Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicAlt News

Topic: Alt News

Summoned in 2020 case, arrested for 2018 tweet — Zubair’s lawyers say he was ‘tricked’

The Alt News co-founder’s lawyer also alleged that FIR over 2018 tweet was lodged on 20 June but he wasn't informed about it for a week, adding that he was ‘vindictively’ arrested.

AltNews cofounder Zubair arrested, Delhi Police say 2018 tweet ‘hurt religious sentiments’

Delhi Police say case registered after a complaint from a Twitter handle alleged that Zubair tweeted a questionable image ‘to deliberately insult the God of a particular religion’.

Alt News’ Zubair deactivates FB account after backlash for ‘making fun of other’s god, religion’

Alt News co-founder Pratik Sinha says Mohammed Zubair's posts were satire, and were being taken 'out of context' and 'misconstrued'.

Tarek Fatah, the unrelenting fake news peddler who targets Indian Muslims regularly

Tarak Fatah tweeted a video of Burqa-clad women dancing at a wedding, asking if it was from Shaheen Bagh. Fatah had tweeted the same video three years ago, twice.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.