Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicInternet shutdown

Topic: Internet shutdown

Digital India dream and arbitrary internet shutdowns can’t go together. Just see the loss

The right to internet access should be treated as a fundamental right. Frequent shutdowns adversely impact both Indian economy and society.

Internet suspension rules ‘grossly misused’, caused huge economic loss, says Parliament panel

In a report tabled Wednesday, Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT admonished the govt for what it described as vagueness of the rules and lack of safeguards.

Section 144 imposed, mobile internet suspended ahead of farmers protest in Karnal tomorrow

Central forces have been also deployed in the district a day ahead of the gherao planned by farmers at the mini-secretariat over the 28 August lathi charge that injured 10 people.

Govt extends internet suspension at 3 farmer protest sites in Delhi till 2 February

Internet services likely to remain suspended in adjoining areas of Singhu, Ghazipur and Tikri borders as well, till 11pm on 2 February.

Haryana govt extends mobile internet ban in 14 districts till 5pm on 1 February

Order has been issued to prevent 'any disturbance of peace and public order'. Ban imposed earlier in Yamunanagar, Palwal and Rewari hasn't been extended.

Haryana govt extends suspension of mobile internet in 17 districts till 31 January

The state govt said the order was issued to prevent any disturbance of peace & public order. This comes after protests by farmers against the new laws witnessed violence.

Internet shutdowns cost India over Rs 20,000 crore in 2020

With 8,927 hours of blacked out, India restricted internet use more than any other nation, as restrictions originally imposed in 2019 continued throughout 2020.

Modi govt amends telecom suspension rules, restricts internet shutdowns to 15 days

Amendment puts 15-day time limit on validity of orders issued under the telecom suspension rules, which earlier only specified who had the power to order a suspension of services.

IT ministry gives no timeline for restoring 4G in J&K at Parliamentary panel meet

Panel members questioned IT ministry for failing to lay down protocols on internet shutdown 7 months after SC order. The ministry, meanwhile, said 5G will be rolled out by March 2021.

Internet shutdowns, pandemic have cost Kashmir Rs 40,000 cr, 5 lakh jobs, says industry head

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said the 2G internet currently available in the region is not enough for many businesses.

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Vehicles travel along near-empty roads during a lockdown due to Covid in Shanghai, China | Representational image | Bloomberg

China’s economy slump shows no sign of bottoming out in May

The weakness in the gauge — the worst since the early months of the pandemic — reflects the lingering effects of large-scale lockdowns despite recent progress toward reopening.

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Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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