India  /  Published 07.07.20

Freedom of speech cry by ex-officers

Nearly a hundred former civil servants — all of who have retired from top positions in the bureaucracy — have picked up cudgels for the citizens’ right to freedom of speech and disse...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Silence is grey: Press freedom under siege

Democracy is not just about ‘being’ a system and how a nation is organized. It is much more about it ‘becoming’ inclusive and accountable to those who constitute the nation. On...
By G.N. Devy in

India  /  Published 12.06.20

US sting on religious freedom

US ambassador at large for international religious freedom Sam Brownback on Wednesday said Washington is very concerned about what is happening in India with regard to religious freedom and fearing a ...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.20

Play fair

Sir — The rejection of the demand by the women’s football team of the United States of America for equal pay by a federal judge is unfortunate. But the case revealed another shocking fact. It was ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.20

Narrow lens: Kashmir and the need for internet access

In a landmark judgment earlier this year, which upheld the freedom of speech as well as the unrestricted right to expression, the Supreme Court had declared that access to the internet is a fundamenta...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 03.05.20

A lie: Sharp slide in religious freedom?

History leaves its footprints, even if the Indian government does not wish to see them. For the first time in 15 years, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has listed India...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 03.05.20

Against surveys that paint 'bad picture' of freedom of press: BJP

Asserting that the media enjoys absolute freedom in India, Information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said 'we will expose' those surveys that tend to portray a 'bad picture' ab...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.05.20

Old-fashioned needs

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good. The heavy violet-black powder of Mellish’s Own Invincible Fumigatory that smoked like a volcano, sending up fat, greasy wreaths of copper-coloured smok...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in

India  /  Published 29.04.20

Wake up and smell Aarogya Brother

The government on Wednesday made the “Aarogya Setu App” mandatory for all its employees — including outsourced staff — with a directive that each one leave for work only if the coronavirus-tra...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Post-Gujarat low on religious freedom

India has suffered its harshest classification since 2004 from the bipartisan United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that has cited events surrounding the citizenship thr...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi


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