Politics

Pegasus Project: ‘An attack on democracy’

Pegasus Project: ‘An attack on democracy’

July 21, 2021

Within hours of emergence of latest scandal surrounding the use of Pegasus, a spyware developed by Israeli company NSO, while the French justice ministry opened an investigation into it, the Indian government was dodging the issue, terming it an attempt to discredit the governmen...

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Gurgaon court ruling may curb flagrant use of hate speech

Gurgaon court ruling may curb flagrant use of hate...

July 20, 2021

“Hate speech based on religion or caste has become fashionable nowadays,” Judicial Magistrate First Class Mohammad Sageer said recently while denying bail application of 19-year-old Ram Bhakt Gopal Sharma who had been arrested a week earlier for allegedly making hate speeches...

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Danish Siddiqui, the man who dared to capture reality

Danish Siddiqui, the man who dared to capture real...

July 16, 2021

A roof-top shot of the burning pyres during a mass cremation of victims who perished in the catastrophic second wave of Covid-19, at the Seemapuri crematorium or the image of a Muslim man with his head in his knees in an attempt to protect himself during the Delhi riots in Februa...

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Modi makes it to rogues’ gallery in RSF Free Press Predators

Modi makes it to rogues’ gallery in RSF Free Pre...

July 7, 2021

In its report Free Press Predators, RSF has listed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 26 other leaders from around the world that have stifled free press in their countries. The Paris-based global press freedom organization says Modi has been a ‘predator since takin...

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Stan Swamy: Killed by callousness

Stan Swamy: Killed by callousness

July 5, 2021

On Monday, doctors of Holy Family hospital in Mumbai where tribal rights activist and Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy, one of the accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, was being treated, told the Mumbai High Court that he had suffered from a cardiac arrest early this morning and di...

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Need actions rather than words, says Kashmir Valley to Delhi

Need actions rather than words, says Kashmir Valle...

June 29, 2021

The Indian government tried to put all the right optics at the first all-party meet organised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi almost two years after the Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which gives limited autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, was revoked in August 2019. At the m...

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Government wants to abolish poor instead of poverty, say residents of Khori village

Government wants to abolish poor instead of povert...

June 25, 2021

 On June 25, 2015, the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U), a flagship mission of Government of India, was launched by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). Exactly years later, on June 25, 2021, the residents of Khori gaon, a village on the sout...

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World Refugee Day 2021: Rohingyas’ struggle for survival in India

World Refugee Day 2021: Rohingyas’ struggle ...

June 20, 2021

 In 2005, 10-year-old Ali Johar, along with his parents, had to flee from their village in Rakhine, a Muslim-majority state on the western coast of Myanmar, as Buddhist hardliners, backed by the Myanmar Army, created havoc across the entire province. The Johars found ...

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Chasm between deeds & words: Modi’s speech on freedom & democracy at G7 Summit

Chasm between deeds & words: Modi’s speech o...

June 15, 2021

On Sunday, participating in a session at the G7 Summit in Cornwall, United Kingdom, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of democracy and freedom being part of Indian ethos. He also said that it was important to ensure that “cyberspace remains an avenue for advancing democ...

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Amidst pandemic mishandling, BJP faces internecine warfare

Amidst pandemic mishandling, BJP faces internecine...

June 8, 2021

Though a humble pie is not his favourite dish, Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be feeling a bit relieved the day after he made his nth, and by far the most sensible, U-turn in the vaccination policy when he said that government would provide free vaccination for all Indians. Ce...

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