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WhatsApp begins rolling out end-to-end encryption for chat backups

San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Facebook-owned WhatsApp has finally started rolling out end-to-end encrypted chat backups for iOS and Android users globally. With the new update, if a user chooses to back up his chat history with end-to-end encryption, it...

IMF warns of divergent recoveries from pandemic

Washington, Oct 15 (IANS) The policy-setting body of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned of divergent recoveries from the Covid-19 pandemic, pledging to strengthen cooperation to expedite universal vaccination. "The global economic recovery continues. But divergences between economies persist,...

India, US to reinvigorate action against terrorism-financing, money laundering

By Arul Louis (IANS) India and the US have said they would reinvigorate action against terrorism-financing, tax evasion and money laundering after a high-level meeting on economic and financial partnership led by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Treasury Secretary...

India ships vaccines to four nations under ‘Vaccine Maitri’

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) India has recently sent crores of Covid vaccine shots to four nations in its neighborhood under the "Vaccine Maitri" programme, it was announced on Thursday. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that India...

India re-elected unopposed to UN Human Rights Council

United Nations, Oct 14 (IANS) India was re-elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday for another three-year term, starting next year with a pledge to "to bring its pluralistic, moderate and balanced perspective to straddle various divides or...

Steps taken to strengthen women’s role in security setup, armed forces: Rajnath

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The government has taken a number of steps to strengthen the role of women within the security setup in general and the armed forces in particular, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. Delivering the...

Positive macros, results push equities higher; Sensex closes above 61k

Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS): Positive macro-economic wholesale inflation data as well as healthy Q2 results pushed equities higher on Thursday. In the process, S&P BSE Sensex made an intraday high of 61,353.25 points and the NSE Nifty50 touched 18,350.75 points. The two...

Sports stars are actually the real heroes for me: Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who plays a sprinter in her latest film 'Rashmi Rocket', says that she is always in awe of sports personalities and that she feels they are the real heroes. She candidly revealed that...

Over 2 cr returns filed on glitch ridden e-filing portal of I-T Dept

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department has marked receipt of more than 2 crore Income Tax returns as on 13th October 2021, a government statement released on Thursday said. The new portal was...

Economic pickup will support borrowers but Covid risks remain high: Moody’s

Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Over the next three to six months, auto loan delinquency rates will stay elevated, though broadly stable from current levels, Moody's Investors Service said in its comment on auto loans. Indian auto loan asset backed securities...

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