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Priyanka 'most sensational celebrity' in Indian cyberspace
Actress Priyanka Chopra, who made her international TV debut with American thriller series "Quantico", has replaced Alia Bhatt to top the list of "most sensational celebrity" as cyber crooks are using her name to lure netizens to malicious websites, security software company Intel Security has announced.
 
In its ninth edition this year, Intel Security Most Sensational Celebrity survey has found Priyanka topping the charts in Indian cyberspace, followed by Shraddha Kapoor, Kapil Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kangana Ranaut.
 
The software company researched popular culture's most famous people to reveal the riskiest celebrity across the web and this year, Priyanka came at the top, read a statement.
 
"Cyber criminals keep a lookout for ways to take advantage of consumer interest around popular culture events including award shows, TV show premieres, film music launches, celebrity breakups, and more. The research found this year that almost 11.47 percent of all links generated while evaluating the top ten celebrity names led to malware ridden or suspicious sites," the statement said. 
 
Venkat Krishnapur, head of Intel Security Group - India Engineering Centre, said: 
“Cybercriminals capitalise on consumer interest around popular culture by luring unsuspecting consumers to risky sites to steal sensitive personal data". 
 
"At Intel Security, our endeavor is to educate and empower consumers to stay safe online. For the ninth consecutive year, our initiative highlights the problem of risky websites," he added. 
 
Among other celebrities whose names were added to the list of top 10 includes Hrithik Roshan at sixth position, Deepika Padukone, Emraan Hashmi and Sunny Leone having a tie at seventh position, Alia at eighth position and Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan at ninth and tenth position respectively.
 
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Google launches public transport app in Delhi
Internet giant Google on Thursday launched a new app -- Delhi Public Transport App -- which aims to make it easier for the residents of the national capital to get around on public transport.
 
The new experimental app will be built into Google Maps and will help users get transit directions easily even when the connection is slow and data is difficult to access, the internet giant said.
 
"Delhi Public Transport app makes the direction and time-table information for Delhi Metro and buses available offline, to help users get information about directions between bus stops and metro routes even when they don't have any net connection," Google said in a statement.
 
"Once the app is downloaded, it uses no data for directions' queries or timetables, even if the phone is online. A small amount of data is used for news alerts (if online, roughly 1 KB each, about once a day) and user-optional feedback (up to 100 KB per feedback report)," it added.
 
The app will use the same transit data for DMRC metro, DTC buses, DIMTS (orange) buses and Gurgaon Rapid Metro as that found on Google Maps and available offline for the users.
 
According to Google, around 2.6 million people travel by Delhi Metro.
 
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BJP MLAs thrash independent MLA in J&K assembly
Two ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs thrashed independent MLA Engineer Rashid in the state assembly on Thursday for hosting a beef party here the previous day.
 
Even before the speaker, Kavinder Gupta, could take his seat, BJP MLAs Gagan Bhagat and Rajeev Sharma pounced on Engineer Rashid and started thrashing him.
 
Opposition MLAs from the National Conference (NC) had to intervene to save Engineer Rashid.
 
Opposition leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah said what was witnessed in the house today was unprecedented.
 
"I am still unable to fully understand what happened in the assembly today (Thursday)."
 
"The speaker is the custodian of the house, but we want to know what the chief minister has to say on this most unfortunate incident," Omar Abdullah said.
 
Omar said whatever Engineer Rashid had done did not provide BJP the right to carry out a murderous attack on him.
 
"We respect and understand the sentiments of other communities, but that does not mean we can resort to violence to settle scores."
 
"Alcohol is prohibited in my religion. Consumption of pork is prohibited in my religion, but that does not mean I should attack everyone who consumes alcohol or pork," he said.
 
Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said the incident to attack the MLA was condemnable.
 
"This house has high values of parliamentary conduct. Whatever has happened here is condemnable and I condemn it."
 
"I request deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh (BJP) to stand up and apologise for the misconduct of the BJP MLAs," Sayeed said.
 
Nirmal Singh said that whatever happened in the house was unfortunate and he disapproved of it, but added that what Engineer Rashid had done the previous day was "both condemnable and unfortunate".
 
Since the deputy chief minister stopped short of issuing a clear apology in his statement, opposition NC, Congress, CPI M, member Yusuf Tarigami and other independents including Engineer Rashid and Hakeem Yaseen walked out of the house after which question hour started in the assembly.
 
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