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Let bygones be bygones: Anurag K Agarwal
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Let bygones be bygones: Anurag K Agarwal

Last week a UK High Court ruled in favour of a person who had filed a legal action against Google claiming his right to be forgotten. This is an interesting case in which the British court relied on a legal precedent set by the European Court of Justice in ... DNA, 1 week ago

Human rights fighter wins ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

Colin Gonsalves, no relative of mine, is an extraordinary human being. His heart is in the right place and it beats for the poorest of the poor, the dispossessed and the marginalized of India irrespective of their caste, creed and colour. No wonder, the ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 week ago Pakistan's human rights violations brought into light at UN  Business Standard1 month ago

Ruminations: A fundamental divide

As the Dalit issue shows, a further exclusion has been created in that Hindu majoritarianism is backed by an acknowledgement of the caste system It has now become a case of lumpen versus lumpen in the name of Hindu identity. The Ramnavami riots and the ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 weeks ago
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Our order used as tool for mandatory Aadhaar-mobile seeding: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday raised questions over the government's decision ordering mandatory seeding of mobile numbers with Aadhaar and said its earlier order on mandatory authentication of the users was used as a 'tool'. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, hearing a clutch of petitions challenging Aadhaar and its enabling 2016 law, said its order on a public interest litigation filed by 'Lokniti Foundation' had said that mobile users needed to be verified ...
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Is India turning the clock back on its institutions?

'Coalition governments, sometimes assumed to mean years of political instability, actually saw key institutions emerging with greater strength -- the Election Commission, the judiciary, the press, and civil society at large, among others.''The question now is whether the clock is being turned back in a new political phase,' asks T N Ninan. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra D Modi at the Bharat Ki Baat event in London, April 18, 2018. Photograph: Press Information Bureau If one surveys the ...
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Pak terrorism must end for dialogue with India

[Belgium], April 24 (ANI): The relationship between India and Pakistan will always remain wilted till there is a complete halt to cross-border terrorism, says a report published by a Europe-based think tank. According to the European Foundation for South ...
 Sify2 days ago
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'Pakistan has to stop thinking only about being a nation of warriors'

'If you take pride only in being a nation with nuclear weapons and a strong military, then you think very differently from those nations that take pride in having wonderful universities and academic institutions.' IMAGE: Pakistan rolls out its long-range ballistic missile Shaheen III at a military parade in Islamabad. Photograph: Kind courtesy @AsimBajwaISPR/Twitter "Pakistan was created in a hurry in an environment of political sloganeering rather than much forethought," says Husain Haqqani.
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'Those who clamped Emergency questioning BJP govt on freedom of expression'

Taking a dig at the Congress, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the party that imposed Emergency in the country and curbed the fundamental rights of the citizens was now pointing fingers at the current regime over freedom of expression."The party ...
 Business Standard2 weeks ago
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Things are never easy in Sri Lanka

'Sirisena will keep both Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe on tenterhooks till the next general election due in 2020,' says Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, right, with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Opposition leader and former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa must be laughing his head off. Despite all the cases of corruption against him and his family, despite the harassment and the jail terms that members of his ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Paper ballots, pre-poll alliances: Congress's resolutions at 84th plenary

This, the Congress said in its political resolution, was necessary as there were misgivings on the 'misuse' of EVMs to 'manipulate the outcome contrary to the popular verdict.'The resolution called for reverting to the old practice of paper ballot as adopted by other major democracies to help restore the credibility of the electoral process. IMAGE: Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former party president Sonia Gandhi at the 84th Congress plenary session in New Delhi, March 17, 2018.
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