What happens to email account after one dies?

Saving that parting e-mail from your first love in your inbox? Well, chances are, after you pass away, your spouse and the entire family will know about the long held secret. This is because web email services like Hotmail and Gmail do not let users specify what should happen to their messages when they die. In fact, email services owned by Internet giants like Google and Microsoft have a policy of keeping your data after you die and letting your next of kin or the executor of your estate access it. These services can hold tens of thousands of messages. Accounts with Google''s Gmail can hold up to 7GB - or roughly 70,000 emails with a small to medium picture attached to each and they archive the messages you''ve written as well as received. When it comes to deleting the data, Microsoft''s Hotmail will remove an account if it is inactive for 270 days, while Gmail leaves the responsibility to the next of kin.

Netas and babus are the most corrupt

Politicians are perceived to be the most corrupt, followed by civil servants, said a recent survey of the Berlin-based organisation Transparency International (TI). "Political parties are perceived to be the most corrupt institution by the Indians," said the 2009 Global Corruption Barometer, released by Anupama Jha, Executive Director of Transparency International India. About 58 per cent of the Indian respondents identified politicians to be the most corrupt individuals, she said, pointing out that ?45 per cent of the people sampled feel that the government is ineffective in addressing corruption in the country?. Nine ministers in the present central government have criminal cases pending against them, said S K Agarwal, Vice-Chairman of TI India, adding the number of MPs in the new Lok Sabha with a similar background has gone up to 152 from about 125 in the earlier House. source:zopag

CAT quashes appointment of AIIMS Professor

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has set aside the appointment of Dr Anand Kumar who was the professor of the Department of Reproductive Biology in AIIMS, and gave the institute three months time to make a new selection for the post. "Selection and appointment of Kumar on the post of professor in the department of reproductive biology is quashed holding that he was not even eligible to apply for the post," the CAT comprising Chairman V K Bali and Vice-Chairman L K Joshi said. The tribunal passed the order on a plea of Dr N N Sarkar, the associate professor of AIIMS , challenging Kumar's appointment as the professor of the department on the ground that he did not have the requisite qualification for the post. The premier medical institute had advertised for the post in the year 2000 in which it was mentioned that a candidate of medical stream must have MD or MS degree in the field of reproductive biology. Challenging his appointment, Sarkar pleaded that Kumar did not fulfil the eligibility as he held MD degree in Physiology and not in reproductive biology. Kumar, however, contested the allegations, saying that there was no institute in India which was offering MD and MS in reproductive biology upto 1990, the qualification required for the post. Not satisfied by his argument, the tribunal set aside his appointment and asked the Institute to appoint a new person for the post. "It is well settled proposition of law that no selection can be made of a candidate who does not answer the qualifications as prescribed either in the recruitment rules or the advertisement," the tribunal said. "We order that the AIIMS advertised the post afresh immediately ... and make fresh selection for the post of professor in the department as expeditiously as possible and preferably within a period of three months," the CAT said. Kumar was appointed as professor of the department by AIIMS on February 21, 2000. source;zee news
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