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SC takes up student’s plea against IT Act, asks Attorney General to help it

Updated: 29 November 2012, Thursday;15:05 hrs (IST)
The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Attorney General G E Vahanvati, the government’s chief legal advisor, to help it in deciding a petition by a student seeking to amend the Information Technology Act, which has been used to crack down on social-media users. ...   | Read..
 

Speaker allows discussion with voting on FDI, but Trinamul disrupts house over LPG

Updated: 29 November 2012, Thursday;14:50 hrs (IST)
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Thursday allowed a discussion on the government’s decision to allow foreign direct investment or FDI ...   | Read..
 

Action in social media cases: Cops to need ‘like’ from police chiefs in metros, DCPs

Updated: 29 November 2012, Thursday;17:10 hrs (IST)
No less than a police officer of a rank of Deputy Commissioner will be allowed to permit registration of a case under Section 66 of the Information Te...   | Read..
 

Singur comes home to roost

The Mamata Banerjee government today heard in Singur what modern-day messiahs had prophesied about many a promised land: you can feed promises to some people sometimes but yo...   | Read..
 

Bengal’s 4-month finance mountain

The Bengal government has released in eight months only a little over 25 per cent of funds meant to build durable assets, saddling the state with the daunting task of all...   | Read..
 

Absu for migrant work visa

The All Bodo Students Union (Absu) has suggested short-term work permits or work visas for migrants from Bangladesh to resolve the issue of illegal migration. ...   | Read..
 

Boost for Assam tourism

Union minister for tourism Chiranjeevi today promised Assam a “mega infrastructure development circuit” involving all 20 wildlife sanctuaries of the state alo...   | Read..
 

NHPC adopts wait mode

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) today said it had no intention to take equipment to the project site unless the issues confronting the project get resolve...   | Read..
 

Twin transfer jolt to Birsa jail security

Too many prisoners, too few watchmen — it is a pressure cooker situation at Birsa Munda Central Jail in Hotwar. ...   | Read..
 
A Singur resident asks junior agriculture minister Becharam Manna (extreme right) where Trinamul leaders had been when the villagers were not receiving the promised monthly allowance and subsidised rice. Picture by Ananda Das
Singur comes home to roost
 
 
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