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Daily Archives: August 21, 2018

NOTA can’t be allowed in RS polls: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that NOTA (None of the above) option cannot be allowed in the Rajya Sabha elections as it would “wholly undermine the purity of democracy”. “The option of NOTA may serve as an elixir in direct elections but in respect

Comply with Indian laws, IT Minister tells WhatsApp CEO

Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday told WhatsApp CEO Chris Daniels to comply with the Indian laws and take “suitable” steps to prevent misuse of the instant messaging platform in the country. Daniels’ meeting with the IT Minister came against the backdrop of

Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appeared before an accountability court here for the hearings of the two remaining corruption references against him. Mehboob Alam, the investigation officer in the Al Azizia Steel Mills reference, was supposed to continue his statement in the

Alwar lynching: SC seeks Rajasthan’s response

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Rajasthan government to apprise it of the action the state has taken in a lynching case in Alwar district in July. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud asked the Principal

Challenge shifts from rescue to relief: Kerala Floods

As rescue operations in Kerala on Monday entered its final stages, the biggest challenge before the authorities in the flood aftermath turned into managing the over 5,500 relief camps housing more than 7,00,000 people across the state. The weather looked promising with no major rainfall