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…

Tharoor reacts: Sunanda Pushkar would never have committed suicide

Tharoor reacts: Sunanda Pushkar would never have committed suicide

2018-05-14T16:25:52+00:00 On

Politician Shashi Tharoor said his wife would never commit suicide, and termed the charges of abeting her suicide “unbelievable”. “I have taken note of the filing of this preposterous charge sheet & intend to contest it vigorously,” Tharoor said. “No one who…

Delhi Police drops murder charges against Shashi Tharoor; Swamy says will pursue murder angle

Delhi Police drops murder charges against Shashi Tharoor; Swamy says will pursue murder angle

2018-05-14T16:10:37+00:00 On

Delhi Police has dropped its initial charge of murder against politician Shashi Tharoor in its final chargesheet in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case. Instead, the police has gone with ‘abetment to suicide’ and ‘cruelty’ towards spouse. Initially, the police had started investigations…

Not impacted by hacking attempt – Idea Cellular, Aditya Birla Cap

Not impacted by hacking attempt – Idea Cellular, Aditya Birla Cap

2018-05-14T09:08:39+00:00 On

Two companies belonging to the Aditya Birla Group issued clarifications that they were not impacted by an attempted hacking of computers as reported in media reports. Telecom services provider Idea Cellular and financial services firm Aditya Birla Capital said they were not…

RIL says tax tribunal satisfied with Biometrix deal

RIL says tax tribunal satisfied with Biometrix deal

2018-04-23T11:34:27+00:00 On

Reliance Industries said it was not aware of any inquiry into the funds received by entities connected with it or its promoters from Singapore-based Biometrix Marketing. It also said, as far as it was aware, that the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal “was…