Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Hathras

8 days after UP govt recommendation, CBI finally registers case in Hathras ‘gang-rape’

Central govt notified Sunday that the CBI will take over the investigation, and the agency's Ghaziabad branch under Lucknow zone will conduct a fresh probe.

Media reports hint at ‘Naxal angle’ to Hathras case, this MP woman is basis of allegations

The reports cited sources in UP Police to make the claim. The new allegations came even the CBI took over the Hathras investigation.

Activist tweets fake 2018 article claiming Swiss athlete canned India trip over rape fears

The clipping shared by activist Yogita Bhayana is from 2018, after which the squash player's parents had clarified she had pulled out for personal reasons.

Some want to call Hathras an ‘honour killing case’ — they forgot it’s an upper-caste practice

When was the last time you heard of Dalits killing their daughters for eloping with upper-caste men? ‘Honour killing’ is not really a Dalit trend.

‘Hathras not only in UP’ — Jharkhand HC pulls up police for ‘shoddy’ probe in rape case

A 15-year-old girl in Jharkhand was allegedly raped and murdered. According to the FIR, the accused had poured kerosene oil and set her on fire.

Rhea Chakraborty, Hathras, Delhi riots and Covid — all these have something in common

In new India, people find comfort not in what the truth is, but what they want it to be.

How Yogi’s ‘Super DMs’ and ‘Team 11’ are a bigger problem than caste of SPs and DMs

Uttar Pradesh has a law and order problem. Not just caste, blame Yogi Adityanath’s new posts that were created because of his own shortcomings.

Don’t know how to take a U-turn? Learn from TV channels on Rhea Chakraborty and Hathras cases

In both the Sushant Singh Rajput and Hathras cases, men seem to be the victims and have ‘truth’ on their side.

Hathras rape case ‘farzi’, says Zee, bail first step to justice for Rhea — India Today

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Nitish Kumar’s alliance crisis and ‘scriptwriters’ of Hathras conspiracy theories

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.


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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.