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Great helmsman, history’s catalyst, ABCD PM – how breathless media barons hail guest Modi

PM Narendra Modi has been attending a series of media conclaves, and in each of them, he was welcomed by the top editors/owners with speeches laden with superlatives.
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Facebook expands fact-checking network in India to spot fake news

Third party members India Today Group, Vishvas.news, Factly, Newsmobile and Fact Crescendo will add to Facebook's fact checking network.
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Two journalists accuse India Today executive editor Gaurav Sawant of sexual harassment

Vidya Krishnan has alleged Sawant harassed her during a trip to Punjab in 2003. Kanika Gahlaut claims he lunged at her during a conclave about 10 years back.
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Cobrapost sting ‘exposes’ media houses: All deny charges, Times Group, Zee claim reverse stings

India Today Group has threatened the portal with legal action, while Paytm has assured ‘user data is 100% secure’
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India Today and The New Indian Express deny Hindutva push allegations made by Cobrapost

Cobrapost released a series of sting videos, claiming several media houses had agreed to carry Hindutva campaign in return for crores of rupees ahead of 2019 polls.

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.