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Supreme Court notice to states, UTs as people continue to be booked under Section 66A of IT Act
India

Supreme Court notice to states, UTs as people continue to be booked under Section 66A of IT Act

The Supreme Court has decided to make states, Union Territories and registrar general of all high courts a party to the case so that a comprehensive order can be passed “so that the matter is settled for once and for all”.

Shocking that people still booked under scrapped section 66A of IT Act, says Supreme Court
India

Shocking that people still booked under scrapped section 66A of IT Act, says Supreme Court

The NGO PUCL had sought direction to the Centre to collect all data/regarding FIRs where Section 66A has been invoked

Twitter asks for more time from govt to comply with new IT rules due to the 'pandemic situation' in India
News & Analysis

Twitter asks for more time from govt to comply with new IT rules due to the 'pandemic situation' in India

The notice from Twitter did not mention a specific date for the micro-blogging site to comply with the rules.

India invokes IT Act to regulate digital content but new norms may fail legal scrutiny
India

India invokes IT Act to regulate digital content but new norms may fail legal scrutiny

By issuing these guidelines under the IT Act, the government have avoided the need to bring in fresh legislation

Centre asks Wikipedia to remove link showing incorrect map of Jammu and Kashmir: Report
India

Centre asks Wikipedia to remove link showing incorrect map of Jammu and Kashmir: Report

The Ministry of Electronics and IT had issued an order on 27 November under Section 69A of the IT Act, 2000 directing Wikipedia to remove the link

CBI books Mumbai man under POCSO for luring minors online, selling child pornography
India

CBI books Mumbai man under POCSO for luring minors online, selling child pornography

The accused would entice minors into online relationships posing as a film star and ask them for pornographic photographs and videos, which he then used to trap them into his illicit net, officials said.

Two Rajasthan scribes booked for reporting Congress MLAs' 'phone tapping' during Pilot-Gehlot power tussle
Politics

Two Rajasthan scribes booked for reporting Congress MLAs' 'phone tapping' during Pilot-Gehlot power tussle

As per the FIR, Sharat Kumar of Rajasthan Tak and Lokendra Singh, who manages Sachin Pilot's press releases on social media, have been accused of fabricating the news report

Hathras case: Uttar Pradesh Police registers FIR against unidentified persons for inciting caste-based conflict, sedition charge included
India

Hathras case: Uttar Pradesh Police registers FIR against unidentified persons for inciting caste-based conflict, sedition charge included

The first information report filed at the Chandpa Police Station on Sunday afternoon mentions 19 charges under the IPC and also invokes section 67 of the IT Act

Ban on Chinese apps: Beijing's Mission in India accuses New Delhi of 'discriminatory practices', violating WTO rules
India

Ban on Chinese apps: Beijing's Mission in India accuses New Delhi of 'discriminatory practices', violating WTO rules

"India's measure, selectively and discriminatorily aims at certain Chinese apps on ambiguous and far-fetched grounds," China's mission to India said in a statement

Coronavirus Outbreak: India must take cue from EU, US on addressing data protection concerns during pandemic
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: India must take cue from EU, US on addressing data protection concerns during pandemic

India, whilst dealing with the pandemic, also faces challenges on the privacy forefront specifically because there is no law in place for data protection.

CBSE denies claims of board exam paper leak; authority approaches Delhi Police, appeals to parents not to panic
India

CBSE denies claims of board exam paper leak; authority approaches Delhi Police, appeals to parents not to panic

CBSE has approached Delhi Police against fake news about exam papers leak being spread on social media and advised parents and students not to believe them and panic

Case registered against 17 IP address-owners in Maharashtra for uploading child porn clips on Facebook; all booked aged between 20-35
India

Case registered against 17 IP address-owners in Maharashtra for uploading child porn clips on Facebook; all booked aged between 20-35

A case has been registered against owners of 17 IP addresses in Maharashtra's Palghar district from where child pornographic videos were allegedly uploaded on social media

Nearly 2 years since Bhima Koregaon riots, more holes emerge in Pune Police's rationale for arresting 10 activists
India

Nearly 2 years since Bhima Koregaon riots, more holes emerge in Pune Police's rationale for arresting 10 activists

On 8 June and 28 August last year, the Pune Police arrested 10 rights activists in connection with the Bhima Koregaon riots that happened on 1 January, 2018

Govt may make it mandatory for Google, Facebook, others to share user data
News & Analysis

Govt may make it mandatory for Google, Facebook, others to share user data

Reportedly, a final decision on this will be taken after an 'exhaustive' consultation process.

UP govt begins withdrawal of seven cases against BJP legislator Sangeet Som, including four related to Muzaffarnagar riots
India

UP govt begins withdrawal of seven cases against BJP legislator Sangeet Som, including four related to Muzaffarnagar riots

BJP legislator Sangeet Som and more than 200 others who had 'liked' the video which had sparked the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots were booked under various sections of the IPC and section 66 of the IT Act

Man from UP's Sambhal accused of posting objectionable social media remark against Amit Shah, police file complaint
India

Man from UP's Sambhal accused of posting objectionable social media remark against Amit Shah, police file complaint

A case has been filed against a man for allegedly posting objectionable remarks against Home Minister Amit Shah on Facebook, police said on Wednesday.

FIR registered against Samajwadi Party lawmaker, 10 party leaders for derogatory remarks against Jaya Prada
India

FIR registered against Samajwadi Party lawmaker, 10 party leaders for derogatory remarks against Jaya Prada

An FIR was registered against Samajwadi Party lawmaker Azam Khan on Monday for allegedly making derogatory remarks against BJP leader Jaya Prada.

SC notice to West Bengal govt on delay in release of BJP activist arrested for posting meme on Mamata Banerjee
Politics

SC notice to West Bengal govt on delay in release of BJP activist arrested for posting meme on Mamata Banerjee

Priyanka Sharma, a BJP Yuva Morcha leader, was arrested on 10 May by the West Bengal Police for allegedly tweeting a meme of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Union Budget 2019: Minimum Alternate Tax should be abolished; it will send out right signals about reviving economy, solve unemployment issues
Business

Union Budget 2019: Minimum Alternate Tax should be abolished; it will send out right signals about reviving economy, solve unemployment issues

The rationale for MAT was if a company could pay the dividend to its shareholders, it might as well pay income tax to the government.

Pinarayi Vijayan admits 119 booked for 'objectionable' social media posts in Kerala since 2017
Politics

Pinarayi Vijayan admits 119 booked for 'objectionable' social media posts in Kerala since 2017

Kerala government has admitted that 119 cases were slapped for posting objectionable comments on social media against CM Pinarayi Vijayan in the last three years.