SC reserves verdict on pleas against IT Act

The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting “offensive” contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar and R F Nariman reserved their judgement after Government concluded…

Government reaffirms commitment towards Digital India initiative

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural communication infrastructure. “We are making good progress towards making Digital India,” said finance minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the Union Budget 2015-16 in Parliament on Saturday. The Digital India programme is aimed to make India a knowledge and innovation-based society…

Digital India—still some way to go

The ambitious Digital India initiative itself did not find any specific mention in finance minister Arun Jaitley’s speech, apart from a commitment to the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) and its implementation in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and, eventually, in the East and North-East. Photo: PTI First, a big shout-out to the finance minister for…