Uttar Pradesh: CBI arrests junior engineer for sexually exploiting over 50 children, selling videos to paedophiles in India and abroad

A junior engineer of Uttar Pradesh irrigation department has been arrested by the CBI for sexually exploiting and abusing over 50 children and selling the video recordings to paedophiles in India and overseas for over a decade. The accused is a resident of Chitrakoot and was arrested from Banda. According to reports, the accused is said … Read more

Journalist Patricia Mukhim resigns from Editors Guild of India, accuses the Guild of defending only ‘celebrity’ editors and anchors

Displeased with the Editors Guild of India’s silence over the Meghalaya court’s recent ruling over a Facebook post against her, journalist Patricia Mukhim has tendered her resignation from the journalists’ body, alleging the organisation defends only star editors and anchors. Mukhim submitted her resignation letter to the Guild chief Seema Mustafa on Monday, lamenting that … Read more

Chinese journalist faces up to five years in jail for reporting on COVID-19 and criticising the government over handling of the virus

A Chinese journalist, Zhang Zhan, who is under detention since May for reporting on the Wuhan virus outbreak has been formally indicted on charges of spreading false information. Zhan is facing up to five years imprisonment. 37-year old Zhan is a former lawyer accused of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” that is said to be … Read more

Devise a mechanism to deal with complaints against media: Supreme Court to centre on Tablighi Jamaat petition

During the hearing of a petition alleging media bias in reports relating to Tablighi Jamaat during the onset of the Wuhan virus outbreak, the Supreme Court today asked the Central government to devise a mechanism to address the complaints relating to media. Commenting on the affidavit filed by the Central government before it, a Bench … Read more

Bihar Assembly does not have a single Muslim MLA from ruling alliance for the first time since independence. Here is why

With the Bihar Assembly elections done and dusted, resulting in yet another victory for the NDA and a stinging defeat for the Mahagathbandhan, disgruntled propagandists are already weaving a spurious narrative to discredit the hard-fought victory by the JDU, BJP and other affiliate parties of the NDA and casting a pall on their triumph. Many … Read more

Voters are not ready for ‘liberal values’: Congress Salman Khurshid blames people for his party’s repeated election loss

After losing the Bihar Assembly elections, Congress leader Salman Khurshid has put the blame on the voters. Khurshid, whose name has recently come up in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland scam said that the voters in Bihar ‘resisted liberal values’. #Breaking | Top Congress leader @salman7khurshid blames the voters for ‘resisting liberal values’ after poor show in … Read more

Twitter corrects ‘mistake’ after spreading misinformation in its fact-check of Donald Trump

Twitter appears to be so eager to fact-check US President Donald Trump that it does so without bothering to check whether it has all the facts at hand as well. On Monday, we had pointed out that Twitter was peddling misinformation its fact-check of Trump’s claims regarding the US presidential elections. The social media platform … Read more

Delhi: Police nab 2 suspected terrorists named Abdul Latif and Ashraf Khatana, arms and ammunition recovered

On Monday, the Delhi police apprehended two suspected terrorists from Sarai Kale Khan area near Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border. As per reports, the two suspected terrorists have been identified as 20-year-old Ashraf Khatana and 22-year-old Abdul Latif. They hail from Kupwara and Baramulla district of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir respectively. The police have … Read more

Darul Uloom Haqqania: The ‘University of Jihad’ in Pakistan that routinely sends ‘graduates’ to fill the ranks of Taliban and other terror orgs

Across the world, Pakistan holds the distinction of being identified as the “pernicious cradle of terrorism”. It has constantly and unapologetically supported Islamic terrorism, most notably against India, Afghanistan, the United States and many other Western nations. Terror organisations like Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Taliban and several other outfits have free rein in Pakistan. In fact, … Read more