Vietnam passes cybersecurity law which could hurt economy

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Hanoi: Vietnamese legislators have passed a contentious cybersecurity law, which critics say will hurt the economy and further restrict freedom of expression. The Communist Party-dominated assembly passed the law by a majority on today. The law requires service providers such as Google and Facebook to store user data in Vietnam, open offices in the country and… Read more »

Rahul pleaded not guilty in a defamation case

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Thane: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today pleaded not guilty in a defamation case filed against him by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker in a court here. Gandhi arrived at the court in Bhiwandi at 11.10 am amid heavy security cover and was greeted by hoards of people raising slogans in his support. Inside the court,… Read more »

NSA: 6 held for violence in anti-Sterlite protests

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Tuticorin (TN): Six people arrested for their alleged involvement in the violence during anti-Sterlite protests last month were today detained under the National Security Act (NSA), police said. The six were arrested on May 22 and are presently lodged in Palayamkottai Central Prison. They were detained under NSA as per the orders of the Home Secretary… Read more »

Delhi HC requested not to take coercive steps against bureaucrats

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New Delhi:The Delhi High Court today requested the Delhi Legislative Assembly not to take any “coercive steps” against three senior bureaucrats summoned by the Speaker of the House to appear before it for allegedly failing to answer certain questions of legislators. Justice C Hari Shankar said that no “precipitative action” be taken against the three… Read more »

Black Money Case: Karthi Chidambaram gets anticipatory bail

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Chennai: The Madras High Court granted anticipatory bail to Karthi Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram in connection with the warrant issued against him by the Income tax department under the Black Money Act for allegedly not disclosing foreign assets in a late night hearing. The court on Saturday also directed the I-T department… Read more »

Maha govt to Bombay HC: Formulating stringent law to regulate pvt hospitals

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Mumbai: The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court today that it was in the process of formulating a stringent law, on the lines of the Centre’s Clinical Establishments Act, to regulate private nursing homes and hospitals in the state. Appearing for the state, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni told the court that the draft plan for such… Read more »