Top Twitter executives get 15 days to appear before parliamentary panel

The CEO of Twitter and other top officials have been summoned by the Parliamentary panel on information technology to appear before it by February 15 over “safeguarding citizens’ rights” on social media. The head of the panel, BJP lawmaker Anurag Thakur, on Monday said Twitter has been given a 15-day deadline. On Monday, the parliamentary panel passed a resolution that they will not meet any Twitter officials till the top executives of the global team deposed before them. Earlier, the Twitter CEO and senior officials had refused to appear before…

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PM facilitates loot, removed anti-corruption clause from Rafale: Rahul

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has facilitated loot in Rafale deal as according to a media report he had removed the anti-corruption clause from the controversial fighter jet deal. “Every Defence deal has an anti-corruption clause. The Hindu has reported that the Prime Minister removed the anti-corruption clause. It is clear that the Prime Minister facilitated loot,” Rahul told media here. Rahul, who attended Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s day-long hunger strike against the central government, said that Prime Minister Modi…

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Jyotiraditya Scindia Quips ‘Alvida Joomla Sarkar’ After Congress ‘historic’ Lucknow roadshow,

A mega roadshow in Lucknow that drew thousands grandly marked Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry into active politics on Monday. Priyanka, the Congress’s east UP in-charge, was accompanied by her brother and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia, tasked with reviving the party in the eastern part of the state. आ देखे जरा किसमे कितना है दम,जम के रखना कदम मेरे साथिया pic.twitter.com/6pTjBLrXJ9 — Jyotiraditya Scindia (@JM_Scindia) February 11, 2019 The song is from the 1981 movie Rocky where Sanjay Dutt made his debut. Later he also tweeted, saying ‘Alvida…

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K’taka CM announces SIT probe into audio clip row to ‘bring out truth’

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Monday announced a comprehensive SIT probe to “bring out the truth” after an audio clip he released showed state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa in a purported conversation to lure a JD (S) MLA. Kumaraswamy made the announcement in the state assembly after Speaker Ramesh Kumar suggested a special investigation team probe the episode to “establish the truth” as his name has also been dragged into the row. “Constitute an SIT to establish the truth. Give me relief in 15 days,” a visibly…

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ASI suspended for raping minor girl in Odisha

ASI suspended for raping minor girl in Odisha

Bargarh: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Sohela police station in Odisha’s Bargarh district has been suspended following a rape allegation against him. The suspended police official has been identified as Banamali Kuanra. The matter came to light after the victim’s father lodged a complaint at Sohela police station alleging that her daughter was kidnapped and raped by a policeman and a local youth. Bargarh SP Mukesh Kumar Bhamo informed that Banamali has been suspended after family members of a Class 10th girl student alleged that he raped the girl whom…

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38 more Aahar centres opended in Odisha

38 more Aahar centres opended in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced opening of 38 more Aahar centres in 17 districts of the state. Naveen Patnaik dedicated to the people through video conferencing from State Secretariat here. With these 38 new centres, the daily capacity has now increased to one lakh meals per day instead of the previous 85,000 meals, the Chief Minister informed. “Aahar is a popular scheme and it is very pleasing that the total number of centres operating under it has gone up to 157 in the state today. Now,…

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Grammy Awards 2019: Complete list of winners in top categories

Complete list of winners in top categories

Here’s the list of winners at the 61th annual Grammy Awards which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles: Check out LIVE coverage of the event here. Song Of The Year Winner: This Is America — Donald Glover and Ludwig Göransson All the Stars — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Spears, Al Shuckburgh, Anthony Tiffith, and Solána Rowe Boo’d Up — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai, and Dijon McFarlane God’s Plan — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels, and Noah Shebib In My Blood…

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Age no bar: 97-yr-old Indian-origin man renews driving licence in UAE

Age no bar: 97-yr-old Indian-origin man renews driving licence in UAE

A 97-year-old Indian-origin man in the UAE has got his driving licence renewed for the next four years, a media report has said. Tehemten Homi Dhunjiboy Mehta, who was born in 1922, could become the first centenarian to be driving on Dubai roads in three years. His licence is valid until October 2023, Gulf News reported Saturday. Coincidentally, Prince Philip, the 97-year-old husband of British Queen Elizabeth II, has voluntarily surrendered his driving licence, weeks after the duke miraculously escaped unhurt in a terrifying accident that injured two women in…

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Govt Waived Anti-Corruption Clauses Days Before Rafale Deal Was Signed: Report

Govt Waived Anti-Corruption Clauses Days Before Rafale Deal Was Signed: Report

New Delhi: The central government waived off critical provisions for anti-corruption penalties as well as overruled financial advisers’ recommendations for making payments through an escrow account just days before it signed the inter-governmental agreement with France to acquire 36 Rafale jets, The Hindu reported on Monday. The particular move will have significant implications on the Narendra Modi government which is due to fight in the Lok Sabha election later in the year as it has made eliminating corruption as one of its main planks for governance. The revelation also comes…

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Priyanka Gandhi’s ‘Mission UP’ begins today with Lucknow roadshow, Rahul Gandhi says ‘excited’

Priyanka Gandhi’s ‘Mission UP’ begins today with Lucknow roadshow, Rahul Gandhi says ‘excited’

A grand roadshow will welcome Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the Congress general secretary incharge of east UP, when she arrives in Lucknow today, her first visit to the politically crucial state after formally joining politics. Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that he and Jyotiraditya Scindia, the party general secretary for western UP, will accompany Priyanka. “Coming to Lucknow today. Will be accompanied by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia. Around 12pm, there will be a roadshow from Lucknow airport to Congress headquarters. Excited to meet you all,” he tweeted. The Uttar…

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