Modi talks ‘nationalism’, BJP explains ‘freedom of speech’ at party’s national level pre-poll huddle

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that “nationalism is our strength” and needs to be spread while the BJP stressed the ideology of “nationalism” guides its belief, and the constitution allows freedom of speech but does not permit “destruction of the nation”. “Nationalism is our strength and it should be further spread,”…

Sudden spurt in cyber crime

After a brief lull, the cyber crime branch has once again registered a substantial rise in the number of cases since the beginning of the year. The special unit registered over 45 cases while it has received about 279 complaints since January 1. The year 2015 was relatively calmer with 117 FIRs registered under the…

The cyberthreat is very real

Despite having a national cybersecurity policy, risks to our critical infrastructure remain. The Aadhaar concerns are valid, but India needs both offensive cyber operations and strengthened cybersecurity to deal with new onslaughts. The debate in Parliament on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016, is quite revealing. Concerns expressed that the Bill contained certain provisions [Section 29(iv) and…

A Formless Form

History and hypocrisy are the helixed hobgoblins of democracy. The first one claims to be the motherboard that rewired the circuitry of a previous dark time by turning it to an enlightened one. The other excuses acts of aggrandisement and appeasement by bestowing a cheap certificate of faux freedom—of freedoms of civilised society, like freedom…