PLUS 12 PAGES MAGAZINE SHIVAMOGGA SUNDAY JULY 08, 2018 `7.00 PAGES 28 CITY EDITION COMEDY OF ERRORS EXTRAORDINARY MINDS, ORDINARY FATHERS Krushna Abishek, Mukul Dev and Rajniesh Deggall come together for the first time in director Vinod Tiwari’s slapstick drama Imaya Shows brings on stage Gandhi and Einstein. It explores parenting, and the tension between parents and children MAVERICK MELODY MAKER One of Kochi’s leading digital musicians, Salim Nair, who is also trained in the Carnatic genre, is getting his first digital record ready COVER STORY WORKING IN WONDERLAND Over 13 million people in India will work out of co-working spaces by 2020. The sector, which has been witnessing an upward trajectory for the last couple of years, is all set to boom EXCLUSIVE VOICES T J S George Shankkar Aiyar ■ Prabhu Chawla ■ ■ CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI TROLLS BEWARE, GOVT PLANNING DATABASE ON CYBER ABUSE S A N A S H A K I L @ New Delhi SOON, trolling and abusing on social media could make their way into the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)’s database. The NCRB, the Union home ministry’s wing that tabulates and analyses crime data from across the country is broadening the ambit , of data collection on cyber crimes to include trolling and abuse on social media. It will also maintain data on fake online profiles, on- line defamation, online frauds, cyber stalking, cyber bullying, online gambling and cases of online abetment of suicides. These new categories will be part of the next NCRB report, expected later this year. Currently a , record of such crimes is not maintained at the national level. A senior official said, “Online crimes, especially people with fake online profiles, are becoming a big challenge. Hence the decision to maintain a centralised data for such crimes.” The government is also working on a central project called the Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and Systems, which will provide comprehensive and integrated data on all crimes for effective policing through e-governance. According to cyber law expert Ankur Raheja, the new classification will help tackle these crimes more effectively “If such detailed . Spreading fragrance of Yakshagana in Japan | P2 Chairman poll: Cong-JD(S) may take fight to Delhi | P5 B’luru-Chennai expressway awaits green nod | P6 Brazil’s dream unfulfilled, but Tite praised | P14 NASA to extract data from Kepler | P16 AIDS vaccine clears crucial human trials | P16 Number of medical seats go down by 770 this year EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Bengaluru IN a major disappointment for undergraduate medical seat aspirants, there is a fall in the total number of medical seats available this academic year. As per the seat matrix published by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), the medical seats have gone down by 770 compared to last year’s seat matrix. In total, 5,920 seats are available at 48 medical colleges across the state. And the seats available last year were 6,690 at 54 medical colleges. The number of dental seats available this year has increased by 446 as against last year’s number. Last year, there were 2,308 seats from 40 dental colleges whereas this year it has increased to 2,754 seats at 38 dental colleges. In engineering stream, KEA has published the seat matrix of only 16,942 seats. Official sources in KEA said that the final seat matrix is likely to be published on Monday . Meanwhile, KEA is planning to complete the engineering seat allotments by the end of July. However, there has been a delay in allotment of seats in the first round. P6 CYBER CRIME 2015 2016 11,592 12,317 categorisation comes, it will show the exact magnitude of these crimes. That will, in turn, help the government and other agencies create better awareness TOP 3 Uttar Pradesh 2,639 Maharashtra 2,380 Karnataka 1,101 Figures are number of cases about such crimes.” Currently the IT Act and some , provisions of Indian Penal Code are applicable for cyber crimes. According to sources, statistics on online gambling and online lottery will also be included. Incidents of cyber stalking/bullying of women/children will be listed as offences covered under Section 354 D IPC read with IT Act. Online abetment of suicide under Section 305/306 IPC will cover dangerous online games such as the ‘Blue whale challenge’, which led many people, especially youths and children, to commit suicide. Last year, the Supreme Court had termed this game a K’taka may lose about 7.35L trees to highway projects PRESS INTAKE Amid growing gloom, India bats for WTO | P13 RISING GRAPH M E E R A B H A R D W A J @ Bengaluru Ease of writing competitive exams Online application for JEE (Mains) would be accepted from Sept 1 till Sept 30. Exams will be during Jan 6-20, 2019 in eight sittings, of which one can be chosen Eight sittings in all, any one can be chosen Application for second phase of JEE (Mains) would start from February 2nd week. Exams would be during April 7-21 in eight sittings. Any one sitting can be chosen JEE, NEET exams to be held twice a year from 2019 Candidates have the option to attempt both tests; higher score will be considered ABOUT 7.35 lakh trees may be cut down for upcoming highway projects in Karnataka with most of them in the Western Ghats region — a biodiversity hotspot. This estimate is according to data in RTI documents, official estimates and field survey done of the project area by experts and NGOs. Most of these National Highway projects are in various stages — with some cleared or in the process of getting environmental clearance. Meanwhile, the state government was recently slapped with a fine of `50,000 for failing to file information on tree felling for highways projects and compensatory afforestation to the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The state government has to submit these details to the tribunal by July 10. Collating details about the ongoing projects through RTI Act and other sources, green activists TREES LIKELY TO BE AXED Tirthahalli-Malpe (NH) 2 LAKH* 2 LAKH* 2 LAKH* 1 LAKH* Shisila-Byrapura Road 35,000* Sagar-Kollur Road Shivamogga-Honnavar project Shikaripura-Baindoor *approx 7,35,000 gu, Chamarajanagar, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru , Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada and Belagavi are the worst affected. Even coastal districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada that border Western Ghats will lose precious biodiversity .” According to a rough official estimate, for ongoing highwaywidening projects, 52,000 trees have already been felled. This includes NH 75 (13,500 trees), NH 13 (500) and NH 4A (38,000). P6 ESTIMATED NO OF UNELECTRIFIED VILLAGES IN INDIA JOB WELL DONE RESULT England 2 Sweden 0 (Maguire 30, Alli 58) England reached the World Cup semifinal on Saturday, with a 2-0 win over Sweden in Samara. Harry Maguire and Dele Alli struck in each half to ensure that the Three Lions reached this stage of the competition for the first time after 1990. Given the way Sweden had played in previous matches, it was expected to be a close match. England, however, made it look easy with an all-round performance | AFP FLASHY-LOOKING smartphones might seem to be omnipresent, but it’s still basic feature phones that dominate the Indian mobile market. While the feature phone segment — which saw growth double YoY in Q1 2018 — pushed the country’s overall shipment of mobile phones up by 48 per cent during the period, the smartphone market remained flat, according to data from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service. JioPhone leaves lingering impact on competitors With JioPhone’s success, even industry leaders like Micromax and Intex have increased their focus on other segments to seek growth. It is tough to fight Jio in the feature phone segment, an Intex spokesperson had said nual general meeting will expand its reach and appeal,” said an expert who did not wish to be identified. People pick feature phones with internet and basic entertainment services over entry-level smartphones because of the difference in build quality, the expert added. Anticipating the growing demand for such phones, RIL recently launched JioPhone 2, a higher-end variant of the existing model, with a QWERTY keypad, horizontal-viewing display and dual-SIM connectivity at a price of `2,999. It offers YouTube, Facebook and WhatsApp services. Following this, HMD Global, which makes Nokia phones, also showed interest in offering WhatsApp on the Kai OS platform for feature phones. A Rural Development Ministry report says UP has the highest number of unelectrified villages at 1,044, followed by Odisha and Bihar with 666 and 533 villages, respectively | P9 HEAVY RAIN LASHES COAST, 2 KILLED IN DK Feature phones outdo ‘smart’ siblings, drive growth in market One of the main reasons behind this was Reliance Jio’s offering — JioPhone — which, in less than a year, grabbed a market share of 35.8 per cent in Q1 2018. Going by the company’s aggressive approach, it might well help the segment register similar growth. The firm has touched 25 million JioPhone users, and aims to reach 100 million soon. “Jio may achieve a 100-million user base of JioPhones in the next three-four years as the announcement made in its 41st an- LASHING out at the opposition and media for ‘misinterpreting’ the farmer-friendly budget, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday dismissed the allegations made by the opposition and some coalition partners that the budget was South-centric. “Due to your wrong analysis (of the budget), farmers grow anxious and (might) commit suicide,” Kumaraswamy said, reiterating that the media had not understood the budget and accused it of misleading the general public. JD(S) national president H D Deve Gowda too refuted the allegations of a biased budget and said that Kumaraswamy wo u l d re s p o n d t o a l l t h e charges. Following two farmer suicides reported a day after the loan waiver, Kumaraswamy requested farmers not to take any decisions hastily “If you continue to com. mit suicide, why should we have taken the decision to waive the loans?” he questioned. Some sections of the media charged that the budget was biased to South Karnataka and unfair to the middle class population due to hike in excise duty and tax on petrol. “I have heard all the criticism against the budget. The critics have not understood the finer details and the foresight in the budget, and have restricted themselves to discussing only hikes of petrol and diesel prices. P6 5,000 JIO EFFECT A R S H A D K H A N @ New Delhi Critics haven’t understood finer details of budget: CM @ Bengaluru S U M I S U K A N YA D U T TA @ New Delhi MARKING a paradigm shift in the way competitive exams are conducted in India, the government has decided to conduct national level engineering and medical entrance examinations — Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) — twice a year and that too only in the online mode starting next year. “The online mode in NEET and JEE (Main) will make exams safe, leak-proof, scientific and transparent. The syllabus, nature of questions, choice of language and exam fee will not change,” Union IIT-KANPUR TO Human Resources Development CONTEST MADRAS Minister Prakash Javadekar said HC ORDER here on Saturday . He said under the new arrange- A day after the Madras HC ment, the students will not lose an asked IIT-Kanpur to redo the academic year because there will rank list of IIT JEE Advanced be two exams before admission. by placing candidates who had “Students can appear in either of given numerical answers up to the two or both. The best score the second decimal place will be taken into account for the followed by those who had result,” Javadekar noted. answered up to one decimal JEE (Main) and NEET will be place on top of the list, the conducted by the newly formed latter decided to appeal National Testing Agency, which against the order will also organise the National Eligibility Test, Common Management Admission Test and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test exams from now on. At present, CBSE conducts JEE (Main), NEET and NET examinations while GPAT and CMAT are organised by All India Council for Technical Education. Under the new scheme of things, these competitive exams will be held on multiple dates, allowing students to choose a date of their convenience. According to a statement by the MHRD ministry the scores of different candidates in multiple sittings will be , equated using “standardisation techniques”. JEE exam will be held in January and April, while NEET will be conducted in February and May . TAKES ON OPPN EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE trees have estimated heavy loss of precious and pristine tree cover in the Western Ghats and the serious consequences on rainfall pattern and climate in the state. Sahadev Shivapura of Paschima Ghatta Jaagruta Vedike says, “Western Ghats is considered one of the 18 biodiversity hotspots in the world... more than one lakh trees have already been chopped down in the last 2-3 years for various ongoing projects. The seven districts of Koda- “national problem” and directed authorities to create awareness about the deadly game. According to informed sources, the data on frauds provided by the NCRB will also be widened from this year. Till last year, the NCRB used to provide only statistics on credit/ debit card frauds separately. However, from this year, data on ATM frauds, online banking frauds, OTP frauds will be separately listed. Residents being rescued at Soorinje near Mangaluru on Saturday Mangaluru: Heavy rain lashed Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Saturday. Two people were killed after a compound wall collapsed on their house at Hebbarabailu in Puttur taluk. Parvathi (70) and her grandson Dhanush (11) were asleep when the incident occurred at around 1.45 am, police said. Several lowlying areas in Udupi district were under knee-deep water. Meanwhile,the inflow into Kabini reservoir rose to 22,000 cusecs on Saturday owing to rain in Kodagu.
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