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President Ram Nath Kovind says journalism passing through critical phase, 'fake news' emerging as new menace
India

President Ram Nath Kovind says journalism passing through critical phase, 'fake news' emerging as new menace

Fake news has emerged as a new menace whose purveyors proclaim themselves as journalists and taint this noble profession, the president said at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism awards ceremony in New Delhi

Shot putter Manpreet Kaur set to lose national record, Asian title after NADA hands her four-year suspension over doping violation
Sports

Shot putter Manpreet Kaur set to lose national record, Asian title after NADA hands her four-year suspension over doping violation

Manpreet stands to lose her Asian title which she won in Bhubaneswar in 2017, while her national record of 18.86m will be erased under all circumstances.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 16: India's defeat at Lord's, Manchester City's win over Arsenal and more on our daily sports podcast
Sports

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 16: India's defeat at Lord's, Manchester City's win over Arsenal and more on our daily sports podcast

The second India-England Test, which ended with a resounding victory for the hosts, Manchester City's thumping start to the Premier League and golfer Viraj Madappa's title — we discuss all this and more on Spodcast, Firspost's daily sports podcast.

Qatar used secret 'black operations' campaign to sabotage rival bids for 2022 World Cup, claims report
Sports

Qatar used secret 'black operations' campaign to sabotage rival bids for 2022 World Cup, claims report

Whistleblower emails show Qatar's bid team paid a PR firm as well as former CIA agents to disseminate "fake propaganda" concerning main rivals Australia and the US during their campaign to host the 2022 competition

2007 Mecca Masjid blast verdict: Swami Aseemanand, 4 others acquitted; AIMIM's Owaisi slams court's order
India

2007 Mecca Masjid blast verdict: Swami Aseemanand, 4 others acquitted; AIMIM's Owaisi slams court's order

All five people accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case have been acquitted by the NIA Special Court in Hyderabad.

Facebook wants to be the de-facto destination for current news with its new ‘Breaking news’ label
News & Analysis

Facebook wants to be the de-facto destination for current news with its new ‘Breaking news’ label

Facebook added that the publishers can add this breaking tag to one post every day in addition to five more posts each month.

Blast at Cochin Shipyard kills 5, three trapped inside burning ship: ONGC-owned vessel Sagar Bhushan was 'under maintenance'
India

Blast at Cochin Shipyard kills 5, three trapped inside burning ship: ONGC-owned vessel Sagar Bhushan was 'under maintenance'

At least five people died after a blast rocked Cochin Shipyard on Tuesday. Reportedly, a ship by the name Sagar Bhushan was under maintenance at the shipyard and the blast occurred in its water tanker.

In a 9-0 verdict, Supreme Court says right to privacy is a Fundamental Right: Highlights from judgment
India

In a 9-0 verdict, Supreme Court says right to privacy is a Fundamental Right: Highlights from judgment

The Supreme Court on Thursday declared to right to privacy as a Fundamental right under the Constitution.

Kavan movie review: Vijay Sethupathi's latest takes a dig at Arnab Goswami types, 'breaking news'
Entertainment

Kavan movie review: Vijay Sethupathi's latest takes a dig at Arnab Goswami types, 'breaking news'

In Kavan, director KV Anand has zoomed into the topical world of TRP-driven news channels, sting operations, paid news and the ‘Breaking News’ syndrome. Vijay Sethupathi is an idealist television anchor who wants to clean up the corrupt system prevailing in television channels which are only looking at eyeballs and revenue.

Hostage situation in France's Normandy: One hostage killed, 2 assailants neutralised at church
World

Hostage situation in France's Normandy: One hostage killed, 2 assailants neutralised at church

Two men armed with knives took several people hostage in a church in a town in France's northern Normandy region on Tuesday, a police source said.

Brussels terror attack: A story of a journalist, his family in Belgium and the newsroom
World

Brussels terror attack: A story of a journalist, his family in Belgium and the newsroom

As I write this piece I hope for peace and wish the city, which is just eight miles away from Waterloo where a resurgent Napoleon was finally defeated in 1815, defeats the fear of IS in their minds as the administration figures out their fight back.

Times Now told to apologise for Jasleen Kaur story: Why all media houses should take note
India

Times Now told to apologise for Jasleen Kaur story: Why all media houses should take note

The NBSA has asked news channel Times Now to issue an apology and pay a fine for its reportage on the Jasleen Kaur case. But they're not they only ones who are guilty.

Today's breaking news were not even part of gossip column before: PM
Politics

Today's breaking news were not even part of gossip column before: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the political class is now under increased media scrutiny.

4 Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana in West Bengal nun rape case
India

4 Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana in West Bengal nun rape case

Four persons were today detained here in connection with the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district,

Why Malayalam cinema speaks in English
Entertainment

Why Malayalam cinema speaks in English

It’s puzzling indeed that even some of the well-trained technicians, who make interesting and successful mainstream movies, have also fallen for English titles.

Twitter lashes out at Google search changes
News & Analysis

Twitter lashes out at Google search changes

Twitter lashed out at changes Google Inc. unveiled for its search engine on Tuesday, describing the changes ...