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Right to privacy case: Overarching guidelines needed to guard personal information, says Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that there has to be “overarching” guidelines to protect an individual’s private information in public domain to ensure that it was used only for an intended purpose. A nine-judge Constitution bench, dealing with the contentious issue whether right to privacy is a fundamental right , rejected plea of a Gujarat government lawyer that misuse of personal information could be dealt with on a “case-to-case basis” and said an all-embracing guideline was needed keeping in mind the size…

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Government Answers Why Chinese Goods Are Cheaper Than Those Made In India

Union Minister Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary was replying to a question which sought to know the reasons behind the higher prices of domestic products in comparison to the products manufactured in China. NEW DELHI: Chinese products are cheaper than Indian goods because of the opaque subsidy regime prevailing in China, the government said today in Parliament. “The products manufactured in China are reportedly of lower price mainly because of their opaque subsidy regime and distorted factor prices,” Minister of State…

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Couple attack policeman who stopped their son from playing cricket, held

A couple has been arrested for attacking a Delhi Police Head Constable with cricket stamps and bat after he stopped their son from playing cricket outside his house, police said on Friday. Police said the incident occurred in Burai area of north Delhi on Tuesday evening after Head Constable Satyendra Singh, posted in Third Battalion of Delhi Police, had prevented Arun and Arti Singh’s son for playing cricket outside his residence. The couple, who are neighbours of Satyendra Singh,…

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After CAG Report, Sources Say Critical Ammo To Start Arriving In Weeks

NEW DELHI:  A day after the country’s top auditor told parliament that the Army is significantly short on ammunition, sources have confirmed to NDTV that supplies of critical ammo for tanks and artillery guns will start flowing in from early next month. The Army by the end of next year will likely come close to meeting its requirement for 40 days of war wastage reserves of ammunition – the ideal stockpile the Army needs to fight 40 days of an intensive…

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DDCA Case: Kirti Azad Exempted From Appearing In Trial Court Till November 16

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court today extended its interim order granting exemption to suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad from appearing before a trial court in a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by DDCA and cricketer-turned-politician Chetan Chauhan. “The interim order is extended till the next date of hearing, November 16,” Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal said. The court also directed the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) and Mr Chauhan to file their responses within four weeks on…

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CBI summons Karti Chidambaram in FIPB case

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has issued fresh summons to former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram in alleged corruption case asking him to appear before it on July 21. Karti earlier evaded CBI summons seeking more time from the agency. CBI will question him in a case related to Foreign Investment Promotion Board(FIPB) clearance given to INX Media for allegedly receiving funds from Mauritius, when his father was the Union finance minister. The CBI has alleged that a…

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All India Radio Rakes In Rs. 10 Crore Through PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ generated revenue of Rs. 5.19 crore between 2016-17 and Rs. 4.78 crore in 2015-16 for All India Radio NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has generated revenue of about Rs. 10 crore for the All India Radio (AIR) in the last two financial years, the Lok Sabha was informed today. In 2016-17, the revenue was to the tune of Rs. 5.19 crore, while it was Rs. 4.78…

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Right To Privacy Is Not Absolute, Observes Supreme Court: 10 Points

NEW DELHI:  The right to privacy is not absolute and cannot be catalogued as it includes everything, a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court said today. The top court is revisiting the question of privacy, 55 years after the Supreme Court decided that privacy is not a basic right for citizens. The decision of the judges is pivotal to petitions that challenge making the Aadhaar scheme mandatory for millions of Indians. Here are the 10 big developments in this story:…

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Aadhaar case: Supreme Court sets up 9-judge bench

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday set up a 9-judge bench to examine whether right to privacy is a fundamental right under Constitution. The SC decision to form the 9-judge bench came while hearing petitions on linking of PAN card with Aadhaar. The 9-judge SC bench headed by CJI JS Khehar will start hearing from Wednesday. The apex court had agreed to set up a 5-judge bench on July 12 to deal with the Aadhaar-related matters after attorney general K K Venugopal and senior advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for petitioners who…

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Amid New Reports Of Sasikala’s ‘Suite Of Cells’, Video And Photos Emerge

Last week, DIG Prisons D Roopa alleged that Ms Sasikala had bribed senior jail officials with 2 crores for special treatment that included a kitchen that catered meals only for her. NEW DELHI: VIP treatment in prison for politician VK Sasikala includes five cells near hers being kept empty to ensure her privacy, a flat-screen television in her cell, and access to unused chambers of jail officials for meetings with visitors, according to sources inside Karnataka’s prison system. The…

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