Articles about Alt News

SC agrees to hear Mohammed Zubair's plea on quashing FIRs

18 Jul 2022

India
SC agrees to hear Mohammed Zubair's plea on quashing FIRs

Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of Alt News, asked the Supreme Court on Monday for an immediate hearing on his petition to nullify FIRs filed against him in Uttar Pradesh districts for purportedly inciting religious sentiments.

Mohammed Zubair moves SC, seeks quashing of six UP FIRs

14 Jul 2022

India
Mohammed Zubair moves SC, seeks quashing of six UP FIRs

Journalist and fact-checker Mohammed Zubair has moved to the Supreme Court with a plea to quash all six UP Police FIRs against him.

Delhi court postpones Mohammed Zubair's bail plea hearing to Thursday

12 Jul 2022

India
Delhi court postpones Mohammed Zubair's bail plea hearing to Thursday

A Delhi court on Tuesday postponed the hearing on a bail plea filed by Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair to Thursday.

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair sent to 14-day judicial custody

11 Jul 2022

India
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair sent to 14-day judicial custody

A court in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri on Monday sent Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair to 14-day judicial custody in connection with a case lodged against him for allegedly promoting enmity.

New warrant against Alt-news co-founder Mohammed Zubair after SC bail

09 Jul 2022

India
New warrant against Alt-news co-founder Mohammed Zubair after SC bail

The Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri police obtained a warrant against Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in a one-year-old case filed last year on charges of inciting animosity between two groups, hours after the Supreme Court granted five-day interim bail to Zubair in the Sitapur case.

Haryana BJP's IT cell head sacked amid calls for arrest

08 Jul 2022

India
Haryana BJP's IT cell head sacked amid calls for arrest

The Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit removed its information technology head, Arun Yadav, amid calls for his arrest reportedly over a 2017 tweet on Prophet Muhammad and Islam.

In SC petition, fact-checker Mohammed Zubair cites death threats

07 Jul 2022

India
In SC petition, fact-checker Mohammed Zubair cites death threats

Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of the fact-checking website Alt News, has petitioned the Supreme Court (SC) seeking bail and the dismissal of an FIR.

Delhi court reserves order on Mohammed Zubair's bail plea

02 Jul 2022

India
Delhi court reserves order on Mohammed Zubair's bail plea

Delhi's Patiala House Court has reserved the order on the bail application of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair, who is facing a trial in connection with a contentious tweet he posted in 2018.

Mohammed Zubair's arrest: Journalists shouldn't be jailed, says UN

29 Jun 2022

India
Mohammed Zubair's arrest: Journalists shouldn't be jailed, says UN

In response to the arrest of journalist and co-founder of the fact-checking platform Alt News, Mohammed Zubair, the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday said, "Journalists should not be jailed for what they write, tweet and say."

Cops allege Rs. 50L transactions in Zubair's account; lawyer refutes

29 Jun 2022

India
Cops allege Rs. 50L transactions in Zubair's account; lawyer refutes

A day after the Delhi Police cyber division arrested Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of Alt News, over a 2018 tweet that referenced to a 1983 film, police alleged that Zubair's bank account had witnessed a transaction of Rs. 50 lakh in recent days.

Who is Mohammed Zubair, journalist arrested for hurting religious sentiments?

28 Jun 2022

India
Who is Mohammed Zubair, journalist arrested for hurting religious sentiments?

The Delhi Police Monday arrested Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair after registering an FIR based on a complaint filed by a social media account.

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair remanded to 4-day police custody

28 Jun 2022

India
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair remanded to 4-day police custody

A Delhi court remanded Mohammed Zubair, a journalist and one of the founders of the fact-checking platform Alt News, in four-day police custody on Tuesday.

Delhi Police arrests Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair: Here's why

27 Jun 2022

India
Delhi Police arrests Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair: Here's why

Mohammed Zubair, a journalist and one of the founders of the fact-checking platform Alt News, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Monday, according to reports.

How not to fall for #FakeNews in wake of #PulwamaAttack

17 Feb 2019

India
How not to fall for #FakeNews in wake of #PulwamaAttack

Following the deadly Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel, several fake news posts are doing the rounds on social media.

Maharashtra Police takes preventive-measures in the wake of Rainpada lynching

05 Jul 2018

India
Maharashtra Police takes preventive-measures in the wake of Rainpada lynching

Following the lynching of five men in Maharashtra's Dhule district, Maharashtra Police are taking several preventive steps, including publication of WhatsApp numbers of police control rooms.

Digvijaya Singh tweets fake picture about Bhopal flyover, apologizes

11 Jun 2018

Politics
Digvijaya Singh tweets fake picture about Bhopal flyover, apologizes

On Monday, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh apologized for tweeting a picture of a damaged bridge of Bhopal and questioning the Bharatiya Janata Party, when in reality the structure belonged to Pakistan

The moment when even Shashi Tharoor didn't check facts

06 May 2018

India
The moment when even Shashi Tharoor didn't check facts

Shashi Tharoor, like many others, felt proud on learning former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan was appointed as governor of Bank of England.

TOI's viral "Modi, Xi will mate 6-times" headline is fake

27 Apr 2018

India
TOI's viral "Modi, Xi will mate 6-times" headline is fake

The Times of India was made fun of for a headline in its 27 April print edition that read: "Modi, Xi will mate 6 times in 24 hours."