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Venkatachari Jagannathan (IANS) 09 August 2021
The pensioners in the four public sector general insurance companies are worried a lot about the safety of their future pensions when the central government privatises one of them, said an official of the General Insurance Pensioners Association, Andhra Pradesh.   The central...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 August 2021
There was no committee set up to oversee the supply of medical oxygen during the coronavirus pandemic, the Union government has now said.   Ironically, this statement comes a fortnight after it argued  before the central information commission (CIC) against disclosing information...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has now registered a case on the massive fraud that surfaced last month at the local CPI-M controlled Trissur Karavanoor Cooperative Bank.   The fraud that was detected according to State Cooperative Minister V.N. Vasavan, also a top CPI-M leader, is...

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The Supreme Court on Friday rebuked a litigant for filing voluminous documents, running into 51 volumes, and remarked, "We had to get a lorry to carry your files to court. Do you want to terrorise us?"   A bench comprising Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Surya Kant made this...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested telephone equipment manufacturer VMC Systems Ltd (VMCSL) Vuppalapati Hima Bindu in a Rs 3,316 crore bank fraud case.   An ED official said that it has arrested Bindu under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), after the financial...

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The Supreme Court on Thursday said allegations of the Pegasus-related snooping are serious, if the reports in the newspapers are correct, and sought the Centre's stand on petitions, including by the Editors Guild of India and senior journalist N. Ram, seeking a probe into the Israeli spyware...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 04 August 2021
Around two months ago, Moneylife wrote how Dr Rahul Pawar, a bright and hard-working young doctor who had risen from abject poverty, had contracted COVID while working to treat patients in Latur. On 26 May 2021, he succumbed to the deadly virus after a long battle with COVID and...

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Tamil Nadu Finance Minister, P.T.R. Palanivel Thiagarajan will release a 120-page white paper on the state's finances on August 9. The white paper will include the state's liabilities and the reasons for loss of revenue in various sectors.   The white paper is primarily aimed at...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 August 2021
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Avantha Group promoter Gautam Thapar, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).    He is expected to be produced before a local court on Wednesday where the ED will seek his custodial interrogation.    The central agency...

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Anand Singh (IANS) 04 August 2021
Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Kumar Verma, who was unceremoniously removed from the post may have to face disciplinary action and even lose his retirement benefits for allegedly "misusing his position" as the central agency director and violating rules during his...

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Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Wednesday recused himself from hearing the Krishna River water dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, after the Andhra counsel said the matter will require legal adjudication as mediation did not work.   On Monday, Justice Ramana had indicated that...

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Moneylife Digital Team 03 August 2021
The Editors Guild of India (EGI) has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court of India (SC), with respect to the media reports on surveillance and hacking of phones of several journalists using the Pegasus software, created and developed by the Israeli company NSO. This...

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RN Bhaskar 02 August 2021
When prime minister Narendra Modi described the COVID management of Uttar Pradesh (UP) as 'commendable', or even 'unprecedented', it made even the most neutral of economy watchers squirm uncomfortably. The same feeling overwhelmed many when the government stated in Parliament that there were...

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A Special Investigating Team (SIT) has been set up under Additional Director General of Police (ADG) to probe the death of a Judge who was hit by an auto-rickshaw while he was on his morning walk, in Dhanbad.   The hit-and-run incident took place on Wednesday morning.   ADG...

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The country's largest high court at Allahabad is working with 94 judges against the sanctioned strength of 160 judges. Of the 94 judges, seven are female judges.   A total of 454 posts of high court judges are lying vacant in all 25 high courts across the country against the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 July 2021
The Department of Posts (DoP) has released a standard operating procedure (SOP) for processing claims covering postal savings bank (PoSB) accounts, cash certificates, money orders, electronic money orders (eMOs), postal life insurance (PLI), and rural postal life insurance (RPLI). This might...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said that it has attached the properties worth Rs 4.98 crore of Vijay Akkash, Mohamed Musthafa, M.D. Jairam and others in Syndicate bank fraud case.   The ED in a statement said that the financial probe agency has attached the properties...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 July 2021
The list of people named in the Pegasus project is growing day by day and many prominent names from the corporate sector are being revealed. The latest names mentioned in the Pegasus list include some lobbyists associated with the Reliance group. The Wire has revealed the names of 155 people,...

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Among the host of names from cross-section of categories whose phone numbers have appeared on the Pegasus Project list, there are also a few businessmen and bureaucrats who have made their way into the alleged surveillance list.   This includes disgraced industry captains like Naresh...

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Nipun Saxena (The Leaflet) 27 July 2021
In the second part of a series analysing the legal questions surrounding the Pegasus Project revelations, NIPUN SAXENA examines the Indian legal framework governing lawful interception of phones and data provided by the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, the Information Technology Act, 2000, and the...

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