Model Gujarat’s ‘urban lag’? State’s 41% households have internet access, as against all-India average of 49%

Gujarat may be claiming to have provided the widest internet coverage compared to the rest of India through the state-sponsored Gujarat State Wide Area Network (GSWAN). However, a recent Government of India survey shows that access to internet in the state’s urban areas is just to 41.3 per cent of its households, which is far…

Abuses By Police, Forces Most Significant Rights Problem In India: US Report

Abuses by the police and security forces are the most significant human rights problem in India, the US State Department said today in a report. “The most significant human rights problems involved police and security force abuses, including extra-judicial killings, torture, and rape; corruption remained widespread and contributed to ineffective responses to crimes, including those…

India’s Internet spread

The total number of Internet subscribers in India is 302 million, according to the Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report 2015. Of this, 94% access Internet on their mobile devices, while only 6% use a wired broadband connection. The Delhi telecom circle recorded the highest teledensity with 221 connections per 100 people, while states such…

India’s Digital Tomorrow

In a recent seemingly sci-fi incident, a first of its kind cyber-attack grounded a Polish airline completely paralyzing its ground operations and forcing a cancellation of 10 flights from Warsaw! An even more unexpected attack was successfully carried out when hackers broke into a large, global retail giant’s network through the remotely managed HVAC system(!)…