Tuesday, March 21, 2023


North East

Centre giving more thrust to infra push along border: Pema Khandu

Itanagar, March 10: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Friday said the Central government is capable enough to tackle the border issue between India and China, and accordingly giving more thrust to infrastructure development. The process of building adequate infrastructure, particularly border connectivity, is being speeded up in the northeastern state. Work on the 2000-km-long Arunachal Frontier Highway has already started in certain sections and work is going on in full swing for construction of the Sela tunnel, located at a height of 13,700 feet. Responding to a question of...

Advertisements should not mislead consumers: Centre

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 27: The Centre on Monday asked manufacturers, service providers, advertisers, and advertising agencies to ensure that their advertisements do not mislead consumers. There was a need for ethical standards in advertising. Disclosures must be hard to miss to ensure that they don't get mixed up with a group of hashtags or links, said Rohit Kumar Singh, Secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs, while virtually delivering the keynote address at the "Get It Right Brand Influencer Summit 2023", organised by the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)...

Centre does not control social media intermediaries: Minister in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, February 8: The government neither controls social media intermediaries nor casts any fetters on the freedom of expression of their users, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply to the Lok Sabha said that the IT Rules, 2021, cast specific obligations on the intermediaries that no intermediaries shall violate the rights accorded to citizens under the constitution. Intermediaries are entities that store or transmit data on behalf of other persons, and include telecom and internet service providers,...
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