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File photo of Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar | Twitter | @Rajeev_GoI

Didn’t assign budget for snooping software, says MeitY, 2 days after MoD denied Pegasus role

Reply came from MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar, in response to query from Karti Chidambaram, who had sought details of budget allocated, if any, to buy such a software.

Congress demands probe into ‘financial irregularities’ under Centre’s BharatNet program

The party's spokesperson Pawan Khera said the CAG has pointed out huge payments were made to Common Service Centres under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

IT Ministry says WhatsApp privacy policy violates Indians’ rights, gives 7 days to respond

The IT Ministry directed Whatsapp to withdraw its new privacy policy because it discriminates against Indian users by putting unfair terms and conditions, government sources said.
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All about Section 69A of IT Act under which Twitter had withheld several posts & accounts

The govt had last year used the same law to ban 59 Chinese apps in the wake of the Galwan clash in Ladakh.

‘No actor can play Muhammad’ — Minister Deshmukh cites main complaint against film on Prophet

After a complaint by Raza Academy, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has asked central govt to ban digital broadcast of Iranian film 'Muhammad: The Messenger of God'.
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Can Chinese apps appeal India’s ban? Section 69A of IT Act has the answer

Section 69A of the IT Act gives the Union government the power to restrict websites that threaten India’s defence and sovereignty, but it doesn’t come under RTI Act.
IT Ministry Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney (in red tie) and other key guests at the event

Govt to launch national mission for digital content in Indian languages, says IT secretary

IT Secretary Ajay Sawhney says the mission will help people access digital content, especially on government websites, in their native languages.

Deep respect for Parliament but not enough time for US officials to attend hearing: Twitter

Micro-blogging site offers to send officials from India team for Parliamentary hearing over allegations that it is biased against the Right.  

Twitter has an India-born CEO Parag Agrawal. In Pakistan, it has caused a burn

We look forward to overseas Pakistanis cooking on wood, explaining gas shortage in Pakistan. These are inflation CEOs. Unmatchable against Google, Twitter CEOs.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.