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  • Cyber space, a new domain of war: Antony 22-04-2014 08:37 AM

    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 growth and dependence on...
  • BJP's MP unit gets notice for non-compliance of RTI mechanism 11-03-2014 05:15 PM

    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...
  • 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,"...
  • CIC, Information Commissioners take oath in Raj Bhawan 12-02-2014 09:05 AM

    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...
  • CIC issues notice to six political parties on non-compliance 10-02-2014 05:16 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Life expectancy increased by 5 years in the past decade, claims UPA 27-01-2014 10:25 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Over 15,000 RTI appeals, complaints pending with State Information Commission 19-01-2014 02:31 PM

    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...
  • I&B Ministry issues new guidelines for television rating agencies 17-01-2014 09:12 PM

    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...
  • Goa: 24X7 call centre launched to tackle power consumer woes 14-01-2014 12:25 PM

    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...
  • HC asks IIIT Allahabad Director MD Tiwari to step down 09-01-2014 07:41 AM

    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...
  • UP Information commissioners' appointment challenged in court 04-01-2014 09:16 PM

    A day after the Uttar Pradesh government appointed eight information commissioners, the decision was challenged before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court (HC). In a writ petition, Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Amitabh Thakur, among the 600 plus applicants for the eight posts, alleged that the selection process...
  • Manish Sisodia, from journalist to Kejriwal's man Friday 28-12-2013 05:31 PM

    Manish Sisodia, the man Friday of Arvind Kejriwal, came to prominence during Anna Hazare's movement for Jan Lokpal Bill in 2011. The 41-year-old is also part of AAP's central working committee and it came as no surprise that he was selected in Kejriwal's Cabinet. He has been given charge of...
  • 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....
  • Abhay Deol to star in Ajay Bahl's film 'The Informer' 24-12-2013 12:19 PM

    Mumbai: 'B.A. Pass' director Ajay Bahl, who is ready to roll his next film, an adaptation of Akimitsu Takagi's Japanese novel 'The Informer' has decided to cast Abhay Deol as one of the leads in the thriller. Abhay may be seen as one of the protagonists along with the Sikkimese...
  • NTCA says no to reintroduction of white tigers in MP 22-12-2013 01:32 PM

    The National Tiger Conservation Authority has refused to give its nod for reintroduction of white tigers in Madhya Pradesh saying they have no "conservation value", a decision that may come as a setback to the state's efforts to secure these rare species. The decision was taken sometime ago during a...
  • Sushma Singh to take over as Chief Information Commissioner 05-12-2013 03:18 PM

    Sushma Singh, the senior most Information Commissioner, will be the next Chief Information Commissioner of India and will succeed Deepak Sandhu, who completes her term. The decision on appointing Singh, a former IAS officer, as the next CIC was taken unanimously by a panel comprising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Leader...
  • SC asks Centre to frame guidelines to regulate TV contents 29-11-2013 06:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked three central ministries and others including Press Council of India (PCI) to respond to a PIL seeking framing of guidelines to regulate contents of television channels. A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued notices to ministries of...
  • Congress believes in delivering on promises, says Rahul 22-11-2013 06:39 PM

    As campaigning for the November 25 Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh reached its crescendo, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his party believes in delivering on promises it makes and cited two landmark legislations to back his claim. "The Congress does not believe in making tall promises. But...
  • 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...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules 15-11-2013 10:02 PM

    With Doordarshan missing out the telecast of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's last two tests due to present rules of coverage, Prasar Bharati has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking immediate amendment of these for the benefit of fans. In a communication to the ministry, Prasar Bharati has sought...
  • VIPs nominated relatives, friends for Padma awards 2013: RTI query 09-11-2013 02:24 PM

    New Delhi: There is a controversy brewing over the 2013 Padma awards. An RTI application filed reveals that VIPs nominated family members and colleagues in sheer disregard to conflict of interest. The RTI reveals that some recommended as many as 25 nominees for the Padma awards. Congress treasurer Motilal Vora,...
  • I-Day speech row: Is the government trying to control TV news content? 07-11-2013 11:41 PM

    After advocating a ban on opinion polls, the Congress party on Thursday decided to boycott television debates on opinion polls. The Congress, staring at a massive defeat if pre-poll surveys by news channels are right, defended its warning to electronic media on the coverage of PM's Independence Day speech and...
  • Apple says Indian agencies sought information on 65 Apple devices in 2013 07-11-2013 03:27 PM

    Mumbai: Technology giant Apple has disclosed that it has received 27 device requests, which are mostly related to seeking information about lost or stolen handsets, from Indian law enforcement agencies in the first six months of this year. The total number of such requests from global law enforcement agencies is...
  • Parliamentary panel to examine proposed changes in RTI Act 04-11-2013 09:21 PM

    A parliamentary standing committee will commence proceedings on Wednesday to examine the amendment to the Right to Information Act which seeks to neutralise the verdict of the Central Information Commission (CIC). The amendment to the RTI Act is rooted in the June 3, 2013 verdict of the CIC. The CIC...
  • Karnataka to make IT industry an essential service 22-10-2013 11:08 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government is planning to declare IT industry and all IT enabled services as essential services. The IT industry will come under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) once the government formally notifies its order. It will exempt the I-T industry from bandhs, strikes and long holidays. According...
  • Single window clearance for film shootings soon: Manish Tewari 20-10-2013 02:24 PM

    Mumbai: The proposed single window service for promoting Cinema Tourism in the country is set to become operational soon, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said here Saturday. With a rich heritage and diverse geography, India has great potential as a destination for film shooting. However, the current system of...
  • SC quashes plea, says co-operative societies don't come under RTI Act 15-10-2013 05:53 PM

    Co-operative societies do not fall within the ambit of Right to Information Act, the Supreme Court has said while quashing a Kerala government circular to bring all such societies within the scope of the transparency law. A bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri said mere supervision or regulation...
  • 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...