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Shooting the messenger won’t help Modi govt’s Covid fight. Tushar Mehta should know that

It is now routine in strongmen democracies to shoot the messenger if you don't like the message, and the messenger inevitably is the journalist.
Representative image of journalists protesting

‘Govt has no tolerance for criticism, fears independent journalism’

The International Press Institute Friday said a democracy can only thrive if media pluralism is allowed to flourish.
The Hindu journalist Peerzada Ashiq | Twitter: @peerashiq

The Hindu journalist questioned by J&K police in 2nd FIR against media personnel in Kashmir

J&K police has now questioned senior journalist of The Hindu Peerzada Ashiq after charging independent photojournalist Masrat Zahra under the UAPA.    
Al Jazeera Newsroom ( Representational Image) | Commons

Once upon a time, the media also brought readers the lighter side of pandemics

Rather than reporting on the horrors, editors chose to search for human-interest angle, digging up cases that raised legal issues yet might be a fun read.
Copies of various newspapers including Financial Times (left) and International New York Times (right). | Photographer: May Tse | South China Morning Post via Getty Images | Bloomberg

3 rival US newspapers publish joint open letter urging China not to expel their journalists

Letter urges China to reverse its decision to expel US journalists. China had justified move saying it responded to 'unreasonable oppression' of Chinese journalists in US.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Journalism in the time of corona: This is the biggest story of our lives

A billion-plus people expect us to be around, watching, reporting, editing, recording this for posterity, blowing the whistle on injustices and state failures.
A Delhi bus is disinfected to prevent the spread of COVID-19

How to bust myths & curb panic — a 6-point guide for journalists covering coronavirus

There’s been a flood of information about coronavirus, with social media easing the proliferation of rumours. It’s a battle journalists have to fight.

China was biggest jailer of journalists in 2019, says press watchdog

China held at least 48 journalists for reasons related to their work, one more than in 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report.
Kashmir journalists protest

No phones, no internet & little freedom: Why I took part in Srinagar journalists’ protest

It was a message to powers-that-be that we may have been left battered, but we are still here to see, to feel and to write about things the way they are.
Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das

Before polls, Jharkhand’s BJP govt to pay reporters Rs 15,000 to write on welfare schemes

A newspaper ad issued by the Jharkhand govt said journalists were required to apply for the scheme by 16 September. 

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Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.