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Mobile TV to be delayed more

The eagerly awaited launch of mobile television services in the country may be delayed further even as the Union information and broadcasting ministry has sought a meeting urgently with the department of telecom to sort out “issues” related to launch of the service.

First Lokpal Bill meet off to ‘smooth start’

The first meeting of the joint committee set up to draft a Lokpal Bill, comprising government and civil society members, got off to a smooth start on Saturday, two days after the controversial Bhushan CD hit the headlines.

Moily says law outdated, to consult PC

After the Supreme Court granted bail to human rights activist Binayak Sen, Union law and justice minister M. Veerappa Moily on Friday said the country’s sedition laws were “outdated”.

Activists echo Moily, urge sedition law repeal

Law minister M. Veerappa Moily’s views on the country’s sedition law after the Supreme Court granted bail to human rights activist Binayak Sen on Friday were echoed by human rights activists who have demanded that the government immediately take steps to repeal the draconian law.

India’s literacy level up by 9.21%

The government’s attempts at improving literacy levels in the country through the introduction of revolutionary laws and programmes like the Right To Education Act and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan appear to be bearing fruit. The country has witnessed a remarkable increase in literacy levels by 9.21 per cent in the past 10 years to reach 74.04 per cent of the total population.

Govt statistics shocker: 61 HIV+ and AIDS kids expelled

HIV-positive and AIDS-affected students are not being treated with dignity and respect in the country even as the Central and state governments look the other way.

DD bid to go global, invites tender to study market

India’s national broadcaster Doordarshan is attempting to increase its reach and gauge its impact in the international market.

AICTE may get new chief soon

The post of chairman of the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), which has been lying vacant for the past several months after the suspension of then chairman R.A.

`52,057cr for HRD ministry, hike of 24%

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee has proposed a 24 per cent hike in budgetary allocation for the Union human resource development ministry in the next financial year.

Mobile TV may be on your phone in months

Mobile phone users in India may have to wait just a few months longer to watch television programmes on their handsets. The information and broadcasting ministry is likely to finalise mobile television broadcasting norms soon.

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