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Female's hand typing text on her cellphone in a public transport(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

US urges ‘freedom loving’ countries to join ‘clean network’ after India bans 118 mobile apps

Washington | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 08:54 AM IST
Earlier this year, the Trump Administration rolled out the Clean Network program, a comprehensive approach to guarding its citizens’ privacy and its companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar at the Independence Day function at Panchkula’s Parade Ground.(Sant Arora/HT)
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar at the Independence Day function at Panchkula’s Parade Ground.(Sant Arora/HT)

Tricity buzz: There’s no freedom from coronavirus... or humidity

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 03:30 PM IST
Of I-Day celebrations at Panchkula where people forgot about social distancing and MC websites that haven’t been updated
Instead of jettisoning them, ensure China complies with border agreements(REUTERS)
Instead of jettisoning them, ensure China complies with border agreements(REUTERS)

Don’t give the military total freedom | Opinion

By Shyam Saran
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 08:17 PM IST
This is an abdication of political responsibility and opens the doors to future crises in conflicts
For many with disabilities, the lockdown has paradoxically opened up the world
For many with disabilities, the lockdown has paradoxically opened up the world

Finding freedom in fashion: A virtual fashion show by the specially-abled!

By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 07:43 PM IST
With the lockdown in place, the differently-abled are beating gloom and loneliness with digital fashion shows across India, along with live styling and grooming sessions.

Celebrating freedom, diversity and triumphs of science in this week’s WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 09:24 PM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
Narain Karthikeyan is India’s first Formula One driver; T-shirt, Lotto; necklace, Phiten Titanium; watch, Polar(Nayan Shah)
Narain Karthikeyan is India’s first Formula One driver; T-shirt, Lotto; necklace, Phiten Titanium; watch, Polar(Nayan Shah)

Personal Agenda with Narain Karthikeyan: “The impossible is only something you haven’t yet achieved”

Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 09:28 PM IST
India’s first Formula One driver talks success, inspirations, and reveals that one thing he can’r resist

Respect students’ freedom of expression: CSIR director

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2020 12:52 AM IST
CSIR director general Shekhar C Mande condemned recent incidents of violence at JNU at the inauguration of a skill development centre at CSIR-IMTech
The seminar was devoted to the protection of the rights of religious minorities targeted by majority groups.(Digpu)
The seminar was devoted to the protection of the rights of religious minorities targeted by majority groups.(Digpu)

Seminar on freedom of faith and human rights held by CESNUR and HRWF

UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 11:45 AM IST
Legal experts, journalists and civil society discussed solutions to defend the freedom of faith and human rights.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram waves at party workers and supporters after he was released from Tihar jail in New Delhi, Wednesday night, Dec. 4, 2019.(PTI)
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram waves at party workers and supporters after he was released from Tihar jail in New Delhi, Wednesday night, Dec. 4, 2019.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: ‘Happy to breathe air of freedom’, says Chidambaram on exiting Tihar and all the latest news at this hour

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2019 08:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Kartarpur Corridor, a step towards promoting greater religious freedom: US

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:04 PM IST
Taking to Twitter, US state department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said that Washington sees the opening of the corridor as a positive example of neighbours working together for their mutual benefit.
An instrument, essential to fulfilling rights, may be used negatively. But this cannot justify prohibiting its use(KERALA HIGH COURT)
An instrument, essential to fulfilling rights, may be used negatively. But this cannot justify prohibiting its use(KERALA HIGH COURT)

Kerala HC verdict: A victory for individual freedom

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:23 PM IST
Restricting Internet access deprives people of their right to life, liberty, freedom of expression, and privacy
Making stable and mindful investments helps you grow your capital over time.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Making stable and mindful investments helps you grow your capital over time.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Independence Day special: How to gain financial freedom with FD

PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2019 01:01 AM IST
You can be financially independent in the true sense only when you are free from market risks. Bajaj Finance Fixed Deposit gives you an opportunity to go risk-free by offering fixed returns on your investment.
The rituals unroll on expected lines. Yet, this Independence Day throws up questions: What to celebrate as freedom and how to celebrate it.(Representational photo)
The rituals unroll on expected lines. Yet, this Independence Day throws up questions: What to celebrate as freedom and how to celebrate it.(Representational photo)

Freedom through the dark clouds this Independence Day

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 12:35 AM IST
Depending on which side of the political divide one stands, the last ten days have been cause for grand celebration at the “integration” of Jammu & Kashmir or immense distress at the purpose and manner of it all.
Happy Independence Day 2019.(Unsplash)
Happy Independence Day 2019.(Unsplash)

Top quotes on freedom to share on Facebook and Whatsapp status

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 08:21 AM IST
Happy Independence Day 2019: Famous quotes on freedom to share with friends and family.
Subhas Chandra Bose’s famous slogan, ‘Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe azadi dunga’ - sparked patriotism in the hearts of many Indians during the fight for independence, and continues to inspire people even today.(Illustration: Biswajit Debnath)
Subhas Chandra Bose’s famous slogan, ‘Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe azadi dunga’ - sparked patriotism in the hearts of many Indians during the fight for independence, and continues to inspire people even today.(Illustration: Biswajit Debnath)

Subhas Chandra Bose: Valiant Fighter for Freedom

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HTC
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 11:57 AM IST
This freedom struggle icon valiantly tried to free India from the clutches of British rule during World War II, with military might, which he built with the help of Germany and Japan.
Rahul Gandhi interacts with army personnel involved in rescue and relief operations in the flood affected areas in Wayanad district on Monday, August 12.(PTI)
Rahul Gandhi interacts with army personnel involved in rescue and relief operations in the flood affected areas in Wayanad district on Monday, August 12.(PTI)

On J&K Governor’s ‘will send plane’ offer, Rahul Gandhi’s sharp riposte

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik had accused Rahul Gandhi of speaking irresponsibly about the situation in the valley.
Overturning the world’s only ban on female drivers has potentially put thousands of women behind the wheel in the most visible symbol of the conservative kingdom’s modernisation drive.(AFP FILE)
Overturning the world’s only ban on female drivers has potentially put thousands of women behind the wheel in the most visible symbol of the conservative kingdom’s modernisation drive.(AFP FILE)

Behind the wheel, a year on: Saudi women savour new freedom

Qatif, Saudi Arabia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 11:05 AM IST
Until June 24 last year, the act would have been considered a crime in Saudi Arabia, where hardliners have preached for decades that allowing women to drive would promote gender mixing and promiscuity.
India Sunday rejected a US religious freedom report, saying it sees no locus standi for a foreign government to pronounce on the state of its citizens’ constitutionally protected rights.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
India Sunday rejected a US religious freedom report, saying it sees no locus standi for a foreign government to pronounce on the state of its citizens’ constitutionally protected rights.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

‘Committed to tolerance’: India rejects US report on minorities’ status

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Releasing the report at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week said the report was like a report card which tracks countries to see how well they have respected this fundamental human right.
In the absence of transparency, we have to rely on a mix of user reports and media reports that carry leaked government documents to get a glimpse into what websites the government is blocking(Getty Images)
In the absence of transparency, we have to rely on a mix of user reports and media reports that carry leaked government documents to get a glimpse into what websites the government is blocking(Getty Images)

To preserve freedoms online, amend the IT Act

By Gurshabad Grover
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Look into the mechanisms that allow the government and ISPs to carry out online censorship without accountability
Union minister Smriti Irani addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh.(ANI)
Union minister Smriti Irani addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh.(ANI)

‘Election of Amethi’s freedom’: Smriti Irani’s fresh dig at Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Union minister Smriti Irani has upped her ante against Congress president Rahul Gandhi saying that the upcoming election is the one of freeing Amethi from its “missing MP”.
In the blog post, Rahul Gandhi reiterated manifesto promises of an income guarantee scheme that gives Rs 72,000 a year to the poorest families, reviewing redundant laws and scrap the colonial sedition law.(HT File Photo)
In the blog post, Rahul Gandhi reiterated manifesto promises of an income guarantee scheme that gives Rs 72,000 a year to the poorest families, reviewing redundant laws and scrap the colonial sedition law.(HT File Photo)

Congress stands for freedom but BJP is anti-knowledge: Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 12:09 AM IST
In a blog post on social media networking site LinkedIn, Gandhi criticised demonetisation and the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax and said the Congress will aim to make a “fresh start”.
Matondkar started her career as a child star aged seven in a Marathi film, ‘Zaakol’ (1980), and later her first role in Bollywood in the Shashi Kapoor-Rekha starrer ‘Kalyug’ (1981).
Matondkar started her career as a child star aged seven in a Marathi film, ‘Zaakol’ (1980), and later her first role in Bollywood in the Shashi Kapoor-Rekha starrer ‘Kalyug’ (1981).

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Urmila Matondkar joins Congress, says party stands for freedom

UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 04:50 PM IST
The actor is said to be in the reckoning for a Congress nomination from Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency.
File picture of Yuzvendra Chahal(Getty Images)
File picture of Yuzvendra Chahal(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: Kuldeep and I have freedom to attack - Yuzvendra Chahal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Khurram Habib
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 11:40 AM IST
‘Both Kuldeep and I are wickettaking bowlers. We possess a lot of variations between us. Even when we are going for runs, the mandate is that we have to go for wickets’
Arunima Bhargava has an extensive experience in various roles advocating for members of under-represented communities, including at the US Department of Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF).(Anurima Bhargava/ Twitter Photo)
Arunima Bhargava has an extensive experience in various roles advocating for members of under-represented communities, including at the US Department of Justice and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF).(Anurima Bhargava/ Twitter Photo)

Indian-American woman appointed to US body advocating religious freedom

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2018 07:22 AM IST
Born and raised in Chicago, Bhargava is currently the founder and president of the Anthem of Us, which describes itself as “a strategic advisory firm that works with educational institutions and corporations to promote dignity and justice for all”.
The prisoners were shortlisted by a four-member committee as per the parameters set by the Centre. The home department will apprise the Centre about the shortlisted prisoners on Monday.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The prisoners were shortlisted by a four-member committee as per the parameters set by the Centre. The home department will apprise the Centre about the shortlisted prisoners on Monday.(HT FILE PHOTO)

100 prisoners in Maharashtra jails to get freedom on Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2018 06:19 AM IST
The prisoners were shortlisted by a four-member committee as per the parameters set by the Centre. The home department will apprise the Centre about the shortlisted prisoners on Monday.
Students of JNU on Wednesday protest against ABVP for allegedly indulging in violence on campus.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Students of JNU on Wednesday protest against ABVP for allegedly indulging in violence on campus.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

JNU students’ body decides to defy restrictions, says freedom curtailed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2018 02:05 AM IST
The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) took the decision after door-to-door checks were reportedly conducted in their hostel rooms on pretext of looking for ‘outsiders’ late on Tuesday night.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

What freedom means to the young

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 10:52 AM IST
Fifteen achievers from the tricity set the record straight as they dwelt on patriotism, secularism, population explosion, education & a more egalitarian society.
kat-Kalrav, the annual celebration on Independence Day is also celebrated as the foundation day for the NGO, Kat-Katha.(Facebook/Kat Katha)
kat-Kalrav, the annual celebration on Independence Day is also celebrated as the foundation day for the NGO, Kat-Katha.(Facebook/Kat Katha)

A celebration of freedom at GB Road

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 04:18 PM IST
Independence Day is a celebration of freedom. Celebrating the day with the sex-workers and their kids at GB Road, Kat-katha, an NGO is Capital is organising a freedom walk and lot of other activities in the area.
Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh reading out the resolution from Akal Takht, in Amritsar.(HT Photo)
Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh reading out the resolution from Akal Takht, in Amritsar.(HT Photo)

Excommunication attack on freedom of speech, says New Zealand radio host

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 01:39 PM IST
The Sikh clergy had resolved to expel Harnek from the ‘panth’ and asked the sangat to take legal measure to shut his radio channel.
Railway pravashi sangh celebrating Deccan Queens 89th birthday at Pune Railway station on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Railway pravashi sangh celebrating Deccan Queens 89th birthday at Pune Railway station on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

89th Birthday Celebrations: On August 15, Pune’s Deccan Queen to get freedom from its old coaches

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 09:54 PM IST
The central railway (CR), as part of its Utkrisht project, will renovate the interior and exterior of Deccan Queen. The renovation, which will cost 60 lakh, includes vinyl wrapping for coaches to give them a new look, replacement of torn seats, installation of fire extinguishers, dustbins and Braille signages.
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