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Lt Gen Bakshi alleges smear campaign

Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, has alleged that a “malicious campaign” to smear his name and prevent him from becoming the Chief of the Army Staff had been on for months, before the government decided to supersede him, reports The Hindu.

TCS chief N Chandrasekaran to take over as Tata Sons Chairman on February 21

Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata group, on Thursday appointed 53-year-old Chandrasekaran, who is now Managing Director and CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, as the new Executive Chairman. He will take charge from February 21, reports The Indian Express.

Paramilitary forces’ daily food allowance a meagre ₹95

The Narendra Modi government increased the crucial daily ration allowance of “non-gazetted combatised ranks” in the central paramilitary forces from ₹85.96 to a paltry ₹95.52, reports The Quint.

No prior restraint on media: SC underlines

Stating that it will not regulate media content, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that the role of a court or a statutory authority will come in only after a complaint is levelled against a telecast or publication, reports The Indian Express.

Give robots 'personhood' status, EU committee argues

The European parliament has urged the drafting of a set of regulations to govern the use and creation of robots and artificial intelligence, including a form of “electronic personhood” to ensure rights and responsibilities for the most capable AI, reports The Guardian.

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