Tuesday, 17 May, 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

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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