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A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE
Andaman’s first LG, M L Kampani visits Islands Bureau Report Sheekha News Service
Port Blair, Apr 22: Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ first Lt. Governor, Mr. M L Kampani today returned back to New Delhi after his nostalgic trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the remotest outpost of India, where he served since 1982 to 1985. Talking to Andaman Sheekha exclusively, Mr. Kampani expressed his happiness to see rapid developments in these Islands. “Port Blair has taken the shape of good small city. I am very happy because it was
a village, almost a village, when I came here. The shipping facilities have made tremendous changes in
economy because it easier to get things from mainland and also slightly cheaper. There was no vegetables no fruits at
Department of Space waives of bandwidth charges payable by BSNL Port Blair, Kolkata, Apr 22: The Department of Space (DoS) is set to waive satellite bandwidth charges payable by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd to sustain the state-run telco’s operations in the Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep archipelagos and strategic border regions across the Northeast. Telecom secretary M F Farooqui has recently urged DoS to consider such waiver as the 60% spurt in satellite transponder charges from April 2012 has undermined
that time and I must pay upto this stage and I am sure complements to my the present Lt. Governor is successors, they did good job very keen to develop these (See page 2) in bringing the Andamans
I feel Andaman must have Assembly: Kampani
Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr. M L Sheekha News Service Kampani today said that he shows. The DoS has told Port Blair, Apr 22: Talking feels that Andaman must an Assembly. Farooqui that “waiver for Exclusively with Andaman have (See page 2) (See page 2) Sheekha t he first L t.
the viability of BSNL’s operations in these regions, which in turn, would hurt its financial position, the note
Northeast reeling under heat wave condition GUWAHATI: Guwahati is reeling under heat wave condition recording an above normal maximum temperature of 40.1 degrees Celsius since Monday when it was the highest in the last 15 years forcing people to remain indoors to avoid the sizzling heat. Regional Meteorology Centre sources on Tuesday said the 40.1 degrees C temperature was due to westerly hot winds from the Gangetic plains in the lower atmosphere with no moisture feed from the Bay of Bengal to trigger rainfall. The capital city had for the first time experienced such a temperature on April 17, 1999 recording the heat wave conditions of above 40 degrees C maximum temperature and five degrees above normal temperature, the
sources said. Guwahati's normal temperature at this time of the year is an average 31 degree C, they said. With Assam experiencing hot weather condition, the sources said the mercury was rising also in the northeast region with little change in the weather forecast for the next two days. The movement of people on the roads was also noticed to be much below normal with them preferring to remain indoors until needed to go out. For hydration under the scorching sun, people are heading for aerated cold drinks, ice-creams, fruit and sugarcane juice, tender coconut water and other cooling beverages giving brisk business to the vendors of these
I feel Andaman... “Nagaland got statehood when the population was 3 lakhs, Mizirom also got statehood. I don’t see any reason, that because population is less the people
shouldn’t have a democratic set up,” he said. When asked whether Pradesh Council model was best for these Islands, Mr. Kampani said that Statehood
items. The prevailing power cuts and unscheduled load shedding in Assam is also adding to the woes of the people here not normally used to such a high temperature.This prompted chief minister Tarun Gogoi to review the prevailing power position and direct the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) to take immediate steps to meet the shortfall of power. APDCL Chairman Rajiv Yadav apprised Gogoi that due to drought-like conditions prevailing in the northeast, Assam is not receiving adequate power from the hydro power generating stations of Ranganadi, Kopili, Khandong, Doyang, Loktak and others due to low water level in the reservoirs creating a shortfall of about 275 MW. (From page 1) will be better. “Pradesh congress we tried. I was tr eating Counc illor s as Ministers. It was different at that time but Assembly is more satisfying,” he added.
Modi crossing all limits in misleading people: Sonia ISLAMPUR: Narendra Modi has "crossed all limits in misleading people in his bid to get to the Prime Minister's chair", Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Tuesday continuing her tirade against the BJP's prime ministerial candidate "Some parties are there whose main agenda is to spread lies against the Congress. Especially, the BJP's leader is crossing all limits to mislead people. To get Prime Minister's chair he is creating a craze in the whole country," Gandhi said here without naming Modi. "It
seems as if they don't have faith in our country's social, political and constitutional system," she told an election rally here in support of party candidate Deepa Dasmunshi who is fighting from Raiganj constituency in North Dinajpur district. Gandhi alleged that for the chair they started spreading such a big network of lies that it became a matter of concern if the country's democracy was safe in the hands of such people. The great leaders of the Congress alongwith crores of workers toiled hard
and made sacrifices to build the country, she said and asserted that her party had struggled to keep the unity of the country in tact. She said that in the last ten years the UPA government under the leadership of Dr Manmohan Singh had done work for the benefit of all and "it is before you to see". "Despite the financial pr oblem wor ldwide, India's gr owth rate was good. We made policies and programmes and enacted laws for the benefit of all," Gandhi said.
Dept. of Space...
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BSNL would be included as an agenda item” in the next INSAT Coordination Committee ( ICC) meeting due soon. DoT sought the waiver for BSNL since telcos operating in these region are compelled to use expensive satellite bandwidth because of the inhospitable terrain, making it nearly impossible to establish connectivity using optical fibre or microwave resources. Cash-strapped BSNL may also be allocated additional transponders in the INSAT-4 satellite system or be allowed to hire capacity from global satellite operators like MEASAT and ThaiComm at rates below what Antrix Corp charges for tapping foreign satellites. Antrix is the commercial & marketing arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The BSNL leadership recently told Farooqui that providing coverage in Andaman & Nicobar islands, in particular, is “not remunerative” due to the huge mismatch in coverage costs and revenue. For instance, though the telco spent Rs 122.18 crore towards operations in 201213, it earned only Rs 48.16 crore as revenue. Nearly 54% of such annual cost was towards satellite transponder charges. Matters have reached a head after a crucial satellite, the INSAT-3E, which
was being used extensively by BSNL for telecom coverage in A&N islands, crashed on April 9. When BSNL approached Antrix for additional transponders to sustain coverage between Kolkata and the A&N islands, the ISRO arm said such capacity was only available on select foreign satellites “at five times the current cost”. At present, BSNL pays an annual charge of $1 million per transponder. What’s more, its proposal to hire transponder capacity from MEASAT and ThaiComm rates was dismissed as these were not among the foreign satellites on offer from Antrix. This was despite MEASAT’s willingness to offer capacity at a fractionally higher of $1.15 million per transponder, which is well below what Antrix’s panel of foreign satellite operators will charge BSNL. F o l l o w i n g Farooqui’s intervention, the DoS is likely to persuade Antrix to allow BSNL to opt for a more cost-effective option by reaching out to MEASAT or ThaiComm. It is also likely to urge the A&N administration to compensate BSNL for additional costs incurred to migrate to foreign satellite systems for ensuring uninterrupted telecom coverage in the archipelago. (Source: ET)
A trip down... Islands,” Mr. Kampani said. Remembering about people’s love and affection he said that he got lot of love from people. “They are very nice, simple and not very demanding. I had good equation with them from very beginning and whatever little achievements were done during my time it was because of the good cooperation I got from the people. “We all worked together and gradually we tried to shape Port Blair into good town and I am very very happy to see the results. There were a lot of problems, which I could solve. One of the problems was the disparity in pay of locals and those, who used to come from outside. They were not getting the allowance, the outsiders were getting and I was able to settle that, which pleased everybody,” he said. About Andaman Trunk Road he said that there were definite orders by Government of India that it
(From page 1) will not be constructed. “I was able to persuade the then Prime Minister Smti Indira Gandhi that this is the line for people of North and middle Andaman. Fortunately they agreed, but without that permission I already started bus service from Baratang to Diglipur, which was a great relief,” the former Lt. Governor added. When asked about the present trip he said “It is nostalgic visit for me, made very memorable by the kindness of the present Lt. Governor, General A K Singh. I was in these Islands since 1982 to 1985 end. The problems at that time were different and now things have improved considerably.” In his message to people of these Islands, Mr. Kampani said “I wish them all good luck. They should work hard and give full support to Administration so that they could do good for them.”
Important notice Interventional Radiology to IGNOU Students A Giant Leap Forward for CMSH
available in Andaman Port Blair, Apr 22: From open surgery to laparoscopic keyhole surgery, the world is moving now towards interventional radiology, and A & N Islands is not behind in embracing it. Dr. Kranti Rathod, a Interventional Radiologist from KEM Hospital, Mumbai, has joined Chakraborty Multi Specialty Hospital (CMSH) as a visiting consultant. He successfully performed two cases of Bronchial artery
embolization for chronic blood in cough- (haemoptysis) and one Splenic artery coiling for patient with Hypersplenism (spleen is enlarged and becomes a one way traffic for blood). These procedures were done by a single injection port at groin and then advancing a micro- catheter to the respective organ’s blood supply and blocking the culprit artery with coils, glue (See page 4)
17 years category(boys), Govt. SSS. Malacca registered its win with solitary goal. The victorious team dominated the match most of the time, and the looser team failed to score goal. In the Girls under 17 years competition, Govt. SSS. Sawai de-
Centre’s Notice boar d. Those who have still not paid the fees for convocation are advised to carry a DD of Rs. 400/- in favour of IGNOU payable at “New Delhi” while coming to collect their degree. All students are advised to carry their Valid Student’s ID cards issued by the University, a communication from IGNOU Regional Centre said.
Inter School Football tournament Concludes at Car Nicobar Car Nicobar, Apr 22: The Inter School football tournament concluded at Car Nicobar today. In the final match played under 14 years category(boys), Govt. Secondary School Mus defeated Govt. SSS. Malacca by 2-1. In another final encounter of
Port Blair, Apr 22: It is hereby informed to all students of IGNOU Regional Centre, Port Blair who were eligible for the 27th Convocation and have still not collected their respective degrees to collect the same from Room No. 51 during working hours on or before the 10th of May 2014. The list of eligible candidates is displayed on the Regional
feated Govt. SS. Mus by 10. The competitions conducted by the Education Department, gave another opportunity to the Subroto Mukherjee Cup probable to gain experience of playing (See page 4)
Mr. M L Kampani, first Lt Governor, A&N Islands called on the Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) A. K. Singh, at Raj Niwas on 22.04.2014.
Port Blair, Apr 22: Power supply will remain suspended in some of the areas in South Andaman on 24.04.2014 from 0800 hours to 1600 hours for rectification of 33 KV AB cable fault from Ograbraj
junction to Namunaghar subject to weather condition. The areas to be affected by power disruption are part of Ograbraj, Mithakhari, Namunaghar and Danduspoint.
Interventional Radiology.... 23.04.2014
Heavenly abodes Why is it so difficult to say death, dead, dying? It's not as if anyone can escape it. Instead, we build up these little gauze-like ethereal euphemisms. He has left for his heavenly abode. Who says abode, more like a one bedroom flat or a barsati. It's almost as if the guy hovered up on silver wings, cruising merrily like an executive jet, ETA 1400 hours, your suite is booked, Sir. And how do you know he is going to heaven? That's presumptuous. What if he's a borderline case and is put on hold like those secretaries do on the phone when you want to talk to their boss. You can hardly then rework it as having left for his purgatorial abode...shack, cabin or dorm? He has gone to meet his maker. Really? You think he has an interview at 11 am and he should carry his CV. You think his maker has nothing more to do than chat with him, here, mate, been waiting for you, have some coffee, two sugars or one, got to run, three wars, five insurgencies, two epidemics and several crashes, big day at the office. He is at peace. How do you know? Been there, done that...of course not, so don't be so sure. It's rather like the parrot in the John Cleese skit. It's dead. Period. You get this other word: expired. Like it was a can of beans in a supermarket store. Sell by date is over and so is he. Did you hear about his demise? What mice? Not mice, demise. Who's De Mice? Never mind, don't sweat it. Then we say 'late' for those who have shuffled off. I have never understood that. He's not late, he isn't coming, the bus has gone. I read an obit the other day that said he has entered the Elysian fields. Where? You think he's romping around amongst the tulips sing-
ing Bollywood songs? Elysian fields indeed. The more conserva tive write about the hereafter or the afterlife and the other world. 'Hereafter' is a word that shouldn't exist. It should have been 'dee-mised' instantly. Hereafter what, hereafter whom, as opposed to 'herebefore'... see, it makes no sense. Some rare ones still get to be used. Answered the summons. As if he had a choice, like, dude, need to stay a couple of years more, can we have a mini-Faustian deal, like i'll be eligible for my bonus by then, give me a break, go pick up someone else, thanks, owe you one. He breathed his last. They never tell you what that last was, it's all shrouded (oops) in mystery. Why can't you say 'breath' and complete the sentence. The one loaded with hope is 'he has gone to a happier and better place'. You wish. And you think he's happy about it. The guy had a hundred million dollars, a yacht, a personal plane, an infinity pool and you really think he's over the moon all his grubby relatives are swimming in it and there is squat he can do about it. Give me the idioms that are a little lighthearted. Kicked the bucket. Cashed his chips. Called it quits. The party is over. Lights out. That sort of stuff. But nothing to beat this conversation between a phone operator and a caller: No Sir, the MD is not on his seat. Is he under it? No Sir, he has gone. Oh, so sorry, when did it happen. What happened? I don't know, you said he has gone. He passed away about 20 minutes ago, would you like to leave a message? Pretty pointless, if he has gone to Never Never Land. Actually, he has gone to Chinese Pavilion, Sir, he will be back after lunch. That is beyond the veil.
foam or PVA particles whichever is suitable. Its requires extreme skill and guidance under a Cath lab machine called Digital Substraction Angiography (DSA) system, which is available at CMSH. So the patient can go home after 24-48 hours without a single stitch.Of late the indication of
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interventional radiology has expanded to liver failure patient with ascites, females with excessive blood loss due to fibroid uterus, renal artery stenting, aortic- aneurysm coiling, cerebral angioplasty or AVM coiling for stroke patients etc. Itâ€™s USP is organ preservation and no surgical wound.
Inter School Football.... competitive football. Most of the teams had young players, who were trained by the National level renowned coach Mr. Joe Paul Ancheri in the recently conducted camps. While meeting the players before the final matches, the Education Officer Mr. H. Nathaniel and the Principal of Govt. SSS. Malacca Smti
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Sangeeta Chand called upon the players to work harder to excel in the game, so that they could put up better show in the forthcoming Subroto Mukherjee Cup National Football championship. In all the competitions of different age groups, ar ound 9 teams fr om different schools of the zone took part.
Laughing Makes Your Brain Work Better, New Study Finds Ever have trouble remembering where you just left your keys? Just laugh it off. New research suggests that humor can improve short-term memory in older adults. In a recent small study conducted at Loma Linda University in Southern California, 20 normal, healthy, older adults watched a funny video distraction-free for 20 minutes, while a control group sat calmly with no video. Afterwards, they performed memory tests and had saliva samples analyzed for stress hormones.You guessed it; those who got to laugh the 20 minutes away with the funny video scored better on shortterm memory tests, researchers said. And salivary levels
of the stress hormone cortisol -- a memory enemy of sorts -- were significantly decreased in the humor group. "Learning ability and delayed recall become more challenging as we age," said study author Dr. Gurinder S. Bains, a Ph.D. candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences. "Laughing with friends or even watching 20 minutes of humor on TV, as I do daily, helps me cope with my daily stressors." The less stress you have, researchers said, the better your memory. It works like this: humor reduces stress hormones, lowers your blood pressure, and increases your mood state, according to Dr. Lee Berk, a co-author of the
study and associate professor of Allied Heath. The act of laughter - or simply enjoying some humor -- increases endorphins, sending dopamine to the brain to provide a sense of pleasure and reward, Berk said. That, in turn, makes the immune system work better and changes brain wave activity towards what's called a "gamma frequency," amping up memory and recall. Want to lower your stress levels? "Begin by laughing more daily," Bains said. "It will improve your quality of life." So, maybe you don't have to feel bad about all that time you spend watching funny videos at work?
Anti-seizure drug may help quit drinking Anti-seizure drug may help quit drinking A side benefit of a popular anti-seizure drug has been observed in a study. An experimental model has found that anti-seizure drug ezogabine helps reduce alcohol consumption in individuals on the drug.A team of researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has found that
ezogabine acts by opening a particular type of potassium channel in the brain. This channel called the Kv7 channel regulates activity in areas of the brain that are believed to regulate the rewarding effects of alcohol. The study, published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, has established that alcoholism
can be treated by this newly discovered mechanism that helps to regulate brain activity known as Kv7 channel modulation. The lead author of the story, Clifford Knapp, said that the findings are important because they will encourage the search for other drugs that act on this system to discover more effective treatments for alcoholism.
2000-year-old Roman tiles with puppy paw prints discovered It seems that for about as long as there have been opportunities to do so, mischief makers have been attempting to immortalize their appendages or names in the drying material of someone elseâ€™s workspace for others to see. This well documented phenomenon is just as evident with the recent discovery of puppy paw prints on Roman tiles in England, proving that the troublesome mischief makers are not always bipedal. The small paw prints of a young, snoopy dog were discovered hardened into a rusty colored clay tile from an ancient archeological site with Roman roots. In what was likely a very upsetting act to whomever tirelessly toiled over making the tile, the puppy had carelessly stomped on the tile just before it dried in order to leave an impression of its paw that has lasted for over a millennia. The find was made in the Blackfriars area of Leicester, England. Leicester is also famous for the 2012 discovery of the long sought for bones of King Richard III under a parking lot. Nick Daffern, a senior project manager with Wardell Armstrong Archaeology refers to it as â€œa snapshot [of] a single moment in history.â€? Leicester was once home to a group of people known as the Corieltauvi tribe, a faction of people living in England prior to the Roman conquest of 43 AD. The Corieltauvi were an Iron Age people who lived a
largely agricultural lifestyle.They produced coins during the first century, before the usurping Roman armies violently conquered England. Several fragments of what are possibly coin molds that are likely of Corieltauvi origin were also found with the tiles. Also among the recovered items were a set of Roman tweezers, brooches, coins, and painted wall plaster. Additionally, they uncovered evidence of a large Roman style structure, possibly a basilica which had been ransacked for building materials during the medieval era. The archeological dig conducted by Wardell Armstrong Archaeology is funded by the construction company, Watkin Jones. Wardell Armstrong Archaeology is currently working on the site, a locale that had previously been selected as the future location of student housing.The archeologists present updates on their blog, Blackfriars. They are rou-
tinely uploading insider images to the blog of their efforts to recover a historically significant, ancient structure. Some of the tiles that were not damaged by the playful pup are imprinted with the hoof of another creature, such as a sheep or goat, with just as little respect for the act of tile making as the puppy. The ancient, red tinged tiles could be approximately 2,000 years old, but their origin is unknown. The artifacts were discovered amidst layers of rubble. The initial purpose of the tiles is unclear, but the sight of them invokes the image of a jovial puppy romping through an ancient clay filled workshop, much to the animated dismay of its disgruntled proprietor. In time, as the Wardell Armstrong Archaeology team continues its work on the East Midlands dig site, we may learn more specific details about the lives of the people who lived there long ago.
KOI-3278: A Self-lensing Binary Star System found in Lycra constellation A student astronomer Ethan Kruse found a self-lensing binary star system in the Lycra constellation. A binary star system is a place where two stars are so close that their gravitational interaction causes them to orbit about a common centre of mass.KOI-3278 looks like an upside-down planet and it could pave the way for new method of studying binary star systems. This discovery was done at the University of Washington by using the planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope. The details of the study were published on 18
April 2014 edition of journal Science. The two stars of KOI-3278, at a distance of about 2600 light-years (a light-year is 5.88 trillion miles) take turns being nearer to earth as they orbit each other in every 88.18 days. The two stars are about 43 million miles apart, approx distance of planet Mercury from Sun. The white dwarf, a cooling star thought to be in the final stage of life, is about Earth's size but 200000 times more massive. The finding has improved a research of 2013
undertaken by the California Institute of Technology, which detected similar self-lensing effect minus the brightening of the light because the two stars being studied were much closer together. White dwarfs are used as indicators of age in the galaxy in astronomy. Expansion of understanding of white dwarfs help astronomers by taking them a step closer to learn the age of galaxy. The research was funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and NASA.
Taking cue from Priyanka Gandhi, Congress comes out in Robert Vadra's defence NEW DELHI: As Priyanka Gandhi vowed to fight back the allegations against her husband Robert Vadra, Congress on pulled out all the stops in his defence, slamming Narendra Modi for levelling "cheap and baseless" allegations against members of the Gandhi family. Shedding its inhibitions, Congress, which was describing Vadra as a "private individual" till the other day, went hammer and tongs against Modi and BJP for "practising politics of malicious persecution with a revengeful attitude against the Gandhi family". T he spirited defence of Vadra came at the AICC briefing as Priyanka Gandhi broke her silence on the opposition attack to say that she was "pained" that her husband was being targeted for political reasons. Par ty spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters that in the last two years, it has been seen that Modi and some leaders of the BJP have been levelling cheap allegations against "different members" of the Gandhi family despite knowing that there is no truth in those allegations. "They have resorted to politics of malicious persecution with a revengeful attitude aimed at members of the Gandhi family knowing fully well that neither there is any truth in the allegation, nor there is a foundation." "Modi and his party
are now resorting to petty politicking and malicious campaign. People of India have rejected such BJP sponsored allegations in the past against Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi and we are sure that people of India will once again reject this petty politicking," he said. Surjewala said that there was BJP sponsored public interest litigation before the Allahabad high court in this regard and it was rejected in March 2013 by the court which said that the PIL was filed with a motive. "Not satisfied with the verdict of the division bench of the High Court, members of Sangh Parivar and friends of Modi sponsored another litigation in the guise of a PIL in the Supreme Court. It was in fact a private interest litigation to help BJP." "Even in Supreme Court it was rejected, which questioned the motive behind the PIL and observed that it was not a sin to be
r elative of a par ticular leader. The matter should have rested after being tested by the highest court of India...," he said. Sur jewala said people of India are not going to fall in this trap again and will give a befitting reply to such divisive forces. In Rae Bar eli, Priyanka Gandhi said her resolve to fight back will increase the more the opponents attack. Vadra has been under attack from BJP and some other parties for quite some time over controversial land deals in Haryana and Rajasthan. Campaigning for her mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi in this constituency of Uttar Pr adesh, Pr iyanka said Vadra was being attacked by BJP to divert the attention of people from the development issues to "meaningless talk" and that the "truth" about her husband will prevail.
Coalgate probe: CBI summons former coal secretary PC Parakh NEW DELHI: The CBI on Tuesday summoned former coal secretary PC Parakh for questioning on April 25 in connection with a case for alleged abuse of official position in granting a coal block in Odisha to Hindalco, a company of Aditya Birla Group. 69-year-old Parakh, who has been critical of CBI's action especially its director Ranjit Sinha for registering a case against him, has now been asked to appear before the agency on Friday during which he is expected to be grilled what led to decision of the screening committee being changed, official sources said here. The screening committ ee had a lloted t he Talabira-II coal block to public sector undertaking (PSU) Neyveli Lignite Limited but the decision was changed by Parakh after he had received a request sent by Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Bir la from Prime Minister's Office for reconsideration of the decision. CBI had last year registered a case against Parakh, Birla, besides unknown officials of Hindalco and coal ministry. The agency alleged that during 2005, these persons entered into a criminal conspiracy and the then public ser vant (Par akh) abused his position and showed undue favour to the Odisha-based industry in
allocation of Talabira II and Talabira III coal blocks along with the PSU. According to the FIR, Neyveli Lignite Limited was to be given Talabira II block but Parakh allegedly favoured Hindalco and allowed it to shar e t he block with Neyveli leading to notional loss to the exchequer. Giving a clean chit to t he PM O a s well as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that no pressure had been ap plied on him (Parakh), the former coal secretary had said in his book that the decision was taken for the better interest of the nation. He had denied any quid pro quo as alleged by the CBI in its FIR about his meeting with Birla.
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Major bug called ‘Heartbleed’ exposes Internet data Aditya Lall Port Blair, Apr 22: A major new security vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night with severe implications for the entire Web. The bug can scrape a server’s memory, where sensitive user data is stored, including private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers — a major problem that hackers could have exploited during the more than two years it went undetected. It’s unlike most of the breaches reported over the past few years, in which one Web site or another got hacked or let its guard down. The flaw this time is in code designed to keep servers secure — tens of thousands of servers on which data is stored for thousands of sites. That’s why some experts were calling Heartbleed the worst bug yet, something that should worry everyone who frequents the Internet or does business on it. It’s as if someone went on vacation not knowing the lock on the front door was broken. Could someone walk in? Yes. Will they? Did they? Who knows. Codenomicon, the Finnish security firm that helped discover the bug offered a chilling illustration of its danger: How to protect yourself from the ‘Heartbleed’ bug: It’s an extremely serious issue, affecting some 500,000
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addition to a password asks for another piece of identifying information, like a code that’s been texted to you — changing that password is recommended. Don’t be shy about reaching out to small businesses that have your data to make sure they are secure. While the high-profile companies like Yahoo and Imgur certainly know about the problem, small businesses might not even be aware of it, said TrustWave’s Miller. Be proactive about making sure your information is safe. Keep a close eye on financial statements for the next few days. Because attackers can access a server’s memory for credit card information, it wouldn’t hurt to be on the lookout for unfamiliar charges on your bank statements. Even after following these guidelines, there is still some riskiness in surfing the Web in the wake of the bug. Heartbleed is even said to affect browser cookies, which track users’ activity on a site, so even visiting a vulnerable site without logging in could be unsafe.
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