Daily Archives: August 24, 2018

India, China to improve military links

India and China on Thursday agreed to work towards full implementation of ongoing confidence-building measures (CBM) along the border as well as improve military to military interactions. This was agreed during bilateral consultations between Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and visiting Chinese State Councillor and Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe. “It …

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Will not weaken privacy protections: WhatsApp

The Indian government and WhatsApp appear to be at loggerheads over tracing the origin of fake messages. The messaging platform has said it will not comply with the government’s demand as the move will undermine the privacy of WhatsApp users. “People rely on WhatsApp for all kinds of sensitive conversations, …

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Court seeks EC response on Congress petitions

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the response of the Election Commission of India on separate petitions filed by Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Kamal Nath highlighting that lakhs of voters have been found to be fake and that only a small portion of VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) …

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The worst floods in a century, Kerala tells SC

Kerala Chief Secretary Tom Jose on Thursday filed a sworn affidavit in the Supreme Court detailing the trauma and scale of rescue and relief operations during the most devastating floods the State has seen in a century. The affidavit pays tribute to the overwhelming help received from unexpected quarters, including …

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Jaitley back as Finance Minister

He took rest for three months after he underwent kidney transplant Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday resumed duties as the country’s Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister after a gap of three months during which he underwent a kidney transplant surgery. Mr. Jaitley spent the day meeting senior officials in …

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SCR’s foot soldiers go digital

Rail patrol men, foot soldiers and key men of track maintenance of the Indian Railways, have also gone digital. With smartphones in everyone’s hands these days, the South Central Railway (SCR) has been successfully monitoring the condition of track, overhead power lines etc., making use of a mobile app to …

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Centre wants Supreme Court to get tough with FB, YouTube

Finding the efforts by Internet giants to curb circulation of online videos of sexual violence against women and children inadequate, the government is likely to seek “stricter directions” to service providers, such as Facebook and YouTube, from the Supreme Court. The directions sought will include considerably reducing the time taken …

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