Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: dissent

Imran Khan portrays himself as arbiter of ‘good’ journalism but people won’t forget excesses

This government has been determined to muzzle free speech, and it is clear that as it nears the end of its term, efforts to solidify this legacy are picking up pace.

Why Pakistan keeps banning and unbanning TikTok

What is particularly embarrassing with Pakistan's fourth ban on TikTok in less than a year is that President Arif Alvi himself had recently joined the app.

Dissent-mukt Bharat? This is the model of reality Modi’s India follows

The place of the opposition in any democracy is between the government and the people. In India, opposition parties are confused about where they belong.

In Gogoi, Kalita, Narwal and Tanha release, the UAPA still won

By allowing indefinite detention of nearly anyone who dissents, the UAPA becomes only a tool of political safety and not national security.

YourTurn/SubscriberWrites: Why we must defend everyone’s right to disagree, but not let it divide us beyond repair

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‘New India’ loathes diversity of thought, opinions and culture

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

There’s no crackdown on dissent, opposition criticises Modi all the time: MoS Muraleedharan

In an exclusive interview, MoS for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan says BJP will improve its position in Kerala, and will be able to come to power along with ally AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

In India, sedition law is the ‘toolkit’ to suppress dissent and criticism

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Modi govt is on a self-defeating path by blocking public opinion

The Modi government may claim it has its own feedback mechanisms. But officials and ministers are unlikely to give negative news for fear of being put in the dock

Amid clampdowns and Twitter scrutiny, will students be able to openly express dissent?

To question, to challenge, to verify, to ask for accountability from the government is the right of every citizen under the Constitution. These rights...

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An electric vehicle is parked in a bay at a charging station in New Delhi | Representational image| Photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

EV makers are losing their sheen. Turns out, making future-forward cars is kind of hard

Blame Covid or supply chains or geopolitics — the reality is, there aren’t many EVs on roads in 2022. Investors need to pressure manufacturers to produce — at scale, and soon.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.