Towering obstacle before Digital India plan?

Mobile service providers say the government will find it extremely difficult to achieve all-round development if they are not allowed to set up more cell tower to boost wireless communication. Small spectrum, fewer number of cell towers with low capacity to handle more calls and growing numbers of subscribers are some of the challenges that…

DeitY celebrates Good Governance Day

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) organised a mega event and an exhibition at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi on 25 December to celebrate Good Governance Day. The event was inaugurated by Union Minister of Communications & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, and attended by officials of central government and its agencies, industry…

Rajasthan ministers receive threatening emails purportedly sent by Indian Mujahideen

Home minister Gulabchand Kataria and social justice and empowerment minister Arun Chaturvedi are among those who received threatening the emails Jaipur: Sixteen ministers in Rajasthan have received threatening messages on their official email IDs purportedly sent by terrorists group Indian Mujahideen prompting the police to further strengthen the security arrangements in the state. Home minister…

Google fibre services in India soon

Internet giant Google is in talks with the IT Ministry to roll out optical fibre-based broadband services as part of the Digital India programme. Google plans to roll out a fibre network in a small area as a showcase project. According to top officials in the IT Ministry, the discussions are at an initial stage.…

Modi outlines e-services to make govt open, accountable

Prime minister Narendra Modi proposes to provide a clutch of citizens’ services electronically as part of his government’s efforts to put in place “an effective, accountable and transparent” administration. Committing his regime to ‘good governance’, Modi said his team would make governance simple and effective in a phased manner without putting a huge burden on…