Guard freedom of expression

To allow the exhibiting of the film PK to be disrupted by anyone in the name of religion is to surrender to each and every self-styled critic of the creative arts. In a functioning democracy, the freedom of expression is a tenet far too precious to be denied on the whims of persons who may…

‘NOFN will be the digital backbone of India’

The ₹30,000-cr project will help double the optical fibre capacity, says BBNL chief Aruna Sundararajan, former Kerala IT Secretary, who left her footprints on the State’s e-governance and e-literacy, is now part of the Digital India vision. She heads Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), which is tasked with building the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)…

Government blocks 32 websites to check ISIS propaganda

The Centre has blocked 32 websites, including vimeo.com, dailymotion.com, pastebin.com and github.com, in an effort to curb ISIS propaganda, prompting a wave of online protests. An Indian “hacktivist” group, Anonymous India, has threatened reprisal. By Wednesday evening, however, websites that had complied with the government order to remove objectionable content had been unblocked, sources said.…