Congress president Rahul Gandhi slammed the government for allegedly dividing people on the basis of caste and religion and converting the anger of jobless youth into hatred among communities, as he urged NRIs to help fight forces of “hate and division”. In his first address to NRIs outside India after taking over as Congress president, Gandhi assured the NRI community here that he would give a “new shining Congress party” in the next six months, hinting that there will be dramatic changes in the organisation, in which the people will believe in and trust. also nosediving.
The Supreme Court agreed to reconsider its 2013 verdict criminalising gay sex and referred to a larger bench the plea challenging the colonial penal provision, observing societal morality “changes from age to age.” The apex court also said that a “section of people or individuals who exercise their choice should never remain in a state of fear”. The remarks of the top court gave a ray of hope to the gay, lesbian and transgender communities that are pushing for scrapping Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality.
The Centre today asserted it is committed to the freedom of the press amid mounting outcry over an FIR lodged in connection with a newspaper report on alleged Aadhaar data breach with BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha wondering if people were living in a “banana republic”. The Delhi Police has registered an “open-ended” First Information Report(FIR) on a complaint from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) over the report on alleged data breach. The UIDAI’s complaint sparked condemnation from the Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees’ Organisations which demanded its withdrawal. Calling it an attack on the free press, the Confederation said the UIDAI should highlight errors in the report, if any, instead of taking penal action.
Credit cards not only save us from the hassle of carrying cash, they also reduce our cost of transactions by offering cashbacks, discounts and reward points on card transactions. Those with good repayment track record are also offered instant credit in the form of loan against credit card. However, not everybody is eligible for a credit card. While many applicants are rejected due to low credit score or insufficient income, a large number of creditworthy individuals cannot avail credit cards due to their residence in non-serviceable areas. To service these segments, banks have come out with secured credit cards.
The Indian Railways will deploy drones to monitor railway projects and maintenance work, and manage crowd in order to enhance safety and efficiency in operating trains. A statement released by railways on Monday said cameras fitted on drones will be used to keep a watch on various activities of the railways, including tracks, similar to oil companies using drones to keep a watch on petroleum pipelines. “Directions have been given to zonal railways to procure such cameras,” the statement said. Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles, in this case fitted with cameras, can fly over long distances through software and can be used to provide real-time information.