Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
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‘Targeted harassment’: Rana Ayyub files police complaint against website over ‘fake news’

In her complaint Wednesday, Ayyub said she had been the subject of 27,000 hate tweets and Facebook posts due to fake news spread against her by a website ‘The Scoop Beats’.

Rahul Gandhi didn’t eat with mask on during Tamil Nadu event, viral tweets spread false claim

A photo of Rahul Gandhi sitting down for a meal wearing an N-95 mask went viral, with BJP leaders among others mocking him for allegedly eating with the mask on.

Raise Truth Army to fight India’s troll army, but go beyond just fact-checking

It is time to stop cribbing about the trolls and set up a resistance. India needs it.

Behind ‘Bulli Bai’, Mumbai Police sniff attempt to stoke Sikh-Muslim strife, cite Twitter handles

Mumbai Police say the accused tried to project themselves as Sikhs on the app and social media. Police probing possibility of a larger conspiracy, say more arrests likely.

‘Bulli Bai’ suspects — ‘Hindu fanatic angered by Bengal violence’, engg student, Army man’s son

Police said Shweta Singh’s online activity grew after her father’s death last year. Co-accused Vishal Kumar Jha described as 'unexceptional student', and Mayank Rawat as 'bright'.

Pakistan women journalists say they face online abuse by officials for criticising Imran govt

36 women journalists in Pakistan have alleged that online attacks are instigated by officials of the Imran Khan government and 'amplified by a large number of Twitter accounts'.

Doing your job sincerely is patriotic, not abusing someone on Twitter: Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan opens up about being trolled on social media, the culture within the Indian cricket team and on celebrities staying quiet on controversies.

Trolled, abused, mocked, bullied — Rahul Gandhi offers a window into battling mental health

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide opened a fresh debate around mental health issues caused by systematic targeting and bullying. What does Rahul Gandhi bring to this debate?

Modi’s fear of narrative is our insurance against his excesses

If the letter by intellectuals didn’t affect Modi, it wouldn’t have received a counter-attack.

Swara Bhasker says her politics has made her a ‘nuisance’ in Bollywood but she won’t stop now

Swara Bhasker makes jokes at the expense of PM Modi, and terms Pragya Singh Thakur a ‘Hindu terror suspect’.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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