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Journalist Siddique Kappan has been in jail for a year in a case built on exaggerated claims

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It’s one year since journalist Siddique Kappan was jailed and the keys thrown away. The Supreme Court took six months to hear habeas corpus petition for his release. This delay allowed the prosecution to build a case against Kappan with a 5000-page chargesheet of exaggerated claims, rendering the hearing infructuous.

Indian music as car horns to add to noise pollution. Focus on cutting down honking, Gadkari ji

There’s a lot of talk about air pollution in Indian cities, but almost none on noise. Now, minister Nitin Gadkari is complicating this cacophony by asking us to add Indian music as car horns. What’s next? Blowing shankh or playing patriotic songs? Focus on cutting down honking, not cultural signaling.

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