INFORMATION

  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Nirbhaya documentary, Rajnath says filmmaker violated rules 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    After the testimony of the Nirbhaya rapist Mukesh Singh sent shockwaves across the nation, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued a notice banning the telecast of the documentary containing his interview. ...
  • Mumbai: MNS activists allegedly vandalise Kharghar toll plaza on Tuesday evening 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Nearly ten to twelve men, suspected to be workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have allegedly attacked a toll plaza in Navi Mumbai's Kharghar on Tuesday evening. Reportedly, the manager at the toll plaza, Rakesh Singh has sustained injuries. The act was caught on the CCTV cameras installed...
  • Dispose off RTI applications, appeals as per guidelines: Government to departments February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has asked ministries to properly dispose off applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority while...
  • CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani defends controversial list February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Tuesday defended the banned words list issued by CBFC, saying anyone having a problem with the guidelines should approach the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Nihalani, who was appointed as Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief after Leela Samson resigned, was criticised by...
  • Have you done away with 2-finger test: CIC asks Delhi government February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has asked Delhi government to suo moto make public whether the controversial two-finger test to determine rape has been banned in the national capital after the health department failed to spell out a clear policy on it. The matter reached Central Information Commission after an...
  • 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...
  • Censor Board not autonomous, Leela Samson took right decision, says member Pankaj Sharma January 17, 2015

    A day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government, Censor Board member Pankaj Sharma said that the government has ignored appeals of CBFC members to empower the panel. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said on Saturday, "The board has not met for the past one year....
  • Nine CBFC members resign citing interference, corruption in I&B Ministry January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification have sent their resignation letters to the Information and Broadcasting Minister on Saturday citing interference and corruption in the ministry. The resignations came a day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government. In their letter to...
  • MSG row takes its toll, Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar resigns in support of chief Leela Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar has also decided to quit. Bhaskar said, "My letter will go in the evening. I've decided to resign. Our members had discussed on this issue...
  • Show us proof of coercion, I&B Ministry asks Censor Board ex-chief Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption and coercion in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the ministry has hit back at her demanding proofs for her allegations. "The chairperson has spoken of coercion. The government would like to see the letter which can prove...
  • Protesting against corruption in I&B Ministry, Censor Board chief Leela Samson resigns January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Citing interference and corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Censor Board chief Leela Samson has resigned from the top post in the panel. In a statement on her resignation, Samson mentioned "interference, coercion and corruption of panel members and officers of the organisation appointed by the Ministry" as...
  • Live TV coverage of anti-terror operations may be banned December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Live coverage of anti-terror operations by television channels is likely to be banned soon as the Home Ministry has asked the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to amend the rules to stop such telecast. Citing the unpleasant experience during 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks when news channels broadcast NSG operations...
  • 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...
  • New system to check suspicious passengers at airport from Thursday November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: An electronic system for alerting authorities about suspicious travellers will be launched on Thursday at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The new electronic Indian Customs Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) has been developed by the National Informatics Centre with the help of the Directorate General of Systems under...
  • G20 vows to put in place tax information exchange mechanism by 2017 November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: The G20 leaders on Sunday committed to put in place a mechanism for automatic exchange of tax information between member countries by 2017, an issue which has been continuously raised by India at international fora to check the menace of black money. The leaders of 20 developing and developed...
  • Personal information can't be shared even if spouse demands it: CIC October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Details about finances of a woman cannot be given by a public authority even to her husband under the Right to Information Act as it is personal information, the Central Information Commission has said. According to Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu, when couples are entangled in legal disputes such...
  • Black money case fallout: India pulls out of multilateral information sharing agreement October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Centre submitted its list of 627 Indians who have accounts in HSBC bank, Geneva for tax probe for suspected black money to Supreme Court, India has pulled out of multilateral information sharing agreement. The Mutilateral Competent Authority Agreement was signed by 51 countries in Berlin...
  • Himachal Pradesh to be free of open defecation by 2019 October 26, 2014

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has prepared an action plan to achieve all targets under the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', thereby ensuring a clean state free of open defecation by 2019, an official said on Sunday. The aim of the government under the 'Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan' a demand-driven and community-led programme to achieve the...
  • 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...
  • Internet can't be managed as private property: India tells UN October 15, 2014

    United Nations: Underscoring its commitment to the "free growth" of the Internet, India has told the UN General Assembly that the cyberspace cannot be managed as a "private property" and its management should be "transparent and democratic" in nature. "As a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and democratic society, India is fully committed...
  • 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...
  • Give reasons for seeking information under RTI: Madras High Court September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a serious blow to transparency regime in the country, the Madras High Court has said RTI applicants must give reasons for seeking information as it gave relief to its Registry from disclosing file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate. A division bench comprising justices...
  • Dos and don'ts: 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches September 20, 2014

    New York: Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its checkout terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped...
  • Information and Broadcast Ministry clears 26 new channels September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Pending proposals of 26 new television channels have been cleared by the Information and Broadcast Ministry, taking the total number of channels in the country to above 800. I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said he has cleared 26 pending proposals of new channels in news, current affairs and entertainment and...
  • Tamil Nadu: Police seek information on 900yearold idol of Lord Nataraja abroad September 6, 2014

    Chennai: Alerted about a 900yearold idol of Lord Nataraja, said to have been smuggled abroad and bought by an art gallery for a princely sum, Tamil Nadu police sought information from public as well as officials to help them trace it. Releasing a picture of the idol, police announced a...
  • Ministers have freedom to take decisions under Modi: Javadekar September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government nears its 100 days in power, each ministry has given a report card on the measures taken till now. Environment and Information Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he has changed the "negative image" of the Environment Ministry. "The ministry had acquired a negative...
  • Decide complaint against Sonia Gandhi in 6 months: Delhi HC to CIC August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Central Information Commission to decide in six months a complaint against Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the issue of noncompliance of transparency panel's directions that the party was answerable under the RTI Act. Noted RTI activist RK Jain had approached the Commission...
  • Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sports Minister August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was responding to a...
  • Delhi: Three arrested for posing as CBI informers August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Three men were arrested from West Delhi's Uttam Nagar area for allegedly cheating people by posing as CBI informers, police said on Tuesday. Two of the accused Hari Prakash Sharma (31), a resident of Sonepat in Haryana, and Prahlad Bhagat Sharma (59) were together running the business...