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Why Narendra Modi lets hostile media flourish (till it self-destructs)
India

Why Narendra Modi lets hostile media flourish (till it self-destructs)

Narendra Modi simply watched the hostile media proliferate. He did nothing, other than perhaps regaling at all this. Because the more they obsessed with him, the more he seemed like a victim, the bigger he got

Delhi High Court grants police time to respond to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair's plea in objectionable tweet case
India

Delhi High Court grants police time to respond to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair's plea in objectionable tweet case

Lawyer Vrinda Grover, appearing for the petitioner, informed the high court that the trial court had granted bail to him earlier this month but urged the bench to grant him relief as sought in the petition

Zubair is not a journalist — and even if he were one, he should not be allowed to create chaos
Opinion

Zubair is not a journalist — and even if he were one, he should not be allowed to create chaos

It is incredible that while the Supreme Court thinks Mohammed Zubair is a journalist, the Alt News co-founder doesn’t see himself as one

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair walks out of jail as SC grants bail
India

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair walks out of jail as SC grants bail

Zubair had challenged the Allahabad High Court order refusing to quash an FIR registered against him by Uttar Pradesh police in Sitapur for a tweet in which he allegedly called three Hindu seers 'hate mongers'

Supreme court grants bail to Mohammed Zubair in all six FIRs, disbands SIT
India

Supreme court grants bail to Mohammed Zubair in all six FIRs, disbands SIT

The court said the Alt-News co-founder will be released on interim bail by presenting bail bond of Rs 20,000 before the magistrate court at Patiala house

Uttar Pradesh: Court denies bail to Mohammad Zubair in 2021 case
India

Uttar Pradesh: Court denies bail to Mohammad Zubair in 2021 case

The bail application was moved before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohamaddi on 11 July after the court sent Zubair to a 14-day judicial custody in the case

Mohammed Zubair moves SC seeking quashing of six FIRs lodged against him in Uttar Pradesh
India

Mohammed Zubair moves SC seeking quashing of six FIRs lodged against him in Uttar Pradesh

The plea of the Alt-News co-founder has also challenged the constitution of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the six cases

Dear liberals, here is why Mohammed Zubair is getting no sympathy
India

Dear liberals, here is why Mohammed Zubair is getting no sympathy

Each time a foreign newspaper, think tank or government speaks up for Mohammed Zubair, you make people here more angry. You make people feel that this is a tussle between India and the rest of the world

UP court sends Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair to 14-day judicial custody
India

UP court sends Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair to 14-day judicial custody

He was presented before the Lakhimpur court through video conferencing from Sitapur Jail. The court will hear his bail plea on 13 July

Mohammed Zubair summoned by UP's Lakhimpur Kheri court
India

Mohammed Zubair summoned by UP's Lakhimpur Kheri court

The Lakhimpur Kheri court summoned Mohammed Zubair to appear before it on 11 July

Mohammad Zubair case: Bail can’t be granted based on the gravity of offences alleged, says Delhi court rejecting plea
India

Mohammad Zubair case: Bail can’t be granted based on the gravity of offences alleged, says Delhi court rejecting plea

Atul Shrivastava, representing Delhi Police, said there are donations from countries like Pakistan and Syria and hence the case is not just about a simple tweet when Zubair’s lawyer said, "The mentioned tweet belonged to the comedy 'Kissi Se Na Kehna’, which was not censored

Delhi: Patiala House court reserves order on Mohammed Zubair’s bail plea
India

Delhi: Patiala House court reserves order on Mohammed Zubair’s bail plea

Delhi Police on Saturday said Pravda Media, Alt News’ parent company, received over Rs 2 lakh through various transactions wherein either the mobile phone number or the IP address was of foreign countries, which included Pakistan and several Middle Eastern countries

Delhi Police produces Mohammed Zubair before court, seeks 14-day judicial custody
India

Delhi Police produces Mohammed Zubair before court, seeks 14-day judicial custody

Mohammed Zubair was produced before the court on expiry of his five-day custodial interrogation

Delhi HC asks police to respond to Mohammed Zubair's plea against remand
India

Delhi HC asks police to respond to Mohammed Zubair's plea against remand

The Alt-News co-founder had challenged the legality of his police remand in the Delhi High Court in a case related to an alleged objectionable tweet he had posted in 2018 against a Hindu deity

Delhi Police collect laptop, hard disks from Mohammed Zubair's Bengaluru residence
India

Delhi Police collect laptop, hard disks from Mohammed Zubair's Bengaluru residence

The Alt-News co-founder was arrested on Monday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus through an ‘objectionable’ tweet he posted in 2018

Delhi High Court to hear Mohammed Zubair's plea challenging police remand tomorrow
India

Delhi High Court to hear Mohammed Zubair's plea challenging police remand tomorrow

The Alt News co-founder was arrested on 27 June for posting an 'objectionable' tweet and 'hurting religious' sentiments

Delhi High Court directs police not to take coercive action against Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair
India

Delhi High Court directs police not to take coercive action against Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair

Zubair was booked by Delhi Police’s Cyber Cell on the complaint of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights for 'threatening and torturing a girl child through Twitter'

Delhi Police registers FIR against Alt News co-founder for ‘threatening, torturing’ girl on Twitter
India

Delhi Police registers FIR against Alt News co-founder for ‘threatening, torturing’ girl on Twitter

The complaint refers to a photo of the girl and her grandfather shared by Mohammed Zubair on Twitter during an online spat with the minor’s father

Cognitive biases and false memories: The psychology behind fake news and their spread in India
Life

Cognitive biases and false memories: The psychology behind fake news and their spread in India

Fake news, a more systemised and tech-savvy methodology for rumours, has been strongly linked to people’s psychological mechanisms and their flaws, posing a danger to both individual and societal harmony.

India Misinformed: Read an excerpt from new book which aims to identify purveyors of fake news, expose propaganda
Life

India Misinformed: Read an excerpt from new book which aims to identify purveyors of fake news, expose propaganda

India Misinformed: The True Story is written by the team of Alt News, a fact-checking website that debunks fake information – and edited by Pratik Sinha, Dr Sumaiya Shaikh and Arjun Sidharth.