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Heavy Facebook users make risky decisions like drug addicts: Study

A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone in Zenica, in this photo illustration

For the study, published in the Journal of Behavior Addictions, the researchers had 71 participants take a survey that measured their psychological dependence on Facebook, similar to addiction. New York: Excessive use of social media platforms like Facebook can make its users take decisions as bad as drug addicts tend to do, a new study suggests. “Around one-third of humans ...

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Three booked under PSA in north Kashmir’s Bandipora


An official said that Tawseef Ahmad Lone son of Wali Mohmad Lone a resident of Gundpora, Abdul Samad Malla alias Samad Inqalabi, a resident of Ganastan and Suhail Ahmad Parrey son of Zahoor Ahmad, a resident of Bangar Mohalla Hajin have been booked under PSA. Three persons were booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, official ...

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Centre should hold talks with Hurriyat to resolve Kashmir issue: Farooq Abdullah


Speaking at a discussion on “J&K The Road Ahead”, organised by the Centre for Peace and Progress, Mr Abdullah said the leaders of Hurriyat have Indian passports and in the past, leaders such as former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee have held dialogue with them. National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has said that lasting peace can be achieved in Kashmir ...

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.CBSE to introduce two levels of Maths exam for class 10 students in 2020


The nomenclature for the two examinations will be Mathematics – Standard, for the existing level of examination, and Mathematics – Basic, for the easier level. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce two levels of examination in Mathematics for Class 10 students in 2020 to cater to different kinds of learners. The nomenclature for the two examinations will ...

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Mehbooba Mufti has fallen back on the soft separatism card


There has been a political chill in Kashmir since the collapse of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) coalition government last summer. But, the Centre’s statement of intent in Parliament on its readiness to hold the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir along with the Parliamentary contest in the next five months has caused a stir. The state’s political players ...

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“How many Pakistanis apprehended at border?” Asked Trump


Trump travelled to the US-Mexico border to have a first hand assessment of the crisis at the international border, which has been experiencing a large flow of illegal immigrants, the majority of whom are from Central Asian nations. Washington: US President Donald Trump during a tour of the southern border in Texas asked a law enforcement official how many Pakistanis ...

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Google Assistant rolled out to Google Maps for Android, iOS


You will just need to say “Hey Google, take me home,” to open Google Maps and get help from your Assistant on your journey. New Delhi: Search engine giant Google has said that it has started rolling out Assistant to Google Maps for Android and iOS. “Starting to roll out today, the Assistant can help you navigate in Google Maps ...

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