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The True Story of Freedom of Speech in Internet Forums

Guwahati: The truth is, what your freedom of speech is and where it applies is actually very simple, but our understanding of it has been very distorted, mostly because people use “free speech” as a weapon where it doesn’t apply, and often as a shield to hide behind when they’re …

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Vatican Formally Recognizes Palestinian State by Signing Treaty

VATICAN CITY,ELISABETTA POVOLEDO: The Vatican on Friday signed a treaty with the “state of Palestine,” a development that the church hopes will lead to improved relations between Israel and the Palestinians. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki, standing, at a treaty-signing ceremony at the Vatican on Friday. The accord, the result …

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Police reviews security following threat letter to Anna Hazare

Mumbai(PTI): Ahmednagar superintendent of police Saurabh Tripathi on Friday met Anna Hazare at Ralegan Siddhi and reviewed the security following a threat letter received by the social activist. Hazare had received a letter on Thursday which warned him against opposing the land acquisition bill, according to his aides. Tripathi reviewed …

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Lalit Modi row: Ruling BJP chief Amit Shah meets PM Modi #Lalitgate

New Delhi(PTI): BJP President Amit Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday night and is understood to have discussed the party’s strategy over a fresh disclosure that Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje allegedly benefitted from investments of over Rs 11 crore made by Lalit Modi in her son’s company. …

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US says no evidence attacks in Tunisia, France, Kuwait coordinated

WASHINGTON(AP): The US State Department said there was no evidence so far that Friday’s terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait were coordinated. State Department spokesman John Kirby said the attacks were still being investigated but there was “no indication on a tactical level they were coordinated.” “Obviously, clearly, they …

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Italy takes India to international arbitration over marines

New Delhi(PTI): Italy said on Friday it had initiated international arbitration proceedings in the case of two of its marines facing trial in India for the 2012 killing of two fishermen. The unilateral move by the Italian government follows the failure of direct negotiations with the Indian government aimed at …

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Government should vacate unused spectrum, Industry body COAI says

Kolkata(PTI): The Cellular Operators Association of India, a body of GSM and CDMA mobile service providers, today said that the government should take steps to vacate the unused spectrum lying with various agencies under it. “Nearly 450 MHz of spectrum in various bands are lying with 13 government agencies like …

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