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New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India on Monday expressed shock at the “casual manner” in which editors of Kashmir-based publications are “routinely detained” by armed forces for their news reports or editorials and demanded an atmosphere where the media can operate without “fear or favour”. It cited the “recent detention and the subsequent release — after many hours — of Fahad Shah, editor-in-chief of The Kashmir Walla,” a Srinagar-based publication. This was the third…

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday morning started conducting a raid at NewsClick office in Delhi’s Saidulajab which has now been ongoing for over 28 hours. In a statement given yesterday, an ED official had said that the searches at the portal’s office and residences of some of the directors of the company running the portal were conducted after “they received some funds from abroad and the same was being investigated under Prevention of…

Srinagar: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials are conducting searches at the office of News click in Delhi’ Saidulajab. ED officials have said that “other related places in connection with a money laundering case pertaining to foreign funding” were being investigated. A senior ED official said that the offices of the directors are being searched in a money laundering case for taking foreign funding from “some dubious companies abroad”. “We are being targetted for the reportage we…

Srinagar: Authorities blocked internet service in south Kashmir on Friday. Officials said that internet service was suspended in south as Pakistan is organising Kashmir Solidarity Day. ”Pakistan is launching a propaganda to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th of February. To stop the propaganda the government may have blocked internet in south,” said the police officer. He added that there is no information about when the service will be restored. Free Press Kashmir is…

New Delhi: Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre has been established under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to act as a nodal point at the ‘National level in the fight against cybercrime’, according to a notification on MHA’s National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal. The Jammu and Kashmir Police has started the registration of private citizens as volunteers to monitor the internet and report alleged cybercrimes to the government, it announced in a press release. Under…

Twitter had suspended more than 300 accounts after violence in Delhi Twitter has restored several accounts of high-profile celebrities and organizations, including actor Sushant Singh, Caravan magazine, Kisan Ekta Morcha, Tractor2twitr and several other politicians, farmer leaders, writers and activists, that were blocked for several hours at the behest of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for “spreading misinformation during the farmers’ protests”. Twitter said that during the meeting with the concerned officials,…

Extolled for getting Onassis AIR Emergency Fellowship at the moment, Suhail Naqshbandi swears to deliver his mastery through the sheet that is already replete with a quality of endurance to the trained and untrained set of eyes. When children of his age, cocooned in privilege, were discovering Pink Floyd, he was trying to make sense of the pandemic of death and grey weather that continues to besiege his homeland till this date. At 16 and…

Srinagar: Twitter on Friday blocked the Twitter handle of a Srinagar-based news magazine The Kashmir Walla citing “violation of Twitter rules against posting media depicting the moment of death of an individual”. The move came after the news organisation tweeted a news story from August 2020 about “police excesses on Muharram procession in Srinagar”. “Even after 24 hours of appealing to Twitter Support, the weekly newspaper has received no response so far from the Jack…

Students travelling long distances in pandemic to attend online classes Srinagar: When financial conditions of the family of 17-year-old Adnan Farooq, class 11th student worsened after his father was diagnosed with a tumour, he decided to make changes. Adnan registered for an online course for class 11th on the online learning platform, Unacademy because he could not afford the fee for offline tuitions in Kashmir. However, Adnan did not know that his online classes will…

Indian stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra, who’s presently facing charges of contempt over his tweets which criticised the Indian Supreme Court, today took to Twitter to say that he would neither ‘retract his posts nor apologise for them.’ Kamra had taken a jibe at the Indian Supreme Court for granting TV anchor Arnab Goswami a reprieve after his arrest in an abetment to suicide case. “I don’t intend to retract my tweets or apologise for them.…