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  • 'Section 66A of IT Act doesn't infringe on freedom of speech' January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The controversial section 66A of the Information Technology Act does not infringe on freedom of speech - that's what the Centre and the Maharashtra government told the Supreme Court in their affidavits on the Bal Thackeray Facebook post controversy on Thursday. The Maharashtra government, however, added that the arrests...
  • Girls arrested over Facebook post invited by IIM-A December 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The Palghar girls who were at the centre of a controversy related to their Facebook post after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's death, have been invited by the prestigious IIM-Ahmedabad to interact with students. "(The girls) have been invited to interact with the students and teachers of the Indian Institute...
  • Will govt rethink, amend section 66(A) of IT Act? December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Communication and IT, Milind Deora accepted misuse of the Information Technology (IT) Act and said that the government is open to making the law more objective to prevent further misuse. With pressure mounting from netizens, the government is under pressure to do a rethink...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 30, 2012

    Watch today's top stories with CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Will the government listen to the voice of netizens? November 30, 2012

    The SC asks Maharashtra to explain the FB arrests, but the Centre maintains there is no need to scrap the IT law. ...
  • SC questions Maharashtra govt, others over Section 66(A) November 30, 2012

    The SC issued notices to the Maharashtra government and other concerned states on why Section 66(A) should not be scrapped. ...
  • Section 66A of IT Act is a can of worms: Cyber law expert November 30, 2012

    Cyber law expert Pawan Duggal has hailed the Supreme Court's intervention in the Palghar Facebook arrests case. ...
  • Facebook arrests: Chavan defends 'strict action' against policemen November 27, 2012

    Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday defended the suspension of two police officers over the arrest of two girls for their posts on Facebook regarding the bandh observed for Bal Thackeray's funeral. He said Thane SP Ravindra Sengaonkar and Senior Inspector Shrikant Pingle had acted against the directions given...
  • Facebook arrests: 2 police officers suspended, Shiv Sena calls for bandh November 27, 2012

    A week after two girls were arrested in Palghar for their remarks on Bal Thackerey's death, the state administration has finally taken some action. ...
  • Thackeray FB post: Shiv Sena calls for bandh in Palghar November 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena unit of Palghar has called for bandh on Wednesday in favour of police officials who were suspended a week after two girls in Thane district of Maharashtra were arrested over a Facebook post criticising the Mumbai bandh for the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. The...
  • Thackeray FB post: Girl's family says drop charges November 27, 2012

    Mumbai: A week after two girls in Thane district of Maharashtra were arrested over a Facebook post criticising the Mumbai bandh for the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, the state administration has finally taken some action. In a major step, the Superintendent of Police of the Thane district...
  • No difference of opinion over action against cops: RR Patil November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Monday said there was no difference of opinion between him and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over action to be taken against police officials who arrested two girls for their Facebook comments on the Shiv Sena last week. "The report of the Special IG (Konkan...
  • Last week was like a bad dream, want to forget it: FB post girl November 24, 2012

    The girl who was arrested for posting a Facebook comment criticising the Mumbai shutdown over Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray's death, has said that she stands by her post. ...
  • Thackeray FB post: IG says act against policemen November 23, 2012

    Mumbai: The Inspector General Konkan Range on Friday submitted his investigation report into the arrest of two Thane girls over a Facebook post criticising a bandh in Mumbai for the funeral of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. In his report, the IG said that the arrest of the girls by...
  • India Talks on FB arrests: Change laws to check abuse November 20, 2012

    There is anger on the streets over arrests of girls on Facebook post as people demand change in laws to check abuse. ...
  • The Last Word: Is there a need to review Information Technology Act? November 20, 2012

    Does the high-handed arrest of two young girls mean it's time to review and revise the IT Act? ...
  • Deora backs Thane girls over Thackeray FB post November 21, 2012

    Minister of State for Communication and IT, Milind Deora, has come out in support of the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post against Mumbai bandh during Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's funeral, saying they did nothing wrong and have nothing to fear. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda,...