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CBI busts child sex racket ‘spread across 100 nations’, accused ‘shared videos on social media’

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Child sex racket busted by CBI ‘extends from Pakistan to US, shares videos on social media’

The racket, allegedly involving ‘5,000 people across 100 nations’, was engaged in online distribution of child sexual exploitation material for monetary benefits, reports Bismee Taskin.

80 research papers by DRDO scientists flagged for ‘image manipulation’, probe on, researchers say

The papers were flagged by an anonymous commenter on online platform PubPeer, where scientists can raise concerns regarding research papers that have already been peer-reviewed & published. Mohana Basu has the details.

Chinese media claims PLA flew H-6K bomber near India border, gets called out for disinformation

A report by Chinese state TV claimed the PLA Air Force flew the bomber near India’s territory but experts say unlikely it was flown in the area any time recently, Unnati Sharma reports.

Ajit Doval was my batchmate, but his understanding of Constitution, civil society is flawed

Doval’s statements reflect that he thinks India is still a colonial monarchy, where people are subjects, and not a democracy, where they are citizens, writes M.G. Devasahayam.

Our survey shows farm laws are popular. Modi was correct in his assessment

More than 50% of CVoter’s respondents said the three farm laws were indeed beneficial. But the messaging was wrong, Yashwant Deshmukh and Sutanu Guru write.

Bollywood has miles to go before it can produce Kaala, Asuran, Karnan or even a Jai Bhim

Tamil film industry used to be like any other Indian film Industry about a decade ago. But then it delved into anti-caste movies that even Hindi and Bengali new wave films didn’t, writes Dilip Mandal.

Vir Das was right, there are 2 Indias, and they aren’t getting any closer together

There is an India represented by Tamil Nadu, and another by Bihar. They are far apart on human development, but both belong to the same India on electricity and drinking water, writes T.N. Ninan.

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