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Twitter permanently bans its most abusive user
After several complaints and repeated suspensions, the micro-blogging site Twitter has permanently banned Milo Yiannopoulos, the tech editor at conservative news site Breitbart and one of Twitter's most offensive users.
 
The move came after Yiannopoulos led an online troll against Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones who vowed to leave Twitter over her treatment, prompting a major outburst on social media, engadget.com reported on Wednesday.
 
"People should be able to express diverse opinions and beliefs on Twitter. But no one deserves to be subjected to targeted abuse online, and our rules prohibit inciting or engaging in the targeted abuse or harassment of others," Twitter said in a statement.
 
"Over the past 48 hours in particular, we've seen an uptick in the number of accounts violating these policies and have taken enforcement actions against these accounts, ranging from warnings that also require the deletion of tweets violating our policies to permanent suspension," it added.
 
Yiannopoulos reacted to the ban, saying that the site has "confirmed itself as a safe space for Muslim terrorists and 'Black Lives Matter' extremists, but a no-go zone for conservatives."
 
The Breitbart tech editor has been disturbing Twitter users with his trolls for the past few years. Twitter earlier removed his verified status, but allowed him to keep tweeting.
 
Last March, Chuck Johnson who once argued that homosexuality caused a horrendous Amtrak train crash, was permanently barred from the site.
 
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Rs58,792 crore bank loans wilfully defaulted: AIBEA
The total quantum of loans wilfully defaulted by borrowers is Rs 58,792 crore, the All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) said on Tuesday.
 
In a statement, the major union in the banking sector said out of the total loans wilfully defaulted, a whopping Rs.47,351 crore are accounted by government owned banks-nationalised, State Bank of India (SBI) and its five associate banks.
 
The union said the total quantum of bad loans of the government owned banks stands at Rs 539,995 crore as on March 31, 2016.
 
"But the government and the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) are not taking tough measures to recover the bad loans. Even their (defaulters') names are not being published," said AIBEA General Secretary C.H. Venkatachalam.
 
"Loans are given from public money. Hence people should know who the loan defaulters are. When poor borrowers are harassed, corporate defaulters are given all concessions. The number of willful defaulters is also on the increase," AIBEA said.
 
The AIBEA has uploaded the names of wilful defaulters bank wise.
 
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COMMENTS

Ravindra Bhat

7 months ago

Absolute disaster... money is siphoned off by then ruling party politicians. They know law cannot touch... very sad state. What would one do with so much money??

Deepak Narain

7 months ago

Whatever the Party colour, all politicians are dirty and hand-in-gloves with wrongdoers. It is time we over-hauled the Constitution of India.

Lok Sabha passes two bills to replace NEET ordinances
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed by a voice vote after discussion, The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill and The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, which seek to amend the Indian Medical Council Act,1956 and the Dentists Act, 1948 to replace the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) ordinances.
 
The ordinances were promulgated in May to keep state boards out of the ambit of NEET for admission in MBBS and BDS courses for 2016.
 
"The bill will give statutory status to the NEET. This will make the examination system fair and transparent and students won't face multiplicity of exams. It will also stop exploitation of students in the name of capitation fees," Health Minister J.P. Nadda said while replying to the debate.
 
He said that only state boards have been exempted from the ambit of NEET this year and all private medical colleges will come under the new system.
 
"The CBSE will conduct the examination for undergraduate medical courses while for postgraduate courses it will be done by National Board of Examination," he said adding that 16 states have opted for State Boards examinations and 15 states have opted for NEET this year.
 
The Health Minister also said that he has written to the states to provide details about the students who have appeared in the medical entrance tests in their own languages during last three years so that further action could be taken.
 
The Bills provide for conduct of uniform entrance examination for admission to all medical educational institutions at the undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
 
The examination will be conducted in Hindi, English and some other languages.
 
The AIADMK members staged a walkout, saying they are not satisfied with the reply of minister and there concerns were not addressed.
 
Initiating the debate after Nadda presented the Bill, RSP leader N. K. Premachandran said that like the uniform medical examination, the fee structure should also be uniform.
 
Congress leader K. C. Venugopal said that the bills will help do away the corrupt practices in the entrance examination.
 
"The uniform examination should also be allowed in regional languages," he said.
 
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