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The proposed amendment to the Cinematograph Act could set back the industry by three decades, back to a time when 'recalling' a film was still an option for the government. thewire.in/film/filmmaker…
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Scientists say the world needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 45% by 2030 to have any hope of meeting Paris Agreement targets for the middle of the century and averting catastrophic warming. science.thewire.in/environment/wh…
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The G7 along with the outreach countries, including India, issued an “Open Societies” statement on June 13, 2021, reiterating their commitment to human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A look at what threatens democracies. thewire.in/politics/open-…
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Preventable deaths very possibly pushed up infection fatality rate in parts of rural India from UP, Haryana, Bihar, MP, Jharkhand and Rajasthan: the unavailability of medical care, and in particular of oxygen, is described in several of the reports. science.thewire.in/health/in-rura…
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The managing director of Twitter India has offered to join, through video conference, the Ghaziabad police probe into the circulation of a communally sensitive video clip of an elderly Muslim man on the social media platform, officials said on Monday. thewire.in/government/gha…
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One of India’s top virologists Shahid Jameel has said he fears the Delta+ mutation, also known as AY.1 (B.1.617.2.1), might be able to evade both immunity from vaccination as well as immunity conferred by earlier infections. thewire.in/video/watch-de…
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Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani of the Delhi high court on Thursday recused himself from hearing a group of petitions challenging the Centre’s new IT rules filed by The Wire, The Quint and others. thewire.in/law/justice-bh…
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Although the Bihar government has ambitiously announced to make learning possible in Maithili, Magahi and Bhojpuri languages, the plan has come a cropper due to no clear workable roadmap. | Mayank Labh thewire.in/education/biha…
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The title of the dissertation, ‘Engendering Conflict: Understanding the Impact of Militarization, Conflict and Pandemic-induced Lockdown on Domestic Violence in India Occupied Kashmir’ assumed centre-stage in what became a storm of outrage online. thewire.in/education/tiss…
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An independent fact-finding committee has found that the “pre-historic” temple over which 49 Muslim families of East Bengal origin were evicted from a sand bar in Assam’s Darrang district was not pre-historic but built by the settlers themselves. thewire.in/rights/pre-his…
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Twitter on Monday removed at least 50 tweets related to the Loni assault case, in which an elderly Muslim man was allegedly kidnapped, beaten up and asked to chant “Jai Shri Ram” by his assailants in Ghaziabad. | @IsmatAraa thewire.in/government/gha…
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In India, a drug can't be re-patented unless it is also more effective than the existing patented form. The US system, however, doesn’t ask whether something is better. science.thewire.in/health/the-div…
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The Bombay high court has granted protection from arrest to journalist Rana Ayyub for four weeks. .@RanaAyyub has been named in an FIR by Uttar Pradesh Police for tweets about a Muslim man’s allegations of assault in Ghaziabad district. thewire.in/communalism/gh…
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It is not true that the court altered or read down the terror law or went beyond the ambit of the petition. In fact, the court disposed of appeal with complete mastery. It recorded the essence of allegations, and scope of UAPA. | Bishwajit Bhattacharyya thewire.in/government/del…
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From the CM blaming Muslims of Bengali origin for population rise to a popular TV serial making thinly-veiled fun of Muslims, Assam's othering of the community has got a new lease of life. | @zagovar and Gorky Chakraborty write thewire.in/communalism/in…
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The Calcutta high court on Monday dismissed the West Bengal government’s plea for recalling its order that directed the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to examine all cases of alleged human rights violations in post-poll violence in the state. thewire.in/government/hc-…
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.@Rekhta, known for organising an annual Urdu festival @JashneRekhta and popularising Urdu poetry, has launched a trilingual online dictionary. The dictionary has a database of over three lakh words and their meanings in Urdu, Hindi and English. thewire.in/culture/rekhta…
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The Left is racking up victory after victory in Chile. Now, Chileans have the chance to clear away the last remnants of Pinochet's authoritarian, neoliberal rule by writing a new, democratic constitution. thewire.in/world/is-this-…
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The Delhi Police has questioned Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati, the head priest of Dasna Devi temple, over an FIR registered against him for allegedly making inflammatory comments on the Prophet and Islam during a press conference held in April 1. thewire.in/communalism/ya…
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With the data these two Venus missions – called VERITAS and DAVINCI+ – will collect, planetary scientists can start answering: Why is Venus, a planet almost the same size, density and age of Earth, so very different from the world humanity calls home? science.thewire.in/the-sciences/t…
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When the English men’s football team beat Croatia 1-0 in their first match of the 2020 European Championships, fans up and down the country turned to each other and chanted “It’s coming home” and Wembley echoed with it. thewire.in/sport/football…
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The Supreme Court on Monday reserved verdict on the pleas seeking directions that ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh be paid to the families of those who have died of COVID-19. thewire.in/law/sc-reserve…
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Brazil‘s death toll from COVID–19 surpassed 500,000 on Saturday as experts warn that the world’s second-deadliest outbreak may worsen due to delayed vaccinations and the government’s refusal to back social distancing measures. thewire.in/health/brazil-…
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After disappearing for decades, a watercolour by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky ended up resurfacing in Germany — and has now sold for a “record” sum. thewire.in/the-arts/wassi…
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Authum Investment and Infrastructure Limited has emerged as the highest bidder for Reliance Home Finance (RHF), a group company of the debt-ridden Anil Ambani-promoted Reliance Group, with about Rs 2,900 crore offer. thewire.in/business/authu…
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The Modi government has already shown its propensity for giving sudden shocks to the system. Seeing it all slipping out of their hands, there is no saying what they will do. | @bombaywallah thewire.in/politics/india…
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Punjab’s large Dalit population is once again in the limelight ever since the SAD, a Jat dominated party, stepped into an alliance with the BSP, a party formed to represent Dalits and other marginalised caste groups. thewire.in/politics/punja…
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"...the cult of violence sponsored and inspired by the activities of the Sangh has claimed many victims. The latest and the most precious to fall was Gandhiji himself." | Sardar Patel on banning the RSS in 1948. thewire.in/history/sardar…
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"Since when has driving been a crime? Or is it that driving Muslims is a crime?" Charged with terrorism and sedition, Alam, the taxi driver who took Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan to Hathras last year, is now in legal limbo. | @tarushi_aswani thewire.in/communalism/al…
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Nearly three years after Rakbar Khan was lynched in Rajasthan’s Alwar by cow vigilantes, police arrested local VHP (Vishwa Hindu Parishad) leader Naval Kishore Sharma on Thursday, June 17. thewire.in/government/rak…
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Read this revealing bit: “Hatred separates as well as unites”. Like Savarkar, the RSS spews hatred at once to unite the Hindus and separate them from the rest of Indians, especially Muslims, Christians and Communists. | A.G. Noorani thewire.in/politics/rss-v…
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The men who ruled Gujarat in 2002 are ruling India today. With the monstrous IT cell at their side, they now boast of the ability to make any message, whether real or fake, go viral. And their supporters have just one demand: “Repeat 2002”. thewire.in/politics/rss-b…
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Not only has the RSS abandoned its supposed role as a watchdog of the BJP’s morals and manners, it has also become an active accomplice to Modi’s personality cult. | Harish Khare #replug thewire.in/politics/rss-m…
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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-allied Meghalaya government is yet to bring the coal mafia under leash even as alleged illegal exports of fossil fuel to Bangladesh have led to a proliferation of rat hole mining in the northeastern state. thewire.in/environment/ar…
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The abysmal state of health infrastructure in Delhi’s Nizampur village is visible through the dilapidated condition of the mohalla clinic set up by the Aam Aadmi Party. | @aliyaqut reports. thewire.in/government/wat…
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The ICMR approved those labs for COVID-19 tests that had NABL-accreditation, inadvertently inheriting the latter body's alleged slip-ups as well. thewire.in/health/covid-1…
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The UP police have filed a case against senior journalist Vineet Narain and two others who have accused Ram Temple Trust member Champat Rai of doing nothing to help a gaushala in Bijnor recover land grabbed from it by a local land mafia. thewire.in/rights/fir-aga…
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One of the most wanted militants, Mudasir Pandit, was among three terrorists killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday. thewire.in/security/top-l…
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Three UN Special Rapporteurs have noted that the broad phrasing of the IT Rules stand to seriously harm privacy and freedom of expression. The government has replied that it doesn't think so. thewire.in/government/it-…
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In the midst of the pandemic and lockdowns, self-financed schools in rural Uttar Pradesh are struggling to survive. In this ground report from UP, The Wire speaks to the administration members of these schools along with their teachers and parents. thewire.in/education/watc…
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"the entire amount of SDRF may possibly be spent on this item alone" The Centre has said in an affidavit to the Supreme Court that it cannot give a Rs 4-lakh compensation to victims of COVID-19 as it would put pressure on state coffers. thewire.in/government/sta…
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#Replug | Yoga now seems to have been stripped of its deeper, intellectual and spiritual qualities. The present hype around Yoga Day celebrations fails to highlight the foundational values associated with the practice. | S.N. Sahu #InternationalDayOfYoga thewire.in/culture/by-mer…
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If great Indian bustards can’t see power lines before flying into them, it’s because they had a stronger evolutionary imperative. science.thewire.in/environment/if…
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15 trials registered on CTRI involving hydroxychloroquine, produced little usable evidence. India’s COVID-19 research output has still been piddling – especially in quality, because most studies are underpowered and often methodologically flawed as well. science.thewire.in/health/india-c…
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