Govt proposes IT Act changes to allow apps, sites to be take down

NEW DELHI: The government plans to amend the IT law to increase penalty on apps and websites that are unable to control fake news and child pornography. Amendments will include an extreme provision of taking down apps and…

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Popular noodles brand has lead in it! Presence of toxin admitted during SC hearing

New Delhi: The long standing debate about food safety was again visited on Thursday as the apex court opened up a hearing about the same. In a major setback to Nestle, the company admitted to the presence of…

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Indian Railways cancelled, delayed trains: Fog hits 67 trains; 25 remain partially cancelled

New Delhi: As dense fog enveloped several parts of the national capital Thursday, 55 trains were cancelled and 25 remained partially cancelled across northern railways, officials said. At least 12 trains were delayed due to low visibility, they…

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Banned! Your food will not come in these materials; deadline imposed

Food businesses need to comply with new packaging regulations that bar use of recycled plastics and newspapers to wrap food articles by July 1, regulator FSSAI said Thursday. The new regulations prohibit packaging material made of recycled plastics…

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Rs 2000 printing stopped? Will your note remain valid? All details here

Over two years after the launch of new Rs 2000 currency notes post the shock demonetisation decision, the government is said to have stopped printing them, according to a media report. A report by The Print says that…

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One Year Post Office deposit rate hiked

The government has revised the interest rate on post office time deposit schemes while leaving rates of other popular small savings schemes like the PPF (Public Provident Fund), Sukanya Samriddhi account and Senior Citizen Savings schemes unchanged.Interest rates…

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Sabarimala: The Indian god who bars women from his temple

Two women – journalist Kavitha Jagdal and social activist Rehana Fathima – managed to reach the main temple premises on Thursday. More than 100 policemen protected them from stone-throwing protesters as they walked the last 5km (3-mile) stretch…

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Govt’s Bill to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar for SIMs, bank accounts

Government Wednesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha that will allow individuals to offer voluntarily biometric ID Aadhaar as a means of identity verification for obtaining services like opening a bank account and getting a mobile phone…

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New GST rates applicable on list of items that get cheaper

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council after its meeting on December 22 had reduced the applicable GST rates on 23 items of mass consumption. The new rates that are applicable from today are expected to bring down prices…

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5 Restaurant Chains Including Saravana Bhavan Raided In Chennai

Chennai: Five popular restaurant chains in Chennai, including the Saravana Bhavan group, are being raided by Income Tax officials. Raids are being conducted at the offices of Saravana Bhavan, Hot Breads, the Anjappar group and two groups of Grand Sweets…

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