Home ministry wants to control e-integration of police stations, seeks funding from Centre

Having failed to persuade the finance ministry to reconsider transfer of the centrally-sponsored Crime & Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) scheme to the states, the Union home ministry has moved a Cabinet note seeking to reclaim the initiative that will electronically integrate the country’s nearly 15,000 police stations. Sources in the home ministry told TOI…

Health data of patients to be centralised

It will allow access to accurate health history for better diagnosis and treatment The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry is mulling over centralising medical history of patients for easy access of hospitals and laboratories through a new platform called the National eHealth Authority (NeHA). The initiative will allow healthcare professionals access to complete and…

Why I Fought Section 66A

Almost everyone uses the internet every day. Millions of people are tweeting, texting, liking, sharing, posting. Internet freedom affects every individual who has access to it, more so in today’s environment. That’s why freedom on the internet is so important. It is the one medium that is accessible and used by so many people. It…

The Net Neutrality Debate – II

The meaningless rules and regulations imposed on newcomers by the government gives more power to the incumbent player. Similarly, established ISPs will gain more power as the restrictions on the sector increase What is the motivation for ISPs to invest in better infrastructure to deliver video content if they cannot charge them differently? What is…

Shreya Singhal on her fight for free speech online and what led to her petition against Sec 66A of IT Act

Shreya Singhal, 24-year-old, fought against the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act which led to the Supreme Court scrapping the draconian law. The law student filed the petition against Section 66A after two girls from Palgarh in Maharashtra were arrested for a Facebook post after Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray’s death.
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‘eGovernance is transitioning into mGovernance’

“Being a global leader in mobility, Vodafone has worked with governments in many parts of the world. We have a very good understanding of the eGovernance and mGovernance space and we are in a position to partner with the government for taking the vision of Digital India forward,” says Shekhar Agrawal, Senior Vice President, Vodafone…

Dell steps up India plans after delisting

Amit Midha likens Dell to a start-up that is only beginning to show its potential. With revenues of over $56 billion in 2013, Dell hardly resembles a start up, but Midha’s enthusiasm underlines excitement over the company’s new growth strategy. As Dell moves away from being just a manufacturer of personal computers, or PCs, to…