Net Neutrality is a Must for Digital Democracy

For the first time, after Independence, we saw another struggle for freedom, an open war for equal access to the Internet, a call for net neutrality. Unlike the revolt of 1857, the massacre of Jallianwala Bagh, Salt Satyagraha and other events that led to Independence, this war is being fought online against over-the-top (OTT) service…

What price maximum governance?

A tamed inflation, declining fiscal deficit, and GDP growing at 7.4 per cent. Not bad for one year Should we assess the year gone by on the basis of the 52-page election manifesto, or should we be more pragmatic and look at the ground situation? On the economic front, and going by a few significant…

E-Naga summit to be held on May 27 in Nagaland

The Nagaland Department of Information Technology and Communication (IT&C) in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) will be organising e-Naga Summit on May 27 at NBCC Convention Center here. According to a statement issued by Commissioner and Secretary of IT K D Vizo, the Summit has been organised with a vision to build…

“Give us e-service centres without any conditions”

Members of the Tamil Nadu e-Ticket Agents’ Welfare Association staged a protest demonstration here pressing for a charter of demands, including provision of e-service centres under the e-governance scheme to them. The protest was led by its State president K.K.R. Mohanasundaram and general secretary M. Kannan. The protestors wanted the district administration to give the…

CORE expresses concern over May 23 encounter

The Centre for Organisation Research & Education (CORE) Manipur has expressed deep concern over the reported ‘encounter’ that took place at Henjang village in Senapati district on May 23 wherein three persons were killed. The Kuki Inpi-Saikul Gamkai had alleged that the reported encounter was fake, while the Assam Rifles had made a counter-claim that…

Nine dead in Brazil prison riot

Nine people died, one of them decapitated, in a prison mutiny in Brazil which ended Monday with the release of 70 hostages, police said. “After 18 hours of negotiations, the mutiny has ended,” a police spokesman told AFP from the facility at Feira de Santana, 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the northeastern city of Salvador…

Rights Panel Forwards Plea to Secy

The State Human Rights Commission has handed over to the higher education secretary the application seeking same moderation mark for the Set exam (general category) conducted on February 2. The commission has also asked the government to consider it. The government announced two per cent moderation mark for the general category on the suggestion of…

“Whether it is a hydro electric project, Indus water treaty, it is the people of Kashmir who have to live with the consequences”

Beyond the visible causes for September 2014 deluge in valley, lie the subtle reasons rooted in the network of occupation. The recently released document by Coalition of Civil Society (CCS), entitled ‘Occupational Hazards’ has brought to fore the uncounted repercussions of militarization of Kashmir. In conversation with Saima Bhat, the researchers behind the report, have…