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Telcos Change Tack as Net Neutrality Fight Enters Final Round in India

If you thought the fight over net neutrality was over with the sending of 1 mln emails to the TRAI two years ago, think again.The telecom service providers, who lost out that in the first round, are back. This time, however, their demands are more subtle, and focused on getting

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Can’t allow NGOs to impede India’s growth: Center to NHRC

The home ministry has written back to the National Human Rights Commission that non-governmental organizations cannot be allowed to work against India's strategic or economic interest.In it's response to the NHRC, the home ministry said it cannot allow organizations that take money from outside India to conduct "activities detrimental to national

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HRD ministry says won’t interfere in college politics

The ministry of human resources development, which oversees educational institutions in the country, today refused to intervene in political protests and incidents in colleges."These autonomous institutions are established under the respective Acts of Parliament and are competent to take action in the academic and administrative matters of the institutions, including

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Quora imposes restrictions on anonymous users; to pre-screen anon content; stops likes, comments

Quora, the question and answer app that is very popular in certain pockets of population in India and abroad, said has made three crucial changes to its anonymity policy: installing a mandatory screening process, preventing anonymous users from liking and commenting, and removing direct linkage between anonymous content and their

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Finally, Kerala CM takes a stand on Lawyers vs Media fight

Almost three months after the tussle between various lawyers associations and journalists first hit the headlines, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today took a stand on the issue, urging lawyers to let the media do their job."The lawyers should realize that they do wrong in blocking journalists from accessing the

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Myntra distances itself from controversial Krishna poster

Online shopping site Myntra.com distanced itself from a controversial poster of Lord Krishna showing him ordering clothes from the retailer as Draupadi was being disrobed.Taking off from the Mahabharata epic, the poster depcits Krishna searching for 'extra long sarees' as Dushasana peels off Draupadi's clothes.According to the epic, Draupadi was pawned

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Admins of Kerala Facebook group face death threats over anti-religious posts

The administration panel of Kerala's biggest anti-superstition and rationalist Facebook groups has come under death threats for prompting believers to desert the Islamic faith.The blog, named Mujahir 2015, is written in Malayalam, the language spoken in Kerala."Those who insult the Prophet must be killed," the blog said. "To carry out

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India’s largest parody religion calls ‘believers’ to mega congregation

Dinkoism, India's largest parody religion, is holding its first 'mega congregation' this Sunday at Calicut in the southern state of Kerala.The religion was floated after rationalists and science activists -- tired of holding 'logical' arguments with religious fanatics about everything from evolution to abortion to women's rights -- decided exaggeration

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MUSLIM PROTESTS: Kerala newspaper apologizes for comment on Prophet Mohammed

Mathrubhumi, Kerala's second largest newspaper and one of the top ten in the country, was forced to issue an unconditional apology after religious and political organizations held widespread protests outside its offices for publishing 'blasphemous' content about Prophet Mohammed.The newspaper had, on Wednesday, printed audience feedback sourced from social media

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Patiala House rioting lawyers may lose license, Bar Council institutes probe

The Bar Council of India, the top professional body for lawyers, has instituted a new enquiry into the violence in Patiala House court compound.The panel will consist of three members.If the findings are adverse, the rioting lawyers could lose their advocates' license, which will prevent them from practicing law.The Bar

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Times Now criticizes nationalist lawyers, Twitter fans not amused

Times Now has surprised many fans on Twitter after the channel today adopted a tough stand against patriotic lawyers who attacked Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar and the media that they feel support "anti-nationals".Today, on the second day of trial, Kumar was attacked for the second time

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Delhi High court dismisses plea for NIA inquiry into JNU incident

The Delhi High Court today dismissed a petition seeking an order for an inquiry by the National Investigation Agency into student protests in Jawaharlal Nehru University.The High Court dismissed the plea after noting that the Delhi Police's inquiry cannot be faulted so soon and it cannot be assumed that the

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Punjabi writers lead in ‘award wapsi’ protests against intolerance

Punjabi writers have returned the highest number of awards and honors under the 'award wapsi' protests against intolerance, numbers from the ministry of culture revealed.The second highest number of Sahitya Akademi (Literary Council) awards were returned by Hindi writers, with six of them choosing to show their protest this way.In

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Snapdeal distances itself from Aamir Khan’s comments on intolerance

Snapdeal, one of India's top three e-commerce firms, has distanced itself from a comment made by actor Aamir Khan on the perception that there has been a rise in intolerance in India in recent months.Khan, who features in many of Snapdeal's ads, had said that his wife is starting to

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Kiss of Love activists, including Rahul Pasupalan, arrested by Police in Kerala

Several activists of 'Kiss of Love' movement in Kerala, including its head Rahul Pasupalan, have been arrested by police in Kerala.According to reports, Pasupalan and his wife have been arrested under various sections of the IT Act.According to journalist Dhanya Rajendran, the arrest of Rahul Pasupalan is not linked to

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