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Why the new MHA guidelines for interviewing jail inmates infringe on both press and prisoners’ rights

posted by Saurav Datta|August 31, 2015   in Governance|2 Comments

Prison abuse is rampant, and the guidelines make it impossible for it to be reported and stopped.


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‘I don’t believe in isms’: The Swati Maliwal interview

posted by Arunabh Saikia|August 28, 2015   in Articles|5 Comments

How effective can the DCW chairperson be when the body has no real powers? Maliwal speaks about her plans to empower the commission, rehabilitate sex workers and more.


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Essar sues The Caravan for Rs 250 crore for its latest cover story and it’s got even more people to read it

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|August 25, 2015   in Articles|4 Comments

The corporate group alleges the story is against ‘public interest’.


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Does Owaisi’s debut in Bihar mean trouble for the Lalu-Nitish combo?

posted by Utpal Pathak|August 21, 2015   in Articles|2 Comments

The AIMIM wants a share of Bihar’s Muslim votes, and the BJP stands to gain.


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Why do we know Radhe Maa?

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|August 21, 2015   in Life|5 Comments

Where she came from and what she did to make it to prime-time news.


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The CAG audit of Delhi’s power discoms: A timeline

posted by Arunabh Saikia|August 20, 2015   in Governance|3 Comments

How the drama has played out till now.


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How Ranvir Sena killed Dalits: An exposé by Cobrapost and some more delusionary denials of the existence of caste

posted by Arunabh Saikia|August 18, 2015   in Washboard|33 Comments

Why do we refuse to accept that caste is still a reality and an ugly one at that?


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Who is your guru?

posted by NL Team|August 13, 2015   in Life|21 Comments

Take our fun quiz: Who is your spiritual guru?


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Who is the Whistle Blowers Protection Act trying to protect

posted by Arunabh Saikia|August 7, 2015   in Cheat Sheet|36 Comments

Under the new amendments, a whistleblower is only allowed to disclose information that is obtained under the Right to Information Act.


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The long arm of Essar: Did a paid news complaint registered with Press Council of India reach an Essar executive’s inbox?

posted by Manisha Pande|July 28, 2015   in Articles|7 Comments

An email that will be part of an ongoing PIL has an Essar executive talking about trying to get hold of a paid news complaint filed against Tehelka.


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