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Rupee slides 7 paise

The rupee fell by 7 paise to 68.20 against the US dollar in early trade today on month-end dollar demand from importers and banks. Dealers said early losses in domestic equity markets also weighed on the rupee. On Monday, the rupee took a severe beating and ended sharply lower by 29 paise at 68.13 against the US currency.

Implement Disposal Review Mechanism, fill up lower court vacancies: CJI Misra to HCs

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra recently wrote to the Chief Justices of High Courts with suggestions for speedy disposal of matters as well as the filling of vacancies in the subordinate judiciary. In light of the high number of pending cases in almost all the High Courts in India, CJI Misra wrote to the Chief Justices of various High Courts on June 11, suggesting that a Disposal Review Mechanism be put in place...

Spl police teams in each dist to tackle cybercrimes

 In an attempt to check the growing menace of cybercrimes in Uttarakhand, the state police force is planning to constitute special teams of 10 personnel each in big districts and five in smaller districts. According to figures provided by the police department, while only 83 cases of cybercrimes were reported in 2015, the numbers rose steadily to 92 in 2016. However, the number of such crimes shot up suddenly to 344 in 2017...

ATM frauds, cybercrime worry Bhubaneswar cops

Massive awareness campaigns by police and banks notwithstanding, people continue to be at the receiving end of ATM fraudsand online scamsters in the capital city. Statistics acquired by the commissionerate police indicate that the awareness drives have had little impact on people.

Ready questionnaires to help probe cybercrimes

To expedite cybercrime investigations, the city crime branch has come up with about 200 fixed questionnaires or request letters (depending upon the nature of the crime), to which answers can be sought from different agencies under section 91 of the CrPC...

Centre for CBI probe into serious cybercrime cases

Assam Police may refer specific cases of cybercrimes having inter-state or international ramifications to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), following an advisory sent by the Union home ministry to the state government after a spike in the number of cybercrime cases here. Assam has earned the fifth position in the number of cybercrime cases in the country in 2016, with 696 cases, a hike of more than 44% from 2015 when 483 cases were registered...

Cops conduct cybercrime workshop

The Steel City police launched an anti-cybercrime drive for Under-graduate College and school students at the Jamshedpur Women's College to prevent them from falling prey to the traps of cyber criminals. "Youths who use social media sites but are ignorant of the drawbacks of sharing private videos and photographs....

Dhanya Menon, India's first cybercrime investigator, gets President's Award

When Dhanya Menon opted for a certified cybercrime course, way back in 2004, everyone around including her family tried to dissuade her. ‘What on earth is cybercrime, how will you ever get a job?’ were the questions thrown at her. Dhanya was also the only woman in her class, and continued to be so for...

Cybercrime units in 38 districts soon

Bihar would soon set up 74 cybercrime and social media units (CCSMU) in 38 districts, including five in Patna by the end of this year, inspector general of police (IG) (economic offences and cybercrime wing) J S Gangwar said on Saturday.......

At cybercrime station, only 26 staff to deal with over 6,000 cases

Since its inception in April last year, the only police station dedicated to cybercrimes in the state, located in the premises of the commissioner’s office in the city, has registered over 6,000 complaints. And yet the number of cases solved is an abysmal 4%......

Cyber War: A conflict without Foot Soldiers, Guns or Missiles

Forget missiles and bullets, World War 3 could be all about crippling your phone, laptop. Wars have almost always been fought between men using axe, swords, guns, bullets, ships, tanks, planes, missiles and nuclear bombs - depending on the era. The next major war, possibly World War 3, could well ditch conventional ways of mounting an attack and even sideline the enormous threat of nukes and instead, be waged in cyberspace.

46% IT security professionals don't change security strategy after cyber attack

This level of cyber security inertia and failure to learn from past incidents puts sensitive data, infrastructure, and assets at risk.46 percent respondents said their organisation can't prevent attackers from breaking into internal networks each time it is attempted while 36 percent reported that administrative credentials were stored in Word or Excel documents on company PCs.

Petition In SC Challenging Delhi HC Order Upholding NEET Age Limit

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court verdict upholding the upper age limit of 25 years for General category candidates and 30 years for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC category for appearing in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.

Facts about Sterlite issue & Why are people against Vedanta's Sterlite plant in Tutticotin

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the expansion of Sterlite Copper's industrial unit in Tuticorin, a day after 11 people were killed in police firing when a protest rally against the unit turned violent. The protest found support from a wide array of political parties, including a publicised visit by actor-turned- politician Kamal Haasan. So, why are the people protesting? Below is a broad outline of the issue:

Breaking: Supreme Court orders #FloorTest for Karnataka Assembly at 4 pm today

In a major development, the Supreme Court today ordered that a floor test for the Karnataka Assembly be held tomorrow at 4 pm. By this order, a Bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan has effectively stayed the decision of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to grant BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa 15 days time to prove majority in the House...

Servile Judiciary of no use, Former CJI Thakur raises concerns over independence of judiciary

The seminar on ‘Independence of Judiciary – A Nationalist Perspective’ was conducted today by Global Jurists, at Delhi’s India International Centre.

CLAT 2018: ABVP approaches Delhi HC for stay on results

Another petition has been filed against CLAT 2018, this time in the Delhi High Court. Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP), which is the students’ wing of the BJP, has approached the Court along with two candidates, Vibhav Chandra and Mangesh Mani....

Senior Advocate Prabhuling Navadgi is the new Advocate General for State of Karnataka

Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai Vala has today appointed Senior Advocate Prabhuling Navadgi as the Advocate General for the state with immediate effect...

Delhi HC issues notice to Google, Facebook, Twitter for making Kathua victim's photo available

The Delhi High Court yesterday issued notice to American companies Google LLC, Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and others in the suo motu case initiated against several media outlets for disclosing the identity of the Kathua gangrape victim....

Road rage case: Sidhu acquitted of culpable homicide, fined Rs 1,000 for 'causing injury'

The Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted former cricketer and Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from culpable homicide charges in a 30-year-old road rage case for which he was awarded a three-year jail term. A bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul acquitted Sidhu ...

CLAT 2018: Candidate approaches Punjab & Haryana HC for fresh exam

A Haryana-based CLAT aspirant, Pranjal Goel, has moved the Court alleging that he lost approximately 30 minutes during his test owing to technical glitches during the conduct of the online aptitude test. The petition has been filed through Advocate Narender Pal Bhardwaj...