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Centre seeks detailed response from Whatsapp over security breach by 4 November, says 'committed to protecting privacy of citizens'
India

Centre seeks detailed response from Whatsapp over security breach by 4 November, says 'committed to protecting privacy of citizens'

The IT ministry on Thursday sought a detailed response from WhatsApp on the issue of an Israeli spyware that was allegedly used to target Indian journalists and human rights activists through its platform. WhatsApp has been asked to submit its reply by 4 November.

'Right Livelihood Award' given to three jailed Saudi human rights activists and two Latin American anti-corruption workers
World

'Right Livelihood Award' given to three jailed Saudi human rights activists and two Latin American anti-corruption workers

The Right Livelihood Award — known as the "Alternative Nobel" — has been given to three jailed Saudi human rights defenders and two Latin American anti-corruption crusaders.

#UrbanNaxals versus #MeTooUrbanNaxal: Vivek Agnihotri defiant as Twitterati demand suspension of director's account
India

#UrbanNaxals versus #MeTooUrbanNaxal: Vivek Agnihotri defiant as Twitterati demand suspension of director's account

The raids, dubbed as a "dangerous sign" by many have become a point of debate on social media. Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri took the debate a notch up with his tweet.

Tushar Damgude, man whose FIR spurred nationwide raids, reveres Sambhaji Bhide, attacks Left-wing ideology
India

Tushar Damgude, man whose FIR spurred nationwide raids, reveres Sambhaji Bhide, attacks Left-wing ideology

The Pune police, which arrested five activists and raided various parts of the country in connection with Bhima-Koregaon riots, is following up on FIR filed by Damgude on 8 January. Among those arrested are Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonzales and Arun Ferreira.

Human rights activists released from Turkish jail
World

Human rights activists released from Turkish jail

Eight human rights activists, including Amnesty International's Turkey director Idil Eser, and two foreigners, who are among 11 activists on trial over contested terror charges have been released.

CRPF official says there are effective 'non-lethal' substitutes to pellet guns
India

CRPF official says there are effective 'non-lethal' substitutes to pellet guns

There are several "non-lethal" weapons like plastic bullets etc which are available and good enough, a top CRPF official said on Thursday on whether the force was looking for a substitute to pellet guns.

Hospitalisation of jailed Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo: Protesters in Hong Kong demand to fly him abroad for treatment
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Hospitalisation of jailed Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo: Protesters in Hong Kong demand to fly him abroad for treatment

Protesters display portrait of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong on Monday

10 Twitter accounts to follow to understand what's happening in Syria
World

10 Twitter accounts to follow to understand what's happening in Syria

Here are ten people and organisations to follow on Twitter to understand Syria - ranging from international correspondents based in Damascus, to human rights activists who have been working in the region for years

10 Twitter accounts to follow to understand what's happening in Syria
News & Analysis

10 Twitter accounts to follow to understand what's happening in Syria

Here are ten people and organisations to follow on Twitter to understand Syria - ranging from international correspondents based in Damascus, to human rights activists who have been working in the region for years