Of the 29 states and 7 union territories, West Bengal has bagged the top spot in the domestic Ease of Doing Business — an index created by the central government in collaboration with the World Bank. Of the 29 states and 7 union territories, West Bengal has bagged the top spot in the domestic Ease of Doing Business — an index created by the central government in collaboration with the World Bank. According to the…"West Bengal bags top spot in Ease of Doing Business"
Over a dozen corporate houses including the Adani group, Essar and Reliance Infrastructure are under the DRI’s scanner for allegedly inflating prices of imported coal and power equipment. New Delhi: In a fresh undertaking to the Delhi high court, the finance ministry has stated that it will pursue all cases relating to over-invoicing of imported coal and power equipment to their logical conclusion. The ministry said that its customs intelligence agency is in the process…"DRI Writes to Five Countries on Alleged Over Invoicing by Big Corporates"
A study by rights group CHRI has also revealed a strong bias against hiring women to top posts in information commissions. New Delhi: Though 25% of all information commissioner posts across the country are lying vacant, a major skew has been observed in favour of appointing Indian Administrative Service officers to these posts. Over 90% of the top posts in the commissions are being held by senior civil servants. On the other hand, women are…"Pending Cases in Information Panels at All-Time High"
Of these 90% don’t register a police complaint because they think it’s of no use, reveals TOI survey An overwhelming majority of women (90%) who experience sexual harassment do not register a police complaint. Majority of them do not do so as they do not think it would serve any purpose revealing abysmal faith in law enforcement agencies. This was revealed in an online survey conducted by the Times of India to gauge the kind…"Seven out of ten women sexually harassed"
The Kolkata Metro Railway is the lifeline of the city. Thousands use it to travel to work, to schools, to the movies, every day. During the Durga Puja season, the Kolkata Metro remains open almost 24 hours a day. The lines at the ticket counters are the stuff of legends. During peak hours, it isn’t uncommon to see the line stretch all the way to the station entrance itself. The Kolkata Metro has decided to…"Kolkata Metro has decided to go digital"
The intelligence agencies have just sounded an alarm over what has been a long-running problem in the northeast – drug trafficking. According to a report, the Assam Rifles have cited intelligence inputs indicating the involvement of NSCN (K) in opium cultivation and trade a cause of concern. The IGAR (North) said in a press release that NSCN (K), along with ULFA (I) and Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), are carrying out the illegal drug business from…"Opium production has gone up in the Golden Triangle by 22 per cent: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)"
The Supreme Court decided to stay the deadline for the mandatory linking of Aadhaar to your bank account and mobile number. And a good thing too, considering how insecure various aspects of it have proved to be. French cybersecurity researcher Baptiste Robert, who hacked into the Aadhaar android app earlier in January, has now posted a video online, detailing just how to crack into the app in just over a minute. “For this attack, the…"Hack Official Aadhaar App In 1 Minute, Realizes UIDAI’s Worst Nightmare"
In a direct criticism of the press, Chief Justice Misra said “they (journalists) are sitting on some kind of pulpit.” Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said journalism has descended into a scenario where the press thinks they are “sitting on some pulpit” and can write anything they imagine about anyone. In a direct criticism of the press, Chief Justice Misra said “they (journalists) are sitting on some kind of pulpit… that is not real…"Press cannot write anything they imagine about anyone: CJI Misra"
Kolkata: In a bid to make the professional and owner-drivers aware about proper driving, Kolkata Police, along with two NGOs – 21 Century and Karmajog, are conducting a massive drive to educate them as a part of Safe Drive Save Life programme. Those who attend the awareness classes will be given a Safe Drive licence, containing the photograph of the driver, licence number, residential address and a bar code. One such camp is situated at…"Safe Drive Save Life is great initiative of West Bengal Government: AIPMC"