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DoCR launches information system to systematize SSA scheme Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Department of Civil Registration (DoCR) has launched an information system to systematise the social security allowance (SSA) scheme. According to Department's social security section section's officer Sabitra Basnet, names of scheme beneficiaries have been entered into the system...

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I am sorry: Zuckerberg faces congressional inquisition Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): After privately assuring senators that his company will do better, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is undergoing a two-day congressional inquisition that will be very public — and possibly pivotal for the massive social networking company he created. Zuckerberg visited with..

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Facebook users to learn if they were part of privacy scandal Monday, April 9th, 2018

NEW YORK (AP): Get ready to find out if your Facebook data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Starting Monday, the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. Facebook says most of the affected..

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Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica Friday, April 6th, 2018

NEW YORK (AP): Facebook’s No. 2 executive says the company should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told NBC’s “Today” show that at the time, Facebook received..

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Facebook use during office time restricted Saturday, March 24th, 2018

JAJARKOT: The Bheri municipality has restricted facebook use during office time.  A meeting of municipality held on Friday banned the use of social networking site, facebook, saying that more engagement on facebook during office time would affect daily performance of employees, shared Deputy Chief..

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Fed up with Facebook? Here’s how to break it off Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, NEW YORK (AP): Fed up with Facebook? You’re not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle — allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions..

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App developer says he is scapegoat in Facebook data row

SANFRANCISCO, (AFP): The academic behind an app that harvested data from millions of Facebook users said Wednesday he was being scapegoated in an online privacy row that has rocked the world's biggest social network. British data firm Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are accused of improperly..

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Black holes dissolving like aspirin: How Hawking changed physics Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

(AFP): When Stephen Hawking postulated in the mid-1970s that black holes leak radiation, slowly dissolving like aspirin in a glass of water, he overturned a core tenet of the Universe. Ever since Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity in 1915, predicting the existence of black..

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Dyson shifts up a gear with electric car hub Thursday, March 1st, 2018

LONDON, (AFP): James Dyson, the Brexit-backing billionaire behind the vacuum cleaners that bear his name, is establishing a new UK research hub as he shifts up a gear in his drive into electric cars. Dyson, speaking to AFP as his company published soaring profits on booming Asian sales, outlined..

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German court could open way to bans on diesel cars Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

FRANKFORT, (AFP): One of Germany's top courts will decide Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation". Eyes have turned to the Federal Administrative Court in..

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Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin’ the love Monday, February 19th, 2018

LA PAZ (AFP): In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined. A campaign to raise $15,000 by Valentine's Day to fund a search for Romeo's Juliet before he croaks generated $25,000, an environmental group said. Romeo is the last known frog of his kind...

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Andromeda galaxy was formed in ‘recent’ star crash: study Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

PARIS, (AFP): The Milky Way's neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, was formed in a colossal crash between two smaller star systems no more than three billion years ago when Earth already existed, researchers said Wednesday. Calculating the birth date of the galaxy has been a major challenge for..

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Less-cool Facebook losing youth at fast pace: survey Monday, February 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AFP): With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths away from Facebook at a quicker clip than..

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Small asteroid to shave safely by Earth Friday Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Tucson, Arizona, (AFP): An asteroid bigger than a city bus is on track to zoom by Earth Friday at a safe but close distance, less than one-fifth as far away as the Moon, NASA said. "Asteroids of this size do not often approach this close to our planet -- maybe only once or twice a year," said Paul..

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Total lunar eclipse over Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

KATHMANDU: A total lunar eclipse occurred Wednesday evening.  The moon that rose at 5:55 pm in Nepal made the mid way at 7:17 pm and concluded at 8:57 pm, said Chairperson of Nepal Calendar Determination Committee, Prof. Dr Ram Chandra Gautam. [caption id="attachment_127320" align="alignnone"..

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