Bengal government to probe heckling of JU VC at students’ protest

Kolkata, Feb 21  The West Bengal government on Wednesday said it would probe the heckling of Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das by a section of students, following which the top official has been hospitalised in a state of shock. Das was allegedly “pushed” and “humiliated” by a section of protesting students on Tuesday and […]

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Sunanda Pushkar death: Court to hear case against Tharoor on March 7

New Delhi, Feb 21  A Delhi Court on Thursday adjourned to March 7 a case against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, accused of abetting suicide of Sunanda Pushkar, his wife. Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj adjourned the hearing after Delhi Police sought more time to prepare its argument on the issue of framing of charges against the […]

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Pulwama fallout: SC to hear pleas on Kashmiri students attacked

New Delhi, Feb 21 The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the Centre and the state governments to protect Kashmiri students, who are being targeted across the country in the wake of Pulwama terror attack. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice L. Nageswara […]

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Facebook interested in Blockchain-based authentication: Zuckerberg

San Francisco, Feb 21  You may soon login to Facebook with Blockchain-based authentication, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has indicated. In a public interview with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain late on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said he is “potentially interested” in putting the Facebook login on the Blockchain technology. “I’m thinking about going back to decentralised or Blockchain […]

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CAG finds flaws in acquisition of Apache, Chinook helicopters

New Delhi, Feb 13 The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found certain flaws in the acquisition of Apache Attack helicopters for which the US supplied life-expire missiles and the heavy lift helicopter-Chinook in September 2015. On the Apache attack helicopter, the Audit found that Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued to seven vendors and only […]

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Mamata condemns Akhilesh snub

Kolkata, Feb 12  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh for preventing Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav from taking a flight to attend an event in Allahabad University. “I’ve already spoken to yadavakhilesh. We all condemn the arrogant attitude of the so-called BJP ‘leaders’ who didn’t allow […]

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‘Rs 2,000 aid to BPL families announced not eyeing elections’

Chennai, Feb 12  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said the Rs 2,000 assistance to 60 lakh below the poverty line (BPL) families was not announced with an eye on the Lok Sabha elections. On Monday, Palaniswami made the announcement to provide financial assistance to the BPL families in the state affected by […]

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CBI, ED oppose Christian Michel’s bail plea

New Delhi, Feb 12 The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday opposed bail plea of British national Christian Michel, the middleman accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case. The CBI told Special Judge Arvind Kumar Kumar that charge-sheet in the case has already been filed against […]

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Google adds new right click options to Gmail

San Francisco, Feb 12  Revamping Gmail, Google has added options like easy label adding, moving, muting and snooze emails to the right-click context menu of its emailing platform. The options would enable users to reply to or forward an email directly from a message while opening multiple emails in multiple new windows, Google wrote in […]

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CBI grills Kumar, Ghosh in chit fund scams

Shillong, Feb 11  The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday again questioned Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar and former Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Kunal Ghosh in connection with the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams. This is the third consecutive day of questioning for Kumar by the CBI and the second day […]

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