'Journalism was like instant cof…

  New Delhi: She worked …

PNB fraud: Ex-Deputy Bank Manage…

  New Delhi:The Central …

Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to…

  New Delhi: In a boost …

Modi, Iran President discuss bil…

  New Delhi: Prime Minis…

Itel Mobile registers 217% growt…

  New Delhi: With a 9 pe…

Restrictions in Srinagar to prev…

  Srinagar: Authorities …

Foggy Saturday morning in Delhi

  New Delhi: It was a fo…

Karnataka to provide healthcare …

  Bengaluru: In line wit…

Dalit activist who set himself o…

  Ahmedabad: A 60-year-o…

NDPP-BJP will storm power in Nag…

  Kohima: Nationalist De…

«
»
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+

Russia amends law to block calls from ‘telephone terrorists’

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

 

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an amendment to the law on communications, allowing the block of calls from suspected “telephone terrorists.”

The amendment was published on the official portal of legal information on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The amendment requires communications operators to stop service for suspected telephone hoaxers at the request of law enforcement agencies “to prevent and suppress crimes using communications networks.”

Since September, Russia has been hit by a wave of hoax calls about planted bombs, which led to the evacuation of various public buildings and caused significant financial losses.

So far, nobody has claimed responsibility for these calls and law enforcement agencies complained that it was difficult to find the perpetrators, who operated from abroad using complicated equipment and schemes.

Russia’s State Duma, or the lower house of parliament, is mulling a bill to impose heavy fines and prison terms on telephone hoaxers.

IANS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA Image

*