire praises Digital India initiave, attacks Congress PM Modi in Ujire praises Digital India initiave, attacks Congress Source : Last Updated: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 14:56 hrs Mangaluru : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a veiled but scathing attack on the Congress over corruption in development funds, asking which was the "hand" that reduced every rupee to 15 paise before reaching its beneficiary. Addressing a public rally in Ujire near Dharmasthala, a temple town in Dakshina Kannada, Modi also took a dig at the opposition for its criticism of demonetisation aimed at making the economy less dependent on cash, saying even parents limit cash given to their children because it spoils them. Without naming Rajiv Gandhi, Modi recalled that a former Prime Minister had said that from every rupee sanctioned by the government, only 15 paise reached its beneficiary in a village. "One of the Prime Ministers had said every rupee is reduced to 15 paise when it reaches a village after getting sanctioned from Delhi. Which hand reduces the rupee?" he asked, in a sarcastic reference to the Congress election symbol. He said this was not the case with his government that was committed to devote every rupee and every resource for the welfare of Indians so that fruits of development reached the beneficiaries without any scope of corruption. Modi said cash currency had always been changing from stone coins, rubber coins, gold and silver coins in the economic history of the world and now it was the time for digital currency in the world. "India cannot lag behind." Modi launched the distribution of RuPay Cards for Self-Help Group members and gave the cashless cards to two women enrolled for Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. He said such self-help groups, who have pledged to conduct their businesses cashlessly, have answered all those who spoke against demonetisation, questioning how was it possible to become cashless in a country where the poor and less literate have no digital connectivity. "But today, you have answered them. Aren't our women in rural areas educated? Twelve lakh people have pledged to make their businesses cashless. When your intentions are good, even obstacles can speed up your work. You have sown the seeds of digital India, less-cash society. I congratulate you," Modi said. "Even parents limit cash to their children because they think it will spoil them. That is why self-accountability is very important." He urged people to use Bhim App and embrace cashless transactions in the "era of honesty and integrity" where there "is no place for those who cheat the system". Earlier, Modi arrived in Karnataka to take part in various public functions. He landed at the Mangaluru airport and flew to Dharmasthala in a helicopter. He prayed at the Manjunatheshwara temple in Dharmasthala, about 100 km away from Mangaluru. Due to Modi's visit, the temple administration restricted public entry till 2 p.m. on Sunday. Later, Modi is expected to fly to Bengaluru to attend a public function organised by the Vedanta Bharati at the Palace Grounds. In the evening, he will inaugurate the 110 km Bidar-Kalaburgi railway track in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region that would reduce the distance between Bengaluru and New Delhi by 380 km and travel time by six to eight hours. SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features

PM Modi must tell nation why Sardar Patel banned RSS: Yechury

Sunday, October 29 2017

PM Modi must tell nation why Sardar Patel banned RSS: Yechury

[India], October 29 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should tell the nation why Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had banned the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). "It appears that the prime minister is learning history for the first time. Sardar Patel united India and the biggest obstacle in the process, Sardarji realised following the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, was the cult of violence sponsored by the RSS. It claimed many innocent lives, including Gandhiji and with that, he banned the RSS. And that is Sardarji's contribution for the unity and integration of India. The prime minister mentioned everything except Sardarji's most important contribution for the unification of the Indian society," Yechury told ANI. Prime Minister Modi, while addressing his 37th monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', in reference with the upcoming birth anniversary of the iconic Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and drawing upon his stringent anti-discrimination ideology, opined that the ideology could be implemented in the present day as well, thus helping realise the vision for a New India. "His 'no discrimination' approach is the reason his birthday is celebrated as the National Unity Day," he added. Yechury also downplayed the prime minister's statement on Khadi, citing it looks like Prime Minister Modi is rediscovering the India. "Since I was born, Khadi has been a part of symbol of Indian nationalism. The Khadi institutions were all established before I was born and the country has been used to Khadi both for wearing as well as for fashion. The Prime Minister is not telling us anything new. These are things that every Indian has grown up with. The prime minister looks like he is rediscovering the India," he added. Prime Minister Modi, earlier in the day, said that the record growth of the Khadi industry has emerged as the most potent tool for transforming villages, while also setting up a new mantra of 'Khadi for transformation'. (ANI)

PM Modi tears into 'shameless' Congress over Chidambaram's 'Kashmir' remark

Sunday, October 29 2017

PM Modi tears into 'shameless' Congress over Chidambaram's 'Kashmir' remark

PM Modi tears into 'shameless' Congress over Chidambaram's 'Kashmir' remark PM Modi tears into 'shameless' Congress over Chidambaram's 'Kashmir' remark 44 hrs Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down heavily upon the Congress party on Sunday and slammed party leader P. Chidambaram for his 'Kashmir' remark. Addressing a gathering at Dashamah Soundarya Lahari Parayanotsava Mahasarmapane in Bengaluru, the Prime Minister said, "Yesterday's statement of a Congress leader (P. Chidambaram) on Kashmir clearly shows how the party feels on surgical strikes and bravery of our Army." Chidambaram on Saturday said that people in Kashmir who demand 'azaadi' actually seek autonomy for the state. "My interactions in Jammu and Kashmir led me to the conclusion that when they ask for azaadi, most people want autonomy," Chidambaram had said. Dubbing Chidambaram's remark unacceptable, he asked the Congress party to answer for the recent statement of their leaders on Kashmir. "The Congress party will have to answer on this remark. We won't let India's unity and diversity be compromised at any cost," the prime minister said. Lashing out at the Congress, Modi also said Chidambaram's remarks were reflective of party's view on the army. "Why are Congress leaders lending their voice to those who want 'Azaadi' in Kashmir? This is an insult to our brave soldiers," he said. The Prime Minister further said that the people have no expectations from the Congress party, adding the country's grand old party was disconnected from country's aspirations. "The people, who were in power earlier, now are suddenly taking u-turn. They are making such statements shamelessly," he added. He further said the people who do politics over soldiers' sacrifice cannot contribute to the welfare of the country. "It was expected that after consecutive failures, the sensible people in the Congress party will try to bring it on the right path. But I can see and hear disappointing and irresponsible behaviour," he added. Modi also said that it seems that the Congress party was not going to learn from its mistakes. The Prime Minister further highlighted the Doklam issue to target the Congress party and said: "Do you remember the lies Congress was spreading on Doklam. People of India trusted them so much but such is their conduct." "The entire world saw what happened in the Doklam issue. No matter how powerful China was, India's perseverance and persistence saw it through," he added.

1984 Anti-Sikh riots: Abhishek Verma receives 'death threats', files writ complaint with Police

Sunday, October 29 2017

1984 Anti-Sikh riots: Abhishek Verma receives 'death threats', files writ complaint with Police

Anti-Sikh riots: Abhishek Verma receives 'death threats', files writ complaint with Police 1984 Anti-Sikh riots: Abhishek Verma receives 'death threats', files writ complaint with Police 46 hrs [India], October 29 (ANI): Abhishek Verma, a witness in 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case, has filed a writ complaint with Delhi Police, requesting them to enhance his police protection following a death threat e-mail. Verma has filed a complaint in Mehrauli police station. "I am an important witness in 1984 Anti-Sikh riots case titled CBI versus Jagdish Tytler and have been granted three PSOs for round the clock security through the offices of DCP South, as per the orders of Hon'ble High Court of Delhi and Hon'ble ACMM Karkardooma Courts. I received an extremely dirty and threatening email on our company's general email address," the complaint reads. In the said email received by Verma, the sender has used extremely foul and threatening language and has also threatened to harm his family (wife and mother). The sender has also given exact details of Verma's residence and also his car registration numbers. Beside abuses, the email stated that Verma should drop the idea of "deshbhakti (patriotism)" and discontinue with the polygraph (lie detector) test at FSL, Delhi as a witness against Tytler, otherwise he will face death. "I will roast and eat the meat of your family members bodies," the email by the sender read. The case will be heard by Karkardooma Court on October 30. "This is a very serious matter and considering the gravity of the case in which I am a witness and the profile of the accused (Jagdish Tytler) and his underworld connections, it is requested that immediately a FIR be registered in this matter for further investigations and arrest of the accused Jagdish Tytler and his henchmen, who have been continuously threatening me since the day I turned a witness against Tytler," the letter further stated. Verma is a witness in case pertaining to killings of three Sikhs- Badal Singh, Thakur Singh and Gurcharan Singh - at Gurudwara Pulbangash in North Delhi on November 1, 1984, a day after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Joe Root Says England Ready For Australia Sledging War

Sunday, October 29 2017

Joe Root Says England Ready For Australia Sledging War

Joe Root Says England Ready For Australia Sledging War England is steeled for a sledging war in the Ashes series with suspended Ben Stokes the expected focus of Australia’s barbs, captain Joe Root said on the team’s arrival in Perth on Sunday. Stokes, the vice-captain and star all-rounder, is not among the touring party. He remains under investigation after being arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. The England and Wales Cricket Board has not yet ruled the 26-year-old Stokes, who has a broken finger, out of the series which starts with the first Test in Brisbane on November 23. Root, who made it clear before departure that they must be prepared for Stokes’s possible absence for the entire five-Test series, said his team were ready to deal with any heat that comes their way. “Potentially they might (sledge us about Stokes),” Root told reporters. “But Ashes cricket — there’s always an edge of psychological banter. “Once you’ve played in a few, you sort of know what to expect and you know how it goes leading up to the games. “I’m sure there will be plenty of banter flying around on and off the field. “That’s something you’ve got to cherish and relish and be able to look back on at the end of your career and say, ‘I gave it my best shot, and I enjoyed it’.” Former Australia Test captains Steve Waugh and Ian Chappell are among those who believe England can’t retain the Ashes without the influential Stokes. The controversy surrounding him has given Australia plenty of sledging ammunition, according to their feisty opening batsman David Warner. Warner has already voiced his desire to ramp up his trademark on-field aggression in the coming series. “The history, the pride that is at stake. As soon as you step on that line it’s war,” Warner told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation this month, when asked what the Ashes meant to him. “You try and get into a battle as quick as you can. I try and look in the opposition’s eye and work out how can I dislike this player, how can I get on top of him.” Root said he is determined to show Australia just how good he is during the Ashes series as he seeks to atone for a miserable first tour ‘Down Under’. Root is now one of the world’s leading batsmen, having scored more than 5,000 runs in 60 Tests at an average of 53.76 including 13 hundreds. But his previous Ashes tour, in 2013/14, ended with him being dropped for the Sydney finale after he managed a meagre 192 runs in four previous Tests at a lowly average of 27.42. England lost that series 5-0 under Alastair Cook. England will begin their Ashes preparations with a two-day tour match against a Western Australia XI at Perth’s WACA Ground starting on Saturday. They then play a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide (November 8-11) and Townsville (November 15-18) before the first Test at the Gabba. SHARE