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  • Karnataka makes Kannada a mandatory subject in schools 8 hours 57 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday made Kannada language a mandatory subject in classes one to ten in schools affiliated to Karnataka board and a compulsory medium of instruction from classes one to five. This is envisaged in the Kannada Language Learning Bill, 2015 making Kannada a mandatory subject in classes...
  • 5 prisoners flee from Nagpur Central Jail, jailor suspended 13 hours 3 minutes ago

    Nagpur: In a major security lapse, five prisoners have fled from Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra. The five prisoners Satyendra Gupta, Mohd Shoeb Salim Khan, Bisen Uikey, Prem Nepali and Akash Thakur escapewd from the jail on Monday night. While the first three have been booked under Maharashtra Control of Organised...
  • 82 per cent of tribal rights entitlement cases quashed: RTI 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Under the 2006 Forest Rights Act, providing land rights to forest-dwelling communities of the country, only 15 lakh complainants out of the 39,56,262 cases filed; were given the legal recognition to their property. Responding to an RTI query, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs stated that 39,56,262 complaints were...
  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assures to streamline distribution of ration 6 days ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed promised to streamline the distribution of ration in the state and assured that the government will take up the issue on priority basis. The ration will be provided to the people as per the 2011 census. "The Government will take up...
  • Maharashtra: No minister in Fadnavis government has declared assets, reveals RTI 6 days ago

    Mumbai: None of the Ministers in the new Maharashtra government have given information to the Chief Minister about their assets and liabilities as mandated, according to the state government's response to a RTI query. RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought information about assets and liabilities declared by the Cabinet as well...
  • Row over degree: Delhi Law Minister Tomar to reply on BJP leader's plea 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought response from city's Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on a BJP leader's plea seeking setting aside of his election from Tri Nagar assembly constituency over alleged wrong declaration of educational qualification in the nomination papers. Justice Manmohan issued notice to the Minister...
  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad 6 days ago

    After a historic judgment by the SC ensuring free speech, the government has said that it has no plans of challenging the verdict. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said this is a message to politicians to learn to tolerate critisicm. ...
  • CEO Dick Costolo says Twitter will defend users' voices; make it harder for abuse to take place 6 days ago

    New Delhi: On the day the Supreme Court quashed Information Technology Act's section 66A as violative of constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo on Tuesday said here the platform will ensure that its users' "voices" are defended, even as it would make it harder for any...
  • DAA has ceased to exist, AFSPA continues to be in force in JK: government 6 days ago

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday night said that the Disturbed Areas Act, 1997 has ceased to exist since 1998 but the AFSPA continues to remain in force in the state. "It needs to be appreciated that, while the J&K Disturbed Areas Act, 1997, has ceased to exist with...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 1 week ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act: Is it biggest win for free speech online? 1 week ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional 1 week ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act 1 week ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • AAP hails Supreme Court's decision on section 66A of IT Act 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The AAP on Tuesday hailed the apex court's decision of striking down section 66A of the IT Act, terming it as a "big day" for freedom of speech and expression. It also lashed out at BJP for speaking against the Act while it was in the opposition and...
  • Most parties welcome SC decision on IT Act; JD(U), Shiv Sena disagree 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Most parties on Tuesday welcomed Supreme Court's move to scrap a provision that made posting offensive comments online punishable with jail term with Congress admitting to flaws in the law. JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav disagreed saying that though he respects judiciary, it was wrong to struck down the...
  • Section 66 gone, but questions remain 1 week ago

    Censorship is saying: 'I'm the one who says the last sentence. Whatever you say, the conclusion is mine.' But the internet is like a tree that is growing. The people will always have the last word - even if someone has a very weak, quiet voice. Such power will collapse...
  • Here is what Supreme Court said while striking down Section 66A of IT Act 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act. The apex court called the section unconstitutional and untenable adding that it affects the Freedom of Speech and Expression. Here are the major observations made by the Supreme Court: 1. The ...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • Victims of Section 66A of IT Act rejoice SC verdict 1 week ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". Victims of the Act claim that they have been proved innocent. ...
  • When in trouble, dial Supreme Court 1 week ago

    Once again it's the Supreme Court to the rescue. The highest court in the land has struck down the draconian Section 66A of the IT Act thereby rendering a huge boost to free speech online. Here's what the section says: "Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or...
  • Was Section 66A of the IT Act misused? 1 week ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Section 66A made us feel like criminals, says victim of IT Act 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court quashed Section 66A of the IT Act calling it untenable and unconstitutional. Two girls - Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan - were arrested in Palghar in Thane district of Maharashtra as one of them posted a comment against the shutdown in Mumbai following Shiv Sena leader Bal...
  • Petitioner Shreya calls SC's order quashing Section 66A of IT Act people's victory 1 week ago

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The The petition was filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. She said, "The Act was being misused. The government has its own...
  • Who said what: Supreme Court scraps Section 66A of IT Act 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court's landmark judgement scrapping the draconian section 66A of the IT Act has been welcomed by all. Quashing Section 66A, the Supreme Court called it "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought...
  • Flashback: List of cases where Section 66A of IT Act was misused 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court has quashed the controversial Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act calling it unconstitutional and untenable. The section gave police the powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. The court added that it interferes...
  • SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional and untenable 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. Singhal filed the...
  • What is Section 66A? 1 week ago

    Full text of the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000:Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.66A. Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device,-(a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or(b) any information which he...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on validity of Section 66A of IT Act 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on valadity of Section 66A of Information Technology Act March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • Meghalaya seeks exemption from Centre's Mines and Mineral Act March 23, 2015

    Shillong: Meghalaya Assembly on Monday passed a resolution seeking Presidential notification exempting the tribal state from the purview of the Government of India's Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, and Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act, 1973. The resolution moved by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma was supported by Leader of Opposition...