Youth gets 3-year jail for filming sexual act with girlfriend

A youth has been sentenced to three years in jail by a Delhi court for clandestinely filming a sexual act with his girlfriend, saying that "perpetrators of such a crime deserve to be dealt with very sternly".

Law panel`s steps to tackle opinion polls, paid news

Amid an ongoing debate on freedom of media, the Law Commission has floated a consultation paper to help it recommend an approach to be adopted in tackling issues like opinion polls, paid news, media regulation and use of social media.

SC to hear plea against govt action for online comments

The SC agreed to hear a plea seeking to restrain govt authorities from taking any coercive action against anyone for posting objectionable comments on social networking sites.

`Over 1,600 people held for cyber crimes in 2011`

Over 1,600 people were arrested for cyber crimes registered under the Information Technology Act, 2000 and under sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) in 2011, the government Friday said.

IT Act should not be used to throttle dissent: Sibal

Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal today said he was "deeply saddened" by the arrest of two girls over their Facebook post.