FIR Against Amazon Over Products With Hindu God Images

New Delhi : The Noida Police on Friday registered a case against e-commerce giant Amazon for allegedly hurting “Hindu sentiments” after rugs and toilet seat covers with pictures of Hindu gods were available for sale on its US website. An online campaign to “boycott Amazon” was initiated by several social media users Thursday over the issue, with an Amazon spokesperson saying all sellers must follow the company’s selling guidelines and those who do not comply will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account. “The products in question…

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SC relaxes norms: Is the jig against Maharashtra’s dance bars finally up?

Even after the Supreme Court (SC) partially struck down the 2016 law governing dance bars, the state government is confident about strict regulation of such bars. While hoteliers welcomed the order, they are also sceptical whether they will be able to run the bars like before. On Thursday, the apex court, on pleas of hotel and restaurant owners , relaxed stringent conditions set by the state that made it virtually impossible to get licences for dance bars. The court ruled that it was okay to regulate the bars, but that…

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SC to hear PIL against govt authorising agencies to intercept any computer

The Supreme Court on January 3 said it will hear a PIL challenging the government’s notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system, “as and when required”. The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul and advocate M L Sharma. The petitioner in the matter said that his PIL should be heard urgently. “We will see. As and when required we will list the matter,” the bench told Sharma. The petition was filed…

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