Many cybercrime cases not investigated, More than 12,000 incidents of cybercrime were reported in 2016, but nearly the same number of such crimes carried forward from the previous years had not been investigated, the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said. In 2016, 12,317 such incidents were reported and in 2015 the figure stood at 11,592, a jump of 6.3%. Only in 30% cases reported in 2016, the police or the investigating agency filed a charge sheet. In absolute numbers, 7,990 persons were arrested for the crimes, which included 147 women and charge sheets were filed against 4,913 accused.
Rain in Chennai, nearby areas; likely over next two days, A low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal brought rains in Chennai and its neighbourhood today after a lull even as the weatherman predicted more showers across Tamil Nadu in the next two days Regional Meteorological Centre Director S Stella said the low pressure is expected to bring rain in most parts of southern Tamil Nadu and northern coastal districts. Heavy rainfall was likely in southern Tamil Nadu in the next 24-48 hours and heavy to very heavy rainfall was expected in Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari, she told reporters here.
UP civic poll results: Highlights, BJP candidate Meera Agarwal wins lucky draw. BJP and Congress both had got 874 votes in Ward no.56 in Mathura. BJP and Congress both get 874 votes in Ward no.56 in Mathura. Winner to now be decided by a lucky draw BJP mayor candidate Abhilasha Gupta leading with over 3000 votes in Allahabad BJP mayor candidate Hrishikesh Upadhyay is leading in Ayodhya BJP’s mayor candidates are leading in Meerut, Saharanpur, Lucknow, Ghaziabad and Gorakhpur as per initial trends Central paramilitary forces have been deployed around the counting centres. Arrangements have also been made for webcasting of the counting process The counting is going on for 16 Nagar Nigam, 198 Nagar Palika Parishad and 438 Nagar panchayats.
City records 62 cm of rainfall, a deficit in State down to 15%, Cyclone Ockhi has helped bring down the State’s rainfall deficit to 15%. The month could well be Chennai’s second wettest November in the past decade as the city has recorded 62 cm of rainfall so far. November 2015 holds the record for being the wettest month of the decade with 105 cm. K. Srikanth, a weather blogger, said three weather systems that followed one after another brought steady spells of rains in coastal areas and contributed to November becoming one of the wettest months of the decade.
Anti-national map in Madhyamik pre-board paper shows parts of J&K in China: State BJP writes to Javadekar, THE BENGAL BJP has shot off a letter to Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, accusing the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) of using a map in a 2017 Madhyamik examination prelims question paper that showed parts of Jammu and Kashmir in China and Arunachal Pradesh as a separate state. In his letter (accessed by The Indian Express), BJP general secretary Raju Banerjee has alleged that the map was used in the geography question paper of Class X Test examination held earlier this year. The watermark of WBBSE could be seen on the map, he claimed.
Fishers claim 1,500 missing, officials claim only 18, Though the government had given a cyclone alarm and asked fishermen not to venture into the sea on Thursday, hundreds who had already been in deep sea fishing were yet to reach the shore While district collector Sajjan Singh R. Chavan claimed that only 18 fishermen who had gone fishing in country boats were yet to return, the South Asian Fishermen Fraternity (SAFF) put the number at 1,500 mechanised boat fishermen. Fishermen of a mechanized boat that reached Thengapattanam fisheries harbor around 7.30PM said a fisherman had drowned in the sea and his body could not be retrieved.
HC reads the riot act to striking nurses, The Madras High Court, on Wednesday, declared as illegal the strike by government nurses appointed on consolidated pay and directed them to return to work forthwith or end up facing penal proceedings. The court held that that in-charge of providing essential services cannot be allowed to hold the nation to ransom. Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M. Sundar passed the interim order on a public interest litigation petition filed by Chennai-based advocate N. Ganesh through his counsel G. Saibaba. The petitioner had pointed out that poor patients in government hospitals and primary healthcare centers were put to severe hardship due to the strike.
‘To end crop burning, govt must give free machines to farmers’, The Centre and state governments should provide equipment to farmers for free instead of subsidizing them, a Rs 2,000 crore roadmap to end stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana has suggested. The plan suggests that the cost is recovered by imposing the cess on a sale of petrol and diesel in Delhi. The report terms as “perverse” the suggestion that farmers be provided subsidies to dissuade them from burning crop residue.
Fishers claim 1,500 missing, officials claim only 18, Though the government had given a cyclone alarm and asked fishermen not to venture into the sea on Thursday, hundreds who had already been in deep sea fishing were yet to reach the shore. While district collector Sajjan Singh R. Chavan claimed that only 18 fishermen who had gone fishing in country boats were yet to return, the South Asian Fishermen Fraternity (SAFF) put the number at 1,500 mechanized boat fishermen. Fishermen of a mechanized boat that reached Thengapattanam fisheries harbor around 7.30PM said a fisherman had drowned in the sea and his body could not be retrieved.
Pope demands ‘decisive measures’ to resolve Rohingya exodus, Pope Francis demanded on Thursday that the international community take “decisive measures” to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has declared to be a textbook case of “ethnic cleansing.” Arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar, Pope Francis said it also was “imperative” for world governments to immediately provide assistance to help the Bangladeshi government cope with Asia’s worst refugee crisis in decad.
White House says it is monitoring rise of cryptocurrencies; IMF seeks its regulation, Amidst bitcoin crossing the $10,000 mark in recent days, the White House on Friday said it is monitoring the development while the International Monetary Fund underscored the need of regulations of cryptocurrencies. Being billed as an alternate digital currency, cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of new units. Bitcoin, the first of these cryptocurrencies, over the Thanksgiving weekend has seen a major surge with a single unit being traded at more than $10,000. “I know this is something that is being monitored by our team here,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference.
11 injured as terrorist storm govt building in Pakistan, Militants on Friday stormed a government building in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar and opened fire, sparking a gun battle with security forces in which at least 11 people were injured. The militants attacked the student hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture Extension on the University Road. Official sources said around three attackers entered the directorate and opened fire. Security officials said that militants clad in burqa used an auto rickshaw to reach the building.
Barack Obama to address town hall in Delhi, Former US President Barack Obama will address a town hall here on Friday, the Obama Foundation has said. Obama, who arrived here on Thursday, will also address the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Friday. He is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At the town hall, the former US president, in his first visit to India after demitting office in January, will interact with nearly 300 young leaders drawn from various parts of the country.