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Chicago to host Indian cultural extravaganza ‘Kala Utsav’ this November

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Chicago: The Consulate General of India, Chicago is organizing a mega cultural event- ‘Kala Utsav’ on November 1st to celebrate the rich talent and diversity of Indian art and culture.

The event will feature dance performances by famous dance groups across Midwest area trained in various Indian dance forms including Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kathakali, and Kathak among others. Around 200 performers are expected to participate in the event.

This will be the second edition of the event. The first edition was hosted by honorable Consul General Dr. Ausaf Sayeed in August 2014.

The event will be held at Copernicus Center, 5216 Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL between 5 PM and 9 PM and free registration for the event can be done at their website.

kalautsav 2015(Photos are taken from http://www.kalautsav.org)

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US Probing Facebook Data Deals With Tech Firms: Report

Facebook has phased out most of the partnerships over the past two years, The New York Times report said

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Facebook is facing criminal investigation in the US for the data deals it had entered into with smartphone makers and other technology giants, The New York Times reported.

A grand jury in New York has subpoenaed records from at least two smartphone makers that had entered into partnerships with the social media giant, said the report on Wednesday citing unnamed sources.

These two companies were among more than 150, including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Sony, that had cut sharing deals with Facebook, gaining broad access to the personal information of millions of its users.

Facebook earlier reportedly admitted that it had shared users’ data with embattled Chinese company Huawei along with three other China-based smartphone makers Lenovo, OPPO and TCL.

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These agreements allowed the companies to see users’ friends, contact information and other data, sometimes without consent.

Facebook has phased out most of the partnerships over the past two years, The New York Times report said.

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“We are cooperating with investigators and take those probes seriously,” a Facebook spokesman was quoted as saying in a statement.

“We’ve provided public testimony, answered questions and pledged that we will continue to do so.” (IANS)