User: avyakto Topic: Torture
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How are organisations mandated to deal with sexual harassment? 15.10.2018 Citizen Matters
How do firms set up a complaints committee, what's the process to handle sexual harassment? What are the preventive measures to ensure respectful, dignified and inclusive working environment for all employees?
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General election to Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana, 2018 – Media Coverage during the period referred to in Section 126 of RP Act, 1951. 11.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The schedule for holding general election to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana, 2018 has been announced on 06.10.2018. Poll is scheduled to be held in multiple phases on 12.11.
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Need to reframe rules to take care of 'erring members': Venkaiah Naidu 4.9.2018 Rediff: News
'My immediate concern is restoring prestige and decorum of Rajya Sabha...'
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Indian CEO arrested on visa fraud charges 1.9.2018 Rediff: News
He is accused of multi-year visa fraud, involving forged and fraudulent documents to get visas such as H1B for over 200 foreign workers.
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Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investigate migrants 28.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Canada using DNA, ancestry websites to investigate migrants
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Crime and Rape Incidents against Women 18.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            The details of cases registered for crimes against women, including rape, from 2014 to 2016 is as below:   Year No.
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Nab chain snatchers, earn Rs 50,0000: AIADMK lawmaker offers cash reward 18.7.2018 DNA: India
An MLA of the ruling AIADMK has announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 to those who apprehend chain snatchers in his constituency inviting strong criticism from social activists. The MLA, representing Sulur constituency in Coimbatore district, R Kanagaraj said he announced the reward in the wake of chain snatching incidents in his Assembly segment. Meanwhile, National General Secretary, PUCL V Suresh said "it is an irresponsible statement which will only aid and encourage vigilantism." Another activist said innocent migrant labourers may be targeted and would lead to people taking law into their own hands. Reacting to the criticism, Kanagaraj said the announcement has got absolutely nothing to do with taking law into one's own hands. "I announced the reward only to encourage young men to apprehend chain snatchers and hand them over to police for appropriate legal action," the MLA told PTI. His initiative was only to "help and support the police personnel," who are handling several tasks he said. "Chain ...
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PML-N leaders booked under terrorism charges 16.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
PML-N leaders booked under terrorism charges
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UGC panel to probe allegations against Manipur varsity VC 15.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
UGC panel to probe allegations against Manipur varsity VC
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US Justice Dept to appeal approval of AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner 13.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
The US Justice Department said on Thursday it would appeal a federal judge's approval of AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner, raising the prospect barely a month after the deal closed that it could be undone. AT&T was sued by the Justice Department on antitrust grounds, saying that the deal would harm consumers, but U.S. District Judge Richard Leon last month approved the deal, allowing it to move forward following a lengthy trial. The merger, first announced in October 2016, was also opposed by President Donald Trump. Leon ruled that the tie-up between AT&T's wireless and satellite businesses with Time Warner's movies and television shows was legal under antitrust law. AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson told reporters on Thursday at a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, that the company was not surprised about the Justice Department's decision to appeal. "They have the right to appeal. Everyone has the right to appeal. We have a very fact-based thoughtful order. It will be evaluated on ...
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Bihar waters down liquor law; first-time offence is now bailable, reduced sentence for repeated offenders 12.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
For those people who are caught drinking liquor for the first time in Bihar, the punishment is now bailable, the Times of India reported on Thursday. According to the report, if the first-time offender pays bail of Rs 50,000, then s/he can be let off with a warning. However, if they fail to pay this amount, then the offender spends three months in jail, the report added. Kishore said the amendments would also reduce the quantum of punishment has been reduced for second and third-time offenders. Such punishments will be between 2 to 5 years, the report added. Principal Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat department, Arun Kumar Singh said that at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a nod has been given for the proposed amendments to be tabled in the monsoon session of the state legislature scheduled later this month. Once these amendments come into force, these will be applicable to new as well as pending cases. In other words, those arrested under the old, stringent law may ...
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Lucknow: One arrested after woman gang-raped in city 12.7.2018 DNA: Mumbai
One person was arrested in connection with a gang-rape case of a woman in Lucknow on Wednesday night. The incident comes two days after the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of the three accused in the gang-rape and murder of a physiotherapy student on December 16, 2012. Since then, The national capital has witnessed a 31% rise in incidents of rape in the last five years even after various steps were taken to empower law enforcement agencies and security apparatus since the gruesome incident. Since the incident, the Ministry of Home Affairs has taken various measures to strengthen the Delhi Police. In the national capital, police reports to MHA. From launching Himmat mobile application to increasing women helpline numbers, the police held several public meetings across the 181 police stations in Delhi. However, rape incidents have not seen a decline in the national capital, forcing lawmakers and law enforcers to re-strategise. In 2016, the NCRB data revealed that in the year 2016, a total of 38,947 ...
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GST laws could see more changes, especially to curb tax evasion 4.7.2018 Rediff: Business
With audits and greater emphasis on anti-evasion measures, more tax demands will lead to more litigation. So, it is a bit early to start celebrating. GST is still work in progress.
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Newsroom Shooting: At least 4 killed in Maryland newspaper office, sus... 29.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Newsroom Shooting: At least 4 killed in Maryland newspaper office, sus...
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Arun Jaitley equates Indira Gandhi with Hitler, says both transformed democracy into dictatorship 25.6.2018 Zee News : India National
Hitting out at the Congress for the imposition of Emergency in 1975, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday compared Indira Gandhi and German dictator Adolf Hitler.
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Apple fined millions for Australia false iPhone claims 20.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Apple was Tuesday fined Aus$9 million (US$6.7 million) by an Australian court for making false claims about consumer rights when refusing to fix faulty iPhones and iPads previously repaired by a third party. Customers of the US tech giant had complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) after an operating system update disabled their devices in a global issue known as "error 53". The users were told by Apple that they were not eligible for a remedy if the iPhone or iPad had been repaired by another company. The ACCC took Apple to the Federal Court last year over allegedly false or misleading representations to customers with faulty iPhones and iPads about their rights under the law. "If a product is faulty, customers are legally entitled to a repair or a replacement under the Australian Consumer Law, and sometimes even a refund," ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court said in a statement.  "The court declared the mere fact that an iPhone or iPad had been repaired by someone other than ...
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The phrase that rocked the rebels’ boat 16.6.2018 Hindu: Home
Calling upon the Governor to “initiate the constitutional process” led to a split verdict in the case of the 18 disqualified MLAs
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To tackle fake news on social media, Bengal govt planning new law 15.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The West Bengal government is working on a new law to tackle the menace of fake news and posts on social media, a move which comes against the backdrop of such posts stirring trouble and unrest in many parts of the country. A Home Department official told PTI that the state government intends to bring more clarity on the nature of the offence and punishment for those responsible for spreading fake news and posting morphed photographs with an aim to disrupt peace and communal harmony or spread hatred in society. The state government has been preparing a data bank on fake news circulated on social media in West Bengal and other parts of the country in the past couple of years besides, keeping records of past offenders while framing the new law, he said. The new legislation comes after several reports of fake news circulation surfacing in the state during the last couple of years. The recent incidents in Shillong, Godda in Jharkhand and Karbi Anglong district of Assam have added to the concern. Fake news, ...
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Ban proposed on obscene depiction of women on Net 5.6.2018 Hindu: Home
The IRW Act provides for punishment of up to two years in jail for an offence committed for the first time and imprisonment of six months to five years for a second conviction.
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Myanmar anti-war protester says police to lay more charges against him 15.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
Myanmar student activist Zayya Lwin said on Tuesday that police planned to press additional charges against him after he was detained on the weekend following a peace rally and criticised police at a poem-reading event in Yangon two days later. Zayya Lwin, 27, is one of 17 organisers of the anti-war protest which on Saturday degenerated into scuffles and fistfights, raising fresh concerns about freedom of speech in the Southeast Asian nation. The 17 organisers now face a month in prison and fines for "disturbing the public" and other offences. Zayya Lwin and seven other detained activists were released from arrest on Sunday. On Monday, he attended a poem-reading gathering at a park in downtown Yangon. After the event, Zayya Lwin said officers told him they would charge him under section 19 of Myanmar's peaceful assembly law - an offence that could see him sentenced to additional three months in jail. "They stopped me while I was giving a talk. They came later, and told me they will charge me under ...
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