A draft of the Karnataka State Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 2020, said that they cannot act in films and television serials without permission from the competent authority. The draft rules also seek to stop government staff from sponsoring media programmes in radio and television channels. … [Read more...] about New rules to ban government employees from acting in films, TV serials
8 characteristics of good governance
Dr Raj Bhayani, who has been working among Indian-Americans in some of the key battleground states, said it is important for the community that they support and vote for Trump as the president has supported India in the last four years, including on the issue of China. … [Read more...] about For good relationship with India, vote for Donald Trump: Indian-American supporters
There are ‘news’ organisations – digital, print and TV news – that incite communal discord, protect the powerful and hound those who dare to speak truth to power. The result of their activities is that India’s democracy is weakened. They don’t just provoke mobs, they are the mob – both in the sense of a group of people baying for blood and the mafia-guns for hire. Innocent people are killed and imprisoned because of them. I must confess, dear reader, that I personally loathe these organisations and all those who work in them. A public interest litigation has been filed before the Bombay High Court seeking ‘regulation’ of media coverage of ongoing criminal investigations. News reports of the last few hearings in the case reveal that the court is considering passing certain guidelines. The court is on the wrong path. Malicious and sadistic are apt descriptors for the manner in which many news organisations covered actor Sushant … [Read more...] about Securing good journalism
What triggered the latest tensions?Turkey and France have clashed over a number of geopolitical issues in recent years. The trigger for the latest clash was the French government’s support for Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine whose office was attacked by al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in January 2015 over its publication of a set of caricatures of Prophet Mohammed, to republish the cartoons. Ankara, under Mr. Erdogan’s Islamist Justice and Development Party, has projected itself as a defender of (selective) Muslims causes worldwide, and had slammed Mr. Macron earlier over his push to “reform” Islam in France. … [Read more...] about What’s behind the Erdogan-Macron spat?
The Prime Minister has also announced reviews of the SA and Victorian economies and says he will chair a federal government taskforce to develop ways to build industry in Australia, to make recommendations to Cabinet by June. … [Read more...] about Holden closure: Tony Abbott announces $100m plan to help ‘liberated’ workers find jobs