IT

  • CBDT asks I-T department to act on public grievances after PM's rap Yesterday

    New Delhi: CBDT has called for according a "top priority" to addressing taxpayers' grievances by the Income Tax department after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his disappointment about delays in corrective action and harassment of the assesses by tax officials. Taking a stern view of the PM's rap on the...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 6 days 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? 6 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. ...
  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional 6 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. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act 6 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. ...
  • AAP hails Supreme Court's decision on section 66A of IT Act 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 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 6 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. ...
  • When in trouble, dial Supreme Court 6 days 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? 6 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. ...
  • Section 66A made us feel like criminals, says victim of IT Act 6 days 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 6 days 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 11 student held for FB post: Should the draconian section of IT Law be thrown out? March 18, 2015

    In the post Azam Khan was targeted by mentioning a provocative speech allegedly delivered by him, he said. On a complaint lodged with the police by the minister's PRO Fasahat Ali Khan Shanu, a team of crime branch sleuths was constituted which raided the youngster's residence and nabbed him on...
  • 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...
  • AIR stopped 'Gyan Vani FM' due to non-payment by IGNOU: Government March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The All India Radio had to stop the operation of Gyan Vani FM channels due to discontinuation of payments by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), which has now paid a major part of the outstanding dues, the government said on Friday. In a written reply to a question...
  • Living it up: What to and how much to eat March 7, 2015

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', experts comment on what to and how much to eat. They stress on how a balanced diet and five minutes of warm up is vital to lead an active life. ...
  • Living It Up: How to prevent gym injuries March 1, 2015

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', experts comment on gym injuries and measures to avoid such damages. ...
  • Mimimum government and maximum governance to improve ease of business: Jaitely February 28, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget on Saturday focussed on the need of ease of doing business and highlighted the government's policy of 'Mimimum government and maximum governance'. Reducing the number of levies, Jaitley subsumed the Education Cess and Secondary & Higher Education Cess leviable on excisable goods in...
  • Rs 1,000 crore fund for tech start ups, entrepreneurs: Government February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced Rs 1,000 crore for promotion of start ups and entrepreneurs particularly in the technology sector. "We are now seeing a growing interest in start ups. Experimenting in cutting edge technologies, creating value out of ideas, initiatives and...
  • E-Commerce companies hope Jaitley will find a way out of current tax muddle February 27, 2015

    Bengaluru: India's IT capital is the hub of booming e-commerce. And in budget 2015, India's e-commerce companies are hoping they will find a way out of their current tax muddle. With online shopping and online transactions growing by leaps over the last year, the big e-commerce players like Amazon and...