How the Modi govt prevented investigation into graft accusations against its top anti-corruption official. Using bureaucratic technicalities. Lesson: how irony and corruption remain embedded in Indian governance. https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/oct/27/absence-of-lawmakesthis-graft-tainted-ex-cvc-immune-from-penal-action-2215716.html
Excellent move by Gujarat high court
Great that Guj HC has begun live streaming of proceedings on YouTube. Should be done by all courts including SC. Courts are meant to be public places for all to see. Why shouldn't court proceedings be transparent& for all to see. Will discourage misconduct
The Editors Guild of India has issued a statement on FIRs that have been filed against journalists of Republic TV
A report on this bizarre murder investigation by @email@example.com and I.
Tamil Nadu's shame: 8 deaths due to manual scavenging in lockdown. For years, the state has been topping the list. When will this stop? When will the govt truly and effectively step in? This is state and societal brutality. @firstname.lastname@example.org writes
Ahahah. From a govt that gave legal cover to shady money and crony capitalism by changing laws to create Electoral Bonds.
India committed to zero tolerance against graft: Union minister Jitendra Singh
Some great news to share with fellow activists & people.
The Govt of India has now decided to include a separate section, within the online RTI portal, for filing of RTIs under "threat to life and liberty", for which info must be provided within 48 hours. @SaketGokhale@twitter.com
A request for help by my talented colleague Farkhanda Zahoor on helping IFF grow and improve our ability to create and amplify video based digital literacy efforts. https://forum.internetfreedom.in/t/we-need-your-help-for-our-youtube-channel/1459
Reportage is the substratum of good journalism. Indian media is replacing it with opinion writing and we are all worse off for it. @email@example.com writes succinctly.
More Indian journalists prefer to tweet than go on the field to report — it suits the govt
Independent journalist and author Ashutosh Bhardwaj @firstname.lastname@example.org writes
Reading into this argument: India is we a large-sized lower-middle income country with a deep distribution skew.
But, faced with an economic crisis, Modi decided India would pretend to be an advanced economy. Do little to help citizens. Now we are in a deeper mess than others
My new column on how the Indian fiscal response resembles that of advanced economies rather than emerging market peers:
1. Greater reliance on automatic stabilisers rather than discretionary impulses
2. More indirect support rather than direct spending
Not at all prescient:
AS had a romantic view of the GST. Lovelorn, he underestimated the revenue neutral rate. The finance ministry, in its hubris, made a mess of the rollout and implementation As a collective result, the tax gdp ratio collapsed and the centre is now in default https://twitter.com/milanv/status/1318743380600520705
This was filmed several months ago. I stand by this statement even today! https://twitter.com/ahmermkhan/status/1318432764337692672
"Kashmir Times," one of the most reputed newspaper in J&K has been sealed by J&K govt. Anuradha Bhasin, Editor of Kashmir Times was recently manhandled at her Jammu apartment.
This is just so beautiful!
Dimapur this morning.
‘Erasing dirtiest city tag
Brush by brush’
Bravo Tiapong Tzudir, Swuyeka Chishi, Lanulemba Jamir & all the incredible artists!
#Baghjan's oil head continues to be aflame, even weeks after it was brought under control.
The devastation to the ecology is unimaginable.
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Today afternoon, Delhi Police assaulted @firstname.lastname@example.org’s staffer Ahan Penkar while he was reporting. ACP Ajay Kumar kicked & slapped Penkar inside the Model Town station premises. Penkar repeatedly told the police that he was a journalist and prominently displayed his press ID.
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