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Every journalist entitled to protection from sedition: SC

Sedition is punishable with either imprisonment ranging from three years to a lifetime, or a fine, or both.
The bench emphasised its 1962 judgment that laid down the fundamental requirements before registration of a sedition case, as it turned down Dua’s plea for constitution of a committee in every state for approving FIRs against persons belonging to the media with at least 10 years of standing in the profession.(HT Archive)
The bench emphasised its 1962 judgment that laid down the fundamental requirements before registration of a sedition case, as it turned down Dua’s plea for constitution of a committee in every state for approving FIRs against persons belonging to the media with at least 10 years of standing in the profession.(HT Archive)
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 03:17 AM IST
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ByUtkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US Senator who heads India caucus calls for removing curbs on Kashmir

Warner’s remarks are important as he is the co-chair of the Senate India caucus and a staunch supporter of close US-India ties, who has moved many critical legislations promoting relations and petitioned the administration for crucial relief and help when needed.
US Senator Mark Warner has expressed concern over the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.(TWITTER.)
US Senator Mark Warner has expressed concern over the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.(TWITTER.)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 06:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

SD Public School presents its exhibition Abhivyakti

Important or interesting events that took place in Delhi-NCR schools recently
The theme of the event was One World, One People(HT)
The theme of the event was One World, One People(HT)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 10:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Does India need a law criminalising fake news?

If India were to move in the same direction as Singapore and enact a law, it should do so with caution to ensure that the intent of the law isn’t to stifle freedom of speech but to safeguard citizens from the dangers of fake news and false information.
Red Computer Keyboard with balloons showing Fake News or Facts(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Red Computer Keyboard with balloons showing Fake News or Facts(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 13, 2019 08:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Trust bans Parsi newsletter from community housing estates

The ban will come into effect this weekend as the newsletter is published fortnightly. Parsi Junction currently has a circulation of around 5,000 across the city and news of the ban has triggered criticism from its readers.
A man touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple. A newsletter of the Parsi community has been banned by the Bombay Parsi Punchayet after it published reports on alleged corruption in property deals linked to the BPP.(Reuters File)
A man touches the wall of a Parsi fire temple. A newsletter of the Parsi community has been banned by the Bombay Parsi Punchayet after it published reports on alleged corruption in property deals linked to the BPP.(Reuters File)
Published on Apr 04, 2019 01:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByYesha Kotak, Mumbai

Judging is ‘under stress’ in digital era: Justice A K Sikri

He said the power of contempt of court is not being used that much. “Few years ago, it has always been an opinion that once a judgment was rendered by the court, be it the Supreme Court, high courts or any trial court, you have every right to criticize the judgement.
Judging is ‘under stress’ in digital era: Justice A K Sikri. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Judging is ‘under stress’ in digital era: Justice A K Sikri. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 10, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Curbs on international media are not wise

The 1958 guidelines casts a shadow over India’s vaunted claim to be the largest democracy in the world. Democracies, after all, guarantee press freedoms
The revival of long-standing restrictions also suggests there are sizeable parts of India where disaffection exists which the government does not want the outside world to see(REUTERS)
The revival of long-standing restrictions also suggests there are sizeable parts of India where disaffection exists which the government does not want the outside world to see(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 29, 2018 02:22 PM IST
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ByKaran Thapar

Pakistan elections around the corner, but many say results already decided

Several video clips of politicians have emerged on social media, the most recent being that of a PML-N candidate who was reportedly asked by the Inter-Services Intelligence to not contest on a party ticket as he would be “adjusted” elsewhere.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan People's Party, being welcomed by supporters as he is headed for a campaign rally ahead of general elections on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday.(REUTERS)
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan People's Party, being welcomed by supporters as he is headed for a campaign rally ahead of general elections on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, on Monday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 08:59 AM IST
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Islamabad, Hindustan Times | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Loss for all Kashmiris, India’: Journalists mourn death of Shujaat Bukhari

Tributes poured in over twitter as journalists mourned the loss of a fellow scribe and friend Shujaat Bukhari.
People carry the body of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir daily newspaper, who was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar on June 14.(REUTERS)
People carry the body of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor of Rising Kashmir daily newspaper, who was killed by unidentified gunmen outside his office in Srinagar on June 14.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 10:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Free press makes for a stronger democracy: PM Modi

Modi applauded all those who have been working tirelessly to uphold the freedom of press.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during Karnataka election campaign rally at Chamarajanagar on Tuesday.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during Karnataka election campaign rally at Chamarajanagar on Tuesday.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 03, 2018 03:06 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Dlehi | ByPress Trust of India

The Right to be Forgotten debate has just begun

The London Right to be Forgotten judgment is unlikely to have an immediate effect on similar pleas around the world, but it definitely charts the future course for this debate. It is yet another example of the complications the digital age has thrown up at us
The London verdict is within the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which states that the burden of past crimes must not haunt ex-offenders for the rest of their lives
The London verdict is within the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which states that the burden of past crimes must not haunt ex-offenders for the rest of their lives
Published on Apr 23, 2018 01:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Senior journalist TVR Shenoy passes away

TVR Shenoy, who was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003, contributed to several national and international newspapers and websites and wrote on issues ranging from politics, economy to international affairs.
Senior journalist TVR Shenoy passed away at the age of 77.(Photo: Twitter)
Senior journalist TVR Shenoy passed away at the age of 77.(Photo: Twitter)
Published on Apr 17, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Myanmar President grants amnesty to 8,500 prisoners, scribes may not be covered

The amnesty coincided with Myanmar’s traditional New Year. A statement from presidential spokesman Zaw Thay said those released included the aged, people in ill health and drug offenders.
Win Myint (pictured) became president last month.(Reuters/File Photo)
Win Myint (pictured) became president last month.(Reuters/File Photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2018 11:14 AM IST
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Associated Press, Yangon (Myanmar) | ByHT Correspondent
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