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Renowned academic Prof. Mridu Rai on Saturday reiterated her resolve to pursue her campaign for civil liberties in Kashmir, unmindful of restrictions placed by the Jammu and Kashmir government. The state government today banned Rai from delivering the Pt. Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk, organized by the well-known human rights body, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). According to the Hindustan Times (HT) the ban was imposed by invoking Section 144, which bans the assembly of more than four people. “This is appalling that my voice was silenced along side with other speakers. It’s ludicrous. An academic lecture does

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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday lifted the text messaging ban on prepaid mobiles with immediate effect, an official said. The ban was imposed in 2010 during the mass protests in which more than 120 civilians were killed by the government forces. The official added that the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah,  has ordered to revoke the restriction on text messaging to the prepaid cellphones. The Chief Minister had earlier asked people to give him feedback on what went wrong with the current government, through email. “The subscribers of pre-paid cell phones had made requests to the Chief Minister in

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By Fahad Shah Jaipur, India While India celebrates the 64th year of the implementation of its own constitution, the majority of the people listening to an eminent panel, discussing ‘Freedom of Speech and Expression’ in the Jaipur Literature Festival, voted that “there is no freedom of expression in India”. The discussion, on third day, attended by around 5000 people (the organizers said) were asked about the freedom of expression in India. The other option “sufficient freedom of expression” too got some votes, but still lesser. It was the part of the ongoing five day festival- a carnival of literati in

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Outlookindia.com | By Arundhati Roy Is it a house or a home? A temple to the new India, or a warehouse for its ghosts? Ever since Antilla arrived on Altamont Road in Mumbai, exuding mystery and quiet menace, things have not been the same. “Here we are,” the friend who took me there said, “Pay your respects to our new Ruler.” Antilla: Mukesh Ambani’s 27-storey home in Mumbai Antilla belongs to India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani. I had read about this most expensive dwelling ever built, the twenty-seven floors, three helipads, nine lifts, hanging gardens, ballrooms, weather rooms, gymnasiums, six