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Congress Twitter account hacked
Indian National Congress's official Twitter account was hacked on Thursday morning, a day after the account of its Vice President Rahul Gandhi was hacked.
 
Expletives and abusive tweets were posted on the handle.
 
One of the tweets posted on the account said that a "full dump" of Congress emails will be posted.
 
"...Stay tuned for Christmas special. We have enough info to drop your party down to shreds," it said.
 
"For every retard out there who thinks we have a political agenda - No, we don't," one of the tweets read.
 
"Corrupt political party trying to (expletives) around with innocent hackers, you think you're cool bro?"
 
"Remember, we are legion, do not (expletives) with us!" it added.
 
On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi's official Twitter account was hacked and expletives and abuses posted on the handle. The abusive tweets were later deleted.
 
The hackers also removed Rahul's profile picture and changed the account title from @OfficeOfRG to Retarded gandhi.
 
The Congress said it smacked of "sinister conspiracy and reflected disturbing insecurities of prevalent fascist culture".
 
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Mukund Rajendran

22 hours ago

Quite possible that the number of 500 rs + transactions was quite low back in the day to not warrant a 200 rs note...but not now! I agree with the premise though!

Simple Indian

4 days ago

Twitter has clarified that neither Rahul Gandhi's nor Congress' Twitter accounts were hacked, but were possibly compromised through email breach. Which means that someone who had access to the email accounts linked to these Twitter handles misused it to gain access to the Twitter accounts (say, through "Forgot Password" option on Twitter) and posted objectionable tweets through both these accounts. Also, Twitter is a private firm and has its headquarters in USA, not India. Govt of India has no role to play in this matter, yet most of our media has been carrying this story ad nauseam without a basic understanding of how Twitter works. This seems yet another case where much of media has given undue publicity to Congress on a matter which didn't merit a second look. Just proves how deeply biased and compromised our media is.

Cabinet clears Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III (MUTP III) that is aimed at boosting rail infrastructure in Thane, Palghar, Raigad and Mumbai districts of Maharashtra.
 
The MUTP-III involves expansion of the suburban rail network up to Dahanu by constructing third and fourth lines between Virar and Dahanu (63km), Airoli-Kalwa connector (4km) and doubling of Panvel-Karjat line (28km).
 
The Western Railway operates suburban services between Virar and Dahanu on the busy mainline Mumbai-Ahmedabad/Delhi route, which is over-saturated.
 
"Main line is already over-saturated and there is no scope for supplementing suburban services on this line. Construction of additional Virar-Dahanu Road double line will address the demand of commuters in this region. This will provide extension of suburban services from Churchgate to Dahanu Road," said an official release.
 
The release further said: "Panvel-Karjat line will provide alternate route from Karjat to CSTM via Panvel, which will be shorter by 23 km than the existing route via Kalyan and will reduce travel time between CSTM to Karjat by 35 to 40 minutes by slow trains."
 
At present, passengers commuting from Kalyan to Vashi or Panvel have to get down at Thane station and take Trans Harbour Link, which results in congestion at the Thane station, which is already a busy station on the Central Railway.
 
"Airoli-Kalwa corridor will reduce congestion at Thane station and will also save time as these passengers can travel bypassing Thane," said the release.
 
It further said that the procurement of new coaches will enhance the quality of service and the works proposed under trespass control at 22 locations will reduce trespass significantly.
 
"The estimated cost of project is Rs 8,679 crore with completion cost of Rs 10,947 crore. The project is expected to be completed in the next 5 years during 13th Plan period," it added.
 
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Suresh BS

5 days ago

Debek Roy's is the only comment made so far on ₹2000 note introduction. So we don't know what's up govt sleeve yet !!!

Demonetisation to hit real estate sector: Moody's
Sales volumes in the real estate sector would be negatively affected in 2017 because of demonetisation, said global credit rating agency Moody's Investor's Service on Wednesday.
 
"In the real estate sector, we expect sales volumes to be negatively affected in 2017 because of demonetisation but volumes will start to pick up as interest rates decline," said Moody's in a statement here.
 
Projecting a stable outlook for non-financial Indian corporates sector-wise, the research firm said credit profiles would improve on sustained economic growth and project completion.
 
"Ebitda (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) growth from new production capacity, falling capex, and low-refinancing needs will support credit profiles of the corporates," asserted the statement.
 
The Ebitda's growth will be 6-12 per cent in fiscal 2017-18 and fiscal 2018-19, while refinancing risk will be manageable in fiscal 2017 but will peak thereafter for rated and unrated issuers.
 
Sector-wise, the outlook for exploration and production firms reflects higher production volumes, low subsidy burdens and a recovery in oil prices, which will offset lower natural gas prices and higher royalty payments.
 
"In the refining and marketing segment, capacity additions will partly offset weaker refining margins, while marketing margins will remain stable," noted the statement.
 
In the telecom sector, operators will face intensifying competition and pressure on margins although growth in data consumption will offset the headwinds.
 
The outlook for the ferrous and non-ferrous metals and mining segments reflects their expectation for earnings growth, supported by higher production volumes.
 
In the automobile sector, companies will benefit from improving customer sentiment following an above-average monsoon season, expected falling vehicle prices when the Goods and Services Tax comes into force from April 2017.
 
"In the near term, however, sales volumes in the auto sector could get negatively affected by demonetisation," added the statement.
 
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