Ravi Shankar Prasad

WhatsApp's latest solution to mob violence in India: Hire someone 8,000 miles away.

WhatsApp has appointed a "grievance officer" to help police hate speech in India after a series of mob lynchings on the subcontinent. The only problem is the person dealing with the complaints is based 8,000 miles away, in Silicon Valley.<p>Facing pressure from authorities in India, WhatsApp has …

Fake News

India has 19 judges per 10 lakh people: Law Ministry data

According to the data, part of a document prepared in March this year for discussion in Parliament, the judge-population ratio is 19.49 per million …

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Facebook appoints former Hotstar executive Ajit Mohan as India MD & VP

<b>New Delhi, Sep 24</b>: Social media giant Facebook Monday said it has roped in former Hotstar chief executive Ajit Mohan as Managing Director and …

Social Media

Petition in Bombay High Court challenges Centre’s triple talaq ordinance

The petition said the ordinance’s provisions are ‘illegal, null, void, unreasonable and arbitrary’.<p>A non-governmental organisation and two people …

Bombay High Court

Former French President Hollande contradicted himself; Dassault chose Reliance on its own: Arun Jaitley

A political controversy has erupted over Hollande’s statement that the Indian government wanted the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence to be chosen as …

French Government

Ayushman Bharat scheme LIVE updates: Narendra Modi says programme will transform India into a medical hub

<b>1.5 lakh wellness centres will be opened in next 4 years: PM</b><p>Narendra Modi said that about 1.5 lakh wellness centres will be opened in the next four …

Paperless Office

His kin looted nation & he is accusing us, says Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Political tempers rose to new heights on Saturday with the BJP and Congress locked in a war of words over the contentious Rafale deal.The spark came …

France

BJP blasts Imran Khan on 'small people' remark, says what can one expect from army-appointed PM

The ruling BJP on Saturday lashed out at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan saying he is in the chair on the directions of his country's army and …

Imran Khan

Rafale scam: BJP's counter hashtag on Twitter shows Hollande's revelation has left PM Modi and his party rattled

The controversy surrounding the Rafale deal is increasingly spiralling out of control for the ruling BJP and beleaguered Prime Minister Narendra Modi.<p>…

Rafale Deal

Triple Talaq Ordinance is wholly justified

Justice Markandey Katju<p>Many people have criticized the recent Ordinance issued by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind criminalizing the practice …

BJP’s minority morcha wing to campaign among Muslims

The issue of criminalising the practice of instant triple talaq will be one of the key topics in the upcoming BJP minority conference to be held at …

Muslim Women

Triple talaq ordinance politically motivated, unacceptable, say Muslim bodies

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A number of Muslim organisations on Thursday slammed the triple talaq ordinance, calling it politically motivated and …

Muslim Women

IT tower project hits a political roadblock

After getting the ‘fast-track’ project status, the domain-specific IT tower planned by the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and …

Urban Development

Paytm approaches NPCI with concerns on Google Pay’s privacy policy

Indian payments major Paytm on Thursday filed a notice to the Indian retail payments organisation National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) …

Google Pay

From Muslim Women to Anganwadi Workers, How BJP is Wooing the 'Undecided Voter'

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s announcement of the Centre’s move for an ordinance for enforcing the TripleTalaq (instant divorce) ban—after …

Muslim Women

Arnab Goswami, like-minded friends left red-faced for showing excitement on Christian Michel's imaginary extradition

A day after a selected few Indian TV anchors announced that the British middleman Christian Michel was to be extradited to India in AgustaWestland …

Television (India)

AgustaWestland case: Christian Michel ‘hiding’ in UAE

Christian Michel, the British ‘middleman’ who is wanted in the ₹3,700-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case, has reportedly gone into hiding in …

United Arab Emirates

Bitcoin-Seeking Hackers Used Your Computers Via Indian Government Sites To ‘Mine’ Cryptocurrency

Hackers added code to the sites that hijacked your computer’s processing power, rather than defacing government sites or stealing data from them.<p>A …

Government (India)

Triple Talaq ordinance: JD(U) calls for political consensus

<b>Patna, Sep 19:</b> The JD(U), an ally of the BJP, Wednesday suggested that a political consensus should be reached taking all sections of the society …

Rajya Sabha

Amazon Web Services’ VP seeks to discuss AI solutions with IT Minister

Teresa Carlson requests meeting on Thursday

Amazon Web Services

India Keen to be Data Analysis Hub But Will Not Tolerate Data Misuse: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Earlier this year, US-based social networking giant Facebook and British firm Cambridge Analytica drew flak from users as well as governments across …

Cambridge Analytica

NDA govt getting Rafale jets at 9% cheaper rate than what UPA rule had agreed upon: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said their National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was getting Rafale fighter jets at a rate …

Rafale Deal

Making Technology Available in Vernacular Languages to Help Boost Growth: Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari said English speakers and news consumers are in small numbers compared to those who engage in Indian languages. However, a majority of the …

Nitin Gadkari

Wish him good health, happiness: Rahul greets PM Modi on birthday

Congress president Rahul Gandhi wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday today. "Happy Birthday to our PM, Narendra Modi ji!" Rahul …

Rahul Gandhi

WhatsApp's new features: Dark Mode and 'Swipe To Reply' for Android

Popular app WhatsApp may soon introduce new features for users. The company is working on features such as a dark mode and a new 'Swipe to Reply' …

Fake News

India, resource-rich Kazakhstan to put in place IT partnership

NEW DELHI: India and Central Asias biggest country Kazakhstan are hoping to launch an initiative this week to put in place a mechanism for …

IT

CBI writes to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica in data theft probe

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday started a probe into the alleged data theft of Indian Facebook users and shot letters to US-based …

Cambridge Analytica

BJP machine in poll gear

Strategising for four major upcoming assembly elections and, of course, next year's general election, the BJP's top brass, gathered in New Delhi for …

Financial Services

Ranjan Gogoi appointed new Chief Justice of India, to assume office on 3 October

<b>Earlier this month, Justice Dipak Misra had recommended Justice Gogoi as his successor.</b><p><b>New Delhi:</b> Justice Ranjan Gogoi was Thursday appointed as the …

Judiciary

Mallya's Comment on Meeting Jaitley Comes After Rahul's Visit to London, Says BJP

The Congress has demanded that the government reveal the details of Mallya's meetings with Jaitley. In a late night tweet on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi …

Rahul Gandhi