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Any restriction on media akin to killing democracy: Sheila Dikshit
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Any restriction on media akin to killing democracy: Sheila Dik...

Congress leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit questioned the Central Government's new guidelines to check the fake news. "What is the definition of fake news? In a democratic system, any kind of restrictions on the media is equal to killing ... catchnews.com, 2 weeks ago

Democracy threatened under Yogi Adityanath: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that democracy was threatened in Uttar Pradesh under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as the government led by him was "out to destroy all democratic norms" and muzzle dissenting voices.The former Chief ...
 Prokerala2 months ago

Spy’s eye: Information for success

While data mining is the new resource for wealth creation, the world can do with a firm set of global norms to prevent misuse of data for creating conflicts Advent of the Age of Information as a consequence of the IT revolution at the beginning of the ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 hours ago
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US, UK, France launch strikes in Syria, destroy chemical weapon factories

Russian ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.The White House said it has 'a large body' of evidence indicating that the Assad regime was responsible for the April 7 chemical attack in Duma.British PM Theresa May said there was no alternative to military action. IMAGE: The destroyed Scientific Research Centre is seen in Damascus. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters In a combined operation, the United States, Britain ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago
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Lula in la-la land

'My enduring memory of Lula is personal,' says Ambassador B S Prakash, our former envoy in Brazil.'He was visiting India after retirement to accept an award.''At a private dinner in the Brazilian ambassador's residence, where I too was present, he was missing at the end of the evening.''We all went looking for him in the sprawling house to find him eventually in the kitchen talking happily to the cooks and servers.''He was thanking them for the excellent meal and service!' IMAGE: Former ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Vijayan not in favour of joining hands with Congress

As talks of an anti-BJP front for the next Lok Sabha polls gain ground, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said he is not in favour of joining hands with the Congress to forge an opposition alliance that should be aimed at giving people a real ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago

Naidu asks Pradhan to get GSPC to pay farmers' dues

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has written to Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, complaining about Gujarat government firm GSPC not paying compensation to fishermen affected by its pipeline laying work in KG basin.Days after his party TDP ...
 Business Standard3 weeks ago
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Govt to file review petition in Supreme Court over SC/ST verdict

The government is set to file a review petition before the Supreme Court next week challenging its order banning automatic arrest and registration of cases for alleged harassment of SCs and STs. Top law officers are constantly brainstorming with officials of the ministry of Social Justice to prepare a credible review plea, highly-placed sources in the government said.   "The review will be filed by Wednesday as by then the grounds for the review will be ready," a senior functionary said.
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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'India's IT system is safe and secure'

'Information highways are getting stronger and being strengthened.''Occasionally, accidents could occur. But do you stop constructing highways because two motor cars collide?' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com "India has the biggest footprint of Facebook," Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Kiran Rathee. There have been reports of cyber theft and data loss on a regular basis. How secure is India's cyber space? First of all, India's IT system is safe and secure. I will ...
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'Aadhaar is helpful at times, so is torture'

'The issue is not UIDAI's surveillance powers, but the government's.''Aadhaar enables the government to access and link wide-ranging databases that hold a wealth of personal information.''Contrary to official claims, the Aadhaar Act offers virtually no protection against possible misuse of that information.' Photograph: Reuters After chasing Jean Dreze for two months, Rediff.com's Syed Firdaus Ashraf finally secured responses from the economist who played a central role in conceiving the ...
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