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Fb’s new feature will woo users

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A big change is expected to the people who post their happenings on Facebook, 'downvote' feature, which is being speculated as a means of disliking a post.

A report that appeared on The Independent noted that a Facebook user’s News Feed showed the option to "downvote" comments, alongside the Like and Reply buttons.

While this has been a long-pending move, Facebook has continued to operate with the Like button itself. However, it remains unclear as to when the feature may be rolled out.

Adding on to reports of the downvote feature, it was reported that a similar button was witnessed along with a video uploaded to Twitter.

An official confirmation from Facebook, however, is yet to be received.

(With agency inputs)

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Why 12 percent tax on sanitary napkins: Study

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A pre-budget study says why there has been no deduction on the sanitary napkins despite other overseas areas charge nominal considering women empowerment.

Raising the finger further, the study also pointed out that tax on cigarettes reduced and alcohol, petroleum, real estate are out of GST. 

There is big chunk of money flowing through this route, and the contribution is 45% in our GDP and still no action has been formulated.

Several areas in overseas have nominal percent and some have 0% of tax on sanitary napkins, France-5.5 %, Canada-0%, Kenya-0% and Italy-4%, UK-5% are charging just for the raw material, despite no “Beti Bachao Beti pahdao” schems.

There was a lot of expectation from the current budget that our government, before which it has been talking lot about women empowerment , gender equality, yet, one of the major thing which is related with health of women’s is under threat.

According to the nelson’s report, out of 35 corers in India, only 12% women’s/girls were using napkins. Whereas 70% says that they are not able to bear the cost of napkins and 88% women’s/girls were using cloths and leaves.

NGOs who are trying hard to do something regarding this, resulted women’s have now started realizing that it is useful and safe to use napkins in many rural parts of India, but after GST its has become a bit problematic for them to shed money for such an expensive affair which is why they might return to the old ways of using cloths, leaves, papers etc..

An appropriate and prompt step is needed to be taken related to this big issue especially when we talk about the equality.



Teaches held for sexually assaulting class 2 girl

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A school dance teacher has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a class two girl for nearly a year in Kolkata this today for which a large amount of people protested outside the school.

A force was called to control the crowd during which one officer was also hurt.
As per the police, the victim has many a times faced the repeated assault in school. Teacher also warned her not to tell her family, who allegedly threatened to bury her alive. 
Yesterday, after the scared little girl told her mother, on that basis her parents went to the school and demanded the teacher's arrest.

Several parents gathered outside the school today and demanded tough action against the school's principal and administrators, accusing them of negligence.

One of the protesting parents alleged that the school had tried to downplay the allegations. "It was then we decided to stage a protest outside the school," he said.

However, the school has denied the attack but parents alleged that the school had not installed CCTV cameras despite outrage and protests last year over the sexual assault of a student by two teachers at another private school in Kolkata.

(With agency inputs)


Oppn to meet Pres today for intervention in Loya death case

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Opposition leaders will meet the President Ram Nath Kovind today evening to discuss the death case of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge, BH Loya, sources told.

Action of meeting the president was taken when several Opposition members and Members of Parliament from both Houses had signed a three-page letter to the president regarding suspicions surrounding Judge Loya's death.

The letter spoke of the need for an independent probe explaining the case in detail and mentions the new "revelations" related to the case.

Judge BH Loya, who was hearing the sensitive Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, had died of cardiac arrest in Nagpur on 1 December, 2014, when he had gone to attend the wedding function of a colleague’s daughter. Some members of Loya’s family had alleged foul play in his death.

On 31 January, Congress leader Kapil Sibal held a press conference in New Delhi demanding Loya's death must be probed independently by a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team.

(With agency inputs)


Army officer held for leaking classified documents to ISI

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One officer of an Indian Army Force has been arrested by the police under the Official Secrets Act (OSA), for his alleged involvement in espionage and leaking classified documents to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agents who chatted with him on social media masquerading as women.

Group Captain Arun Marwaha was caught while he was discussing the information and revealing documents.

The ISI agents had made fake profiles as women on Facebook and befriended the officer there. According to a report by the NDTV, they subsequently started an affair with the officer and exchanged intimate messages with him to gain his trust. The officer then began to regularly share classified information with them on Whatsapp.

Marwaha was reportedly using his smartphone to click pictures of the classified documents containing combat exercises at the IAF headquarters and sending them across via WhatsApp.

He was detained by the IAF for investigation on January 31 after his activities were found suspicious.

The officer was indulging in certain "unwanted activities" through unauthorised electronic devices which are against existing orders, sources said. The investigators from IAF's counter intelligence wing are also probing whether he was part of a larger espionage ring being run from Pakistan, PTI reported. 

The Group Captain was handed over to Delhi Police on Thursday after nearly 10 days of questioning by the counter- intelligence wing of the force. He now faces a jail term of up to seven years. The IAF officially did not comment on the matter.

(With agency inputs)