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BJP says ministers misled to support rape accused in Jammu; not a crime to be misled

On a day that the Women and Child development Minister Maneka Gandhi announced that the government was planning to amend the law in favour of the death penalty for raping children under 12, the BJP was making excuses for two of its ministers in J&K for backing the accused in the horrible and brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old shepherd girl in Jammu’s Kathua. The party claims the ministers were misled and that being misled is not a crime. The party with a difference surely has different moral and ethical values.

‘Rebel’ judge refuses to hear PIL on CJI’s role as master of roster

Justice J. Chelameswar, the second senior-most judge of the Supreme Court, refused to hear a case filed by former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan questioning the authority of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) as master of the roster, saying "why should I, let this country decide its own course".

India’s corporate debt bomb ticking

India’s banking sector, the foundation of our modern economy, is in crisis. A spate of scams has dragged the credibility of India’s biggest private and public sector banks through the mud. Even more dangerous is a Debt Bomb of bad loans that has grown almost 17 times bigger in the past 10 years. The biggest culprit in the creation of this impending financial implosion is none other than Corporate India.

Zuckerberg admits his own data was compromised; vows to revamp Facebook

After navigating nearly five hours of questions from 44 US senators on Tuesday about the abuse of citizen's data, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has to do it all again on Wednesday. The billionaire Facebook boss will testify before the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, which will be seeking answers following revelations that Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 87 million Facebook profiles for the purpose of voter profiling.