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When men celebrate women’s day, and ‘interrupted’ TV signal

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Calcutta High Court

Calcutta High Court directs Mamata govt to suspend media campaigns on citizenship law

The Calcutta High Court sought a response from the West Bengal government on claims that the campaigns were carried out using public funds.
Australia newspapers

75 laws, raid on journalist behind Australian press’ move to black out front pages

Several Australian dailles Monday redacted their front pages as part of a unified protest against media restrictions & a growing culture of government secrecy.

Does India need PSU banks, asks Subbarao, UAPA Bill ‘recipe for abuses’ says Gautam Bhatia

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
Pawan Jaiswal

Editors Guild urges UP govt to withdraw cases against journalist who shot mid-day meal video

The Guild has also expressed concern over travel restrictions on journalists, referring to Gowhar Geelani case.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar at a press conference in New Delhi, Augist 2019. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Javadekar says Modi govt committed to media freedom, cites BJP’s role during Emergency

Union minister Prakash Javadekar's statement comes at a time the editor of Kashmir Times is seeking the removal of the communication blockade in Kashmir.
The Caravan’s executive editor Vinod K. Jose

Caravan editor wants UK and Canada’s vigilance on India’s press freedom after London spat

Vinod K. Jose wrote to the foreign ministers of UK and Canada after a heated argument with Prasar Bharati chief A. Surya Prakash at a media freedom conference.
Gauri Lankesh

On World Press Freedom Day, a look at what Indian journalists have to deal with

The World Press Freedom Index noted that six Indian journalists were murdered in 2018 for being critics of Hindu nationalism.

On Camera

No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
Drought in India

Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.