Monday, July 25 2022

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I think I was made an example of for others. The message was that the government, if it minds, can book 10-15 random FIRs in multiple states and keep you in jail for years, but for the Supreme Court in my case.

That’s what Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair said in his first interview after being released on bail. He plans to be back at work in a week. You can read the rest over at The Hindu.


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Big Story

Wtf is going on with Amnesty India?

The TLDR: The Enforcement Directorate has accused the organisation and its former head, Aakar Patel, of money laundering—and breaking foreign remittance laws. Amnesty claims it’s being targeted for spotlighting the government’s human rights record. We look at the details of the case—and the changing rules governing foreign funding for NGOs in India.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • WHO sounds alarm over monkeypox
  • Two Indian arrests with a political fallout
  • A surprising Russian attack
  • New IIMs close the gender gap
  • All schools in Kerala to go co-ed
  • Men have a biological clock too
  • Instagram’s creepy ‘photo remix’ feature
  • A gossipy scoop on Musk


Sanity Break

  • The trailer for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'


A list of good reads

  • ‘Menstrual mapping’: the key to help you get a better night’s sleep
  • Why have some jails started painting prisoner cells pink?
  • The great value of the friends you make at your very first job
  • Everything that Harry Potter books get wrong about economics


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