The Story Of Indian Censorship

The year was 1927 and Mohammad Hidayatullah, a young Indian from a literary family, had just been enrolled at Cambridge. He was eager to take in the drama scene, but had a problem. When he was a boy, his father had prohibited him from seeing a play called Nao Tanki. Hidayatullah mused that this may…

Maharashtra to start online monitoring of waste disposal

Maharashtra environment department will soon start online monitoring of industries and their hazardous waste disposal based on which it would take a decision on renewing licences of such units. It will also ask the industries to ensure that hazardous waste substances in their units are turned into non-hazardous material before being disposed, a senior environment…

eGovWatch: India, European Union strike new ‘Digital India’ partnership

India and the European Union (EU) forged a new digital partnership and discussed potential for collaboration in the fields of technology and innovation besides cooperation to create smart cities. The first India-EU Strategic Dialogue Series, organised by UK-based policy platform India Inc. alongside key players like Microsoft and McKinsey, focussed on ‘Delivering Smart Communities’ as…

Bhagat inaugurates workshop on National Digital Literacy Mission

Secretary, Information Technology Department, Saurabh Bhagat inaugurated one day workshop on National Digital Literacy Mission here today. The workshop was organised by CSC e-Governance Services India Limited in association with Jammu and Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JakeGa) under the vision of ‘A collaborative approach to extend Digital Literacy to Rural Masses.’ Speaking on the occasion, Bhagat…

Facebook disables Taslima Nasreen’s account, writers question move

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen’s Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday. Dubbing the move as “totally unacceptable”, eminent writers raised doubts over Facebook’s “open” nature and called for safeguards to be put in place. “Since Tuesday my Facebook account has been disabled. Despite several…