Many European parliamentarians seemed to be left frustrated as two third of 90 minutes spent on questions and they did not get many answers during the testimony of Facebook CEO  #Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg even refuses to answer many questions and promised to submit them in writing. The situation was seen tense in the end when some of the parliamentarians were asking questions and Zuckerberg announced he was leaving.   Time allotted for such serious things seemed to be much less in view of so many issues related to Facebook users. But it was also fact that some of the Parliamentarians were seen over obliged with theRead More →

While acquitting Punjab Minister and former Cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in a culpable homicide case, the Supreme Court today raised a question mark on the Punjab police investigation in the case. “No doubt that there are lapses in the investigation. We cannot hazard a guess whether such lapses occurred because of the general inefficiency of the system or as a consequence of a concerted effort made to protect the accused.  The law of this country is not that people are convicted of offences on the basis of doubts” said A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul while highlighting lapses in the Punjab Police investigation inRead More →

Special Series: “Suniye Mukhyamantri Ji”- Part-2 Kasauli/Solan, May 14 The state has witnessed a number of heinous crimes including murder, rape and accidents recently. But it does not seem to be making any difference for the administration and police to take some serious measures. The situation is deteriorated to the extent that many places along the national highway and internal roads are considered to be far granted for locals and tourist for consumption of liquor. This not all, men can be seen creating a ruckus on public places under the influence of liquor and even indulging in incidents of eve-teasing. They even do not mindRead More →

Special Series: “Suniye Mukhyamantri Ji”…Part-1 Kasauli/Solan, May 13 “It’s very painful to see your mother suffering due to acute shortage of water. We all are helpless to consume contaminated from a hand pump and fearing serious threat of damage of liver, heart, and pancreas. She spends four hours every day to fetch water for us” said a 16-year-old Akshay Kumar of Kasauli. But he is not alone worrying about his mother, shortage of water is a serious issue for people living in rural and urban areas of Kasauli and Solan districts of Himachal Pradesh. Women are in much poor and miserable conditions in various partsRead More →

The Supreme Court Collegium today decided unanimously to reiterate its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice K.M. Joseph as Judge of the Supreme Court. “The Chief Justice and other members of the Collegium have, on principle, unanimously agreed that the recommendation for appointment of Mr. Justice K.M. Joseph, Chief Justice, Uttarakhand High Court [PHC: Kerala] as a Judge of the Supreme Court should be reiterated” said order of the Collegium comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice  J. Chelameswar , Justice  Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph. “However, the said reiteration should also be accompanied by the recommendation of the namesRead More →

“Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has hatched a conspiracy to kill journalist Ram Chandra Chhatrapati in the Sirsa based Dera Sacha Sauda”  Key witness Khatta Singh today told the CBI Special Judge, Jagdeep Singh while recording his fresh statement in the case as per the Punjab and Haryana High Court orders. He  appolozises to the court for retracting from his statement last time in 2012 stating that he was fearing serious threat to his life. Keeping in view the senstivity of the statement, the investigating officer of the case, SP Satish Dagar, also present in the court along with his team. The CBIRead More →

Finally, Cambridge Analytica has decided to shut its operation following Facebook data breach scandal. A spokesman for Cambridge Analytica Clarence Mitchell told  the media today that the media coverage of the issue has driven away virtually all of the company’s customers, suppliers and company no longer viable to continue operating the business. Recently the political consultancy was seriously exposed after the Facebook disclosed that the Cambridge Analytical had misused Facebook 87 million users data during US elections. In addition to it, data of Facebook users of other countries also breached. The News Freedom has done special series highlighting the serious implications of data breach and loopholesRead More →

The Himachal police have no clue about the accused even after 24 hours of killing of woman assistant town and country planner by a hotel owner in Kasauli. To much shocking incident, the officer Shasibala Sharma was shot dead by a hotel owner Vijay Kumar during demolition drive in a broad daylight yesterday.There seems to be no fear among the criminal minded people in the state. As the incident took place when the woman officer along with other team members were removing encroachments as per the Supreme Court directions. This is not first incident, last year Gudiya gang rape and murder case had shocked theRead More →

Khatta Singh is a key independent witness for the  CBI as he was present in both the meetings where in the dera chief had hatched a conspiracy to eliminate journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati and former Dera Manager Ranjit Singh. The facts came to light when Khatta Singh first time disclosed to the CBI in December, 2006. Later he had also recorded the same statement against the dera chief before the judicial magistrate on June 22, 2007. Khatta Singh was once a close confidant of the dera chief. He had become the follower of Dera Sacha Sauda in 1970. Thereafter he shifted to Sirsa from hisRead More →

The US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in its report claimed that Russian used media specially social media to spread fake news during 2016 US elections. While recommending various measures to counter the Russian propaganda through media, the intelligence committee said that the exploitation of social media platforms by the Russian government for malign purposes demonstrated a significant vulnerability. The- response of social media platforms to this threat should be examined closely and evaluated against ongoing threats. Furthermore, social media platforms should consider implementing methods to help counter malign foreign activity. Evidence reviewed by the Committee also shows that the Russian government and itsRead More →