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Rahul Gandhi may have to face trial in defamantion case: SC
The Supreme Court on Tuesday indicated that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi would have to face trial in a defamation case filed by an RSS activist for allegedly accusing the organisation for assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
 
"You can't make collective denunciation of an organisation," an apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said, adding that the case may be decided on merits whether Rahul Gandhi's charge was for public good or not. 
 
The Congress Vice President has so far maintained that his statement blaming the RSS was based on the judgement of a high court and on the basis of certain documents. 
 
The court observed that the statement was arguably made on the basis of a high court judgement but the case must be decided on merits. 
 
RSS activist Rajesh Kunte had filed the defamation suit in a Maharashtra court against Gandhi. The Congress Vice President then moved the Supreme Court for quashing of the defamation proceedings. 
 
Hearing Gandhi's plea, the apex court told Kunte that the purpose of the defamation law was not to promote litigation. 
 
Adjourning the matter till July 27, the Supreme Court asked the Congress Vice President to detail his arguments. 
 
Senior counsel Kapil Sibal will appear for Rahul Gandhi in the case. 
 
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Taking step to fight cyber crimes, says government
The Centre on Tuesday admitted that rate of conviction of those accused of committing cyber crimes is low, but said it is taking steps to fight the threat posed by such offences to national security.
 
"We cannot make a claim that the system what we have now to check cyber crime is foolproof. We are working in this direction," Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha during question hour.
 
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the threat from cyber crime is a "reality" that needs to be tackled by sensitising the police and taking other steps. 
 
To a supplementary question from Trinamool Congress (TMC) floor leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Rijiju said: "It is true that the rate of conviction of those arrested in connection with cyber crime is low."
 
But, he said, the government is taking "massive steps" to embolden the strategies for actions against cyber crime.
 
The entire canvas of cyber crime is "complicated" and at times even cases are not reported, Rijiju said.
 
Bandyopadhyay said the rate of conviction of those charged with committing cyber crimes is very low. In 2013 and 2014 the conviction rate was very low; in 2015, out of 844 people arrested only 224 persons have been convicted, he said.
 
"What major steps is the government taking on this," the TMC leader wanted to know.
 
Rajnath Singh said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government had set up an expert group to deal with cyber crimes within 6-7 months of coming to power.
 
"The report is now available with us. Now we are working in that direction to fight the cyber crime menace," Rajnath Singh said.
 
The steps being taken include improved training of cyber professionals and adequate research on technology front, Rajnath Singh said.
 
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Dr. Rakesh Goyal

7 months ago

Nobody in policy making understands and thus is serious about Cyber Crimes. Full of gas!!!

Government to recapitalise 13 state-run banks with Rs22,915 crore
The Ministry of Finance on Tuesday announced the much-awaited capital infusion of Rs22,915 crore towards the recapitalisation of 13 public sector banks during 2016-17, with the largest amount earmarked for the country's largest lender, the State Bank of India.
 
"In line with the announcements made under 'Indradhanush' and the Union budget, the government has undertaken an exercise to assess the capitalisation needs of public sector banks during the year 2016-17," a finance ministry statement said.
 
"The capital infusion exercise for the current year is based on an assessment of need as assessed from the compounded annual growth rate of credit growth for the last five years, banks' own projections of credit growth and an objective assessment of the potential for growth of each public sector bank."
 
Following this, 75% of the amount collected for each bank is being released now to provide liquidity support for lending operations as also to enable banks to raise funds from the market. 
 
The remaining amount, to be released later is linked to performance, with particular reference to greater efficiency, growth of both credit and deposits and reduction in the cost of operations. 
 
Among others, Indian Overseas Bank will get Rs3,101 crore, Punjab National Bank will get Rs2,816 crorer, Bank of India will get Rs1,784 crore, Central Bank of India will get Rs1,729 crore and Syndicate Bank will get Rs1,034 crore.
 
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Balaji Kasal

7 months ago

I can't do much more than cry myself, as hard earned Tax money getting funded for award inefficiencies and corruption. :(

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