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English Release 28-January 2015
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India congratulates king of Saudi Arabia on his accession to the throne
  • Vice President's Secretariat
  • VICE PRESIDENT MEETS TABLEAU ARTISTS & TRIBAL GUESTS OF REPUBLIC DAY PARADE-2015
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • Text of PM's remarks at the NCC Rally 2015
  • PM's remarks at the NCC Rally
  • PM salutes Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai, on his birth anniversary
  • Cabinet
  • Reconstitution of Empowered Committee regarding setting up of Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication (FAB) manufacturing facilities in the country
  • Acceptance of the Order of the High Court of Bombay in the case of Vodafone India Services Private Limited
  • Spectrum Auction for 2100 MHz Band in February 2015
  • Signing of MoU between India and Oman in the field of tourism
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
  • Mandatory use of jute in packaging for the Jute Year 2014-15 (1st July, 2014 to 30th June, 2013)
  • Grant of subsidy to Jute Corporation of India to maintain its infrastructure for MSP operations
  • Proposal of the HDFC Bank Limited for (i) maintaining the permissible foreign holding in the bank up to 74% of the total paid up capital and (ii) issuance of equity shares aggregating to an amount of Rs.10,000 crore to NRIs/FIIs/FPIs subject to aggregate foreign shareholding not exceeding 74 percent of the post issue paid up capital
  • Proposal of M/s Lupin Limited for increase in aggregate limit of investment by FIls and their sub accounts registered with SEBI, from 33 percent to 49 percent
  • Min for Develop. of North-East Region
  • DoNER Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh proposes setting up of hostels for students of Northeast studying in Delhi
  • Min of Agriculture
  • No Shortage of Seeds in Kharif Season 2015
  • Min of Comm. & Information Technology
  • Reconstitution of Empowered Committee regarding setting up of Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication (FAB) manufacturing facilities in the country
  • Spectrum Auction for 2100 MHz Band in February 2015
  • Min of Defence
  • Curtain Raiser – Beating Retreat Ceremony 2015
  • LCA TEJAS Achieved Yet another Accomplishment
  • Min of Environment and Forests
  • India committed to pursue and practice clean and sustainable development – Shri Prakash Javadekar
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Acceptance of the Order of the High Court of Bombay in the case of Vodafone India Services Private Limited
  • Amended Exchange Rates of Foreign Currency Notified
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • India wants good neighbourly relations, says Union home minister
  • Min of Mines
  • Steel & Mines Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar pushes for scientific exploration of Kolar Gold Fields
  • Steel & Mines Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar Takes Stock of MMDR Ordinance Implementation Status
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 45.38 per bbl on 27.01.2015
  • Min of Road Transport & Highways
  • Developing Roads in North-East and Border Areas is Government’s Priority, says Nitin Gadkari
  • Min of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Need to Scale Skilling Initiatives with Speed and Standard: Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy
  • Min of Textiles
  • Grant of subsidy to Jute Corporation of India to maintain its infrastructure for MSP operations
  • Mandatory use of jute in packaging for the Jute Year 2014-15 (1st July, 2014 to 30th June, 2013)
  • Proposal of the HDFC Bank Limited for (i) maintaining the permissible foreign holding in the bank up to 74% of the total paid up capital and (ii) issuance of equity shares aggregating to an amount of Rs.10,000 crore to NRIs/FIIs/FPIs subject to aggregate foreign shareholding not exceeding 74 percent of the post issue paid up capital
  • Proposal of M/s Lupin Limited for increase in aggregate limit of investment by FIls and their sub accounts registered with SEBI, from 33 percent to 49 percent
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Signing of MoU between India and Oman in the field of tourism
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Special Purpose Vehicle to be formed for setting up Sewerage Treatment Plants in Ganga cities
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • German Delegation Calls on Uma Bharti
  • Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das calls on Uma Bharti
  • Min of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Speech of Shri Sarbananda Sonowal at BRICS International Youth Forum

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Ministry of Communications & Information Technology11-May, 2011 16:36 IST
Exemption from Liability for Hosting Third Party Information:
Diligence to be Observed under Intermediary Guidelines Rules
The attention of Government has been drawn to news items in a section of media on certain aspects of the Rules notified under Section 79 pertaining to liability of intermediaries under the Information Technology Act, 2000. These items have raised two broad issues. One is that words used in Rules for objectionable content are broad and could be interpreted subjectively. Secondly, there is an apprehension that the Rules enable the Government to regulate content in a highly subjective and possibly arbitrary manner.

The Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communications & IT has clarified that the Intermediaries Guidelines Rules, 2011 prescribe that due diligence need to be observed by the Intermediaries to enjoy exemption from liability for hosting any third party information under Section 79 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. These due diligence practices are the best practices followed internationally by well-known mega corporations operating on the Internet.

The terms specified in the Rules are in accordance with the terms used by most of the Intermediaries as part of their existing practices, policies and terms of service which they have published on their website. In case any issue arises concerning the interpretation of the terms used by the Intermediary, which is not agreed to by the user or affected person, the same can only be adjudicated by a Court of Law. The Government or any of its agencies have no power to intervene or even interpret. DIT has reiterated that there is no intention of the Government to acquire regulatory jurisdiction over content under these Rules. It has categorically said that these rules do not provide for any regulation or control of content by the Government.

The Government adopted a very transparent process for formulation of the Rules under the Information Technology Act. The draft Rules were published on the Department of Information Technology website for comments and were widely covered by the media. None of the Industry Associations and other stakeholders objected to the formulation which is now being cited in some section of media.

The Government has been forward looking to create a conducive environment for the Internet medium to catapult itself onto a different plane with the evolution of the Internet. The Government remains fully committed to freedom of speech and expression and the citizen’s rights in this regard.

SP/AS
(Release ID :72066)

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