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  • IT giant TCS crosses Rs 5 lakh crore market cap; first by an Indian company 1 week ago

    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 (m-cap) of TCS soared to Rs 5,06,703.34...
  • Akhilesh Yadav gets luxury cars, but cuts budget for women's panel July 15, 2014

    As women's safety continues to be a cause for concern in Uttar Pradesh, here's a shocker: An activist has found that the Akhilesh Yadav government has drastically downsized the budget of the state women's commission but has the money for two seven-seater Mercedes cars and two similar Land Cruisers. A Right...
  • Over 66,000 RTI appeals pending before 6 information centres: survey July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A survey conducted by Commonwealth Human Rights initiative raises serious questions on the lack of transparency in the functioning of Information Commissions across the country. Report says that more than 66,000 appeals and complaints pending in just 6 information commissions across the country, Maharashtra commission tops the list with...
  • After Prakash Javadekar's punctuality check, I&B to install biometric attendance July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Following a surprise check by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar which found several employees not reporting on time, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has initiated the process of installation of biometric attendance system. The ministry has invited quotations for the installation of biometric device for attendance system through...
  • 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...
  • Depiction of rash driving should come with warnings: I&B June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Following concerns expressed by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has advised media organisations that appropriate warnings should accompany any depiction of rash and negligent driving. The advisory comes days after senior BJP leader and Cabinet minister Gopinath Munde lost his life following...
  • No curbs on press freedom, assures Javadekar June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will not do anything to curb the freedom of the press in any form but the media should develop a mechanism to decide its responsibilities, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday. "Sacrifices of many leaders during freedom struggle and Emergency contributed immensely to the...
  • Need to focus on conservation of forest lands through GSI: Vasundhara Raje June 16, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday laid stress on protection of wildlife and said there was a need to strike a balance between conservation of forest lands and development through Geographic Information System (GIS) technique. All state government departments should go the extra mile and cooperate with each other keeping...
  • China no threat to Indian IT: Infosys June 16, 2014

    Beijing: China's burgeoning IT industry is not a threat to the Indian software industry yet, but it is well entrenched in the domestic market to make the Indian majors sweat to gain entry, says a top Indian IT official. "Our $ 100 billion software industry is under no threat from...
  • Prakash Javadekar elected as Rajya Sabha member from MP June 12, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar was declared on Thursday elected as the Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh. The result was declared by the State Assembly's Principal Secretary and Returning Officer for the Rajya Sabha bypoll, Bhagwandev Israni. Israni handed over the certificate of election to...
  • 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 four-storey 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 28-year-old 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...
  • Three villagers killed by Maoists on suspicion of being police informers June 4, 2014

    Three villagers were shot dead allegedly by Maoists, who suspected that the trio was working against the banned outfit at Jojo in Khunti district, police said. The deceased identified as Dubraj Manki, Nagi Manki and Surya Hansda were gunned down by the rebels suspecting them of being involved in anti-Maoist activities...
  • 'SMS alert' service to start soon in all Thane courts May 17, 2014

    Thane: Lawyers of the petitioners and respondents in all courts of the district may soon get SMS alerts regarding status of the pleas filed, on their mobile phones through new service called Case Information System (CIS). In a circular, Thane District Courts Bar Association recently asked its members to submit their...
  • India, others sign pact for automatic sharing of tax info: Chidambaram May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: India and scores of other countries, including Switzerland, have adopted a global declaration for automatic exchange of tax information, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday. The adoption of the Declaration on Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters last week comes in the backdrop of India stepping up...
  • DD's Modi interview: Prasar again writes to I&B Ministry May 11, 2014

    Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has again sought an assurance from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry that its reccommendations would not be ignored if an inquiry is held into the controversial editing of Doordarshan's Narendra Modi interview. Sources said that Prasar Bharati's Principal Advisor V A M Hussain has written a letter...
  • Murlidhar Tiwari appointed new VC of Barkatullah University April 26, 2014

    Noted academician Murlidhar Tiwari has taken over as the new Vice-Chancellor (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...
  • Cyber space, a new domain of war: Antony April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising incidents of hacking of military networks, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said cyber space was the new domain of war and asked top Army brass to ensure security of critical information infrastructure of the force. He said rapid...
  • BJP's MP unit gets notice for non-compliance of RTI mechanism March 11, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Information Commission on Tuesday directed issuance of notice to state BJP unit for alleged non-compliance of RTI mechanism at its office here. The action came following a complaint by RTI activist Ajay Dubey, who approached the State Information Commission (SIC) after he allegedly did not find any mechanism by...
  • 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...
  • CIC, Information Commissioners take oath in Raj Bhawan February 12, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on Tuesday administered oath of office to the newly appointed Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of the State and four Information Commissioners. KD Khan has been appointed CIC, while Gopal Krishna Dandotiya, Atmadeep, Jai Kishan Sharma and Hiralal Trivedi have been named Commissioners. The Governor administered...
  • CIC issues notice to six political parties on non-compliance February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Central Information Commission has issued notices to six national parties seeking details of action taken by them to implement Right to Information Act in accordance with its directions issued last year. The Commission, a quasi-judicial body on RTI Act, asked Congress, BJP, NCP, CPI-M, CPI and BSP to provide...
  • 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 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 labour...
  • Life expectancy increased by 5 years in the past decade, claims UPA January 27, 2014

    As the second term of the United Progressive Alliance nears its end, a data released by the government shows that the health indicators across the country have shown significant improvements in the last 10 years. According to a Press Information Bureau release, life expectancy across India has increased by 5 years...
  • CBI arrests man who 'hacked' over 900 accounts for a fee January 24, 2014

    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 on...
  • Over 15,000 RTI appeals, complaints pending with State Information Commission January 19, 2014

    Over 15,000 appeals and complaints filed by various applicants under the RTI Act are pending with Madhya Pradesh State Information Commission (MPSIC), which is without its chief and others commissioners for over a year. As many as 15,130 cases- 13,098 appeals and 2,032 complaints, under the Right to Information Act were...
  • I&B Ministry issues new guidelines for television rating agencies January 18, 2014

    The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has notified the guidelines that lay a framework for television rating agencies to function. Following the approval by the Union cabinet, the I&B ministry has notified the guidelines on Thursday. The guidelines would come into force after 30 days from the date of notification, official sources...
  • Goa: 24X7 call centre launched to tackle power consumer woes January 14, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa government on Tuesday launched a round-the-clock call centre for power consumers in its efforts to streamline the complaint mechanism. State electricity department sources said that the call centre is available at a dial of 135 and it can be accessed round the clock. Goa based Hello information services...
  • HC asks IIIT Allahabad Director MD Tiwari to step down January 9, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday asked the Director of Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad to step down and hand over the charge to the "senior-most Dean" of the institution. A Division Bench comprising Justices Arun Tandon and SP Kesarwani dismissed a petition filed by the Director of IIT MD...