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  • WhatsApp rejects India’s plea to trace origin of fake messages spreading rumours, cites privacy of users

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has rejected India’s demand for a solution to track the origin of messages on its platform, saying building traceability will undermine end-to-end encryption and affect privacy protection for users. Emphasising that people use its platform for all kinds of “sensitive conversations”, the Facebook-owned company said the focus is on educating people about misinformation.

  • Governor rejects plea to pardon Sanjay Dutt

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao has rejected former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju’s plea seeking pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt and waiving his remaining sentence in the Mumbai serial blasts case.

  • Protests break out as Nepal rejects Hindu nation calls

    Kathmandu : A proposal to revert Nepal as a Hindu state was overwhelmingly rejected by the Constituent Assembly which declared that the Hindu-majority nation will remain secular, triggering violent protests amid an already volatile situation over federal structure.

  • Delhi rejects Uber’s licence application

    New Delhi : In a major setback for the Uber, Ola and TaxiForSure cab service, Delhi government on Wednesday rejected their fresh applications for licence. Top Delhi government officials said the applications of the three taxi aggregators were rejected for not filing undertakings stating they were complying with a ban imposed on them. The three operators had filed the applications under the modified Radio Taxi Scheme introduced five months ago.

  • Parliament Panel

    Parliament panel rejects govt proposal to try juveniles as adults

    New Delhi : A parliamentary committee has rejected the government’s proposal to try juveniles aged between 16 to 18 years as adults for heinous crimes like rape and murder. The committee took the decision citing the fact that 16-18 years is an extremely sensitive and critical age requiring greater protection. The Cabinet had earlier proposed drastic changes in the Act, in view of rising juvenile crimes.

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