Daily Archives: May 13, 2017

Major Cyber Attack Hits Companies, Hospitals, Schools Worldwide


A global cyber attack leveraging hacking tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency has infected tens of thousands of computers in nearly 100 countries, disrupting Britain’s health system and global shipper FedEx. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other ...

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Another Nirbhaya: 7 Men Rape, Mutilate and Run Over Woman in Rohtak


A group of unidentified men have gangraped a woman and brutalised her before crushing her head in Haryana’s Rohtak district. Police said the attackers mutilated her private parts after the rape and ran a vehicle over her face to prevent identification. The incident allegedly occurred on May 9 but the body was recovered much later from Rohtak’s IMT area. The ...

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World Bank approves Rs 960 crore for forest management in Uttarakhand


World Bank will provide an assistance of Rs 960 crore for increasing green cover in the state. The proposal has been approved by the screening committee of the Union Ministry of Finance. Chief secretary S Ramaswamy said that the money would be spent on core activities such as plantation in forest areas, tackling forest fires, man-animal conflict and sustainable livelihood, ...

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Uttarakhand high court prohibits previous order on EVM from being cited


Nainital: Uttarakhand high court (HC) on Friday, while hearing a petition regarding tampering of EVMs in various assembly constituencies of the state, directed that its previous order, dated May 1 (in which the HC had asked for the sealing of EVMs in six constituencies of the state) should not be cited as a precedent anywhere in the country. The order, ...

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Meeting of all Political Parties on issues related to EVM and other Electoral reforms


The Election Commission held a meeting with all recognised National and State Political parties yesterday at Constitution Club, New Delhi to discuss the following issues: (i)                 EVMs and VVPATs. (ii)               Making Bribery in Elections a Cognizable Offence. (iii)              Disqualification on Framing of Charges for the Offence of Bribery in Elections (iv)              Suggestions on VVPAT Recount Rules. 07 National Parties and ...

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Devotees register for Amarnath Yatra despite fragile situation in J&K


A large number of pilgrims have shown interest in visiting the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, notwithstanding the continuing unrest in the Kashmir Valley, officials said. The number of people who have enrolled with the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board for the annual pilgrimage, which will begin on June 29, is almost the same as the last year, they ...

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