India warns facebook against any misuse of data

AMN / NEW DELHI India has warned against social media data misuse ahead of elections. Union Information technology minister today warned Facebook of stringent legal action against any misuse of data of Indians on its platform. Warning came following reports that a British consultancy improperly accessed information on millions of Facebook users to target U.S. … Continue reading India warns facebook against any misuse of data

Proceedings in Parliament continue to remain paralyzed

AMN / NEW DELHI Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the 13th day today amidst Opposition uproar. As soon as the Lok Sabha met at noon after its first adjournment, members from TRS and AIADMK again trooped into the well raising slogans in support of their demands. TRS members were demanding an increase … Continue reading Proceedings in Parliament continue to remain paralyzed

J&K: 5 Soldiers killed in gunfight with terrorists

AMN Three army men and two J&K police personnel were killed during ongoing gunfight between terrorists and security forces in Halmatpura area of Kupwara district in Jammu & Kashmir,. Two other security personnel sustained injuries. Four terrorists were killed in the gunfight yesterday evening while another body of a terrorist was retrieved from the encounter … Continue reading J&K: 5 Soldiers killed in gunfight with terrorists

BJP accuses Congress of having links with Cambridge Analytica; Congress terms it fake agenda

AMN / NEW DELHI BJP today questioned the alleged links between the Congress and Cambridge Analytica, a data mining firm accused of harvesting personal information from Facebook illegally to influence polls in several countries. Briefing media persons here Union Information Technology and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cited media reports about the Congress’ plan to … Continue reading BJP accuses Congress of having links with Cambridge Analytica; Congress terms it fake agenda

14 killed in road accidents in Pakistan

AMN At least 14 people have been killed in two separate road accidents, including one near the Line of Control in PoK. At least nine persons, including four women, were killed today and five others injured when a jeep fell into a ravine near the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. In another incident, five … Continue reading 14 killed in road accidents in Pakistan

Afghanistan: 33 killed, 65 wounded in Kabul suicide blast

WEB DESK At least 33 people have been killed and 65 others injured in a suicide blast in the capital, Kabul today. According to Pajhwok news , the blast happened at around 12:00pm local time in the limits of third Police District near to Kart-i-Sakhi area. Nasratullah Rahimi, deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Interior … Continue reading Afghanistan: 33 killed, 65 wounded in Kabul suicide blast

Govt. revises Agreement between India and Qatar for avoidance of double taxation

AMN / NEW DELHI The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave its approval for revision of the Agreement between India and Qatar for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income. The existing Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Qatar was … Continue reading Govt. revises Agreement between India and Qatar for avoidance of double taxation

Govt. approves National Health Sheme for poor

Scheme cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year More than 10 crore families to be covered ANDALIB AKHTER  / NEW DELHI The Union Cabinet today approved the launch of a new Centrally Sponsored scheme Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). The scheme will cover more than 10 crore families belonging to poor and … Continue reading Govt. approves National Health Sheme for poor

Centre approves North-East Industrial Development Scheme

AMN / New Delhi The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the North East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS), 2017 with financial outlay of Rs.3000 crores upto March, 2020. Government will provide necessary allocations for remaining period of scheme after assessment before March 2020. NEIDS is a combination of the incentives … Continue reading Centre approves North-East Industrial Development Scheme

Govt allows M/s ITI Limited to bring a Further Public Offer for fresh equity shares

AMN / New Delhi The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for the following proposal of Department of Telecommunication to allow M/s ITI Limited to: Offer 18 crore fresh equity shares to General Public through a prospectus based Further Public Offer (FPO) in the domestic … Continue reading Govt allows M/s ITI Limited to bring a Further Public Offer for fresh equity shares