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A file image of founder of Postcard news co-founder Mahesh Vikram Hegde

Postcard News co-founder ‘heckled’ at Mangaluru airport, asked to sing Vande Mataram

Karnataka Congress spokesperson Kavita Reddy & two other women asked Postcard News founder Mahesh Vikram Hegde to sing Vande Mataram to prove his ‘Indian-ness’.
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Press Council chairman: Not every inaccurate report may be branded ‘fake news’

Justice Prasad says even the PCI needs to understand what is fake news, because its definition is not clear and is not defined by any act.
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Police probe if Postcard News editor had ‘backing’ of BJP leaders

Hegde allegedly told interrogators he had the ‘blessings of several top Right-wing leaders’, which is why police are looking into investments in the portal. Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police is investigating if Right-wing portal Postcard News, whose co-founder and editor Mahesh Vikram Hegde was arrested last week for posting ‘fake news’, has the backing of BJP leaders. State BJP leaders have already accused the Congress government of chief minister Siddaramaiah of pursuing the case with political motives ahead of the 12 May assembly elections. Police sources claimed that Hegde had told interrogators that he had the “blessings of several top Right-wing leaders”, as a result of which they were looking into the investments made in the portal. Hegde was arrested after Postcard News, on 18 March, published a ‘fake report’ about an attack on a Jain seer by a Muslim youth. The ‘fake information’ was also published on the Twitter handles of the portal...
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TalkPoint: Does the arrest of ‘Postcard’ founder show India is finally cracking down on fake news?

Experts weigh on the arrest of Mahesh Hegde, founder of Postcard News, for circulating fake news about a Muslim youth attacking a Jain monk.

On Camera

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
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After luring Google & Facebook, Mukesh Ambani plans to build a global digital company

Mukesh Ambani unveiled a slew of services from Jio, including a 5G network as early as next year and a mega video-streaming platform.

Defence

The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
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Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.