Government websites down for at least two hours due to technical hitch
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Several government websites were down for at least two hours on Wednesday evening, with the new administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying technical hiccups were to blame and no hacking had taken place.
Modi, a Hindu nationalist who took office last month, has promised to make e-governance one of the hallmarks of his tenure.
The websites of several ministries, including finance, home affairs, external affairs and health, went down at approximately 1430 GMT, according to reports on Twitter by people trying to access the sites.
As of 1645 GMT, some of the websites, include the finance ministry's, were up and running again.
"No cyber attack or hacking of Govt websites. Some sites were down due to malfunctioning of equipment. Services being restored soon," Neelam Kapur, a government spokesperson, said in a tweet.
When links for the websites were clicked on, a message saying "ERROR. The requested URL could not be retrieved" appeared on screens.
The ministry of information technology was not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Shyamantha Asokan; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- India withdraws regulator's power to cap non-essential drug prices
- India's Mars mission a step closer to success with engine test
- Apple sells more than 10 million new iPhones in first three days |
- U.S. Treasury moves against tax-avoidance 'inversion' deals
- PM Modi to get rock star reception in New York
India has withdrawn the drug pricing authority's powers that allowed it to fix the prices of medicines not deemed essential, after its decision to impose price caps on more than 100 drugs in July triggered industry protests. Article
India has no plans to increase food handouts - Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. Full Article