Thursday, 29 September, 2022
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Why govt has blocked 16 YouTube ‘news’ channels from India & Pakistan in 2nd crackdown in a month

The YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of 68 crore. Earlier this month, government issued orders for blocking another 22 'YouTube news channels'.

‘India to be nuked’, ‘drops 750 bombs in Pakistan’: What made govt block 22 YouTube channels

In a statement, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting revealed that 18 of the blocked channels were based in India, while four were based in Pakistan.

Twitter takes ‘partial’ action on Indian govt’s requests to block tweets on Deep Sidhu, Khalistan

Tweets that allege the actor-activist was ‘killed by the government’ have been blocked in India under the IT Act, 2000. However, some pro-Khalistan content is still visible.

Over 9,000 URLs blocked by govt in 2020, thrice more than in 2019, minister tells Parliament

Sanjay Dhotre, MoS, IT ministry says 9,849 URLs were blocked in 2020 by the government under Section 69A of the IT Act. The government blocked 2,799 URLs in 2018 and 3,635 in 2019.

The unconstitutionality at the heart of the government’s Twitter block order

The rules to implement the Section 69A of the Information Technology Act go against the basic principles of natural justice.

On Camera

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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