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'Digital divide' persists despite the country's desire to become a digital giant

  A recent report of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) brings forth the dichotomy between digital divide and India’s transition towards a cashless economy. The rural-urban divide in access to computer and internet is quite stark, according to the report entitled 'Key Indicators of Household Social Consumption on Education in India, July 2017 to June 2018'.   The 75th round National Sample Survey (NSS) report on education finds that...

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Explained: What's new in crime report, and the data -Deeptiman Tiwary

-The Indian Express Latest NCRB report introduces categories for Cyber Crimes against women, cases of insult under SC/ST Act, duration of delay in closing police & court cases ON MONDAY, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released the much delayed crime data for 2017. While it was without some crucial data categories, the data included were more fleshed out than in the 2016 crime report. The NCRB has introduced more than three...

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NCRB leaves out data on lynchings, khap and religious killings -Deeptiman Tiwary

-The Indian Express Sources said the agency had begun a massive data revamp exercise under former NCRB Director Ish Kumar. It was under him that the bureau revised the proforma under the category of murder and added new sub-heads of mob lynching and murder for religious reasons among others. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released its latest data on crime incidents across the country on Monday, more than a year...

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NCRB to collate data on online child sexual abuse -Vijaita Singh

-The Hindu New Delhi: In a first, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has started collating data on online child sexual abuse in the country. Till now no repository of such crimes was available at the national level. The move comes after a parliamentary standing committee on home affairs pulled up officials for not reporting the cases. The panel, headed by senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, said in its report that they...

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New Recommendations to Regulate Online Hate Speech Could Pose More Problems Than Solutions -Amber Sinha

-TheWire.in The T.K. Viswanathan committee’s recommendations could prove to be dangerous for free speech if acted upon without resolving its flaws. It was reported last week that an expert committee headed by T.K. Viswanathan, former secretary general of Lok Sabha, recommended that the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Code of Criminal Procedure and the Information Technology Act be amended to include stringent penal provisions regarding online hate speech. While this report has...

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