Justice Kaul said privacy in the digital age includes the “right to be forgotten”. Internet does not allow a person to overcome his past follies and turn a new leaf. A person’s mistakes in his personal life becomes, and often remains, public knowledge for generations to come, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul observed on how the…

Most regions in India have got normal quota of rains so far Monsoon rains are expected to cover the whole country in the next week and are likely to strengthen over central India, according to IMD officials. Monsoon rains, which had petered out in most parts of the country after July 4, has now “changed,”…

Civil Aviation Secretary calls for innovative solutions to make airports more viable Civil Aviation Secretary R.N. Choubey said on Friday India was the only country other than North Korea to not allow Wi-Fi facility in aircraft, while hitting out at security agencies for being “unidimensional.” “India is perhaps the only country other than North Korea,…

Tells Supreme Court that NITI Ayog will suggest a strategy to address concerns over farmer suicides The Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the increasing incidence of suicide by distressed farmers was a “terrible tragedy” and it was doing “all in its powers” to tide over the agrarian crisis. Appearing before a Bench…

Modi will address core issues like overcoming exam stress In a first-of-its-kind initiative by a serving Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will write a book dedicated to the youth, in which he will address core issues like overcoming examination stress, keeping one’s composure and even what to do after the exams are over. Publishers Penguin Random…

B. B. Kumar says books are in bad shape with several lapses Textbooks today are aimed at creating “activists” and not educating students, the newly-appointed chief of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Braj Bihari Kumar has said, terming universities like the JNU a “nurturing ground” for such activists. Mr. Kumar, who took…

Authorities have heightened security for the 40-day long Yatra because of intelligence inputs that militants might attempt to disrupt it. The first batch of Amarnath pilgrims left here for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley amid extraordinary security arrangements after intelligent inputs cautioned of militant attacks, police said. The Amarnath Yatra begins on Thursday.…

ISRO, which needs nanosecond-level precision, will now have to pay NPL for time-keeping services The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), part of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, is host of the most accurate clocks in the country, and the only agency in India authorised to maintain Indian Standard Time (IST). The NPL maintains accuracy…

Oil marketeers extend successful pilot project nationwide Retail prices for petrol and diesel would be revised on a daily basis starting from June 16, compared to the present system where major oil marketing companies usually adjust prices on a fortnightly basis. The public sector oil marketeers — Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum and Bharat Petroleum…