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New IT Act rules to make arrests harder


The Centre, acting after widespread nationwide outrage over misuse of the Information Technology Act, said on Thursday it would issue new guidelines by which only a police officer not below the rank o

FB case: SC seeks explanation from Maha govt on girls' arrest


The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Maharashtra government to explain the circumstances under which its police arrested two girls from Palghar in Thane district for posting comments on Facebook on the November 18 shutdown for Bal Thackeray's funeral.

Teen in cop trouble over fake Facebook post

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Even as the furore over the arrest of two young women in Palghar, over a critical Facebook comment on the bandh after Bal Thackeray’s death was ebbing, a young man from the same area found himself in

After FB controversies, govt changes Sec 66(A) of IT Act

Following the uproar over arrests made under Section 66 (A) of the IT Act, the government on Thursday issued guidelines that state approval from an officer of DCP level at rural areas and IG level in metros will have to be sought before registering complaints under the controversial section.

Facebook case: Maharashtra Police decides to drop case against girls

In a relief to the two girls who were arrested over a Facebook post criticising shutdown during Bal Thackeray's funeral, Maharashtra Police has decided to drop the case against the duo.

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SC to hear PIL to amend IT Act

Voicing concern over recent incidents of people being arrested for posting alleged offensive messages on websites, the Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a PIL seeking amendment to the Informati

Boy detained over 'objectionable' Facebook comment against Raj Thackeray

A teenager was detained for questioning on Wednesday at Palghar in neighbouring Thane district for posting ‘vulgar’ comments against MNS chief Raj Thackeray and the people of Maharashtra on Facebook,

Palghar magistrate R G Bagade transferred

A week after two girls were arrested for a Facebook post on Mumbai shutdown for Bal Thackeray's funeral, the Bombay High Court has transferred the magistrate who had sent them to judicial custody and

Two senior cops suspended for Facebook arrest

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday suspended two police officers, including a Superintendent of Police, following the row over the arrest of two girls from Palghar in neighbouring Thane district fo

FB post row: Shiv Sena calls for bandh over cops suspension

The Shiv Sena called for a bandh on Wednesday over the suspension of two police officers in the FaceBook post row.

The Maharashtra government earlier suspended two police officers, including a superi

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