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       HEADLINES: Krishna Kumar was ousted from force earlier, says BSF                                              UDF to announce candidate soon, says Sudheeran                                              UDF and LDF gear up for crucial bypoll in Aruvikkara                                              DJ Elbin held in night party case                                              Three-member panel to probe complaint against Siddique                                              Modi running an over-centralised government: Chidambaram                                              17 Air India cabin crew suspended, row over rest period                                              Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung meets Home Secy                                              Ex-Bihar CM Manjhi meets Modi; tie-up speculation mounts                                              It's an 'open confession of sponsoring terrorism', Pak on Parrikar's remarks                                              Four mild tremors jolt Nepal                                              Sharif to politicians : bridge differences over CPEC                                              Calls for FIFA's Blatter to quit as global anger builds                                              Swiss Authorities Say No Plans to Question FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter For Now                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  
         Web monitoring mobile apps for parents    
 
 
NEW DELHI: A number of start ups are jumping into the market for feature loaded mobile applications that enable parents to monitor their children's activities on the Internet.

 
         Scientists find no obvious signs of life in 100,000 galaxies    
 
 
WASHINGTON: A new study has found no obvious signs of highly advanced extraterrestrial life in 100,000 galaxies, but about 50 of those galaxies have shown suspicious infrared activity which may indicate presence of alien life, scientists say.

 
         Public buses to go green    
 
 
BUENOS AIRES: Eight cities in Latin America will replace 40,000 passenger buses with non-polluting vehicles by 2020. The plan, which includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions before 2019, was unveiled in the first ever Latin American mayors’ forum under the Climate Leadership Group (C40) during the signing of a declaration of intent on “clean buses” in Buenos Aires last 27 March.

 
         Tiny molecule that outsmarts HIV identified    
 
 
TORONTO: In a breakthrough, scientists have identified a tiny molecule that forces the HIV virus to open up and expose its vulnerable parts, allowing the immune system to kill the infected body cells.

 
         New enzyme may turn all donated blood to universal type    
 
 
TORONTO: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have created an enzyme that could transform all donated blood into a universal type that can be given to any patient.

 
         Unmanned Russian spacecraft 'plunging to Earth'    
 
 
MOSCOW: An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft ferrying supplies to the International Space Station is plunging back to Earth and apparently out of control, an official said today.

 
         Moon formed 4.47 billion years ago: Study    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Moon may have been created about 4.47 billion years ago, according to a new study of meteorites that provides clues to the giant collision which formed Earth and the lunar body.

 
         NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in two weeks    
 
 
WASHINGTON: After more than four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the solar system’s innermost planet in two weeks when it runs out of propellant.

 
         Rs.60 test detects early-stage prostate cancer    
 
WASHINGTON: A test that costs less than $1 (Rs.60) and yields results in minutes is more sensitive and exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer, US-based researchers say.

 
         Facebook integrates WhatsApp into 'Facebook for Android'    
 
 
NEW YORK: After one year of acquiring mobile messaging service WhatsApp, Facebook has begun testing a new feature in its 'Facebook for Android' app that includes the first major integration of WhatsApp.

 
         Driverless car completes 5,500km ride across US    
 
 
NEW YORK: In a first, a driverless car has completed a nine-day road trip across the US, covering nearly 5,500 kilometres in its journey through 15 states.

 
         Free mobile apps may take a toll on your smartphone    
 
 
WASHINGTON: Free mobile apps with ads drain your smartphone's battery faster, cause it to run slower, and use more network data, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

 
         Facebook launches new mobile app analytics tool    
 
 
NEW YORK: Facebook has launched a new analytics tool designed to let mobile developers track user-behaviour in their apps. The tool is available for free.

 
         Aus researchers discover new treatment for prostrate cancer    
 
 
MELBOURNE: Australian researchers have made a breakthrough by discovering a new treatment for prostrate cancer which can starve cancer cells.

 
         Curiosity rover detects life-supporting nitrogen on Mars    
 
 
WASHINGTON: NASA's rover Curiosity has detected the first traces of nitrogen on the surface of Mars, a discovery that adds to the evidence that the red planet could have once supported life.

 
         NASA probe to study magnetic mystery reaches Earth's orbit    
 
 
WASHINGTON: NASA's first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic re-connection that drives space weather is positioned in the Earth's orbit following a successful launch on March 12.

 
         Google to rank websites based on facts not links    
 
 
LONDON: Google plans to rank websites on its search engine based on factual accuracy, a move that will prevent sites full of misinformation from appearing first in search results.

 
         Facebook takes blame for service outages, which hit wider Web    
 
 
FRANKFURT: Facebook, the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, suffered temporary outages around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday and the company said later that an internal software networking error was to blame.

 
         Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwide    
 
SEOUL: Facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes today affecting users in the United States, Asia, the UK and Australia.

 
         Air pollution hits crops more than climate change    
 
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Atmospheric pollutants may impact India’s major crops like wheat and rice more than temperature rise, says a new study based on a ‘regression model’ that predicts future events with information on past or present events.

 
         Facebook Lite' launched for low-end Android phones    
 
 
NEW YORK: The social networking site has reportedly launched a simplified version called "Facebook Lite" for low-end Android devices used by customers in emerging markets.

 
         Scientists slow down speed of light    
 
 
LONDON: A team of Scottish scientists has for the first time managed to slow down the speed of light as it travels through air, unimpeded by interactions with any other material, according to a new study.

 
         Smartphone app helps Nepali farmers    
 
 
KATHMANDU: An Android smartphone application offers a convenient way for Nepali farmers to link up to the market and to experts at agriculture extension agencies on a single platform.

 
         Lenovo launches India's cheapest 4G smartphone for Rs 6,999    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Chinese tech giant Lenovo today unveiled the country's most affordable 4G LTE smartphone, priced at Rs 6,999 as it looks to cash in on the booming demand for high-speed data services.

 
         BlackBerry launches Classic in India for Rs 31,990    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Canadian firm BlackBerry today launched its latest smartphone Classic in the Indian market, priced at Rs 31,990, a move aimed at regaining its position in the enterprise space.

 
         SpaceX spacecraft sends crucial science supplies to ISS    
 
WASHINGTON: NASA's private sector partner Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) has sent its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) with over two tonnes of supplies and science investigations.

 
         Microsoft ties up with Idea for paid apps, games    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Handset maker Microsoft Devices has partnered with Idea Cellular to help subscribers of the telecom services firm pay for apps as part of monthly bills.

 
         Greener nylon production could cut costs and pollution    
 
 
A greener and more-efficient way of making nylon set out in a recent paper could cut production costs, benefiting the developing nations that make and use the material.

 
         Samsung launches four new smartphones in India    
 
 
MUMBAI: Samsung India today announced the launch of four new mid-segment smartphones - Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7.

 
         Apple sued over storage sleight of hand    
 
 
SANFRANCISCO: Apple faces a lawsuit accusing it of promising more available storage space than it actually delivers in iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices.

 
 
Can Aruvikkara election be seen as an evaluation of State governance?
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