Venkaiah Naidu asks civic bodies to walk the talk on public amenities

Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asked municipal administrations to focus on improving urban civic services and fast track the adoption of e-governance in the respective bodies. Speaking at the regional consultative workshop on urban governance here at the Administrative Staff College of India, Naidu said the Centre was considering devolving more powers to municipal bodies to improve decision…

Govt to relocate IT habitat to Kadamba plateau

Goa’s IT habitat project, which didn’t have takers while it was earmarked in tony Dona Paula, will be relocated to 4.5 lakh sq m of government land near the electricity department’s sub-station on Kadamba plateau, within the precincts of Chimbel village. The plateau is being developed for several years now as a residential-cum-commercial area, although…

Cyber vendetta on rise

Cyber hate kept cops busy all of last year, with netizens in Hyderabad and Cyberabad seeing a three-fold increase in online stalking, abusive emails, SMSs, phone calls and Facebook-related crime. A substantial number of victims were women. Vindictive men used the Internet to defame their ex-girlfriends, and vengeful employees took on their bosses using social…

Breach and the state of Indian cyber crime

Recent reports indicate that India is one of the top ten countries in the world for the incidence of cyber crime. Yet other reports also indicate that spend on cyber and network security by Indian businesses is one of the lowest in the world. The debate is on-going in technology circles where the threats and…

PWD files often found misplaced: Francis

Stressing on the need to make the government departments in the state more people friendly, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza on Monday said that files in departments such as public works, water resources and revenue are often found to be misplaced, and there is an urgent need on the part of these departments to turn…

DC Kathua gets National Award

Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary has been selected for National Award 2014 for best performance in country in the field of electoral inclusion, reforms and best practices for voter awareness and conduct of elections as District Election Officer Reasi in 2014. The award will be conferred upon Dr Iqbal by the President of…