Airtel Payments Bank: RBI lifts ban on new signups

Airtel Payments Bank: RBI lifts ban on new signups

2018-07-12T14:46:08+00:00 On

Bharti Airtel said the Reserve Bank of India has lifted the restriction on signing up new customers imposed on its banking unit Airtel Payments Bank. The restriction was imposed in January after reports that the company was signing up its mobile customers…

TCS to change campus hiring program from this year; make it ‘agile’

TCS to change campus hiring program from this year; make it ‘agile’

2018-07-11T14:01:47+00:00 On

Tata Consultancy Services, the country’s largest private sector employer, said it plans to make some changes to its methodology used to hire fresh graduates from campuses from this year. Speaking to BTVI, HR head Ajoyendra Mukherjee said campus hiring for the next…

No problem with homosexuality, oral sex – Center to Supreme Court on Section 377

No problem with homosexuality, oral sex – Center to Supreme Court on Section 377

2018-07-11T12:29:13+00:00 On

The Union of India has submitted its affidavit before the Supreme Court on the controversial ‘unnatural sex’ law or Section 377. In the affidavit, the government has refused to either oppose or recommend the scrapping of the section that criminalizes all kinds…

Facebook rejects police request to block ‘drinker’s group’

Facebook rejects police request to block ‘drinker’s group’

2018-07-11T09:43:03+00:00 On

Facebook has refused to block a ‘drinker’s group’ that the Kerala Police had requested to be taken down, according to local media reports. The social network reportedly told the police that the group was not in violation of its guidelines and cannot…

Kerala FB users face jail for ‘promoting drinking’ via photos & posts

Kerala FB users face jail for ‘promoting drinking’ via photos & posts

2018-07-09T08:58:01+00:00 On

Social media users posting in one of Kerala’s biggest Facebook Groups are facing the prospect of being sent to jail for ‘encouraging alcoholism’ by glamorizing drinking. Given there’s no law against glamorizing drinking, Kerala Excise Department is reported to have directed the…

‘Absolutely Deplorable’ – Subramanian Swamy on Jayant Sinha garlanding convicts

‘Absolutely Deplorable’ – Subramanian Swamy on Jayant Sinha garlanding convicts

2018-07-08T11:09:03+00:00 On

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy termed as ‘absolutely deplorable’ the action of union minister Jayant Sinha garlanding eight men held guilty of lynching a Muslim trader. “What Jayant Sinha did was absolutely deplorable, and I would call it disgusting.. if somebody has been…

Hospital stops asking patients’ for their religion after viral post

Hospital stops asking patients’ for their religion after viral post

2018-07-06T15:27:04+00:00 On

Authorities at Little Lourdes Mission Hospital near Pala in Kerala have stopped asking patients to specify their religion after a unique form of protest by a young man named Sunil K Sudheer. Sunil had reached the hospital earlier this week for a…

FULL TEXT: Mukesh Ambani announces launch of Reliance Jio GigaFiber in 1,100 cities

FULL TEXT: Mukesh Ambani announces launch of Reliance Jio GigaFiber in 1,100 cities

2018-07-05T15:21:23+00:00 On

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani today announced that Jio will start giving out connections of its much-awaited broadband service, Jio GigaFiber, starting on August 15. Surprisingly, Ambani said the service will be available in 1,100 cities of India from Day 1, and…

How WhatsApp can easily fix the Fake News problem

How WhatsApp can easily fix the Fake News problem

2018-07-04T10:06:00+00:00 On

WhatsApp, India’s largest communication platform used by an estimated 65% of the country’s online population, has come under scrutiny for providing a conduit to distribute ‘fake news’ after multiple cases of lynchings came to light. While the company has urged ‘society and…

BSES, partner suggest bill-based financing of rooftop solar projects

BSES, partner suggest bill-based financing of rooftop solar projects

2018-07-03T15:40:13+00:00 On

Households owning rooftop solar systems could save up to 95 per cent on their electricity bills, according to an independent study by Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited . Solar system costs have declined by 27…

ANDHERI BRIDGE COLLAPSE: Shiv Sena MLA says Indian Railways prevents BMC from repairing bridge

ANDHERI BRIDGE COLLAPSE: Shiv Sena MLA says Indian Railways prevents BMC from repairing bridge

2018-07-03T11:33:24+00:00 On

Even as citizens blamed Shiv Sena-controlled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC for the collapse of the railway overbridge near Andheri station today, the local Shiv Sena MLA has pointed out that Indian Railways does not allow BMC to carry out repair and…