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'Anti-nationals destroying the country': Shah Rukh Khan in 1997 interview
Entertainment

'Anti-nationals destroying the country': Shah Rukh Khan in 1997 interview

Bollywood celebrities may have adopted an apolitical or pro-establishment stance over the last few years, but as per an old interview of Shah Rukh Khan, that wasn't always the case.
Amol Palekar interrupted at NGMA event for speaking against government
Mumbai

Amol Palekar interrupted at NGMA event for speaking against government

Veteran actor-director Amol Palekar was repeatedly interrupted on Friday during his speech against the Ministry of Culture by some members of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Mumbai.
Artistes will always fight for freedom of expression: Deepa Mehta
Entertainment

Artistes will always fight for freedom of expression: Deepa Mehta

Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta swears by Tony Morrison's quote, "All art is political," and says artistes across the world will always fight for freedom of expression, trying not to succumb to "self-censorship".
Government withdraws social media monitoring hub proposal after SC rebuke
India

Government withdraws social media monitoring hub proposal after SC rebuke

The Centre is withdrawing its proposal of creating a social media monitoring hub, it told the SC, weeks after the apex court termed the move akin to "creating a surveillance state."
Can government officers criticize rapes? Not without receiving a notice
India

Can government officers criticize rapes? Not without receiving a notice

What would you choose between a prestigious career and freedom of speech? For J&K IAS officer Shah Faesal, the decision is clear.
China's Weibo bans comedian John Oliver after President Jinping skit
Entertainment

China's Weibo bans comedian John Oliver after President Jinping skit

China's largest social media network Weibo has blocked all mentions of John Oliver after he mocked President Xi Jinping on his show 'Last Week Tonight'.
PCI rejects Press Freedom ranking citing "lack of clarity"
India

PCI rejects Press Freedom ranking citing "lack of clarity"

Press Council of India (PCI) has rejected the World Press Freedom Index ranking after India slipped two positions to rank 138th among 180 countries.
Harish Khare, The Tribune editor, quits amid reports of pressure
India

Harish Khare, The Tribune editor, quits amid reports of pressure

Adding to the long line of esteemed Indian journalists who have resigned or been removed from their positions in recent times, Harish Khare has now quit as editor-in-chief of The Tribune, The Wire reports.
Lawyer Harish Salve threatened for defending 'Padmaavat'; files police complaint
India

Lawyer Harish Salve threatened for defending 'Padmaavat'; files police complaint

The Delhi Police filed an FIR on Friday against an unknown person for allegedly threatening senior lawyer Harish Salve, who defended Padmaavat's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the Supreme Court recently.

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