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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Sheer news! FatXact scandal! Modi selfies boost economy!

    Considered to be an expert on Pakistan, the best-selling author’s latest book, Pakistan: A State Within A State Within A State And Then Some, did not sell as well as it was predicted to...

    His first two books – 2003’s The Pakistan Inferno! and 2008’s widely acclaimed Pakistan Behind The Veil, Through The Barrel of the Gun, From The Belly of the Beast And Then Some – had both been bestsellers...

  • Sri Lanka proposes five-year jail terms on fake news after Easter attacks

    Sri Lanka's government will introduce five-year jail terms for those caught spreading fake news and hate speech on social media, the government said Wednesday, following a surge in online vitriol and disinformation after the Easter suicide attacks...

    Sri Lanka shut down internet access in March last year to prevent further violence when anti-Muslim mobs went on the rampage in the island nation's central region, killing three people...

  • Indian cricket tycoon Lalit Modi declares 'war', rattles Modi govt

    NEW DELHI: Pressure is growing on India's foreign minister and a top member of the ruling party over help they gave to a disgraced cricket tycoon, as the first major scandal to touch Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government begins to threaten his reform agenda...

    Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has faced days of scrutiny for her ties to Lalit Modi, scion of an industrial family who almost singlehandedly turned the Indian...

  • Modi makes unscheduled stop at bombed Sri Lanka church

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday made an unscheduled stop at a Catholic church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks ahead of his official welcome to Sri Lanka...

    Modi's entourage made a detour to St Anthony's shrine on their way to President Maithripala Sirisena's office, where a red carpet military parade awaited...

  • Fake news explosion in India

    INDIA has been virtually overrun by a fake news epidemic in the last few years, the content ranging from the absurd to the ridiculous to sinister, and the consequences assuming tragic proportions sometimes...

    Unverified websites and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are the potent tools to disseminate such news...

  • India denies news blackout of Rajnath’s speech

    NEW DELHI: The Indian government, in an unusual move to play down anti-Pakistan rhetoric on Thursday, frontally denied local media reports that Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s speech at a Saarc meeting in Islamabad was blacked out by Pakistan...

    It is the standard Saarc practice that the opening statement by the host country is public and open to the media while the rest of the proceedings are in camera, which allows for a full and...

  • Rajan’s exit is bad news for India

    ALL too often, the stewards of India’s economy have been short of credibility...

    Politicians’ promises of economic reform are rarely fulfilled, bureaucrats’ assurances are widely disbelieved, and even India’s growth numbers have become objects of suspicion...

  • NEWS BRIEF: India, SA to play Test series in November

    CAPE TOWN: Australia and England might have the Ashes but India and South Africa have evoked the memory of two iconic historical figures to name future cricket series between the two countries...

    ”The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and CSA said all bilateral series will have this name in future, with the winners receiving the ‘Freedom Trophy...

  • WhatsApp hits the road with skits to stamp out fake news in India

    JAIPUR: On a hot morning in India’s tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colours of Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service pulls into a dusty lane, where five men spill out and begin to perform a skit...

    The event is part of a major grass-roots effort by WhatsApp to battle fake news, which has triggered numerous lynchings in a country where 200 million people use the service, more than anywhere...

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