Guidelines

  • Tamil Nadu government frames new guidelines for running women hostels June 26, 2014

    Chennai: Taking a strong view of the recent incident of rape of two minor girls, Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced new guidelines for running hostels to ensure safety and security for girl students, teenage girls and working women across the state. The new guidelines makes it mandatory for hostels...
  • Rear seat belt should be optional, not mandatory: Kerala Transport Minister June 15, 2014

    Kerala Traffic Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan on Sunday said, "I cannot agree with the idea of tormenting the passengers by insisting that they put on rear seat belts, when this mechanism is not available in all the cars. We cannot implement this rule before rectifying such issues. How can we insist...
  • CBI's fresh guidelines for probe against Joint Secretary or above officers May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday issued fresh guidelines for its officers asking them to take permission of the Additional Director or above before beginning investigation against any joint secretary and above rank officers in the government. The direction comes in the wake of a recent Supreme Court judgement which struck down...
  • EC to keep tabs on poll ads in social media, issues guidelines March 19, 2014

    With political parties using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook in a big way for campaigning in Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission has issued detailed guidelines for political advertisements on such platforms that include obtaining certification for contents before putting them in public domain. The Election Commission has also...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims March 4, 2014

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along with...
  • How Bhanwari Devi's fight for justice brought Vishaka Guidelines February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Bhanwari Devi, her name is synonymous with the women's movement in India but justice continues to elude her. Bhanwari is a saathin, a grassroot worker who's employed as part of the Women's Development Project in Rajasthan and her fight for women's right continues. She was gangraped by the...
  • SC asks Centre to respond on safety measures at Kudankulam February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from Centre and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) on implementation of safety guidelines issued by it for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu. A bench headed by Justice KS Radhakrishnan asked the authorities to file report within three weeks on a...
  • Tihar Jail inmates go on hunger strike over new rule on meeting kin February 13, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 50 inmates of Tihar Jail have gone on a hunger strike against a recent guideline by prison authorities which allows them to meet their relatives only once a week instead of the two times which was the norm before. As per fresh guidelines issued by Tihar Jail...
  • Sports Ministry issues new guidelines for Arjuna Awards January 4, 2014

    New Delhi: To avoid any controversy on the criteria for giving away Arjuna Awards, the Sports Ministry on Friday decided to grant 90 per cent weightage to medal winners of various international championships and sports events of disciplines covered in Olympics (Summer, Winter and Paralympics), Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. The...
  • Rules for admission to nursery relaxed in Delhi December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has relaxed the guidelines for nursery admissions following a meeting with school authorities. According to reports, the Lieutenant Governor has modified the distance criteria for admissions from six kilometre to eight kilometre, giving parents more choices of schools for their wards. However, there was...
  • Delhi school authorities to challenge new nursery guidelines December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: New nursery admission guidelines announced by Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung have been welcomed by parents but have left school authorities miffed over abolishment of management quota. According to reports, major schools in the city are all set to challenge it. With the new guidelines in place, parents...
  • Delhi: Parents welcome new nursery guidelines, school authorities unhappy December 19, 2013

    New nursery admission guidelines announced in the city have been welcomed by parents but have left school authorities miffed over abolishment of management quota. Schools are also unhappy over fixed points system and the preference being given to children living within a distance of six km from the school. According to...
  • Delhi: No management quota in nursery admissions December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: In a good news for parents seeking nursery admissions for their children in New Delhi, the management quota has been scrapped and the neighbourhood factor will be now given priority. The decision comes after Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung issued new guidelines for Nursery admissions following a Delhi...
  • Delhi: New guidelines for nursery admissions December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has issued guidelines for nursery admissions after the Delhi High Court passed an order following a PIL by a social jurist. The following are the important points of the guidelines: 1) There will be no management quota from now on. The entire concept of...
  • Corporate India taking more steps against harassment at work: survey December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A year after the December 16 Delhi gangrape, awareness is on the rise in the corporate world as well. A study conducted by industry body Assocham has found that there has been a rise in Corporate India putting in place institutional mechanisms to deal with sexual harassment cases. The...
  • CJ Show: How my boss sexually harassed me at workplace December 15, 2013

    An ex-journalist speaks out against sexual harassment at workplace. ...
  • EC working on guidelines to restrict announcing of poll freebies August 21, 2013

    The Election Commission is working on framing of open-ended guidelines to restrict announcing of freebies in poll manifestos, an idea strongly opposed by many political parties. Though the parties barring the BSP have vehemently opposed any restriction on them in announcing freebies in election manifestos during their recent interaction with...
  • Govt frames guidelines to regulate sale, use of acid August 19, 2013

    To regulate sale and use of acid in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has framed guidelines for business establishments, educational institutions and hospitals, a senior government official said at Lucknow on Monday. "Under the new guidelines, no shopkeeper will sell acid to a person below 18 years of age," Principal Secretary...
  • Government comes out with guidelines for 'green' hotels August 13, 2013

    Top hotels could soon be donating leftover untouched food and partially used toiletries, allowing guests to order half portions and buying toilet tissue and towels made from recycled paper, besides re-using all their waste waste under the government's green agenda. Amid concerns that posh hotels generate a lot of wastage and...
  • Walmart violated Indian rules governing foreign investment: CBI July 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Walmart Stores Inc violated Indian rules governing foreign investment, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said in a letter to a member of Parliament seen by Reuters. The CBI said in the letter that according to its analysis, Walmart's investment violated Reserve Bank of India guidelines and Foreign Exchange Management...
  • Aadhar will bring transparency in the banking sector: Latha Venketesh June 20, 2013

    With successive Cobrapost sting operations revealing widespread violation of RBI guidelines and rules by state-owned banks, private Indian banks and even foreign banks, how can the system be streamlined so that the banks tow the line? CNBC-TV18's banking editor Latha Venkatesh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q....
  • Disclose structure of capital instruments: RBI to Banks May 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Tuesday asked lenders to disclose structure of capital instruments issued at least on a half-yearly basis along with financial earnings report. "This disclosure requirement is intended to meet the Basel III requirement to provide a description of the main features of capital instruments," said the...
  • No framework to regulate private security agencies: SC April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Monday told the Supreme Court that there were no guidelines or rules to regulate the working of private security agencies and an offence by a private security guard would be individual in nature and no liability could be attributed to their agency. "There is no...
  • DCPCR lays down guidelines to prevent child abuse April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid nationwide outcry over the rape of a 5-year-old girl in the national capital, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights has formulated guidelines for prevention of child abuse in the country. "Child abuse is a crime against one of the most vulnerable sections of our society...
  • SC notice on plea seeking rape probe guidelines April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central and state governments on a petition seeking framing of guidelines on registering and probing cases of sexual offences against women. An apex court bench of Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra issued notice on the petition filed by...
  • RBI releases guidelines for new bank licences February 22, 2013

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India today issued the much-awaited guidelines for new bank licences, allowing corporates and public sector entities with sound credentials and a minimum track record of 10 years to enter the banking business. The Reserve Bank, which has laid down an elaborate 'fit and proper' criteria,...
  • New privacy guidelines for mobile applications February 3, 2013

    Washington: The Federal Trade Commission has issued a wide-reaching set of new guidelines for makers of mobile platforms and developers of applications for mobile telephones and tablets to safeguard users' privacy. The non-binding guidelines, published in a report, include the recommendation that companies should obtain consumers' consent before including location tracking...
  • New guidelines for Delhi hospitals to examine rape victims January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has come up with new Medico Legal Case (MLC) guidelines for rapid response by hospitals to examine sexual assault victims, an official said on Friday. The guidelines were framed following the gruesome gangrape of a 23-year-old woman December 16 in Delhi. The woman died of injuries...
  • Goa: Tougher norms for gambling in casinos January 11, 2013

    Panaji: Casinos in Goa will now be monitored and for gamblers, entering licensed gambling hubs would be akin to walking into an income tax office. In a fresh modification of the existing guidelines to casino operations, the Goa government has introduced stringent measures, which includes casinos requiring customers to fill...
  • SC refuses to formulate media guidelines September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that guideline for media reporting cannot be made across the board. Pointing out that in certain cases it is necessary to pass postponement orders in order to prevent the prejudicing of the order, the five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court observed...