Transparency

  • Land Rover debuts invisible car technology that makes the bonnet appear transparent 10-04-2014 01:41 PM

    Land Rover is experimenting with an invisible car technology that makes your bonnet appear transparent and the front of the car virtually invisible from inside the cabin.The new technology provides full visibility of what is underneath and in front of the car, with total clarity of otherwise hidden obstacles."Cameras located...
  • Apple's 'transparent texting' lets you see what's ahead while you are texting and walking 31-03-2014 04:59 PM

    Washington: US tech giant Apple has filed a patent for new technology that aims to make texting while walking safer by replacing the text background with a live video feed of whatever is in front of the smartphone user. Many smartphone users keep their eyes glued to the screens while...
  • AAP apologises to Transparency International for claims by leaders 18-02-2014 03:56 PM

    New Delhi: A major embarrassment for the Aam Aadmi Party as it apologised to the Transparency International for the claims made by the party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal and other leaders regarding a study. AAP leader Shazia ilmi had claimed that a Transperancy International study had shown a decrease in...
  • Paramilitary forces to use CCTVs, RFID tags to recruit jawans 03-02-2014 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: The recruitment procedure for jawans and other junior-rank officials in central paramilitary forces of the country is set for a change as the Union Home Ministry has decided to usher transparency in the process by using gadgets like CCTV cameras and RFID tags. The Ministry, which plans to...
  • Google Transparency Report: India maintains 2nd position on snoopy countries list 15-11-2013 06:39 AM

    San Francisco: Google is rebuffing governments more frequently as authorities in the US and other countries get more aggressive about mining the Internet for information about people's online activities. The latest snapshot emerged Thursday in the Google Transparency Report that the company has released every six months for the past...
  • File online RTI pleas for all central government departments from Wednesday 21-08-2013 02:57 AM

    Citizens will be able to file RTI applications online from Wednesday in all central government ministries and departments in the national capital. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy will launch the portal-- www.rtionline.gov.in-- at a function in Delhi on Wednesday. Moving further towards greater transparency...
  • Activists to move court if Parliament approves changes in RTI Act 13-08-2013 03:49 AM

    Activists working to promote Right to Information (RTI) Act on Monday said they will move court if Parliament gives its nod to amendments in the transparency law aimed at providing immunity to political parties from providing information. A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday to keep political...
  • Barack Obama pledges greater transparency in surveillance programmes 11-08-2013 06:09 AM

    President Barack Obama announced plans on Friday to limit sweeping US government surveillance programmes that have come under criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor, saying the United States "can and must be more transparent." "Given the history of abuse by governments, it's right to ask questions about...
  • Barack Obama to unveil steps to increase surveillance transparency 10-08-2013 06:07 AM

    US President Barack Obama will unveil new measures on Friday to increase transparency and build public trust in controversial government surveillance programs, a senior administration official said. Obama is scheduled to give a press conference at 3:00 pm eastern time (1900 GMT) from the White House. Civil liberty groups and...
  • Amendments to Registration Act to help land owners 09-08-2013 07:43 PM

    New Delhi: A bill to amend the century old Registration Act, introduced in the Rajya Sabha, will help in implementation of the proposed Land Acquisition legislation and allow land owners to get market value for their land. According to Rural Development Ministry officials, certain proposed amendments in the Registration (Amendment)...
  • US tops in Twitter user data requests, India among the least 02-08-2013 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: US government, which has been in eye of a storm due to the snooping PRISM programme, had the lion's share in user data requests under it between January-June 2013, while India had less than 10 such requests, says the social networking site Twitter's transparency report. Twitter's bi-annual Transparency...
  • 'Najam Sethi's appointment as acting PCB chief not right' 25-06-2013 08:50 PM

    Islamabad: Najam Sethi's appointment as acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board was unconstitutional, a top official of Transparency International Pakistan said on Tuesday. Sethi's appointment by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday was "against all norms of transparency and merit" because in the board's constitution only board members...
  • Jharkhand: Aadhaar mandatory for sale, purchase of land 22-05-2013 12:56 AM

    Ranchi: Aadhaar will be mandatory as proof during land deals in Jharkhand from January 1 2014, an official release said on Tuesday. The decision was taken to bring in transparency in the sale/purchase of land and prevention of registering the same land more than once, the release said quoting Chief...
  • Poll results delayed due to transparent process: ECP 13-05-2013 04:22 AM

    Islamabad: There has been a delay in the announcement of results of the general elections in Pakistan due to the "transparent process" and "legal procedures" adopted by the election commission, a top official said on Sunday. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary Ishtiak Ahmad Khan, however, said that there should...
  • India 2nd on the snoopy countries list: Google 15-11-2012 12:04 PM

    New York: Indicating a growing trend of the government surveillance of Internet activities of people and organisations, India sought confidential web user details in as many as 2,319 cases from Google in the first six months of 2012. Besides, the number of items sought to be removed from Google's various...
  • New Bond-inspired transparent car projects the outside world 06-11-2012 12:01 PM

    London: Researchers have developed a new 'see through' car akin to the remarkable vehicle used by Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond thriller 'Die Another Day'. The "transparent" vehicle that projects the outside world on its interior has been created by the Japanese researchers. The car is being designed to...
  • Rehman Malik threatens to 'expose' TIP 30-12-2011 03:15 PM

    Islamabad: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has threatened to "expose" corruption watchdog Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) for allegedly working against the interests of the country. Malik claimed he would reveal the "real truth" behind organisations like TIP while speaking during question hour in the National Assembly or Lower House of Parliament...
  • Indians second largest bribe payers in South Asia 27-12-2011 07:48 PM

    New Delhi: Fifty-four per cent of Indians who dealt with the police ended up paying a bribe in the past 12 months, according to a new survey of the six South Asian countries published on Tuesday by anti-corruption organisation Transparency International. The survey found that more than one in three...
  • India among top 3 countries fighting tax evasion 09-12-2011 07:11 AM

    New Delhi: The UPA might be getting flak over black money from the Opposition, but the global community ranks India amongst the top three countries fighting to get tax evaders to book. Global Forum on Tax Transparency Head Pascal Saint Amans said, "They (global Community) pretend they are bringing transparent...
  • Govt wanted 358 items removed from Google 07-12-2011 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: Google has received government requests for the removal of 358 items from its services, including YouTube and Orkut, during the January-June period, according to a report by the Internet search giant. As many as 255 item removal requests cited the government criticism as the reason, said the Google...
  • Now, watch Karnataka CM live on YouTube 01-12-2011 05:07 PM

    Bangalore: It might not go viral on the web like the Kolaveri video neither would it be as entertaining like the Mumbai flash mob dance, but then if you have the time you can also watch Karnataka Chief Minister live on the state government website. The previous Chief Minister of...
  • India drops 11 places to 95th in corruption index 01-12-2011 09:57 AM

    New Delhi: The latest Transparency International corruption index is out and predictably India has slipped lower on the list. India is now ranked 95th on the list - worse than China, but better than Pakistan that's ranked way below at 134th. India is perceived to be more corrupt than China...
  • Google faces more govt demands for user info 26-10-2011 01:04 PM

    San Francisco: Google is dealing with more government demands to turn over information about its users as more people immerse themselves online. The mounting pressure on the Internet search leader emerged in a statistical snapshot that Google Inc. released Tuesday of its dealings with authorities around the world. Google provided...
  • Transparent cement allows light in 06-01-2011 03:44 PM

    London: Italian architects have developed a new "transparent cement" which allows daylight flood into a room making the walls look like giant windows. Created by researchers at Italcementi Group, the material, called i.light, has dozens of tiny holes in it which lets light through without compromising the structural integrity of...
  • India slips 3 points in world corruption rankings 26-10-2010 10:55 PM

    New Delhi: Another fallout of the Commonwealth Games corruption scam - India is now perceived as a more a corrupt country worldwide. The country has slipped three points from 84 last year to 87 in the world corruption rankings. This is from the latest list released by global watchdog Transparency...
  • Pakistan set to be one of most corrupt countries 25-10-2010 10:12 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan seems to be racing to become one of the most corrupt countries in the world, a media report said on Sunday. Pakistan surpassed several corrupt nations in a global watchlist last year. A report on corruption in Pakistan is to be released by Transparency International on Tuesday. Sources...