LYNCHING: Supreme Court summons home secretaries

LYNCHING: Supreme Court summons home secretaries

2018-09-07T11:56:25+00:00 On

The Supreme Court today directed the home secretaries of the states that have not filed compliance reports on anti-mob violence measures to personally appear before it after a week. Hearing a public interest litigation on rising cases of violence by cow vigilantes…

UIDAI Helpline: No, your phone has not been hacked!

UIDAI Helpline: No, your phone has not been hacked!

2018-08-03T23:02:33+00:00 On

Telecom operators and the Unique Identification Authority of India have denied having anything to do with the ‘mysterious’ addition of the UIDAI’s former helpline to the contact lists of Android phone users in India. That leaves only three candidates — Google, which…

Anand Sharma warns BJP: Power is not permanent, don’t misuse ED, CBI

Anand Sharma warns BJP: Power is not permanent, don’t misuse ED, CBI

2018-07-19T16:40:37+00:00 On

Former cabinet minister Anand Sharma today warned against what he called the misuse of tax and investigation agencies in the country, and warned BJP leaders that they may not always be in power. He said the BJP government has ‘spoiled the habits’…

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…

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…

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…

Supreme Court removes immunity of ED official probing Aircel Maxis case

Supreme Court removes immunity of ED official probing Aircel Maxis case

2018-06-27T15:18:04+00:00 On

The Supreme Court bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Sanjay Kaul has removed the ‘immunity’ enjoyed by Enforcement Directorate official Rajeshwar Singh and said the government can go ahead with any probe into his conduct, and remove him, if it wants…

Center gives ‘secret letter’ on ED official: Swamy alleges sabotage in Aircel-Maxis case

Center gives ‘secret letter’ on ED official: Swamy alleges sabotage in Aircel-Maxis case

2018-06-27T13:29:24+00:00 On

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has expressed suspicions of an ‘internal sabotage’ of the investigations into the so-called Aircel-Maxis scam, in which the accused include former finance minister P Chidambaram and son Karthi. “BJP government at Centre, judging by today proceedings on Aircel…

Fitch downgrades PNB’s Viability Rating by two notches

Fitch downgrades PNB’s Viability Rating by two notches

2018-06-04T16:09:32+00:00 On

Fitch Ratings has downgraded the ‘viability rating’ of scam-hit Punjab National Bank by two notches to ‘b’ from ‘bb-‘, citing a sharp rise in loan defaults. However, the bank’s ‘default rating’ has been kept at BBB-, given the high probability that the…

Strides Shasun denies rumors of auditor resignation

Strides Shasun denies rumors of auditor resignation

2018-05-29T09:51:21+00:00 On

Pharma major Strides Shasun denied rumors that its auditors had resigned. The rumors, coming close on the heels of a similar development at Manpasand Beverages, had impacted the company’s share price today morning. Shares of Strides Shasun fell to a low of…