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Prisoners of memes, social media victims -Ashwaq Masoodi

motions. There was of course incomprehension, fear, and an unexplainable feeling of guilt for an unknown crime. But the sheen of innocence held steady, at least in their mind. It was after all just a social media post, or comment, or argument. Trouble has a strange way of announcing its arrival that makes one sit up and take notice—a knock on the door at 3 am; men in jackboots rummaging through the house without permission; a couple of police

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On Friday, farmers groups from across India will march to Parliament. Here is how they mobilised in a year -Kunal Talgeri

ut any positive outcome. They felt a need for a united platform at least on the points we agree on,” Kuruganti says. It is a movement that has grown nationally in no small measure because of social media, Kuruganti says. “Farmer movements had weakened after the 1980s,” she explains. “They had become localised with numerous factions emerging even in large farmer organisations.” The AIKSCC’s working group compri

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Farmers' march to Delhi: Photographers, lawyers and students mobilise support -Kavitha Iyer

Advertising Ahead of the CPM-All India Kisan Sabha’s proposed march of over one lakh farmers from across India to Delhi on November 29-30, these groups are pitching in with support through social media campaigns, awareness drives, posters, seminars and discussions in colleges and universities, in a bid to garner the support of educated, middle class Indians for the Kisan Sabha’s demand — a 21-day special session of Parliament to

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SC for prosecution of govt officials for not acting on Delhi's air pollution complaints

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to initiate prosecution against government officials who have not acted on nearly 250 complaints received on its official social media accounts with regard to pollution in Delhi. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said that officials who have failed to act on the complaints were required to be prosecuted. "Why do not you prosecute these officials? Yo

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For assistance, police and lawyers are the least desired by female victims of sexual violence

During the last 2-3 months, one has seen complaints related to sexual harassment surfacing on social media as part of the #MeToo campaign. Many people have questioned why the victims were so late to reveal the harassments they faced in the past. Sceptics have also asked why the victims of sexual harassment did not seek either legal or police help. If you have similar doubts in mind, then you should read carefully the results of the Nationa

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Agency to look at Aadhaar information only in public domain: UIDAI - Ananthakrishnan G

Indian Express The Authority termed allegations of “surveillance and violation of privacy rights” as “totally misplaced”. Trying to allay fears about its plans to hire a social media agency to gauge public sentiments on Aadhaar in the social media, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has told the Supreme Court that the proposed agency will only look at publicly

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Pollution body gets 3k complaints on social media, app in 10 days

n sites, dumping of garbage, open burning of waste. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the country’s apex pollution control body, has received more than 3,000 complaints through its social media accounts, email and mobile app, from citizens relating to violations of green norms that is adding to the deteriorating air quality of the national capital. We have received more than 3,000 complaints on our More »

ORF-WEF survey: '70% youth unaware of govt's skill development programmes' -Karishma Mehrotra

es. Viewing the findings with a recent ORF-WEF survey of companies, the industry expects less growth in the fields that youth prefer: human resources and recruitment, training and development, and social media. A quarter of youth would like administrative and support service jobs, a fifth go for research and development, and around 15 per cent chose creative, human resources, and information technology. Half of the youth would prefer a government s

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Pro-Modi posts account for major chunk of fake news: BBC report

-The New Indian Express The conference also included a play by Theatre Nisha, highlighting the simple yet compulsive ways misinformation is spread on social media and advertising. CHENNAI: A British Broadcasting Corporation report on fake news in the country suggests that pro-Modi political activity and fake news overlap, suggesting that the ruling party is actively and effectively peddling fake news about Prime Minister Narendra Modi across <

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Demonetisation disrupted the life of every Indian -- and failed all of its stated goals -Meera H Sanyal

ip;?”, everyone you question shares their story as clearly if it had happened just yesterday. The announcement of demonetisation on November 8, 2016, was one such moment. As I reached out on social media over the past few weeks to ask people what they were doing at that time, I was struck by how clearly they remembered what they were doing during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement, as also what they experienced in the days that

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