IT ACT

  • Kanpur: Youngster arrested for blackmailing girls on social media April 3, 2015

    Kanpur: A youth has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing girls after befriending them on social networking sites, police said on Friday. Upon receiving complaint from a girl, the Cyber Cell of the Crime Branch of police in Kanpur on Thursday arrested Deepak Gour, a resident of Nawabgunj, they said. Posing as an...
  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 25, 2015

    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 March 25, 2015

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 24, 2015

    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? March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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? March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on validity of Section 66A of IT Act March 24, 2015

    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...
  • IT Act being misused by state governments, police: Milind Deora March 18, 2015

    Former Minister of State for Communication and Information and Technology Milind Deora condemned the arrest of a class 11th student for an objectionable Facebook post against Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan. Deora said, "State governments and the police are misusing this section of the act." ...
  • Class 11th student arrested for objectionable post against Azam Khan on Facebook March 18, 2015

    A class 11th student in Bareilly was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly putting up objectionable posts and attributing them to minister Azam Khan. A FIR was lodged against the boy by a sympathiser of the minister. The student was arrested under the controversial Section 66A of the...
  • Telangana government to set up 24-hour helpline for women's safety November 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Setting up a 24-hour helpline, enhancing policing and effective implementation of IT Act are among measures being proposed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for women's safety. The helpline should have the toll free number '181', he suggested during a review meeting on women's safety, as per a release...
  • Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in 2 years: RTI October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad pitches for self regulation by media September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Pitching for self regulation by the media, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that great responsibility comes with freedom and flagged issues like paid news, trial by media and fake sting operations as matters which have to be dealt with. He also said that...
  • National Herald case: Swamy seeks probe against Sonia Gandhi under IT Act June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has now written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking an investigation into the National Herald case under the Income Tax Act. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have been named accused in the case and a Delhi court has summoned...
  • Man arrested for posting offensive pictures on Facebook June 23, 2014

    A young man has been arrested for allegedly posting offensive pictures on social networking site Facebook, police said. The accused, identified as Yogesh Kumar, was arrested on Saturday following complaints that he had posted offensive pictures against a particular religion on his Facebook page. Police said the accused had a Facebook account...
  • Murder accused booked for photo on Facebook with illegal gun June 12, 2014

    A case has been registered against an accused in a murder case after he was found posing with an illegal firearm in a photograph posted on social networking website, Facebook. According to Circle Officer Sanjeev Vajpayee, the accused Sachin is in police custody for the murder of a Class X student...
  • Will police act against Manmohan Singh abusers, asks Digvijaya May 24, 2014

    Panaji: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh took to Twitter to condemn Goa Police registering a case against a person who faces arrest for his preelection antiNarendra Modi tweets. In his tweet on Saturday Digvijaya said that will the same police who were witchhunting Devu Chodankar, a 31yearold Mumbaibased shipbuilding professional, act...