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‘Al Jazeera’ distorts true picture on gender issue in India
‘Al Jazeera’ distorts true picture on gender issue in India

In an article published on December 24, Al Jazeera came out with a blaring headline stating “What will it take to end gender-based violence in India?”

India makes right pitch on education, skilling and increases women's marriage age, 'Bloomberg' must not ignore them
India makes right pitch on education, skilling and increases women's marriage age, 'Bloomberg' must not ignore them

An article published by Bloomberg says ‘India Has a People Problem’ but ignores some recent, positive developments

'New York Times' narrative on action against food carts is too sweeping in nature
'New York Times' narrative on action against food carts is too sweeping in nature

The only concern is that the food sold should not be unhygienic, Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel has stated

'The Independent' must present truth on India’s economy and employment
'The Independent' must present truth on India’s economy and employment

The British daily chops and hews data conveniently to suit its readership

Through distorted lens, it is not easy for 'Al Jazeera' to see India’s standing on democracy and its syncretic culture
Through distorted lens, it is not easy for 'Al Jazeera' to see India’s standing on democracy and its syncretic culture

On December 5, Al Jazeera put up a highly critical story under a headline: ‘The Biden administration is enabling India’s human rights abuses’

 'Associated Press' should know India abhors forced conversions, but allows legal inter-faith marriages
'Associated Press' should know India abhors forced conversions, but allows legal inter-faith marriages

Issues like “love jihad” have been played up repeatedly by the Western media only to target India’s current political dispensation

Reports of mosque in Tripura being damaged and vandalized are fake: Home Ministry
Reports of mosque in Tripura being damaged and vandalized are fake: Home Ministry

Such reports were a complete misrepresentation of facts, the Union Home Ministry said

India exporting strictly non-GM rice to world: Ministry of Commerce & Industry
India exporting strictly non-GM rice to world: Ministry of Commerce & Industry

It was reacting to a news report regarding food recall in the EU linked to alleged GM rice from India

Centre strongly condemns 'malicious' media campaign against AYUSH-64
Centre strongly condemns 'malicious' media campaign against AYUSH-64

‘The motivated news articles are a classic case of misinterpreting the facts and seeing the glass half empty,’ the Ministry of Ayush said

Viral video of people violating Covid-19 norms while shopping for Eid, is not from Delhi, but Pakistan!
Viral video of people violating Covid-19 norms while shopping for Eid, is not from Delhi, but Pakistan!

The video doing rounds social media is not from the national capital’s Jafrabad area but from Lahore

Fact Check: Visuals of 2020 Vizag gas leak shared as second wave COVID-19 Impact
Fact Check: Visuals of 2020 Vizag gas leak shared as second wave COVID-19 Impact

The internet is flooded with ghastly visuals of people apparently claiming the Covid-19 scenario in India

Fact Check: Gory video of bodies overflowing in a morgue not from India
Fact Check: Gory video of bodies overflowing in a morgue not from India

With the second wave of Covid-19, there is another wave, simultaneously going on unchecked, in social media and that is the wave of disinformation

Fact Check: No extra fare charged from passengers, clarifies Indian railways
Fact Check: No extra fare charged from passengers, clarifies Indian railways

Fares for festival and holiday special trains have been slightly higher since 2015, Indian Railways has said

Fact Check: No AIR station is being closed anywhere in any state, clarifies Prasar Bharati
Fact Check: No AIR station is being closed anywhere in any state, clarifies Prasar Bharati

Prasar Bharati has said that it is, in fact, moving ahead with its plans to strengthen the Akashvani and All India Radio network

'Fake news’, says CBSE after Class X, XII Board exam dates go viral on social media
'Fake news’, says CBSE after Class X, XII Board exam dates go viral on social media

CBSE has said a decision would be taken only be taken after consultation with all the stakeholders

AYUSH Ministry clears air on list of surgeries allowed by Ayurveda PG students
AYUSH Ministry clears air on list of surgeries allowed by Ayurveda PG students

It also clarified that the latest notification will not make any policy shift in the matter of practice of surgical procedures by practitioners of Ayurveda

To boost employment, modernisation of IAF, Navy, Coast Guard's airfields given a pace
To boost employment, modernisation of IAF, Navy, Coast Guard's airfields given a pace

The Ministry of Defence signs a contract with Tata Power for modernisation of airfields, which will inturn, provide impetus to the domestic industry in the prevailing situation

لتعزيز التوظيف ، أعطى تحديث IAF ، البحرية ، مطارات خفر السواحل بوتيرة
لتعزيز التوظيف ، أعطى تحديث IAF ، البحرية ، مطارات خفر السواحل بوتيرة

وزارة الدفاع توقع عقدًا مع شركة تاتا باور لتحديث المطارات ، والذي سيوفر قوة دفع للصناعة المحلية في ظل الوضع السائد

কর্মসংস্থান বৃদ্ধির জন্য, আইএএফ, নৌবাহিনী, কোস্টগার্ডের বিমান ক্ষেত্রগুলিকে আধুনিকীকরণের গতি বাড়িয়েছে
কর্মসংস্থান বৃদ্ধির জন্য, আইএএফ, নৌবাহিনী, কোস্টগার্ডের বিমান ক্ষেত্রগুলিকে আধুনিকীকরণের গতি বাড়িয়েছে

প্রতিরক্ষা মন্ত্রক টাটা পাওয়ারের সাথে বিমানবন্দরগুলির আধুনিকীকরণের জন্য একটি চুক্তি স্বাক্ষর করেছে, যা অভ্যন্তরীণ শিল্পকে প্রচলিত পরিস্থিতিতে গতিবেগ দেবে

Um die Beschäftigung anzukurbeln, wurde die Modernisierung der Flugplätze der IAF, der Marine und der Küstenwache beschleunigt
Um die Beschäftigung anzukurbeln, wurde die Modernisierung der Flugplätze der IAF, der Marine und der Küstenwache beschleunigt

Das Verteidigungsministerium unterzeichnet mit Tata Power einen Vertrag über die Modernisierung von Flugplätzen, der der heimischen Industrie in der aktuellen Situation Impulse verleihen wird

Indian Media

World Bank praises Dharavi’s example in its latest report about COVID-19
World Bank praises Dharavi’s example in its latest report about COVID-19

In July, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had also praised Dharavi for bringing COVID-19 under control

Foreign Media

Three COVID-19 vaccines at clinical trial stage, two have completed phase 1 trial in India: ICMR DG
Three COVID-19 vaccines at clinical trial stage, two have completed phase 1 trial in India: ICMR DG

Serum Institute of India (SII) has completed phase II-B3 trials and will start phase-III trial after clearances