Court alarmed at pothole-related deaths

The Supreme Court expressed alarm when it heard that potholes killed almost 3,600 persons in 2017. A Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur was even more shocked to hear that some States still dispute the fact that potholes have led to accidental deaths on roads across the country. That …

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At WHC, he warns against narrow interpretation of Hinduism

Swami Vivekananda’s ideas of universal tolerance, compassion, and concern for the poor are as relevant today as they were during his lifetime, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu told the World Hindu Congress (WHC), an international conference organised by affiliates of the RSS. The event coincides with the 125th anniversary of Vivekananda’s …

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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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SC suggests way to cleanse political parties

The suggestion was made by the Bench in a bid to prevent criminals from entering politics or later contesting elections to become parliamentarians, legislators and Ministers.The court is hearing a batch of petitions to ban persons charged with heinous criminal charges from contesting elections. “We will only say that you …

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Centre warns against data abuse

The government told the social media platforms that fake news or abusive news could not be circulated and re-circulated to “create crimes”, Mr. Prasad said. “Therefore, the origin of those news should also be technologically answered. I have made it clear to them that it does not need rocket science …

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