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Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Deb | Twitter | @BjpBiplab

Tripura journalists want CM Biplab Deb to say sorry for ‘threat’, protest on for 2 weeks now

CM Biplab Kumar Deb, who also holds health portfolio, said last month he shall not ‘forgive’ a section of the ‘overexcited media for misleading the people of Tripura'.
A file photo of scholar and CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria. | Photo: Commons

Modi’s India going the way of Erdogan’s Turkey instead of UK, France, says Fareed Zakaria

At ThePrint's 'Off The Cuff', CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria spoke about the rise of illiberal democracy in India and its possible ramifications for a diverse country.
File photo of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar | PTI

Hyperlocal social media news outlets banned in 7 Haryana districts now over Covid ‘rumours’

Fatehabad district administration latest to issue orders under the Epidemic Diseases Act. Journalists allege this is an attempt to target press freedom.
Supriya Sharma

FIR against Scroll’s Supriya Sharma for story on Varanasi woman’s lockdown ‘misery’

The story had quoted Mala Devi saying she faced food shortage due to absence of a ration card. She lives in Domari village in Varanasi, PM Modi's constituency.
A security personnel spraying disinfectant near India Gate, New Delhi | Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

55 journalists were targeted for reporting on Covid pandemic, says Delhi think tank report

The RRAG report listed states and cases that were registered against journalists for their stories on PPE shortage, food distribution and alleged corruption among others.
Anandabazar Patrika office in Kolkata, and editor Anirban Chattopadhyay: Image: ThePrint Team

Media freedom in Bengal questioned as ABP editor quits after Mamata attack, police summons

Mamata hit out at ‘Anandabazar Patrika’ & police summoned editor Anirban Chattopadhyay in a 2-month-old case on 27 May. He didn’t meet the police and resigned.
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Govt preventing Indian media from criticising it, reporting on pandemic: IPI

International Press Institute, in a statement issued Friday, cited several instances of cases filed against journalists, said there is a blatant attempt to stifle press freedom in India.

No one can become authority to pre-decide what can be published in press: Delhi court

The court was hearing a suit seeking to restrain a news channel from defaming a hospital which had allegedly denied to admit a 60-year old critical patient.
Representational image of a J&K Police barricade | File photo: PTI

J&K police defends FIRs against journalists, says media should ascertain facts first

Three journalists — Peerzada Ashiq, Gowhar Geelani and Magray Zahra — have been booked for allegedly making seditious and incendiary comments on social media.
Kashmiri journalists Peerzada Ashiq and Masrat Zahra (R) | Facebook

UAPA charge on J&K journalist is misuse of power, effort to terrorise media: Editors Guild

Editors Guild of India has criticised the FIRs filed against J&K journalists Masrat Zahra and Peerzada Ashiq, and demanded they be withdrawn.

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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.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

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.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

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.