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Several Indian media outlets peddle fake news of CIVIL WAR in Pakistan

Indian news outlets and social media have been widely circulating fake news, claiming a civil war had broken out in Karachi, Pakistan. Reports emerged after local Pakistani media said troops had kidnapped the provincial police chief to force him to arrest a top opposition leader. Indian media went much further saying the clashes between the […]

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Modi’s party promises free coronavirus vaccine shots to residents of Bihar if VOTED to power

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised free doses of any future COVID-19 vaccine for the residents of eastern Bihar state if his party wins the state elections there, drawing accusations of playing politics with the pandemic. While releasing a the party manifesto for elections in Bihar, Modi’s cabinet minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “Everyone in […]

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India Insane

Teenager dies after falling from the roof while being chased by a troop of monkeys

A 13-year-old girl died after she fell from the roof of her house after being chased by a troop of monkeys in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The incident occurred in the Muzaffarnagar district. According to the police, the girl, a student of class 8, had gone to the roof to remove dry clothes […]

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Man steals butchers knife, goes on a stabbing spree. 2 dead

A 30-year-old man  went on a stabbing spree, killing two persons and injuring five others, before being overpowered by police personnel in the Indian city of Bangalore, police said. The man, Ganesh went to a butcher’s shop at Cottonpet area to purchase meat, stole a knife from there, ran away and stabbed six people at […]

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Man incorrectly pronounced dead rescued from mortuary freezer has died

A man was mistakenly declared dead and put in a mortuary freezer in India’s state of Tamil Nadu, died days after being rescued. 74-year-old, Balasubramanyam was declared dead after being taken to hospital. It’s unclear what was wrong with him. He was placed in a freezer until the next day when undertakers who came to […]

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Husband locks up wife in toilet for the past one and a half years, rescued

A woman in India’s Haryana state was forced to live in subhuman conditions for the past one and a half years, after her husband locked her in the toilet. The incident was reported in Rishpur village of Panipat district. The woman, 35, is a mother of three children. She was rescued from a very small […]

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Coming festive holidays could mean big trouble in fighting coronavirus in India

India’s coronavirus infections stood at 7.37 million on Friday, having risen by 63,371 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed. Deaths from COVID-19 infections rose by 895 to 112,161, the ministry said. India crossed the 7-million mark on Sunday, adding a million cases in just 13 days. It has the world’s second-highest tally after […]

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Trolls force jewellery brand Tanishq to withdraw interfaith couple advertisement

Tanishq, a popular Indian jewellery brand withdrew an advertisement featuring an interfaith couple after a right-wing backlash on social media. It shows a baby shower organised for the Hindu bride by her Muslim in-laws. Opponents of the advert say it promotes “love jihad”, a term radical Hindu groups use to accuse Muslim men of converting […]

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Floods brought by heavy rains have killed at least 40 people in western and southern India

Floods brought by heavy rains and overflowing rivers across large swathes of western and southern India have killed at least 40 people since Wednesday and damaged rice, cotton and other crops, officials said. The worst affected state was Telangana, where excessive unseasonal rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday flooded its capital Hyderabad, home to major IT […]

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India frees Kashmiri politician Mehbooba Mufti after 14 months in detention

The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, has been freed from detention by the Indian government after more than a year. Ms Mufti, was detained on 5 August last year, when the Indian government stripped the region of its partial autonomy. She was put under house arrest under a controversial law that […]

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Record rainfall triggers flash floods in southern India

Heavy rains killed at least 15 people in southern India and caused widespread flooding in Hyderabad, home to plenty of IT companies and startups. A wall collapsed in Hyderabad, the capital of the southern state of Telangana due to heavy rainfall. Hyderabad had received more than 25 cm of rainfall over the past 24 hours, a […]

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Indian film production companies file lawsuit against media outlet for ‘irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory reporting’

Some of the biggest film production companies have filed a law suit against “irresponsible reporting” by some Indian media outlets. Dozens of companies, including those owned by stars Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan have taken action. “The livelihood of persons associated with Bollywood is being severely impacted by the smear campaign being […]