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Times of India, 29 Jan 1999
With the advent of Year 2000 a drastic change has come over the Indian scenario. The government agencies have also woken up to this fact though late but now they are also making their presence felt on the Web.
The first of these was the Department of Electronics (Government of India), which started ERNET (Education and Research Network), which is the premier Internet service provided by and Public or Private ISP (Internet Service Provider) in India.
It can be reached at http://www.doe.ernet.in.
It was soon followed by VSNL (Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited), Government of India, which started its excellent Internet service in Delhi and has the largest network of Internet servers in India. VSNL initially provided an Internet account with email facility but now it has increased its facilities to a short naming facility and also 1 Mb of free web space. it maintains an excellent customer support site which can be reached at http://www.vsnl.com. These government agencies sparked off the Internet revolution which was further promoted by NIC (National Informatics Centre) which hosts the website of 90% of the government agencies. It can be reached at http://www.nic.in.
The Central Government of India has it website at http://www.allindia.com/gov/ while the Delhi Government is at http://www.delhigovt.com. You can read about the National Taskforce on IT& Software Development at http://it-taskforce.nic.in/
The Parliament has its website at http://alfa.nic.in with the Lok Sabha's page at http://alfa.nic.in/lsbak.htm and the Rajya Sabha's at http://alfa.nic.in/rsmp/rs.htm .Read the Constitution of India at http://alfa.nic.in/const/a1.html.
The websites of some other importent government organisations are:
Many political parties have also started to use the internet as a platform to propogate their ideologies and win support in and outside India. The ruling BJP has an extensive site at http://www.bjp.org while Congress can be reached at http://indiancongress.org.
The media, has also caught on the Internet fever with All India Radio opening its online channel, All India Internet Radio at http://www.aiir.com and its official website at http://www.allindiaradio.com. Doordarshan is not fa' behind at http://www.ddindia.com. Sony Entertainment Television has its Indian website at http://www.setindia.com while ZeeTelevision, the world's most popular satellite television network for South Asian languages, houses at http://www.zeetelevision.com.
The Gramophone company of India provides information and audio clips from evergreen Hindi classics as well as new releases at http://www.saregama.com. The infaomusly famous gossip magazine Filmfare is now bubbling with the latest cliches at http://www.filmfare.com. NFDC (National Film Development Corporation of India) besides making quality movies has managed to make a quality website at http://www.nfdcindia.com
And now a parting note - Be Indian, Use Indian , that is to say use the Great Indian Search engines like http://khoj.com or http://www.jadoo.com to browse and if you are really falling short of time visit http://welcome.to/indiagate at least for Indian sites and if you make a site do register on them.
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