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GM India recalls 101,597 units of Chevrolet Beat Diesel
General Motors India on Tuesday recalled 101,597 units of Chevrolet Beat Diesel which were manufactured between December 2010 and July 2014.
 
According to the company, it will inspect and, if necessary, replace the clutch pedal lever in the vehicles. 
 
"The clutch pedal lever in these units is susceptible to cracking on continued usage," the company was quoted in a statement as saying.
 
The company informed that it has started voluntarily notifying owners of the Beat Diesel to take their cars to any of Chevrolet's 248 authorised service centres across India. 
 
"Quality and care are our highest priorities and we are committed to putting customers at the centre of everything we do," the statement said.
 
"Alternatively, customers can also contact their nearest Chevrolet dealership and schedule an appointment for vehicle inspection and correction."
 
The company added that it is working closely with its service network to make the entire inspection and correction exercise as smooth as possible.
 
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Using Facebook for news could narrow range of sources
People who seek out news from social media may have less diverse sources of information and are at higher risk of becoming trapped in a "collective social bubble" - where news is shared within communities of like-minded individuals - compared to using search engines, says a study.
 
"Our analysis shows that people collectively access information from a significantly narrower range of sources on social media compared to search engines," said lead author of the study Dimitar Nikolov from Indiana University in the US.
 
The results are based on an analysis of over 100 million Web clicks and 1.3 billion public posts on social media.
 
"These findings provide the first large-scale empirical comparison between the diversity of information sources reached through different types of online activity," Nikolov noted. 
 
To measure the diversity of information accessed over each medium, the researchers developed a method that assigned a score for how user clicks from social versus search engines were distributed across millions of sites.
 
A lower score indicated users' Web traffic concentrated on fewer sites; a higher score indicated traffic scattered across more sites. 
 
Overall, the analysis found that people who accessed news on social media scored significantly lower in terms of the diversity of their information sources than users who accessed current information using search engines.
 
The results show the rise of a "collective social bubble" where news is shared within communities of like-minded individuals, Nikolov said. 
 
He added that people who adopt this behaviour as a coping mechanism for "information overload" may not even be aware they're filtering their access to information by using social media platforms, such as Facebook, where the majority of news stories originate from friends' postings.
 
The findings were published in the online journal PeerJ Computer Science.
 
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Odisha MLA suspended for watching porn in house
Odisha assembly Speaker Niranjan Pujari on Tuesday suspended Congress legislator Nabakishore Das for seven days for allegedly watching obscene video clips inside the house.
 
Das was accused of watching porn on his mobile phone while sitting in the assembly in session on Monday.
 
The speaker took the decision following a motion moved by ruling Biju Janata Dal's chief whip Ananta Das, which was passed by voice vote. The speaker then sent the matter to the ethics committee for further probe.
 
However, the opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party, walked out of the assembly, protesting the speaker's decision. They contended that Speaker Pujari did not take into account Das's response to the allegation before deciding to suspend him. 
 
Leader of OLpposition Narasingha Mishra and BJP legislator K.V. Singhdeo demanded that the decision be reconsidered and the ethics committee be asked to investigate the matter.
 
Das said the decision to suspend him was undemocratic because his response was not heard. 
 
"The allegations against me are not true. I have not been given a chance to make my stand," said Das.
 
Demanding a thorough probe into the matter, he said, "While trying to open my own social media page, I accidentally touched YouTube. I scrolled down unwittingly when the TV camera shot me."
 
Das said he did nothing to violate the sanctity and decorum of the legislature.
 
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Bapoo Malcolm

1 year ago

Now, will he have all the time to watch porn at home? 'Hitting the wrong button'? Does the Hon. member know which button to hit when voting on crucial bills?

On a saner note: The Hon. member should be pulled up, not for porn-sightings, but for using the time of the legislature for fiddling with his phone. We do NOT pay them that. And to think that if a person's phone rings in court, he gets fined and the phone is confiscated, at least till the rising of the court.

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