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Sudarshan TV’s ‘UPSC jihad’ show violated programme code under Cable TV Act, Centre tells SC

A show-cause notice has been sent to Sudarshan TV and it has been asked to reply by 28 September regarding violation of programme code, central govt tells Supreme Court.
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Indian Muslims in govt battle Sudarshan’s ‘UPSC Jihad’ and Sarkari Musalman traitor tag

Running UPSC coaching institutes from mosques is bad optics. But it’s a result of lack of secularisation, not a diabolical design to infiltrate the secular State.
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Supreme Court giving Sudarshan News case a constitutional colour is curious

The facts of the case are so cut-and-dried that Supreme Court's constitutional question about seeking a balance between free speech and right to equality doesn’t arise.
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Tell us how tone of ‘UPSC jihad’ show will change, Supreme Court asks Sudarshan News

Supreme Court says it doesn't want to come in the way of journalism, but is concerned with the 'vilification' & 'stereotyping' of Muslims in the Sudarshan News show.
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‘UPSC jihad’ show an investigative report, says Sudarshan News editor, wants SC to lift ban

In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, Sudarshan News editor-in-chief Suresh Chavhank said he wants to "expose anti-national activities."
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Regulate digital media first, Centre tells Supreme Court in Sudarshan News ‘UPSC Jihad’ case

In its affidavit, the Centre claims that digital web-based news portals, YouTube channels and OTT platforms should be considered mainstream media.
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Former IAS, IFS officers move SC in Sudarshan News case, seek ruling on scope of ‘hate speech’

The petitioners say accusations of dual loyalties towards members of any faith — and suggestions of treachery by virtue of belonging to that faith — constitute hate speech.
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Jamia centre at heart of Sudarshan News ‘UPSC jihad’ row has coached 500+ govt officers

Jamia UPSC centre is one of five facilities set up by govt between 2009 and 2010 to provide underprivileged communities with free residential coaching for the civil services.
File photo of Editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News Suresh Chavhanke

Modi govt allows Sudarshan News ‘UPSC jihad’ episode to air, says can’t pre-censor TV shows

I&B Ministry called the controversy surrounding the Sudarshan News show a ‘peculiar situation’ where the programme has drawn complaints on the basis of its promo.

Muslims holding Quran and computer can crack UPSC. But for some, they are still jihadis

Cracking UPSC is the quintessential Indian dream. But Hindutva hatemongers can only accept a Muslim as ‘puncture wala’.

On Camera

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Instagram Reels is busy being woke. It has no space for the TikTok gang

A format that democratised content creation shouldn’t fall into the hands of the social media ‘elites’. I’d take ‘cringe’ over it any day.
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Govt extends deadline for filing income tax return till 31 December

Earlier in May, the govt had extended the date for filing ITR for FY2019-20 from 31 July to 30 November to give compliance relief to taxpayers.

Defence

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Why Chinese aerospace giant AVIC, at risk of US sanctions, is a challenge for India

Defence experts say AVIC is a huge company that makes a plethora of equipment and is self-reliant, which is a challenge, given India’s LAC stand-off with China.
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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.