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Supreme Court to examine whether Facebook, WhatsApp should give govt access to private chats

The Supreme Court has decided to examine whether social media intermediaries such as Facebook and WhatsApp should facilitate the State to access encrypted and private social media conversations of citizens, purportedly to fight crime and terror. A Bench of Justices ...

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Heavy rains leave parts of Kochi inundated, normal life disrupted

Residents in several Kochi neighbourhoods woke up to inundated streets, as incessant rain lashed the city since the wee hours of Monday. With many arterial roads such as MG Road, Ernakulam North and Menaka waterlogged, it was a motorist’s nightmare ...

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Not stopping construction of Metro shed project in Aarey colony, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on October 21 said it is not stopping the construction of Metro shed project in Mumbai’s prominent green lung Aarey Colony. A Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta sought a status report with pictures on ...

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3 have confessed to murdering Hindu outfit leader Kamlesh Tiwari: Guj cops

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday claimed to have cracked the murder case of 52-year-old Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari with arrest of three people from Gujarat. Addressing a press conference, UP DGP OP Singh said the sweet box found ...

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Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera joins Shiv Sena ahead of Maharashtra assembly polls

New Delhi: Ahead of upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s aide Gurmeet Singh, popularly known as Shera, joined Shiv Sena on Friday. He joined the party in the presence of party chief Uddhav Thackeray and Yuva Sena ...

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Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari shot dead near Lucknow residence

Kamlesh Tiwari, leader of the Hindu Samaj Party and a former leader of the Hindu Mahasabha, was shot dead in Lucknow on Friday. The Mahasabha leader, who was rushed to the trauma center after inflicting severe injuries, died during treatment, ...

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CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommends Justice S.A. Bobde as his successor

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on October 18 sent a letter to the Centre recommending Justice S.A. Bobde, who is next in seniority, as his successor. Official sources told PTI that Chief Justice Gogoi wrote a letter to the ...

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Govt obsessed with fixing blame: Manmohan Singh hits back at Nirmala Sitharaman for ‘worst phase’ jibe

New Delhi: Responding to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement blaming him for the ongoing bank crisis in the country, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the “government is obsessed with trying to fix blame on its opponent”. Accusing ...

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Mumbai cops book six people for stealing water worth Rs 73 crore over 11 years

In probably a first for Maharashtra, police have booked six people for theft of groundwater over a period of 11 years from two illegal wells at Kalbadevi in south Mumbai, officials said on Wednesday. Mumbai’s Azad Maidan police registered an ...

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India’s public sector banks had ‘worst phase’ under Manmohan Singh, Raghuram Rajan, says Sitharaman

New York: India’s public sector banks had the “worst phase” under the combination of former prime minister Manmohan Singh and then RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. Delivering a lecture at the prestigious Columbia University’s School ...

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First visually impaired woman IAS is Thiruvananthapuram Sub-Collector

Thiruvananthapuram: Pranjal Patil, India’s first visually impaired woman IAS officer, has taken over as the Sub-Collector of Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram. Ms Patil, 30, made history last year when she received her first appointment as Assistant Collector in Kerala’s Ernakulam. “We should ...

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Man with 90 lakhs deposit in crisis-hit PMC bank dies hours after protest

Mumbai: An account holder at the Punjab Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank, who had deposits of over Rs 90 lakh with the troubled bank, died in Mumbai on Monday. He died of a heart attack hours after attending a protest by ...

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Supreme Court rejects plea to link Aadhaar to social media accounts, says let Madras HC decide

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a fresh public interest litigation seeking linking the 12-digit Aadhaar number to social media accounts, asking the petitioner to approach Madras High Court. “Everything doesn’t need to come to the SC. This issue is ...

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Section 144 imposed as Ayodhya hearing enters final leg in Supreme Court today

New Delhi: The protracted hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya will enter its crucial final leg on Monday when the Supreme Court resumes proceedings on the 38th day after a week-long Dussehra break. Keeping ...

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