SC seeks details of complaints to Google, FB, WhatsApp on objectionable content

The Supreme Court on Monday sought details of complaints received by internet majors like Google, Yahoo and Facebook and instant messaging application WhatsApp in India regarding uploading of objectionable contents on child pornography, rape and gangrape. A division bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice U.U. Lalit asked them to submit details they in …

Rajasthan suspends three doctors after 86 children die in Banswara

The Rajasthan government on Monday suspended three doctors and put five awaiting posting orders after 86 children died in a government hospital in the state’s Banswara, an official said. “The decision to this effect was taken after a departmental committee submitted its report to the state Medical & Health Department. Besides suspending three doctors and …

Gadkari to form task force on water resources, Ganga projects

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who assumed charge of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Ministry on Monday, said he will soon set up a task force for speedy implementation of various programmes of the ministry. Speaking to reporters after taking charge of the new ministry, Gadkari said he would ensure that all programmes and …

Rahul to visit US, may speak on Artificial Intelligence

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to visit the United States soon, where he will interact with technology experts and is also expected to speak on Artificial Intelligence, sources said on Monday. Gandhi will be accompanied by Chairman of Overseas Congress Department Sam Pitroda, who has reportedly fixed Gandhi’s meeting with technology experts. He …

Lt. Governor gives nod to Mohalla Clinics in Delhi

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday gave his nod to the proposal to set up Mohalla Clinics (community clinics) in Delhi. The Lt. Governor’s approval, however, came with a rider. He has asked the Delhi government to ensure complete transparency in selecting premises for these clinics, appointment of staff, determination of patients’ footfall and …

SC to hear plea against deportation of Rohingya Muslim refugees

The Supreme Court will hear, on September 11, a plea seeking direction to the Central government not to deport about 40,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar. Directing the hearing of the matter on September 11, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud on Monday asked petitioner Mohammad …

BJP-led NEDA to discuss north-east development, Congress’ ouster

BJP President Amit Shah will on Tuesday inaugurate the second conclave of the party-led North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) here with a focus on the coming elections in three north-east states, the party said on Monday. NEDA is a conglomerate of eight political parties formed in 2016 by the Bharatiya Janata Party along with regional outfits …

MCX temporarily halts trade in evening hours, resumes it later

Commodity Exchange MCX had to halt trading on its platform as a problem was observed around Monday evening. The exchange said that normal trading resumed at 7:36 p.m. and that members were allowed to cancel pending orders during a special session. “MCX observed a problem with its trading system around 6:36 p.m. today. After assessing …

‘Extending trade hours should be decided by Sebi, not exchanges’

The extension of stock trading hours on the domestic bourses is a decision that should flow from the wisdom of market regulator Sebi, and not left to the exchanges, says Alok Churiwala, Former Vice Chairman at BSE Broker Forum. Leading stock exchanges have proposed to extend the trade hours to better align the Indian capital …

Lacking consensus, UN Security Council emergency meet puts off action on N Korea

The Security Council’s emergency meeting on Monday put off taking action against North Korea for its defiant hydrogen bomb test, unable to get China and Russia on board. At the end of the hurriedly convened meeting on an official UN holiday, United States Permanent Representative Nikki Haley said that negotiations would be held on a …

DBS Bank India gets RBI nod to turn India franchise into WOS

DBS Bank India on Monday said that it has received “in-principle” approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to convert its existing India-based franchise to a “locally incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary (WOS)”. “DBS has been present in India for over 20 years. Over this time, we have grown to become the fifth-largest foreign bank in …

Taliban key commander among 13 killed in Afghanistan

Key Taliban commander Qari Sayed Yasin alias Zulfiqar was among 13 militants killed in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz on Monday, Army spokesman Abdul Khalil said. “In the latest crackdown against militants in Eisa Khil area of Chardara district which began early today morning, notorious Taliban commander Qari Sayed Yasin alias Zulfiqar along with …

Over 400 schools closed in Myanmar’s Rakhine, 7 Hindus killed in attacks

A total of 418 schools in three townships in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state have been closed as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) terrorists continued their attacks, in which at least seven Hindus were killed, media reports said on Monday. Of the schools closed, 183 are from Maungtaw township, 212 from Buthidaung township and 23 …

Thousands evacuated, schools closed after typhoon hits China (Lead)

Nearly 70,000 people have been evacuated after Mawar, the 16th typhoon this year, made landfall in China’s Guangdong Province on Sunday night. At least four cities, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Dongguan and Shenzhen, activated red alerts for heavy rainfall, the highest warning level, on Monday. Zhuhai flood control headquarters ordered all schools to be closed as heavy …

Mumbai set for noisy immersion of Lord Ganesha idols after SC order

Mumbikars will have a noisy immersion of Lord Ganesha’s idols on Tuesday as Supreme Court on Monday restored the Central government’s notification empowering the state government to declare certain areas as silence zones – free from noise pollution. Putting on hold the Bombay High Court order that had stayed the Central government notification, the bench …

Taiwan PM resigns after rolling out controversial laws

Taiwan’s Prime Minister Lin Chuan on Monday announced that he had resigned from his post. Addressing a press conference, he said he submitted his resignation on Sunday to President Tsai Ing-wen, who has yet to announce whether she has accepted it, Efe news agency reported. However, Xinhua news agency reported that Tsai had accepted Lin’s …

Habitual traffic offenders should be beaten with shoes: Goa DGP

Repeated violators of traffic rules should be beaten with shoes, Goa’s Director General of Police Muktesh Chander said on Monday, launching a traffic awareness drive. Speaking to reporters here, when Chander was asked how the police should tackle traffic offenders who habitually violate rules, the top cop said: “You have seen this person park below …

Habitual traffic offenders should be beaten with shoes: Goa DGP

Repeated violators of traffic rules should be beaten with shoes, Goa’s Director General of Police Muktesh Chander said on Monday, launching a traffic awareness drive. Speaking to reporters here, when Chander was asked how the police should tackle traffic offenders who habitually violate rules, the top cop said: “You have seen this person park below …

RBI adds HDFC among banks ‘too big to fail’ with SBI, ICICI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday announced it has added private lender HDFC Bank to its list of “domestic systemically important banks” (D-SIBs) considered too big to fail. “In addition to the SBI (State Bank of India) and ICICI Bank, which continue to be identified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), the Reserve …

BRICS Summit brings China, India closer: Chinese media

The 9th BRICS Summit is indirectly serving as a venue to help mend ties between China and India after their recent border standoff, Chinese state-run media reported on Monday. The summit brought together representatives from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa in this picturesque coastal city to strengthen South-South cooperation and give a greater …

RBI reports prove note ban move was immature: Sharad Yadav (Lead)

Reiterating that the November 8 demonetisation of high-value currency notes was “an immature decision”, rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav on Monday said recent RBI reports have vindicated his earlier denunciation of the note ban decision. Yadav, however, welcomed the decision of cabinet reshuffle and hoped the new ministers would help in fulfilling the promises made …

Huge investments made in railways in 3 years will lead to development: Goyal

Piyush Goyal, who on Monday took office as Railway Minister, said that huge investments made in the railways in last three years will definitely lead to the development. “Huge investments in railways have been made in past three years, which will definitely lead to its development,” he said after taking charge in the Rail Bhavan. …

Pele: Paulinho will surprise at Barcelona

Brazil international midfielder Paulinho will prove his doubters wrong by showing his quality with new club Barcelona, according to football legend Pele. Paulinho joined the Catalan club from China’s Guangzhou Evergrande for 40 million euros ($ 47.65m) last month, but some have questioned the 29-year-old’s credentials after his unsuccessful spell with Tottenham Hotspur, reports Xinhua …