Mangaluru: Reader Alert! Rumours being spread in Daijiworld's name

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Dec 10: It has come to the notice of daijiworld that some mischief mongers have been spreading rumours about a 'bandh' in Mangaluru on December 10, in the name of 'Daijiworld News' as 'source'. The message has been doing the rounds in WhatsApp and other social media.

This is to clarify that Daijiworld has NOT published any such news about December 10 bandh in Mangaluru, and does not claim responsibility for any consequence arising from the rumours. The creator of the false message has in no way contacted daijiworld to check its veracity, and has misused daijiworld's name to create unneccesary confusion.

Screenshot of rumour being circulated in WhatsApp (embedded with 'False' by daijiworld)

It is learnt that the message, which claims that bandh has been declared by the DC in Mangaluru on December 10 in connection to the Ulaibettu clashes, has gone viral particularly among students. The message seems to be structured from certain words picked from our report on the peace meet published on Tuesday December 9. The message is badly written with spelling and grammatical errors galore, which in itself proves that it was concocted.

We earnestly request and urge our readers and the general public not to pay heed to such messages, and to check daijiworld website to verify in case they receive any message quoting us as the source.

Meanwhile, daijiworld is contemplating approaching the police and the authorities concerned to file a complaint and trace the origin of the rumour on bandh, so that strict action is taken against the person/s responsible.


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  • A.S.Mathew, U.S.A.

    Thu, Dec 11 2014

    Daijiworld's journalism is without fear or partiality and its popularity is spreading widely.

    Daijiworld also does a lot of charity and humanitarian service.

    The disease of jealously is a tormenting sickness for many, some idiot did this, and finally he or she must be caught.

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  • joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 11 2014

    Daijiworld has built up a reputation over the past few years as an excellent media which people all over the world read with great interest. Of course when an individual or a group of people do well and are a source of information and inspiration there are bound to be counter currents to tarnish their image. That apart we have a Deputy Commissioner of strength and character whose image cannot be tarnished by false statements.

    My feeling on the issue is that all concerned should ignore and dismiss the false propaganda.

    Joe Gonsalves

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 10 2014


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    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    It's only an false news! No one need to worry about such things.

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  • syed, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Hi Daijiworld Team,

    Kindly get hold of the person who created this fake message and put his/her photo on this website. This will be a good lesson to many such miscreants who keep committing such cyber crimes and misuse the seriousness of the bad situation. This message has spread like a fire in the Jungle and created a lot of problems to many people connected to mangalore through out the world.


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  • dam, mangalore

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    I also got this message... But il knew it is false .... I always connected with Daiji

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  • Kurt Waschnig, Oldenburg, Germany

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    As an avid reader of Daijiworld I am used to read it daily on the net and I trust deeply Daijiworld what is reported and published. Daijiworld has meanwhile a global audience and especially many Mangaloreans who live all over the world enjoy reading articles, comments and reports in Daiji. It is sad to learn that some mischief mongers have been speading rumours about a “bandh” in Mangalore on December 10, in the name of “Daijiworld News” as “source”. Daijiworld shall approach the police and file a complaint to trace the origin of the rumour on bandh.
    I like what Declan from Mumbai says in his comment:
    „Daijiworld are not only a media agency but through their media work they have done great social service to humanity by spreading the word about poor or needy persons and thereby helping to bring them relief from poverty, pain and suffering. No deed can be more noble than this.“
    Daijiworld has many, many many avid readers all over the world and all appreciate the work of Daiji.

    Best regards

    Kurt Waschnig, Oldenburg, Germany


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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Of course it is fake one…..Else I would have welcomed this article wholeheartedly since everybody loves holidays though we are not entitled for that. Look at the people, they know very well not only to read but they can do the cut & post invention too. Let others says whatever they want but we know Daiji you are our part of life too

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Daijiworld has earned a very good reputation not only domestically but globally too throughout the Indian diaspora.
    Daijiworld are not only a media agency but through their media work they have done great social service to humanity by spreading the word about poor or needy persons and thereby helping to bring them relief from poverty, pain and suffering. No deed can be more noble than this.
    People spreading false information in Daijiworld's name seem to be envious of Daijiworld's ever growing reputation and popularity.
    Don't worry DW you have many, many, many staunch supporters here and all over the world.
    We truly appreciate the good work you do and wish you continued success in all your endeavours.

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  • Geralyn Pinto, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    You're not to worry. Of course we know that you at Daijiworld are a responsible lot. But it's a good job you've done of clarifying matters.

    You will always be our 'Good Old Daijiworld'!

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  • Gladson, Brahmavar

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    The one who created this message and started circulating should be awarded 'Rajyotsava Award' next year!

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  • Eulalia Dsouza, Bijai / Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Thanks Daijie Team for this clarification. It would be better if you try and trace origin of this fake news.
    We have enough disharmony in society these days and we do not want few people adding fuel to it to gain popularity. Let us strive to get back to normalcy and live in peace.
    As responsible citizens, we should play our role in helping Police Dept and Dist Administration in maintaining peace in society. Isnt it our equal responsibility as well. Why point fingers at the Police dept all the time.
    Let us prove that we are peace loving and not Violence prone people in DK..!! If we can not do any good to society, we have no right to do any bad either.!!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Think news was sent by some one 'tight' in the morning! Bars are closed in the evenings...Is it not?

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  • Najeeb Sheikh, Udupi / Dubai

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Joke of the day...Holiday ke liye sala kuch bhi karega..

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  • moha, mangalore

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    check the origin from where the message start and put him in jail

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  • Bryan, Bahrain

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Many times "Rumours" is information distilled so finely that it can filter through anything. It does not need doors and windows and sometimes it does not need people. It can exist free and wild, running from ear to ear. So don't worry Daiji and team we trust you...

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  • Koti, Kundapura

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    May be some students did this to get holiday in the name of bandh.

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Agree, some students badly needed a Holiday. To make the news more authentic, they used the name of the most trustworthy portal.
    That's all.

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  • JR Ferrao, Kenjar-Bajpe

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Expected this Alert from Daijiworld as I had got this Message in whatsapp groups I just cross checked it in website which I found its fake news published by editing the actual news part from daijiworld and proceeded typing message about mangalore bundh on 10 dec... Soon I asked my whatsapp group members not to publish it as its fake news and may lead someone to wrong matter. Anyways now daijiworld itself given Alert....

    Don't know why some people just dont think wisely and act...

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  • Stan, Udupi/ Dubai

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Using others name for selfish goals is cowards nature. If you have the guts then do it openly and face the consequences

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Just contemplating ? Whats stopping you ?

    Put up an online opinion whether or not to proceed with one, count me as first person to participate in the poll !

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  • concerned 1, bangalore

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Daijiworld must complain to the police to trace the person\s, organization\s who is\are playing this mischief by falsely naming Daijiworld as the publisher of the said news.
    Evil minds playing mischief....

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Bring those FEKUs to limelight...
    Reveal their names & photos in your site once they get caught, so that people don't dare to spread false rumours in future, which can harm society.

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  • S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Dear Daiji Team
    Thank you for your "readers alert" on fake news concern, as we knows your team doing struggle on bringing truth news on the base relevant source. Now everywhere spreading fake and rumor’s by using free tool "social media"
    Police and IB Dept should be give more importance & reaction against such a type of social media fake news creator.

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  • Clarence, Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    It is very difficult for some people to see the success of They may get some advantage by spreading false rumours like this. Ya now a days mangalore having more jobless people.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Wed, Dec 10 2014

    Complaint to police is good one concerning to WhatsApp false news publication by mischief mongers.

    They are worried about the success of daijiworld web portal as well as daijiworld 24x7 news channel.


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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 10 2014


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