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Twitter appoints interim chief compliance officer for India as required under new IT rules
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Twitter appoints interim chief compliance officer for India as required under new IT rules

Twitter Inc.'s headquarters in San Francisco | David Paul Morris | Bloomberg file photo Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: Twitter on Tuesday said it has appointed an interim Chief Compliance Officer and the details of the official will be shared with the IT Ministry directly soon. The Government had issued a notice to Twitter giving it one last chance to “immediately” comply with the new IT rules and warned that failure to adhere to the norms will lead to the platform losing exemption from liability under the IT Act. Following this, Twitter had assured the Indian government last week that it is in the advanced stages of finalising the appointment of the chief compliance officer as required under the new IT rules, ...
Bengal governor to visit Delhi after his Monday’s meeting with BJP MLAs over law and order situation | India News – Times of India
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Bengal governor to visit Delhi after his Monday’s meeting with BJP MLAs over law and order situation | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: A day after a delegation of BJP MLAs petitioned him for alleged deterioration of the law and order situation in the state, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar is all set to visit New Delhi today evening. Taking to Twitter, the governor said he will go to the national capital late on Tuesday evening and return to Kolkata on June 18. He did not specify the reasons for his visit. Hon’ble Governor West Bengal. Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar will be visiting New Delhi. Governor Dhankhar will leave… https://t.co/DSw6Gt8Qys— Governor West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar (@jdhankhar1) 1623735403000Leader of Opposition in West Bengal assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Monday led a delegation of several BJP MLAs to Raj Bhavan to seek Dhankhar's intervention, highlighting alleged lawlessness and the "partisan...
Vladimir Putin:  ‘One cold dude’: US presidents on Putin | World News – Times of India
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Vladimir Putin: ‘One cold dude’: US presidents on Putin | World News – Times of India

PARIS: As US President Joe Biden prepares for his first summit meeting with Vladimir Putin -- who he has called "a killer" -- we look at what his predecessors thought of the Russian president. US president Bill Clinton said he hung up after congratulating Putin on becoming acting Russian president in 1999 "thinking he was tough enough to hold Russia together." Clinton, who had a warm rapport with Putin's mentor Boris Yeltsin, found him cold but wrote in his memoirs that "Yeltsin had picked a successor who had the skills and capacity... to manage Russia's turbulent political and economic life better than (the ailing) Yeltsin now could." George W. Bush privately called Putin "one cold dude" before he was elected. But he was charmed at their first meeting in Slovenia in 2001, famously sayi...
Iran’s election is all about supreme leader Khamenei’s toxic legacy
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Iran’s election is all about supreme leader Khamenei’s toxic legacy

The Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei waves after speaking to a group of laborers in Tehran, Iran | Bloomberg Text Size: A- A+ In the Persian puppet theater known as Shah Selim Bazi, tragicomic tales of court intrigue gave audiences a glimpse into the mind of their ruler and the workings of his administration. Behind the screen, the strings were pulled by the “morshed,” or spiritual leader, who also served as narrator. This allowed him to manipulate not only the marionettes but also public opinion. It is tempting to view Iranian presidential elections as a variation of this form, with the ruler himself playing the morshed. In the three decades he has been Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khame...
Twitter Appoints Interim Chief Compliance Officer For India, To Share Details With Centre Soon
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Twitter Appoints Interim Chief Compliance Officer For India, To Share Details With Centre Soon

A Twitter spokesperson on Tuesday said that the social media giant has appointed interim Chief Compliance Officer for India as per the guidelines issued by the Centre under new IT Rules 2021. "We have appointed interim Chief Compliance Officer, details will be shared with IT Ministry directly soon," Twitter spokespersen said. As per the new IT regulations announced by the government in February this year, the major social media giants including WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have to to appoint a resident grievance officer who should be based out of India.The rules state that the official should be part of a larger grievance redressal mechanism, active monitoring of content on the platform, responsiveness to grievances, expedited processes to take down cer...
Marathi Actor Nabbed For ‘Vile Posts’ Against Maha Minister
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Marathi Actor Nabbed For ‘Vile Posts’ Against Maha Minister

A small-time Marathi actor has been arrested in Thane for allegedly posting objectionable posts on the Facebook page of Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, officials said on Tuesday.The accused, identified as Mayuresh Kotkar, who has acted in some Marathi serials and films, was nabbed following a complaint lodged by Shiv Sena corporator Yogesh Jankar.ALSO READ | KRK Accuses Mika Singh Of 'Threatening Him To Release Video Of Morphed Pics Of Daughter', Asks Mumbai Police To File FIRJankar, in his complaint last Friday, said that Kotkar posted allegedly defamatory and inciteful content on the Facebook page of the minister which could have triggered violence between communities.Following the plea, the Shreenagar police station investigated the matter an...
Finance Ministry Calls Meeting With Infosys On Resolving Glitches Of IT Portal
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Finance Ministry Calls Meeting With Infosys On Resolving Glitches Of IT Portal

The Finance Ministry has called a meeting with information technology major Infosys on June 22 to resolve issues/glitches in the recently launched e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department. "Other stakeholders including members from ICAI, auditors, consultants, and taxpayers will also be a part of the interaction," said a spokesperson for Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in a statement. ALSO READ | ABP Journalist Death: Priyanka Gandhi Writes To CM Yogi Adityanath Seeking CBI Probe In Mysterious CaseThe new portal has been fraught with several technical glitches/issues leading to taxpayer inconvenience." Written representations on the problems/difficulties faced in the portal have also been invited from the stakeholders. Representatives from Infosys team will ...
India, Pakistan, China appear to be expanding nuclear arsenals: Swedish think tank
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India, Pakistan, China appear to be expanding nuclear arsenals: Swedish think tank

Construction takes place at the China Guangdong nuclear plant | Representational Image | Photographer: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: China, Pakistan and India have 350, 165 and 156 nuclear warheads respectively as of January this year and the three countries appear to be expanding their nuclear arsenals, a study by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said. It also said as per its assessment, Russia and the US together possess over 90 percent of the estimated 13,080 global nuclear weapons. China, Pakistan and India had 320, 160 and 150 nuclear warheads respectively as of January last year, the SIPRI’s study said on Monday. There are nine countries in the world tha...
Myanmar: Time running out for NGOs to avoid humanitarian catastrophe
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Myanmar: Time running out for NGOs to avoid humanitarian catastrophe

Written by Rodion Ebbighausen Myanmar has been in a downward spiral since the military overthrew the country’s democratically elected government in a coup on February 1. The economy has been battered and millions of people are falling into poverty. In Myanmar’s ethnic minority states, conflict between the military, known as the Tatmadaw, and armed rebel groups is quickly creating a refugee crisis. In Myanmar’s east alone, the UN estimates that about 100,000 people have fled their homes. In April 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said in a report that nearly half of Myanmar’s population is acutely threatened by poverty due to the economic impact of the coup and the coronavirus pandemic. Before the coup and the pandemic, Myanmar had been on track to greatl...
Police: 4 dead, 4 hurt in shooting on Chicago’s South Side
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Police: 4 dead, 4 hurt in shooting on Chicago’s South Side

An argument in a residence on Chicago’s South Side early Tuesday erupted into gunfire, leaving four women dead and four other people injured, police said. The shooting happened at 5:42 a.m., police said, and no arrests were immediately made. Police had few details about the victims, but it appeared that none of them were juveniles. Identities and the ages of the dead women weren’t immediately released. The four injured included a 25-year-old man who was shot in the back of the head and another man who was shot in the back of the head. Their conditions were unknown, according to police. A 23-year-old man who was shot in the back and a woman who suffered an unspecified gunshot wound were both in critical condition, police said. A database compiled by The Associated Press,...
Hungary: Lawmakers pass law barring LGBT content in schools
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Hungary: Lawmakers pass law barring LGBT content in schools

Hungarian lawmakers passed legislation Tuesday that prohibits sharing with minors any content that portrays or promotes homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18. The National Assembly passed the bill on a 157-1 vote. The ruling Fidesz party has a parliamentary majority, and lawmakers from the right-wing Jobbik party also endorsed the measure. All other opposition parties boycotted the voting session to protest discrimination against LGBT people. The legislation, presented last week by Fidesz, is primarily aimed at fighting pedophilia but also includes amendments that ban the representation of any sexual orientation besides heterosexual and sex reassignment information in school sex education programs, as well as in films and advertisements aimed at anyone under ...
Australia says it’s reached a free trade deal with Britain – Times of India
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Australia says it’s reached a free trade deal with Britain – Times of India

CANBERRA: The prime ministers of Britain and Australia are expected to confirm the broad outlines of a free trade deal on Tuesday following talks in London. The trade agreement is first, Britain has negotiated from scratch since it left the European Union. Earlier deals with countries including Japan were built on existing agreements struck by the EU. Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, reached an agreement on the deal during negotiations in London, Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan said. "Both Prime Ministers have held a positive meeting in London overnight and have resolved outstanding issues in relation to the FTA,'' Tehan said in a statement, referring to the Free Trade Agreement. "Their agreement is a win for jobs, businesses, free trade and highlights w...
Karnataka: Post-mortem report of 50-year-old ‘police assault’ victim submitted to CID
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Karnataka: Post-mortem report of 50-year-old ‘police assault’ victim submitted to CID

The post-mortem report of 50-year-old Roy D’Souza, a resident of Virajpet in Karnataka’s Kodagu district who died after he was allegedly assaulted by the police, has been submitted to the Karnataka Crime Investigation Department (CID). Following guidelines from the National Human Rights Commission, the Taluk Magistrate handed over the case to the CID that has commenced its investigation. The post-mortem was conducted on Saturday by two doctors in the presence of Madikeri tehshildar Mahesh. Speaking to indianexpress.com, Mahesh said, “We have submitted the post-mortem report and also the statement of three witnesses and family members to the CID officials.” Meanwhile, the CID officers questioned police personnel K G Nehru, M U Sunil, Ramesh A, H J Tanukumar, N H Satish, ...
Myanmar’s Chin state CM among 9,247 refugees in Mizoram following military coup
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Myanmar’s Chin state CM among 9,247 refugees in Mizoram following military coup

A roadsign at Assam- Mizoram border | Commons Text Size: A- A+ Aizawl: The chief minister of Myanmar’s Chin state, Salai Lian Luai, is among 9,247 people who have taken refuge in Mizoram following a military coup in the neighbouring country in February, a senior police officer said on Tuesday. Chin, a state in Western Myanmar, shares its Western border with Mizoram. “The Chin state chief minister crossed the international border and entered Champhai town on Monday night,” the officer told PTI on condition of anonymity. He said that 24 lawmakers, including Luai, of Aung San Suu Kyis party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), have taken shelter in different parts of Mizoram. The Myanmarese nationals are p...
No confusion in state BJP on the leadership issue: K’taka CM Yediyurappa | India News – Times of India
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No confusion in state BJP on the leadership issue: K’taka CM Yediyurappa | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Amid speculations that he may be replaced, Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday said there was no confusion in the state BJP on the issue of leadership and the the party was united. He said one or two legislators or leaders might be upset, and the party will talk to them. The statement from the chief minister comes a day ahead of BJP national General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka, Arun Singh's three-day visit to the state. "Arun Singh is Karnataka in-charge, he is coming to the state, he will talk to all legislators and Members of Parliament, there are no confusions, he has said anyone can meet him. He will gather all the information in detail... he will be there for a couple of days. I will also be with him and give all required cooperation," Yediyurappa...
‘Dealing With Highly Transmissible Variant This Year’: Govt
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‘Dealing With Highly Transmissible Variant This Year’: Govt

New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said coronavirus transmission is “very low right now” and added the ‘delta plus’ variant has not yet been classified as a variant of concern. Niti Aayog Member (Health) Dr V.K. Paul said the virus transmission is very low right now, adding cluster cases should be contained.“We are dealing with a highly transmissible variant this year than we were in 2020. Hence, we exercise greater caution and strictly abide by Covid appropriate behaviour,” ANI quoted Dr Paul as saying at a media briefing.ALSO READ: India's First: Govt AEFI Panel Confirms Death Of Person After Covid Vaccine DoseDr Paul said the “delta variant played a major role in second wave”.“An additional mutation of this variant, known as Delta Plus, has been detected and sub...
India’s exports rise to $32.27 billion in May, trade deficit at $6.28 billion
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India’s exports rise to $32.27 billion in May, trade deficit at $6.28 billion

Representational image of currency | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg Text Size: A- A+ New Delhi: India’s exports rose by 69.35 per cent to USD 32.27 billion in May, driven by healthy growth in sectors such as engineering, petroleum products and gems and jewellery, even as trade deficit widened to USD 6.28 billion, according to government data released on Tuesday. Exports in May last year stood at USD 19 billion, and in May 2019 it was at USD 29.85 billion, the data showed. Imports too grew in May 2021 by 73.64 per cent to USD 38.55 billion, from USD 222 billion in the same month a year ago — leaving a trade deficit for the month being reviewed at USD 6.28 billion. In May 2019, imports stood at USD 46.68 billion. Tra...
Priyanka Gandhi Demands CBI Probe In UP Journalist’s Death
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Priyanka Gandhi Demands CBI Probe In UP Journalist’s Death

Lucknow: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath demanding a CBI probe into the mysterious death of journalist associated with ABP News, who had recently reported on the liquor mafia.In a letter to CM Yogi Adityanath, the Congress general secretary also demanded action against the "nexus of liquor mafia and administration" which she said had taken root across the state.ALSO READ | ABP Journalist Dies In Mysterious Condition Days After Highlighting Liquor Mafia In UP"I request you to get a CBI inquiry done in this matter. Action should be taken against the nexus of liquor mafia and administration which has taken roots across the state," Priyanka Gandhi said, as reported by news agency PTI. "There ...
India WTC 2021 Squad
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India WTC 2021 Squad

Southampton: Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) has announced India's 15-member squad for the World Test Championship Final. The 15-man squad misses some big names like KL Rahul, Axar Patel, SHardul Thakur and Mayank Agarwal. The final will be played at Southampton in England from June 18. From what it looks like, India will go in with six batsmen and five bowlers as Indian spinners are good batsmen and can act as all-rounders. This will give Virat Kohli, a cushion of playing 5 specialist bowlers. But a lot depends on the weather forecast too. If it rains heavily, Virat might have to go with four specialist pacers. Also Read | Will Rain Spoil The Show At WTC Final 2021? Read Weather Report Of IND Vs NZ HereHere is team India's squad for the Final:India Squa...
Kerala HC seeks Lakshadweep police’s views on Ayesha Sulthana’s anticipatory bail plea
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Kerala HC seeks Lakshadweep police’s views on Ayesha Sulthana’s anticipatory bail plea

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday sought views of the Lakshadweep police in the anticipatory bail plea filed by filmmaker Ayesha Sulthana, who was booked under sedition charges by the police in the islands. Considering the plea, the court directed the Lakshadweep police to inform its view and posted the matter for Thursday for further consideration. In her plea, Sulthana submitted that she has been directed to appear at the police headquarters at Kavaratti, Lakshadweep on June 20 for interrogation. She submitted that there is a possibility of her arrest, if she reaches Kavaratti. Sulthana was booked on June 10 on sedition charges following a complaint by a BJP leader that she spread false news about the spread of COVID-19 in the union territory during a TV debate. The compl...