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Supreme Court agrees to consider plea for urgent hearing of special leave petition filed by NewsClick

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 17: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider a plea for urgent hearing of the special leave petition (SLP) filed by NewsClick Editor-in-Chief Prabir Purkayastha and HR head Amit Chakraborty challenging their arrests and police remand for alleged offences under anti-terror law UAPA. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud took note of the submissions of Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Purkayastha and Chakraborty, who sought to make an "out-of-turn" special mentioning of the matter for urgent hearing. "I am sorry My...
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NewsClick says raids blatant attempt at preventing its reporting, trashes Chinese agenda claims

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 4: Embattled digital media outlet NewsClick termed the Delhi Police raids conducted on its offices as a "blatant attempt" at preventing the outlet from continuing its reporting and rejected charges of carrying Chinese propaganda, on Wednesday. It also claimed that no information about the FIR or the exact particulars of the offences, with which it has been charged, were given to the media outlet. In a statement, NewsClick said: "On October 3, 2023, raids were carried out by the special cell of Delhi Police at various locations,...

Over 250 eminent citizens write to President, CJI for strong action against NewsClick

New Delhi, August 11: Over 250 eminent citizens, including former judges and ambassadors, have written to the President and Chief Justice of India calling for strong action against online news portal, NewsClick, which is alleged to have received dubious funds from American billionaire Neville Roy Singham to spread Chinese propaganda. Alleging that Indian taxpayers are being manipulated by fake news and subterfuge manufactured in China, the signatories to the letter said “free press” covertly funded by China has had a field day challenging our democracy. “We request you to direct...

NewsClick: ED probes Prakash Karat-billionaire Singham email exchanges, funds transfer to journalists

New Delhi, August 10: A dump of email exchanges that include some between American billionaire Neville Roy Singham and senior CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat are under the scanner of the ED as part of its money laundering probe against news portal NewsClick which is alleged to have received dubious funds from the businessman to spread Chinese propaganda, official sources said on Thursday. The federal financial investigation agency is also probing the alleged transfer of funds of about Rs 40 lakh from NewsClick to the family members of activist Teesta Setalvad,...