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Archive for October, 2018

RBI vs govt: All eyes on Urjit Patel’s Nov 19 board meet

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 22:30

RBI governor Urjit Patel has called a meeting of its board on November 19. The development indicates that the likelihood of Patel resigning, at least in the next fortnight, has reduced.

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Govt plays Net nanny, bans 800 porn sites; subscribers see red

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 21:57

Thousands of tweets hit Twitter under the hashtag #pornban, with users saying this goes against net neutrality laws in India, which prohibit discrimination against any content provider. Users feel the government should have taken strong action against child porn and rape porn, and not against the more well-known porn websites.

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CBI feud exposes phone tap misuse

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 20:11

Any agency in Delhi needs to take written permission from the home secretary for executing lawful interception of any phone number. They also need to justify why they need to tap that particular number. However, there is a provision in Indian Telegraph Act for 'emergency cases' in which a top ...

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‘India most vocal about #MeToo in October’

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 19:56

Big data analytics and global media intelligence firm Meltwater has said India has been the most vocal about the #MeToo movement, with 25% of the global chatter about it stemming from the country. The data mined between October 1 and 30 this year showed the movement found 28,900 mentions in ...

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31 yrs on, 16 get life for Hashimpura killings

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 19:37

The judgment overturned a trial court's acquittal in 2015 of the accused. The Delhi HC bench said it was a case of "targeted killings of persons belonging to one minority community". 16 former UP Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel have been convicted of shooting dead 42 Muslim men in Meerut's Hashimpura ...

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‘Centre won’t give details of Rafale price to SC’

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 19:16

A govt source said the note giving ‘details of the steps in the decision-making process leading to the award of 36 Rafale fighter jets' to the SC was meant only for the judges' eyes and would not be shared with the parties or petitioners. The SC direction would be complied ...

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Big sports events today

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 19:00

Here are the big sports events lined up for Thursday (November 1) that comprise the fifth and last ODI between India and West Indies.

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SC seeks Rafale pricing, offset partner details

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 18:44

"The court would like to be apprised of the details with regard to the pricing/cost, particularly the advantage thereof, if any, which again will be submitted to the court in sealed cover," ordered the SC bench. It also directed the Centre to place in the public domain details about the ...

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Telcos roll out minimum recharge plans for users

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 18:19

KOLKATA: The good times for marginal consumers of mobile phone services may finally be over. Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea's recent decision to ring in minimum recharge prepaid packs signals their bid to boost average revenue per user (ARPU), focus on profitable customers and weed out those that aren't generating ...

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SoftBank arm, Essel group to jointly develop 500-mw solar park

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 18:12

MUMBAI: SB Energy, a domestic arm of the Japanese investment powerhouse Softbank Group, has signed up with the Essel group to jointly develop a 500-mw solar park in the country, according to sources.The agreement will enable the Masayoshi Son-run Softbank Group to expand its portfolio further in country and is ...

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