Rs. 52-crore penalty slapped on BCCI for abuse of position

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Friday slapped a Rs. 52.24 crore penalty on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for indulging in anti-competitive practices.Stating that the BCCI had abused its dominant position, the CCI directed it to desist from any practice denying market access to potential competitors, including inclusion of similar clauses in any future agreement.

Vasudeva Rao is new IGCAR Director

P.R. Vasudeva Rao took over as Director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam on Thursday from S.C Chetal, who has retired.

India slides down in press freedom index

In Asia, India (140th, — 9) is at its lowest since 2002 because of increasing impunity for violence against journalists and because Internet censorship continues to grow. According to the report, in almost all parts of the world, influential countries, including India, that are regarded as “regional models” have fallen in the index.

Panel under Pitroda to look into role of Prasar Bharati

The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry has constituted a seven-member expert committee, led by Pitroda, who is advisor to the prime minister on 'public information infrastructure and innovations' to review the institutional framework of Prasar Bharati, including its relationship with the government, its continuing role as a public broadcaster and measures needed to ensure technical upgradation of the organization.

Recommendations of the Justice Verma Committee on Sexual Crimes

A three-member commission assigned to review laws for sexual crimes submitted its report to the government on Wednesday. The commission, headed by former Chief Justice of India, Justice JS Verma, has identified "failure of governance" as the root cause for sexual crime. It has criticised the government, the police and even the public for its apathy, and has recommended dramatic changes.

Cabinet approves committee to probe Wal-Mart’s lobbying activities

6th National Conference on Implementation of PWVDA 2005

The National Mission for Empowerment of Women (NMEW) in collaboration with the Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative (LCWRI), supported by UN Women held the Sixth National Conference on implementation of PWDVA (Protection of Women of from Domestic Violence Act), 2005 on 21 January 2013.

Centenary celebrations of the National Test House

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the National Test House today (January 20, 2013) at Kolkata. On the occasion, the Governor of West Bengal released a book on history of National Test House and presented its first copy to the Hon’ble President.

Net use survey underscores stereotype

According to the Vernacular Report, 2012, of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), released on Wednesday, a higher percentage of rural people are aware of regional language content than urban users. In India, 45 million users access content in the local language. Around 64 per cent of rural Internet users (24.3 million active users out of a total 38 million) use the Internet in the local language. But only 25 per cent of the total 84 million urban users browse the Net in regional languages (20.9 million).

News broadcasters body issues norms for reporting sexual assault cases

The News Broadcasting Standards Association (NBSA) on Monday issued guidelines asking TV channels to "exercise sensitivity and discretion'' in reporting on cases of sexual assault. In keeping with section 228A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) the TV industry body also asked channels to conceal the identity of victims of sexual assault.

Nasscom, NIIT ink pact to train one lakh students in next 3 years

The Nasscom Sector Skills Council (SSC) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with NIIT to train one lakh students over the next three years for business/ knowledge process outsourcing and legal process outsourcing jobs.

NALCO commissioned its first wind energy project in AP

Switzerland best place to be born in; India a lowly 66th

Switzerland, which is said to be the tourist paradise, emerged as best place to be born in 2013, as per the survey held by the Economist Intelligence, the sister company of The Economist. India was ranked 66th, among the last 15 countries where a baby should begin life. The worst place for a baby to start life was violence-hit African country Nigeria.

Asif Ibrahim takes over as Intelligence Bureau chief

Syed Asif Ibrahim, a 1977 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer, took over as director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Tuesday. 1976 batch Haryana cadre IPS officer Alok Joshi took over as the chief of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW)

Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill is new commandant of NDA

Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill took charge as the new commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla on Tuesday.