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‘4G internet to be restored in 2 districts of Jammu and Kashmir after Aug 15,’ Centre tells SC

In a significant move towards restoring 4G access in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the central government told the Supreme Court on August 11 that 4G internet can be provided to one district each in Jammu and Kashmir after August 15 on a trial basis, provided that neither of the chosen districts were adjoining the international border or Line of Control (LoC). The outcome of this trial will be reviewed after two months and its impact will be assessed by the State Level Committee at l...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, BJP, Kashmir, Centre, Review Committee, Jammu, Ahmadi, Ladakh, Reddy, Department of Communications, Indian Parliament, Mehta, Lok Sabha, FMP


The last of the Zoroastrians

My grandfather had never been a tall man, and now he looked absurdly small, no bigger than a child. Swaddled in off-white sheets like a newborn, with just his head and the soles of his feet visible, his eyes were open and mouth disconcertingly agape, as if in surprise. His corpse was slightly raised from the floor, lain atop a rickety wooden stretcher. Beside the body, three priests in white robes intoned in Avestan, the long-dead language of the Zoroastrian scriptures, as a small fire burned i...
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Ayodhya: Modi hails 'dawn of new era' as work on controversial temple begins

Foundation stone laid for temple to Lord Ram at site where mosque was razed 28 years ago The Indian town of Ayodhya welcomed Narendra Modi for a ceremony marking the start of construction of a temple on the site where a mosque was razed to the ground by a Hindu mob 28 years ago.Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party has campaigned for years for the temple to be built at the spot considered to be the birthplace of the Hindu deity Lord Ram. The issue has divided Indians, alienated Muslims, helped propel th...
Tags: India, BJP, Narendra Modi, World news, South and Central Asia, Hinduism, Modi, AYODHYA, Bharatiya Janata


India scraps English as mandatory language in primary schools amid nationalist surge

India will scrap the mandatory use of English in its primary schools, with subjects instead taught in Hindi or regional languages like Punjabi, for the first time since its independence in 1947. The controversial move is part of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the largest educational shake-up in India in 34 years, which was spearheaded by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Hindu-nationalist youth wing, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). As part of the reforms, school syllabuses w...
Tags: News, India, BJP, Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh


A complete guide to OTT content regulation in India

As the streaming video industry and the government hold discussions on regulation streaming services like Netflix and Hotstar in India, here’s a complete guide to OTT regulation in India. The Digital Content Complaints Committee IAMAI’s new code for online content streaming sets up a self-regulatory body, incorporates penalties [read] Self Regulation for Online Curated Content Providers, IAMAI [ ] Streaming players ask IAMAI to recall streaming content code, question legitimacy; IAMAI resp...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Asia, Hollywood, News, Supreme Court, John Oliver, India, BJP, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Cbs, Kashmir, Asean, Karnataka, Ji


Parliamentary Committee focusses on exemptions for govt agency under Data Protection Bill

After a four-month-long pandemic-induced hiatus and a false start, the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill convened on July 27. The two-and-a-half-hour meeting, that saw attendance from 18 of the 30 MPs, largely focussed on Sections 35 and 36 of the Bill, the ones that allow the central government to exempt any government agency from any or all provisions of the Bill, four sources, on the condition of anonymity, who were present at the meeting told MediaNama. The n...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Congress, India, BJP, US, European Union, Surveillance, European Commission, Npr, Bill, Committee, Bengaluru, Shiv Sena, Rajya Sabha


J-POD || Podcast || “In 1962, Nehru heard the Opposition, convened Parliament, didn’t stifle media. In 2020, Modi is trying to snatch victory from jaws of defeat by managing headlines” || Jairam Ramesh

When WhatsApp becomes the chief source of information, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that India was a mere 17 years old as a free nation when China invaded in 1962.   An impressionable teenager, whose population was 45 crores, whose GDP was a mere $4,200 crore. On the other hand, when China intruded into Ladakh this year seizing land and strangling soldiers, independent India was a full grown adult, a real senior citizen if you will, all of 73 years old. India’s population is now 130 c...
Tags: Travel, Media, Congress, Nsa, China, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Beijing, Army, Union, Ussr, Parliament, Dalai Lama, Air Force


By not moving out of the way, the Gandhis perpetuate Modi rule

By not moving out of the way, the Nehru-Gandhi family is holding up political movement, a churning, shuffling by which the regional parties will have a stake in an accommodative central unit which is not obsessed with the unrealistic desire to revive “on its own”. Canary Trap is a platform for exclusive, well-researched, and objective information relating to intelligence, terrorism, corruption and politico-security matters.
Tags: Publishing, Politics, BJP, Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Congress Party, Gandhis, Nehru Gandhi, Canary Trap, Indian National Congress, Priyanka Gandhi, Saeed Naqvi, Gandhi Family, Sachin Pilot


Exclusive: Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill to now meet on July 27

You are reading it here first: The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill will meet on July 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm, the Lok Sabha Secretariat confirmed to MediaNama. Virtual meetings are still not allowed. Representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, UIDAI, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Narcotics Control Board (NCB) are scheduled to depose before the members in the f...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, BJP, Lok Sabha, Meenakshi Lekhi, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill, Budget Session the JPC, Narcotics Control Board NCB


IT Parliamentary Standing Committee questions MEITY, MHA on ‘Chinese’ app ban, Aarogya Setu

After a gap of four months, punctuated by Chairperson Shashi Tharoor’s repeated calls for virtual meetings, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology finally met in person on July 14. Of the 29 members, only eight members attended the meeting. Representations from MEITY and Ministry of Home Affairs were heard on Aarogya Setu and cybersecurity, Tharoor tweeted. It is understood that the ban on 59 ‘Chinese’ apps was extensively discussed at the meeting, which lasted almost thr...
Tags: Travel, News, India, BJP, Ministry of Home Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, MHA, Abhishek Singh, Medianama, JPC, Tharoor, Dubey, MeitY, PUBG, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Section 69A


Exclusive: Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill to meet on July 17

You are reading it here first: After a gap of four months, the Joint Parliamentary Committee deliberating on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, will meet on July 17 at 2:30 pm in the Main Committee Room of the Parliament House Annexe, two MPs who are part of the committee and two government official confirmed to MediaNama. Representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, UIDAI, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), National Investigatio...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, BJP, Delhi, Rajya Sabha, Parliament House, Finance Committee, Lok Sabha, Bhubaneswar, Meenakshi Lekhi, Medianama, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, Amar Patnaik


No virtual meetings of Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill possible; committee seeks comments from particular entities

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, is not convening anytime soon, at least two sources, on the condition of anonymity, told MediaNama. This is because virtual meetings could compromise parliamentary privilege through the inclusion of a third party (that is, the video conferencing platform), two sources familiar with how parliamentary committees are convened told us. No virtual depositions will take place either. Everything will happen in person. Moreover, “...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, BJP, Lok Sabha, Meenakshi Lekhi, Medianama, JPC, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill, Budget Session the JPC


Militants kill BJP politician Wasim Bari and his family in Kashmir

A Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party politician was killed along with his brother and father in Indian administered Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. Wasim Bari, 38, and his family were attacked by militants at his residence in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Wednesday night. All three were shot at point-blank range and died on the way to hospital. Authorities have arrested all 11 police personnel who were guarding him for dereliction of duties. Mr Bari's residence is a fe...
Tags: News, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Kashmir, Bari, Bharatiya Janata Party, Wasim Bari, Bandipora


“India has ceded territory to China. Status quo ante has been lost. China has redrawn LAC”: scathing editorials call the Narendra Modi government’s bluff on the ‘Surender’ in Ladakh

Click to view slideshow. Editorials in India’s major English newspapers on the “mutual disengagement” that India and China have agreed upon, are nearly unanimous in their verdict: under “strong man” Narendra Modi, India has surrendered its territory to China. The mature and considered reading of the newspapers is in marked contrast to TV news channels parroting the BJP-led NDA government line, relayed via WhatsApp. Barring The Economic Times, the editorials unhesitatingly call out the failure of...
Tags: Travel, Media, China, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Beijing, New Delhi, Islamabad, Bangalore, Bhutan, Hindustan Times, Wang Yi, Modi, India China, Economic Times


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Facebook will label hateful content by politicians; MediaNama’s take

Facebook will finally start labelling content from politicians that, despite being newsworthy, violates it content policies, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday in a Facebook Live session. Content that may lead to violence or suppresses voting, even it is by politicians, will be removed by Facebook. This announcement came almost a month after Twitter and Facebook chalked out drastically different policies on how to deal with hate speech by politicians, including US President Donald Trump. On...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nazis, India, Advertising, BJP, US, Unilever, Hate Speech, Delhi, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg


Modi is standing aside as China seizes our land, says furious BJP politician from border region

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been accused of standing aside while China seizes swathes of territory in the border regions, in a rare and explosive attack from within his own party. Anger has been mounting in the nation of 1.4 billion since it was revealed that Chinese troops annexed 60 square kilometres of land in Ladakh in early May. At least 23 Indian soldiers were killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting in the Galwan Valley as they attempted to uproot the ad-hoc Chinese settlement ...
Tags: News, China, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Telegraph, Modi, Ladakh, Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, Galwan Valley, Urgain Chodon, Chodon


“Ambiguous. Beseiged. Confusing. Disappointing. Dismaying. Evasive. Frightening. Unpardonable. Unsatisfactory. PM should speak again”: editorials on ‘Surender’ Modi’s cop-out

Click to view slideshow. The major English newspapers all have editorials on Narendra Modi‘s brazen lie, without taking the name of China, that “no one has intruded on Indian soil, nor is any one sitting on Indian soil, nor has any post been seized by anyone”, which made a total mockery of the killing of 20 Indian soldiers last Monday. The subsequent clarification by the Prime Minister’s Office has done little to quell the doubts of the newspapers who in their editorials call out the craven surr...
Tags: Travel, Media, China, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Army, Parliament, The Telegraph, Hindustan Times, Modi, PMO, The Times of India, The Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, Hindutva


Funerals and rage after India-China troop killings

Troops remained on alert at the Galwan Valley in the western Himalayas on Thursday (June 18) three days after clashes which saw 20 Indian soldiers killed on the country's border with China. China has not given details of any deaths or injuries among its troops. India will take part in a trilateral meeting with Russia and China next week, the country's foreign ministry said on Thursday, with the foreign minister to attend virtually on June 23. In Beijing,...
Tags: News, China, Russia, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Beijing, Himalayas, Kolkata, India China, China China, Zhao Lijian, Galwan Valley, Suryapet


‘Social media sites need to stop outsourcing online content moderation,’ says an NYU report

A report on content moderation by New York University recommends that content moderation, which is central to the work of all social media platforms, must no longer be outsourced but be included within the main fold of the platforms. In terms of numbers, 15,000 workers, majority of those employed by third-party vendors, moderate Facebook and Instagram; 10,000 moderators moderate YouTube and other Google products; Twitter has 1,500 moderators. As per the report, published by Professor Paul M. Bar...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Instagram, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Social Media, Kenya, Myanmar, Rohingya, Silicon Valley, Ucla


Zuckerberg cites a post from India as a clear-cut example of ‘incitement to violence’

For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, while posts from US President Donald Trump may not pose a “100 per cent clear-cut of a decision”, posts from India where “someone” said “‘Hey, if the police don’t take care of this, our supporters will get in there and clear the streets’” are a clear cut case of incitement of violence and have been taken down. This was revealed in a transcript of a meeting that Zuckerberg held with 25,000 employees on June 2. Recode published the transcript of the meeting. Zucke...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Hong Kong, News, Minneapolis, California, Washington Post, India, BJP, US, Npr, Hate Speech, Delhi, Vox


J-POD || Podcast || “National newspapers devote 0.67% of front page to 69% of India. Corporate media is the bed on which religious and market fundoos cohabit. Morons are reworking labour laws” || P. Sainath

Less than 2% of India’s population is invested in stocks and mutual funds. Yet, India has at least half-a-dozen business newspapers in English. And just as many business news channels. Every newspaper in every language, in every part of the country, has a page—or half of page—dedicated to business news. Or what they think is business news. Not surprisingly, when the exodus of migrant labourers began from the big cities after the lockdown was announced on March 25, the news media was as surpri...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Usa, Media, Supreme Court, Congress, India, Arun Jaitley, BJP, Narendra Modi, US, Spain, United States, Ireland


ZEE5 suspends release of show after religious outrage

ZEE5 has suspended the release of a Tamil show it was about to stream later this month after Hindu outrage over the subject matter. Retired IAS officer VS Chandralekha tweeted that BJP leader Subramanian Swamy urged Subhash Chandra, who heads Essel, the company that owns the subsidiary ZEE5 operates under, to cancel the show’s release. The show, Godman, is about a small time thief who becomes an influential spiritual leader. On June 1, a Tamil BJP leader reportedly filed a complaint against the ...
Tags: Travel, News, Censorship, BJP, DCCC, Subramanian Swamy, Essel, Subhash Chandra, IAS, Zee5, Chandralekha, Digital Content Complaints Committee, Tarun Katyal


Top 10 stories of the week: June 1st to June 7th 2020

In no particular order, here are MediaNama’s top 10 stories of the week ended 7th June 2020 MediaNama would like to thank its sponsors: , for their support. BJP’s Vinit Goenka calls for mass filing of cases against Twitter on charges of sedition against its public policy execs BJP’s Vinit Goenka wants Twitter to be declared a terrorist organisation, and for charges of sedition to be filed against the company’s public policy officials. Read it here 7 million BHIM app records, including Aadhaar a...
Tags: Travel, Home, Facebook, News, India, BJP, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, UPI, Gujarat, Trump, Delhi High Court, Maharashtra, Kelly Steckelberg, Medianama, Dainik Jagran


‘Onions suck out bacteria. Neem sanitiser works for 15 days. Brahmins in Bhopal were saved by prayers over fire”: advice from a top Kannada publisher, an ex-BJP MP, to fight Coronavirus

Vijay Sankeshwar, the transport operator who founded Vijaya Karnataka and Vijaya Vani, shocking the Deccan Herald group and The Times of India group respectively, has offered his sage advice on how to combat #Coronavirus. Dripping with desi and swadeshi, the advice, although well intentioned, is questionable for its science. Sankeshwar, who was awarded the Padma Sri earlier this year, is a former BJP member of Parliament, and a former member of the legislative council. He has played host to Baba...
Tags: Travel, Media, BJP, Narendra Modi, Farmers, Parliament, Nagpur, Kannada, Nitin Gadkari, Baba Ramdev, The Times of India, Bhopal, Churumuri, Kannada & Karnataka, Issues and Ideas, Belgaum


A lot can happen over coffee: politics, business, big money, tax terrorism, scandal, and a happy ending

The juiciest story today is the news that the Karnataka Congress chief D.K. Shiva Kumar’s daughter is to marry the son of the founder of Cafe Coffee Day, the late V.G. Siddhartha. Siddhartha, the son-in-law of former Karnataka chief minister S.M. Krishna, you will remember, killed himself by jumping into a river in Mangalore, in July last year. At least two Bangalore newspapers confirm the rumour of the alliance: The Times of India and Kannada Prabha. And in ToI, Shiva Kumar goes on record an...
Tags: Travel, Congress, Singapore, BJP, Bloomberg, Parliament, Delhi, KKR, Bangalore, Gujarat, Infosys, Karnataka, Siddhartha, Times of India, Krishna, NDA


Google pulls ‘Remove China Apps’ from Play Store

Remove China Apps, an app that gained popularity in India in recent weeks and did exactly what its name suggests, has been pulled from the Play Store. The top trending app in India, which was downloaded more than 5 million times since late May and enabled users to detect and easily delete apps developed by Chinese firms, was pulled from Android’s marquee app store for violating Google Play Store’s Deceptive Behaviour Policy, TechCrunch has learned. Under this policy an app on Google Play Stor...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Apps, Asia, China, India, BJP, Tech, Beijing, New Delhi, Modi, Global Times, Baba Ramdev, Bytedance


BJP’s Vinit Goenka calls for mass filing of cases against Twitter on charges of sedition against its public policy execs

BJP’s Vinit Goenka wants Twitter to be declared a terrorist organisation, and for charges of sedition to be filed against the company’s public policy officials. While hosting a Zoom conference titled Twitter_Anti_India, Goenka alleged that Twitter is supporting terrorism, and asked participants and viewers if they would “tolerate someone who would take money, especially blood […] ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, BJP, Intermediary Liability, Goenka, Vinit Goenka


BJP member petitions Supreme Court seeking ‘mechanism’ to check ‘seditious’, ‘anti India’ content on Twitter

BJP’s Vinit Goenka has petitioned the Supreme Court seeking directions for the government to create a mechanism to check content and advertisements on Twitter, which are allegedly spreading “hatred amongst the communities, [are] seditious, instigative, separatist, hate filled, divisive, against the society at large and against the spirit of the Union of India”. Goenka, in his […] ...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, News, Supreme Court, India, BJP, Hate Speech, Goenka, Vinit Goenka


What you (really) need to know today: Jubilant Generics, the “single-source” of 82% COVID cases in Mysore that went below the media radar, because, maybe, it wasn’t in Delhi, or the Tablighi Jamaat

For over 50 days now, R. Sukumar, the editor of the Delhi newspaper Hindustan Times, has written a daily wrap titled ‘COVID-19: What you need to know today‘. But three words have never appeared in it: Jubilant Generics, Nanjangud. Jubilant Generics, is a subsidiary of Jubilant Life Sciences, a pharmaceutical company founded by Shyam S. Bhartia (in picture, left), the husband of Shobhana Bhartia, chairperson of HT Media, the listed company which owns Hindustan Times. Nanjangud is a temple town i...
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