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Don't sacrifice intellectual freedom on altar of party politics, I have quoted Savarkar and Golwalkar at length in my books, and refuted them: Tharoor

His statement was in apparent support of Kannur University's decision to include portions of books of RSS leader M S Golwalkar and Hindu Mahasabha leader V D Savarkar in its post graduate course

Published on 12th September 2021
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Karnataka Higher Education Minister meets MLCs on NEP, says freedom of student extended to subject level

He said that the earlier policy gave freedom of choosing the combination, and now with NEP-2020, this has been extended to the subject level

Published on 3rd September 2021
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World Press Freedom Index 2020: Pakistan unsafe for women journalists, ranks 145th out of 180 countries

The women who speak against the incumbent government and its handling of the pandemic are severely targeted as revealed by women journalists who signed a petition against the government last year

Published on 8th July 2021
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Do not deny freedom of speech in academia: CPI(M) MP asks Pokhriyal to revoke CUK prof's suspension

Sebastian, an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations and Politics, had criticised the central government's vaccine policy in a lecture of his and had called the Sangh Parivar

Published on 22nd May 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: World Press Day turns 30. Will India improve its Press Freedom rank this year?

The recently released 2020 World Press Freedom Index has ranked India at 142, down two places from 2019

Published on 3rd May 2021
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Cases against people for protests is curb on freedom of speech: Former SC judge

Justice Lokur also expressed concern over state of judiciary and said, the judiciary has to first put its own house in order

Published on 29th April 2021
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Watchdog report says media freedom has deteriorated during pandemic

The report concluded that 73 per cent of the world's nations have serious issues with media freedom

Published on 20th April 2021
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Faculty, students come out in support of P B Mehta as he exits from Ashoka 

Pratap Bhanu Mehta, who resigned from the university two days back, cited infringement on academic freedom and demanded that the institution should ask him to join back

Published on 18th March 2021
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How B'luru's Freedom Foundation started an online fundraiser to help HIV positive children survive during the pandemic

Headquartered in Bengaluru, Freedom Foundation has specialised facilities in 48 physical sites at various locations in four states

Published on 2nd March 2021
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Telecom providers in Myanmar have been ordered to temporarily block Facebook

MPT, a leading state-owned telecom operator, has blocked Facebook as well as Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp on its network

Published on 4th February 2021
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Bihar top cop says offensive social media posts against govt officials will be treated as cyber crime

The letter issued by Naiyar Hasnain Khan, the ADG heading the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) was addressed to all principal secretaries and secretaries of various departments in the state

Published on 22nd January 2021
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UP teacher suspended after forging freedom fighter dependent certificate to secure job

Pal, who was transferred here in 2016 as an assistant teacher, was served notice a number of times over furnishing of fake documents

Published on 12th January 2021
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Writers, social activists write to Goa Governor over FIR against academic

They letter said it was a "systematic repression of academic freedom and politically motivated move to foment communal discord and to disrupt peace in the coastal state"

Published on 12th November 2020
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ABVP protests against Arnab Goswami's arrest at JNU, DU, calls it attack on press freedom

The Mumbai Police had arrested Arnab Goswami in a case that was amicably solved earlier. This attack on press freedom and freedom of speech reminds us of the British Raj, the ABVP said in a statement

Published on 5th November 2020
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American student released after 486 days in an Egyptian prison 

Like thousands of political prisoners in Egypt, Amashah, 24, had been held in pre-trial detention on charges of “misusing social media” and “aiding a terrorist group,” according to the Freedom Initiat

Published on 7th July 2020

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