Facebook to connect with 87 million users hit by data breach

WEB DESK Under fire globally for allowing the data breach, social media giant Facebook will today start alerting the 87 million users, including more than 5 lakh 60 thousand in India, whose data may have been compromised as the UK-based Cambridge Analytica pilfered them through an app. The US-based company will send a detailed message … Continue reading Facebook to connect with 87 million users hit by data breach

Other countries showing interest in Indian missiles: Defence Minister

AMN / Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said there is a growing interest among various countries in the Indian missiles and the government wants to sell them to the friendly nations. Ms Sitharaman was speaking at an event organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry. The Minister, citing negotiations over aspects like cost, said arriving … Continue reading Other countries showing interest in Indian missiles: Defence Minister

Banned by Censors, “Unfreedom” reaches India via Netflix

By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi “Unfreedom”, the directorial debut of US-based Raj Amit Kumar which was banned by the Central Board of Film Certification during PahlajNihalani’stenure as CBFC chairman, is now available in India via Netflix. Starring internationally-acclaimed Victor Banerjee and AdilHussain, the thriller set in New York and New Delhi has two parallel … Continue reading Banned by Censors, “Unfreedom” reaches India via Netflix

Govt advises states to beef up security for Bharat Bandh on April 10

  AMN Centre has issued an advisory to all states to take precautionary measures in view of calls on social media for “Bharat Bandh” tomorrow by some groups. In its advisory, Home Ministry has asked the states to beef up security and make appropriate arrangements to prevent any untoward incident, including issue of prohibitory orders, … Continue reading Govt advises states to beef up security for Bharat Bandh on April 10

Supreme Court directs Centre to submit draft Cauvery scheme on May 3

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today refused to grant time to Centre to file its draft scheme for the implementation of its judgment in the Cauvery Water dispute case and asked to file it by 3rd May. Declining centre’s plea, the top court said there is no escaping this task. The court said … Continue reading Supreme Court directs Centre to submit draft Cauvery scheme on May 3

Rahul leads Cong nationwide fast to promote communal harmony

AMN / New Delhi Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi led a nationwide fast by the Congress worker’s to protest against the ‘failures’ BJP-led government in the Centre and to promote communal harmony and peace across the country. Leading the protest, Mr Gandhi sat on a day-long fast at Rajghat, accompanied by Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken … Continue reading Rahul leads Cong nationwide fast to promote communal harmony

CBI questions ICICI MD’s brother-in-law

WEB DESK  The CBI on Monday continued questioning Rajiv Kochhar, brother-in-law of ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar, for the fifth consecutive day along with NuPower Renewables Pvt Ltd director Mahesh Chandra Punglia in connection with a case relating to Rs 3,250 crore loan to the Videocon Group in 2012. Punglia, a close aide … Continue reading CBI questions ICICI MD’s brother-in-law

26 schoolkids among 29 killed in Himachal bus mishap

AMN / Shimla At least twenty-nine persons, including 26 students, were killed when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh today, police said. Superintendent of Police Santosh Patyal confirmed the deaths. All the dead students were below the age of 10. The bus driver and two teachers were … Continue reading 26 schoolkids among 29 killed in Himachal bus mishap

Jaitley back home after three days in hospital

New Delhi Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley left for home on Monday evening after undergoing dialysis for three days at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he will have a kidney transplant surgery soon. “Jaitley has gone home on a two-day short leave from the hospital,” said a hospital official. “He underwent dialysis … Continue reading Jaitley back home after three days in hospital

Father of girl who accused BJP MLA of rape dies in police custody

AGENCIES / Lucknow A day after a nomad girl tried to set herself on fire outside the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s residence, alleging police inaction in her gang rape by a BJP MLA, her father died in police custody today. Surendra Singh, whose daughter accused BJP legislator from Unnao Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her, … Continue reading Father of girl who accused BJP MLA of rape dies in police custody