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SC Asks Govt To Decide Man's Plea For Extradition Of Daughter, Grandkid From Afghan Jail

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

India had executed an extradition treaty with Afghanistan in 2016 but it has not taken any steps to request extradition of his daughter and granddaughter, who are stuck in a foreign country, Francis claimed.

2022: A New Year Under The Shadow Of The Pandemic

Dec 30, 2021 Seema Guha

The last two years have shown that the pandemic is a great leveller. It struck every country with equal ferocity. What awaits the world in 2022? Uncertainty continues to loom large,

US Summit On Democracy As World Registers ‘Democratic Recession’

US Summit on democracy will also witness participation of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The question is how can the US push for democracy, when strategic interests of the nations is a difficult proposition.

Swara Bhaskar Remarks "Sedition Charges Are Being Distributed Like Prasad" In Meet With Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Dec 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

CM Mamata Banerjee is on a three-day visit to Mumbai. She interacted with various members of civil society during her second day of visit.

‘BJP Would Be Defeated If Regional Parties Unite’: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee, who is West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo said: ‘BJP is not safe and the need is to keep the country safe’. She also said UAPA is being ‘misused’ in the country.

23 November, 2021

J&K Human Rights Activist Arrested By NIA In Links To A Terror Funding Case

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Activist Khurram Parvez arrested for having links with "so-called NGOs and trusts” that aided secessionist and separatist activities in Jammu and Kashmir

16 November, 2021

Centre Extends UAPA Ban On Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation For 5 Years

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Zakir Naik, an Indian preacher is accused of making radical statements and speeches to millions of people worldwide through IRF's channels. UAPA ban on his organization is now extended by 5 years.

29 October, 2021

J&K: Govt Medical Employee In Rajouri Sacked For Celebrating Pakistan's T20 Win Over India

Naseer Ganai

In the termination order of Safiya Majeed, the principal of the medical college, Dr Brij Mohan, referred to a 'viral video' showing Safiya’s WhatsApp status.

16 September, 2021

TISS Students Who Shouted Pro-Sharjeel Imam Slogans Granted Anticipatory Bail In Sedition Case

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Arrest has far-reaching consequences as the same may spoil the career of the student forever, the judge said. Slogans of "Sharjeel Tere Sapno Ko Hum Manzil Tak Pahuchaenge" were raised in an LGBTQ rally in Mumbai.

21 August, 2021

Police Arrest 14 Assam People For Showing Support To Taliban Activities On Social Media

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The arrests were made since Friday night and they have been booked under different sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IT Act and CrPC, a senior police officer said.

18 August, 2021

J&K Police Apprehend 4 Separatist Leaders For 'Selling' Pakistani MBBS Seats And Using Money To Fund Terrorism

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The probe into the case suggested that the money collected from the parents of the aspiring or potential students was used, at least partly, to support and fund terrorism and separatism in different ways.


17 July, 2021

Stan Swamy's Death Tarnished India's Human Rights Image : UN Expert

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In a statement issued on Thursday, UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor said Father Swamy’s case should remind all states that human rights defenders and all those detained without sufficient legal basis, should be released.

15 July, 2021

Delhi Court To Hear UAPA Accused Umar Khalid's Bail Plea On July 27

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Khalid along with several others has been booked under the anti-terror law in the case. They are accused of being the "masterminds" of the February 2020 violence, which had left 53 people dead and over 700 injured.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz