Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicPrashant Kanojia

Topic: Prashant Kanojia

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

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G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

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A vegetable vendor speaks on his mobile phone at a retail market area in Kolkata | Reuters file photo

World Bank cuts India’s growth forecast to 6.5% from 7.5% for current fiscal

In its twice-a-year report on South Asia, the international financial body noted that slowing global demand will impact the country's exports.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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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