Tag: freedom

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  • US calls to ‘stand with freedom’ in Venezuela as EU gives ultimatum

    US calls to ‘stand with freedom’ in Venezuela as EU gives ultimatum

    The United States pressed all nations Saturday to "stand with the forces of freedom" in Venezuela, encouraged by a tougher European line as Russia stood in the minority in backing embattled leader Nicolas Maduro.

    January 27, 2019
  • Constitution vs Faith

    Constitution vs Faith

    The Preamble of the Constitution mentions certain structural underpinnings, pre-eminently that India is a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic. Each of these has faced varying degrees of challenges while sustaining a composite India. However, the majesty of the constitutional spirit is manifest in the unequivocal security afforded to every citizen. Uppermost priority has been accorded …

    November 16, 2018
  • Law and Personal Liberty

    Law and Personal Liberty

    Along with fundamental rights, our Constitutional scheme envisages personal liberties for citizens, says Nirmalendu Bikash Rakshit.

    September 20, 2018
  • Funds and Freedom

    Funds and Freedom

    Much has been written about the Central Government changing the terms of reference (ToR) of the Fifteenth Finance Commission by asking it to reckon the 2011 population instead of the 1971 population that all earlier Commissions had used as the reference point for determining the devolution of Central resources to the states. The southern states …

    June 24, 2018
  • Message of peace through flower painting

    Message of peace through flower painting

    The message of Unification, Freedom and Peace was spread by Korean Cultural Center India through flower and Ink painting exhibition themed under the subject ‘Integration’. As the name suggests message of unity was portrayed by the artworks. The exhibition saw two forms – flower arrangement and traditional Ink painting which was portrayed by 19 participating …

    April 1, 2018
  • Full Freedom

    Full Freedom

    It has been a great day for Jadavpur University as it boasts “full autonomy” in league with Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Hyderabad ~ central universities both ~, Homi Bhabha National Institute in Mumbai, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and NALSAR, also in Hyderabad. For Jadavpur, the inherent irony in last Tuesday’s announcement …

    March 25, 2018
  • Freedom on a string

    Freedom on a string

    It has been a victory for democracy in Hong Kong, and the signal emitted by the island nation’s highest court on Tuesday must be particularly resounding for China. Not that the verdict is an oblique endorsement of the “umbrella movement” for democracy in 2014; what matters more immediately is that three prominent activists of democracy …

    February 9, 2018
  • Re-stating a basic

    Re-stating a basic

    It ought to cause considerable discomfort in the entire legal community that a Bench of the Supreme Court of India found it necessary to aver that a matter before it would be dealt with “dispassionately” and “objectively”. To the layman an unbiased view on any case under process was a “given”, and reassuring though it …

    January 24, 2018
  • Cry for Freedom

    Cry for Freedom

    ‘No peace can last, or ought to last, which does not recognize and accept the principle that governments derive all their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that no right anywhere exists to hand peoples about from sovereignty to sovereignty as if they were property,” said President Woodrow Wilson of America in …

    December 13, 2017
  • Can’t put curbs on freedom of speech and expression: SC

    Can’t put curbs on freedom of speech and expression: SC

    Filmmakers and writers should be allowed to enjoy freedom of speech and expression and there can’t be curbs put on this, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it rejected a petition seeking to block the release of film ‘An Insignificant Man’ based on Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal. The film will be screened …

    November 16, 2017
  • ‘Fully committed’ to upholding freedom of press, says PM Modi

    ‘Fully committed’ to upholding freedom of press, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was “fully committed” to upholding freedom of press and expression in all forms on the occasion of National Press Day, commemorated every year on November 16. “A free press is the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy. We are fully committed to upholding freedom of press and expression …

    November 16, 2017
  • Finding your space, your world

    Finding your space, your world

    Treat yourself to a mindspace where you can create a wonderful mindscape of joy and peace, of sharing and living, of love and hope.

    November 11, 2017
  • Adele pays tribute to George Michael in documentary

    Adele pays tribute to George Michael in documentary

    Singer Adele’s tribute has been included in the Freedom documentary on late pop icon George Michael. She was asked to join the project later than other stars and her tribute to the star will be aired during the opening credits, reports thesun.co.uk. The project, on which Michael was working when he died, features contributions from stars …

    October 16, 2017
  • We’re slaves until we get freedom from corruption: Kamal Haasan

    We’re slaves until we get freedom from corruption: Kamal Haasan

    Well-known actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said Indians cannot attain true freedom until they are freed of the scourge of corruption. “Till there is no freedom from corruption, we are still slaves. Those who dare and vow for a new freedom movement… come and we will win,” Kamal Haasan said in a tweet. In another …

    August 15, 2017
  • Patriotism in our hearts

    Patriotism in our hearts

    Our achievements Even after completing 70 years of independence, a milestone to cherish for, the same question still manages to linger for all these years–are we free? And if at all we are free, what is the degree of development which marks that edge of freedom? It is indeed an achievement of patriotism to have …

    August 9, 2017
  • Rumi and puppets talk about freedom

    Rumi and puppets talk about freedom

    A trio of German and Afghan students have created a contemporary puppet show featuring 13th century Persian poet Rumi's story about a caged parrot's message to the free birds in India to talk about peace across the globe. The Rumi-Balkhi Company founded by Berlin's Ernst Busch Academy students Nasir Formuli, Karoline Hoffmann and Sarah Zastrau …

    February 10, 2017
  • Ageing brings in a sense of freedom, says Jada Pinkett Smith

    Ageing brings in a sense of freedom, says Jada Pinkett Smith

    Actress Jada Pinkett Smith says with age she has acquired a sense of freedom and is not as bothered about things as she used to be when young. The Bad Moms star, who recently celebrated her 45th birthday, said she is in a happy space now, reported ET online. "I think as you get older, you …

    September 24, 2016