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  • While BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra did not attack the Indian-origin CEO at the party's press briefing here, another party spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi made an unequivocal jibe at Nadella in a tweet saying his comments showed "how the literate need to be educated".

    The effective date specified in the notification is January 24, 2020.

    ShareChat said India needs a framework to protect children under the age of 18 online, like the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act in the US. It, however, made clear that it was against the proposed rule to proactively monitor content. Share-Chat’s demand flies in the face of concerns expressed by industry group Internet and Mobile Association of India.

    After the Kerala Assembly passed a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the state government has moved the Supreme Court challe...

    India, the world's biggest buyer of edible oils, last week changed rules that traders say effectively ban imports of refined palm oil from Malaysia, the world's second-biggest producer and exporter of palm oil after Indonesia. The move came after New Delhi objected to Mahathir's criticism of India's new religion-based citizenship law.

    Against the background of the increasingly aggressive use of financial sanctions by the US administration, Russian policy is aimed at gradual de-dollarisation of the economy. Together with our main partners, including India, we are working on developing economic and legal mechanisms to reduce the negative impact of restrictions, asserted Russia’s foreign minister.

    The three countries, which signed the international agreement in 2015 along with the US, Russia and China, informed Borrell, who supervises the pact, in a letter that they are triggering its “dispute mechanism”, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic.

    Any unregistered drone operated beyond January 31 will invite penal action, said the order issued by the aviation ministry. It said the presence of unregistered drones had come to the notice of the government and operating them violates the norms prescribed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

    Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday informed its California customers that it would switch to providing estimates as opposed to fixed prices for its rides in response to a new law that makes it harder to qualify its drivers as contractors.

    Currently, companies other than steel and power, and coal washing services firms are barred from bidding for coal blocks. Through the amendment, the Centre proposes to open up coal mining to all firms with offices registered in India. The clause in present form can impede the government’s endeavour to open up the coal sector through commercial mining, the official said.

    The outstanding debt of the Jaiprakash Associates group company has reduced to less than Rs 6,000 crore, from more than Rs 11,000 crore, following the restructuring. The terms involve an interest write back of about Rs 2,000 crore that will help the company report a net profit this fiscal, people in the know said.

    BJP and RSS are holding a series of meetings with UP’s Muslim clergy, professionals and academics on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Kanpur, Meerut, Jaunpur, Lucknow and four other places in Uttar Pradesh.

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