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Govindacharya demands action against BJP over advertisements

Even as Delhi went to polls on Saturday, KN Govindacharya, convener of Save Democracy Front   and former ideologue of BJP, has sought postponement of the elections as the BJP has violated

Facebook releases its guidelines on posts

The 2,500 words guidelines for its 1.39 billion active users worldwide Facebook has listed its standards for posts.  Users post everything under the sun and sometimes their imagination runs ri

Chinese web censors manipulate net users to hit anti-censorship pages

Taking cyber attack to new and scary level, Chinese web experts have been targeting a popular US coding website. From Thursday onwards, GitHub has been hit by distributed denial-of-s

DoT calls meeting on Monday to discuss net neutrality issue

With campaign on net neutrality attaining mass response proportions, the Department of Telecom has called a meeting on Monday (April 27) to discuss the issue. The meeting of multista

Telecom companies want net neutrality and zero rating to co-exist

Affirming their support ‘net neutrality’ in a circuitous manner, the telecom operators continue to defend zero rating practice. As the pressure over net neutrality builds up the operato

Akhilesh lures youth with free Wi-Fi in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday launched free Wi-Fi services in Lucknow. With this launch the nawabi city of Lucknow becomes the first non-metro city to boast a free Wi-Fi fac

Hard to broad ban!

The Haryana government on February 19 suspended mobile internet services in the districts affected by the agitation caused by the Jat community over reservation. The ban was imposed under section 1

Internet ban debate: Don`t block, but leverage

We live in an ultraconnected world today, where a multitude of media – including the internet – and a host of channels crisscross, complement and supplement each other. If one of the st

You will need a license to create a WhatsApp group in Kashmir

Moving beyond internet ban, Kashmir’s Kupwara district issued a notice asking all admins of WhatsApp news groups to register their groups with the district authority within ten days. 

India becomes second-largest country with internet users

The annual Internet Trends Report by Mary Meeker says that India is the only exception o

TRAI launches app to monitor mobile data speed

While the telecom operators promise 4G internet speed even in hills, consumers feel betrayed as they get stuck in long buffering in reality. The telecom regulator authority of India (TRAI) has on T

Trai debate on WhatsApp, Skype and instant messaging charges

There is disconnect in the industry and the regulator seems to have realized it.  With users bypassing regular revenue earning services like voice call and SMS, the telecom companies have reas

Does the net speak Dogri?

A 2016 report of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a bit of a misnomer: it’s called ‘Proliferation of Indian Languages on Internet’, but these languages acco

"By Sep 2018, we will have broadband in every village"

How are you planning to expand the network of rural broadband, since the NOFN project is moving slow? About 300 km of optical fibre was laid from 2012 to 2014. Now,

Walking the last leg

For long, residents of Sultanpur village would travel 17 kms to the district office in Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad, if they needed to get birth, death or caste certificates or PAN or ration cards. If thes

Government takes cognizance of BharatNet project delay

The government has taken cognizance of the delay in BharatNet project and has taken corrective measures, the Lok Sabha was informed.   Union minister Manoj Sinha said

Here`s what should be on your reading list this weekend

Thanks to the high-speed broadband connectivity, practicals and complex subjects are taught using YouTube at the school. “Life-saving activities like heart pumping during a cardiac arrest can

For a free and open access

Mozilla is working on two separate goals in net neutrality. One is to bring everyone online; ensure that everyone has access to the internet. The other is to ensure that the network should

Internet shutdown is a knee-jerk reaction: IAMAI

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has opposed the J&K government order to

All you want to know about 5G

After 4G, the next big thing is 5G and the government is geared up to take it to the next level. India is at the cusp of a next generation of wireless technology 5G, which has been c

TRAI supports net neutrality

The telecom regulatory authority of India (TRAI) on Tuesday came out with its recommendations on net neutrality. It has proposed strong measures to restrain the telecom service providers (TSPs) fro

“In the online world, free means paying with your data”

The illegal sharing and usage of 87 million Facebook users data have put the spotlight on the risks data breach poses to individuals and democracies around the world. Cambridge Analytica, the p

BSNL increases bandwidth of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands

BSNL has improved connectivity of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands by augmenting satellite bandwidth in Andaman & Nicobar islands from 240 Mbps to 1 Gbps.  

Free Wi-Fi at 715 railway stations

The Indian Railways’ ambitious plan of providing free Wi-Fi services has started showing results, as 715 out of 5,734 proposed stations have got the facility as on December 14. Minist

“Maharashtra police has created 37 cyber labs in rural areas”

Maharashtra has been the pioneer in establishing a dedicated unit and necessary infrastructure for cybercrime investigation. It is headed by Brijesh Singh, an IPS officer, as special inspector gene

‘Internet for all’: Only way forward

Safer Internet Day celebrated on February 5th is a global initiative to make the Internet a better and safer place for everyone. This year`s slogan is "together for a better internet”- a

Digital threat to democracy: activists call for more vigilance

The general elections 2019 are taking place at a time when democracies around the world are facing an increased threat of distortions from a variety of digital platforms. A group of activists and

Driving change

“Kos kos par badle paani, chaar kos par vaani,” goes the old adage, encapsulating the diversity of languages, cultures and geographies in India. At every couple of kilometres, water tas

Pulwama gets high speed internet service ‘Bharat Fibre’

BSNL has recently rolled out its premium ‘Bharat Fibre’ service in Pulwama town in the Kashmir Valley.   Bharat Fibre service delivers high speed internet and



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