Offensive posts on WhatsApp can land group admin in jail

Offensive posts on WhatsApp can land group admin in jail

VARANASI: Offensive posts— such as rumours or fake news—circulated through WhatsApp or Facebook groups can land the group admin in jail, according to a joint order issued by the district magistrate of Varanasi and the city’s police chief. Concerns are often raised fake news, morphed photos and offensive videos circulated on social media that can […]

India will pay dearly if it plays Dalai Lama card, says China

India will pay dearly if it plays Dalai Lama card, says China

BEIJING: India will pay “dearly” if it continues the “petty game” of playing the Dalai Lama card, Chinese media warned on Friday, dismissing as “absurd” New Delhi’s reaction to Beijing renaming six places in Arunachal Pradesh. Referring to allegations that it was “silly for China” not to have names for various counties and inventing them […]

‘Have lawful right to standardise names in Arunachal’

‘Have lawful right to standardise names in Arunachal’

BEIJING: China on Friday asserted that it was its “lawful right” to standardise official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh. “China’s position on the eastern section of the India- China boundary is clear and consistent,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a media briefing here while reacting to India’s assertion that Arunachal […]

Top BJP leaders to stand trial in Babri Masjid case

Top BJP leaders to stand trial in Babri Masjid case

NEW DELHI: BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti will face trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case as the Supreme Court Wednesday allowed the CBI plea and restored criminal conspiracy charges against them. The court also clubbed the trial in the matter pending against the leaders and ‘karsevaks’ and […]

‘Modi’s politics to remove Advani’s name from Prez race’

‘Modi’s politics to remove Advani’s name from Prez race’

PATNA: RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday alleged that the Supreme Court order allowing trial of top BJP leaders in the Babri Masjid case was a “well-thought-out politics” of the Prime Minister to remove L K Advani’s name from the Presidential race. “The CBI is under the influence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It stood […]

BSF soldier who complained of bad food, dismissed from service

BSF soldier who complained of bad food, dismissed from service

NEW DELHI: A BSF soldier, who posted a clip on social media complaining of bad quality food being served to the troops, was Wednesday dismissed from service following an inquiry. Officials said Tej Bahadur Yadav was sacked by the border guarding force on the basis of a report of a staff court of inquiry (SCoI). […]

SC seeks govt’s reply on plea for policy on anthem, Song

SC seeks govt’s reply on plea for policy on anthem, Song

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the government in four weeks on a plea seeking framing of a policy for promoting the national anthem and the national song. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra issued notice and asked the Centre to file its reply on the plea which also sought […]

Vijay Mallya arrested in UK by Scotland Yard, gets bail

Vijay Mallya arrested in UK by Scotland Yard, gets bail

LONDON: Embattled Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, was on Tuesday arrested in London by Scotland Yard on India’s request for his extradition on fraud charges. The 61-year-old liquor baron, wanted in India for defaulting on loans, was arrested after he appeared at a central London police station this morning. […]