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Read OpIndia.com's response to the defamation notice served by Swati Chaturvedi

That you have lost readership and your peers doubt you, is not our problem: Read our response to Swati Chaturvedi’s defamation notice

Recently, OpIndia.com got a legal notice from abusive media troll Swati Chaturvedi. At the onset, we would like to reiterate that such intimidatory tactics won't work with OpIndia.

LokSatta and Karan Thapar scolded by Press Council of India for peddling fake news against the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

While Thapar maintained that his mistake of wrongly attributing quotes to Dr Mohan Bhagwat was bonafide, the PCI has taken a tough stand against Thapar.

Here is what you missed when the India-Pakistan match was on

News you may have missed due to the India-Pakistan match yesterday
Gurugram incident turning out to be not what was claimed on MSM and social media

Times of India whitewashes Aligarh murder, downplays brutality, blames social media for ‘communal spin’

Since AltNews' attempts to whitewash the crimes and downplay the brutality has failed, elements in mainstream media has taken it upon themselves to push the narrative.

How Mamata Banerjee is spared of allegations they level on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Millions of Indians today would term West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is arrogant.

FactChecker wins an international award for its dubious and faulty hate crime database

The award was presented to the FactChecker by the Global Editors Network in their Data Journalism Awards for 2019.
SEBI precludes Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy from accessing Security Markets and holding any management positions in NDTV for 2 years

SEBI bars NDTV promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy from accessing Securities Markets and holding management positions for 2 years

In a major jolt to NDTV promoters, Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, Securities and Exchange Board of India has barred them from accessing Securities Markets and holding any management position in NDTV for the next 2 years

The silence from the self-proclaimed crusaders of free speech and justice during West Bengal protests is deafening

In the unprecedented crisis taking place in Bengal, the so-called champions of justice and free speech seem to have chosen to turn a blind eye

AltNews exposes itself, accuses police officer of lying but won’t pull down ‘fact-check’ based on his quotes

Self-proclaimed fact-check website, AltNews had recently tried to dilute the charges of brutality heaped on the 3-year-old victim in Aligarh.

How media glossed over the fact that dancers were asked to strip at an Eid celebration and not just any ‘cultural event’

The reportage surrounding this horrific incident in Assam has been nothing short of shameful, to say the least.
AltNews founder misleads people about BJP's 2014 promise about 'sending guilty MPs and MLAs to jail within a year'

Here is how AltNews fabricated a police quote to downplay the brutality heaped on the Aligarh child victim

OpIndia asked SSP Kulhary whether he gave any statement to AltNews where he denied that the victim's eyes were not gouged out and her arm was not amputated. SSP Kulhary categorically denied having given the statement
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TMC troll speaks in Bengali on English news channel in response to others speaking in Hindi, despite already knowing that it was a Hindi show

The debate on CNN News18 soon deviated from the main issue of political violence in West Bengal into a war of words between the anchor and Garga Chatterjee over the issue of whether CNN News18 was a Hindi or an English channel.

While West Bengal burns, Rahul Kanwal conducts a jolly interview with newly elected Trinamool MP Mimi Chakraborty

Mimi Chakraborty, the newly elected Trinamool MP from the Jadavpur Lok Sabha Constituency, appeared on India Today on Wednesday.

Senior journalist with The Hindu blames ‘Hindutva culture’ for Muslim men harassing dancers during an Eid festival in Assam

The crime and the humiliation heaped on the dance crew was carried out at an Eid function by Muslim men, however, a journalist from The Hindu deemed it fit to blame 'Hindutva culture' for the crime.
Anurag Kashyap was slammed by a Twitter for his unfounded allegations concerning Aligarh Murder case

Petty lies: Times of India presents a conversation selectively just to convince its readers that Anurag Kashyap ‘slammed’ a Twitter user

A Twitter user Divya outed Anurag Kashyap's hypocrisy over the latter's unfounded accusations regarding the devolving situation in Aligarh

Was Editors Guild more upset about arrest of Prashant Kanojia than murder of DD cameraman?

An unequivocal, no holds barred, stinging statement spanning four full paragraphs and 291 words for Kanojia. All governments in power need to read this. But for the DD cameraman who was killed by Naxals?

Abhisar Sharma lies and blames Zee News of ‘creating alibi’ to save ‘guilty’ Vishal Jangotra when the court has already acquitted him

In a video published on YouTube on the 10th of June, propagandist Abishar Sharma accused Zee News of trying to save Jangotra by creating a false alibi for him.

Action against ‘anti-NDTV’ officer result of various transgressions, cases against NDTV founders to continue

One name in that stood out in the list of 12 officers and created quite the flutter, was SK Srivastava, the man who had been leading the charge against NDTV.
The Print announces quantum of sentence for the Kathua murder even before the court does

Shekhar Gupta’s The Print pronounces punishment for the convicted in Kathua case even before the court does

In one of its reports, the Print, which has a habit of distorting facts, proclaimed the judgement even before the honourable court did. The court is scheduled to deliver the sentence this afternoon at 2 PM.

AltNews co-founder tried to discredit OpIndia’s report on Vishal Jangotra being framed, netizens remind him of his propaganda

Zubair had tried to imply how OpIndia was trying to 'protect' Jangotra by writing a report questioning Jammu Crime Branch's charge-sheet which had glaring loopholes

Kya alien le gaye viman? Zee Rajasthan wonders if ‘aliens’ abducted IAF’s missing AN-32 aircraft which is still missing with 13 onboard

Is the China border inhabited by aliens which took away our IAF's AN-32 aircraft and hid in its UFO? Zee Rajasthan has some questions

Delhi: ABP journalist’s car attacked by bike-borne assailants at Barapullah flyover, three shots fired

ABP News has raised doubts on the law and order management in Delhi.

Media troll, who equated Dalits to animals, arrested for objectionable comments

Journalist Prashant Kanoja had even called for violence against Hindu saints and had expressed that Hindu saints should be killed to save humanity
Rana Ayyub flustered as a journalists mentions religious identities of Aligarh murder case

Rana Ayyub gets rattled and displays her hypocrisy after Bhupendra Chaubey refers to Aligarh murderers as ‘Muslim men’

In the past, Rana Ayyub had no qualms citing the religious identities of perpetrators when the victims happened to belong to minority communities

Infighting in The Hindu over Akshaya Patra article: Malini says shoddy journalism, N Ram stands by reportage

The Hindu editors Malini Parthasarathy and N Ram have two seemingly contradictory views on the controversy surrounding the Akshay Patra Foundation, after which the Hindu found itself under severe criticism for its editorial approach.

Blatant Hinduphobia: Journalist mocks rituals by suggesting Hindu priests should be boiled alive

Pooja Prasanna, a journalist with Republic TV took to Twitter to assert that perhaps "putting those vessels on a burner will get us rains faster and for longer".
Arif Khan shatters the 'Muslims living in fear' narrative

A section of Muslims were always scared, under every govt: Arif Mohammad Khan busts ‘Dara Hua Musalman’ narrative of Karan Thapar

Khan stated that the constitution of India permits no entitlement on the basis of religion. He further stated that we have been misleading our people and deluding ourselves all these years in the name of secularism.

The Hindu repeats ‘dara hua musalman’ narrative as Muslim mobs go on rampage and BJP workers are killed post Modi’s victory

The Hindu relies on 2 incidents where the police have summarily denied communal angles to allege that Muslims are scared in Modi's India

International Fact-Checking Network says its Indian signatory Alt News may have potentially violated IFCN Code of Principles

IFCN accepted that Pratik Sinha has violated its nonpartisanship policy by being a member of Jan Sangharsh Manch

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