NITI Aayog member justifies internet ban in J&K
NITI Aayog member V K Saraswat asseted that internet services were suspended in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent certain elements from "misusing" information that could affect law and order situation there. On recent protests in Delhi's JNU, he said the institution has become a "political battleground" with half of the teachers being "hardcore Leftists".
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After guided tour, envoys of Maldives, Argentina laud J&K’s ground situation
The envoys were invited by the government to see for themselves the situation in the backdrop of India’s August 5 decision to withdraw the special status given to J&K and to bifurcate the state into two Union territories.
Despite govt order, internet services yet to resume in Jammu region
After more than five months of internet shutdown in Jammu and Kashmir, the UT administration Tuesday evening restored mobile internet in parts of Jammu region and broadband in institutions such as banks, hotels, travel establishments and hospitals with effect from January 15.
Hyundai rolls out online sales platform
The company said its 'Click to Buy' is a first-of-its kind online sales platform with simple and transparent process for purchase of Hyundai cars.
Broadband, 2G Internet partially restored in Jammu and Kashmir
The services, would, however, be restored partially. The sources said that the formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made by by government spokesman Rohit Kansal. "There is every likelihood that authorities may announce restoration of 2G internet services in Jammu region and partial restoration of broadband in Kashmir region," a source said.
Kaspersky predicts top cybercrime trends for 2020
In 2019, the firm noticed that criminals were carrying out targeted attacks on financial institutions like banks. This is set to increase in 2020, it said. It expects an increase in the activity of groups specializing in the sale of network access (to financial institutions) in the African and Asian regions, as well as in Eastern Europe.
Internet blackout, protests leave gig workers reeling
Food delivery agents earn between Rs 25,000 and Rs 50,000 a month, depending on the number of orders they complete, hours on the road, and distance covered, among other factors. Cab drivers can earn Rs 35,000 to Rs 80,000 a month, a chunk of which goes towards fuel, loans, and vehicle maintenance
Crypto trading legitimate biz, lobby group tells Apex court
Advocate Ashim Sood argued that crypto currencies were more like commodities rather than currency and that it was beyond the RBI’s jurisdiction to regulate the field.
Kashmiris welcome SC view on internet access
Political parties and the business community in Kashmir welcomed the Supreme Court's observation that access to internet is a fundamental right and urged the government to restore internet services immediately.
Terrorists are using this new technology to infiltrate in India
Sustained efforts are being made by terrorists to infiltrate from across the border, reactivate their cadre and scale up anti-national activities not only in the Kashmir division but also in some areas of the Jammu division through mediums," a government spokesperson said.
Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain
In November, the Internet Society unexpectedly announced that it was selling control to a year-old company called Ethos Capital. The firm counts a recent former head of ICANN, the internet's governing authority, as one of its advisers.
India lost $1.3bn due to 4,196 hours of no internet
India was the third worst-hit economy worldwide after crisis-hit Iraq and Sudan thanks to state-imposed shut downs across Jammu & Kashmir, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, UP and other regions, shows the report. An average of 8.4 million internet users were impacted across the multiple incidents, it said.
View: SC verdict on internet shutdown in Kashmir rightly demands the restoration of ‘reasonableness’
The Supreme Court’s verdict that the Internet is a part of Article 19 – key to providing India’s citizenry with the ‘basic freedoms’ that include the freedom of expression – finally calls a spade a spade, and has demanded that Internet service be restored in Kashmir for all essential services.
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