The Shifting Stances Of Mr. Chidambaram

Last week, former finance and home minister and senior Congress leader Palaniappan Chidambaram was under attack from one of his own senior colleagues in the Congress party. Former law minister Hans Raj Bharadwaj squarely attacked him for being responsible and the force behind the draconian section 66A of the Information Technology Act which was quashed…

Beyond section 66A: Care to be free in bits?

All those concerned with free speech are rejoicing. The recent Supreme Court judgment regarding Section 66A of the Information Technology Act is, indeed, a ringing endorsement of basic rights, and a strong statement against arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression. In an act of not unusual hypocrisy, major political parties have welcomed the judgment. That…

Writer expresses apprehension over dictatorial trends

Stating that cultural renaissance is taking place in north Andhra districts, noted poet and Central Sahitya Academy award-winner K. Siva Reddy has said it will make writers to produce works on the exploitation of the region. The experience of writers would form the basis for such works, he said inaugurating ‘Janakavanam’, organised in the run-up…

Togadia Cites Population, Puts Tab on Procreation

Senior VHP leader Praveen Togadia on Sunday advocated two children norm for each family belonging to any religion in the country. Advocating that a common civil code should be established in the country, he said, “Law should be same for members of all religions. There must be a control on the population. Two children norm…

The block heads

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology’s (Deity) offices are as layered as its official website. From inside ‘Electronics Niketan’ at the Central Government Offices (CGO) complex in south Delhi, Deity’s army of director-generals, joint secretaries, department heads, scientists, clerks and staff of various grades and ranks keep an eye on how the country engages…

Critical Case Of Healthcare Cyber Attacks

our healthcare systems, from EHR to medical devices, are more ovulnerable than many of us realize. And the stakes are too high to ignore. Even within the healthcare industry, few people realize just how vulnerable many of our systems are to cyberattack. We talk about protected health information (PHI) and HIPAA compliance, we worry about…

HUDA launches e-governance initiative

Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has asked all its allottees to become part of the e-governance initiative launched in its Estate Offices so as to enable them to see details as well as status and make payment of their property online. A HUDA spokesman said that allottees could collect their user ID as well as…