Allowed by law to intercept, monitor data in public interest: Govt

NEW DELHI, November 19: The centre said on Tuesday it’s “empowered” to intercept, monitor and decrypt digital information in the public interest as long as its agencies follow the law. Laws allowed federal and state governments to intercept “any information…

‘Do it or we will order’: SC to Centre on women in army

New Delhi, November 19: The Supreme Court on Tuesday told the army to take a decision on permanent commission to eight women army officers who had approached the top court in 2010 against the bar on their absorption in the…

Shiv Sena tells BJP, it ‘espoused Hindutva when you were not even born’

New Delhi, November 19: As the ties between the friends turn foes the Shiv Sena and the BJP are getting worse each day, Sena on Tuesday once again attacked BJP of throwing Sena out of the NDA without any intimation…

HC clarifies allegations in contentious para of Chidambaram’s bail order

New Delhi, November 19: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday clarified that allegations mentioned in the contentious paragraph of an order denying bail to P Chidambaram relates to a case of lawyer Rohit Tandon and not of the Congress leader.…

Raj, Manipur only states to have passed bills to check lynching: LS informed

New Delhi, November 19: Only Rajasthan and Manipur have passed bills on action to be taken against those involved in lynching but the legislations are yet to get the President’s consent, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Union minister…

Need to build environment promoting physical activity in Indian cities: Study

New Delhi, November 18: With the country’s population facing rising prevalence of diabetes and other chronic diseases coupled with air-pollution and climate change, a new study has recommended a framework convention to be implemented by cities to create an environment…

NITI Aayog mulls healthcare system for middle class

New Delhi, November 18: NITI Aayog is mulling building up a healthcare system for the middle class which is still not covered under any public healthcare system, the government think-tank said on Monday. The healthcare system would exclude those covered…

Justice Bobde takes oath as 47th CJI

New Delhi, November 18: Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, who was part of the historic Ayodhya verdict earlier this month, was on Monday administered oath as the 47th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind and started holding court…

Rajya Sabha breaks tradition by paying tributes to Arun Jaitley, others

NEW DELHI, November 18: In a departure from convention, the Rajya Sabha on Monday allowed leaders of various political parties to speak and pay tributes to five late members, including former finance minister Arun Jaitley, instead of just the Chairman…

No 5 pc slum; India continues to be fastest growing eco: govt

New Delhi, November 18: India is not facing 5 per cent economic slowdown and continues to be the fastest growing economy in the world, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said in Lok Sabha on Monday. During Question Hour, Thakur also said…