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Chhattisgarh scribe attempts suicide, blames CM Raman Singh for harassment

National Herald / October 05, 2018 Saurabh Agarwal, a Chhattisgarh journalist—who first demanded euthanasia and then attempted suicide on Thursday—narrates the story of his harassment by the state Bharatiya Janata Party government A Chhattisgarh based journalist Saurabh Agarwal tried to kill himself on Thursday, accusing Chief Minister Raman Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Agarwal of harassment. Before consuming poison, Agarwal--who runs a local Hindi newspaper, Dainik Syahi, recorded his video statement and shared it on the social media. As per the information provided by a friend of the scribe, who wished to remain anonymous, Agarwal tried to kill himself by drinking poison in front of the district court, Raigarh. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition remains critical, told his friend. “Saurabh approached the district court demanding euthanasia,” told his friend. His friend told NH that Saurabh was slapped with false cases of extorting money by t…

Personal FB accounts of Editors of Caravan Daily disabled

Without giving any reason, Facebook has disabled personal accounts of editors of news website Caravandaily.

The website highlights issues of religious minorities and marginalised groups in India and publishes critical stories on issues of national importance and current politics.


BJP government closes down Daily Desher Katha, Editors Guild terms "draconian step"!

NEW DELHI: The BJP government in Tripura has used a technicality to shut down the pro-Left Bengali daily Daily Desher Katha, evoking a strong reaction from the media. The Editors Guild described the decision as a draconian step to restrict the freedom of the media, and urged the state government to revoke the decision.