Kamal ka phool hamari bhool: Rajputs rally against BJP in Rajasthan

Vasundhara Raje

Rajputs feel Jaswant Singh Jasol was denied a ticket from Jaisalmer Barmer constituency in the last lok sabha elections at the behest of Vasundhara Raje (in pic). (Photo: Twitter/@VasundharaBJP)

Nagaur district in Rajasthan, which is around 200 kms from the state capital of Jaipur, was the epicentre of Rajput protests last year as the district had flared up over the alleged fake encounter of Anandpal Singh, a history-sheeter with several cases of murder, dacoity and kidnapping against him.

Rajput community members had alleged that Anandpal Singh was killed in a fake encounter despite his willingness to surrender.

This election year, members of the Ravana Rajput community, of which Anandpal Singh was a part of, and the Rajput community have come together in their fight against the Vasundhara Raje-led Government in Rajasthan with the sole purpose of defeating the BJP in the upcoming Assembly elections.

In Nagaur’s Ladnun, where Anandpal hails from, anger against the BJP has surged over time.

“We are together in our fight against the BJP. Whether it is the Ravana Rajputs or the Rajputs, we are working together towards defeating the BJP in the upcoming elections in Rajasthan,” a member of the Ravana Rajput community told India Today.

“We have realised the BJP has been working against the Rajput community. There have been several issues including the encounter of Anandpal Singh, the Chatur Singh encounter and the Padmaavat issue which has led to bad blood between the BJP and Rajputs. We have realised that kamal ka phool is hamari bhool,” another Ravana Rajput member said.

Nagaur district has a total of 10 assembly seats out of which Rajputs are considered to hold sway over at least seven seats. Family members of Anandpal Singh, including his mother and daughter, have been travelling to different parts to rally against the BJP in a bid to oust the party from power. They have been raising the Anandpal Singh encounter and other issues regarding the community.

“Thirty six communities in Rajasthan are working together to defeat the BJP. My father was killed in a fake encounter. There have been several issues over which these different communities in Rajasthan have been working to defeat the BJP. The response was good where ever we went to hold rallies and campaign against the BJP,” Anandpal Singh’s daughter Yogita said.

“My son was killed in a fake encounter. I have been protesting, fighting, campaigning against the BJP to ensure justice. We have made ‘Kamal ka phool hamari bhool’ a part of our campaign,” Nirmal Kanwar, Anandpal Singh’s mother, told India Today.

Even as the encounter of Anandpal Singh remains the rallying point for the protesting members of the Rajput community, it is not the only issue over which the BJP has been targeted by Rajputs and Ravana Rajputs.

Rajputs, considered an influential section in Rajasthan, comprise around 8 to 10 per cent of the state’s population. Anger within the community seems to have spread across the state over the latter half of Vasundhara Raje’s tenure.

Several of its members, who claimed to be BJP loyalists, have accused the party and Vasundhara Raje in particular of rubbing the community the wrong way.

Apart from the Anandpal Singh encounter, the community has been at loggerheads with the BJP over the manner in which the BJP state president was handpicked by denying the opportunity to a Rajput.

Apart from this, the community felt insulted when Jaswant Singh Jasol, a former BJP stalwart, was denied a ticket from Jaisalmer Barmer constituency for the last Lok Sabha elections, allegedly at the behest of Vasundhara Raje.

“There is no infighting within the BJP. The Rajputs are together and supporting the party. Earlier, there were some people who had filed their nomination but some of them have already withdrawn it,” Raghuraj Singh, BJP candidate from Ladnun, said.

The BJP has been trying to prevent the prevailing mood in the Rajput community from boiling over in the poll-bound state. In a bid to quell the anger within the Rajput community, the party has given tickets to 28 Rajput candidates, substantially more than the 13 tickets given to Rajput candidates by the Congress for the upcoming elections in the state.

However, whether the ruling party will be able to tide over the wave of seething anger prevailing within the community is something only results can tell.

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Farmville Creator Exits Bengaluru-Based Moonfrog Labs, Hike and Zynga Veteran to Take His Place

Farmville Creator Exits Bengaluru-Based Moonfrog Labs, Hike and Zynga Veteran to Take His Place

Farmville creator Mark Skaggs has left Bengaluru-based Moonfrog Labs. He had joined the studio as a game designer and board member. His departure from the company comes after launching Alia Bhatt: Star Life and Baahubali: The Game for Android and iOS. In addition to this, Gadgets 360 has learned through multiple industry sources familiar with the matter that Sumit Mehra who heads up games at Bharti Softbank-backed Hike will take his place.

Mehra started working as a game developer in 1999, and has worked with Microsoft Games Studio, EA Games, Jump Games and Zynga, where he launched a new new IP for Zynga India – Hidden Shadows. His return to game development after a spell at a platform holder like Hike opens up a host of possibilities for Moonfrog as it tries to solidify its footing in the space.

The reason for Skaggs’ departure was to be closer to home and spend time with his family.

“I couldn’t avoid the realization that I was breaking my promise to live at home with my family and I knew I needed to make a change,” he wrote in an email to Gamesbeat. “After a series of discussions with friends and family and the other directors at Moonfrog, I made the decision to put my family first, taking the leap of faith to leave Moonfrog in order to find a new adventure closer to home.”

Neither Hike nor Moonfrog Labs have replied to Gadgets 360’s request for comment prior to publishing. We’ll update this story if we hear from either company.

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Google Duo App Gets Video Voicemail Support

Google Duo App Gets Video Voicemail Support

Google Duo is adding a useful tool which lets you reach out to your contacts even when they are not available. The video calling app has been updated with a new video messages feature that enables users to leave video voicemails whenever someone fails to pick up a call. This means the next time when you call someone via the Duo app and they do not answer, you can choose to leave them a video message. Google says that if someone you are calling declines or misses the call, you can record up to 30 seconds of video as well as voice to send to the person to watch later.

The messages in the Duo app are essentially a voicemail-like feature and engineered to send users that are currently unavailable, a video or voice clip. The video messages feature has already started rolling out to Android smartphones and iPhones, with the feature widely available worldwide in the next few days. “Sometimes, your mom isn’t free for a video call at the moment you’re trying to show off your culinary masterpiece. The same goes when you’re trying to catch your best friend to rave about your favourite basketball team’s recent win. But even if they miss your call, you shouldn’t lose the opportunity to show them what you were calling about. Beginning today on Google Duo, you can leave a video message when the person you’re calling can’t pick up,” says Google in a blog post.

Notably, the clips automatically get deleted 24 hours after users first watches it. However, recipients can choose to download the message to their camera roll before the deletion. Also, like Duo calls, the messages feature is end-to-end encrypted.

Video messages in the Duo app can be played by tapping on the sender’s icon. Additionally, a quick call back can be done through the “Call now” button available after watching a video message. Also to note, the received message can be accessed from the newly redesigned people view with play icons notifying when you have a new message.

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Top 7 Remote Access Apps For Linux

Top 7 Remote Access Apps For Linux

  • Top 7 Remote Access Apps For Linux

    These Linux remote access apps will help you run your system no matter where you’re located.
A common misconception among Linux users is that it is near impossible to remote into your Linux PC over the Internet. In truth, there are a number of remote apps available for Linux. In this article, I’ll share my most recommended remote apps for Linux.
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    NoMachine remote app for Linux

    Setting up and running NoMachine for Linux is a very straight forward process. Simply download it on the PCs that will be the host and the client, then follow the directions from there. Once setup, NoMachine is very reliable and has enough throughput capability to watch video over it. That’s not a typo. If your end to end Internet/network is fast enough, you can watch video from a remote computer.

    It’s also worth noting that NoMachine is considered to be enterprise grade software. This means in addition to providing outstanding remote access to your PCs, you can utilize this software in an enterprise environment knowing it’s been used successfully with businesses in the past. Despite its nature of requiring an IP and a port to connect to a remote machine, you can use dynamic DNS services to make the remote connection process over the Internet a bit easier. The only thing you must remember it to configure port forwarding on the network with the server PC. You should also be aware that SSH isn’t available in NoMachine for Linux. It’s available in NoMachine Workstation for Linux, which is a paid product.

A common misconception among Linux users is that it is near impossible to remote into your Linux PC over the Internet. In truth, there are a number of remote apps available for Linux. In this article, I’ll share my most recommended remote apps for Linux.
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    X2Go remote app for Linux

    X2Go is similar to NoMachine in some ways. Both apps utilize NX technology for remote connections. Both apps offer fantastic quality connections over LANs and over the Internet. The key difference with X2Go is that it is open source software. Also, X2Go provides secure tunneling over SSH.

    X2Go is broken up into two methods of remote desktop access. First, it can provide you with a server/client set up that allows for Remote Desktop options. Secondly, you can use X2Go for Desktop Sharing if you want to ask someone for remote support. This is useful when offering assistance to someone from another location. Like NoMachine, you’ll want to forward the appropriate ports and setup a dynamic DNS option before trying to remote connect over the Internet.

A common misconception among Linux users is that it is near impossible to remote into your Linux PC over the Internet. In truth, there are a number of remote apps available for Linux. In this article, I’ll share my most recommended remote apps for Linux.
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    AnyDesk remote app for Linux

    AnyDesk is a powerful proprietary remote app for Linux, among other platforms. It utilizes a technology called DesktRT. AnyDesk is lightweight, and it offers nearly no lag between client and server. AnyDesk is considered a freemium product. You can use the AnyDesk app to connect to a remote PC for free, or expand on this more with the paid option to gain more “seats” (slots for techs to provide support to others). AnyDesk also features custom aliases for remote PCs,admin features for maintaining remote PCs, plus other useful functionality.

    It’s worth noting that in addition to this being proprietary software, you’re connecting to your remote machines through AnyDesk’s server network. There is nothing wrong with this, but not everyone is comfortable with this sort of data routing even though it’s completely encrypted. All of this said, I personally use AnyDesk and have found it to be an outstanding set it and forget it remote app for Linux.

A common misconception among Linux users is that it is near impossible to remote into your Linux PC over the Internet. In truth, there are a number of remote apps available for Linux. In this article, I’ll share my most recommended remote apps for Linux.
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    Guacamole remote app for Linux

    Guacamole may seems like a strange name for a remote desktop app, but don’t let the name fool you. Guacamole is a very powerful remote control application that works across all the popular platforms. What makes Guacamole interesting is that you only need to install the server on the target machine, then access that remote box using a standard web browser. Even more impressive, the browser access works extremely well.

    Guacamole supports RDP, VNC and SSH sessions. I detest VNC as it’s dated, slow and leaves a lot to be desired. However, I like to use Guacamole for connecting to remote Windows boxes from my Linux PC. This is useful using the RDP protocol. It’s also important to note that as great as Guacamole is, the server configuration is a bit complicated for Linux newbies.

A common misconception among Linux users is that it is near impossible to remote into your Linux PC over the Internet. In truth, there are a number of remote apps available for Linux. In this article, I’ll share my most recommended remote apps for Linux.
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    Guacamole remote app for Linux

    Guacamole may seems like a strange name for a remote desktop app, but don’t let the name fool you. Guacamole is a very powerful remote control application that works across all the popular platforms. What makes Guacamole interesting is that you only need to install the server on the target machine, then access that remote box using a standard web browser. Even more impressive, the browser access works extremely well.

    Guacamole supports RDP, VNC and SSH sessions. I detest VNC as it’s dated, slow and leaves a lot to be desired. However, I like to use Guacamole for connecting to remote Windows boxes from my Linux PC. This is useful using the RDP protocol. It’s also important to note that as great as Guacamole is, the server configuration is a bit complicated for Linux newbies.

A common misconception among Linux users is that it is near impossible to remote into your Linux PC over the Internet. In truth, there are a number of remote apps available for Linux. In this article, I’ll share my most recommended remote apps for Linux.
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    SimpleHelp remote app for Linux

    SimpleHelp is a bit more than mere remote control software for Linux. It’s actually more of a help desk/administrator management application. That said, SimpleHelp also allows its users to access their desktops remotely, provides an interface for IT staff to manage updates and server resource management from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

    Some of the best features of this enterprise application include reconnection upon a remote system reboot (even in Windows safe mode), and no port forwarding or NAT bypassing needed. Licensing for SimpleHelp is best suited to enterprise users. However if your company is looking for a reliable remote support tool for multiple end users, this is a good option.

A common misconception among Linux users is that it is near impossible to remote into your Linux PC over the Internet. In truth, there are a number of remote apps available for Linux. In this article, I’ll share my most recommended remote apps for Linux.
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    RemoteView remote app for Linux

    RemoteView can not only provide you with the ability to remotely access a Linux PC, you can also use it to manage users/device groups, reinstall an OS and even configure the BIOS on a remote machine.

    RemoteView is an enterprise grade application that is best suited for tech support personal or system administrators looking for the best remote control support possible. Being able to remotely install a new Linux distro and setup the BIOS from a remote location is extremely powerful and this paid application makes this a reality.

A common misconception among Linux users is that it is near impossible to remote into your Linux PC over the Internet. In truth, there are a number of remote apps available for Linux. In this article, I’ll share my most recommended remote apps for Linux.
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Top 6 Apps to Spring Clean Your Finances

Everyone who’s into managing his or her personal finances with the help of an app has heard about Mint, which currently ranks No. 24 among all free apps in the Finance category that can be downloaded from the Apple iOS Store.

To offer you a couple of alternatives, I would like to introduce you to other handy personal finance apps that help you to monitor your expenses and reach your financial goals.

1. Clarity Money, free

The Clarity Money Budget Planner analyzes your personal finances using data science and machine learning with the goal to “help you make smarter decisions with your money.”

The free app allows you to not only plan your budget, but also track all your expenses, cancel recurring charges and subscriptions and find credit card deals that fit your spending habits, so you can hopefully manage to save some money in your bank account in the long run.

As of March 2018, the app has been rated almost 16,000 times in the iOS Store with an average rating of 4+ stars and more than 700 times in the Google Play Store with a rating of 4.2 stars.

Here is what TechCrunch says about Clarity Money:

“It’s the kind of universal financial services tool that combines a number of the best features of existing money-management apps into a one-stop-shop.”

2. You Need A Budget, free trial

You Need A Budget (YNAB) is another personal finance tool that lets you to plan your budget and track expenses.

Unlike Clarity Money, YNAB is not free, but you have the option to sign up for a 34-day trial period. After the trial you will be billed for a one-year subscription ($83.99) if you decide to continue using the app. What’s great is that YNAB offers a 100% money-back guarantee with no questions asked at any point.

Key features are:

  • Synching all of your bank accounts in a single entity.
  • Real-time access and tracking of all your data.
  • Access to tools that help you get out of debt.
  • Set goals to stay on track.
  • Detailed reporting and personal support.

According to the team behind YNAB, new users are able to save $600 on average in the first two months of using the app and as much as $6,000 in their first year.

By the way, You Need A Budget has already been downloaded more than 100,000 times from the Google Play Store with an average user rating of 4.0 stars.

3. Spendee, free

Spendee is a free app that comes with in-app purchases.

It lets you track your expenses (even in foreign currencies, in case you are on vacation), create custom wallets for special events, such as birthday parties or Christmas, and it provides comprehensible graphics that outline your financial odyssey to help you gain the upper hand.

If you decide to upgrade to Spendee Plus ($1.99/month), you can create multiple wallets that you can then share with your family members and friends. This feature comes in handy, if there are expenses that you don’t pay for entirely by yourself.

Spendee Premium ($2.99/month) allows you to synch the app with all of your different bank accounts.

Here is what some users have to say about the app:

    • “Great product. Love the interface and all the reports.”
  • “When it comes to simplicity, usability and UI (user interface). Trust me this is the best one in Play Store.”
  • “Awesome to keep my expenses track. Help to reduce the unwanted one.”

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New App Improves HIV Patient – Doctor Privacy

At the touch of a phone, Rwandans living with HIV/Aids will be able to communicate with medical counsellors on their status without having to travel longer distances.

‘CompanionApp’- An application developed by Joel Gasana and Patience Nishimagizwe in 2017, will also remind patients on when to take their medication, and also address the aspects accessibility to professional medical care in real-time.

Gasana, 25, was among the three top finalists who pitched their business idea in the Smart Health Innovation category at the Global Next Einstein Forum (NEF) in Kigali, March 28, 2018.

At NEF, the Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Personalized Medicine and Healthcare was highlighted.

CompanionApp will be connecting all HIV Aids patients to all referral hospitals and health centers across the country.

On the global scene the Rwandan app will be an addition to already existing innovation (apps on HIV/Aids) with the most recent being ‘HIV / AIDS Finger Test App launched for android phones in 2017.

Other free apps include: AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Glossary, Liverpool HIV iChart, The Body, Care4Today, GoodRx, HIV ATLAS, HIV Risk Calculator, and HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.

With a population of about 12 million people, Rwanda’s HIV prevalence is estimated to be close to 4%

“This means that we have a population of people who need to be cared for and statistics indicate that adherence to drugs was a problem and many are reported dead as a result of not taking medication,” said Gasana, a student of medicine at the University of Rwanda.

All HIV patients in Rwanda get free medication, testing and counselling from the government, but of the 80% patients on drugs, only 27 percent don’t adhere.

The application is made in a way that through sms, the patients will be able to communicate whenever medication is needed and confirmation of a patient taking the drugs.

Presentation of the CompanionApp at the NEF Kigali last week

Aline Mutesi, a HIV patient says that this application will cut the phobia and communication barriers that block patients from expressing their status to anyone.

“I feel more comfortable and I can imagine being able to talk, in my language Kinyarwanda, to someone for help without seeing them face to face, Mutesi said; this could improve on the problem of the stigma we face”.

The app co-founder, Patience Nishimagizwe says that the application will connect the patients to hospitals through providing the GPS location of all HIV services around the country to make it easy for access to one of choice and need.

“With this connection, the application will also provide reproductive health education services.” Nishimagizwe said.

Though the App, didn’t manage to scoop the $25, 000 grand prize at NEF2018, Gasana and his team plan on making money through the sell of the application to the four referral hospitals and 45 district hospitals in Rwanda.

“As a way of connecting with patients in a smart way all hospitals will be required to buy this application so as to have a good follow up on HIV patients,” Gasana said.

Endorsement of CompanionApp as legit business will see at least 10 youth employed on permanent basis and many others on temporary contracts.

[“Source-ktpress”]

Honor 10 China Launch on April 19, Twilight Colour Expected: Report

Honor 10 China Launch on April 19, Twilight Colour Expected: Report

Honor has reportedly sent out invites for a launch event in China scheduled on April 19 and speculations suggest that the Honor 10 may be revealed in Huawei’s home country before its much-leaked international launch date. Previously, the Huawei sub-brand had scheduled an eventin London on May 15, where the handset was expected to be unveiled. However, as per latest reports, the Honor 10 will now launch in China on the same day that Motorolawill launch its Moto G6 lineup of smartphones in Brazil.

As per a GizChina report, a new press invite for the April 19 event has been spotted, clearing the date of launch. There have been a few leaks and rumours around the Honor 10, but the invite images reveal more details about the upcoming handset. The highlight of the smartphone may be a Twilight colour variant which we saw during the Huawei P20 launch.

As per the images, the Honor 10 is expected to come with a dual camera setup, a selfie-focused camera, and AI features. According to the previous report suggesting a May launch, the smartphone was expected to come with some ‘Beauty in AI’ feature. Now, it seems the May 15 date could be the day of Honor 10’s international reveal. With AI focus, Honor 10 could be a flagship smartphone, like the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei P20 handsets.

Recently, an official banner of the Honor 10 was leaked showing the design of the smartphone. This report too claimed that the smartphone will come with a glossy Twilight 3D back panel. Also, the image did not showcase a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor suggesting that the phone may have it at the front. Additionally, there was a horizontal dual camera setup present in the images. The report had also suggested that the front of the phone might sport an iPhone X-like notch.

Meanwhile, one of the leaks had suggested that the upcoming handset will be powered by an in-house Kirin 970 SoC, coupled with up to 6GB RAM and up to 256GB onboard storage. Apart from that, the Honor 10 is said to sport a 5.8-inch display, possibly with a full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) resolution.

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