INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Delhi government asks IT ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps: official 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Information Technology Ministry to block mobile applications of taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola in the capital city, a state government official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Delhi transport officials asked US cab company Uber and its Indian rival Ola to cease operations if they...
  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad 2 days ago

    After a historic judgment by the SC ensuring free speech, the government has said that it has no plans of challenging the verdict. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said this is a message to politicians to learn to tolerate critisicm. ...
  • Victims of Section 66A of IT Act rejoice SC verdict 3 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". Victims of the Act claim that they have been proved innocent. ...
  • Was Section 66A of the IT Act misused? 3 days ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • What is Section 66A? 3 days ago

    Full text of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000:Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.66A. Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device,-(a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or(b) any information which he...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on validity of Section 66A of IT Act 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on valadity of Section 66A of Information Technology Act 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • SC to examine term 'grossly offensive' of IT Act provision February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will examine the term "grossly offensive" used in a provision of the Information Technology Act which empowers police to arrest web users for posting objectionable content. "What is grossly offensive to you, may not be grossly offensive to me and it...
  • Bengaluru: TCS staff protest demanding government intervention in stopping mass layoffs January 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. The fear of termination seems to be the question in the minds of young techies who formed a human chain in Whitefield in Bengaluru wanting...
  • Trillion dollar IT trade deal on a knife-edge at the WTO December 12, 2014

    Geneva: A trillion dollar deal at the World Trade Organisation to reduce tariffs in the vast information technology sector will stand or fall in the next 24 hours, trade diplomats said on Thursday. But late on Thursday one trade official involved with the talks said a deal would be very unlikely...
  • Bihar ministers learn to operate tablet computers October 22, 2014

    Patna: Catching up with the latest in information technology, Bihar ministers received training in computer and tablet computer operation but only a handful of them turned up at the workshop held for them. Inaugurating the day-long workshop, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi told the ministers that no one could cheat...
  • The great divide: Bridging the education-employability gap October 8, 2014

    The new academic year is well under way. Every day, students from across all differentiating lines get ready, neat partings and pressed shirts, and set off to receive a quantum of knowledge. Every day, guardians watch their wards, as they tote a bag of ruled books that will document their...
  • IT giant TCS crosses Rs 5 lakh crore market cap; first by an Indian company July 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the country's largest software services exporter, on Wednesday attained a market valuation of over Rs 5 lakh crore, becoming the first company in Indian markets to achieve this milestone. At the end of of Wednesday's trade, the market capitalisation (mcap) of TCS soared to Rs 5,06,703.34...
  • Hyderabad will need of two more airports in future: KCR July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad will require at least two more airports in the near future as the city's population is expected to touch three crore with the development of the Information Technology Investment Region, according to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. "Hyderabad's population in 2014 is 94 lakh. We are soon to...
  • Indian government's initiative 'Mobile Seva' wins UN award June 24, 2014

    United Nations: An initiative conceptualised by Indian government's Department of Electronics and Information Technology to enable delivery of public services electronically through the mobile platform has been awarded a United Nations public service award. 'Mobile Seva', a nationwide initiative conceptualized, funded and implemented by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology...
  • Major fire erupts in sector 17 building; 2 firefighters die June 9, 2014

    Bodies of two fireman were retrieved from the debris of a collapsed fourstorey building in the wee hours, even as firefighting continued on Monday after a major fire broke out in it on Sunday night, in the Sector 17 area of the city, officials said. Bodies of firemen Amandeep Singh and...
  • Thane: Husband held for posting his wife's video on a porn site June 6, 2014

    Thane: A 28yearold man who allegedly filmed his wife and posted the video on a pornographic site was arrested on Friday. Senior police inspector Ajay Kurandkar of Navghar police station said that the man's wife had complained to the police that he did it to earn money since he is...
  • Murlidhar Tiwari appointed new VC of Barkatullah University April 26, 2014

    Noted academician Murlidhar Tiwari has taken over as the new ViceChancellor (VC) of city based Barkatullah University. Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, in his capacity as Chancellor of State Universities, on Friday named Tiwari to the top post of one of India's prestigious varsities, official sources said. A known name in...
  • After an IT city, government plans to turn state into a multi-media hub February 23, 2014

    After announcing an IT city, the Bihar government now plans to turn the state into a multi-media hub. "We have decided to take the help of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology and (Americam company) Legend 3D to develop Bihar into a multi-media hub in the next three years," Atul...
  • Once the preserve of youth, Indian IT staffing enters middle age January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: The executive suite is not the only place that is greying in India's 40yearold information technology sector. As the $108billion industry enters middle age and its growth slows, the threemillionstrong workforce is also getting older, making it harder to extract some of the cost advantages of the young, cheap labour...
  • CBI arrests man who 'hacked' over 900 accounts for a fee January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a firstofitskind synchronised operation, CBI on Friday acted on the inputs of FBI to arrest a man from Pune who allegedly hacked over 900 email accounts across the globe for clients ranging from individuals to corporates. CBI sources said they had inputs from the US probe agency on...
  • NUJS official held for sexually harassing colleague December 27, 2013

    Six months after he was accused of sexually harassing a colleague, the assistant registrar of the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata was arrested and presented before a court on Friday, police said. "A complaint alleging sexual harassment, including sending indecent emails, was lodged in July against Siddhartha Guha. In...
  • Google shows PoK as part of Pakistan, Government issues notice November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday said it has issued a notice to Internet search giant Google for depicting PakistanoccupiedKashmir as part of Pakistan. "Any wrongful depiction of Indian map and its boundaries is liable for action under the India Information Technology Act. Google has been asked to immediately correct this inaccuracy,"...
  • TCS secondquarter profit rises 34 per cent October 15, 2013

    Bangalore: Tata Consultancy Services, India's largest provider of information technology services, said quarterly profit rose 34 per cent, beating analyst estimates, as the industry benefited from a record haul of new contracts. TCS and rivals such as Infosys Ltd and International Business Machines Corp won $6 billion of contracts, according to...
  • Hyderabad: Centre clears Rs 2.19 lakh crore IT region September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: One of India's top IT cities, Hyderabad has something to cheer about. Hyderabad is finally getting a very ambitious Rs 2.19 lakh crore Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) on its outskirts after the Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cleared the proposed project on Friday. Hyderabad, house to...
  • Sibal asks officials to apply mind while imposing penalties September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday urged officials to apply their minds while imposing fines on operators, failing which such powers may be handed over to the regulator. At a meeting with Sibal, operators raised the issue of the Department of Telecom levying the maximum penalty of...
  • I'm not a great fan of running company based on visas: Murthy September 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Admist concerns over the visa curbs set out in the US Immigration Reform Bill, Infosys Chairman N R Narayana Murthy said Indian IT firms need to hire more locals for their onsite operations and that he is not a great fan of running a company based on visas. "Whenever the...
  • IT, infrastructure needed to reduce pending court cases: Sibal August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Anticipating that pending court cases might rise five-fold to 15 crore in coming years, Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said more use of information technology and infrastructure creation could help. "Pendency of court cases is three crore today and this is going to rise in coming years to...
  • Five new IIITs start functioning from this academic session under PPP mode August 23, 2013

    Five new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) have started functioning from the current academic session. The institutes at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, Kota in Rajasthan, Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, Guwahati and Vadodara have been set up under the PPP mode, said a HRD Ministry statement. This is part of a...
  • Controlling price rise also responsibility of the state: Jitin August 18, 2013

    Union minister Jitin Prasad on Saturday said controlling price rise was also the responsibility of the state government which should instruct its officials to check hoarding and blackmarketing. "It is also the responsibility of the state government to check price spiral," said the minister of State for Human Resource Development...