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Monday, September 12 2022


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Every person has the right to free expression. He is trying to show that victim needs justice and raise a common voice. Is that a crime in eyes of law?

That’s the question raised by the Supreme Court in its decision to award bail to Siddique Kappan—who has been languishing in jail for two years under anti-terror laws. The journalist was arrested in Uttar Pradesh while he was on his way to cover the rapes in Hathras (explained here). The police claimed Kappan has links to an extremist organisation—but could not provide any real evidence in court.

 

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Big Story

Pakistan under water: Not just another flood

TLDR: We have become inured to natural disasters–which seem to strike with ever increasing frequency. But the monster floods in Pakistan will set back the nation by decades–causing long-term damage that may be near-impossible to overcome.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Ukraine scores a big military win
  • Sri Lanka beats Pakistan to win Asia Cup
  • Carlos Alcaraz wins first ever Grand Slam title
  • A very big chess controversy
  • A message from The Signal
  • Excellent news for Sri Lanka’s whales
  • The invisibility of the female artist

 

Sanity Break

  • Winners of the 2022 Bird Photographer of The Year

 

A list of good reads

  • Breast implants could cause cancer
  • A guide to pairing Indian food with wine
  • The long relationship between Queen Elizabeth and her corgis
  • Why your next necklace may be made of gold taken from your phone

 

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