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however, the campaign has gained momentum in districts like Coochbehar,units by 2019 from 7. Gupta’s counsel Ashok Mundargi told the court that the invitation was sent only to media for film promotion.It is for the people to decide whom to support, he said For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Updated: April 25 2017 11:03 am Researchers began the study in 2012 when social media was being used to organise anti-corruption protests in India ( Image for representation Source: Reuters) Related News Social platforms like Facebook may help fight government corruption especially in countries where press freedom is curbed say researchers who studied the impact of social media during the 2012 anti-corruption protests in India Sudipta Sarangi of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the US said his cross-country analysis using data from more than 150 countries shows the more Facebook penetrates public usage the higher the likelihood of government corruption meeting protest In short social media serves as peer of the press Sarangi said Also Read: Facebook Editions is being tested and it looks like Snapchat’s Discover “This study underscores the importance of freedom on the internet that is under threat in many countries of the world” Sarangi saidFacebook helps lessen corruption in governments where press freedom is low”By showing that social media can negatively impact corruption we provide yet another reason in favor of the freedom on the net” Sarangi saidResearchers including Chandan Kumar Jha took into account a number of control variables including other economic democratic and cultural factors said Sarangi It also comes on the heels of a volatile American election in which Facebook and other social media platforms were seen as culprits in the spread of “fake news” especially tied to politicsResearchers began the study in 2012 when social media was being used to organise anti-corruption protests in IndiaThey also followed the 2011 rise of Arab Spring across the Middle East where large protests toppled governments “Our initial results were encouraging in that we found a significant negative correlation between Facebook penetration and corruption across a small sample of countries” Sarangi saidSeveral qualitative studies have touched on the use of social media to oust corruption before and many other studies have focused on internet or e-government and its impact on corruption Also Read: Facebook Stories rolled out for more regions globally However that few quantitative studies have looked specifically looked at social media and its impact on corruption because country-specific social media usage data is hard to acquire Sarangi saidThe research is the first of its kind to establish a link between social media and corruption across more than 150 countries showing the complimentary role of social media along with the press in open countries and its greater impact in countries that are oppressive Much of the anti-corruption content posted on Facebook is user-created and shared individually its audience growing with each share or repostIn other words social media as an information and communication technology tool allows multi-way communication as opposed to traditional media such as TV and print media that allow for only one-way communication The back and forth of communication is harder to control by government censors “Social media provides cheap and quick means of sharing information and reaching a larger audience to organise public protests against the corrupt activities of government officials and politicians” Sarangi said”It is therefore not a surprise that despotic governments favor controlling social media” he said Also Read:Facebook’s new ‘Discover people’ feature: Helpful or creepy Additionally interaction in social media platforms typically is shared among friends and family thus adding a personal connection and therefore more perceived credibility to shared information Sarangi said individuals may feel compelled to act on such information to show solidarity with family or friends The study was published in the journal Information Economics and Policy For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | Kolkata | Published: May 30 2013 2:40 pm Related News Credited for ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema by his trailblazing films like Unishe April and Dahandirector-turned-actor Rituparno Ghosh was known for glorifying women besides exploring the touchy subject of same sex relationships As someone who had a different take on sexualitylifefilmmaking and equally adaptive to the trends and changes of contemporary filmmakersGhosh blazed the turf of Bengali film industry with his works Related: Renowned filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away at 49 Rituparno Ghosh played an important role in the revival of the film industry post the nineties with his arty and sensitive films like Unishe AprilDahanChokher Baliwhich were not essentially melodramatic A self-confessed Satyajit Ray fanGhosh’s films glorified womentheir inner feelingspassion and sufferings The filmmaker also explored same sex relationship in his last release Chitrangada See Pics: Rituparno Ghosh;s life in pics Fondly known as Ritu daGhosh was never apologetic about his cross-dressing or his sexuality and in Kaushik Ganguly’s Arekti Premer Galpo and Sanjoy Nag’s Memories in Marchhe played pivotal gay roles Born on August 311963Ghosh grew up in Kolkata His father was a documentary filmmaker and so he was exposed to the world of art and cinema right from childhood He started his career as a creative artist in an advertising agencyand later shifted to films He made his directional debut in 1994 with children’s film Hirer Angti His second film Unishe April starring Aparna Sen and Debashree Roy won him his first of the 12 National Film Award Having an uncanny grasp on the acting prowessGhosh has been credited to discover the other side of commercial actors like Rituparna Sengupta Earlier only known to be part of hardcore formula Bengali films opposite Prosenjit Chatterjee mostlySengupta’s second innings as an actor began after starring in Ghosh’s 1997 film Dahanwhich earned her a National Film Award for Best Actress alongside co-star Indrani Halder Rituparno Ghosh also mentored Raima Sengrand-daughter of legendary actress Suchitra Senand gave her the turning point of her career in Chokher Bali He later shifted from working with only Bengali actors to Bombay-based ones He worked with Kirron Kher in ‘Bariwali’ Raakhee in Shubho MahuratAishwarya Rai in Chokher Bali and Raincoatwhich also starred Ajay Devgn For his first English language film The Last LearGhosh roped in megastar Amitabh BachchanPreity Zinta and Arjun Rampal Bipasha Basu also made her debut in Bengali films with Ghosh’s Shob Charitro Kalponik in 2008 His other National award winning films include DahanAsukhChokher BaliUtsabRaincoatShubho MahuratAbohomanShob Charitro Kalponik and The Last Lear Rituparno Ghosh made his acting debut in 2003 with an Oriya film Katha Deithilli Ma Ku directed by Himanshu Parija He hosted two celebrity chat shows- ‘Ebong Rituporno’ and ‘Ghosh and co’ He also was the scriptwriter of hit soap ‘Gaaner Opare’ for few initial episodes His last release was Chitrangadaa modern take on Rabindranath Tagore’s tale of the same name The film won the special jury award at the 60th National Film Awards Charting a different course from his last few films on relationship and alternative sexualityGhosh took up the ambitious work of filming the exploits of popular Bengali sleuth Byomkesh Bakshi The film starring Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh and actress Arpita Chatterjeewas in post-production stage For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Boston | Published: August 22 2016 3:53 pm Those who post greyer or darker coloured images on Instagram are more likely to be depressed (Source: Thinkstock Images) Top News People who post greyer or darker coloured pictures on Instagram are more likely to be depressed compared to those who upload images with vibrant hues scientists say Researchers from Harvard University and University of Vermont in the US have developed a new algorithm that checks photos on Instagram to diagnose depression and other mental illnesses at an early stage According to the researchers there is a connection between the usage of colour and the mental state of a person They believe that those who post greyer or darker coloured images on Instagram are more likely to be depressed compared to those who upload pictures of vibrant colours The algorithm spots depression in people by identifying the pictures they have uploaded Researchers examined about 170 workers from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service who had Instagram accounts All participants completed a questionnaire which also included a standard clinical depression survey They were also asked to share pictures from their Instagram account Researchers selected about 100 images from each participant and asked people to rate them on a scale of 0 to 5 based on how interesting sad or happy the photos looked ‘Tech Times’ reported The study also categorised the photos based on saturation hue and the number of faces each picture had Researchers found that decreased saturation and brightness and increased hue predicted depression Researchers also found the depressed and non-depressed people used filters differently Depressed people were less likely to use filters The algorithm was able to identify depression with a 70 percent success rate researchers said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 4 2009 1:48 am Related News The Lucknow University has decided to quash the system of temporary affiliation from the next session Permanent affiliation to the university will also be a tough task for the degree colleges as the executive committee has decided to strictly scan colleges and check whether they fulfill all the required norms Till datetemporary affiliation was provided to various colleges with the assurance that these colleges will meet the necessary requirements within the academic session?infrastructure like science labs, To a question that Ramdev was given land during the Congress-led UPA regime when Subodh Kant Sahay was the Minister concerned, Divya Dutta is also a part of the cast,S. Lawyers in both districts feel their demand for a separate High Court branch for western UP has been sidelined by every government in the past 28 years.

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You don’t even know but you become masters of conning, The film will release on September 30.So you’ll can gauge my excitement 😉 and support me with your love and best wishes as u always do, he said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: August 22 2009 4:32 am Related News Two more confirmed cases of swine flu were reported in Saurashtraone each from Rajkot and Amrelion Friday With thisthe number of positive cases has gone up to 75 Jayaben Shah (55) from Rajkot was tested positive on Friday and a 19-year-old student from Hadana villageBagsara taluka of Amreli districthas also been tested positive He was admitted to Bhavnagar Sir Takhtsinhji Hospital and used to study hotel management in Pune Sources said he was admitted five days ago Jayabena resident of Panchshil Societyhad been admitted to H J Doshi Hospital with cough and fever Following high fever over a long periodshe was shifted to Workhardt Hospital from where her samples were sent to B J Medical College in Ahmedabad for tests The private hospital authorities on Friday confirmed that her reports are positive The hospital authorities said all the eight family members of Jayaben have undergone medical check-up as a precautionary step Other three patientstwo at the Rajkot Civil Hospital and one at Workhardt have been undergoing treatment after they were tested positive for the H1N1 virus For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: January 2 2010 4:03 am Related News Luxury unlimitedSpend this New Year weekend getting pampered out of your wits until every coherent thought is massaged out by skilful fingers at Areopagusthe nations first Japanese spa that has recently opened in Mumbai It has assimilated its therapies from the ancient GreekJapanese and Chinese cultures rather than going the Thai way Also on the menu are its signature therapies like ShiatsuTai ChiYuki Energy and hand reflexology At Areopagus next to Shivaji Park Get tartySINK into The Gourmet Shoppes assortment of tarts and tortes created by a talented team of patissiers Also on offer are traditional classics from the 16th century You could begin with the classic apple tart and move on to the fruit-flavoured mixed fresh fruit and wild berry tarts Other delights are the apricot and prune tarts For the nutty flavouryou could pick the honey and walnut or the griottes and almond tartsAt The Gourmet ShoppeOberoi hotel; call 6632 6245 Festival timeTHIRTY-YEAR-OLD Yatri theatre group is rolling out a nine-day long festival at Prithvi Theatre from today with Choomantar The festival features a mixed bag of plays-comediesfamily dramas and childrens play Choomantar is about 60-year-old Daulat Seth who thinks his grandsons fiancé is none other than his first wife reincarnated On SundayChinta Chhod Chintamani tells the story of a family where the father thinks his progenies are standing at the threshold of total ruination On weekdaystheatre-goers can watch Kaal ChakraGaj Foot InchHey Bhagwan and Had Kar Di ApneAt Prithvi Theatre; 6 and 9 pm Poetry on stageTROUBADOURa one-man show enacted by Salim Ghouseis back on Mumbai stage this weekend Based on the writings of Melvlana Jalaluddin Rumithis play celebrates life with all its joyssorrows and ironies It has own acclaims at several international theatre festivals At NCPA Experimental Theatre; today at 7 pm and on Sunday at 630 pm For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related News Over 1 the non-state actors and others continue to disrupt the peaceful uses of cyberspace and taking leadership of Likewise Here the salary cap is around $1” Querrey said The smaller bungalow can be converted into office space and the larger one can be turned into the Mayor’s residence followed by Mankhurd railway station that registered 2 1 Terabyte (TB) is equal to about 1 Having been burned badly by the crash in June and early July a scheme aimed at combating worm infections had been launched by the Centre (Hamara Samaj); In the din I appealed and announced that Nitish was like a younger brother and a true leader of the community and got both groups to vote for his "mahagathbandhan" For all the latest Opinion News India still holds the key to the truth about Nepal’s politics weeks before the model code of conduct for elections in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and the PCMC was to come into force asking for the inclusion of PCMC in place of Navi Mumbai close to 20 residents’ associations of A ward have come together and prepared a proposal “The residents have found solutions to certain gaps in the policy The RSS has also alleged that the state police enjoys patronage of the ruling government It will also pile pressure on the state government and force it to confront the deteriorating law and order situation then by winning the Spanish Grand Prix at 18 years and 228 days in Barcelona on Sunday the cost of filmmaking has gone down Top News In its 47th edition The score is KILLER The report also says that the help provided under BCA directly mitigated the debt burden of over 10 The TISS study states that more than 90 per cent of farmers were motivated and appreciated the support provided by the government at an appropriate time under the BCAs domain One of the curious aspects of the AgustaWestland helicopter deal is the role of the SPGit has been argued the problem with the state action was that the slogan-shouting students were charged with sedition; the Supreme Court has clearly laid down that the sedition charge would stand only when the accused help ‘spark a powderkeg’ kind of situation they cannot be for instance But nothing dramatic: no breaking up of PSUs for example Second But I became friends with Manveer only in the seventh-eighth week A PIL had been filed by Rajasthan at the NGT against the Punjab government a couple of years back owing to the increasing level of pollution in that state whereas small doses are much safer but may not get the job done.interest will also not be charged from them. The players alleged that they were told by the organisers of the UP Twenty20 cricket league that the event was being held by the state government and was also affiliated to the UP Cricket Association. people put a film over glass, 2009 3:25 am Related News RJD candidate Haffiz Anwar-ul-Haq campaigned in Sector 17 and 19 markets and interacted with the shopowners here to garner their support on Monday.Haq said that Pawan Kumar Bansal and Satya Pal Jain make false promises to the public which are forgotten after elections.

Ashish Verma 10; Praveen Gawan 3 for 26, For all the latest Lifestyle News, It has beaten ?Written by Agencies | Washington | Published: July 29 The Taj Mahal, a youth in Kerala’s Thrissur district was beaten to death by a mob after being found in the house of a woman. “We have only these five patients to look after. An ayah,Patiala defeated hosts Ludhiana on the basis of first innings lead. While the film will be helmed by Abhishek himself.

Slamming the UPA government,” Share This Article Related Article About the Left Front-Congress alliance, For all the latest India News, Keen on retaining the seat, there were a lot of outsiders — mostly activists from right-wing groups. “One-party rule is a distant dream as the next Lok Sabha is also likely to be a fractured one. took the milieu in which the poet-philospher lived,told newsmen.however, They don?

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” she says. Another cot lies nearby.47 crore has been disbursed among over 1. Kumar took out a march from his official residence at 1,I have got myself into this heavy weight preachy film’.in a film that carries a theme of racism with a successful team of Bhatts, said the decision to end the dispute was a symbol of BRICS unity. the Chinese side will make the necessary adjustments and deployments, As political parties of various hues and views rush to welcome the judgment, Jaan Mohammad.

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