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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated India’s biggest rail-road bridge in Assam as part of efforts to boost defense along the border with China. PM Modi drove in a cavalcade along the 4.9-kilometer longBogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra river to inaugurate the project which has taken nearly twenty years and $800 million or Rs. 5,600 …

The Supreme Court registrar on Monday denied giving an early hearing to a petition against the home ministry order that gives sweeping powers to investigating agencies to intercept and monitor data on computers. Advocate Manohar Lal Sharma filed the petition challenging the government’s notification authorizing 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer …

The government has called for comments from social media platforms on tweaking rules to enable breaking end-to-end encryption and tracking of messages or “unlawful” online content, sources said today. Responding to an Indian Express report on discussions among the government and the companies on a move to enable ferreting of content seen as “unlawful”, sources …

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has confirmed to form a chain of WhatsApp groups, linking party workers with its national leadership to strengthen communication channels between them ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. BJP’s national general secretary (organization) Ram Lal said: “a chain of WhatsApp groups linking Panna Pramukh up to national level leaders …

A Delhi court Friday directed the CBI to cancel the lookout circular (LOC) published against former IAF chief S P Tyagi, who is an accused in the VVIP chopper scam. Special Judge Arvind Kumar directed the probe agency to inform the concerned authorities about it. CBI had published LOC against Tyagi in 2013. It is …

Elon Musk’s SpaceX was excited on Wednesday to launch a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military, trying for a second day to complete its pioneer designated national security mission for the United States. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, carrying an estimated $500 million global positioning system (GPS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp, is due …

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday said officials to withhold distribution of free smartphones under the Sanchar Kranti Yojna (SKY) launched by the previous BJP government. In a video conference with district collectors and superintendents of police, Baghelordered that distribution of smartphones is stopped in all 27 districts till further orders, a government spokesperson …

The Congress said it has not seen the Comptroller and Auditor General or CAG report on the Dassault Aviation Rafale jet deal A wide political storm is brewing over the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Rafale fighter jet deal. The Congress says the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has not seen the report by the government’s …

Boeing Co opened its first 737 accomplishment plant in China on Saturday, a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus in one of the world’s top travel markets that have been overshadowed by the U.S-China trade war. The world’s biggest planemaker was also poised to deliver the first of its top-selling …

4 decades after it left Earth, NASA’s Voyager 2 probe has now become only the second human-made object to enter interstellar space after its twin Voyager 1 did in 2012. Since November 5, the instrument on Voyager 2 that confirms plasma from the Sun, also called solar wind, has not observed solar wind, indicating that …

After two weeks after touching down on Mars, NASA’s InSight lander has taken its first selfie using the spacecraft’s robotic arm, the US space agency has said. InSight landed safely at Elysium Planitia on Mars on November 26, kicking off a two-year mission to seeing the deep interior of the Red Planet. On December 6, …

At a closed-door security meeting of US companies in Singapore on Thursday, one topic was critical on the agenda: the arrest of a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei and the potential backlash on American firms operating in China. Officials from major US companies who visited the event, a scheduled meeting of the local …