India’s Congress party appointed a politician as its president. For the first time in 24 years, it is somebody who is not from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.
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Nearly all recent Bollywood films are the target of social media boycott efforts. But it’s not the only issue the industry is dealing with.
In response to criticism of the appearance of the emblem on top of the new parliament building, the government defended the design.
Fact-checker Muhammed Zubair’s arrest represents a new low for press freedom in India that has seen a sharp decline in civil liberties.
A persistent tendency has emerged in the erosion of Indian democracy. The nation’s journalistic liberties are deteriorating alarmingly.
The murder of Sidhu Moose Wala has brought attention to the link between Punjabi music and India’s cross-border criminal networks.
Although it prides itself with being the world’s largest democracy, India has come under the spotlight for anti-democratic trends.
India’s ranking in the World Press Freedom Index has fallen down to 150th position from last year’s 142nd rank out of 180 countries.
Authorities in Uttarakhand and Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir detained two journalists, Kishor Ram and Fahad Shah.
The editor of a news website has been arrested in Kashmir in what critics called the latest example of a wave of harassment of journalists.