The Indian Express: NCRB plans to create database on lynchings. “The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), that tabulates and analyses crime data from across the country every year, is planning to now collect detailed data on lynchings as well. If this is approved by the Union Home Ministry, the NCRB will collect country-wide data on lynching incidents annually, and record causes and analyse reasons for the same.”
News18 India: Posting Andaman Tribes’ Videos on Social Media Now Punishable. “Action will be taken against those who have uploaded videos and pictures of the protected Jarawa and other tribal communities of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on social media, the government said on Friday.”
Economic Times (India): Police directs suspension of social media sites in Kashmir from tonight . “The Jammu and Kashmir Police today directed internet service providers to block all social media sites or shut down their services in Kashmir from 10 pm today till further orders in view of the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani this weekend.”
The Hans India: Google mapping to be used to solve desecration cases: Parrikar. “With police unable to crack down on a series of desecrations of Catholic crosses and Hindu idols in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that they had been instructed to contact technology giant Google’s mapping service to identify the culprits.” The same Indian government which was dismissing Google Maps as unreliable?
Live Mint: India preparing database of R&D accomplishments in renewable energy. “The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) says India’s research and development (R&D) accomplishments in renewable energy don’t get the recognition they deserve. To correct this, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is now preparing a detailed database of such work, which it believes will help in shaping R&D road map for renewables in the country.”
Indian Express: Government to launch national database on undertrials. “The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) in collaboration with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) is working on a national digital database of undertrials. “The data will be uploaded from the district centres. When operational, the database will make available at the push of a key information on undertrials languishing in jails across the country.” An “undertrial” is someone who is in custody and awaiting trial for a crime.
CNET: Google Maps dismissed as ‘unreliable’ by Indian government. “The country’s mapping and surveying agency, Survey of India, urged citizens to stop relying on Google Maps and Google Earth, saying neither has been authenticated by the government, reported Business Standard. To encourage this, the SoI made its own maps available online for citizens to use at no cost.” Is this the same Indian government that’s using Google Maps in a court case?.