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FITE says 11 cases against Tech Mahindra layoffs moved to courts

The Maharashtra unit of Forum for IT Employees said 13 disputes over forced resignations and  layoffs at IT organizations have been moved to the labor courts after failed mediation attempts by state labor authorities.11 of the 13 cases were filed by employees of Tech Mahindra, and one each by those

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Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV gets derated by Malayalis

Republic TV, the channel launched by Arnab Goswami -- the former editor of Times Now -- has come in for a barrage of criticism on social media after Malayalis took offence to what has been portrayed as repeated attempts by the channel to tarnish the reputation of the state.The channel,

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IT companies using illegal tactics to force workers to resign: FITE

The Forum for IT Employees, arguably the IT workers rights organization with the largest number of well-wishers and supporters, accused IT companies of using illegal and unethical means to force their workers to submit their resignations.In a meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the organization accused the companies of

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Pakistan Army protests cross-border attacks by India

Pakistan's Director General of Military Operations protested Indian attacks on the Line of Control in Kashmir in a meeting with his Indian counterpart.According to a statement released by the Indian side, Pakistan complained that Indian Army had killed four Pakistani soldiers and one civilian by cross-border firing.India and Pakistan are

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Ex-Police Chief warns of imbalance in Muslim population growth

TP Senkumar, who stepped down as the head of Kerala's police force a week ago, has stirred a hornet's nest in the southern states by expressing alarm over the relatively higher fertility rate of Kerala's Muslim community compared to others.Quoting government of Kerala's statistics, Senkumar pointed out that 41.5% of

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Kabul Blast: Is Islamic State expanding its reach in the subcontinent?

Is this mother of all bomb blast? If one looks at the magnitude of Wednesday morning’s explosion in Kabul, one scouts to find a parallel in recent times.A sewage tanker laden with bomb is denoted at the heart of Kabul city surrounded by presidential palace and many prominent embassies.Kabul

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Kabul bomb blast among biggest in recent years, casualties may cross 100

The bomb blast that took place a few minutes ago near the German and Indian embassies in Kabul killed at least 50 people and injured another 50, Afghanistan's ministry of interior spokesperson Najib Danish said.The blast, considered to be one of the biggest in recent years, happened inside the diplomatic

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Bhim Singh supports Yasin Malik’s stand in India Today scuffle case

Jammu & Kashmir politician Bhim Singh has sided with separatist leader Yasin Malik in the controversy surrounding a scuffle between journalists of India Today group and Malik.India Today claimed that Yasin Malik assaulted its crew and destroyed their gadgets when they it went to get a reaction from Malik on

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Facebook restores world’s biggest page for Atheists after outcry

Facebook has restored 'Atheist Republic', by far the biggest page operated by the Atheist community on any social media network, after it was shut down using 'mass reporting' by religious people.The move followed a big outcry among atheists and free-speech advocates online.The page was taken down about 24 hours ago,

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Supreme Court refuses to change decision in Saumya murder case

The Supreme Court has dismissed a curative petition filed by the Kerala Government against its decision finding the main accused not guilty in the prominent Saumya rape and murder case of Kerala.The case, analogous to the Nirbhaya episode of Delhi, had shocked the state.The incident happened in 2011, when 23-year-old Soumya

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