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  • Delhi government asks IT ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps: official 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Information Technology Ministry to block mobile applications of taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola in the capital city, a state government official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Delhi transport officials asked US cab company Uber and its Indian rival Ola to cease operations if they...
  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad 2 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. ...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press 2 days 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 3 days 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. ...
  • Was Section 66A of the IT Act misused? 3 days 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. ...
  • Flashback: List of cases where Section 66A of IT Act was misused 3 days 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...
  • What is Section 66A? 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days ago

    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...
  • I&B Ministry approves rule banning live TV coverage of anti-terror operations 3 days ago

    New Delhi: TV channels will be barred from airing live coverage of anti-terrorist operations by security forces as per a new rule approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Broadcasters in such situations will have to restrict themselves to reporting periodic briefing by designated officers, as per the new rule. Officials said...
  • Do not broadcast live anti-terrorist operations: I&B Ministry to TV channels 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has issued an advisory to all television channels not to broadcast live anti-terrorist operations to avoid any adverse impact on rescue exercise. The advisory came in the wake of some television channels covering live anti-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on March...
  • TV channels asked to restrict live coverage of anti-terror operations 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Noticing that some TV channels have been covering live anti terrorist operations, the Information and Broadcasting ministry has asked news broadcasters to restrict such telecasts to periodic briefing by officials till the operation concludes. In its advisory issued on Friday, the I&B ministry said that it has in the...
  • Ban on Nirbhaya documentary: Ravi Shankar Prasad says Modi government respects freedom of press March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the government move on the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter', Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "The government headed by Narendra Modi fully respects the freedom of press and the freedom of articulation of views." ...
  • Is banning of Nirbhaya film a regressive step? March 5, 2015

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...
  • Nirbhaya's father now objects to documentary 'India's Daughter' March 5, 2015

    Ballia: The family of Delhi gangrape victim has taken a strong exception to making public of their daughter's name in the BBC documentary and has warned of taking legal action in this connection. "Despite clearly telling them not to make the name and photo of our daughter public, they have...
  • Ban on 'India's Daughter': Writer Ruchir Joshi says ban on documentary won't any effect seriously March 5, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Writer Ruchir Joshi said, "There was no problem seeing it and it was very clear, sound was very good, image was very clear. It's not the ban that can be put an effect seriously because YouTube may ban it but there are 100 different...
  • YouTube blocks access to BBC documentary Nirbhaya in India March 5, 2015

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...
  • Nirbhaya documentary ban: India trying to muzzle free speech, says BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin March 5, 2015

    London: Unfazed by the controversy, the British filmmaker behind the BBC documentary on the Delhi gangrape incident on Thursday accused the Indian government of trying to "muzzle free speech" by banning its telecast in India. Leslee Udwin's 'Storyville: India's Daughter' was due to be aired in the UK on Sunday to...
  • Chetan Bhagat says Nirbhaya documentary a must-watch March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the BBC's documentary on the Nirbhaya case, author Chetan Bhagat said that it's a much watch documentary. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Bhagat said, "Forget ban, I would say it's a must watch." ...
  • Government asks YouTube to remove BBC documentary on gangrape March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has asked video sharing website YouTube to remove the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape, saying that it is a very sensitive matter. Despite the Indian Government's protest, BBC went ahead and released the documentary on Wednesday night in the UK and also uploaded it on the...
  • Reactions pour in as outcry over Nirbhaya documentary continues March 5, 2015

    While the government is mulling to take legal action against BBC after it aired the the Nirbhaya Documentary, sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj where the two discussed the issue. Sources claim that no diplomatic efforts were made to stop the screening...
  • BBC snubs India, airs the Nirbhaya documentary in UK, I&B Ministry says it has no jurisdiction over it March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: After the British Broadcasting Corporation assured the Indian government that Nirbhaya documentary on 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case will not be aired in the country, Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources on Thursday said the overseas airing of the documentary was beyond their jurisdiction and no diplomatic effort was made...
  • Live: Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Nirbhaya documentary, Rajnath says filmmaker violated rules March 4, 2015

    After the testimony of the Nirbhaya rapist Mukesh Singh sent shockwaves across the nation, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry issued a notice banning the telecast of the documentary containing his interview. ...
  • Mumbai: MNS activists allegedly vandalise Kharghar toll plaza on Tuesday evening February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Nearly ten to twelve men, suspected to be workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have allegedly attacked a toll plaza in Navi Mumbai's Kharghar on Tuesday evening. Reportedly, the manager at the toll plaza, Rakesh Singh has sustained injuries. The act was caught on the CCTV cameras installed...
  • Dispose off RTI applications, appeals as per guidelines: Government to departments February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has asked ministries to properly dispose off applications and appeals filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act as per the laid down guidelines. The Public Information Officer (PIO) should communicate reason for rejection, period within which appeal can be filed and particulars of appellate authority while...
  • CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani defends controversial list February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Tuesday defended the banned words list issued by CBFC, saying anyone having a problem with the guidelines should approach the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Nihalani, who was appointed as Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief after Leela Samson resigned, was criticised by...
  • Have you done away with 2-finger test: CIC asks Delhi government February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has asked Delhi government to suo moto make public whether the controversial two-finger test to determine rape has been banned in the national capital after the health department failed to spell out a clear policy on it. The matter reached Central Information Commission after an...
  • SC to examine term 'grossly offensive' of IT Act provision February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will examine the term "grossly offensive" used in a provision of the Information Technology Act which empowers police to arrest web users for posting objectionable content. "What is grossly offensive to you, may not be grossly offensive to me and it...
  • Bengaluru: TCS staff protest demanding government intervention in stopping mass layoffs January 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) professionals took to the streets in protest demanding government intervention in stopping the lay offs on Thursday. The fear of termination seems to be the question in the minds of young techies who formed a human chain in Whitefield in Bengaluru wanting...
  • Censor Board not autonomous, Leela Samson took right decision, says member Pankaj Sharma January 17, 2015

    A day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government, Censor Board member Pankaj Sharma said that the government has ignored appeals of CBFC members to empower the panel. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said on Saturday, "The board has not met for the past one year....