Karnataka govt proposes EVM hackathon challenge to EC

AMN / BANGALORE The Karnataka government today proposed to the Election Commission (EC) of India joint hosting of an Electronic Voting Machine challenge to clear doubts about its functioning. The government also requested the commission to make available 250 randomly selected EVMs to plan and execute this challenge under it’s overall supervision. “It is our … Continue reading Karnataka govt proposes EVM hackathon challenge to EC

Names 7 MPs and MLAs of AIUDF missing in NRC

NEW DELHI / GUWAHATI AIUDF chief and MP Badruddin Ajmal today demanded that the second list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) should be published as soon as possible, even as former chief minister, Tarun Gogoi alleged that the NRC process will be rendered meaningless, if the Citizenship (amendment) Bill is passed. Two-time Lok … Continue reading Names 7 MPs and MLAs of AIUDF missing in NRC

Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Bill

Bisheshwar Mishra / NEW DELHI Parliament today passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017. Rajya Sabha approved the Bill today Lok Sabha had already passed the Bill earlier. The Bill prohibits certain persons from submitting a resolution plan in case of defaults. They include willful defaulters, promoters or management of the company having … Continue reading Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Bill

Govt finalizes Electoral Bonds aimed at cleaning political funding

AMN The government has finalized the scheme of Electoral Bonds, aimed at cleaning the system of political funding in the country. The bonds will be a bearer instrument in the form of promissory note and will be an interest-free banking instrument. Making a statement in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, … Continue reading Govt finalizes Electoral Bonds aimed at cleaning political funding

A year of horrors

Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam If anything, 2017 was marked by an all-pervasive sense of fear and loathing. Virtually everyday people were beaten up or killed for allegedly eating beef, conducting love Jihad, resisting ghar wapsi (forced conversion to Hinduism), or “trying” to convert tribals to Christianity. These random goonda attacks were carried out by specialised … Continue reading A year of horrors

Bitcoin not a legal tender in India: Jaitley

AMN / NEW DELHI Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday in the Rajya Sabha that cryptocurrencies like bitcoins among others, are not legel tender, and have not been approved by either the government or the Reserve Bank of India. Speaking on the issue of Non-performing Assets, the Finance Minister clearly said that bulk … Continue reading Bitcoin not a legal tender in India: Jaitley

Lok Sabha sends Medical Bill to Standing Committee; IMA calls off strike

Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI The Lok Sabha has sent the National Medical Commission Bill to the Standing Committee following opposition demand. The committee has been asked to submit its report before the Budget session of Parliament. Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said all opposition parties were unanimous to send the Bill to the committee … Continue reading Lok Sabha sends Medical Bill to Standing Committee; IMA calls off strike

Indian paddlers hit jackpot; Sathiyan new leader!

HARPAL SINGH BEDI /New Delhi The New Year has brought a lot cheers to the Indian table tennis fraternity with as many as six male and three female paddlers hitting the jackpot in world rankings, released today. The IITF rankings have undergone a sea change after the new system was approved by the Executive Committee … Continue reading Indian paddlers hit jackpot; Sathiyan new leader!

Ramkumar Ramanathan enters pre-quarterfinals of Maharashtra Open

In Tennis, Ramkumar Ramanathan has entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Maharashtra Open, formerly known as the Chennai Open, India’s only ATP World Tour event. 148th ranked Ramanathan made it to the last-16 at Pune yesterday after he got the better of Spain’s Roberto Baena, ranked 106th, in straight sets, 7-6, 6-2. For a place in … Continue reading Ramkumar Ramanathan enters pre-quarterfinals of Maharashtra Open

Iran unrest: 9 more killed in overnight clashes

WEB DESK Nine more people have been killed overnight as clashes between protesters and security forces continue for a sixth day. According to state media the latest violence, in the central Isfahan region, brought the number of reported deaths to at least 22. The protest began last Thursday in the city of Mashhad, initially against … Continue reading Iran unrest: 9 more killed in overnight clashes