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Tunisian PM’s website hacked

April 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 9 (IANS) The official website of the Tunisian prime minister was hacked Monday and thousands of confidential documents were leaked, Xinhua reported.According to the Tunisie Numerique website, the ... Read more...

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Obama appoints chief technology officer

March 10th, 2012 - 5:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday appointed Todd Park as the administration's chief technology officer (CTO).The post had been vacant after the departure of Aneesh Chopra ... Read more...

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Andhra declares 456 blocks drought-hit

October 29th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 29 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Saturday declared 456 mandals or blocks in 15 of the state's 23 districts as drought-affected in view of deficient rainfall.The state cabinet, ... Read more...

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China’s government departments flunk transparency test

September 30th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) Thirty-five of China's State Council's 43 departments have failed a test conducted to determine the transparency of government agencies in the country.The institution that did the ... Read more...

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China issues judicial rule for government transparency

August 13th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) has issued a regulation to standardise trial procedures for the country's increasing number of government information disclosure cases in a bid ... Read more...

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Punjab to reward sting operations against sex tests

June 26th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Carrying out a sting operation to expose illegal sex determination tests in Punjab can now earn you a reward of Rs 50,000, a minister announced Sunday.Punjab ... Read more...

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Tiger cubs found in Tripura

April 9th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) Confirming government information wrong that there are no tigers in the wild in Tripura, villagers in the state found two tiger cubs in a forest, officials ... Read more...

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70 percent city governments in China fail administrative transparency evaluation

February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Seventy percent of 43 selected city governments of China failed to pass an administrative transparency evaluation, according to a blue book report.Fifty-one out of 59 government ... Read more...

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Arabs think Wikileaks made world a better place

February 17th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Feb.17 (ANI): More than 60 percent of Arabs support wikileaks and believe it may change the way governments behave, according to the Doha Debate poll.A survey conducted in 17 Arab countries ... Read more...

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Unprecedented cyber attack on Canada linked to China

February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 17 (IANS) In an unprecedented cyber-attack on the Canadian government from China, hackers have reportedly breached highly classified government documents.The cyber attack on Canada comes a ... Read more...

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17-yr-old becomes youngest to win Miss America in 90 yrs

January 17th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): A 17-year-old from Nebraska has become the youngest ever to be crowned Miss America in 90 years.Teresa Scanlan won a 50,000 dollar scholarship and a yearlong run with ... Read more...

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Google Sues US Government for Exclusion of Contract

November 3rd, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report released from Reuters, Google has filed a lawsuit against the government of the United States for excluding their product from consideration in a fifty-nine ... Read more...

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Now iPhone users in UAE can view government bulletins

September 5th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 5 (IANS/WAM) To improve communication between the government and the public, the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has launched a new service for iPhone and iPad users that ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh, Gilani to meet on SAARC sidelines on Thursday

April 28th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Thimphu (Bhutan), Apr.28 (ANI): A spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday said that Prime MInisters Dr. Manmohan Singh and Yousuf Raza Gilani would have a bilateral meeting ... Read more...

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India confirms probe of diplomat who leaked information to Pak

April 27th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Thimphu (Bhutan), Apr.27 (ANI): A spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday confirmed the news that an Indian woman diplomat is being investigated for passing on sensitive information to Pakistan ... Read more...

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Indian diplomat arrested for spying for Pakistan

April 27th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.27 (ANI): An Indian woman diplomat has been arrested here after confirmation was received of her passing on sensitive information to Pakistan.Madhuri Gupta, a second secretary with the Indian High ... Read more...

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US official ran private spy network in Pak, Afghanistan

March 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 15 (ANI): A US Defence Department official had set up a private network to help track and kill suspected militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan under the cover of a ... Read more...

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California warden indicted for revealing confidential government information

March 4th, 2010 - 5:10 am ICT by BNO News
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – The warden of a federal prison in Adelanto was indicted Wednesday for allegedly lying to federal investigators, prosecutors said.Scott A. Holencik, 45, the warden at the United ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka revokes foreign journalist’s expulsion order

January 31st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 31 (IANS) An expulsion order served on a visiting Swiss journalist in Sri Lanka has been revoked, the presidential media office said here Sunday. Karen Wenger had been asked to leave ... Read more...

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Delhi dedicates week to RTI on fourth anniversary

October 10th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) As the Right to Information (RTI) Act Monday completes four years of empowering the people of India through access to hitherto privileged information, the Delhi government has ... Read more...

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Four years on, RTI a powerful weapon for ordinary Indians

October 10th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Thanks to Right to Information (RTI) Act 30-year-old daily wager suffering from kidney stones was finally able to get himself operated at a ... Read more...

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No harm if child artists work in TV serials: Soni

July 11th, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Despite a ban by the Maharashtra government, Information and Boradcasting Minister Ambika Soni says she has no problems with child artists featuring in TV serials as ... Read more...

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President’s rule in Jharkhand extended for six more months

July 2nd, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday decided to extend president's rule in Jharkhand for another six months beyond July 18. The decision was taken on the basis of Governor ... Read more...

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British Government has lost a laptop every single day over seven years!

December 29th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): In what is being considered as an embarrassing series of incidents for the British Government, nearly 3,000 Government computers have been nicked or reported lost since 2002, ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to set up 2,070 information kiosks

September 9th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has inked an agreement with Tera Software Ltd and GNG Trading Pvt Ltd to establish 2,070 information kiosks in Shimla and Mandi divisions, a ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh information commissioner’s suspension: Experts warn of precedent

July 14th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Suspension of Uttar Pradesh's chief information commissioner Justice (retd) M.A. Khan has been hailed by many Right to Information (RTI) activists but some of them warn against ... Read more...

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Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing over IPL team name

April 16th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday refused to accord an urgent hearing to a lawsuit objecting to the name 'The Royal Challengers', given by liquor baron Vijay Mallya to ... Read more...

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