On 15 July, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi hosted a group of professionals working on rural housing in diverse geographies of the country. The agenda for the meeting, which was co-hosted by several partners, was to present a portal built for the rural housing sector (www.ruralhousingnetwork.com) and to get feedback before the portal goes live in a month.

The debate over the "Intermediaries Guidelines" as part of the Information Technology Act, 2000 in Parliament brought focus to the issue of censorship and lack of accountability of governing bodies vis-à-vis the internet in the country. This cannot be divorced from the larger questions related to the threats to freedom of expression from both the state and various societal actors today.

Lahore—The administration of Lahore General Hospital has launched a website regarding dengue awarness and control. Principal PGMI & LGH Prof.

Some interesting insights into what citizens think of the Delhi Master Plan-2021(MPD-2021) and how it impacts them, its errors and failures, and ways to improve and streamline it can be gleaned fro

Because of a GIS work, Culver City, California has up-to-date printed citywide sewer GIS map book and online sewer access system to share data with public.

Tracing disease outbreaks down to individual cities via social networking could help track dengue's spread.

In a stratagem that would make Sun Tzu proud, the government first velvet-gloved an iron fist and then clamped down hard on digital freedom and enterprise.

Planning Commission has reached out to citizens through civil society groups and a Facebook page for their inputs while framing the 12th plan. An insider explains the intricate process which has been like redesigning the aircraft while flying.

This first ever report on the energy choices made by IT companies like Akamai, Amazon.com , Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo highlights the need for greater transparency from global IT brands on the energy and carbon footprint of their Internet infrastructure.

Governments and corporations are eager to control the Net. Surveillance of netizens is commonplace whether in democracies or in totalitarian regimes. What does the loss of Internet freedom mean? Down To Earth finds out.