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Red Fort

HoaXposed: National flag not hoisted at Red Fort post sunset because of the code

The picture of the Red Fort without the National Flag in Delhi was shared by more than 29,000 people and had over 12,000 reactions on one Facebook post.
Protest during 'Bharat Bandh' in Amritsar on Monday

Was it upper castes or foreign hand? Modi govt clueless on who called Dalits’ Bharat bandh

The Intellegince Bureau has been assigned the job of finding out who actually called for the 2 April shutdown and it seems to be struggling for an answer.
sun surface

WhatsApp speculation about solar storm is just that: Speculation

The storm has already passed, still there is a buzz that it will knock out power, cause darkness and give us dizziness over the weekend.
Modi

In WhatsApp forwards on Nirav Modi, PM Modi is the selfless hero & Congress the villain

The Whatsapp forwards create the impression that the truth is something other than what the mainstream media is presenting.
Manasa Venkataraman

Everyone you give your data to needs to be accountable for it: lawyer Manasa Venkatraman

The lawyer and researcher said that even if data is given for the purpose of national security, agencies need to be held accountable for it. 

India’s unending obsession with ‘husband-wife’ jokes, both ‘veg’ and ‘non-veg’

Marriage jokes constitute the majority of WhatsApp forwards wherein women are invariably shown as the cause of trouble in men’s life.
Editors guild

Ahead of crucial polls, a new media hub to be the Centre’s watchdog on the ground

At least one person will be employed to monitor each of India’s 716 districts. Staff will be tasked with broadcasting the govt’s success stories via WhatsApp.
Tweet

A glimpse inside the secret Madhu Kishwarji Fan Club WhatsApp Group

Inside the Madhu Kishwar Fan Club WhatsApp group after the controversy surrounding her tweet on the attack on the school bus in Gurugram. 
Balbir Chaurasia using his smartphone

No English? No problem. How non-English speakers in India are using their smartphones

Budget smartphones and tailor-made apps that cater to non-English speaking users is changing the way information is being accessed.
PM Narendra Modi

प्रधानमंत्री की झुंझलाहट के बाद नमो एप ग्रुप पर अभिनन्दन और शुभकामनाओं की बाढ़

प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने अपनी पार्टी के सांसदों पर दिखायी थी झुंझलाहट कि वे मुख्य नीतिगत फैसलों और संदेशों पर नमो एप ग्रुप पर प्रतिक्रिया नहीं देते.

On Camera

People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
The Bombay Stock Exchange

Reliance, Maruti biggest losers as Sensex drops for fourth straight day amid gloomy outlook

BSE Sensex loses 0.8% while NSE Nifty 50 Index drops 0.9%. A gauge of IT firms rises 0.9%, but 16 out of 19 sector sub-indexes compiled by BSE drop.

Defence

The Chinese flag (representational image) | Pixabay

China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?