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Delhi woman loses Rs 1 lakh to e-wallet fraud

Delhi woman loses Rs 1 lakh to e-wallet fraud

Finance
New Delhi: Tricked by fraudsters posing as customer care representatives of an e-wallet firm, a woman lost all her savings amounting to approximately Rs 1 lakh after they accessed her bank account. The woman, who works with a private firm and lives in east Delhi’s Dilshad Garden, claimed that she was having problems with her e-wallet account and started searching for the customer care number on Thursday. “Some amount had been wrongly deducted from my ewallet, following which I started looking for the customer care number on the internet. I contacted the number provided on a website and the man introduced himself as the representative,” she said. The woman gave her card details to the man to refund the money. Before she could understand what was happening, her account was ...
Protests delay release of 'blasphemous' Christian woman

Protests delay release of 'blasphemous' Christian woman

World
The release of a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy has been delayed. Asia Bibi was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad in a dispute with her neighbours.The mother-of-three, 47, has always maintained her innocence - but has spent the majority of the past eight years in solitary confinement.Her release was delayed following protests by radical Islamists, who want her publicly hanged, and failed talks between them and the government. Image: Asia Bibi denies the charge but has spent years in solitary confinement A lawyer representing a local cleric who had raised the initial blasphemy charges against Ms Bibi petitione...
First woman Physics Nobel winner in 55 years

First woman Physics Nobel winner in 55 years

Science
The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman for the first time in 55 years.Donna Strickland, from Canada, is only the third woman winner of the award, along with Marie Curie, who won in 1903, and Maria Goeppert-Mayer, who was awarded the prize in 1963.Dr Strickland shares this year's prize with Arthur Ashkin, from the US, and Gerard Mourou, from France.It recognises their discoveries in the field of laser physics.Dr Ashkin developed a laser technique described as optical tweezers, which is used to study biological systems.Drs Mourou and Strickland paved the way for the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever created. They developed a technique called Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA). It has found uses in laser the...
Woman sues US border agents over seized iPhone

Woman sues US border agents over seized iPhone

Technology
An American woman who had her phone seized by border agents as she returned home to the United States is suing the country's border protection agency.Rejhane Lazoja was stopped at Newark airport, New Jersey, after returning from a trip to Switzerland in February.Her iPhone was seized by agents after she refused to unlock it for them.The lawsuit alleges that border agents took a copy of the data on her smartphone and failed to say whether it had been deleted.According to legal documents, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) kept the phone for more than 120 days before returning it to Ms Lazoja.She alleges the agency failed to confirm whether it had taken a copy of her data, and whether that data had been shared with any other agencies.The smartphone cont...
The power of more than one woman on a board

The power of more than one woman on a board

Finance
The number of female Fortune 500 CEOs is shrinking Three is a powerful number, especially when it comes to putting women in positions of power. Within a boardroom, one woman — or even two — isn't enough to shift a culture, research shows. Although a majority of companies in the S&P 500 have at least one woman on their boards, only 25% have more than two, according to a recent study from PwC. But that's still not enough, according to Vicki W. Kramer, lead author of "Critical Mass on Corporate Boards." "The power of three" is the tipping point that brings change to the company culture, she says. Related: The key to more female CEOs: more female board members "Three really makes a difference," she says. "Women said they felt more comfortable and they cou...