The news on Republic TV

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about Jama Masjid being in dark due to non-payment of electricity bills will make it to any top ten list of fake news. This was fake news that originated from various Hindutva handles and Postcard News, a renowned fake news website. Republic TV sent a fact finding team to the site, which snooped around outside […]

No succession plan, no ‘jail bharo’, says dera chairperson Vipassana Insan

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In recorded message, Vipassana Insan appeals to dera followers not to believe in ‘rumours spread by mischievous elements’ CHANDIGARH With Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh jailed for 20 years following his conviction in a rape case, sect chairperson Vipassana Insan on Saturday refuted rumours about the succession plan at the Sirsa-based commune. […]

Anitha suicide: Medical aspirant’s death sparks protests against NEET, DMK’s Stalin says govt ‘inept’

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Anitha suicide: Anitha took the extreme step by committing suicide at her home in Ariyalur district near Trichy on Friday. Her death came nine days after the top court directed Tamil Nadu to follow NEET for admissions to medical courses and finish the counselling process by September 4. On Friday: The suicide of teenaged dalit […]

Posing with guns, partying: Jailed gangsters make presence felt on social media

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On social media, every Delhi gangster claims to be the most fearsome. In their ‘bio’, they describe themselves as ‘real don’, ‘don number 1’, ‘number 1 gangster’ and so on. “I can avenge my brother’s murder if you take me in your gang.” “Inbox me your number,” reads the reply. This is the Facebook ‘wall’ […]

Yamuna mystery road razed by DDA after HT report, role of sand mafia suspected

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Hindustan Times reported on its website on Thursday that an illegal road had been built on Yamuna under the Delhi Metro bridge between Yamuna Bank and Indraprastha stations News related to :  http://fakenewsdebunk.com/?p=194 Friday Morning : Senior officers of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) rushed to Yamuna bank on Friday to dismantle a mysterious road […]

Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill collapse: Survivors recall 6 minutes of horror

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Survivors and eye-witnesses recall a loud blast that shook the ground right before the mayhem. Abhishek, 20, and Rajkumari, 28, died after falling into a canal. Friday Afternoon : Recalling his six minutes of horror, Deepak Kumar, 18, one of the survivors of the Friday’s collapse at Ghazipur landfill, says that there was a loud blast […]

Rape, including within a marriage, is a crime. It must be treated as such

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It is not simply a question of social sanction for sexual relations that marriage in conservative societies provides; it is a far more basic question of a person’s right to their own body. Sexual relations with even one’s own spouse without their consent cannot be considered anything other than rape. The recent submission by the […]

The shock and awe strategy for demonetisation disrupted the lives of a billion people

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If 99% of all demonised currency notes have returned to the banks raises questions of whether the severe disruption to the lives of a billion people was really necessary. If black has been turned into white, the policy did not achieve at least its initial objective. However well-intentioned the scheme may have been, it could […]

86 newborns die at Rajasthan hospital in two months, 37 due to doctors’ carelessness, says CMO

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State health minister Kali Charan Saraf directs Banswara district collector Dr H L Tabiyar to conduct a probe and submit its report within three days, Saraf also forms a three-member committee headed by director, reproductive and child health, Dr SM Mittal, to investigate into the deaths At least 37 of the 86 infant deaths in […]