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…

Digital India Programme Explained

We are all aware about the emphasis being laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on National e-governance plan. Accordingly, the much ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme is scheduled to be launched by the PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday, July 1, in New Delhi at 4 PM. Having said this, top industrialists and businessmen will be sharing…

New E-initiatives in Kerala

Congress led UDF government In Kerala will launch a slew of e-Governance initiatives which includes e-KYC for Aadhaar Project, Citizen Portal for e-Office Project, and e-Learning Portal as part Digital India programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 1. State Minister for Industries and IT P K Kunhalikutty would launch the programmes at…

Digital Locker scheme challenged in Supreme Court

The Narendra Modi government’s decision to create digital lockers for citizens by mandatorily using Aadhaar numbers is challenged in the Supreme Court. In the petition, one Sudhir Yadav has prayed before the apex court for exemplary punishment to the concerned officers who has flouted the Supreme Court directions for not making Aadhaar number mandatory for…

Digital MP faces huge rural-urban divide

MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s dream of establishing virtual class in every government school and broadband connectivity in every panchayat as part of digital MP is surely a major uphill task when marginalized communities in the state still don’t have access to digital technology like mobiles and internet. Technology is still an urban phenomenon…

Kerala to launch e-governance initiatives tomorrow

As part of Digital India programme, Kerala Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty will launch various e-governance initiatives, including ‘Digital Kerala’ by the State Government, here tomorrow.As part of the launch of the ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme, a programme to transform India into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy, a week-long celebration is being…