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Real and present danger to freedom of expression: Ex EPW editor Paranjoy

India faces a "real danger to freedom of expression", says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, a veteran journalist, who quit as editor of Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) after he was asked by the trust that manages the internationally respected journal to withdraw two articles critical of the government for favouring the Adani business group.

NIA crackdown on Kahmir separatists for waging war; 7 arrested, brought to Delhi

In a major crackdown against terror funding in Kashmir Valley, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) has arrested seven Hurriyat leaders in Srinagar. Among those who were arrested include Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Gilani’s son in law Altaf Fantosh. Fantosh was last month questioned by the sleuths in connection with its investigation in funding of terror and subversive activities in the Valley. He was also questioned about his properties, including his residences in the Valley and in Jammu.