Domestic violence, rape, sex selective abortions, dowry, female infanticide, everyday we hear stories of crime & hate against women. India is the world’s second most unsafe place for women in the world. How did we land up here? We have become a country that worships its goddesses & hurts its women. And it’s just shameful.

Here’s a powerful apology by these men to every woman in India. This might not justify the crime but it sure is an initiation.


Dozens of Australians tilted a train Wednesday to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform, with authorities praising their efforts as an example of “people power”.

The man was boarding in the Western Australia city of Perth when he slipped and became jammed in the five-centimetre (0.4-inch) gap between the carriage and the station, operator Transperth said in a statement.

Passengers were initially told to move to the opposite side of the train in the hope their weight would shift it away from his leg, a passenger who gave his name as Nic told The West Australian newspaper.

But when that failed, staff told commuters to get off the train and about 50 of them lined up in a row along the platform to tilt the carriage away from the man so he could be lifted out.

“It is the first time we’ve seen something like this happen,” Transperth spokeswoman Claire Krol told AFP.

“We were really fortunate that the staff were there straight away… and all of the passengers not only listened to the instructions from staff, but pitched in and helped.

“This is a real case of passengers of working together… and people power are the perfect words to describe it.”

Transperth said the man was treated by paramedics but was able to catch a later train.

“The end result here is: really lucky for the man involved, but really nice as well to see that everyone came together as a community,” Krol added.


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Apple’s new operating system for mobile phones and tablets, iOS 8, is slated to release in the fall, and one of its features will transform how you use your apps.
Apple calls it Extensibility, and it basically allows your apps to share both information and functionality with one another, which means less time spent switching among apps.
Let’s say you have a favorite app for editing your photos, such as Adobe Photoshop Express.
Before Extensibility, you would need to be inside Photoshop Express to use its editing tools. But with Extensibility, you’ll be able to access those same editing tools right from within Apple’s native Photos app. The editing tools from Photoshop Express would act as the “extension” in this case, and the Photos app would then have access to that extension, allowing you to take advantage of Photoshop Express’ unique features and functionality even from within outside apps.

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Popular password management app 1Password has already demonstrated how it will use Extensibility to let users easily fill in password info from within any app. Before, you had to boot up 1Password, copy the password for a site or app, and then open the site or app and paste it in. But Extensibility eliminates those extra steps. Other apps can plug into 1Password and let you use it without opening a separate app.

So how does it work?

There are different types of extensions depending on how and where they will share information with other apps. Apple wants to prevent apps from simply having full access to all of the information in your other apps, so extensions are focused on particular functions and tasks, like Share, Action, and Photo Editing.

It’s important to note that an app won’t be able to randomly request important info from another app without your consent. You have complete control over when an app makes a request to use an extension, meaning an app can’t request your PayPal password from 1Password unless you ask it to.

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Besides being secure, Extensibility means more information at your fingertips, and faster.

Apple, for example, is allowing extensions to plug directly into your iPhone’s Notification Center, where it will act as a widget. If you want to stay up to date on the latest scores, you could enable ESPN’s Sports Center app to see its extension in Notification Center, allowing you to quickly check out what’s going on without opening the Sports Center app.

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You won’t only be able to glimpse information from within Notification Center; extensions will also let you take action.

Say you were using the Philips Hue app to control your smart light bulbs. Right now, that’s all done within the app. But Philips has shown off an iOS 8 concept for an extension that would let you turn on and off your smart lighting, even select some pre-set mood lighting, all from a simple swipe up of the Notification Center.

At its WWDC conference in June, Apple highlighted how an eBay extension would allow you to keep track of auctions from within Notification Center. And because extensions can also include actions, you’re even able to place a bid without opening the app.

Extensions can also be used to share things to your favorite social media site. Apple has limited sharing features integrated into iOS 7, but iOS 8 will usher in the ability for any social media app to design its own extension.

Say you’re browsing the internet using Safari. With Extensibility, you’ll be able to tap the image, select which social media website or app you’d like to share the picture with, and you’re done.

Extensibility even extends to core Apple software, like its keyboard. If another app has a keyboard that you like better than Apple’s, simply enabling a keyboard extension will give users the ability to replace Apple’s keyboard with their own.

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At its heart, Extensibility will both remove friction and empower preference, letting users take their favorite app’s killer feature and use it from within another app.

It’s a giant step in the right direction for Apple, and it means that apps will no longer have to compromise on polish in the name of being able to “do it all.” Instead, they’ll be able to focus on creating a unique experience that users will be able to take with them into other apps.

Extensibility will be available when iOS 8 launches as a free download this fall.


Honda Cars India launched its new MPV, the Mobilio at a starting price of Rs 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The petrol car will cost Rs 6.49 lakh for the E variant, Rs 7.50 lakh for S variant and Rs 8.76 lakh for the V variant. The diesel Mobilio has been priced between Rs 7.89 lakh to Rs 10.86 lakh. Its direct competitor, the Ertiga petrol is priced between Rs. 5.8 lakh and Rs. 7.3 lakh while diesel starts at Rs. 7.22 lakh and goes up to Rs. 8.49 lakh.

Take a look at the comprehensive photo gallery of the Mobilio and also read our test drive report of Honda Mobilio.

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For three-year-old Sneha, life is a struggle in continuity. A patient of Thalassemia major, Sneha battles death every single day. Her parents, despite being advised to undergo medical tests to diagnose her condition when she was in her mother’s womb, chose to disregard this warning. Now, this unawareness and lack of understanding might cost them dear. Unfortunately, they lost their four-year-old son two years ago due to the same blood disorder.

According to medical experts, more than 10,000 children are born with Thalassemia every year in India due to the sheer lack of awareness among couples, consequently leading to more and more deaths. The disorder causes iron overload, bone deformities and also cardiovascular illness leading to death. If either parent is Thalassemic, then there is a 25 percent chance that their offspring will have the disorder as well.

According to a WHO report, more than 90 percent patients with Thalassemia in Western countries lead a long and normal life. However, half of such patients in India die before reaching adulthood. The reason is simple: lack of awareness and complete care.

Relief India Trust, an NGO with a body of charitable work over the past few years, is actively involved in the promotion of awareness of the disease and support to those who are underprivileged, therefore ill-equipped to bear the cost of medical treatment. Relief India Trust’s ongoing relationship and network with various leading hospitals in the country enables patients to get free or subsidised treatment. The NGO’s recommendation letter on behalf of the patient is taken into consideration by the hospital concerned and they offer all possible help towards the treatment.

RIT (Relief India Trust) conducts blood donation camps for Thalassemia patients and provides this blood to various hospitals for patients totally free of cost. Medicines and injections are provided to hospitals specifically for those Thalassemia patients who cannot afford the cost of the medicine. The organization, through various media portals, creates awareness of the disease, especially in rural areas and keeps them informed about the availability of free treatment, medical and family help at their centers.

Relief India Trust NGO also offers free consultations for patients who face extreme trauma and depression. The organisation’s main thrust revolves around human touch. Being sensitive, and not just providing medicines and treatment, is inherent to the NGO’s work ethics. The Government has, from time to time, lent its support to the organisation.

India urgently requires more public and private participation towards eradication of this malady. The number of NGOs presently involved in the project is far too low and unless there is increased contribution from all spectrums of society, the curse of Thalassemia will only thrive.


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New Delhi: Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday launched the CLA 45 AMG in India. The newest member of the AMG Performance Brand was launched by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India at Buddh International Circuit.

The CLA 45 AMG is priced at Rs 68.50 lakh ex-showroom Delhi and will be available for sales across all Mercedes-Benz India dealerships across India.

Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “The launch of the CLA 45 AMG in India is a significant step forward towards the evolution of performance driving in the country. Boasting of the ‘most powerful four-cylinder series production engine in the world’ the CLA 45 AMG is an unmistakable result of Mercedes-AMG’s unsurpassable expertise in motorsports and engine development over four and half decades.”

Exterior styling and design

The compact performance sedan with its new dynamic styling combines the sculptural forms with AMG’s hallmark features. The CLA 45 AMG boasts the sporty AMG style, with the “twin blade” radiator grille encompassing the central Three Pointed Star. Three distinct openings in the front fascia enable an effective flow of air to the cooling modules; the outer black flics further optimise the air ducting. The side view features lines that blend perfectly with the side sill panels and the inserts are in matt titanium grey. The CLA 45 AMG features 18-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels in titanium grey finish.

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The distinctive AMG body styling ensures a dynamic appearance from any angle the car is viewed from. The CLA 45 AMG also includes following exterior design elements like front apron with inserts in front splitter in matt titanium grey, rear apron with trim in matt titanium grey and side sill panels with inserts in matt titanium grey.

Interiors

The interiors of the CLA 45 AMG greet you with an AMG start-up screen on the centrally positioned TFT colour display. The instrument cluster features round black dials, carbon-fibre design, silver/red needles and an attractive speedometer. The CLA 45 AMG has an instrument cluster with a distinguished 2-tube look. The CLA 45 exudes high-class appeal courtesy the use of high-grade materials and AMG’s hallmark main menu in the central display.

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The CLA 45 AMG’s interior features AMG Performance Seats, AMG Performance Steering Wheel and Panoramic sliding sunroof. The sportiness of the CLA 45 AMG’s interiors are also accentuated by the AMG floor mats and illuminated door sill panels with “AMG” lettering which lend an exclusive character to CLA 45 AMG. The red designo seats belts of the CLA 45 AMG completes the sportiness of the interiors.

Engine and Transmission

The newly developed award winning AMG 2.0-litre turbo engine is the most powerful four-cylinder series-production engine in the world. A maximum output of 265 kW and up to 450 Nm of torque are unmatched by any other mass-produced turbocharged four-cylinder engine worldwide. The high output and torque coupled with the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive fitted as standard make for extremely dynamic performance: the CLA 45 AMG complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and have a top speed of 250 km/h (electronically limited).

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The CLA 45 AMG’s AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission transfers the engine power to all the four wheels. The dual clutch transmission is flange-mounted on the transversely installed AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine and features seven gears, three modes, a double-declutching function and RACE START function which can be activated by pulling on both shift paddles simultaneously, thus providing extremely fast sprints with no interruption of tractive power resulting in optimum acceleration.

With an independently developed AMG front and rear axle, the AMG sports suspension of the CLA 45 AMG boasts the ideal attributes for fast cornering speeds and agile handling. All of the components are matched to provide high lateral acceleration and a reduced tendency to roll. The AMG sports suspension with specifically tuned spring/damper units and larger anti-roll bars provides for high lateral acceleration and a reduced rolling tendency in fast double bends.

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AMG performance 4MATIC with 4ETS

This innovative variant of the 4MATIC all-wheel drive of the CLA 45 AMG provides for an ideal combination of driving dynamism, traction and efficiency irrespective of myriad driving situation. This is made possible by fully variable torque distribution, ranging from front drive only to a 50:50 split. The CLA 45 AMG is equipped with performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive as standard.