Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pollachi sexual assault case, Christchurch attack and 'shitposting', Zinedine Zidane's winning start; today's must-read stories
The Madras HC posed an important question, “Why didn’t the rape receive sufficient attention? Why do rapes in UP and Delhi get more airtime than Pollachi?”
The High Court of Madras posed an important question, “Why didn’t the rape receive sufficient attention? Why do rapes in UP and Delhi get more airtime than Pollachi?” Tamil Nadu has been discussing Pollachi since the video was released. Nobody outside the state seems to have been as affected by this incident for quite a while.
While a lot of ink would be spilt writing about growing Islamophobia in the West, what needs to be brought to the forefront is also the toxic subculture of 'shitposting'. This subculture doesn't just involve white supremacists but a rather large ideological cocktail spanning continents, both the East and the West.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah as well as state and national BJP leaders changed their names on Twitter. This includes Union ministers Piyush Goyal, Arun Jaitley, Ravi Shankar Prasad, JP Nadda, Jayant Sinha and Dharmendra Pradhan, and party leaders Amit Malviya, Suresh Nakhua, Mukul Roy, Jitu Vaghani, Raghubar Das, among others.
At Prayagraj, it is the Yamuna that contributes much more water than the Ganga. Upstream of the confluence, the Ganga is wide but, “so shallow that it is possible to walk across the river in the lean season,” said Parvendra Singh, a scientist with NEERI.
Zinedine Zidane brought Real Madrid's outcasts in from the cold and they repaid him with a win over Celta Vigo on Saturday but LaLiga's title race could well be over after Atletico Madrid were beaten by Athletic Bilbao.
PCB chairman Ramiz Raja laments 'pressure created on Pakistan cricket' by New Zealand's hasty withdrawal
New Zealand abandoned its tour of Pakistan minutes before the first match on Friday in Rawalpindi after its government issued a security alert.
Don't blame players for cancellation, they simply acted on government's advice: Mitchell McClenaghan to Mohammad Hafeez
On Saturday, Hafeez had taken a dig at New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for calling off their tour of Pakistan citing security threats.
The Black Caps called off their first Pakistan series in 18 years with Wellington's backing on Friday just before the first one-day international was due to start in Rawalpindi.