Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicJournalist arrest

Topic: Journalist arrest

‘Blackmail, cheating, extortion, conspiracy’ — Jharkhand ‘editor’ SC backed is wanted in 34 cases

On the night of 16 June, police took Arup Chatterjee, head of News11 Bharat, into custody from his bedroom. Cases have been filed against him in Jharkhand, Bengal, Mumbai & Delhi.

‘Thorough lawlessness’ — SC pulls up Jharkhand govt over journalist’s midnight arrest

State challenges Jharkhand HC's grant of bail to journalist Arup Chatterjee, arrested on extortion charges in July. SC comes down heavily on 'excessive and arbitrary' action by police.

Can Chhattisgarh attempt arrest in UP & not tell local police? Rohit Ranjan case reignites debate

Debate around rules for interstate arrests and police jurisdiction has been in the news for the past couple of months — since Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Bagga’s arrest in May.

Pakistani journalist known for criticising army arrested. People storm Lahore’s Liberty Chowk

The arrest faced widespread condemnation from prominent politicians, journalists and activists. Former PM Imran Khan said the country is descending into fascism.

On Camera

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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