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Ammunition and hand grenades found inside Red Fort

As the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was conducting a routine clean-up operation inside the Red Fort in Delhi, it stumbled upon a huge cache of ammunition and hand grenades. The police officials were immediately informed, who in turn alerted the bomb squad and the National Security Guard (NSG). The ammunition and grenades were found in an area inside Red ... Read More »

7% Catholic priests in Australia involved in child sexual abuse

In a report that exposes the dark side of churches in Australia, nearly 7% of Catholic priests have been found to be involved in abuse of children. The data relates to the period between 1950 and 2010 and the report has been prepared by a special inquiry committee that has been tasked to examine institutional sex abuse in Australia. The ... Read More »

IndiGo’s security training center license suspended

In a development that can significantly raise operating costs for IndiGo Airlines, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has suspended the budget carrier’s license for its aviation security training facility. The license was suspended after BCAS found serious lapses in the security training procedures being used at IndiGo’s aviation security training facility. The suspension of the license means that ... Read More »

United Nations anti-terror panel to have an Indian representative

In a significant development that can help the country to fight terrorism, the United Nations has asked for the name of a nominee who can be part of an international team to assist a United Nations committee, which works exclusively on banning terror outfits and their leaders. After this request was received from the United Nations, the Home and Finance ... Read More »

Government can ban triple talaq after assembly polls

While addressing a press conference in Ghaziabad, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the government is considering “a major step” to ban the practice of triple talaq after the assembly polls are over. Prasad reasoned that the issue has nothing to do with religion, but such a ban is needed since the practice of triple talaq affects ... Read More »

100% penalty on cash transactions above Rs 3 lakh

Aiming to curb the generation of black money, the government is considering 100% penalty on cash transactions above Rs 3 lakh. The possibility of such a penalty was discussed by Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia. If approved, this new rule will become effective from April 1, 2017. Such a penalty would apply to the receiver of the money. For example, is ... Read More »

Air Force refuses to share information on Rafale deal

In its reply to an RTI query, the Air Force has said that it cannot share any information about the agreement signed between Indian and French authorities for the procurement of 36 Rafale aircrafts. The Air Force said that the information was of confidential nature and is being held by it in fiduciary capacity. It may be recalled that India ... Read More »

AIIMS’ nurses on strike after colleague’s death; services affected

Medical services at the country’s leading hospital AIIMS in Delhi were severely affected today, as more than 500 nurses went on a strike. The nurses were protesting the death of their colleague, who allegedly died due to the negligence of doctors. They are demanding that the doctors involved should be suspended. Due to the strike, services in various wards, including ... Read More »

Gmail won’t work on old Chrome versions; Update your browser

Google has announced that Google Chrome version 53 and earlier will no longer support Gmail. Gmail support in older versions of Chrome will be gradually phased out by the end of this year. To spread awareness, Google will flash a warning message at the top of the Gmail interface on older Chrome versions, telling users to update their Chrome browser. ... Read More »

Private Banks’ involvement suspected in 3700 crore fraud case

Investigations conducted by UP Special Task Force (STF) has revealed the possibility that two private banks may have been involved in the massive Rs 3,700 crore online fraud recently unearthed in Noida. It is being alleged that even when suspicious transactions worth several crores were taking place, these banks did not report it to the authorities. What is even more ... Read More »

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