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Reporting in a post-truth world

Ever since Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, those aligned with his ideology have been openly derisive of journalists they say oppose the BJP. All kinds of invectives have been hurled at journalists, including the coinage of “presstitutes”. Journalists’ credibility was damaged methodically by alleging lack of objectivity in their writing.

Malaysia to offer reward for missing Flight MH370

Malaysia said today it would pay a reward to any private company that found the fuselage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, days after a fruitless, three-year hunt was suspended.

Australia, Malaysia and China ended the search for the aircraft on Tuesday, leaving one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries unanswered. The Boeing 777 jet disappeared in March 2014, en route to Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, with 239 people on board. 

Trump's energy pick to face jobs, climate questions

Timothy Gardner Washington 

Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, will face questioning by senators today on creating jobs in the industry and bolstering US energy security - but also about an earlier proposal to abolish the agency.

Trump, who takes office at noon on Friday, has championed increased production of oil, gas and coal. In addition to market forces, coal has suffered under President Barack Obama's executive actions to curb climate change.

Persia Reawakens

When Iranian President Hasan Rouhani began to speak at the media summit in Tehran where I was invited to speak, I pleasantly realized that I could get a drift of his speech. There were so many words like “hefazat” ( protection) and “Vajood” ( existence), “ Nizamay Islamiya” ( Islamic paramountcy), “azaadi”  and many more such words that flowed so effortlessly from him in his long speech that I understood due to my understanding of Urdu- which is almost 80 percent Persian. He spoke on why freedom of the press had to be protected and the importance for job security for journalists.