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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’.
Mahesh Vikram Hegde's tweet.

Postcard News editor does it again, allegedly posts old photo of Yasin Malik arrest to claim crackdown on separatists

The image tweeted by Mahesh Vikram Hegde has received around 700 retweets and more than 1,600 likes.
Mahesh Hegde

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.

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Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sachin Pilot | ThePrint

Congress loses big when a Pilot or Scindia rebels but the ‘privileged’ are ultimate losers

Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia became ministers in Congress at an age when others like them were trying to make a name for themselves in student and youth organisations.

Credibility of India’s statistics back in question over official inflation data

Economists aren’t buying the Statistics Department’s methodology for calculating India’s consumer price inflation numbers for April and May.


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No change in India’s position on LAC, both sides looking at ‘complex disengagement’

India, China will keep watch on each other to see how much disengagement is being done. This will entail daily hotline talks at Chushul-Moldo meeting point in Ladakh.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.