Delhi transport authorities have asked the central government to block the Uber app, saying that the cab aggregator has been operating illegally in the capital. The city government had banned Uber in December after one of its drivers was charged with raping a passenger, but it resumed operations just weeks later. The US-based company has…
The union government, in collaboration with internet giant Google, will launch an internet safety campaign, particularly aimed at sensitising young adults and children on sensitive and tricky issues such cyber bullying and identity theft. Awareness guidelines will also be issued to government officials.
A new study has revealed that most of the bystanders don’t try to stop online bullies. As per the study at The Ohio State University, out of 221 college students, who participated in an online chat room in which they watched a fellow student get “bullied” right before their eyes, only 10% of the students…
The 2014 Union Budget saw a remarkable focus from the government to use technology as an enabler to drive initiatives like Digital India, Make in India and Smart Cities. The enhanced focus on these initiatives and increased public-private partnership is a testimony of the government’s thrust on the technology ecosystem.
Digital India and its gains will form a highlight of the next round of ‘Festivals of India’ during 2015-16. The Culture Ministry has set the ball rolling for holding the next round of ‘Festivals of India’ abroad with Culture secretary Ravindra Singh holding a video conference with Ambassadors/High Commissioners of South Korea, Australia, Mauritius and…
An Iranian journalist who started an online hijab campaign, encouraging women to come out in the open without their headscarves, has been awarded a human rights award in Geneva. According to the Guardian, Masih Alinejad, 38, launched Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women last year, attracting more than half a million likes on Facebook in a matter of…
Bollywood superstar Big B received summons from a Los Angeles court for allegedly violating human rights.
New York-based Sikh for Justice (SJF) filed a lawsuit against the actor claiming that he was one of the instigators in the Anti-Sikh riots in 1984.
Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said that he had invited him during his meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Washington, bdnews24 reported.
Today, the United States government made a significant announcement that will affect scores of Indian women (and surely, some men). Spouses of H1B visas will be allowed to work in the country starting 26 May, 2015. This is great news, of course, for the many wives who have spent years waiting for their husband’s green…
The district police have launched a crackdown on organisations functioning on the pretext of protecting human rights, and arrested four persons.
The crackdown followed reports sought by the Madras High Court on the steps taken to eradicate entities, claiming to be human rights organisations, and action taken against them.