New Delhi: The Economic Affairs Secretary, on Wednesday, clarified that government will not going to introduce ₹1000 notes soon and advised the people to withdraw cash from ATMs as per their requirements. “No plans to introduce ₹1000 notes. Focus is on production & supply of ₹500 & lower denomination notes”, tweeted Shaktikanta Das. No plans to introduce […] Read More »
The Associated Press and two other news organizations asked a judge Monday to force the federal government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters.
The news organizations said in a court filing there was "no adequate justification" for the FBI to continue to withhold information on the cost of the tool or the identity of the vendor that sold it. They said their requests were narrowly tailored and, contrary to the arguments of the FBI and Justice Department, did not seek information that would jeopardize national security or be exploited by America's enemies.
"While it is undisputed that the vendor developed the iPhone access tool, the government has identified no rational reason why knowing the vendor's identity is linked in any way to the substance of the tool, much less how such knowledge would reveal any information about the tool's application," lawyers for the news organizations wrote in the filing to the U.S. District Court in Washington.
The AP, Vice Media LLC and Gannett, the parent company of USA Today, sued the FBI in September. The news organizations sought to learn more about the mysterious transaction that cut short a legal dispute in which the government won a court order to force Apple Inc. to unlock the work phone of Syed Rizwan Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in the December 2015 San Bernardino attack.
The FBI had maintained for weeks that only Apple could access the information on its phone, which was protected by encryption, but announced in March that it had ultimately broken or bypassed the company's digital locks with the help of an unidentified third party. The government has refused to say how it acquired the tool or how much it paid, though... Read More »
PHOOLPUR (UP): Coming down heavily on rival political parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that post three phases of assembly polls, it has become evident that the BJP will form government in Uttar Pradesh, adding that the Samajwadi Party, Congress and the BSP are now toiling hard to woo voters in order to […] Read More »
Kohima: Naga People’s Front (NPF) leader Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Monday elected the new legislature party leader of the ruling Democratic Alliance to be the new Nagaland Chief Minister. Shurhozelie was elected after Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang resigned on Sunday night bowing to the demands of protesting tribal groups opposed to his move to hold […] Read More »
KOHIMA: Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Sunday decided to step down to make way for a consensus candidate to succeed him. In a letter to MLAs of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF), Zeliang said he has decided to resign to break the deadlock between the agitating groups and the government. The Chief Minister […] Read More »
Gorakhpur: BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said that all-round development will be ushered in Uttar Pradesh after March 11, as his party will form the government with a full majority. Addressing a press conference here, Shah said people in the state have “made up their mind to vote for a BJP government” and claimed that […] Read More »
Jaipur: A brain dead man today gave a new lease of life to three ailing persons with his liver and kidneys transplanted to patients at a government hospital here and heart to a patient in Delhi’s AIIMS. This was the first liver transplant for a government hospital in the state which was successful, Health Minister Kalicharan […] Read More »
ISLAMABAD: A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts in neighboring Afghanistan, analysts and officials said Friday. 100 suspected “terrorists” killed in the raids Pakistani security forces have […] Read More »
CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, a loyalist of V K Sasikala, will seek a trust vote in the Assembly on Saturday and barring any last-minute hitches the new AIADMK government is expected to sail through. Jolt to Palaniswamy a day before trust vote: On the eve of the vote, the Palaniswami camp […] Read More »
New Delhi: In an outrageous incident, nine students of a government school in the city were taken ill on Thursday after consuming midday meal which allegedly had a dead rat in it. The meal was served at Government Boys’ Senior Secondary School in Deoli area, and students were rushed to Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital. […] Read More »