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Facebook corrects user's post after Singapore invokes fake news law
Posted on 30th November 2019
Facebook said on Saturday it had issued a correction notice on a user's post at the request of the Singapore government, but urged for a measured approach to the implementation of a new "fake news" law to protect freedom of speech.

"Facebook is legally required to tell you that the Singapore government says this post has false information," the notice, which could be seen by some users in Singapore, said.

The correction notice was embedded at the bottom of the original post without any alterations to the text, but it could not be seen by other users inside and outside the country.

The Singapore government said on Friday it had instructed Facebook to publish a correction notice on a Nov. 23 post.

"As required by Singapore law, Facebook applied a label to these posts, which were determined by the Singapore Government to contain false information," a spokesperson for Facebook said in an emailed statement.

"As it is early days of the law coming into effect, we hope the Singapore Government's assurances that it will not impact free expression will lead to a measured and transparent approach to implementation."

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Nirbhaya case: SC to hear curative petitions by two convicts on Jan 14
Posted on 11th January 2020

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear on January 14 curative petitions of two of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya case.

A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan will hear the curative petitions filed by Vinay Sharma and Mukesh at 1.45 pm.


Goa police arrests 8 people with demonetised currency worth Rs 1.5 crore
Posted on 11th January 2020

Eight persons were arrested for allegedly possessing demonetised currency notes worth Rs 1.5 crore, Goa police said on Saturday.

The demonetised currency was seized during a routine search of vehicles at the Pollem border check post in South Goa on Friday, deputy superintendent of police (Canacona) Kiran Paudwal.


Illegal apartment complex in Kerala demolished; SC order implemented
Posted on 11th January 2020

A high rise apartment complex was brought down through controlled implosion method as authorities began implementing a Supreme Court order to demolish four illegal water-front structures in Maradu municipality here on Saturday.

The residential complex was demolished at 11.18 am.

The 60-meter high 19-storey building, known as "Holy Faith H20, was levelled in seconds in a spectacular implosion.


Panasonic Life to invest Rs 600 crore for electrical equipment near Chennai
Posted on 11th January 2020

Panasonic Life Solutions will invest Rs 600 crore in India, initially spending Rs 294.7 crore to set up an electrical equipment and wiring manufacturing plant in SriCity near Chennai.

The plant will start work by October 2021, becoming Panasonic’s eighth electrical equipment production base in India after facilities in north and west India.


Centre notifies Citizenship Act amid protests; SC to hear pleas on Jan 22
Posted on 11th January 2020

The Centre notified the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Friday. The notification comes nearly a month after Parliament passed it on December 11, and in the wake of sustained anti-CAA protests. The Supreme Court is set to hear petitions challenging the constitutionality of the law on January 22.

The Centre, by notifying the law, has indicated its resolve to implement it even as lawyers and retired judges, Opposition parties, activists, students and retired bureaucrats have criticised it as unconstitutional as it discriminates on the basis of religion.


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