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Hindutva
Media
Politics & Political Commentary

Anatomy of an ‘unrest’

During my time away, a story that fascinated me — in a train-wreck kind of way, and as a cautionary tale of the danger of the media disseminating half-baked news — relates to the murder of one Paresh Mesta. The India Today channel and its consulting editor Shiv Aroor played a lead role in propagating the story; […]

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National

The Blue Whale Suicide Game Challenge #bluewhalechallenge

This is the second day in a row I’ve discovered something suicidally whacky on Twitter. The first was when I found a profile with a UID number on it. Today was crazier. Vivek Namibar, a journalist with India Today with a verified handle on Twitter, posted a series of tweets that can only be described […]

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Corruption
Human rights

Can IT Authorities Summon Judge Indrajit Mahanty for questioning?

10th September, 2016, Cuttack: One is puzzled by the accounting treatment for Justice Indrajit Mahanty’s Rs 2.5 crore working-capital loan for his hotel, The Triple C. Lakhs of rupees are withdrawn and repaid every month in two SBI loan accounts in the name of “Justice Indrajit Mahanty” and strangely, not in the name of Latest […]

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Annexure 2
Democracy
Hindutva
Radicalization

Complaint filed against Bhuvith Shetty, co-convenor of Bajrang Dal’s Bantwal cell

To, Mr. S.K. Pattanayak IAS Additional Chief Secretary, Home #Government of Karnataka   Room No. 222, II Floor Vidhana Soudha Bangalore – 560001   Dear Mr. Pattanayak,   In view of the killing of Prof. M.M. Kalburgi this morning in Dharwad by unidentified miscreants using firearms, believed to be #Hindutva extremists, it would be pertinent […]

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Kejriwal engineered the ouster of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from PAC
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Aam Aadmi Party boots Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from PAC

In the National Executive (NE) meeting yesterday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) removed Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from their Political Affairs Committee (PAC). This action comes after a long growing rift within the party, which some staunch Kejriwal followers sneeringly referred to as “socialists”. Another explained that the party was socialist overall, but these […]

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