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IANS 14 September 2022
Twitter whistle-blower Peiter Zatko on Tuesday claimed that the Parag Agrawal-led platform hired a Chinese agent working for the country's ministry of state security (MSS), and reiterated that the Indian government also 'forced' Twitter to hire government agents.   During a hearing...

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IANS 14 September 2022
The government has set up an expert committee, headed by former SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) chairman Meleveetil Damodaran, to suggest appropriate measures to address regulatory and other issues, so that investments by venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) investors...

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IANS 14 September 2022
August 2022 recorded $2.2 billion in PE/VC investments, 80 per cent lower than the investments in same month last year.   According to the IVCA-EY monthly PE/VC roundup, August 2022 recorded investments worth $2.2 billion across 83 deals, including five large deals worth $972...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 September 2022
Almost 99% of the transporters face legal issues while commuting on the road, with every second transporter facing traffic challans across the country, shows data compiled by All-India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA). The Association, along with Lawyered, a legal-tech company, had...

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IANS 13 September 2022
The Supreme Court has observed that the right to contest an election is neither a fundamental right nor a common law right and imposed Rs 1 lakh cost on a litigant who sought to contest Rajya Sabha polls without a proposer to propose his name.   A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and...

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IANS 12 September 2022
Excise duty on petrol went up by a huge 194%, while on diesel it rose by a stupendous 512% between 2014-15 and 2021-22 even as crude oil prices remained below $80 per barrel between 2015-16 and 2021-22, thus burdening the common man.   The government's revenue generation through levy...

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IANS 09 September 2022
The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, jailed in Uttar Pradesh for nearly two years, saying "every person has freedom of expression".   Kappan along with others were arrested on October 5, 2020 by the Uttar Pradesh Police under the Unlawful...

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IANS 09 September 2022
The Centre has called upon all the state transport ministers and officials to work in tandem towards reducing road accidents and deaths by 50 per cent by the end of 2024.   Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said the issue of road safety should not be taken...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 September 2022
Even as Bengaluru, the IT (information technology) capital of India, faces severe flooding, an interesting debate took place between two well-known people, one a chief executive officer (CEO) of a tech company and the other an economist. Sridhar Vembu, CEO of Zoho and Sanjeev Sanyal, who...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 07 September 2022
The tragic, untimely and needless death of Cyrus Mistry, 54, the affable billionaire and scion of the Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry group and his friend, in a ghastly road accident, has led to a surge of awareness and information about the importance of seat belts, especially for those in rear...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 September 2022
The income tax (I-T) department on Wednesday carried out search raids on the Delhi office of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), an independent think-tank, says a report.   Quoting sources, a report from NDTV says, " The action is 'connected to' simultaneous raids in Haryana,...

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IANS 07 September 2022
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a policy for long-term leasing of railway land for implementing 'PM Gati Shakti' framework.   Under it, long-term leasing of railway land for a period of 35 years would be enabled for setting up cargo terminals.   In the next five years,...

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IANS 07 September 2022
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted continuous rainfall in Bengaluru for next five days. Yellow alert was issued on Wednesday.   Sources said that the people will have to bear with the present condition for a few more days and they be ready for the worst in the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 September 2022
Union ministry of electronics & information technology (MeitY) has sought an explanation from Wikipedia about editing with false information done on cricketer Arshdeep Singh's page. In a tweet, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, minister of state for IT, says that the vandalism of Mr Singh's page violates...

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IANS 06 September 2022
The Supreme Court on Monday said the state and the Central governments cannot provide security to private hospitals and nursing homes, which operate like business enterprises, during the hearing of a plea seeking directions to provide security to doctors and healthcare workers, vulnerable to...

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IANS 06 September 2022
As part of its ongoing probe, the enforcement directorate (ED) is conducting raids at multiple locations across the country in connection with the Delhi excise policy scam case.   According to sources, the raids are being conducted at more than 30 locations excluding Delhi deputy...

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Paarth Pande (The Leaflet) 06 September 2022
The COVID outbreak unleashed a mental health crisis on low-income groups in the unorganised sector, evident by the fact that there has been an over 166 per cent increase in suicide among daily wage workers between 2014 and 2021.   —- Why the data on suicides is currently in the...

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IANS 02 September 2022
The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to activist Teesta Setalvad, who was arrested for allegedly fabricating documents to frame high-ranking officials, including then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, in the 2002 riots cases in the state.   A bench headed by Chief...

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IANS 02 September 2022
Twitter, which is locked in a legal battle with the Indian government over content blocking orders, banned 45,191 accounts of the Indian users in the month of July over violation of its guidelines, the microblogging platform said in its monthly compliance report on Friday.   Twitter...

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IANS 01 September 2022
The Delhi High Court has directed Telegram to disclose, in a sealed cover, the details of the channels and devices used to disseminate alleged copyright infringing content, along with the mobile numbers, IP addresses, and email ids of such users.   Rejecting Telegram's argument that...

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