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Modi pips Big B, becomes most followed Indian on Twitter
Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the most followed Indian on micro-blogging site Twitter with 22.1 million followers when he surpassed Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan who has 22 million followers, as on Thursday evening.
 
Modi, who joined Twitter in 2009, gained followers at a consistence pace of almost two million followers every month during 2015. In doing so, he left behind the Khans of Bollywood as well. 
 
The three Khans of Bollywood -- Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir -- are trailing behind Modi respectively with 20.9 million, 19.1 million and 18.3 million followers. 
 
Earlier, Modi overtook Shah Rukh Khan in January this year in terms of number of followers. Shah Rukh is now the third most followed celebrity online. 
 
The tech-savvy Prime Minister has been known to emphasise the use of online platform to publicise his campaigns. The word about campaigns like 'Make In India', 'Swachh Bharat' and 'Mann Ki Baat' were fervently spread through the use of Twitter.
 
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'The Australian' uploads fresh set of documents on Scorpene
A new set of leaked documents on India's Scorpene submarines was published by Australian newspaper "The Australian" on Thursday revealing functional description, including the cylindrical and flank array, sonar interception and a number of other details on the boat.
 
The document, with "Restricted Scorpene India" written on it, has a System Technical Manual and an Operating Instruction Manual that have crucial details of the combat management system.
 
While the vital parameters and exact details have been redacted or blacked out, the original documents contain all data.
 
These details may be put together and make detecting the submarine easier.
 
The document even gives out the frequency band of the Sonar intercept receiver, distributed array, active array.
 
Indian Navy has so far maintained that the details would not reveal the final submarine's signature, as the specifications in the document are generic and each boat has a unique signature that is known only when it is ready and in the waters.
 
The total leaked documents run over 22,000 pages.
 
The first set of documents uploaded by "The Australian", included technical manuals of the boat, as also details like its acoustic signature and levels of noise radiation.
 
Tracking a submarine involves sophisticated sonar equipment that can detect, classify, locate and track a vessel based on echoes from its hull and the noise it generates.
 
Hull reflection, radio and radar signals and water pressure can also give away a submarine's location.
 
To this extent, the Scorpene's stealth characteristic is its biggest strength. This has been achieved by modifying its hull and reducing its noise footprint.
 
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LibreOffice: An Alternative to Microsoft Office
LibreOffice is a replacement for Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office costs a bomb and, hence, most users go for a pirated version which may not be complete and may have gaping security holes which can be exploited. 
 
LibreOffice is the most powerful free and open source office suite in the market. They have all the popular tools like Word, Excel and PowerPoint in LibreOffice. Besides, you also have drawing tools, math formulas and databases which make the office suite complete.  It is totally free to use and you get a public licence to operate it. Plus, you also get online updates, from time to time, which enhance its security. Most Microsoft Office documents can be opened and saved by LibreOffice, so compatibility is no longer an issue. The software is extremely light and easy to use with the most popular menus incorporated in the user interface. Now is the time to switch to LibreOffice and work efficiently, virus-free and legal! Just visit www.libreoffice.org and download it for immediate use. 

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COMMENTS

Bapoo Malcolm

6 months ago

Thanks, Pierre. Maybe it was the names for the incorrect impression. Memory fades after years. Will try the new one. And let you know if I get the e mail address.Thanks again.

Bapoo Malcolm

6 months ago

The Chinese one is Kingsoft

Bapoo Malcolm

6 months ago

Have been trying Libra Office, think it's French as had seen a photograph of their team. It's quoite nice and helping them will make replacement easier. All they need are a few extra features like insertions and watermarks. But then that is what I miss. Others may know more. But it is definitely worth a try. Go to the Majorgeeks.com site. Will find other office suits also. There is Chinese suite w-.... but it is shareware after a time. MajorGeeks.Com » Files » Categories » Office Tools » Microsoft Office & Alternatives . Try it. I like Apache too.

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Pierre van Male

In Reply to Bapoo Malcolm 6 months ago

Dear Bapoo,

LibreOffice is managed by The Document Foundation based in Germany, but it is definitely an international project.
It does have insertion and watermark and much more. You can have a look at this book freely available for a more comprehensive introduction to LO: http://designingwithlibreoffice.com

Pierre van Male

In Reply to Bapoo Malcolm 6 months ago

Dear Bapoo,

LibreOffice is managed by The Document Foundation based in Germany, but it is definitely an international project.
It does have insertion and watermark and much more. You can have a look at this book freely available for a more comprehensive introduction to LO: http://designingwithlibreoffice.com

Anand Vaidya

6 months ago

I have been using LibreOffice since it was released. Actually, been a loyal user of OpenOffice.org and Sun StarOffice before that since I did not want to use pirated MS Office... LibreOffice has come a long way from the buggy StarOffice and is a fine piece of software.

Karthik Bharathi

6 months ago

I feel openoffice is somewhat better than libreoffice

Paulous Ouseph

6 months ago

Big user & supporter of LibreOffice.

I feel everyone ought to try it because it's free. One has so much to gain.

Nilesh Birajdar

6 months ago

Thank you I was about to get bombed by Microsoft office.

Pierre van Male

6 months ago

I am definitely a strong supporter of LibreOffice. Still, I believe we should avoid such kind of apologetic article about the free and open source office suite. Indeed, LibreOffice is a very interesting alternative to Microsoft Office, but it does has some limitations, including compatibility with complex MS Excel files for example. Pretending it is just perfect results with disillusion. But really: do try it if you do not know it!

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