Dubious International portal followed by Kapil Sibal, pulls plug and turns into a sensual massage service, promises prolonged pleasure

The Tricolor News Network, a social media based news portal of dubious credibility whose stories were often quoted and used by Congress leader Kapil Sibal to target BJP and PM Modi, has now decided to venture into an unusual field, erotic massaging. Right after the 2019 General elections were over, Tricolor News Network or TNN pulled the plug and got replaced by a

The sole director of the platform, a Romanian national called Dina Biciin, has switched the business model from a global news platform earlier to a sensual massage service now, which also promises “prolonged pleasure.”

On March 26, Opposition leaders, including former Union ministers Sibal, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Sharad Yadav, Ahmed Patel of the Congress, Hemant Soren of the JMM and Manoj Jha of the RJD, addressed a joint press conference at New Delhi’s Constitution Club, showing a purported sting operation carried out by TNN World.

TNN World described itself as “an independent, UK-based news publisher” back then. Data available in public domain suggests that Biciin controlled TNN World’s parent company.

Kapil Sibal had also attended an event in London organised by the now defunct media house, in which one hacker had claimed of hacking Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in India. The claims were found to be unsubstantiated.

But the TNN website continued to publish its reports, accusing the Indian government of manipulating EVMs on a mass scale. The portal remained active until June 3, India Today’s investigation found. It went offline after that.

And now as it is defunct, questions are ought to be raised on the purpose of TNN. Many believe that it was funded by some in India to defame the government of Prime Minster Narendra Modi before 2019 elections.

(With inputs from India today)