Illegal mining case: UP govt unaware of IAS officer Chandrakala’s whereabouts, CBI believes she’s at her Noida flat

Indian Administrative Services officer B Chandrakala, who has been accused of corruption in the illegal mining case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is on education leave as she had enrolled herself as a student of MBA in IIMT University, Meerut in August last year. A university official, on the condition of anonymity, said that Chandrakala got enrolled in the two-year MBA course in August last year after approval of her study leave. The official claimed that she was a bright student and attended classes regularly till…

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Delhi govt directs 105 schools to put on hold nursery admission process

The Delhi government has directed 105 schools in the national capital to put on hold their nursery admission process as they failed to make their criteria public within the prescribed deadline. The application process for admissions to entry-level classes in over 1,600 private schools began on December 15. The Directorate of Education (DoE) has also advised the parents to not approach these schools till the department issues further order to avoid any inconvenience to them in case any penal action is initiated against defaulter schools. “In order to maintain transparency…

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Govt authorises 10 intel, security agencies to monitor, decrypt any computer

Representative Image The government has authorised 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt all the data contained in any computer system. The order was passed late night on December 20 by the ‘cyber and information security’ division of the Union Home ministry under the authority of Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba. According to the order, 10 central probe and snoop agencies are now empowered under the Information Technology Act for computer interception and analysis, officials said. The 10 agencies are the Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, Enforcement Directorate, the Central…

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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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