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G Kishan Reddy also informed the Lower House that 2G mobile internet speed is not an impediment in Covid control measures, including dissemination of information to the general public as well as health workers.(HT Photo)

No restriction on accessing any website in Jammu and Kashmir: Centre

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:39 AM IST
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the mobile data services are presently restricted to 2G speed in all but two districts of the Union territory.
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Online exams: PU to appoint nodal officer for Ladakh students

By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 08:01 PM IST
DGCA has empowered the pilot in command (PIC) of a flight to deactivate the use of PEDs during any phase of flight.(PTI)
DGCA has empowered the pilot in command (PIC) of a flight to deactivate the use of PEDs during any phase of flight.(PTI)

DGCA releases draft rules for use of Wi-Fi on flights

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Internet services through Wi-Fi on flights will be available from 10,000 ft above sea level after departure or before arrival
India has thus far seen 2.4 million cases and around 47,000 deaths.(HT Photo)
India has thus far seen 2.4 million cases and around 47,000 deaths.(HT Photo)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By R Sukumar
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:37 AM IST
The US, the world’s largest economy and also its most powerful country, has been laid low by the disease, with around 5.2 million cases and around 167,000 deaths. India has thus far seen 2.4 million cases and around 47,000 deaths.
An internet centre in Veerampattinam, Pondicherry.
An internet centre in Veerampattinam, Pondicherry.

Innovation, free expression key for digital framework

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Apar Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 05:48 AM IST
A structural premise to examine is the existence of the “digital divide”. This hackneyed phrase cocoons the lived reality of discriminatory internet access.
The decision to restrict access to Internet in J&K came in August last year after the Centre decided to strip the erstwhile state of its special status and divide it into two Union territories.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
The decision to restrict access to Internet in J&K came in August last year after the Centre decided to strip the erstwhile state of its special status and divide it into two Union territories.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Suspension of net services on House IT panel’s radar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 12:25 AM IST
The comments also come against the background of an increase in the number of Internet shutdowns in the country -- usually for law and order, or security considerations.
The petitioner had moved the top court against that order claiming that patients, doctors and general public were unable to access latest information, guidelines and advisories about Covid -19 due to restrictions on mobile internet speed.(HT PHOTO.)
The petitioner had moved the top court against that order claiming that patients, doctors and general public were unable to access latest information, guidelines and advisories about Covid -19 due to restrictions on mobile internet speed.(HT PHOTO.)

Explore restoration of 4G mobile internet services in J-K: SC tells Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The top court was hearing a petition filed by NGO, Foundation for Media Professionals in June seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against the Central government and J-K for failure to comply with the apex court’s May 11 directions to review restrictions on mobile internet speed in the union territory.
Earlier, Mukesh Ambani had announced that RIL’s telecom arm Jio will strive to make India free of 2G by migrating from feature phones to an affordable smartphone.(REUTERS)
Earlier, Mukesh Ambani had announced that RIL’s telecom arm Jio will strive to make India free of 2G by migrating from feature phones to an affordable smartphone.(REUTERS)

Mukesh Ambani calls for urgent policy steps to do away with 2G

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 04:00 PM IST
On the silver jubilee of the 1st mobile phone call made in India, Mukesh Ambani said that 2G era feature phones have kept around 30 crore subscribers away from basic internet services when both India and other countries are venturing into 5G era.
The petitioner had claimed that patients, doctors, and general public of J&K were unable to access latest information, guidelines, advisories and restrictions about Covid-19 because of restrictions on mobile internet speed to 2G.(HT PHOTO.)
The petitioner had claimed that patients, doctors, and general public of J&K were unable to access latest information, guidelines, advisories and restrictions about Covid-19 because of restrictions on mobile internet speed to 2G.(HT PHOTO.)

No relaxation on 4G internet curbs in Jammu and Kashmir for now: Centre tells SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The May 11 order was passed by the top court on a plea filed by the NGO in April challenging the order issued by the J&K administration on March 26 restricting internet speed in mobile data to 2G and praying that 4G internet services be restored in Jammu and Kashmir.
With this partnership, JioFiber will provide complimentary access to ZEE5’s library of 4500+ movies and 120+ originals to its customers.(ZEE5)
With this partnership, JioFiber will provide complimentary access to ZEE5’s library of 4500+ movies and 120+ originals to its customers.(ZEE5)

Jio joins hands with Zee5 to offer the best of entertainment

By Promotional Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 06:19 PM IST
JioFiber, which had already partnered with OTT apps such as VOOT, Hotstar, will now also offer bundled ZEE5 subscription to its customers. This new partnership is in line with creation of a holistic digital ecosystem and offering bundled services to its customers.
Last week, internet connectivity and prepaid mobile phone services across Kashmir were snapped during a gun battle in which Riyaz Naikoo, the operations commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, and his aide were killed at Beighpora Gulzarpora village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
Last week, internet connectivity and prepaid mobile phone services across Kashmir were snapped during a gun battle in which Riyaz Naikoo, the operations commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen, and his aide were killed at Beighpora Gulzarpora village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

2G mobile internet services restored in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 06:34 PM IST
Prepaid mobile phone services were restored on Friday, but mobile internet connectivity remained suspended till May 11, or the 17th day of the holy month of Ramzan, due to apprehensions about possible militant attacks.
The Arora family during an earlier holiday in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on a holiday.(HT Photo)
The Arora family during an earlier holiday in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on a holiday.(HT Photo)

Old Hindi serials, Ludo, faith in God saw this Indian family in Beijing through 100 days of lockdown

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Trees had blossomed into a spring green, everyone on the street was wearing masks and, inside shops, customers were cautiously maintaining distance between themselves.
High-speed Internet as been suspended even after the easing of restrictions, including a communication blockades, imposed after erstwhile state was divested of its special status with the revocation of Article 370 of the constitution in August last year. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)
High-speed Internet as been suspended even after the easing of restrictions, including a communication blockades, imposed after erstwhile state was divested of its special status with the revocation of Article 370 of the constitution in August last year. (Photo by Waseem Andrabi/ Hindustan Times)

Access to internet not a fundamental right: J-K

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 01:13 AM IST
The submission by the newly created Union territory came in an affidavit it filed in a case seeking restoration of 4G mobile internet services in Jammu & Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday ordered the continuance of 2G mobile data services in the Union territory till April 15(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday ordered the continuance of 2G mobile data services in the Union territory till April 15(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

J-K govt extends 2G mobile internet services till April 15

Jammu | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2020 05:15 AM IST
Postpaid sim card holders shall be provided with access to internet. However, such access shall not be made available on prepaid sim cards unless verified as per the norms applicable for postpaid connections, the order said.
The government order issued by J&K’s Home Secretary had said that the internet speed on mobile services will be restricted to 2G and the order will remain in force till March 17.(HT PHOTO.)
The government order issued by J&K’s Home Secretary had said that the internet speed on mobile services will be restricted to 2G and the order will remain in force till March 17.(HT PHOTO.)

Day after J&K govt restores social media, internet broadband facilities are back in Valley

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 06:42 PM IST
Kashmir has more than 20,000 broadband connections and only a few hundred mostly belonging to officials were restored after the subscribers submitted written bonds to the government. The broadband was restored on Thursday afternoon.
A 17-year-old examinee in Malda district got arrested on Wednesday for making a TikTok video of the English second language paper(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
A 17-year-old examinee in Malda district got arrested on Wednesday for making a TikTok video of the English second language paper(Bloomberg (Representative Image))

Bengal board examinee makes TikTok video of English question paper, arrested

Hindustan times, Berhampore/Kolkata | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 02:52 AM IST
The video has a Hindi movie song playing in the background. The lyrics talk of tough questions that a student cannot understand and even curses the person who set the questions.
The daughter of detained former chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday criticised the Centre(File Photo/Screengrab)
The daughter of detained former chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday criticised the Centre(File Photo/Screengrab)

‘Hypocrisy of Republic Day celebrations’: Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter takes a jibe at Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Authorities said mobile phone and internet services were suspended as a precautionary measure for ensuring the smooth passage of Republic Day celebrations in the Valley.
Almost six months after a communication blackout, 2G mobile internet services on post-paid as well as pre-paid cell phone services were restored in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday.(PTI)
Almost six months after a communication blackout, 2G mobile internet services on post-paid as well as pre-paid cell phone services were restored in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday.(PTI)

2G mobile internet services restored in Kashmir, access to remain limited

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Access is limited only to white-listed websites and for a week till January 31
After more than five months, mobile internet and broadband is being restored in Kashmir from Saturday.(HT Photo)
After more than five months, mobile internet and broadband is being restored in Kashmir from Saturday.(HT Photo)

2G mobile internet services being restored in Kashmir from today

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 07:00 AM IST
The decision to restore internet was taken after a review meeting was held in winter capital Jammu and after the meeting Jammu and Kashmir Home secretary issued a notification.
The 2G mobile internet services will be restored in the Kashmir Valley from Friday midnigh(HT Photo)
The 2G mobile internet services will be restored in the Kashmir Valley from Friday midnigh(HT Photo)

2G mobile internet to be restored in Kashmir from midnight

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 11:42 PM IST
According to a notification by the home department of Jammu and Kashmir administration, access to the internet with 2G speed on mobile phones will resume from January 25.
Media persons use internet facilities at the designated Media centre of the government’s information department in Srinagar.(HT Photo)
Media persons use internet facilities at the designated Media centre of the government’s information department in Srinagar.(HT Photo)

‘Internet only in name’: Low speed irks J-K youth day after services resumed

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 02:12 AM IST
The 2G internet resumption is only for “whitelisted” websites and doesn’t include social media. Whitelisting is done to allow access to safe websites. Restoration follows Supreme Court’s January 10 directive to review the ban on internet services in the Union Territory within a week.
Internet has been suspended since August 5 last year when the Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that had conferred special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union territories. (ANI photo)
Internet has been suspended since August 5 last year when the Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that had conferred special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union territories. (ANI photo)

‘Watch dirty films and do nothing’: Niti Aayog member backs J-K Internet ban

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 01:41 AM IST
Saraswat’s response came on a question on why internet services had been suspended in Jammu and Kashmir when he thought telecom was vital for India’s growth.
At mid-night Tuesday, broadband at major hospitals and short messaging service (SMS) on all post-paid mobile phones were restored in Kashmir valley, although residents said the restoration has been patchy.(PTI Photo)
At mid-night Tuesday, broadband at major hospitals and short messaging service (SMS) on all post-paid mobile phones were restored in Kashmir valley, although residents said the restoration has been patchy.(PTI Photo)

SMS services patchy after restoration: Valley residents

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 03:27 AM IST
SMS, broadband, and mobile internet services were among those suspended on August 5 after parliament passed laws and resolutions bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into union territories, and scrapped constitutional provisions giving the state special status.
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.(HT)
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.(HT)

UPPSC to accept answer key objections till December 26 PCS (pre) 2019: Internet services getting suspended

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2019 01:44 PM IST
The commission will now accept the objections till 6pm on December 26 instead of the earlier deadline of December 22.
Students at the Aligarh Muslim University started protesting in solidarity with the students of Jamia on the campus of their varsity late on Sunday night.(PTI PHOTO.)
Students at the Aligarh Muslim University started protesting in solidarity with the students of Jamia on the campus of their varsity late on Sunday night.(PTI PHOTO.)

Schools and colleges to remain shut, internet cut in Aligarh amid protests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 08:52 PM IST
The district administration has also suspended internet services in the city from 10 pm on Sunday till midnight on Tuesday, the administration said in a tweet.
People in Assam seen protesting against the Centre’s move to bring in Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
People in Assam seen protesting against the Centre’s move to bring in Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Citizenship bill protests: Army in Tripura, no internet in 10 Assam districts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 06:31 PM IST
The Army said two columns have been deployed in Tripura -- in General Area Kanchanpur and in General Area Manu while a third column has been kept on standby for deployment at Bongaigaon in Assam, according to ANI.
Home minister Amit Shah speaks in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.(ANI)
Home minister Amit Shah speaks in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.(ANI)

Home minister Amit Shah tells Rajya Sabha situation fully normal in Jammu and Kashmir, internet to be restored soon

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Amit Shah told Parliament that not a single person has died due to police firing since August 5 when the Centre nullified Article 370 of the Constitution
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Malerkotla: Mixed response to Ayodhya verdict , security up

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Avtar singh, Malerkotla (sangrur)
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:43 PM IST
Resolution to suspend internet services from Nov 9 to Nov 12
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Kashmir lockdown: Prepaid mobile services remain barred for 85th day

By Agencies, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2019 11:21 PM IST
Measures by the government like opening of schools and colleges and withdrawal of the travel advisory issued before the removal of Article 370 to woo tourists back to Kashmir have not had the desired effect
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