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Go online to book home visit by mobile sahayak

Go online to book home visit by mobile sahayak

Finance
NEW DELHI: Delhiites can now fill a form online to book an appointment with a mobile sahayak to avail doorstep delivery of services. Keeping in mind the huge rush on 1076 call centre number, the government has created a link on its website where an applicant can fill a form with his details and submit it. “The call centre executive will call back on the phone number given in the form and fix an appointment. It will help those who complain that they can’t connect through the call centre number,” a government spokesperson said. He, however, added that more number of people were able to connect to the call centre on Wednesday and fixed appointment with mobile sahayaks. A government statement said that by 5pm on Wednesday, 8,275 calls were answered by call centre executives, ...
Police seek arrests of officials accused in online comment manipulation

Police seek arrests of officials accused in online comment manipulation

World
SEOUL, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- South Korean police have sought arrest warrants for former high-ranking police officials accused in an online comment-rigging scheme under a previous administration. The Korean National Police Agency said Thursday that it has requested arrest warrants to a court for four ex-police officials, who have been accused of having their personnel make online comments in favor of the former administration of President Lee Myung-bak, according to Yonhap. An investigation found that police officers posted some 40,000 replies, using fake IDs and overseas IP addresses in the illicit scheme. An official ordered some 100 personnel to post replies in news articles or online posts on controversial social issues. The Lee Myung-bak government was under fire over U.S. beef imports wi...
Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, and be patient

Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, and be patient

Science
Scientists say the secrets to success in online dating are to aim high, keep your message brief, and be patient.Playing "out of your league" or dating people considered more attractive than you, is a winning strategy, according to a new analysis of internet daters in the US.Men had greater success when they approached women they believed were more desirable than themselves. The new study has been published in the journal, Science Advances. Internet dating has become the dominant form for those seeking romance - it's the third most popular means of meeting a long term partner and around half of all 18-34 year olds now use dating apps. In this new report, scientists used a Google-inspired algorithm to understand the desire...
Use of online pay-to-watch TV surges ahead

Use of online pay-to-watch TV surges ahead

Technology
The use of commercial video streaming services has surged ahead in Great Britain, according to official figures.Close to half of all adults said they had watched Netflix, Now TV, Amazon Prime Video or a similar internet-based service over the past three months.That compares to less than a third of respondents in 2016, the last time the figure was given.The data is contained in the Office for National Statistics' annual Internet Access and Use report.The study also indicates that the percentage of households with some kind of internet access has not changed since last year, remaining at 90%.But it does suggest that usage has increased, with 86% of over-16s reporting that they use the net daily or almost every day. The prior year, ...
More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

Technology
More states are suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are hard to trace and detect. Mostly Democratic attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, filed an amended complaint Friday asking a judge make it illegal to share plans on creating printable plastic weapons. One Republican — Colorado's attorney general — joined the lawsuit. It comes days after U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik blocked the plans from being released until Aug. 28. He has scheduled an Aug. 21 hearing on the states' request to reverse the U.S. State Department's agreement with Austin, Texas-based Defense Distributed. The settlement jeopardizes states' ability to enforce...