India responds to UN, says new IT rules ‘designed to empower ordinary users of social media’

India responds to UN, says new IT rules ‘designed to empower ordinary users of social media’

New Delhi: India’s permanent mission at the United Nations has clarified that India’s new IT rules are “designed to empower ordinary users of social media” and that they were finalised after the government held broad consultations with civil society and other stakeholders in 2018. India’s mission at the UN has in a letter responded to […]

Online registration not mandatory to get vaccine

Online registration not mandatory to get vaccine

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Health has made it clear that anyone over the age of 18 in the country will be eligible for vaccination even if they are not registered on the CoWin portal. People can get inoculated by registering directly at the nearest vaccine center. Earlier, the central government had made it […]

11 killed in Mumbai as three-storey building collapses in heavy rain

11 killed in Mumbai as three-storey building collapses in heavy rain

MUMBAI: A three-story dilapidated building collapsed following heavy monsoon rains in Mumbai, killing at least 11 people and injuring seven others, police said on Thursday. Dozens of rescuers were clearing the debris to find any residents possibly still trapped, police officer Ravindra Kadam said. Kadam said the building collapsed late on Wednesday. Heavy monsoon rains […]

Details of interrogation on CPM workers not publicised; biased investigation on Kodakara case, says Kummanam

Details of interrogation on CPM workers not publicised; biased investigation on Kodakara case, says Kummanam

KOCHI: BJP leader Kummanam Rajasekharan said that a biased investigation is going on in the Kodakara hawala case. “The accused have active political relations. Information on police interrogation of CPM workers has not been publicised yet. K Surendran is being attacked from all corners,” he said. “Peaceful political activism is not being allowed in the […]