Exodus

  • Leaving the dream: Infosys battles worker exodus May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Infosys Ltd, once a bellwether for India's $100 billion-plus IT outsourcing industry, is losing its cachet as the employer of choice for a generation of young IT workers, with staff leaving at an unprecedented pace as the Bangalore-based company struggles to regain ground lost to rivals. Current and former Infosys...
  • Caste clashes lead to mass exodus of Dalits from Noida village April 30, 2014

    Noida: Over a 100 members of Dalit community in a Noida village were allegedly forced to leave due to the high handedness of some people belonging to the Gujjar community. It is being reported that the Gujjars, an upper caste in North India used bulldozers and earth moving machines to...
  • Kashmiri Pandits paid a price for upholding the national flag and religious freedom: Rahul Pandita February 26, 2013

    Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old in 1990 when he was forced to leave his home in Srinagar along with his family, who were Kashmiri Pandits: the Hindu minority within a Muslim- majority Kashmir that was becoming increasingly agitated with the cries of Azadi from India. The heartbreaking story of...
  • Govt was planning to block Twitter after NE exodus September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: In the wake of panic among people from North East in various parts of the country last month, the government was planning to block micro-blogging site Twitter in eight states as the content on it was thought to be one of the main reasons for triggering exodus. The Department...
  • B'lore: NE Indians who left now face unemployment September 8, 2012

    Bangalore: On August 18, when three trains departed from the Bangalore City Railway Station with large number of people from the North east, as the fear of being eliminated or beaten up by antisocial elements caved in, many were not sure of their destiny. However, when the entire government apparatus turned...
  • Bangalore: Hope, assurance brought NE people back September 5, 2012

    Bangalore: The sight of 300 policemen gathered at the City Railway Station in order to present a scene of heightened security lent reassurance to around 500 people who returned to the city from the Northeastern states early on Tuesday morning. A special train which left Guwahati on Saturday afternoon chugged...
  • Reverse flow begins from NE to South September 5, 2012

    Guwahati: With trepidation and hope that things would be back to normal, people from the northeast of India who fled cities like Bangalore and Pune, centres of information technology and education, fearing violence after inter-community clashes in Assam have started returning to work. What was an exodus with thousands of...
  • Hyderabad: Most NE people yet to return August 31, 2012

    Hyderabad: It is past noon and Mohd Rauf sits in his mobile shop, hoping against hope that some customers may drop in. The despondent atmosphere is not just confined to his store. It is the same in several shops at Anjaiah Nagar and Siddiqinagar. The sudden exodus of the people...
  • Govt revokes ban on bulk SMS with immediate effect August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday revoked ban on bulk SMS with immediate effect. The ban on bulk sms was to expire on Friday. Ban on bulk SMSes and MMSes withdrawn with immediate effect, Home Ministry said in a statement. The ban came into force after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Bangalore: 'NE exodus was avoidable' August 30, 2012

    Bangalore: Attributing the exodus of more than 30,000 people of Northeast origin following rumours to an intelligence failure, a panel of eminent citizens of the city made an effort to reach out to the Northeastern population by holding a discussion on methods to end the panic on Wednesday. “What happened was...
  • Bangalore: NE students return to classes August 29, 2012

    Bangalore: With the calm following the exodus of Northeasterners, it is business as usual for educational institutions in the city as Northeast students have started academic activities. Northeast students at Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering in Kumaraswamy Layout have started attending classes. Vice-Principal Dr K Kari Basappa said, “Out of...
  • Karnataka Dy CM asks Northeast Indians to return August 26, 2012

    Imphal: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok on Sunday appealed to students and workers from the Northeast, who had left Bangalore recently in the wake of "wrong" SMS messages on Assam violence, to return to the state and resume their work without fear. "The government of Karnataka has taken up full...
  • 'Foreign hand behind recent exodus of NE people' August 24, 2012

    Imphal: BJP president Nitin Gadkari has likened the plight of people of the Northeast with that of the Kashmiri Hindus, alleging a foreign hand behind the exodus of Northeast students and workers from south India. Saying that the attacks on them appeared to have been perpetrated by illegal migrants living in...
  • News 360: Twitter agrees to block fake PMO accounts August 23, 2012

    While Twitter agreed to block fake PMO accounts, the Government is under the fire for blocking Twitter accounts of some journalists also. Meanwhile, the Home Ministry and Telecom Ministry seemed confused on whether to block sites or not. ...
  • Curb on Twitter: Netizens term it 'Emergency 2012' August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as the Government said there is no attempt to block individual Twitter handle, the micro blogging site is abuzz with comments against the Government. On Twitter, hashtags like #Emergency2012, #GOIBlocks, GOI, #twitter and #news became trending topics. "Ministers don't want to speak in Parliament, They don't want people...
  • Twitter agrees to block six fake PMO accounts August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Social networking site Twitter has agreed to cooperate with the Government in blocking six fake accounts "misrepresenting" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, officials said on Thursday. Twitter has around 16 million accounts in India. "Twitter has agreed to cooperate in blocking the six fake PM accounts. and we welcome their cooperation....
  • Is government well-equipped for cyber war? August 23, 2012

    Tech Editor CNBC TV18 Suresh Venkat says the government is not active enough to monitor content on internet and social networking sites and generate a real-time response. ...
  • Bangalore: We feel safe now, say NE students August 23, 2012

    Bangalore: “I feel secure now,” said Preety Borah, a native of Assam, who is pursuing graduation at St Joseph’s College of Arts and Science. “After the rumours of violence that was rife last week, I feel safe now. I am taking accommodation in the place provided by the college management,”...
  • Govt gives Twitter 12 hours to block hate content August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: With Assam still tense following the communal violence in some of its districts, the Central Government is trying to block offensive content on social media websites, which it claims have been responsible for the hate campaign against Northeast Indians. The government has given the microblogging site Twitter and other...
  • NE exodus: 'No Twitter account blocked so far' August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has confirmed that no accounts on the microblogging site Twitter have been blocked so far, sources said on Thursday. They claimed that the Ministry of Home Affairs' request for show cause notice to offensive and provocative handles was still pending with Twitter. In the wake of the...
  • Crackdown on hate content: Journalist arrested August 23, 2012

    Jamshedpur: In the ongoing crackdown against hate content on social media websites in the wake of the northeast exodus, a former journalist in Jamshedpur was arrested on Thursday for allegedly posting inflammatory messages online. The police seized his computer and hard disk. A probe is on. Meanwhile, 19 more suspects have been...
  • Maharashtra to arrange flights for NE students August 22, 2012

    Itanagar: Maharashtra government will make available chartered aircraft to take students of Northeast back to educational institutions in Pune or Mumbai from Guwahati. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told a goodwill team from Arunachal Pradesh, led by MP Takan Sanjoy, on Tuesday that concessional chartered flights would be offered to students...
  • After PMO action, Twitter promises cooperation August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Twitter has promised to cooperate with the government after the Prime Minister's Office complained to it about objectionable content on six accounts resembling the PMO's official account. As the government blocked the six accounts after Twitter took no action, the social networking portal has communicated to the PMO that...
  • Banning websites spreading hatred is not censorship: Sibal August 22, 2012

    Union Minister Kapil Sibal has defended the government's decision to ban certain websites saying it doesn't amount to censorship but is a means to control the spread of hate messages. ...
  • NE exodus: Social media being unfairly blamed? August 22, 2012

    In the wake of the recent exodus of people belonging to the North East, the social media is the latest target. The platform is being blamed for spreading communal hatred, hate speak and incitement to violence. Should there be a ban on voicing personal opinions? CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose posed...
  • NE exodus: FB to remove hateful content August 22, 2012

    Washington: In the backdrop of appeals by India to remove hate posts, world's largest social networking website Facebook on Wednesday said it will remove content, block pages or even disable accounts of those users who upload content that incite violence or perpetuate hate speech. Comprehending the gravity, Facebook's stern warning to...
  • NE exodus: 'Everyone wants to return to the cities now' August 22, 2012

    The Home Secretary of Assam GD Tripathi has claimed that the exodus by Indians from the Northeast has now ended and that people now want to return to Bangalore and other cities to earn their living. ...
  • FTN: Is it time to regulate social media? August 21, 2012

    An SMS and social media rumour mongering campaign led to the exodus of almost 50,000 residents of Northeast India from their work places to their home towns. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 22, 2012

    Pakistan assures action will be taken against inflammatory content. Special trains from the Northeast to bring back those who left from Bangalore. ...
  • NE exodus: Bangalore firms reassure their employees August 21, 2012

    Bangalore: Some companies in Bangalore are doing their best to keep their employees safe in the IT capital only, even as the news of mass exodus of Northeast Indians dominates the media. But the fear is apparent, despite the effort to ebb the panic. "We were getting 100 phone calls from...