Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicInternet services

Topic: Internet services

Home Ministry orders 24 hr-suspension of internet at Singhu, Ghazipur & Tikri borders

In light of the chakka jam organised by protesting farmers, internet services will remain suspended in the adjoining areas of the borders, too, till Saturday night.

4G mobile internet services being restored in Jammu & Kashmir after 18 months

Rohit Kansal, spokesperson for J&K administration, posted the announcement on Twitter. Mobile internet services were restored in 2 districts last August after it was suspended in 2019.

‘Digital Budget’ vs internet suspensions & and ‘trust deficit’ in Modi govt

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Internet services on mobile devices suspended in Kashmir due to Republic Day

Suspension of internet services in Kashmir on Republic Day and Independence Day has been part of the security drill since 2005 when militants used a mobile phone to trigger a blast.

Beijing just tore up China’s giant internet playbook

Beijing may be successful in stymieing China’s current Big Tech cohort. But companies are quick to adapt, with every chance that new behemoths will appear.

5 cases in 25 years of Internet that changed how India logs online

In 1995, telecom minister Sukh Ram made the first mobile call to Jyoti Basu. And VSNL’s internet service was terrible. But its dial-up link over poor fixed telephone lines opened up a new world for us.

2,300-km undersea cable to boost Andamans internet connectivity, PM set to launch project

Project was announced by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in January and was supposed to be completed by June. However, it got delayed due to Covid-19 lockdown.

Govt considers slashing license fee for fixed-line broadband service to households

If implemented, the lower costs could help Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio accelerate its broadband services launched last year. It will also aid Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea.

Internet services snapped in Srinagar after CRPF jawan, cop injured in encounter

A police official said the encounter began after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Srinagar following inputs about the presence of militants there.

Broadband services to be restored in Kashmir but with restrictions

Access shall be limited only on whitelisted sites and social media applications will continue to remain out of bounds for the Valley's residents.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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