Facebook Kills ‘Trending’ Topics, Tests Breaking News Label

June 2, 2018

Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated “trending” news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press. The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn’t popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook’s later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of artificial intelligence in managing the messy human world. When Facebook launched “trending” in 2014 as a list…

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New offer for Jio prepaid users, ₹399 plan now at ₹299

June 2, 2018

NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio has come up with a new offer – ‘Holiday Hungama’ for its prepaid users. The ₹399 plan is now at ₹299 with ₹100 instant discount. The ₹100 instant discount to be available on MyJio App for users who pay via phone. The offer period is from June 1 to June 15, 2018. * Jio is back at the disruption table with a new prepaid offer *…

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Farmers go on 10-day strike, vegetable supplies take the hit

June 2, 2018

NEW DELHI: The first day of the 10-day ‘Gaon Bandh’ farmers’ agitation saw cultivators in several states, including in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, taking to the streets to express their ire. Owing to the agitation, vegetable and milk supplies were hit in many areas leading to a spike in prices. The strike has been called by the Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh seeking a blanket waiver of farm loans, minimum…

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Be an informer to Income Tax department; earn up to Rs 5 crore

June 2, 2018

NEW DELHI: Sharing “specific information” with the income tax department about any benami transaction or property could earn you up to Rs one crore, while the same for undisclosed black money stashed abroad could fetch up to Rs 5 crore. Besides, the ‘Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme’ has also been amended under which a person can get reward up to Rs 50 lakh for giving specific information about substantial evasion…

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Sridevi death: She wasn’t 80 years old to accidentally die in a bathtub, says retired ACP [Exclusive]

June 2, 2018

Iconic actress Sridevi’s death is still being talked about, and the speculations surrounding her mysterious demise is far from getting put to rest. A retired ACP of Delhi Police, Ved Bhushan, is one among many who refuse to believe that Sridevi met an accidental death. © Getty NEW DELHI, INDIA – MARCH 8: Indian Bollywood actor Sridevi Kapoor poses for picture at Grand Hyatt Regency on March 8, 2013 in…

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