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ATMs without money: ‘Request everyone to draw cash they actually require’, says Shaktikanta Das

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 »

Media Organizations Ask Judge To Order Release of iPhone Records

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 »

Shurhozelie elected leader, to be Nagaland CM

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 »

Nagaland CM Zeliang steps down

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 »

100 terrorists killed after shrine bombing, claims Pak army

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 »