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In India, media outlets critical of government pressured or harassed, claims US report 21.4.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Trump administration on Saturday claimed that in India, media outlets critical of the government were allegedly pressured or harassed in 2017. "The Constitution (of India) provides for freedom of speech and expression, but it does not explicitly mention freedom of the press. The government (of India) generally respected these rights, although there were instances in which the government allegedly pressured or harassed media outlets critical of the government," US State Department said in its annual Human Rights Report for the year 2017. The Congress mandated annual report of the Department of State chronicles situation of human rights in almost all countries of the world. While the situation of human rights in India, as compared to other countries, is much better, the State Department report chronicles major instances of incidents perceived as an attack on the press freedom in India. This comes at a time when the Trump administration itself is being accused of launching an assault on the freedom of ...
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Delhi HC issues notice to Ruias in 2G case 20.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
CBI has challenged their acquittal
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NGO urges govt to install GPS in public transport vehicles 20.4.2018 Hindu: National
In a letter to the President, Raahat Foundation has said that despite the Nirbhaya and Kathua incidents, nothing concrete has been done so far to ensure the safety of children and women in the country.
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2G: CBI moves HC against acquittal of Essar-Loop promoters 18.4.2018 Sify Finance
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has moved the Delhi High Court challenging a trial court judgment that acquitted the Essar-Loop promoters in 2G spectrum allocation case, an agency official said on Wednesday.
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Class Dismissed: Class Conflict in Red State America 17.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Kentucky public school teachers protest outside the Kentucky House Chamber as they rally for a day of action to pressure legislators to override Gov. Matt Bevin's recent veto of the state's tax and budget bills, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Kentucky. The teachers also oppose a controversial pension reform bill the governor signed into law. (Photo by Bill Pugliano / Getty Images) In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. Teachers in red-state America are hard at work teaching us all a lesson. The American mythos has always rested on a belief that this country was born out of a kind of immaculate conception, that the New World came into being and has forever after been preserved as a land without the class hierarchies and conflicts that so disfigured Europe. The strikes, rallies, and walkouts of public school teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, soon perhaps Arizona, and elsewhere ...
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Lawmakers question FBI director over San Bernardino suit against Apple Inc 13.4.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives on Friday sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray questioning the law enforcement agency's decision to take Apple Inc to court to force the company to help unlock a mass shooter's iPhone. Last month, a report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog found that the FBI didn't exhaust all its options to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's iPhone before attempting to force Apple to help do so. The FBI didn't consult its own internal experts or outside vendors before going to court, and the poor coordination resulted in the FBI withdrawing its legal efforts when an outside vendor eventually accessed the device. A group of 10 representatives evenly split between Republicans and Democrats said the report raised concerns that the FBI officials didn't exhaust the agency's technical options "precisely because they wanted the suit against Apple to go forward." The report "undermines the statements that the FBI made during the ...
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Bombay HC declines to stay plastic ban in Maharashtra 13.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The Bombay High Court declined on Friday to stay the Maharashtra government's decision to ban plastic materials and asked citizens to dispose of their existing stock within three months. The court, while giving an interim ruling on a bunch of petitions opposing the ban, maintained it cannot overlook the adverse impact of plastic waste on the environment. On March 23 this year, the state government had issued a notification, imposing a ban on manufacture, use, sale, distribution and storage of all plastic materials such as one-time-use bags, spoons, plates, PET and PETE bottles and also thermocol items. The notification gave a period of three months to the manufacturers, distributors and retailers to dispose of the existing stock of the banned items. Consumers and users were, however, given only a period of one month to dispose the same. The notification was challenged in the high court by plastic, PET bottle and thermocol manufacturers and retailer associations on the ground that the ban was arbitrary, ...
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Woman's hands broken for not bearing male child 10.4.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Both hands of a woman were fractured by her husband and in-laws in a village here allegedly for giving birth to three daughters and not bearing a male child in eight years of married life, police said. "The woman has suffered serious injuries and we are waiting for the medical report. Action will be taken against the suspects," Superintendent of Police (Rural) Subhash Chandra Shakya said today. The incident took place in Babra village and came to light recently after the parents of Rekha Devi (30) dropped by for a visit and found her in an injured condition. They took her to a hospital and fil
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Centre not to challenge provision of anticipatory bail brought in anti-atrocities law 3.4.2018 Deccan Herald - National
The Centre on Tuesday agreed before the Supreme Court that it would not assail the provision of anticipatory bail brought in under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. Arguing on behalf of the Union government on a review petition against the March 20 judgement, Attorney General K K Venugopal preferred to confine his challenge to the directions that a public servant cannot be arrested without an approval from the appointing authority and a private person from the SSP, among others. He also questioned the order making it mandatory for a DySP level officer to conduct a preliminary inquiry if allegations make out a case under the Atrocities Act. The top law officer also sought reconsideration of the order that any violation of the twin directions will be actionable by way of disciplinary action as well as contempt. A bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U U Lalit were specially constituted to take up the urgent hearing plea made by the Union government as a ...
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General election to Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2018 – Media Coverage during the period referred to in Section 126 of RP Act, 1951: all present provisions provided in the R. P. Act, 1951 shall prevail and binding for all. 3.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
In January, 2018, the Commission, in the wake of expansion and diversity of media platforms and to address the challenges in regulation and control on the display of ‘election matter’ during the period of last 48 hours, as provided in Sec. 126 of RPA 1951, constituted a high level Committee.
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Election Commission of India announces Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2018. 27.3.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The term of the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka is normally due to expire on 28.05.2018. By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Election Commission of India is required to hold general election to constitute the new Legislative Assembly in the State of Karnataka before expiry of its present term.
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US slaps anti-dumping duty on Chinese, Indian steel flanges 21.3.2018 deccanherald.com
The Trump Administration has decided to slap an anti-dumping duty on the stainless steel flanges imported from China and India after it found in its preliminary probe that both the countries had provided subsidies to the exporters. In January, the US had slapped anti-dumping duty on finer denier polyester staple fibre from China and India after the Department of Commerce found that exporters from both the countries received subsidies of 41.73 to 47.55 percent and 9.50 to 25.28 percent, respectively. The Department of Commerce has found that exporters from China and India have sold stainless steel flanges in the US at 257.11 percent and 18.10 to 145.25 percent less than fair value, respectively, according to an official statement issued yesterday. Following this decision, the commerce department has instructed the US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) to collect cash deposits from importers of the stainless steel flanges from China and India, based on these preliminary rates, it said. In 2016, imports ...
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Labour department books SobhaGroup for death of two workers 15.3.2018 deccanherald.com
The state labour department has booked property developers of Sobha Dream Acres for gross negligence and failure to provide basic amenities to their construction workers. In January, several workers at their construction site in Panathur Road, off the Outer Ring Road in Varthur, fell ill after drinking contaminated water supplied to them by tankers, and two of them had died at the hospital of cholera. An inspection by the labour department after the incident revealed that Sobha had failed to provide adequate food, drinking water and sanitation to the workers. Suresh, a labour department official, said the developers have been booked for violating various labour laws such as provisions of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970, the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Payment of Wages Act, 1936, Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, Interstate Migrant Workmen Act, 1979, and the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996. The official said the ...
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Audacious imaginings: Photography education today 9.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Do the advancements in imaging technology call for a new aesthetic of photography?
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Debate: Should the Supreme Court Just Watch While Its Judgments Are Misrepresented? 6.3.2018 The Wire

If the court were to issue a comprehensive statement on secularism, it will most likely raise the cost for political parties of undermining it.

The post Debate: Should the Supreme Court Just Watch While Its Judgments Are Misrepresented? appeared first on The Wire.

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Bank fraud: CBI quizzes Amarinder Singh’s son-in-law 2.3.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) questioned Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s son-in-law Gurpal Singh (deputy manager) and ex-CEO GSC Rao of Simbhaoli Sugars Limited on Thursday in its probe related to Rs 109 crore fraud with the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC). In a related development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against Simbhaoli Sugars Limited and its executives in connection with an alleged bank loan fraud of Rs 97.85 crore. Simbhaoli Sugars Limited is one of the largest sugar mills in the country. The CBI had registered a case against the sugar mill, its chairman Gurmit Singh Mann, deputy managing director Gurpal Singh and others in connection with the alleged bank loan fraud case. The company’s Chief Executive Officer GSC Rao, CFO Sanjay Tapriya, executive director Gursimran Kaur Mann and five non-executive directors have also been booked by the agency. The ED had carried out searches at eight premises including residences of the ...
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A divided electorate throws up a polarised mandate: Pranab Mukherjee 27.2.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The former President delivered the 15th D.T. Lakdawala Memorial Lecture on “parliamentary democracy and its challenges today”.
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Assault on Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash is not an AAP issue, but a constitutional flaw that weakens civil servants 24.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Above all the political blame games and ego clashes that have emerged since AAP MLAs allegedly assaulted Delhi chief secretary Anshu Prakash is a flawed framework that makes left civil servants vulnerable to attacks
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A Chronicle of the Crime Fiction That is Adityanath’s Encounter Raj 24.2.2018 The Wire

In the last ten months, UP police has conducted four police encounters per day. The Wire met families of 14 people who were killed in these encounters by the police.

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Florida Shooting Rampage: Donald Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gu... 21.2.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Florida Shooting Rampage: Donald Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gu...
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