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Govt hopes to pass new data protection law by Budget session

After withdrawing the personal data protection bill, the government is hopeful of getting a new legislation passed by the next Budget session of Parliament, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has......

Govt rejects India's ranking on World Press Freedom Index

The government on Thursday told Parliament that it does not agree with the conclusions drawn by 'Reporters Without Borders' in the World Press Freedom Index that ranked India 150th among 180......

Delhi court grants bail to Zubair, extols Hindu tolerance

A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in a case related to an 'objectionable tweet' he had posted in 2018 on a Hindu deity and said the Hindu religion and its......

Alt News' Zubair moves SC to quash all six FIRS against him in UP

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking the quashing of six FIR lodged against him in several districts of Uttar Pradesh. IMAGE: Mohammed Zubair, co-founder......

Sri Lankans on edge ahead of President's promised resignation

Sri Lankans were on the edge on Tuesday as they waited whether embattled Gotabaya Rajapaksa will honour his offer to resign as president, amid signs that key members of the erstwhile powerful......

Data protection bill: Govt hopes to pass new law by next Budget session

After withdrawing the personal data protection bill, the government is hopeful of getting a new legislation passed by the next Budget session of Parliament, Union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has......

What will Maharaj do after Maharaja is sold?

There is no reason for keeping an entire ministry with a total staff strength of 2,300, just for the oversight of a few aviation sector laws and regulatory bodies, notes A K Bhattacharya. image:......

'Cyrus was a very sincere man'

'And he was really trying just to do the best by the shareholders, and by the laws of India.' IMAGE: Ratan Tata, emeritus chairman, Tata Group, right with Cyrus Mistry. Photograph: PTI Photo......

Passenger sues Air India for personal data breach: What happens now?

In the absence of a data prot­ec­tion law, India lacks a mechanism for compensation or grievance redress of consumers in such cases. Recently, an Air India flyer sent a legal notice to the......

Will Govt BAN Cryptos?

As lobbying and counter-lobbying intensify, right now, it looks like a T20 match, discovers Tamal Bandyopadhyay. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Is it a bird? Is it a plane? At a......

'Friends tell me I am like a 5 year old'

'I'm a very positive and optimistic human being.''You put a pile of garbage in front of me and I will find a flower in it.'   Photograph: Kind courtesy Aditi Rao Hydari/Instagram She is a......

Bollywood 2021: A to Z RECAP

Even with an ongoing pandemic, theatres in many states functioning at 50 per cent occupancy, a quieter social life and fewer movies, Bollywood still managed to pack in plenty of drama and trauma,......

'Let them have a secret police to censor films!'

'That would once and for all teach all the film-makers of this country a fitting lesson!' *IMAGE: 'The idea of censoring films was instituted by the British our colonial masters who never trusted......

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