India  /  Published 09.05.20

I am healthy: Amit Shah (39,847 are not, Mr Shah)

“I am absolutely healthy,” Union home minister Amit Shah declared on Saturday, issuing an uncommon statement at a time 39,834 Indians are battling Covid-19 in hospitals across the country.Shah, wh...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Delhi  /  Published 02.03.20

Police received over 3,000 distressed calls on Sunday

Delhi police received over 3,000 distress calls on Sunday from people panicked over riot-related rumours like violence, arson and stone pelting across the national capital, officials said.Around one-f...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.10.19

‘Rumour’ & denial of wakf withdrawal

Swift denials followed the claim that the UP Sunni Central Wakf Board had withdrawn the claim on the Ayodhya land but an element of intrigue hung in the air with chairman Zufar Ahmad Farooqui remainin...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 13.08.19

Fake news galore on Kashmir

Fake news on Jammu and Kashmir has flooded social media. Yesterday, a Pakistani journalist claimed that a Kashmiri police officer had gunned down five CRPF troopers because they had disallowed a ...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.07.19

What drives fake news forward

Among the likely triggers prompting people to spread rumours and falsehoods online are “social media fatigue” and the fear of missing out on rewarding experiences with peer groups, a study based o...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 08.11.18

Accused in Assam lynchings appear in court

Arguments on the charges to be framed against 47 accused in the Karbi Anglong lynching case was completed at Nagaon district and sessions court on Thursday.All the accused were produced before distric...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati


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