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1,000 scholars, activists back UP journalist Prashant Kanojia, say arrest ‘driven by vendetta’

The signatories include scholars from IIT, JNU, IIM and premier international institutions like the universities of Oxford and Columbia.

UP Police arrests journalist Prashant Kanojia in Delhi over ‘objectionable’ tweet on Hindu Army

The FIR alleges Kanojia had tweeted a morphed Facebook post of Hindu Army leader Sushil Tiwari, with the intent of defamation. His wife has denied that Kanojia posted such a tweet.
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Two Supreme Court benches, two different takes on freedom of speech and expression

SC bench that heard bail pleas of journalist Prashant Kanojia & BJP worker Priyanka Sharma asked the latter to issue apology as a pre-condition for bail before waiving it.
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Times Now got Yogi coverage right, but botched its breaking news on IAF’s AN-32 wreckage

Republic’s ‘Editor Live’ gave us a detailed weather report and description of the terrain where the IAF aircraft had fallen.
Prashant Kanojia (L) and Yogi Adityanath (R) | ThePrint

A tight slap on ‘Taliban-style’ Yogi govt, says UP opposition as Prashant Kanojia gets bail

BJP says ruling is ‘the decision of the Supreme Court’, but bureaucrats & police officers justify actions and pass blame for arrest from one official to another.

Girish Karnad’s ‘Tughlaq’ on a ‘bigger stage’ and Railways’ massage services

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Modi govt needs to fix not just economy but how economic data is calculated

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Supreme Court grants bail to journalist Kanojia, says right to liberty non-negotiable

The Supreme Court bench said granting bail does not mean that it approves of the journalist's tweets or posts on social media.
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Do laws not matter as politicians like Yogi & Mamata go after ‘offensive’ online posts?

Five people have been arrested in two days for posting or sharing content on social media that angered Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.
Prashant Kanojia (L) and Yogi Adityanath (R) | ThePrint

Now, Yogi govt arrests farmer & village head for social media posts on ‘CM wedding video’

Sharing the video of a woman proposing marriage to Yogi Adityanath had led to the arrest of journalists Prashant Kanojia, Anuj Shukla and Ishika Singh.

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A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
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Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.


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Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.