Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Governance

Security personnel in Kashmir (representational picture)

Separatists call 3-day strike in Kashmir over killing of 7 civilians

Seven civilians were killed when security forces opened fire on protesters near an encounter site in Pulwama district.
Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit

NGT asks Tamil Nadu to allow reopening of controversial Sterlite Copper facility

Sterlite Copper smelter in Tuticorin was shut in May after violent protests that ended in killing of 13 people in police firing.
Facebook

Bug gave developers broader access to user photos, says Facebook

The bug has been fixed now, but it involved as many as 6.8 million users and up to 1,500 apps. 
Ashoka university's campus in Sonipat | Facebook

Ashoka University slammed for teaching ‘anti-Hindu, anti-Brahmin’ book

Right-wing activists & trolls have targeted Ashoka University & a professor there for teaching the graphic novel ‘Gardener in the Wasteland’.
Representational image | Commons

Sexual exploitation of women is now a crime in Jammu and Kashmir — a first in India

Jammu and Kashmir brings in amendment to state laws to make 'sextortion' a non-bailable crime, with punishment of up to five years. 
Tejas

Amid Rafale row, parliamentary panel slams HAL for failure to provide required Tejas jets

The panel, headed by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, reported that insufficiency was affecting the Airforce's combat potential.
Security personnel in Kashmir (representational picture)

Soldier killed, 3 militants gunned down in encounter in J&K’s Pulwama

A search operation launched by the security forces in Pulwama's Sirnoo village turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on security personnel.
IndiGo

Woman grounds IndiGo flight with ‘bomb’ tip, turns out to be false alarm

A Mumbai-Lucknow flight was delayed for an hour after a woman claimed there could be a bomb on the plane, and showed photos of alleged suspect.
File image of S.R. Sen | Meghalaya High Court website

Meghalaya HC judge does about-turn on ‘Hindu nation’ after CPI(M) threatens impeachment

Justice S.R. Sen says secularism is one of Indian Constitution's basic structure – after CPI(M) said it was considering impeaching him.
A new investigation has alleged that Johnson & Johnson was aware that its talc powders, contained cancer-causing asbestos

Investigation alleges J&J knew its powders have cancer-causing asbestos but hid the info

Reuters investigation report on Johnson & Johnson talc powders was released in the US Friday. J&J has rejected the findings of the report.

Modi’s BJP is not just Congress + cow, but it is Congress + cow + Indira Gandhi

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they're confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.