Modi-Xi ‘mating’ isn’t a TOI blunder; it’s mere a social media slander

coastaldigest.com web desk
April 27, 2018

It was neither a malapropism nor a Freudian slip-up. The Times of India’s headline screaming that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will “mate” six times in 24 hours was mere a photoshopped version of a mischievous netizen – either an Indian or a Chinese citizen!

Millions of people on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and other social media platforms on Friday (April 27, 2018) blindly believed and shared a single column report of the TOI with an obnoxiously sexy headline thinking that the massive blunder was committed by the India’s leading English newspaper.

The viral photo was also shared by some of the senior Indian politicians, journalists, officers and other prominent personalities on Twitter. A few of them went on to claim that it was a deliberate “wardrobe malfunction” by the TOI to grab the people’s attention.

The TOI, however, took to twitter to clarify that it never committed such a mistake. “A photoshopped image of our headline on the Modi-Xi meet is doing the rounds. All our editions carry the correct headline. You can see the difference when the correct & fake headlines are placed together. The one on the right is the photoshopped image with the word 'mate' tilted,” TOI posted on its official twitter handle along with a collage of the photos of original headline and the viral one.

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September 23,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 23: Actor Diganth Manchale on Wednesday appeared before the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru Police for questioning in connection with a case related to alleged drug abuse in the Kannada film industry.

The CCB officials today said that Manchale was called for further questioning in the matter based on his earlier statement. He was also questioned in the matter on September 16 along with actress Andrita Ray.

Speaking to reporters, Manchale said, "The investigation is underway. I am cooperating with the CCB. If needed, I will again appear for questioning in the matter."

Earlier, searches were conducted at the house of Aditya Alva - son of former Minister Jeevaraj Alva - in connection with the ongoing investigation in the drug case in Karnataka.

On September 8, Kannada film actor Sanjana Galrani along with her mother were detained by the CCB, Bengaluru for their alleged involvement in a drug case, the police said. The mother-daughter duo was sent to the CCB office situated in the Chamrajpet area of the city for further interrogation.

On September 7, Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi was also arrested in this case and was produced in court, which sent her to 5-day custody.

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September 23,2020

Mangaluru, Sept 23: The bus service, which had remained suspended between National Commercial Capital Mumbai and Port City since last five months due to Covid-19 threat, will begin from September 24 with the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) running the service to Mumbai via Pune.

The non AC sleeper bus will leave Mangaluru at 12 noon and pass through Udupi-Kundapura-Bhatkal-Belagavi-Pune and reach Mumbai at 0730 hrs the next day. In the return journey, it will leave Mumbai at 12 noon and reach Mangaluru next day at 0730 hrs.

To adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines, the passengers have to book the ticket online www.ksrtc.in or at the counter, according to a KSRTC release here on Wednesday.

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September 23,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 23: Six people were arrested and Rs 6 lakhs was seized by the Central Crime Branch in Bengaluru for allegedly betting on the Indian Premier League.

According to Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police, all six have been arrested.

Two cases were registered in the Banaswadi and Malleswaram regarding the incident.

The IPL 2020 started on September 19 and will continue till November 10, across three venues in the United Arab Emirates -- Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai.

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