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Another UP FIR against journalist — The Wire’s Varadarajan under probe for farmer death tweet

FIR refers to Siddharth Varadarajan's tweet about a report in which the farmer’s family insisted he was shot by police during Republic Day tractor rally.

Lessons from Maharashtra teacher on maths of happiness, and a new ‘wedding priest’ in UP

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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Editors Guild urges PCI to withdraw advisory on foreign content publication by Indian media

In a statement, the guild says such an advisory could bring in some form of censorship and even punitive actions against those organisations, which publish content.
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Press Council says Indian media is responsible for verifying foreign content before publishing

Media watchdog says it has considered references received from govt on responsibility of Indian newspapers in publishing foreign content, and thinks unregulated circulation is ‘not desirable’.
From Left to right - Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and PM Narendra Modi at a rally in Patna | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Opinion polls put Modi-Nitish at ease till news headlines suck the joy out of NDA campaign

The contrast between surly incumbent Nitish Kumar and calm pretender Tejashwi Yadav has been neatly juxtaposed on TV, which has gone the extra mile in its coverage of Bihar election.
File photo | Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik arrive for questioning by CBI in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, at Santacruz, Mumbai, 28 Aug | PTI Photo

News becoming a money-making business, public-funded journalism is need of the hour

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Actor Rhea Chakraborty outside Narcotics Control Bureau in Mumbai | By special arrangement | ThePrint

Media must engage people in constructive civil discourse based on facts and free from bias

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
File photo | Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook/SushantSinghRajput

Sushant’s life was middle class fairytale with anti-climactic end, media found a saleable news

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput | Wikimedia commons

Media alone can’t be blamed, hate campaign around Sushant’s death shows a collective failure

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

Sushant Singh Rajput forgotten, his death now all about Kangana Ranaut, Rhea Chakraborty

Three months on, visuals of Kangana Ranaut and Rhea Chakraborty — one being zealously guarded and the other being systematically hounded — dominate our news feeds.

On Camera

Afghan peace deal being signed in Doha

Year on, Trump’s Doha accord with Taliban grows into a headache for Biden — and for India

Should the Biden administration go ahead with Trump’s plan to withdraw troops and risk plunging Afghanistan into further chaos and bloodbath like the Obama administration did?
Indian currency

GST collections cross Rs 1 lakh crore-mark for fifth consecutive month in February

The finance ministry said that the revenues for the month of February 2021, which stood at Rs 1.13 lakh crore, were 7% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year.

Defence

Representational image of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier at a base in Qinyang, China

4, 9 or 14? Even China ‘isn’t sure’ how many PLA soldiers died in Galwan Valley

During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.