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House of Kejriwal's secretary raided, not CM's office: CBI
The CBI on Tuesday said it conducted raids at 14 different places in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, including the house of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's secretary, after obtaining warrants from a court but termed as baseless the reports that the chief minister's office was among these.
 
"The CBI has registered a case against a senior civil servant of the Delhi government and six others on the allegation that during the period 2007 to 2014, he, along with others, abused his official position in awarding contracts from the Delhi Government to a private firm. 
 
"After obtaining warrants from the competent court, searches are in progress at 14 locations today (Tuesday) in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh," Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson Devpreet Singh told reporters at the agency headquarters here.
 
She said reports from certain quarters regarding a search at Kejriwal's office are baseless.
 
"CBI emphatically denies having searched the office of Delhi chief minister. False propaganda should not be used to impede our investigation," she added.
 
The CBI spokesperson had earlier said that documents related to three immovable properties along with cash were recovered from the residence of Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary to the Delhi chief minister. The agency said it has recovered Rs.2.4 lakh and an additional Rs.3 lakh in foreign currency from Kumar's house.
 
Kejriwal claimed that the CBI had raided his office and called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a "coward".
 
The CBI also said that Kumar was not cooperating with it in opening his email accounts.
 
It said another Rs.10.5 lakh had been recovered from G.K. Nanda, who it claimed was a co-accused with Kumar in a case of corruption. Nanda is the general manager of Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL).
 
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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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