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'There's no free speech; we're in a state worse than Emergency'

‘Every criticism of the government does not necessarily mean you want to overturn or destabilise the government.’ The word sedition has been contorted, distorted, stretched and moulded......

Debate on free speech heats up; Anupam Kher booed

Mumbai audience boos actor for his remarks. Actor Anupam Kher was booed by the audience as a debate at a literary festival in Mumbai on freedom of speech heated up, with the actor wondering aloud......

Charlie Hebdo triggers outrage over cartoon on dead Syrian toddler

In January this year, Charlie Hebdo was hailed as embodiment of free speech after a violent radical Islamic backlash over its controversial Prophet cartoons left at least 12 its staffers of the......

Section 66A has gone, but here are other hurdles to free speech

Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act, “is unconstitutional and we have no hesitation in striking it down,” said Justice RF Nariman, reading out the judgment. In a landmark......

When IT Act's Sec 66A was used to muzzle free speech

The Supreme Court of India struck down Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday, deeming it 'unconstitutional'. Section 66A prescribed the punishment for sending 'offensive' messages through......

How the I&B minister can clean up the media

The growth of a credible, objective news media business in India requires political will and a belief in free speech, says Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. On an hour-long Facebook interaction last week,......

How some SC judgements changed the game for corporate India

The 1995 judgment in the Union of India vs Cricket Association of Bengal case emphasised that free speech is essential for a successful democracy and citizens must have a plurality of views and a......

Why Modi can no longer remain silent on India's economy

Since Narendra Modi is now free of campaign speeches for at least two months, he needs to speak his mind on macroeconomic policy. The just-concluded Assembly elections in five states reinforced a......

Hungry or not, BPL families to get a free phone!

There had been speculation that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would announce, in his Independence Day speech, a new scheme called "Har Hath Mein Phone" (a phone in every hand) to give a handset......

Why govt must NOT focus on slum-free India

In his recent Budget speech, the finance minister reiterated the government's plans to make India "slum-free" within five years. This mantra is now being chanted in many urban-related conferences.......

Aamir comes out in support of Udta Punjab

The actor says it's unfortunate that the film has got so many cuts. Rajul Hegde reports. Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Wednesday termed as unfortunate the controversy around Udta Punjab. On the......

Amy Jackson sizzles in a bikini

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Amy Jackson took to Instagram to share a picture from her latest shoot and captioned it, ‘Fun in the sun......

Sanjay Dutt enjoys night out with his wife!

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Sanjay Dutt, who was recently released from jail, took his wife Maanayata out for dinner last night. He shared a picture of......

Aishwarya, team pays homage to Sarabjit Singh

The Sarbjit team recently got together to pay homage to the real-life Sarabjit Singh on his third death anniversary on May 2. Singh, an Indian national, had been falsely convicted of terrorism and......

'It's very difficult directing a daughter'

'I was a very late child of my father. I was suddenly a little toy, who appeared from nowhere. Everybody experimented.' 'I don't know why I took up dancing. I think I wanted to find one more excuse......

Comments by Windies players inappropriate, disrespectful: ICC

IMAGE: Dwayne Bravo (left), Darren Sammy (centre) and Chris Gayle celebrate after the West Indies beat England in the World T20 final. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters. The International......

Why the hell was Harsha Bhogle axed?!

'The BCCI is -- and always has been, across successive dispensations -- allergic to criticism.''It has used the 'control' it enshrines in its name to destroy anyone who has dared to point fingers......
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India has a massacre on its hands

By Vishwas Kulkarni Journalist and political commentator Basharat Peer on how "Kashmir can free us all", and why the status quo is worse than the... ...

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/others/sunday-read/India-has-a-massacre-on-its-hands/articleshow/53357858.cms
Ansari for campus freedom

Vice-President Hamid Ansari has suggested that universities should not suppress "political dissent" but promote free speech and the scientific... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1160724/jsp/nation/story_98457.jsp
Risky things that politicians have said

Manas Chakravarty No Indian politician can afford to have the candour of George W Bush, who joked at a dinner party, This is an impressive crowd... ...

http://www.navhindtimes.in/risky-things-that-politicians-have-said/
NPMHR, NSCN (I-M) condole Ahu Sakhrie's demise

Both Naga People's Movement for Human Rights(NPMHR) and NSCN(I-M) have expressed condolences on the demise of Ahu Sakhrie, second convenor of... ...

http://www.nagalandpost.com/ChannelNews/State/StateNews.aspx?news=TkVXUzEwMDEwMDAyNA%3d%3d
External actors seek to derail Indian growth story

The core of the plan is to shift government's focus from development to fire-fighting. Aware that India breaking through the growth barrier and... ...

http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/investigation/5832-external-actors-seek-derail-indian-growth-story

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