We cannot make judges work like machines: Rijiju on pending cases

With the pendency of cases in various courts rising, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday pitched for striking a balance to address the burden on judges as well as people’s struggle to get access to judiciary, and said “we cannot make judges work like machines”. Rijiju said the pendency … Read more

France’s Naval Group and IIT Goa to work on underwater sensors’ data

Underscoring the growing Indo-French naval cooperation, French shipbuilders Naval Group and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Goa on Tuesday agreed to extend their already close cooperation in the field of underwater signal resolution improvement. In Brest, during the Sea Tech Week 2022, the two entities signed an agreement to collaborate in … Read more

Remote work drove over 60% of house-price surge, Fed study finds

The shift to working from home drove more than half of the increase in house and rent prices during the pandemic and will likely drive up costs and inflation going forward as the shift becomes permanent, according to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  “The transition to remote work because of the COVID-19 pandemic … Read more

The heat is on for return to work

Because it’s cooler near a water cooler, a surge of workers admit they want to go back to the office to save money on energy and internet costs, according to a survey. Coupon site CouponBird surveyed 2,809 employees nationwide, finding that “while working from home means many employees have been able to save on commuting … Read more

FM criticises states seeking more funds, says ‘You, Me’ culture won’t work

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday criticised states seeking greater funds from the Central government on the basis of the fact that they generated more revenue. Addressing a CNN-News18 Town Hall event here, she made the comment while responding to Tamil Nadu’s demand for more funds. “You can’t expect more … Read more

Major delay in 7 hospital work of Delhi govt, most only half-finished: Data

The construction of most of the seven ICU hospitals with capacity of 6,800 beds that were planned to accommodate COVID patients during the third wave of the infection, has reached around only halfway mark so far, official data showed. Work on the 458-bed hospital in Kirari, which was originally scheduled to be … Read more

Mehta urges SCO members to work on eliminating transnational economic crime

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Friday urged the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to work together to eliminate the threat of transnational economic crimes by enhancing mutual trust, understanding, cooperation and communication, the Union Law Ministry said. Mehta and additional secretary (legal affairs) in the law ministry Anju Rathi … Read more

Kwasi Kwarteng to announce moves to push benefit claimants into work

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will announce measures on Friday to pressure more workers claiming universal credit to increase their hours or face a cut in their benefits. The move is part of an effort by Liz Truss’s new administration to increase the size of Britain’s workforce at a time of historically low levels of unemployment. Truss … Read more

Fintech industry needs to work relentlessly on safety, say PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the fintech sector needs to work relentlessly on safety and reliability to uphold trust of the people. In his message at the Global Fintech Fest, Modi said the sector has been an example of the wonders that can be worked when a government that encourages … Read more

Uber asks its India drivers to ensure rear seatbelts in their cars work

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies has asked its drivers in India to ensure backseat seatbelts in their vehicles are accessible to passengers and they work, days after a local business tycoon died in a crash involving his private car. The move comes amid a growing road-safety push in India, the world’s fourth-largest car … Read more