POLICY

  • Facebook finalises its simplified privacy policy; to go into effect January 1, 2015 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Facebook, which invited users to comment on its new privacy policy until November 20, is now ready with the final version that will go into effect January 1, 2015. The company has already started sending out notifications informing users of the updated terms, data policy, and cookies policy...
  • Barack Obama heckled over immigration policies in Chicago appearance 2 days ago

    Chicago: President Barack Obama was interrupted several times by hecklers during a speech on his immigration policy on Tuesday, and their complaint was that his plan did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. At least four hecklers, all of them women, yelled at the President at the...
  • Centre framing new education policy, to come out by 2015: Smriti Irani November 15, 2014

    Varanasi: The NDA government was framing a new education policy to remove existing loopholes and give maximum and easy access to better education to all sections of the society, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday. The new policy, she said, is expected to come out next year. "We want...
  • Birsa Munda Jayanti: 5 biggest tribal issues still remain unaddressed in Jharkhand November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar on Bhagwan Birsa Munda's birthday in 2000. The election season has begun and political parties are campaigning with old and new promises. But the policies of the nine governments, all headed by tribal chief ministers in the last 14 years, have widely been...
  • Facebook collects information from the photos you share, tracks what you do on WhatsApp: 5 things to know about the company's new privacy policy November 15, 2014

    New York: Facebook is once again trying to simplify its privacy policy, largely to address criticisms that it's too complex and lengthy for the average user. Laid out with illustrations into short subsections, the new policy explains what types of information Facebook collects and how it uses the data. The new...
  • Facebook attempts to simplify privacy policy again, invites user comments November 14, 2014

    New York: One more time, Facebook is trying to simplify its lengthy privacy policy - and make it much shorter - to explain how it targets advertisements to its 1.35 billion users. The world's largest online social network uses the information people share on its site, along with the apps they...
  • China has its way on APEC free-trade deal November 11, 2014

    Beijing: APEC leaders agreed to work towards possible adoption of a "historic" free-trade deal proposed by China, in a victory for the Communist giant as it strives for a bigger role in formulating global trade policy. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members' endorsement of a roadmap for promoting the Free...
  • Factors likely to determine polling pattern in Jharkhand November 11, 2014

    Ranchi: Jharkhand is well known for two things: rich mineral wealth and oldest tribes. Much has been said about the development of this backward region but no party has come up with a clear vision to take the state forward. We spoke to students, young executives, writers and people from all...
  • New educational policy likely to come out next year: Smriti Irani November 2, 2014

    Kochi: The new educational policy of the BJP-led NDA government is likely to be rolled out next year, Union HRD minister Smriti Irani said on Sunday. "The deliberations on the proposed new policy will start next year and we should have a policy," she said. "We will start a new educational...
  • Bangalore rape: Such incidents happened earlier as well, says ex-student October 31, 2014

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, an ex student of the school claimed that there had been more such incidents in the school in the past. "This incident has come out now but there was another man, over 60 years old, who used to do the same thing but that never came out...
  • India, US trade meeting likely in November October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The high-level Trade Policy Forum (TPF) of India and the US is expected to meet after a 4-year gap on November 25 to provide a boost to bilateral commerce and investment. India and US trade officials have prepared the framework for the ministerial level meeting of the TPF,...
  • Kerala liquor sale falls after new liquor policy October 24, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sales have fallen with the new liquor policy being in force in Kerala since September, a minister said on Friday. Excise Minister K Babu told reporters that ever since the Congress-led UDF government assumed office in 2011, the rate of growth of liquor sales, which stood at 21 per cent,...
  • Indian government finalises policy that allows Tibetans in exile to start enterprises October 22, 2014

    Dharamsala: After getting the right to exercise their franchise in the Indian political system, Tibetans in exile can now start their own enterprises. A decision to this effect was finalised following the approval of the "Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014" by the government of India this week, an official said here Wednesday. According...
  • RBI redistributes work among Deputy Governors October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank, which is in the process of restructuring some of its departments, redistributed work among its four Deputy Governors. It said that consequent on reorganisation of the departments/work areas in the Reserve Bank effective on November 3, 2014, the portfolios of the Deputy Governors has been redistributed....
  • MHA to frame new anti-Naxal Naxal policy, plans a carrot and stick policy October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs is framing a new set of anti-Naxal policy to tackle the menace in various states of India. The new policies are expected to allow massive use of force coupled with targeted development to neutralise Naxals. The MHA is likely to seek Cabinet approval...
  • HC asks Maharashtra government to frame fresh witness protection policy October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to frame a fresh policy by November 30 to provide protection to witnesses in the light of its observations and recommendations made by the Law Commission of India. "Until the new policy is formulated, we direct the State Government to...
  • India's first national policy on mental health launched October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The union health ministry on Friday launched the country's first ever mental health policy to provide access to good quality treatment to mentally ill people with the focus on those living in poverty. The policy, launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, is backed up by the "Mental Health...
  • Finance Ministry, RBI to decide on monetary policy framework by December end October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry and the RBI will finalise a new monetary policy framework by December end under which the central bank will pursue the retail inflation target to be decided by the government. According to official sources, the internal work for the new...
  • Full text: RBI's fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday left all key rates unchanged citing continued risks to inflation and difficult external situation especially on the geopolitical front. Here is the full text of the report: ...
  • Reserve Bank of India keeps key rates unchanged September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India did not spring up any surprise move in its fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review. The central bank has kept key rates unchanged. This is the fourth consecutive time that the RBI has kept key interest rates unchanged despite clamours from the industry to...
  • India is a long-term bet, but only with good policies and economic support, says Rajeev Bhaman September 27, 2014

    India is a strong long-term bet, but only if policy and economic support comes in says Rajeev Bhaman of Oppenheimer-funds. Speaking to CNBC-TV18'S Shereeen Bhan, Bhaman says that the indices do not necessarily show a full picture of the India story since most of the euphoria is in a small...
  • Government begins revision of skill development policy September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming skill development and entrepreneurship "critical" for developing youth as productive workforce, the government today said that it has initiated the process of revising the National Policy on Skill Development. The government has also directed the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) to create a web portal where persons interested...
  • Textiles Minister to meet state ministers on new textile policy on Wednesday September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar will deliberate upon measures to increase production, boost exports and generate employment in the textiles sector at a meeting with state ministers on Wednesday. The annual conference with state textiles ministers will discuss the suggestions received from states for framing the new textiles policy. "The...
  • Facebook temporarily restores hundreds of deleted drag queen profiles September 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of selfdescribed drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account holders to use their real names rather than drag names such as Lil Ms. Hot Mess and Sister Roma. The company restored the names on Wednesday...
  • India and China look to put knotty relations on new footing September 17, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The electricity board in this Indian city has been instructed to avoid any power cuts and officials have been told to have their shoes polished and their shirts tucked in, nothing has been left to chance for this week's visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. India's new Prime Minister, Narendra...
  • Acting with social, health issues in mind: Kerala government to HC on liquor policy September 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has filed an affidavit in the High Court on its new liquor policy. The government explained that it decided to go ahead with the liquor policy keeping in mind the social and health aspects of the people of the state. The government said the right to...
  • Delhi government hires 6,000 teachers to fill shortage in schools September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To overcome the problem of shortage of teachers in the government schools in the national capital, Delhi government has hired more than 6,000 guest teachers and 10,000 more are expected to join soon, a senior official said. "Several initiatives are being taken to fill the gap of shortage...
  • Liquor prohibition: Do partial bans work? September 11, 2014

    It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. CNNIBN asks whether the partial liquor bans work. ...
  • Relief for Kerala bar owners, SC directs state not to cancel their licences till September 30 September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a temporary relief for Kerala bar owners, the Supreme Court directed the Kerala government not to cancel their licences till September 30. The SC asked Kerala HC to hear the petition challenging the state government's prohibition policy as soon as possible. Hitting out hard on the state government, the...
  • Dday for Kerala bar owners, SC to hear plea against liquor ban order today September 11, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: It is a big day for the bar owners in Kerala, whose plea against cancellation of their licences will be heard in the Supreme Court on Thursday. The SC had on Wednesday questioned the logic behind the state government's new liquor policy for limiting bar licences to only 5star...