Information Technology

  • After an IT city, government plans to turn state into a multi-media hub 23-02-2014 03:50 PM

    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,"...
  • Once the preserve of youth, Indian IT staffing enters middle age 29-01-2014 12:43 PM

    Mumbai: The executive suite is not the only place that is greying in India's 40-year-old information technology sector. As the $108-billion industry enters middle age and its growth slows, the three-million-strong workforce is also getting older, making it harder to extract some of the cost advantages of the young, cheap...
  • CBI arrests man who 'hacked' over 900 accounts for a fee 24-01-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind 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...
  • NUJS official held for sexually harassing colleague 27-12-2013 04:42 PM

    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....
  • Google shows PoK as part of Pakistan, Government issues notice 20-11-2013 12:14 AM

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday said it has issued a notice to Internet search giant Google for depicting Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir 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...
  • TCS second-quarter profit rises 34 per cent 15-10-2013 04:51 PM

    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...
  • Hyderabad: Centre clears Rs 2.19 lakh crore IT region 20-09-2013 02:08 PM

    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...
  • Sibal asks officials to apply mind while imposing penalties 11-09-2013 04:27 PM

    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...
  • I'm not a great fan of running company based on visas: Murthy 06-09-2013 03:40 PM

    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...
  • IT, infrastructure needed to reduce pending court cases: Sibal 30-08-2013 03:02 PM

    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...
  • Five new IIITs start functioning from this academic session under PPP mode 23-08-2013 08:35 PM

    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...
  • Controlling price rise also responsibility of the state: Jitin 18-08-2013 01:27 AM

    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...
  • Facebook booked over group exhorting cow slaughter 21-05-2013 02:50 AM

    Lucknow: An FIR was on Monday registered in Lucknow against social networking site Facebook on a complaint that claimed a group on the site exhorts people to slaughter cows, police said. The site was booked under penal provisions and under the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, on the complaint filed...
  • Only top officers can order arrest for offensive posts on web: SC 16-05-2013 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that no arrests could be made for objectionable comments on social networking websites without prior permission of senior police officers. The apex court, which refused to pass an order for a blanket ban on the arrest of a person for making objectionable...
  • Kerala: Technopark phase III nears completion 22-11-2012 12:22 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state-of-the-art twin tower of one million sq. ft built-up area, the third phase of Technopark, is nearly ready for inauguration. The twin towers have been named Aanamudi and Ponmudi after the two mountain peaks in the state. Allotment of space has begun, and 40 companies have taken up...
  • Tamil Nadu to draft new IT policy: Jaya 22-12-2011 03:23 AM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said her government plans to come out with a new policy on information technology (IT) to catapult the state to the number one position in the sector. Speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-organised 'Connect 2011' IT conference here, Jayalalithaa...
  • 2012 will be a challenging year for IT firms: TCS 15-12-2011 09:43 PM

    Mumbai: The depreciation in rupee's value is likely to benefit software exporters, but the global macro economic situation will pose a challenge for the industry next year, a top official of IT giant TCS said on Thursday. "This year has gone very well and better than what we expected. Next...
  • Karnataka may prove scams don't deter investors 29-11-2011 01:53 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka, which has been in the news more for corruption scandals than the robust show by its iconic IT firms in the face of global meltdown, may prove that scams may not deter investors. In spite of debilitating scandals that have brought disrepute to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),...
  • Cognizant replaces Wipro as no.3 IT firm 03-08-2011 12:11 PM

    Bangalore: US-based Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's quarterly revenue, which grew 34.4 per cent to $ 1.49 billion, outpaced India's No.3 software services exporter Wipro's IT services revenue of $ 1.41 billion. Cognizant continued its scorching growth and forecast a strong third quarter, at a time when rival Indian IT services...
  • Milind Deora: from a guitarist to a minister 12-07-2011 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: A new generation politician, Milind Deora, who has inherited his father's legacy, makes a debut in the Union Council of Ministers and is one of its youngest members. Modern, dynamic and suave, Milind(34) is a two-term Member of Lok Sabha from South Mumbai, a constituency nurtured by his...