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National  |  New Delhi,
Updated: September 26, 2015 00:41 IST


This is a national English newspaper that is considered one of the 'most respected' English Daily. It enjoys a very loyal and a sincere subscription, that follows it every single day, along with a cup of hot coffee. Loyal readers of The Hindu swear by it, follow it verbatim, some even consider it a part of their preparation towards writing the Civil Services exam - IAS.

The fact is, this newspaper routinely publishes 'trash' and has misguided, belittled and fooled its readers, over all these years.

Today, it does it again, and with brazenness!

The headlines goes like this:

Modi accused of flouting flag code

 National Bureau



Mr. Modi signed on the tricolour for chef Vikas Khanna who said he would gift it to the U.S. President. File photo
Mr. Modi signed on the tricolour for chef Vikas Khanna who said he would gift it to the U.S. President. File photo


The caption under the pic clearly states "Mr. Modi signed on the tricolour".

The story opens with a bang, accusing the Prime Minister signing the Indian Flag:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked up a controversy after he autographed the Indian flag in New York
The whole story, spread over two columns, goes on and on, woven around legalities & acts, according to which one shall be:
"punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both".

Further, living up to its commitment to have always served the interests of the 'Dynasty' & 'Congress', almost as a part of solemn duty, inserts the statement issued by Congress spokesperson.

At the very end of the story, just as a casual rejoinder, it briefly mentions:
Late in the evening, the Director General of the Press Information Bureau, Frank Noronha, tweeted that the Prime Minister did not sign on the national flag.
Those who followed the story elsewhere on other newspapers must have read a more balanced version, with due clarification on what actually transpired.

FACT: Prime Minister Mr. Modi never actually signed the Tricolour. This newspaper knew exactly what had happened and yet they run the story with an intent to convey to its readers the contrary.

This post is not to clarify or counter the story, but once again, only to bring to the knowledge of all those sincere readers & followers of this newspaper, the sinister designs and the hidden slant that runs across its contents.



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