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Porn websites disappear without any govt ban: What happened to personal liberty?

Aug 03, 2015

Porn websites disappear without any govt ban: What happened to personal liberty?

The strange disappearance of porn sites without a government ban is the latest chapter in a series of extra-Constitutional measures adopted by Indian governments to effectively circumvent the Supreme Court. The issue is bigger than just porn, with personal liberty coming under fire. #Internet #ConnectTheDots #Government #porn #Fascism #ISP #personal liberty
Ban on porn: The country is in revolt but who will be our Anna Hazare?

Aug 03, 2015

Ban on porn: The country is in revolt but who will be our Anna Hazare?

Dont count on any porn-watching festival as an act of conscientious resistance, the way someone might organize a beef-eating festival. #HowThisWorks #India #Internet #pornography #Modi government #Ram Gopal Verma #Blocking porn sites #PornBan #BanPorn #Hustlers #Banning Porn #Ban on porn
Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motives

Aug 03, 2015

Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motives

All said the done, the case to abolish the death penalty is rather weak - at least in India's case. many so-called opponents of the death penalty are driven less by genuine belief and more by political posturing #HowThisWorks #BJP #Narendra Modi #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Death Penalty #execution #Left Parties #Yakub Memon #BJP government
Gajendra Chauhan to Pahlaj Nihalani: The unstoppable rise of the anti-intellectuals under Modi govt

Aug 03, 2015

Gajendra Chauhan to Pahlaj Nihalani: The unstoppable rise of the anti-intellectuals under Modi govt

And so, one obvious reason for such appointments is that the Indian Right, overseen not just by the ruling BJP but also the partys ideological parent organization the RSS, wants in the cultural and educational spheres particularly ideological puppets who will be grateful enough to work hard and get things done, but who will not in any way obstruct their agenda. #BJP #Noam Chomsky #ConnectTheDots #Smriti Irani #Ramachandra Guha #RSS #Narendra Modi government #FTII #Pahlaj Nihalani #Gajendra Chauhan #anti-intellectuals #counter-intellectuals
Ban first, debate later? Govt is on a dangerous slope by blocking 857 porn websites

Aug 03, 2015

Ban first, debate later? Govt is on a dangerous slope by blocking 857 porn websites

Internet users in India were outraged as news slowly spread of the fact that multiple pornographic websites have been blocked by the government. #Internet #ConnectTheDots #Government #pornography #IT Act #Freedom of internet
Maharashtra beef ban: Mumbai police arrest four persons for 'smuggling' illegal meat

Aug 03, 2015

Maharashtra beef ban: Mumbai police arrest four persons for 'smuggling' illegal meat

Four persons were arrested in Mumbai on Sunday for allegedly smuggling 2,400 kg of beef into the city, police said. Earlier this year, Maharashtra banned cow slaughter and sale of beef in the state. #NewsTracker #Mumbai Police #Maharashtra government #beef ban #Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act
Minister says there's suggestion for 'no work, no pay' policy for MPs, then backs down

Aug 02, 2015

Minister says there's suggestion for 'no work, no pay' policy for MPs, then backs down

Mahesh Sharma, the Minister for Tourism and Culture, went on to add that the government is planning this and senior ministers are in touch with the opposition to reach a consensus. #India #Supreme Court #TheySaidIt #Government #parliament #MPs #Mahesh Sharma
Congress, BJP clash over 'Hindu terrorism' remark: Rajnath has taken comment out of context, says Chidambaram

Aug 01, 2015

Congress, BJP clash over 'Hindu terrorism' remark: Rajnath has taken comment out of context, says Chidambaram

Rajnath Singh's accusation that the term "Hindu terrorism" was coined during UPA rule unleashed a war of words today with Congress alleging distortion and that it was being raised by BJP to "polarise" the country while the latter raked up Rahul Gandhi's remarks on radical groups. #Congress #NewsTracker #PoliticalPlay #TheySaidIt #Hindutva #Rajnath Singh #Chidambaram #Terrorism in India #Sushilkumar Shinde #NDA Government #Hindu terrorism #Hindu terror #BJP government
Poster vs poster: BJPtells 'Kejriwal Sir' the things AAP could have done with theRs526crorethey spent on ads

Aug 01, 2015

Poster vs poster: BJPtells 'Kejriwal Sir' the things AAP could have done with theRs526crorethey spent on ads

Stepping up Delhi's poster war, state BJP has put up bills across the city questioning the rationale behind Arvind Kejriwal government's Rs 526 crore expenditure on its advertisement, many of which have targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi. #BJP #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Arvind Kejriwal #Delhi government #Delhi BJP #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #AAP. Arvind Kejriwal #AAP in Delhi #Satish Upadhyay
Over 20,000 children went missing in the last two years: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Jul 31, 2015

Over 20,000 children went missing in the last two years: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Government on Friday said that 24,834 children have gone missing in past two years with the highest number, 7,689 cases reported from Madhya Pradesh. #India #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Government #parliament #children #Monsoon session #Kids #Child trafficking