RAM RAHIM SINGH SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RAPE

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An Indian judge on Monday handed a 20-year jail sentence to self-styled ‘godman’ Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, following his conviction for rape last Friday. There have been no reports of violence but thousands of riot police had enforced a lockdown in parts of Punjab and Haryana states where he has a mass following. Security forces […]

IS THIS LALU PRASAD’S STRATEGY TO SHOW OFF HIS STRENGTH

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RJD leader Lalu Prasad finds himself at the centre of a Photoshop controversy. Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad landed in a controversy on Sunday when an image he tweeted from his rally at Patna’s historic Gandhi Maidan was called out by the BJP as well as social media for being doctored. Lalu, whose ‘BJP bhagao, Desh […]

Doklam standoff: India refutes Chinese claims

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NEW DELHI, AUGUST 2:   India continued to deploy around 400 troops along the tri-junction area atop the Doklam Plateau as its military stand-off with China reached the 45th day on Wednesday while the Chinese claimed India has reduced it to 40. In a 15-page document released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, Beijing said […]

Child Kidnapping Rumours In India Being Spread With Syria Image, Pak Video

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A mischievously edited video originally created to spread awareness about missing children in Karachi and an image of bodies of little children from a chemical attack in Syria in 2013 are being shared on WhatsApp and Facebook to fuel rumours about children being abducted in India. It came across a widely shared Facebook post which used both the video and […]

“Nehru Govt has stood like a Banyan Tree”: Mark Tully

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Fake news claiming former BBC India bureau chief Mark Tully called for support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, while describing India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s government as standing “like a banyan tree, overshadowing the people and the institutions of India”, went viral on social media earlier this month. “Nothing grows under the banyan tree,” the […]