What’s News Corp’s game plan in India?

With two back-to-back investments in India within two months, US media and entertainment behemoth News Corpseems to have intensified its focus on the country’s digital landscape. News Corp acquired a 25 per cent stake in digital real estate firm PropTiger.com for $30 million in the last week of November 2014. The news was followed by the acquisition of…

UGC to Map Universities Under Digital India Drive

Under the ambitious Digital India Initiative, University Grants Commission (UGC) would map the universities across the country, under which it would look into the internet connectivity options at a particular university in the nation. In a letter by UGC secretary Jaspal Sandhu, the universities are asked to submit their details regarding the matter within the…

Networked panchayats to bolster e-services

Panchayat offices in Idukki will soon have high-speed broadband connectivity, enabling citizens to access a wide range of e-services and e-applications and providing local bodies with a technology tool for development planning. The district is set to be the first one in Kerala to link grama panchayats under the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project.…

Govt takes e-route to cut land partition delays

The government will launch a ‘single window system for partition’ on Saturday for the Panaji deputy collector’s office at the hands of chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar. On Monday, deputy chief minister Francis D’Souza will launch the system for the Mapusa deputy collector’s office. Subsequently, the system will be rolled out at all deputy collectors’ offices…

Police zero in on provocative poster monger

The district police have narrowed down on the mischief-monger who had uploaded a communally provocative poster in a social messaging platform earlier this week. Superintendent of Police M.R. Sibi Chakravarthy said the main accused was identified following interrogation of a city-based printing press owner Senthil Kumar (43) who had designed the poster fulfilling an order.…

No respite for Salman in anthem case

The high court on Tuesday declined to quash an FIR registered against Thiruvananthapuram-based M Salman, accused of insulting the national anthem.

Dismissing the philosophy student’s petition, Justice P Ubaid turned down his contention that no offence was committed. The court said the probe should continue when the allegations were serious in nature.
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