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Section 66A was poorly drafted, misused: Chidambaram
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Section 66A was poorly drafted, misused: Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement holding Section 66A of the IT Act as unconstitutional, saying it was poorly drafted and misused. "I welcome the judgement of the Supreme Court holding that Section 66A of the IT Act is unconstitutional. "The section was poorly drafted and was vulnerable. It was capable of being misused and, in fact, it was misused," he said. The former Union minister, who held the Home and finance portfolios in the United Progressive ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Indian-origin Nobel laureate to head prestigious UK science society

India-born Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has been confirmed as president elect of Britain’s prestigious Royal Society. The result of a ballot held by the fellowship was confirmed at a meeting of the Society’s Council this week and Ramakrishnan, or Venki as he is popularly known, will take up the post on December 1, 2015. “I feel very touched that the Royal Society has chosen me for this job, especially because I only came to Britain 16 years ago from the United ...
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Exclusive: Chidambaram says case against Manmohan Singh will not stand

New Delhi: P Chidambaram, former Finance Minister and senior leader of Congress, today said that the case against Dr. Manmohan Singh will not stand in the court as it does not have any credibility. He said when ‘independent’ CBI had filed report ...
 IndiaTV News2 weeks ago Congress downplays Karti's response to Elangovan's showcause notice  IndiaTV News2 months ago
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FinMin to try for ratings upgrade

Post-Budget meet likely next week with Fitch, to be followed with S&P and Moody’s Finance ministry officials are likely to meet representatives from global rating agencies from March 12, to push for a country upgradation. Among the agencies to be so lobbied are Fitch Ratings, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) and Moody’s Investors Service. Officials will formally apprise them of major reform measures announced in the Union Budget. At present, all these three rating agencies ...
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Who are 'Preneet Kaur' and 'Rane' on 'Swiss accounts' list?

A trove of secret documents from HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm has revealed names of 1,195 Indian account holders, roughly double the 628 names that French authorities gave to the Government in 2011, and their balances for the year 2006-07. Besides prominent Indian businessmen, the list, which was released by the Indian Express on Monday, contains the names of few account holders with political connections like former UPA minister Preneet Kaur, former Congress MP Annu Tandon, family ...
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The new face of economic team at North Block

Jaitley’s team presents a quintessential mix of foreign-educated, intellectual technocrats and seasoned bureaucrats Less than two months before he presents the Union Budget for 2015-16, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has put in place at North Block a team of top policymakers,  tasked with preparing the keenly anticipated vision document. A section of economists and analysts had criticised Jaitley’s first Budget, presented on July 10 last year, claiming it was too similar to ...
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Six areas of reforms to expect from Modi's banking retreat

The meeting will be attended by all heads and EDs of public sector banks It’ll be the biggest Gyan Sangam (knowledge confluence) for public sector bank (PSB) chiefs, who will be able to interact with some celebrated names in India’s financial sector and present a blueprint for the next generation of banking reforms to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The finance ministry, which has organised the retreat in Pune on Friday and Saturday, has ensured the participants, comprising all heads ...
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IPL: KKR home matches postponed due to Kolkata Municipal elections

Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate with the trophy after winning the seventh edition of the IPL. Photograph: BCCI The Indian Premier League's Kolkata schedule has been slightly rejigged owing to the Municipal elections in the city, with the organisers deciding to shift Kolkata Knight Riders’ home matches, dated April 12 to 25, following a request from local police. The IPL will be played at 12 venues across India from April 8 to May 24. "There has been a change in the match-schedule ...
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Too much optimism on inflation targeting is misplaced

Is the recent agreement between the Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India to make inflation targeting the central bank's prime focus the way to go? Rediff.com will publish a series of articles exploring the policy's pros and cons. Part I: Why inflation targeting alone will not help IndiaPart II: Inflation targeting will stabilise the economyPart III: Inflation targeting can be a game changer Are we adopting an idea whose time has come and gone? My feeling is, yes, ...
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Why scrapping Section 66A may hurt us

What the celebrations overlook is that the law covered cyber crime which users will now be vulnerable to. Surabhi Agarwal reports The entire army of Internet champions is out on their virtual streets to celebrate Tuesday’s quashing of the controversial provision of the Information Technology Act by the Supreme Court. But there are good reasons to say the decision may be not right. The popular view is that Section 66A of the Information Technology Act was against freedom of expression. The ...
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