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A man reads news on his phone after authorities revoked restrictions on 4G mobile internet, in Srinagar. High-speed mobile internet services are being restored in the entire Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, exactly 18 months after it was suspended in August 2019 when the Centre abrogated special status of the erstwhile state.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses after virtually laying the foundation stone of nine highway projects and inaugurated optical fibre internet service, in Patna.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks during ianuguration of optical fibre internet services and foundation stone of nine highway projects in Bihar, via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Submarine Optical Fibre Cable Connectivity between Chennai and Andaman and Nicobar Islands via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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Government run media centre is the only source of high speed internet in Kashmir for Journalists despite lockdown

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History teacher Subrata Pati takes online class for his students from a nest perched on a neem tree, in a village of Bankura district of West Bengal. Pati climbs the tree to cross the internet hurdle during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.

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Journalists uses their mobile phone as government orders for the restoration of pre-paid mobile services and 2G internet services in 2 districts of the Kashmir valley after the six months of ban, at Government Media Facilitation Centre in Srinagar.

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Staffers of various local newspapers work at the government media facilitation centre due to internet ban in Kashmir, in Srinagar. The Supreme Court observed that access to internet was a fundamental right and directed the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to review the ban within the one week.

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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh launches Wifi facility inside train coaches on the Airport Line, in New Delhi. At present underground metro train WiFi facility is available in Russia, South Korea and China. This is the first of such facility in India and the South Asian region.

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Commuters use mobile phones connected to the free Wifi facility inside train coaches on the Airport Line, launched by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today, in New Delhi. At present underground metro train WiFi facility is available in Russia, South Korea and China. This is the first of such facility in India and the South Asian region.

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A man uses his smartphone in a subway train in Moscow, Russia. Russia's Communications Ministry has scheduled an exercise that is intended to simulate what is being called the isolated operation of the internet.

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National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists stage a protest over non-availability of the internet facility, in Jammu.

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Police officers walk to block demonstrators after the Free Internet rally in response to a bill making its way through parliament calling for all internet traffic to be routed through servers in Russia — making VPNs (virtual private networks) ineffective, in Moscow, Russia.

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A man holds symbolic fingers with a word reading "stand against" during the Free Internet rally in response to a bill making its way through parliament calling for all internet traffic to be routed through servers in Russia — making VPNs (virtual private networks) ineffective, in Moscow, Russia.

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Demonstrators shout during the Free Internet rally in response to a bill making its way through parliament calling for all internet traffic to be routed through servers in Russia — making VPNs (virtual private networks) ineffective, in Moscow, Russia. Several thousand people have rallied in Moscow to protest legislation that they fear could lead to widespread censorship of the internet for Russian users.

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A class in IIT Delhi; the IITs’ NPTEL online programme is a pioneering effort

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A receptionist at Renren, which pegs its network users at 200 million this year

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Protesters launch paper airplanes as they gather at a central street to rally against authorities' move to block parts of the internet in Russia in Moscow, Russia.

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A protester holds a paper airplane, a symbol of a popular messaging app Telegram, during a rally against authorities' move to block parts of the internet in Russia, in Moscow. Some 10,000 were rallying in Moscow to protest against recent restrictions on internet freedom in Russia.

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An Indian woman looks at the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official smartphone app in New Delhi.

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Google Ireland ­office in Dublin

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Google owns this ­office building in New York City

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe, wait to release a book during the inauguration of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during the inauguration of the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space in New Delhi.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, right, watches an audio-visual as his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, waits during the inauguration of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) 2017, in New Delhi. The two-day conference is being attended by delegates of more than 100 countries, will witness the participation of ministers, industry leaders and academia engaged in the global cyber ecosystem.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaks during the inauguration of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, walks back to his seat after speaking during the inauguration of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), in New Delhi. The two-day conference is being attended by delegates of more than 100 countries.

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DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh formally launches the Wi-Fi facility on all Metro stations of Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre /Vaishali) from Rajeev Chowk Metro station in New Delhi.

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The comic strip Savita Bhabhi was enormously popular, before it was taken down

Aditi Avasthi of Embibe, which offers online coaching

A woman shows a child her mobile device along a street in Beijing. China's government fabricates and posts several hundred million social media posts a year to influence public opinion about the country, according to a new paper by U.S. researchers examining one of the most opaque aspects of the Communist Party's rule.

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Commuters on a fast train grapple with slow internet

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Poonam Singh, a civil services aspirant, prefers to get all her clothes from online outlets

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Youths surf the Internet at a public Wi-Fi hotspot on the sidewalk in downtown in Havana, Cuba. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20. The trip will mark a watershed moment in U.S.-Cuba relations, making Obama the first sitting U.S. president to set foot on the island in nearly seven decades.

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Watching movies on netflix.com is comfortable, but is expensive

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Facebook vs Net Neutrality activists Knowing how Indians love a free lunch, FB’s Free Basics platform promised ‘free Internet’ acc­ess to some websites for users. Opponents said this went against the spirit of an open internet. Many open letters/campaigns later, this fight is still on.

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People use their mobile phones in New Delhi. Government backtracked on a proposed requirement for all messages sent on social media and mobile chatting apps to be saved for several months as a way of defeating encryption technology.

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Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel along with other dignitaries, announcing the commercial launch of Airtel 4G services, in Gurgaon.

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Youth use their smartphones to surf the Internet, using a password protected wifi network coming from a five star hotel in downtown Havana, Cuba.

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Arun Jaitley, Mukesh Ambani, PM Modi at the ‘Digital India’ launch in Delhi, July 1

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A protest in support of net neutrality in Bangalore.

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An activist during a demonstration supporting net neutrality, in Bangalore.

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A girl using apps at her tablet PC, in New Delhi.

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A girl using apps at her tablet PC, in New Delhi.

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Dola Dasgupta with their kids in New Delhi.

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Nalini Varshney-housewife with there kids in her house, in New Delhi.

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WhatsApp announced the launch of WhatsApp Web, marking the official debut of the popular messaging app on non-mobile platforms.

Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launches Wi-Fi Broadband services for public at New Delhi railway station, in New Delhi.

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Passengers use Wi-Fi Broadband services after its launch for public by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at New Delhi railway station, in New Delhi.

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BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi with NDMC Chairperson Jalaj Shrivastava and N Srinath, managing director, Tata Teleservices during the launch of public Wi-Fi access at Connaught Place in New Delhi.

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A doodle by a Pune schoolgirl artfully depicting the natural and cultural richness of Assam has been featured today on the Google India homepage on the occasion of Children's Day. Vaidehi Reddy, a class IX student of Army Public School, was adjudged the winner of this year's India Doodle4Google (D4G) contest in which there were more than a million entries from over 2,100 schools across 50 cities.

DMK Chief M Karunanidhi surfs a social website on his tablet, in Chennai.

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Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg addresses the Internet.org Summit in New Delhi.

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Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Internet.org summit in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley launching the website for the I & B Minister Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi.

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Ranjit, whose channel geekyranjit has videos of smartphone reviews

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Netpreneurs View on Nidhi’s camera screen as she shoots for her channel Beauty Mantra

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at the launch of “MyGov portal”, an official portal of Government of India, in New Delhi.

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BJP President and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, L K Advani and Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launch BJP's online membership on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Shyama Prasad Mookerjee at the party office in New Delhi.

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A study detailing how Facebook secretly manipulated the news feed of some 700,000 users to study "emotional contagion" has prompted anger on social media. For one week in 2012 Facebook tampered with the algorithm used to place posts into user news feeds to study how this affected their mood.

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Jan Koum, 38, co- founder of WhatsApp speaks in Munich. Until 24 hours ago, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum and his business partner Brian Acton were relatively unknown outside Silicon Valley tech circles. Now they are being discussed worldwide as California's latest billionaires. In fact, before founding WhatsApp, both men were actually turned down for jobs at Facebook.

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This Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 photo shows the WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on an iPhone in New York. The world's biggest social networking company, Facebook, announced it is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock.

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Aaron H. Swartz "committed suicide in New York City yesterday, Jan. 11. "In the technology world," as the New York Times put it once, "Mr. Swartz is kind of a big deal." Was. Swartz was, at 26, seems so cruel as to be heartbreaking. Best known as co-founder of the popular internet community website Reddit, Swartz was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly downloading millions of documents from JSTOR, and potentially faced up to 50 years in prison and $4 million dollars in fines. He had pleaded non-guilty.

Twitter signage is draped on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Twitter set a price of $26 per share for its initial public offering and will begin trading under the ticker symbol "TWTR" in the most highly anticipated IPO since Facebook's 2012 debut.

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Amitabh Bachchan Google maps his home at WEF in Davos

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The great connector Hangout with Narendra Modi

Two Nigerians accused in the online fraudulent of Thirty Billion U.S. dollar (INR 180 Crores), Stanleyranson and Ronald Chakvudi being taken after their arrest in Delhi by the Coimbatore Police.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh listens to a speaker during the launch of "Gandhi Heritage Portal" in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with his advisor on Public Information, Infrastructure and Innovations Sam Pitroda launching the Gandhi Heritage Portal in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks during the launch of "Gandhi Heritage Portal" in New Delhi. The Gandhi heritage web portal will house the collected works of Mahatma Gandhi, containing over 1,000 photos, 21 films and 76 audio recordings.

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The screen shot of defaced website of the Customs Department. Hasnain Haxor" A Pakistani hacker claims to hack and deface the official website of Indira Gandhi International airport Mumbai (Customs Department ), India. The hacker managed to gain root access of the whole server which contains 800+ Indian sites with some sensitive information related to custom the site was left with message: " Hacked by Hasnain Haxor, Secure It Or I Hack It Again, Where Is Your Security ?? Greetings to all Pakistani hackers, Pakistan Zindabad! "

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar launches Kaspersky anti-virus and Kaspersky internet security 2014 in Mumbai.

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Google has launched an inactive account manager page that can be used as a "Digital Will". The app will let people decide what they want to happen to their digital photos, documents and other virtual belongings after they die or become incapacitated.

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Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal is shown a demonstration on a laptop after the launch of Wi-Fi facility in Howrah Rajdhani Express, at New Delhi Railway Station.

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Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram prepares to reply the queries of citizens about the Union Budget through Google+Hangout at North Block in New Delhi.

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Kapil Sibal vs Netizens Two Mumbai Facebookers arrested under Section 66 (A) of the IT Act, passed under the IT minister’s watch. After an outcry, Sibal came up with the perfect solution. Not to repeal the section or amend it, as demanded. He reposed faith in the official hierarchy. Blaming junior cops, he put their seniors in charge of arrests made under the section.

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This should not surprise anyone. The most trending person on Google in India during 2012 was Canadian-born porn-star and now Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, according to the Google Zeitgeist report for 2012. Rajesh Khanna, Poonam Pandey, Alia Bhatt, Nirmal Baba, Sherlyn Chopra, Yash Chopra, Saif Ali Khan, Diana Penty and Vilasrao Deshmukh were others on the list -- in that order. Well, we it seems are like that only

Publicity still released for Jism 2

Porn star and Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has emerged as the most dangerous celebrity in cyberspace, ahead of Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor, as searching for her on the web is the most risky. In a study conducted by McAfee, Leone topped the list with 9.95 per cent chances of luring people into clicking on malicious links.

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American tourist Ella uses an iPad while riding a Wi-Fi-outfitted donkey led by her brother Aaron, in Kfar Kedem, a biblical reenactment park in the village of Hoshaya in the Galilee, Israel. Visitors riding donkeys through the Old Testament landscape can now also surf the web while being transported across the land of the Bible. Organizers are hoping to connect the younger generation to ancient Galillee life while allowing them to like, share, tweet and snap it instantly to their friends.

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Birds Of The Twitter Flock When Narendra Modi hit a million followers on Twitter last month, there was wild cheer amongst his online supporters (never mind that it later passed that half of them were fake). Predictably, the event prompted some chintan at the Congress shivir in Surajkund where leaders insisted on “greater engagement” using social media. Well, if they need advice, the man for it is close at hand. New MoS for education Shashi Tharoor is the Indian neta with the largest following on Twitter, 1.5 million and counting. And ministerial duties haven’t hit his tweet power either. Though it’s landed him in hot soup at times—remember ‘cattle class’ travel or when he ‘favourited’ a tweet suggesting Tharoor would make a “clean sweep” of urban India votes if he was Congress PM candidate instead of “dumb” Rahul Gandhi.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addressing a World Gujarati Conference ‘Chaalo Gujarat 2012’ held in New Jersy, USA through a video conference in Gandhinagar.

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Activist of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti shout slogans against the blocking of their web-portal in Mumbai. Government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top internet expert said . The government’s interference with hundreds of websites, including some Twitter accounts, blogs and links to certain news stories began after rumours fed by gory images said to be of murdered Muslims, that were actually manipulated photos of people killed in cyclones and earthquakes, were spread to sow fear of revenge attacks. The placard reads "ban, ban, ban."

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Twitter has promised to cooperate with the government after the Prime Minister's Office complained to it about objectionable content on six accounts resembling the PMO's official account. As the government blocked the six accounts after Twitter took no action, the social networking portal has communicated to the PMO that it would be locating the "unlawful content".

Participants work on their laptops during the fifth Open Hack in Bangalore. About 700 software engineers and developers took part in the 24-hour open hacking competition organized by Yahoo, which gives developers a chance to work together and build applications and product ideas using different technologies to develop something that can potentially solve a real-world problem that impact internet users.

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An Iranian student group unveils a computer game to counter the West’s ‘soft cultural war’. The title— THE STRESSFUL LIFE OF SALMAN RUSHDIE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF HIS VERDICT—says it all.

People wear masks as they protest against the Government's alleged restrictive regulation of the internet in Bengaluru.

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A member of a hacking group, Anonymous India, wears Guy Fawkes mask as he protests against Indian government enacted laws that gives it power to censor different aspects of Internet usage, in Mumbai.

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Members of a hacking group, Anonymous India, wear Guy Fawkes masks as they protest against government enacted laws that gives it power to censor different aspects of Internet usage, in New Delhi. The Indian hacker group is a spinoff of Anonymous, an amorphous group of activists, hackers and pranksters whose past targets have included Visa and MasterCard.

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File photo shows Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi with his Laptop. The Gujarat polls are still eight months away. But the cyberspace has already become a battlefield between the supporters of tech-savvy Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and his opponents. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, blogs, e-mails, websites, video uploading sites and every possible avenue on the internet is being used to attract the attention of the net-savvy, especially youths, towards Modi.

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Telecommunications Minister Kapil Sibal addresses a press conference in New Delhi.

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Telecommunications Minister Kapil Sibal addresses a press conference in New Delhi. Sibal said that Internet giants such as Facebook and Google have ignored his demands to screen derogatory material from their sites, so the government would have to take action on its own.

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Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal gestures during a press conference at his residence in New Delhi. Concerned over objectionable content on social networking sites, the government made it clear it cannot allow this to go on and has asked internet firms like Google and Facebook to fall in line. Sibal said, "It was brought to my notice some of the images and content on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google are extremely offensive to the religious sentiments of people of this country,"

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FILE In this Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 file photo, a dummy BlackBerry handset stands at a shop in Hyderabad. Large numbers of BlackBerry users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been cut off from Internet and messaging services, phone companies in the affected regions. BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. gave few details beyond a brief statement saying that customers were "experiencing issues," but telecommunications companies in the Middle East and Europe laid the blame at the Canadian company's door.

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Product codes Hitesh Dhingra, CEO of letsbuy.com shows off a tablet that’s available on his site

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WHAT
This one’s a hoot! The latest internet meme requires you to squat atop a precarious perch (a signboard on the highway, a balcony railing, a rooftop for instance), place and hold your knees together and simply stare into the distance like an owl. Post your picture online and join the birds of a feather who are doing likewise in Australia, America and Britain.
WHY
The planking fad is so last season that its prostrate followers are now sitting up, literally, to be the change. Add a hoot or two for effect, but do adopt the owl’s wisdom: don’t attempt the 360 degree head rotation.

Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal with school children during the launch of the National School of Sanitation website and 'Online Open School of Sanitation' Ratings in New Delhi.

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WHAT
A new fad on the internet
WHY
All it took was a Facebook page to get ‘Planking’ buzzing on the web, an activity where a person is photographed lying face down on a plank, railing, wall, or an ‘unusual public space’. Plankers with an overactive imagination and entirely too much time on their hands have even used the boot of a police car, beer bottles, and the Taj Mahal portico, to strike a pose. The growing global planking community has ambitiously anointed May 25 as ‘Annual Plankers Day’, never mind that the news of a young Australian losing his life planking recently had even got the Australian PM Julia Gillard voicing ‘safety concerns’.

Bound Down Cyber cafes, for which strict rules have been framed, will be worst hit

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