AWS ready to help Indian govt with safeguarding sensitive data(08:38) Las Vegas, Dec 5 (IANS) As Amazon Web Services (AWS) doubles down on reaching out to the Indian government with its Public Sector Cloud offerings, the key is to bring the message home that AWS is the only player which can isolate sensitive data from the routine open data with even a single "instance" (a virtual server in the AWS Cloud) on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and keep it safe within the boundaries of the country.
Anand helped me to take on Karpov in 1993: Nigel Short(20:55) Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) British Chess Grandmaster (GM) and FIDE Vice President Nigel Short on Wednesday disclosed that Indian GM Vishwanathan Anand had worked with him before his World Candidates match against Russian GM Anatoly Karpov.
Fugitive godman Nithyananda to seek UN help for 'Kailaasa'(20:12) New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Reports are doing the rounds about absconding godman Swami Nithyananda's legal team is hard at work on the draft of a petition to the UN seeking recognition for his "sovereign nation of Kailaasa". It is being speculated that his petition is based on alleged threats to his life in India as he aims to practice and propagate Hinduism.
End of road for GST rate cuts? Council to mull tax revamp(14:50) New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) A major revamp of goods and services tax structure is on cards when the GST Council meets during second fortnight of December to review the existing tax structure and compensation cess rates as part of a larger exercise to shore up revenue.
In a first, Federer's face to go on Swiss coin(09:46) Bern, Dec 3 (IANS) Tennis legend Roger Federer will become the first living person in Switzerland to have a coin minted in his honour. The Federal Mint, Swissmint, has created a 20-franc silver coin bearing Federer's image.
Crows, fishes found dead in Ajmer's Anasagar lake(12:04) Jaipur, Dec 2 (IANS) After the death of thousands of migratory birds in Rajasthan's Sambhar lake, several crows and fishes have now been found dead in the Anasagar lake in Ajmer in the last three days.
Overhaul of IPC, CrPC sections in cards to improve conviction rates (IANS Exclusive(10:56) By Rajnish Singh New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) With as little as less than 23 per cent of conviction rate under the present criminal laws, the Centre is all set to make changes in the British-enacted Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) sections that came up during the Raj, and prepare a layout for criminal investigation, specially based on forensic evidence to increase conviction rates.
JNU invokes rulebook on academic requirements for students(03:08) New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The spotlight may be on the agitation by students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) but the varsity's administration is firmly invoking the rulebook removing students from the rolls if they do not meet the academic requirements in the soon to be conducted examinations.
'Mee punha yaeen' sparks humour in Maharashtra assembly(18:00) BY QUAID NAJMI Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and new Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis' famous pre-election prediction "Mee punha yaeen, Mee punha yaeen, Mee punha yaeen (I will return!)" sparked off some fizzy humour in the special session of the assembly, leaving members on both the treasury and opposition benches in splits.
SJM up in arms against sale of Air India, BSNL, BPCL(17:50) New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Coming out in strong opposition to the PSU disinvestment programme of the Modi government for companies like Air India, BSNL and BPCL, RSS affiliate, Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has slammed the move, saying that "strategic sales can be misused by corrupt officials to benefit special business houses".
Growing injectable drug menace swells HIV cases in NE(17:32) By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 1 (IANS) Increase in number of injectable drugs' users has pushed the HIV prevalence rate up in the northeastern states, which is also a corridor for drug smuggling from Myanmar.
UP EPF scam: Babus' trouble to multiply as ED to probe money laundering (IANS Exclusive)(12:36) Lucknow, Nov 30 (IANS) Suspecting money laundering in the Rs 4,122 crore Employees Provident Fund (EPF) scam in Uttar Pradesh, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought documents from the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Uttar Pradesh Police, and it will soon launch a probe into the multi-crore EPF scandal which involves controversial Mumbai firm, Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL).
Apple taking 'deeper look' at disputed borders for its Maps(09:56) San Francisco, Nov 30 (IANS) Apple which showed the controversial annexed Crimean peninsula as part of the Russian territory on its location-based apps has changed how Crimea is displayed in its Maps and Weather apps and will take a "deeper look" at how disputed borders are shown.
Using the power of words to protect animals (Comment)(09:04) BY MANILAL VALLIYATE Today, society is identifying racist, sexist, homophobic, and certain other types of discriminatory phrases and eliminating them from our language. But what about words that are disrespectful of animals or even promote violence toward them? I know firsthand the influence words have and how they can be used either for good or for bad.
Undersea telecom cables can detect earthquakes: Study(13:52) New York, Nov 29 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that fibre-optic cables that constitute a global undersea telecommunications network could help study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
19 years on, Govt favours Birla-Ambani report on education(11:10) New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) After a gap of 19 years, a report on education reforms under Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government authored by leading industrialists Mukesh Ambani and Kumarmangalam Birla is finding resonance again under the Modi government.
CBI vs CBI: ED files reply on Satish Sana's plea(11:40) New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed its reply before the Delhi High Court over a plea by Hyderabad based businessman Satish Sana Babu seeking quashing of the ED's action against him.