Wednesday Evening News Brief, March 21

Wednesday evening brief Mar 21 2018
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
The Home Ministry has conveyed to a parliamentary panel that Sikh youth are being trained at ISI facilities in Pakistan. Top officials of the home ministry, led by the Union Home Secretary, told the Committee on Estimates, headed by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, that radicalisation of youth by terrorist groups through the misuse of internet and social media has emerged as a big challenge.
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Two Jammu and Kashmir policemen and two Army personnel were today martyred in an ongoing encounter in Kupwara The encounter was triggered when terrorists fired at a joint party of the Army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police, said defence spokesman (Srinagar) Col Rajesh Kalia.
Government has warned social media platforms like Facebook of stringent action if it sways the country’s electoral process. Stating that 20 crore Indians were using Facebook, making it the company’s largest market outside of the US, Ravi Shankar Prasad cautioned the social media giant and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of repercussions under IT Act in case of any data breach came to light.
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The Congress has dismissed reports that its Uttar Pradesh president Raj Babbar has tendered his resignation Making an official statement on behalf of the party, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tewari said, “All reports stating that Raj Babbar has resigned from the post of party chief are baseless.”
Singapore’s parliament has passed a law giving authorities the power to block all electronic communications at the scene of a terror attack The law allows police to stop anyone within the vicinity of what they deem to be a “serious incident”, including a terror attack, from taking photos and video or communicating about police operations through text and audio messages.
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