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Twitter blocks IT minister's account for one hour over 'violations'

In the first instance of a Union Minister being blocked, Twitter on Friday briefly blocked IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from accessing his account, ratcheting up tensions with the government as......

Govt and the bogey of content regulation

Even if it wants to censor what you read, watch, or consume, the amount of content online is so huge that it is physically impossible for any government to do it, notes Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.......

Indian-American Garima Verma named digital director in Office of the First Lady

Incoming First Lady Jill Biden has named Indian-American Garima Verma as her digital director and Michael LaRosa press secretary, the Biden transition team said. Photograph: ind courtesy......

Dazed by demonetisation twists? Read the new FAQ

Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised on November 8 that the pain due to demonetisation will ease within 50 days, yet within this duration the Reserve Bank of India has changed the rules at least......

'Why is Ma Durga not showering Her blessings on me?'

In a special series, Rediff.com looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Sufal Das, a dhak player in West Bengal. As a child, he used to dream of becoming a dhaki. But a life full of......

More trouble brews for Zee's Subhash Chandra & family

After Zee Entertainment and Dish TV, the Subhash Chandra family is bracing for another shareholder activism at Zee Learn and Zee Media Corporation ahead of their soon to be convened extraordinary......

6 suggestions for Nirmala Sitharaman, India's new FM

Tamal Bandyopadhyay offers some unsolicited advice for the government, which came to power with brute majority, and also for the nation’s pragmatic chief money man. We have a rock-solid......

'Great risk to nations from undermining independence of central bank'

'The Reserve Bank's independence has remained a work in progress, an enduring challenge that the nation has been grappling with on an ongoing basis,' says RBI Deputy Governor Dr Viral V Acharya.......

Surat set to get global diamond exchange in 3 years

Contract finally given for Rs 2,400-cr project, with GIFT City-like features The fragmented and largely unorganised diamond polishing and trading industry would shortly organise itself at a single......

Entertainment junkie? Here's why you'll love travelling by train

The ministry of railways is set to invite bids for content on demand and rail radio services, to be provided for travellers in April, says Shine Jacob. IMAGE: In his first train trip since 1992,......

'Stench' of Nassar scandal will dog USA Gymnastics for years

IMAGE: Larry Nassar, centre, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, turns to address his victims in the courtroom during his sentencing......

Our sport is alive and strong, says IOC chief Coe

IAAF President Sebastian Coe gave a ringing endorsement to the Olympic athletics programme on Saturday, acclaiming a "remarkable week" that showed athletics is "alive and incredibly strong".......

Snubbed by BCCI, Srinivasan is 2nd most influential man in Asian Sport

Indian administrators are ruling the roost in Asian sports. Although, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) barred Narayanaswami Srinivasan from attending any meeting but he is still at......

Star TV subsidiary wins IPL media rights for Rs 302 crore

Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Star India Private Limited, has secured certain media rights relating to the Indian Premier League for Rs 302.2 crore over a......

Readers on where India has gone wrong

Sumit Bhatia:I firmly believe that Saurav and Wright have been instrumental in "making" this Indian team such that people now expect it to win all the time it goes out to play rather than making......

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