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Modi govt blocked 2,388 websites in 2018, stopped collecting data of arrests under 66A

IT ministry informs Parliament that websites were blocked for objectionable content. Lack of data on arrests under section 66A draws flak from activists.

Ban or not, Indians love watching desi college girls have sex in HD, says Pornhub

A new survey by Pornhub says Indians account for the third highest daily traffic to the site.  
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Fix call drops and sluggish speed before you think of regulating internet

It would be bad enough if TRAI was merely interested in protecting telecom operators at the cost of consumer interests.
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Doubtful if India’s ailing mobile telecom sector can create 4 million jobs: COAI chief

COAI’s Rajan S. Mathews wonders how the new telecom policy can achieve $100-billion investment objective 'if the industry is under financial stress'
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What harm can you do to me if you have my Aadhaar details, asks Trai chairman R.S. Sharma

As the debate intensifies before the Supreme Court judgment, the outgoing Trai chairman says Aadhaar doesn’t violate privacy.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

RBI’s ban on Bitcoins puts regulators’ accountability back under judicial scrutiny

India’s most trusted regulatory body, the Reserve Bank of India, has given the courts two opportunities to question its manner of taking significant decisions in the last two years.
Principal Secretary to PM Narendra Modi, Nripendra Misra

2जी मामले में मोदी के प्रिंसिपल सेक्रेटरी नृपेंद्र मिश्र के बयान की कोर्ट ने की अनदेखी

राजा जब दूरसंचार मंत्री थे, तो नृपेंद्र मिश्र ट्राई के चेयरमैन थे. हालांकि, कोर्ट ने कहा कि उनका बयान गवाहों या सरकारी कागज़ातों से मेल नहीं खाता है.
Principal Secretary to PM Narendra Modi, Nripendra Misra

Modi’s principal secy was CBI’s star witness in 2G case. But court ignored his testimony

Nripendra Misra was TRAI chairman during Raja’s tenure as telecom minister. But court stated his deposition was not supported
Open Internet for All lit up sign

US dismantling net neutrality gives India the chance to be a global leader

It is ironic that the country which coined the phrase, “net neutrality” voted to dismantle it. But it has given India the chance to become a global leader
An sign stating net neutrality

Telecom regulator chief says US net neutrality rules won’t impact India, but activists wary

Activists say that India has strong norms on net neutrality, but some worry the change in US norms could have an effect. 

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?