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BJP chorus in west UP: Ghazipur mishandled, can boost movement

January 30, 2021
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The move by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh to get the farm protest site at Ghazipur vacated has the potential to revitalise the agitation against the Centre’s new agriculture laws after the violence at Red Fort during Republic Day appeared to have dented its credibility, according to the ruling party’s senior | Read more|

No Bail For Comic Munawar Faruqui, Arrested For "Insulting" Hindu Gods

January 28, 2021
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Stand-up comic Munawar Faruqui, in jail for "hurting religious sentiments" during a show, will not be released on bail, the Madhya Pradesh High Court ruled today, saying there was no evidence so far that he had not committed the crime. The court also said investigations were on and more incriminating evidence could sho | Read more|

VK Sasikala, Ex-AIADMK Leader, Released After Four Years In Jail

January 27, 2021
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VK Sasikala, expelled AIADMK leader and a close aide of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has been released after spending four years in a Bengaluru jail in a corruption case. She will, however, remain in a hospital in the city as she is being treated for Covid. | Read more|

Police raised red flags, but call taken to let in tractors

January 27, 2021
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Concerns that the tractor parade could go off course were expressed during a series of meetings held in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) over the past few days, sources told The Indian Express. However, despite the Delhi Police’s reservations, a political call was taken to allow the rally rather than letting the f | Read more|

The business of speaking out when few others do

January 24, 2021
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An industrialist has uttered in public what Arnab Goswami would hear out in private but did not dare declare from his TV pulpit. “Out of 7 crore entrepreneurs, MSMEs (micro small and medium enterprises), 30 per cent are almost dead. What is 30 per cent? 2.1 crore…. That 2.1 crore give jobs for almost 20 crore peopl | Read more|