Smart Villages: e-services to connect MP’s rural populace

To connect villages with digital world, Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), under Centre’s ‘Digital India’ project, is laying optical fibre cables in 335 gram panchayats in Indore division, said director BBNL (MP/CG), Ratan Ghosh at a press conference on Tuesday. Ghosh, while talking to media, said national optical fibre network, also named as ‘BharatNet’, is…

Amnesty international india to launch new report on human rights violations in jammu and kashmir

Amnesty international india informed new report on lack of justice and accountability for human rights voilations by security force personnel in jammu kashmir. The report, “Denied: failure in accountability for human rights voilations by security faced in several cases of human rights violations belived to have been committed by indian security force personnel in jammu…

India calls for transparency in internet surveillance

India has called for transparency and accountability in internet security surveillance and for striking balance between human rights and national security. The global community needs “to create frameworks so that internet surveillance practices motivated by security concerns are conducted within a truly transparent and accountable framework”, Santosh Jha, external affairs ministry director general, told the…

Internet is no place for women?

Is Alok ‘Sansari’ Nath’s “Jail the bitch” a the clarion call for the next phase of women’s movement in this country? Are women becoming tired, slowly but surely, of being abused into silence in the cyber world? When 27-year-old Aishwarya Subramaniam expressed an opinion on the internet, a faceless troll responded: he wanted to kick…

Russian parliament approves Internet privacy bill

Russia’s parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines to remove users’ personal information from their results. The bill, passed by the State Duma lower house in its third reading, seeks to emulate European Union rules on the “right to be forgotten”, under which search engines must…